When spec BMW E30 racer Corey Smith’s shifter broke during a recent race in Florida and left a two-inch nub in its place, he just kept driving until he crossed the finish line and got a break before the next race. But even that wasn’t enough time to totally remedy the problem, and Smith went back out for his final…
In 2020, which is somehow next year instead of the date typed on a screen in an apocalyptic movie, Formula One plans to have a new street race in Vietnam’s capital city of Hanoi—if those plans don’t wither away, as they’re known to do in F1. Either way, F1 is already simulating what the circuit could look like.
There are the “Oh, sorry, we shipped the wrong size” screwups at work. Then, there are the “Oh, lol, the rollover sensors haven’t been enabled on cars we sold for the 2018 model year” screwups at work. This one happens to be the latter, and resulted in a stop-sale of the 2018 Karma Revero this month.
No one wants their car misused while in the shop, since it’s in for service, not joyrides or errands. But a Mississippi woman with a knack for teaching people a lesson didn’t just file a complaint when she saw a dealership employee running errands in her truck—she just stole the truck back and left them without a ride.
Instagram is a sometimes halfway-decent corner of the internet because it’s all about imagery, and because there are plenty of car photos to scroll through. But while you’d think supercars would dominate its feeds, they don’t—the second-most Instagrammed car by hashtags, apparently, is the Honda Civic.
Tons of people use phones while driving, because we’re all going to die anyway—perhaps fairly soon, thanks to those folks. But here’s the kicker: Your buddy in the next lane, barreling down the highway at 70 mph with a phone in their face? There’s a decent chance they’re soaking up some memes at the expense of your…
There have been some severe storms in Texas, a land where it’s almost always hot and the sun has been consistently baking the pastures, lately. Storms have made Texans who park their cars outside resort to their most creative measures to prevent hail damage, like strapping air mattresses and bubble wrap to them.
Hyundai debuted its 2020 Sonata this week, more than a month after releasing photos of it as automakers do. But what the car looked like wasn’t the important part of the debut, it was what Hyundai said about it—that a turbocharged performance version is coming, and that it’ll have more than 275 horsepower.
You know the feeling when something seems off, but you can’t tell exactly what—a picture frame that’s never perfectly aligned, or an object that’s too long or wide in one direction? That’s the feeling the 2020 Hyundai Venue will leave you with, since Hyundai gave the SUV some odd looks to go with its odd name.
Car sales are down but dealer profits are up, China’s car market has a chance to rebound this year, a look inside of the world’s top plug-in-vehicle producer, the debate about electric vehicles, and Lincoln bets on China. All of this and more in The Morning Shift for Wednesday, April 17, 2019.
Sedans aren’t doing too hot right now, with crossovers and SUVs blocking them from buyers’ sight lines like a tall kid who thinks they belong on the front row of the class photo. Now that Cadillac’s filled out its lineup with more people-movers like the XT4 and XT6, it’s ready to try again with sedans. Here’s more…
The Karma Revero GT, which you might also know as just the Karma Revero, or the Fisker Karma, is back for the 2020 model year, powered by electric motors, a BMW engine, and a relentless passion for trotting through hell and back again. This time, it’ll trot out with 535 horsepower and an on-sale date of this year.
The 2019 Nissan Versa looks like it hopped right out of 2008, which usually isn’t a good thing. But the 2020 model will finally put the Great Recession behind it, with a new look that brings it ever so closer to modern times. It’s also keeping the option for a manual transmission in the U.S., unlike other sedans we…
Sports are often about doing whatever to get ahead, without getting penalized or disqualified. But that’s caused a mess in NASCAR lately, since drivers have turned qualifying into a glorified game of “not it” by sitting on pit road as long as possible and strategically clogging each other up once someone does move.
Most people who frequent this website likely have four Craigslist tabs open at any given time, since it’s a reflex to check local car listings approximately every few minutes during the workday. But the folks selling those cars are in for a surprise come April 15, when Craigslist ups the list charge from free to $5.
“What is it again that you’re driving?” my mom asked over the phone, after I said I’d be going to Sonoma Raceway in California for a track day the next week. “A Bowflex?” For the first of many times that week, I reminded her that it was the KTM X-Bow Comp R, not a name-brand fitness machine.
There aren’t many things cooler than race cars, but some variants are cooler than others. Safe race cars? Cooler than unsafe race cars. Open-wheel race cars versus race cars with fenders around their wheels? That’s a personal choice. Former race cars that have been made street legal? The coolest of them all.
This year, the only American team in Formula One debuted with a new look and a new title sponsor. Rich Energy, an “elite” energy drink for “the discerning customer,” stands proud as Haas F1’s partner for the 2019 F1 season. But few can find Rich Energy for sale, and people are having an even harder time finding out…