We were confronted with the idea of a 501-day mission to send two people on a flyby of Mars. There's only one way to make this work and it involves porn stars.
Monsieur Bernhard Nabucet has been running his own trucking company just outside Paris for nearly fifty years now. He has also been a massive fan of Volvos since day one, so it's no wonder that next to the shiny new fleet, he also has a special one in the garage.
Yes, a 1990s-era Formula One tire is slower than a tire off of a truck...when you roll them down a ski jump slope.
Remember Dennis Tito? He's the millionaire who became the first space tourist back in 2001, who bought himself a ticket on a Soyuz heading to the International Space Station. Now he's got some big new space plans: he wants to send two people on a Mars flyby mission in 2018. If he can pull it off, there's lots of…
This is the new Ssangyong Rodius. Glad to see they decided not to make it attractive. Phew.
Just a reminder, Adrian Sutil, returning F1 driver for Force India, was found guilty of cutting a man in the neck with a broken champagne glass.
I once saw a McLaren F1 covered with dead bugs, clear evidence of a butler with a can of dead bugs and a tube of superglue — or of actual use of the car on an actual road. One day, there will be a shot like this of the P1. I hope.
Even though last Saturday's NASCAR crash was a terrible event, it was also a showcase for what's right with human kind. Fan Becket McGinn was hit in the chest with a tire and nearly killed. Two anonymous fans saved his life. He wants to know who they are.
Good Lord, I am so glad that the whole "Harlem Shake" thing is on the way out. To say that it was "massively irritating" is the understatement of the year. (It seems to have been replaced by a meme that involves putting screams into a video by someone named Taylor Swift.) But before the shake goes away forever, it…
Spring is nearly here and we're anxious to trade the dark hipster monastery that is the Gawker office for the beautiful open highways of America. And what better escape vehicle than an SRT Viper GTS? We're going on a road trip, y'all, and we're bringing some friends. Come hang out with us on our SRTxSW adventure.
How far gone are we from the days when talent was the best way to get into F1? So far that when GP2 driver and F1 hopeful Luiz Razia was fired from Marussia F1 yesterday, there was no question of how often he damaged the car in testing, how fast he was or how good he was at conserving tires. Instead, it was entirely…
Yes, swag transmission oil is a thing.
Mahindra doesn't sell any cars or trucks in the US. At all. So when they flew me out to India to show me what they do, I was naturally wondering if maybe they were planning on making another try for a spoonful of the vast US market. I asked everyone I could, and I either got very noncommittal replies or outright…
Wade Beauchamp just finished writing his book, Scream If You Wanna Go Faster, and like anyone who's just finished writing a book, he was ready to do anything but type more stupid words into a stupid computer, already.
Honda is testing the brand new Civic WTCC for the '13 season. After completing the last three races of the 2012 championship, a two car works team will try to beat the competition with 2009 World Touring Car Champion Gabriele Tarquini and Tiago Monteiro behind the wheel.
Former AT&T boss and 10-month GM CEO Ed Whitacre has a book out about how he saved GM. I've already lampooned that notion, but it's nice to see 'Maximum' Bob Lutz chime in, if only because Lutz was there and because Lutz is a jet-flying, Global Warming-denying madman who always speaks his mind. Lutz, predictably,…