“We’ve been working for 20 years now with different...kind of elements of government personnel,” former two-wheel drive national rally champion Wyatt Knox explains, “that I’ve signed a lot of things and I would disappear if I told you who they were.”
“Or you get a full refund,” Elon Musk told the press.
The Tesla Roadster, unexpectedly, is back. The specs that Tesla are claiming verge on the unbelievable. Top speed of 250+ MPH. 0-60 in 1.9 seconds. Range of 620 miles.
Never have I seen a car look quite as uncomfortable as this Red Bull Racing RB8 taking on Tremola Pass in the Alps. Look at it squirm.
When Ford finally phased out the Crown Victoria, police departments stockpiled as many of these cars as they could. At first, it’s difficult to see why: at the end of its life, the Crown Vic was as creaky, old, and as obsolete as cars got. But there were a few reasons why these sedans were (and still are) so beloved.
Rolling Stone just published a bit of a stargazing profile of Elon Musk and in it the Silicon Valley rocket boy comes across as....uh.....dark. Here are just a few of his quotes from the piece.
The organizers behind LMP1, the top technoclass in prototype racing, have recognized one of its big problems. No, not that it priced itself out of existence. LMP1 racers look generic, and they may start looking more like actual cars.
The Martin Stationette was pitched as the American economy car of the future. It was supposed to make our lives better, our roads clearer, but only one prototype was ever built. That’s probably for the best. On this week’s episode of Jason Drives (I am writing the post for it because Jason is off doing stupid shit in…
The deepest joy of the world of hot rodding, at least to me, is all of the weird old hot rodder’s tricks that seem too strange, too goofy to be true. It is with this in mind that I present the salad bowl that makes more power.
After some research, I believe that I know what this car is.
I venture out and into the realm of online, generally beset with emails I should respond to, tweet replies I shouldn’t, and bits of news I wish I hadn’t seen in the first place. And then I find myself slowly ambling back to 1980s rally videos.
Back in the 1970s, Nissan was sort of stuck in a rut. The gas crises had ballooned the profits and export sales of the Japanese auto industry as a whole, but Nissan had lost its edge against Toyota and even the young upstart Honda. Particularly bad was Nissan’s prestige model, the Skyline, which had gone from a…
I always thought that early race cars were kind of quaint, slowly belching their way down roads at speeds you’d get on a merry-go-round today. Fuck no. These things were fucking fast and everyone who raced anything like this was a goddamn lunatic.
Before the Indy 500, there was the Vanderbilt Cup, the first car race in America to pull in major international competitors. Around the turn of the century, it was one of the most prestigious races in the world. What’s more, it took place on public roads in Long Island, New York, roads that are still open today.
In the warm light of spring 2016, I flew to Sacramento, opened up Craigslist in the airport, and owned a 1970s Volkswagen two days later. It was a beautiful experience, and one that I should probably not repeat. With this in mind, please buy this beautiful Toyota Corolla before I buy another plane ticket.
One of the few good things to happen this year was Porsche perfectionists Singer teamed up with William Advanced Engineering (yes, the Formula One Williams) to make a new air-cooled, naturally-aspirated, 9,000 RPM, 500-horsepower 4.0-liter flat six. Finally, we can hear it yarp.
The new TV-equipped Audi A8 has active suspension, which in the past has been used for a tunable ride and raising for better ground clearance. But Audi now thinks active suspension can be used for passive safety, and its new system can jack up a side of the car to better protect its occupants in the moments before a…