Awful Australian Texts, Hits Cyclist With Car, Says She "Doesn't Care"

A 21-year old Australian woman who texted on her phone 44 times while driving on a short errand hit a cyclist, severely injured him, and was then quoted as saying she just didn't care. And she's only losing her license for 9 months, though she'll likely be a steaming pile of crap the rest of her life. » 4/16/14 5:08am Today 5:08am

Benz' 911 Fighter Will Be Called The Mercedes-AMG GT

Mercedes-Benz just announced their new Porsche 911 fighter, and it's called the Mercedes AMG GT. We'd been calling this one the SLC previously, and while there's not much info just yet, we do know it'll have a V8 and will be based on a unique AMG-designed platform. It's coming in September, so if you're a 911 reading… » 4/15/14 8:31pm Yesterday 8:31pm

2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Convertible: All The Speed, No Penalties

You know what people say about convertibles. You trade the wind in your hair and the sun on your face for extra weight and lots of body roll. It's fun, but anathema to performance. But with the 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Convertible, it's all pros, no cons. » 4/15/14 7:20pm Yesterday 7:20pm

The Assasination of Lincoln and The Negligence of Cost

Assembled here are the best Oppositelock posts from Friday through Sunday. It includes Lincoln's impending doom, the cost of negligence, Toyota's Motorsport Museum and stories of terrible road trips. » 4/15/14 6:20pm Yesterday 6:20pm

GM Sets Price For Heavy Duty Pickup CNG Conversion At $9,500

GM's is converting heavy duty Chevy Silverado and GMC Sierra 2500 pickups to run on compressed natural gas for $9,500, adding to their CNG-capable fleet that already includes their van lineup and soon the Impala sedan. » 4/15/14 5:46pm Yesterday 5:46pm

You Guys, The Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet Is Dead

Since yesterday's debut of the stylish-ish 2015 Nissan Murano, a single question has lingered in the hearts and minds of people everywhere: "What's gonna happen to the Murano CrossCabriolet?" It is with great sadness that I must now inform you that it is dead. » 4/15/14 4:30pm Yesterday 4:30pm

I Took My Ferrari On a 200-Mile Mountain Run With 15 Other Exotic Cars


I recently heard the call of the mountains. I think we can all agree that every car enthusiast – old or young, tall or short, iPod or Zune – hears this call at some point or another. "Get your ass up here," the mountains say. "And drive on us." The mountains can be jerks sometimes. » 4/15/14 4:14pm Yesterday 4:14pm

AN AMERICAN IN PARIS – FIA Awards F1 License to Gene Haas

At long last, it finally appears that there will be a US effort in F1. Perhaps no topic has pegged the pundit FPM counter (lip Flap Per Minute) with such consistency over recent years. There's never a shortage of opinions, whether contemplating a US manufacturer, team, or driver. Talking points have run the gamut from… » 4/15/14 4:03pm Yesterday 4:03pm

The Navy's Seawater-To-Fuel System: Can I Use It In My Car?

Last week, the US Navy flew a model airplane with a small 2-stroke engine. That's not normally news, except for one big detail: the fuel the plane burned was made from seawater via a process the Navy has been working on for years. Let's look a little into what this sorcery is, and if it'll ever power our cars. » 4/15/14 4:00pm Yesterday 4:00pm

2015 Jeep Renegade Gearing Up For World Conquest With Three Plants?

When the 2015 Jeep Renegade was first announced, we were hearing sales-target rumors of about 150,000 per year as a Jeep, and 130,000 as the Fiat 500X. But new information has come to light suggesting Jeep's planning to sell way, way more. » 4/15/14 3:45pm Yesterday 3:45pm

New Technology Allows You To Literally Smell PR Bullshit

The upcoming New York Auto show is going to be a big deal for Nissan, and not because of any car reveals or anything stupid like that. It's going to be big because Nissan will be the first carmaker in the history of time to willingly integrate a fragrance into their motor show stand. This is a game-changer, people. » 4/15/14 3:30pm Yesterday 3:30pm

How Preparing for the Singularity in the Present Is Shaping the Future

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We are living in an age of some truly grand challenges. Consider a few. Approximately 41 percent of men and women will develop cancer at some point during their lifetime, according to the National Cancer Institute. Sophisticated data breaches in 2013 resulted in over 57 million records exposed. Economic inequality is… » 3/27/14 9:00am 3/27/14 9:00am

Fill Your Tank (More Than Once!) with a $150 Gift Card

The one thing guaranteed to suck the joy out of driving is the cost of gas when you decide to top off your tank. As you pull away from the gas pump, you're not sure what's higher: the number on the bottom line of your receipt, or your blood pressure. Of course, buying gas isn't nearly as traumatic when you're spending… » 4/15/14 12:00pm Yesterday 12:00pm