Monday, February 26, 2007

2 Panzerwagens - Can you spot the difference?

Can you spot the difference between these two 'Panzerwagens'? Actually the similarities are more striking. Both are designed by german manufacturer Porsche. The King Tiger Tank and the new Cayenne Turbo both symbolise the german fascination with engineering big heavy powerful vehicles. Reportedly, the Tiger tank was the most powerful tank during World War II. And at 500bhp, the new 4.8 liter Cayenne turbo may be one of the most powerful 4x4s today.

The Porsche slogan says it all: 'Once momentum is created, nothing can halt its progress'. Too bad. It seems that the german engineers haven't cottoned on that the world has changed.
Here at the Alliance, we're throwing down the gauntlet. We're challenging the german car makers. Instead of fighting the EU against binding emissions regulations and protecting their economy, can they instead use their engineering prowess to design and produce a new vehicle that is fitting for the 21st century instead of old fashioned, fat and heavy tanks?