New Nationwide Series Dodge Challenger Looking Muscular On Track,…

We reported last year that the next battle » 9/09/08 10:00am 9/09/08 10:00am in the (patent pending) might play out on the oval tracks of Nascar's Busch Series. We were only partially right, as testing of the Nationwide Series (formerly Busch Series ) 2009 Car of Tomorrow began yesterday at Richmond International Raceway. Dodge showed up at the test …

Dear God, No... Every Car Could Be A Hybrid By 2020

In a terrifying, post-apocalyptic, doomsday scenario envisioned by the brains at the IBM Institute for Business Value, every new car on the market in 2020 would be some kind of a hybrid. Not only that, but they project cars which communicate, avoiding accidents and taking over certain driving tasks. The findings were… » 8/15/08 12:00pm 8/15/08 12:00pm

"Car of the Future" Nova Episode Stunk, But Here's The Interesting Part

Yeah, so, that Car of the Future episode of Nova with Click and Clack just wasn't all that good, sorry about that. The episode should probably have been called "Moments of forced laughter from two funny old guys in between John Lithgow talking down to the viewer about the car of the future". However, buried in the muck… » 4/23/08 4:20pm 4/23/08 4:20pm

Haas Builds Rolling Road Wind Tunnel

Aerodymics play an ever greater role as racecars start hitting ridiculous speeds. Wind tunnel testing can help figure out what's going on, but wind traveling at 200 and something miles per hour likes to try to stick to the floor of the wind tunnel, and creates an error in readings. The race car usually makes this same… » 4/16/07 3:30pm 4/16/07 3:30pm

On A Wing And A Prayer: NASCAR Car of Tomorrow Becomes Car of Today At …

It ain't a Superbird, but hell, at least the new car's got a wing. Yeah, we know, it's still NASCAR, but whatevs, maybe today's race with the new Car o' Tomorrow will be more crash-tacular. We'll see. The race begins at 1:30 EST today at Bristol...I think it's the fast Food City 500 or something. » 3/25/07 2:06pm 3/25/07 2:06pm

Welcome To The NASCAR "Car Of Tomorrow-ow-ow"

Get your jet fuel and oxidant ready Waltrip, NASCAR is introducing the "Car Of Tomorrow" after five years of testing (it takes a lot of engineering to drive in a circle). Designed to improve safety, performance, competition and cost efficiency for teams, the Car of Tomorrow fits all four current templates (Ford, Toyota,… » 2/22/07 5:18pm 2/22/07 5:18pm