No, The Bond Bug Is Not Amphibious

Certain cars inspire certain reactions in people. Pieces of old, familiar Detroit iron tend to illicit thumbs-up or the occasional "I used to own one of those!" A more exotic supercar like, say, a Ferrari 360 Modena, might get you a "How fast does it go?" or a "How much horsepower?" » 9/18/14 11:37am 9 minutes ago

Mazda let us drive the Miata Coupe

All this talk of a Miata Coupe is entirely Mazda's fault. Back in 1996, the company tossed us the keys to its Miata M Coupe Concept. The idea worked then, and it still works now. So come on, Mazda. Throw a hard top on the ND.

Jump over to Road & Track to read the full write up from '96, and check out photos from the… » 9/18/14 11:05am 40 minutes ago

Hyundai Just Spent A Record $10 Billion For New Gangnam HQ Site

This is The Morning Shift, our one-stop daily roundup of all the auto news that's actually important — all in one place every weekday morning. 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? » 9/18/14 10:12am Today 10:12am

Tesla Says New Jersey Regulators Can't Stop Direct Sales

In April the New Jersey Motor Vehicle Commission revoked Tesla's dealership licence in the state. Currently there are two pieces of legislation due for a vote in the fall that could allow Tesla to operate. But the automaker claims that the state regulators didn't have the authority to shut down direct sales. » 9/18/14 8:45am Today 8:45am

Could This Long-Garaged 1974 De Tomaso Pantera Grab $47,500?

How much does a car wash cost these days? It seems that it's too much for the seller of today's Nice Price or Crack Pipe Pantera. Of course if it weren't all dusty, you wouldn't know it was found in a barn... er, garage, or so says that same seller. Will that rare and dusty provenance make its price a regular barn… » 9/18/14 8:00am Today 8:00am

This Brazil-Only Ghia May Be The Loveliest Air-Cooled VW Of All

That headline is actually a pretty controversial statement, since a great many in Aircooldom think that this car, the Brazilian Karmann-Ghia TC, is not lovely at all. The most common description is that it looks like the offspring of a Porsche 911 and a Pinto. I think it's lovely, and I want everyone to know it. » 9/17/14 10:45pm Yesterday 10:45pm

Teen Crashes SUV Because Idiot Friend Set His Armpit Hair On Fire

There's a good lesson here, and it's one far too often neglected in driver's ed programs: if you don't want to crash, be sure not to set fire to the driver's armpit hair. I know you're thinking "it's just an armpit fire— what's the big deal?" but the truth is it can seriously impair driving, like it did for some young… » 9/17/14 8:00pm Yesterday 8:00pm