Huzzah! The U.S.-Spec Alfa Romeo Will Have Manual Steering

One of the most exciting aspects of the sexy new Alfa Romeo 4C is that it has delightfully old-school unassisted steering. But for months, I have had a suspicion that this would change when the car came to America. Now, at the car's American debut at the New York Auto Show, I can confirm my fears were unfounded. » 4/18/14 10:20am 24 minutes ago

In Defense Of The 2015 Infiniti QX80 And Its Awesome Interior

Debate the looks of the 2015 Infiniti QX80 all you want. Actually, you don't have to. It's always going to look like a melted brick. A melted brick with chrome portholes that still manage to look like a $12 add-on. Too bad, because it's actually really nice. » 4/18/14 10:00am 44 minutes ago

The VW Phaeton Is Coming Back In 2018!

This is The Morning Shift, our one-stop daily roundup of all the auto news that's actually important — all in one place at 9:30 AM. Or, you could spend all day waiting for other sites to parse it out to you one story at a time. Isn't your time more important? » 4/18/14 9:30am Today 9:30am

The BMW i8 Is Wonderful Because It Feels Like The Future

When I was a kid, I used to try and imagine what kind of cars we would drive in the far-flung future year of Two Thousand Fourteen. Would they fly? Would they hit unfathomable speeds with amazing new technology? Would they look just like concept cars? I love the BMW i8 because it delivers on that promise. » 4/18/14 9:00am Today 9:00am

BREAKING Outdated Air-Cooled News: Porsche, VW, And Zündapp Lies!

The Volkswagen Beetle genesis story is easily one of the most well-known and often-told in all of motoring. I've read about it countless times, and the details almost never change. Until now. I just encountered one of my first real contradictions in the story of the Beetle, and it's making me question everything. » 4/17/14 10:00pm Yesterday 10:00pm

This Full-Length Bed Truck Should Totally Be A Thing

As you guys know, I love trucks, and I love thinking about ways to build trucks that nobody in their right mind would ever try. I still believe that the standard pickup truck design wastes too much room on the hood, and if we can't have cabover trucks, we should find another solution. » 4/17/14 8:00pm Yesterday 8:00pm

British Airways Plans To Turn Garbage Into Jet Fuel

Do you remember at the end of Back to the Future, where Doc Brown tossed a banana peel, some egg shells, and a partially-consumed beer into "Mr. Fusion" to make the DeLorean time machine fly? Now, in the present, British Airways has announced its "GreenSky" project will convert solid waste into jet fuel. » 4/17/14 4:25pm Yesterday 4:25pm

Envy Might Just be the Inspiration You Need to Live the Dream

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Picture this: your neighbor pulls his incredible new Lexus RC F (arriving Fall 2014) into his driveway. The sharp bark of the V8 stands your hair on end, and the sweeping belt line terminates into muscular shoulders that hug the wide, low-profile tires. The available carbon fiber active wing cuts through the air like a … » 4/17/14 12:00pm Yesterday 12:00pm