Lotus Builds Automatic Exige, Solution To All Of Company's Problems

Nobody buys the Lotus Exige. Well, pretty much nobody. Definitely nobody in America, since poor Lotus doesn't sell it here anymore, but close to nobody buys them in Europe, either. Since there is no conceivable reason for that, Lotus is now throwing an automatic in the Exige. Yes, a torque-converter automatic. » 10/24/14 9:55pm 56 minutes ago

​This Valet App Might Be The Next Best Thing To Uber

Parking in most major cities – and San Francisco, in particular – sucks. More often then not, when the wife and I head into the city for a night out, we park somewhere cheap and Uber our way around. It's both idiotic and costly, but it beats circling for a space for 45 minutes and then walking 10 blocks. That's why… » 10/24/14 9:25pm Today 9:25pm

The Triple Eight Sandman Is An Ass-Hauling Australian Shooting Brake

As a "tribute" to the iconic two-door station wagons of Holden Australia's yesteryear, Red Bull and Triple Eight Engineering have cooked up this insane shooting brake with 705 BHP, full racing suspension, and... surfboard racks. » 10/24/14 8:55pm Today 8:55pm

Watch This $2.2M P-51 Mustang Make A Gear-Up Belly Landing

Big Beautiful Doll, a gorgeous 1944 P-51D Mustang, had a landing gear malfunction over Mesa, Arizona yesterday. As a result, its owner Jeff Pino executed an amzingly textbook perfect gear-up belly landing. The Mustang's Merlin engine, prop and underside will cost some serious dough to have repaired, but she and her… » 10/24/14 8:05pm Today 8:05pm

eBay Challenge: The Best Classics For Less Than $10,000

We all know what $10k will get you on the new car market - a big fat nothing. So I propose a challenge, in which you use that money on a vehicle that was made in a simpler time - when cars ran on leaded fuel, seat belts were optional at the dealer and the only traction control available was your right foot. » 10/24/14 7:39pm Today 7:39pm

Two Crowd-Funded Inventions That Could Up Your Tailgate Party Game

Parking lot party enthusiast Matt MacLean has invented (and successfully Kickstarter-funded) an all-in-one compostable tailgate-party loadout. Burger bro Matt Hureau wants to put a lift kit on your cheeseburgers. » 10/24/14 7:02pm Today 7:02pm

Meet The Car That's The VW Beetle's Oldest And Most Direct Ancestor

I've written before about Paul Schilperood's remarkable book that makes the case that the VW Beetle was largely developed based on the ideas of the Jewish auto journalist Josef Ganz and not Ferdinand Porsche, as has been commonly thought. Today, I want to look in detail at a key component of this idea: The Standard… » 10/24/14 6:35pm Today 6:35pm

You Can Buy This Ferrari Enzo Engine For The Price Of A Jaguar F-Type

I see you, Mr. Junior Executive. You didn't just seal the deal, you crushed that shit. And now, after reading all the nice things we said about it, you have your eye on a Jaguar F-Type to get your speed fix once your 18-hour workday is done. I'm here to tell you to forget the F-Type; buy this Ferrari Enzo engine… » 10/24/14 5:37pm Today 5:37pm

The Porsche 911 Won't Go Hybrid Just Yet

A few years ago, most of us would have scoffed at the idea of a hybrid Porsche 911. But now we live in the era of high-performance hybrids like Porsche's own 918 Spyder, and the idea isn't so silly anymore. But while we've suspected Porsche has been testing a hybrid 991 911, the idea is apparently off the table for… » 10/24/14 3:38pm Today 3:38pm

Administrator Over Caterham F1 Team Wants The Team To Keep Racing

Although Caterham has been given approval by the FIA to miss the next two Formula One grands prix at Austin and Brazil due to ongoing financial difficulties, the representative for the administrator who has taken control of the team's assets, Finbarr O'Connell, says that the team is more valuable if they keep racing. » 10/24/14 3:25pm Today 3:25pm

Sweden Has A Sub That's So Deadly The US Navy Hired It To Play Bad Guy

We have been glued all week to the sub saga off the coast of Sweden, where six days in Swedish forces have only now called off their search for an elusive sub hiding in the waters off Stockholm. Yet what nobody has mentioned is just how deadly and capable Sweden's own sub fleet is, and there are few better weapons for… » 10/24/14 2:58pm Today 2:58pm

Here's Proof Tailgate Truckception Is A Real Phenomenon

This Ford SuperCab Super Duty has a picture of itself (airbrushed?) on to the tailgate. The rest of the setup isn't really my style, but I kinda love the illustration. What's with Massachusetts cars rocking redundancy this week? » 10/24/14 2:24pm Today 2:24pm