And so this week’s DAFTAs are;
Honorary Rolling Stone of the week; Ron DennisRon Dennis introduced himself to the world of supercar makers this week, and proved that he is a man of wealth and taste by describing a rival vehicle as; “A complete piece of junk.” He then went on to elaborate on his opinion of the Bugatti Veyron with more clinical, eloquent precision by saying; “It’s pig ugly.”Ever the consummate professional, Ron is then rumoured to have told the reporter at Arabian Business magazine that “anyone who buys a car like this is right muppet. What’s the point in trying to sell a mid-engined road car that costs so much money and does three times the speed limit anyway” asked Mr Dennis. To which the reporter had no reply.
Itchy chin of the week; Peugeot to “reinvent” the GTi (again)According to Peugeot’s brand director, Jean-Marc Gales, all future Peugeots will be known for their “precision, allure, style, driver control and excellence.” Which would tend to indicate that all previous Peugeots, certainly those from the last 10 years, have been known for their “numbness, dullness, lack of class, waywardness and general rubbishness.” If so, it’s a bold way to treat your heritage. Oh yes, and the very best of luck, Monsieur “laughter” in your attempt to make the 208 GTi better to drive than a Renault Clio Cup.