Zero to sixty prose in two sentences: After reading David Carr’s profile (registration required, etc.) in today’s NYT of the LAT’s Dan Neil, winner of this year’s criticism Pulitzer for his, get this, car reviews, my curiousity was piqued. (By the way, I know of at least one of rexblog’s five readers who will think it clever David Carr was assigned this story.) So, I read his review today (registration required, ect.) of the Cadillac CTS-V sport sedan and decided his performance as a reviewer is turbocharged.
ONLY about 15% of Americans know how to drive a manual transmission. This is not surprising. Most Americans couldn’t find France on a map and couldn’t name the chief justice of the United States if William H. Rehnquist bit them on the face….
You might think that, what with gas prices rivaling Chanel No. 5’s, Cadillac’s timing in rolling out a performance division is a bit off, like Flo Ziegfeld’s Follies of 1931 or the Remington Typewriter catalog of 1985.