Maybe This Is Why China Isn't Buying Chinese Cars

What you're looking at is not the newest Mini Cooper derivative. It's the Lifan 330, a car that went onsale in the Chinese home market last year and recently made an appearance on the floor of the Beijing Motor Show. And I think it may be why Chinese buyers aren't buying Chinese cars. » 4/22/14 10:00pm Yesterday 10:00pm

Hell No, The Subaru WRX Hatchback Isn't Really Going To Happen

With both Mad Men and The Good Wife currently on, I get plenty of drama from TV. I don't need it from Subaru, too. Unfortunately, the latest chapter in the Subaru WRX hatchback will-they or won't-they is that they won't be making another one. » 4/22/14 9:00pm Yesterday 9:00pm

The Nurburgring, a Screaming Wife, and a Failing Saab.

The Nurburgring isn't so much a race track as it is an insane German roller coaster that you can fall off of at any moment. My wife, Kelty, sitting next to me, screaming for 11 minutes straight intensified this effect. Except, instead of a roller coaster scream she was screaming like she suddenly found herself on the… » 4/22/14 8:22pm Yesterday 8:22pm

Watch Some Geniuses Make 13-Pound Wheels For A 280 MPH Car

From /DRIVE: Most car nerds know that lightweight wheels improve a car's responsiveness by reducing rotational unsprung mass. This week on/INSIDE KOENIGSEGG 2, Christian Von K gives us the insider's tour of how the company builds the carbon-fiber wheels for its new One:1 "megacar" that can stand up to its theoretical 280 … » 4/22/14 8:00pm Yesterday 8:00pm

When The CIA Proved That A Boeing 727 Can Perform Air Drops

The CIA, via its contractor Southern Air Transport, operated four 727s during the Vietnam War. These jets were "convertible" from cargo to passenger configurations and featured a cargo door in the forward fuselage. Yet the CIA figured out that they could not only haul cargo and passengers, but they could also drop them… » 4/22/14 7:26pm Yesterday 7:26pm

Top Gear Says 'Sorry' For Weird Racist Joke, Blames America

We heard that Top Gear was getting sued last month when they used the obscure, derogatory term "slope" to refer to an Asian person in their Burma Special. Top Gear executive producer Andy Wilman just issued an apology, and it's even weirder and blames us. » 4/22/14 7:00pm Yesterday 7:00pm

Talks Continue On 2017 Spec Prototype Chassis

Plans to create a global spec prototype for 2017 continue to take shape, according to Scot Elkins IMSA's VP, Competition and Technical Regulations. The concept, which is in its formative stages, would provide a single chassis that would accept a variety of engines and possibly body styles that would do away with the… » 4/22/14 6:04pm Yesterday 6:04pm

New Hennessey Cadillac Escalade Is An Ass-Hauling American Experience

Hennessey Performance can now boost the 2015 Cadillac Escalade by about 140 horsepower with their HPE550 supercharger kit. Aesthetic mods are minimal, so you'll just have to watch for the daddy Caddy's Jurassic-Park-fence of a grille barreling down on you to know when to get the hell outta the way. » 4/22/14 5:07pm Yesterday 5:07pm

The Morgan Plus 8 Speedster Is Your Old-School Steelie Dream

Morgans are built the old way, the way cars should be, by craftsmen not on assembly lines, but in workshops. Which is why the latest special edition of the Morgan Plus 8 is so goddamn fantastic. Sure, it's got the latest in aluminum chassis development, but a belt holds down the hood. Enter the Morgan Plus 8 Speedster. » 4/22/14 4:00pm Yesterday 4:00pm

Afroduck Back In Court For Driving With A Suspended License (Updated)

Not everyone has Ed Bolian's luck. Adam Tang, the speedster known as "Afroduck" who drove around Manhattan in 24 minutes and drew the ire of police after the video of the run went viral, is back in jail, this time for driving with a suspended license. » 4/22/14 3:39pm Yesterday 3:39pm