If Porsche were a person, it would be the student with the unique name in a class full of Davids and Brittanys. “Porsch?” the substitute teacher questions, every time, after smoothly going down the list otherwise. “Porsch? P—ortch?”
It’s been more than two years since Gymkhana Nine, if seeing people you’ve known since they were kids graduating college this month wasn’t making you feel old enough. Gymkhana 10 is here, though, to distract you from that reality for a full 19 minutes of tire shredding in five of Ken Block’s best cars.
Tesla’s leasing partner unable to fund leases, Hyundai and Kia owners taking the automakers to court, General Motors’ planned electric and autonomous overhaul, continuing problems between Renault and Nissan, and more job cuts. All of this and more in The Morning Shift for Monday, Dec. 17, 2018.
Is pizza a car? No, it’s not, and that’s just one of many reasons it’s bullshit. Welcome to my pizza take so infuriating to everyone around me that my coworkers and bosses forced me to write about it on a car blog.
The 2019 Hyundai Kona Electric came onto the car scene this year, boldly lacking even a semblance of a grille and boasting an impressive 258 miles of range. Hyundai announced Friday that the base Kona will start under $30,000 after U.S. tax credits, which is remarkably reasonable. But don’t start saving up just yet—it…
As brands seem, more and more, to only care about “autonomy” and “cars as technology,” it’s nice when more driver-oriented features show up in even the most utilitarian of people haulers. Enter the 2019 Honda Pilot, which can animate its torque-management system in real time in front of the driver.
We live in a strange era, where both the fifth-generation Toyota Supra and an electric crossover concept from Infiniti are scheduled to debut at the Detroit Auto Show in January. One is the revival of an old great, and the other is a look into the future of cars—a future that seems to be full of light-up brand logos.
A couple of years ago, the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety evaluated headlights on 2016 model-year cars and found that most of them, well, sucked. But here we are, more two years later, almost on the dawn of a new decade, and—headlights still pretty much suck.
Sometimes, you don’t have to tell jokes to be a comedian. Just take a look at the nearest Bugatti Veyron, which can’t even talk—its maintenance prices alone are enough to keep you laughing quite awhile, whether that be in total denial or in the realization that, yes, people do spend $42,000 to replace turbochargers.
Former employees of the Bob Bondurant School of High Performance Driving, an Arizona-based racing school that’s been around since 1968, said they walked out of work last month in protest of a hostile environment. The allegations, which include belittlement, racism, unequal treatment and fears that they wouldn’t get…
Say goodbye to the days of “supersoft” tires and all of that junk in Formula One (officially, at least). Next year, Pirelli’s tire-naming system in F1 will be slightly less arbitrary but a whole lot more confusing—so confusing, in fact, there’s not even enough room in this first paragraph to explain why it’s confusing.
The Bloodhound supersonic car project that’s spent the last decade aiming for a 1,000-mph land record is dead, succumbing to financial burdens after it wasn’t able to get a large enough investment to keep going. That means the supersonic car has to go, and it’s all yours for about the price of a lame, measly supercar.
The Last Race is a story some know all too well, while others might not have ever thought about it: It’s the story of the fight to keep a community tradition alive, with commercial development closing in from all sides as the value of the land that tradition clings to continues to skyrocket. It’s the apprehension…
You might think of Ferrari as a car company, and if you did, you’d be wrong. It’s so limiting. Ferrari should also be better known for its other materialistic conquests, like this $100 scratch-and-sniff calendar it convinced thousands of people to buy.
Not everyone is a fan of the looks on the limited-run Nissan GT-R50 by Italian design company Italdesign, whose name sums its purpose up well. But if you are a fan and you’ve got a spare $1.1 million or so to drop on it, the order books are now open. There are only 50 slots, so move on it now.
There are a lot of annoying things that are wrong in the car space. Women are often still treated as decorations at race tracks, the word “dynamism” is far overused, and the engine noises aren’t even real half the time. But there’s something that eats away at me in a far more routine fashion, like a chronic pain that…
Most people tend to believe that with age comes depreciation, but the Nissan GT-R, ancient yet great as ever, keeps getting more expensive. You might not have noticed, because Nissan just slightly bumps the price up every year—the numbers sneaking up on you like a bad nightmare you’ve been having for the past decade,…
Formula One’s halo cockpit-protection bar did its job more than once this year, and made viewers question its role at least once. But in the ugly August wreck involving Charles Leclerc and Fernando Alonso, an investigation found that the halo protected Leclerc from a smack in the visor by the front of Alonso’s car.
The 2018 Fiat Panda got crashed and tested under strict modern regulations by the European New Car Assessment Program recently, and came out of it with a solid zero out of five stars. The video from the test looks almost identical to the one the NCAP ran on the Panda in 2011, when the car got a four-star rating.
We’ve heard it a million times: You’ve got Bugatti dreams and a Civic budget, because life isn’t fair, which forces you to pretend, each painful day, that your four cylinders are 16. You’ll probably never get much more than a small-scale Bugatti model car with that Civic money, but if you sell your house, you might…