Here’s Why Kia Is The Biggest Threat to Mercedes-Benz

It's one of life's simple truths: automotive journalists get to have all the fun. You know it. Your friends know it. Your wife knows it. And now, I especially know it, because I recently got the chance to spend a few days driving the all-new Kia Forte. It was an excellent experience, and I strongly recommend that… » 7/30/14 3:35pm 35 minutes ago

James Bond's Micro-Jet Lives On As A Pretend Cruise Missile

You probably remember it from the Bond classic Octopussy, where the Roger Moore piloted the tiny BD-5J microjet through a hangar to dodge a missile. It was one of the Bond Franchise's most memorable moments. Some 30 years later, the tiny BD-5J has found a new purpose in life, not dodging missiles on screen, but… » 7/30/14 3:16pm 53 minutes ago

Oh Yeah, The GT-R Nismo Is Way Wilder To Drive Than The Regular GT-R

"Wow," was all I could say, emerging from a Nissan GT-R for the first time. It really did exceed my expectations. Then I drove the Nismo version, one of about 60 that will come to the US this year. And sweet sweaty bear bollocks, the thing made me reconsider what I thought was possible on four wheels. » 7/30/14 2:25pm Today 2:25pm

This Fixer-Upper MKIV Toyota Supra Turbo Needs A New Home

Earlier this month, I wrote about why you should buy an MKIV Toyota Supra. Well, joy of joys, here's one on eBay that's way below market value - with good reason. It needs a fair amount of work. However, it's a smoking deal if you can get it for under the seller's reasonable asking price. » 7/30/14 2:13pm Today 2:13pm

Florida Man Finds Phone Full Of Child Porn After Buying Used Car

When you buy a used car, you may find all kinds of things: coins, CDs, maybe an article of clothing. What you do not want to find is a cell-phone with some child-porn on it. That happened to an unsuspecting Florida car buyer when he purchased a 2005 Pontiac that was owned by a convicted sex offender. » 7/30/14 1:56pm Today 1:56pm

Icon Wants To Use A Tesla To Create This Gorgeous, One-Off Streamliner

Icon's Jonathan Ward has officially made the leap from OCD car builder to mad scientist. He's in the early stages of a new project that will see the realization of his streamliner fetish, and he's making in-roads at Tesla for the underpinnings, complete with all-wheel-drive. » 7/30/14 1:35pm Today 1:35pm

Ask Ford's Top Automotive Interior Designer Anything You Want

Amko Leenarts has been the head of interior design at Ford Motor Co. since 2012. He's the one guiding the look of Ford's car interiors worldwide. And he's here in Gizmodo's comment section to answer your questions about car design, dashboard tech, and the future of the automobile. Come ask away. » 7/30/14 1:08pm Today 1:08pm

Bring back the V10's

I was ok with the new engine noises from this year's Formula 1 cars. I thought they are the sound of the future, even though I absolutely loved the noises from last year's V8's. The V8's were amazing, but I figured the sport needed to progress, and without progress the sport would die. I don't know how I was so wrong. » 7/30/14 12:17pm Today 12:17pm

How Jaguar's Active Differential Maximizes Performance Potential

While every part of a performance car serves a purpose both aesthetic and functional, there are certain parts, like the differential, that are absolutely essential. The differential — the ability of the wheels to spin at different speeds at one time — can also make or break the performance driving experience. » 7/30/14 12:00pm Today 12:00pm