Crap, America Might Not Get The Volkswagen GTD After All

All I want is a hot hatchback that combines the handling prowess of a Volkswagen GTI with the torque and fuel economy of a diesel engine. In America, the country I live in. Is that so much to ask? Apparently so, because the Volkswagen GTD's American future is not looking bright. » 4/17/14 3:10pm 25 minutes ago

An Open Letter to Sports Car “Fans” Rooting Against the Success of…

Stop it. Stop it right now. I mean it. I know you're upset that you don't get to see LMP1s racing in the regional racing series since the merger. I know that the first two races of the inaugural season of TUSCC had issues. I know that P2s haven't had much success against DPs. You've said it. You've said it a thousand… » 4/17/14 1:49pm Today 1:49pm

This Is The Worst New Trend In Car Interior Design

I have accepted that center-mounted displays screens in cars, touch or otherwise, are not going anywhere. But why do so many of them look like they've just been tacked on as an afterthought? It looks terrible. » 4/17/14 1:40pm Today 1:40pm

The Volkswagen Golf R 400 Concept Is A Golf That Can Go 174 MPH

The Volkswagen Golf has this weird track record of producing insane über-hatch concepts. Remember the R8-esque Design Vision GTI? Or the 650 horsepower Golf with a W12 engine? Add another one to that list: the Golf R 400 Concept. » 4/17/14 12:14pm Today 12:14pm

Ask McLaren's Head Of Product Anything

McLaren has promised to introduce a new car every year while they're around. For a niche automaker, that's impressive. So what's next? They're pretty tight lipped, but perhaps their Head of Product will shed some light for us. » 4/17/14 12:00pm Today 12:00pm

German approach to recalls is pure police state: fix it or park it

Earlier this week Bloomberg ran a story that highlighted the number of drivers that fail to address vehicle safety recalls. By law automakers are required to notify owners about recalls and newer provisions in the current highway law, MAP-21, provides NHTSA more flexibility in how notifications are made to ensure the… » 4/17/14 11:48am Today 11:48am

Ferrari's Opening A Hotel In Spain So You Can Now Sleep In A Ferrari

Ferrari's branching out from just the high-end sportscar business and getting into the hotel racket, leveraging all those years of racing to finally make a hotel that's the size of a Raddison, but handles like a B&B. Their first hotel (and second theme park) will be in Barcelona, and will be, of course, Ferrari red. » 4/17/14 11:45am Today 11:45am

This Infographic Shows Why Driving is Safer With a Second Set of Eyes

Focusing on the road ahead when you're driving can be a real challenge. Whether it's an urgent text message, a crying baby in the backseat, or a biker weaving through traffic, something's always clamoring for your attention. But what if you had an extra set of eyes and ears to keep you alert and aware behind the wheel? … » 4/08/14 8:59am 4/08/14 8:59am

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 Today 12:00pm