1981 Trabant 601S Video Reviewed in the US

Even if you’re into classic cars, the Trabant probably won’t tickle your fancy, at least not if you appreciate cars for their technical achievements. It may have been very popular in East Germany, but that’s only because the alternatives were other Eastern Block cars…

However, as an oddball piece of plastic-reinforced cotton to drive around for a giggle, it does make sense. It’s not fast, it’s not spacious or particularly good looking, but if you drive it someplace where people rarely or never get to see one, you will turn heads (probably mostly because of the noise it makes and the plume of exhaust smoke it leaves in its wake).

Before you set off, though, you must first master the… unusual column shift which will definitely cause problems at first. There is a logic to it once you get it, but as video reviewer Nick Murray discovers.

Videos

Watch Jay Kay’s Ferrari GTC4Lusso Being Painted Purple

Jamiroquai’s lead singer got bored for his grey GTC4Lusso, so he had it painted purple.

Build Your Personalized Mercedes-Benz G-Class With G Manufaktur

The Mercedes-Benz G Manufaktur programme includes 23 exclusive colors.

Final 1953 Corvette Still Looks Great And It’s Going Up For Auction

The model is the 300th and final Corvette built during its first year of production.

Porsche’s Latest Product Is Insurance And It Comes With Some Interesting Benefits

Porsche’s mileage-based insurance plan comes with agreed value coverage and a claims concierge.

Hypercar Collection Seized From Equatorial Guinea’s Vice President Heading To Auction

Among the cars seized are a Lamborghini Veneno Roadster and Koenigsegg One:1.

Drako GTE Electric Supercar Coming This Summer With 1200 HP

The four-seat Darko GTE will have a top speed of 206 mph.

Aston Martin DB5, V8 And Valhalla Confirmed For Next Bond Film

The Aston Martin Valhalla features a turbocharged V6 engine and a battery-electric hybrid system.

New Audi A3 Set To Spawn A Rugged “Cityhopper” Variant

The Audi A3 Cityhopper will reportedly feature familiar Allroad modifications, but eschew that name due to a lack of all-wheel drive.

The Ferrari F2002 In Which Michael Schumacher Won The 2002 F1 Title Is For Sale

This Ferrari F2002 was driven to victory at the French, Austrian, and San Marino races.

Tesla Model 3 Driver Filmed Sleeping Behind The Wheel On Californian Highway

The driver of this Tesla Model 3 was apparently asleep for up to 30 miles.