A new luxury sedan, and new GT car, but long before all that, Motorola built a fast electric Corvette that nobody knew about.
May 24, 2023 at 6:11pm ET
It’s Wednesday, which means it’s podcast time. We have debuts from Aston Martin and BMW to discuss, but decades before these new models there was an electric Chevy Corvette that you probably never heard of. We’re joined by special guest Kevin Williams who talked to the builders of this early EV, and you don’t want to miss it! We go live at 7:30 PM Eastern (4:30 Pacific), and you can join us on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube to chat in real time.
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This week’s show opens with a look at the next-generation BMW 5 Series, and its all-electric i5 counterpart. From a visual standpoint, the sedans look virtually identical. This is a stark contrast to what competitors like Mercedes-Benz are doing, and it’s a subject BMW designers have a strong opinion about. On a very different side of the luxury coin, the next-generation Aston Martin grand touring machine is here, but don’t call it a GT car. The automaker says “grand is not enough” but appearance-wise at least, the new DB12 doesn’t rock the boat too much.
New cars are all well and good, but we’re really excited to have special guest Kevin Williams along for the ride. You may have seen his features at places like The Drive, which is where we read his three-part series on an all-electric, high-performance C4 Chevrolet Corvette that was built long before the Tesla Roadster was even a concept. Moreover, it was built by Motorola and it could’ve laid the foundation for mainstream EVs in the early 2000s had Motorola not changed course. Instead, the car was all but abandoned and virtually forgotten … until Williams decided to tell its story. And he’ll be sharing his story with us live.
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