Pump Your Brakes! We got a showstopper this week as Alan welcomes Dan Sandberg – President and CEO of Brembo Brakes North America. Dan shares how Brembo and Ford are working together to make parts for their new electric vehicle. Light and effective is what they want on their vehicles and Brembo delivers. Dan talks about driving the new Ford Mustang Mach-E SUV (Electric Crossover SUV) and how fast it is right out of the gate. It is also Brembo’s 60th anniversary to which they will be releasing a new caliper for motorcycles. Dan say’s this special anniversary caliper lights up and you can control the lights using your phone. Alan’s next guest is Lauren Fix – Editor in-Chief for Car Coach Reports. She joins us as she is currently at the Amelia Island Concours, to which she may be judging this year. The pair discuss the upcoming Pebble Beach event and how it will be limited because of the California covid restrictions. They go on to talk about the new electric Ford F-150 Lightening with 573 horsepower, 0-60 in 4.5 seconds (Badda Bing! Badda Boom!) They discuss how Ford is filing a patent for a range extender for the Ford F-150 electric truck and how it could be a game changer. Lauren shed’s light on a new app GasBuddy, it will help you find the cheapest gas stations nearby. Next up is Brian Moody – Executive Editor for Autotrader.com. They discuss the ever rising gas prices and say’s it will continue to rise. The duo talk about hybrids being great, but not so much when you can’t find a charging place. They feel every hotel should have a charging station now. Brian and Alan talk about the new electric Ford F-150 being released while Tesla’s electric truck is still M.I.A. He feels that just may hurt the company. Closing the show today with Alan is Karl Brauer – Automotive Industry Analyst, Forbes Auto Contributor, NACT of the Year juror and board member. Executive Analyst for ISeeCars.com and Executive Publisher at CarExpert.com. Karl shares his experience driving a brand new Ducati Motorcycle and how it’s 10% lighter then the last Ducati. He also got to drive the new luxury compact executive car, the Acura TLX Type S. Karl and Alan discuss the shortage of microchips and how there are tons of cars just sitting there dead in the water. They close the show discussing the new electric Ford F-150 and how they applaud Ford for doing an amazing job. Are you a Motorhead, a Torque master, or just an enthusiast? Need more scoops on what’s new? Well have a seat and buckle up as Alan and his guest take you for a spin on this weeks, “The Drive”.
[00:00:00] – Light As A Feather
[00:06:32] – Straight Out Of The Gates
[00:12:30] – Happy Anniversary Brembo!
[00:19:51] – Pebble Beach
[00:29:00] – Range Extender
[00:35:50] – GasBuddy
[00:42:10] – Petro On The Rise
[00:48:23] – Just Plug It In!
[00:54:41] – It’s Lightening!
[01:02:01] – What’s Your Type?
[01:12:04] – Microchips. Oh Where Art Thou??
[01:18:01] – Kuddos Ford
Host: Alan Taylor
Producer: Dave Milligan
Audio Engineer: Dave Milligan
Copy Editor: Dave Milligan
Contributor: Brian Moody Contributor: Karl Brauer Special Guest: Dan Sandberg Special Guest: Lauren Fix
EXPLORE MORE WITH HELPFUL LINKS:
- Contributor: Brian Moody| Executive Editor for Autotrader.com
- Contributor: Karl Brauer |Automotive Industry Analyst, Forbes Auto Contributor, NACT of the Year Juror and board member. Executive Analyst for ISeeCars.com and Executive Publisher at CarExpert.com
- Special Guest: Dan Sandberg |President and CEO of Brembo Brakes North America
- Special Guest: Lauren Fix | Editor in-Chief for Car Coach Reports
Ford Mustang Mach-E SUV, Ford F-150 Lightening, Ducati Motorcycle, Acura TLX Type S
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