There’s little more fun that getting your hands on a normal road car, prepping it for a rally and getting to send it—oh shit oh shit oh no this has not gone well.
There’s been a lot of buzz about Uber working on a flying car proposal lately, but a new announcement from the company’s head of product deflated this hype faster than rigid airship interest post Hindenburg. It turns out Uber wants to take us out of our cars and cram us into shitty little planes.
There’s a trick to this BMW and you’ll get it once you hear it.
We will have to wait a few more weeks for Formula Drift’s reigning champion (and useful drinking buddy) Chris Forsberg to debut his twin-turbo, anti-lag VQ V6 in competition. The team is still working out the engine’s bugs. For now, we can only hear it in testing and it is WHRRRTTCHCRRKRKKKvrrrtvrrrtvrrtWHKRRRKRKRKRK.
Today we saw tech gazillionaire Larry Page’s ‘flying car,’ the Kitty Hawk. Pretty clearly, it is not a flying car. But maybe it’s something else.
Today Google founder Larry Page showed off Kitty Hawk, a new startup company that bills itself as making a much-anticipated “flying car,” and... it’s not really a flying car. It does look fun, though?
Tesla’s commitment to new technology is what put it on the map, but the way this tech rolls out is always contentious. Lithium-ion batteries, Autopilot and now the Model X’s Falcon doors, which are blamed for a harrowing incident in China.
Shit got extremely real for 19-year-old Tahj Turnley after he nearly lost it into a crowd leaving the Nashville Cars and Coffee last month. He is now facing a felony charge for reckless endangerment with a deadly weapon.
I’m fairly sure this is the traffic mastery equivalent of hacking the Pentagon.
The Targa Florio road race around Sicily left the international calendar in the 1970s for being too dangerous, but it has made a comeback in recent years as a vintage and a rally event. Today, the race was canceled following a fatal crash between a father-daughter team and a course marshal.
It may seem like cars are only getting more and more normal. If this keeps up, will new cars ever be weird again? Come out to the New York Auto Show tonight and hear us yell about it on a live panel.
“That’s what Pontiac is all about;” Pontiac’s Jack Folden told Car Styling on showing off the design of the upcoming 1992 Pontiac Bonneville. “Romance, sex. It’s the kind of car that makes people want it, rather than need it.”
“All the cool things people say about these cars are true.”
Yes, even yours.
The C7 Corvette (grr) is a fun, long-legged sports car that will happily eat up a road trip, dance through a back road and shred some tires at will. The Z06 (grunt) is like that, but with more speed and more overheating. Here, now, is the ZR1 (grr grunt urgh grr) presumably not christmas-tree’ing the dashboard with…
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Traffic sucks, so why not start your morning off with some music? You provide the toast and we’ll provide the jams.
The cars, the roads, the entire transportation systems of tomorrow will be influenced by decisions and events of today. How exactly? That’s what we’re going to argue about, this Friday and Saturday, in two panels at the New York Auto Show. You should come through.
I understand none of this but I appreciate its remarkable prominent swearing.