Though Volkswagen’s Dieselgate scandal didn’t surface until the latter part of last year, reports suggest that an employee warned VW managers—including former CEO Martin Winterkorn—as early as May 2014 that U.S. regulators might check the company’s engine software in an investigation of pollution levels.
During a round of Funny Car qualifying at the NHRA season opener in Pomona, California, 69-year-old series veteran Gary Densham went barreling through the sand traps and into a safety net after his parachutes failed to deploy.
When the Nissan GT-R first arrived on U.S. shores, it was immediately pitted against the all-wheel-drive and boosted Porsche 911 Turbo. While the GT-R was a great performance value back in the day, the tables have turned in such spectacular fashion that you can now get a great example of Germany’s finest sports car…
I’m going to go out on a limb and say that a safe 102% of the readers of this site are fans of both cars and a vast and disgusting variety of sexual acts. And that’s great. My stand on cars is well established (quite pro) and when it comes to sex, I can’t think of a more enjoyable way to get the maximum genetic…
In an attempt to restore confidence in the industry following the Volkswagen Dieselgate scandal, German government officials reportedly want to introduce a system of randomized, unannounced emissions tests for all manufacturers.
Following over an hour of pursuit, a Texas police chase ended in both gunshots to the tire and spike strips on Thursday night. Once the whole ordeal concluded, the man being chased admitted to a few illegal actions on camera before telling the media that he is “done with people trying to take [his] freedom.”
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British Army and Royal Marine engineers had relied on FV180 Combat Engineering Tractor for four decades prior to 2013, but that began to change just a few years ago. BAe Systems’ ridiculously versatile, and rapidly transportable combat engineering vehicle named the Terrier has taken over the role, and it’s not just a…
Happy Sunday! Welcome to Holy Shift, where we highlight big innovations in the auto and racing industries each week—whether they be necessary or simply for comfort.
Changes are already underway following Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter’s attempt to reboot the anti-ISIS coalition while in Brussels. Saudi fighter jets will be heading to Turkey, and a Turkish-Saudi ground offensive in Syria looks like it could be a real possibility—an idea that Russia despises.
Just before the Volkswagen Group fully asserted its takeover of Lamborghini beginning in 2000, a final pure-bred Lamborghini Diablo rolled off the line. According to the auctioneer, that car goes up for bidding in less than a month.
It’s a bad sign when you blow up in the inspection line. From the 24 Hours of LeMons race at Barber Motorsports Park. Live streams from the Sonoma race can be viewed here.
Early Volkswagen buses are kind of a big deal. The older they get, the more rare and valuable they become—a group of fanatics even airlifted a rusted-out 1954 model from a forest one time—and this redesign concept of the T1 pays good homage to the original.
Just two races into the FIA World Rally Championship season, a disagreement between drivers and organizers led to plans for a boycott by competitors. That plan failed to materialize, but did get nearly half of the stages cut from the rally.
With Valentine’s Day coming up, finding the right words is crucial. Sometimes, it can be hard for us car enthusiasts to find partners who relate to our love of racing, speed and hard-to-fix mechanical problems. To help you out, here are some valentines that may explain your passion to your sweetheart—and your…
The formula sounds simple: buy some old $800 Craigslist special and stuff an omnipresent LS in it. This is what every Internet car nerd recommends if you want cheap speed, and this is how this kind of budget build actually plays out, fuckups included.
It’s almost Valentine’s Day, so if you’ve forgotten to do anything nice for your partner, here’s your warning. Get your ass in gear. If it helps get you in the mood, consider this: was one of the loveliest cars ever made, the Alfa Romeo Giulietta, named for Juliet? You know, Juliet Capulet?
On Friday, President Obama designated three new national monuments in the California desert totaling almost 1.8 million acres. That’s a whole lot of space that includes off-road driving areas and a chunk of historic Route 66. Let’s take a look at what this new designation actually means.
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While there’s something to be said about more and more women breaking into the sausage-fest world of motorsport, one woman is now going to bust into the biggest boys’ club of them all: Top Gear. If it’s a big change they’re after, racing driver Sabine Schmitz is the perfect woman to bring it.