How are Gurkhas so stealthy

Autorevue Magazine Archive: Issue 06/2000

Dear reader,

Visits to designers help our taste buds. After all, we don't just ask about the drapery of the cars, we also stealthily examine shoes and watch straps, gratefully accept the smallest of hints, research, for example: How carelessly can one dress who knows the measure of beauty? (So ​​far, I've only found one person who was really sloppy, an Englishman in Italy, who was probably just tired of the Milan dictation).
How do famous designers furnish their offices?
Almost without colors, is the consistent answer, and very sparingly, the white of the walls is the dominant element. There is an astonishing tendency towards striped daylight by means of those vertical strips of fabric on the window that began their careers in the seventies and have actually been out five times.
The office of Seat designer Walter de Silva, an hour outside of Barcelona, ​​doesn't have the slightest frills either, it pleases itself with its whiteness and lets the light come in strips. De Silva is the hottest name in global auto design today, triggered by the Alfa 156. He now acts as a beacon for the VW group at Seat. This is where you can best use the radiance of the Italian, as the adventure of a fundamental realignment of the entire Spanish brand is imminent.
A conversation about walking around Walter de Silva: “Pencil on white paper”, from page 84.


Autorevue total work of art of the month: Buy a car, register, insurance, etc., drive to the sea and back, all within a 10,000 Schilling budget, and that in five times, for comparison with points.
Anticipated wisdom: Buying a minimal bomber is more hectic than driving, the brakes bite the fastest, a sticker is just a word, the Adriatic has never been so far. The victory of a 16 year old Alfa (pilot: Gerd Hofer) is part of the fulfilling prophecy of the Italians: one day Alfa will stand firm, they have always said. Full disclosure of the obstacle course, from page 150.

Your Herbert Völker

Table of Contents


44 Alfa Romeo 156 Sportwagon
12 Alfa Romeo 147
38 Audi allroad quattro
Susanne Hofbauer, Jürgen Skarwan
66 BMW 318 Ci
78 BMW 330 Ci and 330xi
New top 3 model, all-wheel drive option
76 Ford Ranger 4 × 4
42 Honda HR-V 4WD
56 Hyundai Sonata V6 GLS
Balance after 30,000 km
82 Kia Sportage Buena Vista
22 Mazda Premacy
50 Mercedes-Benz C-Class
Dieter Platzer, Aleksandra Pawloff
72 Mercedes-Benz SLK 320
68 Porsche Boxster S
80 Renault Sport Clio
60 Subaru Forester 2.0 S-Turbo
48 Suzuki Jimny convertible
62 Tempo Trax Gurkha
24 Toyota Previa II


28 Motor Insurance
New trends and higher taxes


32 BMW C1
Ride a scooter under one roof and expand your circle of friends.
Werner Jessner, Schilling & Riedmann
140 KTM 380 EXC
Not for beginners
142 Honda 650 Transalp & BMW F650 GS
Two bestsellers, freshly revised
146 Motorcycle Accessories
Selected goodies between super smart and extra practical


6 Waldeck's hiking letter
84 pencil on white paper
Walter de Silva, the most widely acclaimed car designer these days, in conversation with Herbert Völker.
Photos: Jürgen Skarwan
150 10,000 shillings and to the sea
What editors buy when they get a few thousand from grandma.
A history of very used cars


92 F1: British and Spanish GP
McLaren is catching up, plus: What is behind the rumors about Alexander Wurz
102 Jim Clark
An era photographed by Rainer W. Schlegelmilch
106 full throttle revue
Big story from the Castrol Cup, great Mörtl victory at the Pirelli rally


132 From stock exchange to stock exchange
How sensitive is money traffic on the Internet?
By Rudolf Skarics
136 Retrofit navigation
The cheap professional option
139 test track is running
The most modern security center is at Volvo and moves itself


26 meetings and appointments
120 Car Market - Classified Ads
165 Car market in Austria
176 All prices: new cars, used cars & motorcycles