• Jan 14, 2009
This is the man who brought the world the Dodge Tomahawk and advised the three-headed dog in its acquisition of Chrysler from the Germans. Former Chrysler Chief Operating Officer Wolfgang Bernhard is apparently working in an advisory role to Magna International at is tries to find its way through the morass that is today's auto industry. Automotive News reports that Bernhard is currently focusing on Magna's Russian business. More than half of Magna's business is currently with U.S.-based automakers, which are going through a particularly hard time right now in case you hadn't noticed. Magna wants to increase its overseas sales and that's where Bernhard comes in. It's not known yet if Bernhard will take up a full-time spot with Magna, but we for one would like to see him back in the role of a major power player in the global auto industry.

[Source: Automotive News - sub. req'd]


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      • 6 Years Ago
      This thing looks cool, but it would have it's a** handed to it by a proper motorcycle. Car engines make poor motorcycle engines, but bike engines sometimes make good car engines. Besides, this thing has 4 tires so I am not sure how one would classify it...
      • 6 Years Ago
      Peter DeLorenzo's take in today's Autoextremist is that Cerberus may part out Chrysler to Magna and Nissan/Renault.
      • 6 Years Ago
      have you read about the tomahwak?? pretty sure there are no "proper" motorcycles capable of 420 mph...
      • 6 Years Ago
      the guy on the bike looks like Cross (Thomas Kretschmann) from the movie Wanted.
      http://www.imdb.com/media/rm3534981632/nm0470981
      • 6 Years Ago
      well doesnt his contract say he has to wait a couple of years to work for another major automaker ?
      • 6 Years Ago
      I wanted it then, and I still want it now.
      • 6 Years Ago
      thomas, who cares? if you had read anything about top speed efforts you would know that hp/weight/gearing theories are worth SQUAT. no, for a machine to go that speed it needs to be much more heavily engineered, more reliably built (things go WRONG at high speed, see also the top gear host drag racing), and much, much more aerodynamic.

      the tomahawk is a pointless turd that would be lucky to hit 120mph in practice, and even a stock busa would utterly obliterate it (and still get the rider home at the end of the day). the tomahawk is, as described by its creators, a rolling sculpture to showcase the sight and sound of that awesome engine.
        • 6 Years Ago
        Tomahawk would be lucky to hit 120? While it still weighs a ton, it weighs much less then a viper, it also has much less aerodynamic drag and you are saying it would barely hit 120? That same engine can take a Viper upto 200. I bet if it were to be tested, the bike could hit 270-300.