Issues

Higgledy Piggledy

All those who find the title of this issue strange can now take a deep breath. Because at first the editor-in-chief was enthusiastic about "Kraut & Rüben"(“Herbs & Turnips”), which would probably have led to a drug raid on the redaction’s offices and thus to a cheerful hullabaloo. Which fits perfect…

Silence

When things get confusing and complex, we usually want only one thing: to do something. Anything. No matter what. Behavioral scientists call this action bias, a cognitive distortion with built-in, systematic fallacies. This phenomenon seems to feel really at home in the present world. That’s why we …

Drive Free

Our world likes to surprise us with sudden obstacles lately. This calls for innovative thinking - and fast evasion. We in turn translate this idea into »Drive Free« for this issue. And in it we deal with the new Polestar brand, make a wild ride with an Audi R8 and a McLaren 720S Spider and start wit…

Superglue

A superglue connects two components in seconds, and sometimes even the moments themselves remain glued. Connected in the moment or hardened as a memory. We remember too! For example, the Ford GT40 and with it the dispute between Henry Ford II and Enzo Ferrari. Or the moment when Sam Hancock blew up …

Transformers 2

The pace and variety with which the automotive world is currently changing could fill books. Especially as the car is not only reinventing itself but is also becoming an empathic friend at our side. Enough stuff, then, for a second Transformers edition inspired by the Hollywood sci-fi blockbuster. G…

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At the moment, everything is working to make the car intelligent as soon as possible. An autonomously functioning mechanical being. Similar to the intelligent machine personalities in Transformers. Though we wouldn’t mind if this transformation went off a bit friendlier than in the science fiction a…

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The answer to the ultimate question of life, the universe and everything is not necessarily what you want to hear. We’ve known that ever since Douglas Adams’s cult novel The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy. Nice if you can pose a couple of questions yourself and get a few satisfactory answers. Whic…

Into the Blue

If we really want to be at the cutting edge of the future and innovation, we should put our money on the color blue. Especially in the summer! In this issue, we go as fast as a bolt from the blue in a (red) Ferrari 488 Pista and a (green) Audi R8 Spyder V10 plus and a (very white) Vitpilen 701 from …

Over the Hill is Faster Than on Foot

Oblique thinking? Always good! After all, improvisation will often get you places more quickly when things are going uphill and downhill, when molehills become mountains, when highpoints are calling. Which is to say: in this issue, we’re heading for the hills. With rally legend Walter Röhrl, for exa…

Learning to Fly

Flying cars? That’s just what we needed! Oh, yes, we’re quite serious. As a solution for tomorrow’s mobility and transport demands – or as a breezy dream. We take off in a Lamborghini Gallardo GT3, jet around the turns in a Porsche 718 Cayman GTS, swim against the stream in a Lamborghini Terzo and g…

I Drive. Therefore? I Am!

From time to time, we are struck by the thought that thinking is an overrated, even dubious skill. The remedy? Shift down a gear and get behind the wheel. I drive, therefore I am. Apologies to Descartes. In this issue, we go on a 5,000 km road trip through the eastern United States and Canada in a M…

Chip, Chip, Hurray!

Microchips are increasingly making inroads into our cars and into our everyday lives. Could make things pretty dull, some people fear. But no worries: the brain takes an automatic time-out anyway when it’s bored. Happens behind the wheel too. Though the following should be exciting enough: driving a…

Basic Instincts

Our cars will be smarter than us soon. Doesn’t matter. Because thinking is overrated anyway, and you should listen to your instincts more often – that gut feeling for what’s really good for us. So we visited the philosopher Matthew Crawford in his motorcycle workshop, drove the Tesla Model X P90D th…

Up Up and Oops!

Create something new? A plan would be a good idea. Because plans give us the good feeling of having the matter under control. That doesn’t always work – but often enough. Attracting attention in a very red Ferrari in Berlin, for example, is pretty easy to do. An interview with aerobatic pilot Matthi…

Up Up and Away

And away we go! Up, up and away, that is. Pretty tempting when it’s out with the old and in with the new and everything threatens to become too complex anyway. Though, as usual: easier said than done – and perhaps a question of having the right vehicle. The test subjects this time around: A new Must…

The Journey Is Its Own Reward

Things always get really exciting when everything gets out of hand and suddenly you don’t know where you’re going anymore. Then the journey is its own reward. Because getting there is half the fun. Or some such. In this issue, things can get pretty topsy-turvy: There’s a fire in Babelsberg, but the …