Acura NSX, 2014 Chevy Silverado, Lamborghini Egoista and Urus, Jeep CEO Mike Manley interview, Ugly Horse update



Episode #333 of the Autoblog Podcast is here, and this week, Dan Roth, Zach Bowman and Steven Ewing talk about the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado, the Lamborghini Egoista concept and the apparent production greenlight for the Lamborghini Urus, the forthcoming Acura NSX, an interview with Jeep CEO Mike Manley and an update on Zach's Project Ugly Horse. We also address lots of your questions and comments, and for those of you who hung with us live on our UStream channel, thanks for taking the time. You can follow along after the jump with our Q&A. Thanks for listening!

Autoblog Podcast #333:


Topics: In the Autoblog Garage: Hosts: Dan Roth, Zach Bowman, Steven Ewing

Runtime: 01:50:29
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      tmkarab
      • 1 Year Ago
      Dumping on Honda and Acura again I see...you guys are truly bad/lazy at your jobs. All you have to do is go a little in depth with the press release and your own interview with Ted Klaus and you would know Acura is serious again about the NSX, despite your misgivings about hybrids...you'd actually want the HSV V10?! That was the anti-NSX, it was a fat pig. Listen to Ted and you'll hear something very similar to when they were talking about the original NSX when it was first introduced - it was balanced - it was't a power hungry pig. Haven't you heard the rumors of Honda pairing up again with McLaren F1? Quote from ToV 'contributor' RolledNSX: "The new 2014 F1 'power-unit' will have TERS too add to the KERS the cars already have. How it works...instead of a waste-gate in the turbo,it will have a generator/electric motor. So instead of wasting energy by releasing the energy thru the waste-gate when lifting of the throttle or half throttle,controlling turbine speed,the energy would spin a generator to make electric power.Also at low revs the electric motor in the turbo(spin the compressor) will keep the boost constant(no lag)." Now imagine something like that in the next NSX...not exactly the IMA system in the CR-Z (which again, btw, is so much better than you give it credit for). Hey Autoblog! Get your head out of your collective butts and find out about the topics you talk about before you spew your drivel! I could except your opinion on Honda/Acura if you actually were coming from a place of knowledge...but you're still talking about Honda like it was 3 years ago.
        audiohack
        • 1 Year Ago
        @tmkarab
        The conversation I had with Mike Harley before the podcast about his time with Ted had a decidedly positive tone to it. Ted's enthusiasm and passion really won Mike over, and we said as much on the podcast. That said, it's still fair to criticize, isn't it? You seem to like the CRZ better than we do, that's fine, but it's a car that's more hobbled than helped by having a hybrid system aboard, even if it were a more refined system. We're talking about Honda and Acura from today's perspective, not like it's 3 years in the future! I really hope the NSX is completely bonkers awesome. I'm an admirer of Honda as a company and I generally like their products, but let's not put on blinders about it, either. -D
          tmkarab
          • 1 Year Ago
          @audiohack
          Spew, spew, blather, blather! I won't put on the blinders if you won't beat a dead horse. Which WAS Honda/Acura 3 years ago, no argument there, but I guess world recessions, earthquakes, and tsunamis will do that to a conservative company like Honda/Acura when it comes to financial risk taking...and when they are finally showing life and an essence of their former selfs you pine for a front engined V10 GT as an NSX replacement?! And you blather on about how you use to love the old Honda/NSX... NSX stands for New Sports eXperimental...and that is exactly what the next one will be - new, with leading edge tech just like when the last one was introduced. I guess you wouldn't be caught dead driving all the OTHER supercar hybrids that are coming out, you know like Porsches, Ferraris, McLarens, etc... As for the CR-Z, what other hybrid comes with a stick? Don't think CRX HF or Si (which I owned and loved) think base CRX. If sales took off, then maybe and HF or an Si like version could be made, but for now it was a calculated compromise between those two models that did not payoff...I'd still take it over a Fiat 500 or VW Beetle which it competes with, even if it does pail in comparison to the CRX...let's see what happens with the new 7spd i-DCD hybrid that will have as much as a 30 percent improvement in fuel efficiency over the current system...and this will NOT be happening 3 years in the future!
      FunT
      • 1 Year Ago
      I love how Chrysler is really winning you guys over, while Honda seems to have really taken a big step back. Is this true across the media, or just an Autoblog phenomenon? I sure hope that Silverado is a big step up from the 13, because a friend of mine just bought a '13 GMC Sierra, and honestly I was underwhelmed, especially after sitting in a Ram 1500.
      Russ Wood
      • 1 Year Ago
      A good podcast. I share the podasters' pessimism about the NSX hybrid.