The old “hachiroku” Toyota Corolla AE86 is one of the most beloved cars in the automotive world. Simple, light, rear-wheel drive and not much else. But these 1980s heroes are getting old and frail, except for one in Japan.
You really did it. One of you maniacs out there actually spent a hot $102,000 on a 1989 BMW E30 M3 with 35,000 miles.
I, like many of you out there I am sure, once thought to myself, “Hey, I’ve seen the chase scene from Bullitt about 900 times. I should watch the whole movie. It’s probably good.” No. It’s not. Run while you still have a chance.
Mercedes-AMG seems like it’s almost trying to lose its identity of a niche little corner of the Benzian empire—rare, loud, imposing and blanketing the nearest intersection with tire smoke. But none of that matters now. For just a moment, I’m going to enjoy this straight six with an AMG badge.
The most famous winter rallies in the world take place in the frozen norths of Sweden, Norway and Finland, but the gnarliest ones take place right here in America. Why? Because we run our snow rallies without studs.
With every day we seem to inch closer to fully driverless cars in series production, but it’s still not clear if they’ll ever fully displace human-driven cars. One of the more cogent takes on the issue comes from, of all places, Toyota’s factory race program in Japan.
Mercedes-Benz and Aston Martin have recently shown off ultra high-strung Formula 1-style roadgoing supercars. They’re fine. But Toyota’s Gazoo Racing just debuted the GR Super Sport Concept, and it’s better. Instead of being F1-inspired, Gazoo’s “road car concept model” is based off its 24 Hours of Le Mans program.…
Here’s how GM did a car with no steering wheel or pedals, in 1964. This is the Firebird IV concept. (It had airplane-style controls mounted to the armrests instead.)
If you ever need proof that you don’t need a ton of power to have a fun car, take a look at this Ford Crown Victoria P71. It only puts 230 horsepower to the rear wheels, but the owner has modified it to the point that it’s basically “a fat Miata.”
Looking for a car? Looking for a car that’s down to clown? Looking for a car that’s active and speedy and keen on engaging in vigorous driving maneuvers? Well, good friends, direct your eyes to the sweet cherry that is the Mazda 323 GTX.
Snow and ice lays before us. Veritably, it is the danger driving season. Nothing will set your brain sideways quite like this re-edit of the 2009 Rally Norway, where Citroëns and Fords and Subarus and Mitsubishis raced in white. Also, one guy had AC/DC on.
Today I emerged from my Thought Chamber, opened up the internet and saw a picture of an F90-chassis BMW M5. “That’s a high number,” I thought to myself, my limber brain switching over the previous F10, E60, E34 and E28 generation codes. “But is it the highest number?”
I can barely convince my friends to go see a movie. The Rolling Death Van Club in Portland, by contrast, is able to coordinate meet up after meet up, helping each other buy, fix up and run the coolest old vans in the country. Looking at all of these tattoo’d, pierced survivor van owners, suddenly I feel like the piece…
Well, here’s my favorite car video today. It’s the internet’s Most Sensible Car Reviewer Extraordinaire Doug DeMuro in Initial D.
Hyundai is working on some kind of sports car project, as the company appears to have confirmed at CES. The exact nature of the car isn’t clear, but it really should be a supercar. The stars are aligned. The time is right.
A few years back Volkswagen debuted a 900-horsepower Passat converted to rear-wheel drive with a Chevy V8 to run in Formula Drift. It seemed like sacrilege, at least until the moment we heard the yowl of its 8-into-1 exhaust.
One of Australia’s most major highways, the Hume Freeway linking Melbourne to Sydney, has seen some interesting traffic patterns as of late. It’s all thanks to the tar in the road literally melting under sustained 100-plus degree temperatures of a heat wave.
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There were a lot of good cars braving the blizzard in New York City today. These are some of them, and even more are parked. We went out in my colleague Mike Ballaban’s Lexus IS300 wagon to go find them.