We’ve all heard of the notion of the automotive design “mood room.” Before an artist first sets out to sketch a brand new car, they go into a room filled with objects to become inspired. Most of the time we have no idea exactly what fills those rooms. But sometimes we know exactly what was in that room. »
The idea of a track day car, something designed solely to go as fast as possible on a track with almost no restrictions placed on the designer, is something that entered the automotive world’s collective conscience some time in the late nineties. They’ve always been the province of the more money than sense crowd, but… »
Last month, a group of flat-fender Jeep enthusiasts decided to bring their old MBs and CJs out to Colorado to wheel. The pictures are awesome. »
Kawasaki just released news of the newest iteration of the ZX-10R superbike which pairs a class leading 207 horsepower powerplant with a cutting edge electronics package. If that isn’t enough to get you excited about it, this video will help. »
The Porsche Carrera GT has a wood gearshift. Not because it needed one, but because it’s a link to the past, a link to the legendary 917. Automakers do this to pull at your heart strings, to make you forget practicality and tap into emotions, as Jack Baruth explains. »
We’re all familiar with “leave me alone, I know what I’m doing,” but here’s the exact opposite. Legendarily-named Australian touring car great Dick Johnson not only knows what he’s doing, but he’ll gladly have a laid-back chat with the Channel 7 broadcast team as he flogs a car around the Bathurst 1000.
The Honda Accord is a sensible, reliable car that actually won’t put you to sleep in the turns. What do you need to know before you buy a Honda Accord? Don’t worry, we’ll tell you everything right here in our Buyer’s Guide. »
The Subway, the El, the Tube, the Métro: Trains have been transporting humans around cities since 1863. But too many public transit systems still run like they’re stuck in the 19th century. That needs to change. »
Dating used to be simple. You’d ask someone out, pick them up, then have an anxiety attack when you got to Makeout Point. Now there’s something involving swiping right, or something. That’s why I posed this question last week: Why not let the car do the talking instead? Well, here are 10 pretty great answers. »
Yesterday, Russia fired off no less than 26 of its new Kalibr cruise missiles from ships in the Caspian Sea, all were aimed at 11 targets in Syria. Because of their launching location, the missiles had to fly through northwest Iran and northern Iraq to make it to their targets in Syria. CNN reports that a number of… »
The superbike segment was put on notice this morning. Kawasaki may be a little late in the game, but they’re here now and have a bike with world-class technology and 207 horsepower. Because fuckin’ race bike. »
“Worst car ever built,” is a phrase that gets flung around with the careless impunity of a toddler with a bag of superballs. Whatever you’ve once called the “worst car” is wrong. A Yugo may as well be a Maybach compared to the Hoffmann, the actual worst car ever built. I know because I drove it.
Film noir set or serious aerodynamics research facility? NASA blended the two in this enormous wind tunnel, the historical facility used to test the aerodynamics of everything from the Corsair through hypersonic aircraft, and the DHC-5 Buffalo through Saturn rockets. »
You really have to hand it to Valentino Rossi. Despite being 7,000 years old, he’s still kicking youngsters’ asses around racetracks. Especially when you consider he has this little slice of heaven to come home to. »