VW Invented First-Person Racing Video Games And They Don't Even Know It

You'd think the development of what is likely the first computerized driving simulator with actual computer-generated visuals would be a big deal. An achievement like that would have set the standard for not just simulators, but would have been the genesis of every first-person driving game since. Which is why it's so… » 12/18/14 12:00pm Thursday 12:00pm

The Time A Mercedes Took Porsches And Fear To Le Mans

In the seventies, coachbuilder Robert Smenk of Stuttgart created two transport trucks for Porsche. They were designed specifically for their long-tail Le Mans prototypes using a pair of 1968 Mercedes-Benz bus chassis. Today, one is back at Porsche, but its sister ended up in the US and gets driven regularly. » 12/17/14 1:53pm Wednesday 1:53pm

Watch A 28.5L Fiat Start For The First Time In A Century And Be Afraid

When most people — especially in the US — think of Fiat, they picture small cars. Little tiny baubles with watch-like engines. That, of course, isn't remotely close to the truth. There was a time when Fiat built giants, like the Beast of Turin — a 28.5L racer designed to break a speed record. And it's just been fired… » 12/01/14 5:09pm 12/01/14 5:09pm

Is This The Last Vehicle You Can Get With Old Sealed-Beam Headlights?

I suspect we take for granted just how amazing modern headlights are. They're bright, precise, and each and every car can have ones custom-designed to fit just the right shape. We live in a golden age of light. But some of us remember a much darker time. And I think there's just one vehicle left that remembers, too. » 11/04/14 8:45pm 11/04/14 8:45pm