Feds: Anti-Tesla Dealer Laws Are Bad For Competition

Ever since Tesla Motors started going to war with car dealers over their direct-to-customer sales model, many of us have wondered this: Why can't a consumer buy a car however they want? Today, officials from the Federal Trade Commission addressed that question by sticking up for Tesla and saying bans on direct sales is … » 4/24/14 2:00pm 24 minutes ago

MINI ALL4 Racing. DRIVEN. MINI Adventure

I'm a little shell-shocked as I remove my helmet. Members of the MINI X-Raid PR team are actually concerned as I struggle to form coherent sentences. Though I knew that this would be a once in a lifetime opportunity, I never expected it would have this kind of impact on me. Standing to my right is the Monster Energy… » 4/24/14 1:49pm 35 minutes ago

Let The Smooth Sounds Of Toyota's Le Mans Racer Thrill And Amaze You

When it comes to Le Mans, I'm not a Toyota fan. I don't know why. I just root for everyone else. Maybe it's because I think of their cars as race Camrys. But this TS040. Damn it sounds amazing. » 4/24/14 1:40pm 44 minutes ago

Nissan's Ingenious Plan To Eliminate Car Washes Just Might Work

I have mixed feelings on car washes. On the one hand, I like watching all the cool machines do their thing because I am a child. On the other hand, it's a pain to have to take time out of your day to clean your car, plus you have to pay money, because I am an adult. But Nissan might've just gotten rid of it. » 4/24/14 1:20pm Today 1:20pm

Peugeot And Citroën Want To Return To The U.S., Maybe

What's French for hoonage? I don't know for two reasons: I don't speak French, and PSA Peugeot Citroën hasn't sold cars here since the early 1990s. But they're considering coming back to America, the land of freedom, so we can enjoy their offerings again! Maybe. If other things work out. » 4/24/14 12:40pm Today 12:40pm

Survey: Dealers Lack Knowledge and are Reluctant to Sell EV Cars

Elon Musk has maintained for the longest time that dealerships will sway people away from EVs and into gas cars. He says, "...auto dealers have a fundamental conflict of interest between promoting gasoline cars, which constitute virtually all of their revenue, and electric cars, which constitute virtually none." » 4/24/14 12:36pm Today 12:36pm

Meet The First Mini Paceman That Doesn't Totally Suck

From Truck Yeah: Pickup truck conversions usually end up coming out as abominable hack jobs, or more rarely asrolling works of art. But this Mini Paceman Pickup custom-built by trainees at a Munich BMW store just looks like a lot of fun. » 4/24/14 12:19pm Today 12:19pm

These Ten Cars Would Be Amazing As Convertibles

Chopping the top off a new car is much easier than it used to be thanks to a modern super rigid chassis and high-strength materials. Car makers should get back in the open-top game starting with these ten models. » 4/24/14 11:00am Today 11:00am

This Is How They Fit Everything Into The Nissan ZEOD RC

The Nissan ZEOD RC, an all-electric race car based on the crazy DeltaWing, is still a wonder of packaging, despite the tiny size of electric motors. This X-ray of the car (note: not a real X-ray, they are not looking to fry the drivers, I hope) shows just how they fit it all in. » 4/24/14 10:40am Today 10:40am

Why Porsche 911 GT3 Owners Are Still Super Pissed Off

So a few Porsche 911 GT3 models caught fire. Porsche agreed to replace nearly 800 engines at no cost to the owners to fix the problem. End of story, right? Not quite, as it turns out GT3 owners are still pissed off because they say Porsche isn't treating everyone the same. » 4/24/14 10:00am Today 10:00am

23 Amazing Soviet Visions For The Future of Transportation

Tekhnika Molodezhi, or "Technology for the Youth," is a Soviet and Russian monthly science magazine that's been published since 1933. Like its U.S. and French counterparts, Popular Mechanics or the Le Petite Journal, the magazine is famous for its spectacular covers—often depicting fantastic scenes from the possible… » 4/24/14 9:47am Today 9:47am

Pride Will Only Make You Stronger (And Get You A Nicer Car)

Pretend you own a Lexus IS350 F Sport. Obsidian black. It sleeps in your garage at night. The engine shakes you awake through the engine start button every morning. You don't need coffee to prepare you for your day because a quick full-throttle blast onto the on-ramp is all you need. You roll the windows down so you… » 4/24/14 12:00pm Today 12:00pm