Chris Evans, everyone’s favorite one-season Top Gear shouty man, is getting paid £2.25 million (or $2,932,447.50) by the BBC, according to a report from the British government broadcaster. But the weird thing is, even though it’s not for Top Gear, it’s at least in part because of Jeremy Clarkson.
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France is a country, so to celebrate its national holiday, Bastille Day, it puts on a huge military parade. And because France is a Chill and Cool country, it celebrates by making its military play a bunch of Daft Punk, France’s most accomplished robots.
One of the Alfa Romeos we’ve got out of the press fleet broke down on us last night. There were many searing nuclear takes about what we did wrong and how we are bad people because of it, but this is the only good one.
BONG BONG BONG. The dashboard had lit up like a Christmas tree. Power was gone. The whole car started shuddering. We were in a 2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia with just barely 1,709 miles on the odometer, and it was already breaking down.
Hello. This is the Aston Martin Valkyrie. It doesn’t have doors. It has a circular hatch, and I have no idea what anyone’s supposed to do with it.
Many words are written about the Goodwood Festival of Speed, and how there are lots of crazy rally cars and trucks and whatnot flying up a hill. But I just want to appreciate this 1927 Bugatti Type 35B, which was absolutely flogged around the track like it should be.
Take a look at yourself in the mirror. You have bad opinions and you only buy massive heaps of dumb shit. You don’t deserve anything good. “But I deserve nice things, I’m a nice person!” No. You’re terrible. You all never bought a Chevrolet SS, and now they’re gone with no replacement. Chevy finally got the thing…
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The world of Game of Thrones is very nearly unfathomably huge, so it makes sense that everyone drives cars there. But what cars do they drive?
Now that i think about it, I’m not sure I fully understand the premise of 1980's hit television sensation, Turbo Teen. Like, I accept the premise that he was both a car and a Cool Teen. That I’m fine with. But was there anything he could do as turbo teen that he could not do previously as just… a teen with a car?
Every so often there comes a rumor that Ferrari is building some sort of crossover/SUV thing, and the inevitable response is something about Ferrari chairman Sergio Marchionne’s dead body. It’s another day on Planet Earth.
Capitalism, a bankrupt economic ideology which rests on the notion that the outright theft of the product of others’ labor is morally right and just, has produced a car company called Porsche, which makes cars primarily for those who benefit most from that ideology. Twelve of those cars were burned last night.
“Suspension... but for boats” sounds like the sort of thing you’d imagine when under the influence of the devil’s lettuce. But one company is actually making boats that can absorb the punishment of an angry sea, and it looks like the idea might actually work.
When you bought a Renault Espace Quadra, you were forced to wear these fetching outfits for the rest of your days, unto eternity. That’s a FACT.
While we can all extol the economic and environmental virtues of electricity over diesel, just look at this. This is the insane difference between electric and diesel acceleration, and it will revolutionize the way other drivers interact with trucks.
A friend of mine recently got a 1991 Toyota MR2 imported from Japan. And yes, while it is glorious to drive and fully mad tyte JDM, there’s only one thing I can’t stop thinking about in this car. It’s the floormats.
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The Goodwood Festival of Speed is going on right now, which means we get to watch some tasty, tasty delights race up a British driveway. One of those delish numbers was supposed to be a Ford RS200 Evolution 2, until it crashed directly into some hay bales.