Doing a burnout is about the most knuckle-dragging thing you can do in a car short of jump it while running from revenoors. That’s probably why it’s so satisfying to see one shot with a $40,000 Flir T1K thermal camera.
Hi. Hey. How are you? You seem well. You look, and you’ll excuse me for being a little forward here, like you could use a 1962 Volvo Amazon for $550.
Ferrari doesn’t need to advertise. All it needs to do is put a prancing horse badge on something red with a big engine and it’s gonna sell enough hats and jackets to stay in business. Even still, the company puts together some media for its cars, and for the new 812 Superfast, it went retrowave.
You know NIO—the Chinese-backed startup formerly known as NextEV—from the NIO EP9, what they claim is the world’s fastest electric car and one that just set some impressive lap records at Circuit of the Americas. Today they showed the world Eve, a concept car with claims of Level 4 autonomy and a hoped 2020 production…
Every modern McLaren, from the 2011 MP4-12C to the P1 to the 720S is powered by a single family of twin turbo V8s. This engine didn’t come out of nowhere; it started life in a largely-forgotten supercar from Nissan.
In 1964, John Surtees won the Formula 1 World Championship of Drivers behind the wheel of a Ferrari. This, coupled with his seven titles in two different motorcycle racing classes he’d collected over the past few years, made him the only person to take world championships in cars and bikes at racing’s top levels. It’s…
A thousand feet down the track, the supercharger on Sean Belt’s nitro-burning iron big block Chevy exploded. Here’s as good a view of that explosion as you’re gonna get.
Well, that’s not exactly right. It looks like a baby Acura NSX, but I have reason to believe that it’s not quite as exciting as that. Well, that’s not quite right either. It’s exciting, but, well, you know what, let me try to explain.
Let me begin by saying that I adore Honda and that I deeply appreciate their participation in Formula 1, particularly with McLaren. With that out of the way, man, McLaren-Honda has shit the bed.
Many of you out there are looking for a capable but interesting classic off-roader, dreaming about big Benzes and forbidden-fruit Land Rovers. Here’s a simple piece of advice: just buy a Jeep.
Lamborghini, as the old story goes, got its start when old man Ferruccio went over to Ferrari with the idea of sticking a tractor clutch in his sports car and got rejected. It is a company of doing things better than the next guy.
Remember those first heady weeks when the Ford Focus RS started showing up on the road? Blue rockethatches, bright and innocent, right up until that one dude drift-moded his way into the side of a mountain. Apparently this is what that car looks like now. (Update: different car, dude!)
Lamborghini is not taking you Internet “experts” lightly when you say that the Italians faked their Huracán Performante Nürburgring production car lap record. Lamborghini has video. Lamborghini has data. Lamborghini will waltz right into your basement and shove it all in your face if it has to.
Above is a lovely MG 1100, built from 1962 through to 1973. This is a 1960s car and, unless there’s something I’ve forgotten, it’s the oldest car I’ve ever driven.
You might think you’ve seen some a good driving. Excellent car control. Sharp reactions. Nah, son. Look at the snap on this ‘70s Celica drift car. Reassess those skill levels.
Suddenly, I am extremely jealous.
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My current obsession: a bumpy, jumpy, Triumph-knockoff first-generation Fairlady done up in vintage rally trim, like these original runners in the ‘69 Rallye Monte Carlo.
Traffic sucks, so why not start your morning off with some music? You provide the toast and we’ll provide the jams.