Mary Barra Gets TIME Cover After Testifying She's Not Influential

When Mary Barra testified before Congress she argued that she had no influence on, or knowledge of what was going on in her company. And now she's on the cover of TIME's 100 most influential people list. » 4/24/14 4:40pm 18 minutes ago

The lightest, simplest Lotus ever wasn't a car

Think back about a month or so, and you might recall the C-01, Lotus's striking superbike. No, it's not a true Lotus; the company just licensed its name and a handful of brand caché to a collaboration between German motorsport firms Kodewa and the Holzer Group. That's not to detract from the bike; it's a beautiful thing … » 4/24/14 4:32pm 25 minutes ago

I Spent A Week Driving The 2014 Lexus IS350, And Here Are My Thoughts

I recently spent a week with the all-new Lexus IS350. Those of you who follow the car industry know this vehicle well: it's Lexus's entry-level sport sedan, featuring a 306-horsepower V6, loads of modern technology, excellent handling, and a large front grille that sometimes eats puppies. » 4/24/14 4:16pm 41 minutes ago

Use The 2015 Mustang's Burnout Control To Race, Lose Your Warranty

The 2015 Ford Mustang, bro! It has Line Lock and Track Apps for ripping sick burnouts at your next track day, bro! It's designed specifically for smoking your bitch-ass Camaro-driving friends at the drag strip, bro! But please note that engaging in such behavior will, in fact, void your warranty. » 4/24/14 2:55pm Today 2:55pm

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 Today 2:00pm

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 Today 1:49pm

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 Today 1:40pm

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

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