Daniel Ricciardo didn’t make it to the finish of the Australian Grand Prix this year, but he did make it to the first corner, which is something of an achievement given that his front wing exploded.
Don’t worry, folks, President Donald Trump is here to save General Motors’ Ohio plan, just like he saved, uh, Carrier. Oh god. This isn’t going to end well, is it. All that and more in The Morning Shift for Monday, March 18, 2019.
Look at this little bike-engined hillclimb special, its hood flapping away in the wind. I cannot help but love it.
I had a good 14. I knew my hometown back to front, and my bike took me everywhere I needed to go. At least that’s how I remember it now. Maybe my 14 was trash. Certainly I wasn’t sliding someone else’s Ford GT around a snow-covered race track.
This weekend marks the start of the rally season here in the States, with a pair of blue-and-yellow Subarus looking like favorites. But there’s an interesting car challenging them: Ken Block’s ultramodern Ford Escort Cosworth.
Today’s cutting-edge car designs focus on things like electric power, and semi-autonomous driving. But look back a few decades and you’ll find Detroit struggling to reach a different set of aspirations. This is the 1984-1986 Chrysler Laser, a car tasked with the lofty goal of being... a somewhat practical sporty coupe.
Today is the day of 2JZ-swapped 2020 Toyota Supras, apparently. This morning former D1GP champion Diago Saito stood beside a fresh A90-gen car, gleaming 2JZ in its heart. And before the day is over so stands... former D1GP champion Masato Kawabata beside a fresh A90-gen car, gleaming 2JZ in its heart.
Don’t be quite so fooled into thinking it’s doing it out of the goodness of its heart. This is a cold, hard, business decision. Live by the lease, die by the lease. All that and more on The Morning Shift for March 11, 2019.
A very flat out morning to you, from the 1987 Safari Rally and the Nissan S12 Silvia 200SX.
The current VW Golf was a revolution when it came out, at least by the standards of the slow-roll Golf, coming with new modular MQB architecture under the skin. And now there’s a new new Golf that’s, well, back to evolution not revolution.
It’s easy to focus on the numbers when it comes to a new car from Koenigsegg. The Koenigsegg Jesko, its Geneva car this year, claims 1,600 horsepower, 1,000 kilos of downforce at speed, and a nine-speed transmission with seven clutches. But I’m more interested in its kind of anti-lag.
To most people, a modified car is something with new wheels, a louder exhaust, and some stickers. But the world of possibility is so, so, so much more.
“It is the time to touch the machine,” the translated subtitles read. For us, though it is time to let the sounds of machine reach us, and let triple carbs feed six cylinders in a line.
Tesla’s newest claim might be its most bold: “Tesla is shifting sales worldwide to online only.”
The Ferrari F8 Tributo made its debut today, a new mid-engine V8 Ferrari road car. Except it’s not all that new, as the bones of the thing go back to when everyone was getting laid off in the Recession.
It’s 2019 and for some reason people are just figuring out that maybe GM has been... not great. That and more in the Morning Shift for February 27, 2019.
The 2020 Toyota Corolla Hybrid is not a perfect car, nor is it a car without its quirks. But there is no doubt in my mind that it stands at an inflection point, it on one side, the Toyota Prius on the other.
When the Wolff-Alport Chemical Company was refining rare earth elements in the 1940s and 1950s, it did the responsible thing with all of the radioactive thorium waste it produced in the process: It dumped it into the sewer.
Here’s some very important consumer advice for all of you Ferrari owners out there reading this: when you’re going to put your vintage F-car up for sale, don’t leave your private jet out of frame! Roll both those bad boys out onto the tarmac for your winning photo-op.