Automotive YouTube is a deep, unseemly pool of hucksters, show-offs and superbrains locked somewhere inside a 25-minute video no soul has ever finished. What’s worse than being an automotive YouTuber, though? Being an automotive YouTuber who also scams old people out of their pensions.
Ten years after recalls began, thousands of you in the U.S.—or around 62,307 to be exact—are still driving cars with the worst of the Takata airbags, the ones that could explode and kill you or your passenger in what otherwise might be a simple fender bender. This is insane!
The 2018 Porsche 911 GT3 RS gets 520 horsepower from its naturally-aspirated flat six, which is a glorious thing. It’s no surprise that it’s also a track monster, completing the 12.9-mile Nürburgring in a blazing 6:56.4.
The quickest way by car to Harlem in rush hour from, say, 18th Street in Manhattan, used to be straight up the gut on Sixth Avenue, before you entered Central Park’s Center Drive, which eventually dumped you onto Malcolm X Boulevard. That route, though, was partially banned a few years ago, and, soon will be banned…
There were only 37 Porsche 917s ever built, with the car reaching new heights for Porsche by winning Le Mans in 1970 and 1971, doing exactly what it was designed to do. Something it wasn’t designed to do? Hit the streets. But that didn’t stop Claudio Roddaro from making his 917 street legal in 2016.
Police cars are outfitted with all kinds of crazy shit—push bumpers, onboard computers, and various cameras to name a few things—and all of that stuff is installed aftermarket. Cop shops transform ordinary Chevy Tahoes into terrifying beasts. The Sheriff’s Office in Placer County, California, does all of the…
The current generation of the XC90 might be the safest car of all time, or at least the safest model that doesn’t come with a roll cage, five-point harness, and racing seats. And according to new research, the XC90 hasn’t killed anyone after 14 years on British roads.
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The 1976 Formula One season is famous for James Hunt and Niki Lauda’s rivalry, which played out across 16 races and ended, dramatically, at the Japanese Grand Prix, with Hunt taking home the championship. British viewers saw almost none of it, though, all because John Surtees’s team’s car was sponsored by a condom…
Johan Kristoffersson won the final at World RX of Catalunya-Barcelona this past weekend, and congratulations to him, though we’re not here to talk about the racing. No, we’re here to discuss this unfortunate gent.
Should the Prelude come back? The Prelude should come back.
Last week, a Ford patent application appeared on the U.S. Patent And Trademark Office’s website. It was for an interesting new seat pattern in cars, a circular, completely non-aerodynamic design that would also allow for passengers to be facing each other, as if at dinner. Is this design as crazy as it looks? I don’t…
Traffic sucks, so why not start your morning off with some music? You provide the toast and we’ll provide the jams.
The Mercedes-Benz S-Class, very possibly the “best car in the world,” is going electric, Mercedes-Benz’s CEO Dieter Zetsche said Wednesday. And not just hybrid, which you can already get with the S550e. No, this will be full-on electric, and a challenge to Tesla, who has recently been beating them on their own turf.
The first Lamborghini Jota was a modified Miura built in 1970 that, just a year later, burned to the ground. The next Jotas were modified Diablos built in the 1990s, which lacked rearview mirrors. What is (probably) the latest Jota? The beast you see above, a modified 2020 Aventador that is intended, like the Jotas of…
Ferrari is making the final tweaks on its new 488 Pista, meaning that test mules are out and about, like this one filmed recently at Germany’s Nürburgring. It sounds good, for a twin-turbo V8, and also, yes, seems quick and grippy, like its 488 predecessors.
Alfa Romeos are known, chiefly, for their reliability. So it’s unfortunate that, in recent weeks, Alfa Romeo was forced to issue two recalls affecting thousands of Stelvios. One recall addresses the liftgate, which may pop open unexpectedly; the other has to do with corrosion that may cause windshield wipers and head…
Jordan Schlansky, an associate producer for Conan, might be best known for asking Harrison Ford how many grips would be on the lightsaber in Star Wars: The Force Awakens. But his erudite humor is also well-suited to cars, like this 1962 Fiat 500, which he and Conan O’Brien recently took on a road trip through Tuscany.
A drunk driver covered in dog poop was arrested Saturday night in Pierce County, Washington. The source of the poop was (initially) a mystery.