Yet again, race cars hold the answer. This time, it’s with an aesthetic grievance: Lexus’ creepy hourglass grilles. While impressive in their complexity, the end result on the road car looks like some kind of unsettling alien web meant for trapping possums on the road and shooting them into an alternate dimension.
The international nightmare is over; the crisis has been solved. The Mercedes F1 team, whose newly crowned champion retired days after winning the Formula One title, will add Williams’ Valtteri Bottas to its lineup. Taking Bottas’ seat will be Felipe Massa, who retired from Williams less than two months ago.
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There’s Japanese Domestic Market, then there’s JDM. Just because something is made for the Japanese market doesn’t mean it fits with JDM style. Given the severe modifications in many sections of the Tokyo Auto Salon, it was heart-warming to see students of Toyota Automotive College produce a prime example of JDM: the…
The ad for today’s Nice Price or Crack Pipe Suzuki says you need to do homework before buying it. That’s owed to it being a JDM import, which means the test will be given at the DMV. Let’s see first if its price gets a passing grade.
If you’ve ever seen Goldfinger or basically half of the James Bond movies, you’ve probably thought about how neat the rotating license plate gadgets on the British superspy’s cars were. Too bad it doesn’t work out so great in the real world.
AMC has approved a six-episode documentary series from James Cameron about how the science fiction genre has changed over time, as well as how it’s changed us.
The W124, sofa king cool.
As someone who is already terrified of the size and momentum of semi trucks while driving, seeing this video of one getting blown over by nothing but the wind while barreling down the highway isn’t helping my irrational fears.
If there’s one piece of the Roman Empire that has managed to weave its way into popular culture, it’s the army. Every decade or so, we get a new movie featuring the heroics of a Russell Crowe (Gladiator), Clive Owen (King Arthur), or Michael Fassbender (Centurion, which is an awesome action flick), and images of…
Taking risks in life can sometimes lead to great things. If you took those risks and they made you rich enough to buy a Porsche 911 R, congratulations. I’m just not sure the risk of drifting that 911 R on a snowy mountain road is worth it, though.
Getting into your car, turning the key and hearing... nothing is one of the biggest bummers of automobile ownership. Here are some tips on what to do if it happens to you.
If you were one of those kids in high school who couldn’t get enough of Mock United Nations Day, or you’re just like me and can’t get enough 1990s aesthetic in your life because yes, you are simple and predictable and trendy, then this 1990 Nissan President Sovereign is perfect for you.
The Rimac Concept_One has been taking down some of the quickest hypercars in drag races and now it has turned its sights on the Bugatti Veyron. The result is a demonstration on how we are entering a new age of performance cars powered by batteries instead of pistons.
Would you care to take on a weekend project? Here is the twin-turbo 5.2-liter V12 from the Aston Martin DB11, completely disassembled. How hard can it be?
The 2017 Corvette Grand Sport is the Corvette to own, but you’re “only” working with that 460 horsepower 6.2-liter LT1 V8. This means, on paper, the Hellcat twins have you beat with their stupidly-powerful 707 horsepower outputs, at least until now.