Everything From The New York Auto Show You Care About: Day One

It's the New York Auto Show kickoff day this morning, but a chuck of the news broke last night as auto journos sucked down free booze and free food (mostly the booze). Here's everything you care about so far. » 4/16/14 9:11am 7 minutes ago

The Only Part Of The 220-Lb Lighter 2016 Mazda Miata You Need To See

The Mazda Miata has never been a heavyweight. No sir. It's actually been one of the lightest and liveliest little bachelor's sports mobiles around. But the next gen car is going on a crash diet and has lost 220 pounds, or basically the weight of a Miata. » 4/16/14 8:41am 37 minutes ago

2015 Infiniti QX80 Gets A Facelift, Still Looks Like A Cyborg Bull

The 2015 Infiniti QX80 has been subtly tweaked to look a little more closely related to the Q50 sedan and get a larger rear bumper. It's a little sleeker up front, but the style is still polarizing. A "Limited" trim with even more chrome will also join the lineup for 2015. » 4/16/14 8:35am 43 minutes ago

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

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


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