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Overdrive: RIP Ron Tauranac (Brabham’s designer); Electric classics; Nissan Pathfinder; Kia Purple M

Welcome to Overdrive, a motoring and transport program where facts are important but so is passion and opinion. News VW – to make electric classics (1:32) 3-D printing makes manufacturing complex or limited number of parts possible (2:43) Nissan Pathfinder (3:45) Electric charging standard – Nissan goes for the common approach (4:44)  Establishes ‘purple m’

An historic celebration: 110 years of alfa Romeo

And it is a happy birthday to Alfa Romeo which is 110 years old. Alfas have a passionate following but their products have had some ups and downs. Hence the joke “What is the most senior position in Alfa Romeo – the Manager of Spare Parts”. Alfa’s strengths and weaknesses were epitomised by the Alfasud;