The Grand Tour is officially done with Mike Skinner The American, but it needed a new hot shoe for track tests, and the awesome news is that the role’s gone to a woman for season two. She’s racing driver Abbie Eaton, but you wouldn’t know that from actually watching the show.
About a month ago, I took a trip down to Richmond, Virginia, to visit a very special 1957 Mercedes-Benz 300SL Roadster. The car itself is spectacular, but this one also has an incredibly well-documented history that adds to its story.
Good Lord, the Polestar 1 looks great. And rather than merely staying as Volvo’s performance arm, now Polestar is its own electric performance brand. You’ll be able to order one of its cars in 2019, but only if you live in one of its five initial launch markets.
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What do they say, those filthy casuals who only view cars and trucks as appliances, when they start to get old and maybe don’t run as well as they used to?
After Ford announced its new plan to slash costs and dump money into electrification earlier this year, changes are already starting to happen. EV production is moving to Mexico, the Flat Rock assembly plant will become an “AV center of excellence” and, allegedly, Fusion production will soon move to China, though Ford…
The day is coming, and we all know it. The day when Lexus will finally give up on on its snarly, naturally aspirated V8 in favor of something more powerful, yes, but also turbocharged. It was inevitable.
I just watched Baby Driver for the first time recently, and one of the problems in that movie is the cars aren’t bulletproof enough. Everyone would have had a much easier time if there were rolling around in the Mercedes-Maybach S 600 Pullman Guard. Now there’s a real armored car.
I don’t think I need to remind you, but blades and guns are not allowed in your carry-on luggage. TSA will find it, TSA will confiscate it and TSA will shame you in a hilariously savage Instagram post. If you’re still not following them at this point, you should. It’s the best account.
I know the picture I chose is of the new Land Rover Discovery traversing some water, and technically this Discovery was designed to do such a thing, but I have a hard time believing that any luxury SUV owner would use it in that way. Off-roading in a $50,000 SUV? File that under improper use!
Full disclosure: I love Mercedes-AMG Black Series cars. I love how they seem like they were designed first with a massive engine making huge power and then everything else—like sticky tires, performance suspension and big brakes—were added in later to deal with the beast.
A couple weeks ago, we sponsored one of the greatest car shows that I’ve personally ever been to: Radwood 2. Together, with the guys from podcasts Driving While Awesome!, Cammed & Tubbed and Clutchkick, we threw down a show absolutely filled to the brim with 1980's and 1990's cars. Some people got super into it with…
When you take a regular Mercedes-Benz car and give it a fat engine, big power and lots of fancy performance bits, you get an AMG. When you take a regular AMG coupe and make it even more aggro and faster, then you get a Black Series. And four of them will be for sale very soon!
Cars are fun on their own, but what’s the point if you can’t share them with other people? Have good discussions? Share a laugh about head gaskets?
The photos and images uploaded by Los Angeles residents of the wildfire make the city look like a hellscape. Some have lost everything, and many have already been evacuated from their homes. If you’re looking to help out and have a car, then Turo might be able to hook you up.
If you were one of the lucky few to be hand-picked by Ford to be able to buy its new Ford GT super car, lucky you! Ford also made you sign a contract that made sure you wouldn’t try and sell your GT for profit for at least the first two years of ownership. Wrestler John Cena did just that, Ford is suing him, but at…
At last, the first episode of the second season of Amazon’s The Grand Tour aired last night. Armed with the knowledge that it would be the episode in which we see Richard Hammond’s Rimac Concept One crash, it cast a darkly anticipatory atmosphere over the viewing. But, despite a few snags, the episode generally…
Over the summer, we learned of some very scary news that Richard Hammond had crashed while driving the all-electric Rimac Concept One supercar during the filming of the second season of The Grand Tour. In addition to putting him in the hospital, the crash also threw a lot of The Grand Tour’s filming schedule out of…
Most of the time, the Nürburgring gets brought to my attention because some manufacturer was there and set a really fast, lightning-quick lap time and wants us all to know about it because car sales. It’s not always Very Serious Car Drivers there all the time, though! It actually does get fun!