NUMERICALLY SPEAKING – #2

473 – Reportedly, the official horsepower in Nissan’s GT-R.

6 – Ratios in the Pontiac G8’s transmission.

1 – Transmission available in Pontiac’s G8 at launch; just automatic. No manual. 470,000 – Toyota’s recalled in Japan yesterday.

2.3812 – x in the equation of how much extra horsepower the Shelby GT500 possesses in contrast to the Mustang V6.

3 – vehicles in Citroen showrooms with three-row seating, only 1 of which is remotely SUVesque.

2 – vehicles in Renault showrooms with three-row seating, neither of which is remotely SUVesque.

2 – vehicles in Peugeot showrooms with three-row seating, only 1 of which is remotely SUVesque.

3 – major French automakers – Citroen/Peugeot and Renault.

9 – categories available on www.Honda.ca‘s motorcycle & ATV toolbar, besides more intricate subcategories.

9 – vehicles displayed on www.Honda.ca‘s automobile toolbar.

14 – combined categories available on www.Suzuki.ca‘s motorcycle, ATV, and marine toolbars, besides more specific entries.

5 – maximum vehicles displayed on www.Suzuki.ca‘s automotivie toolbar.

50 – years since Toyota first sold Land Cruiser’s in America.

117,075 – dollars charged for the BMW Alpina B7 – essentially the M7 BMW won’t build itself – the B7 is the second Alpina-tuned model officially sold by BMW in the USA.

2,000,000 – vehicles Shanghai Automotive hopes to build in 2010.

4.4 – seconds required for Audi’s ‘slowest car’, the R8, to reach 60mph. Audi’s UK ad campaign regarding the ‘slow’ R8 is in reference to its painstaking build process, the slowest of any Audi.

180,000 – Mercury’s sold in 2006, the lowest total since 1960.