The American suburbs: where old people get trapped, all the houses look the same, and you have to drunk-drive to get home from parties. Or is it not so bad?
I was on my way back to Manhattan with Mike Spinelli from the official US launch of the $1.8m Zenvo ST1, explaining the car's price to the two guys piloting the cross-Hudson ferry. "One point eight million dollars?" He asked. "If it can't suck my dick, there's no way it's worth one point eight million bucks!"
Hey... it's me Focus ST. Remember? Hah... Yeah, see... You know I woke up this morning, and there was this image of you, of us... the fun we had. I hope this is not inappropriate I just want to talk.
Good designs are able to stand up to the worst kinds of abuse. And you can trust bored and imaginative car drivers to dish out the worst abuse imaginable.
Fast cars, smooth criminals, and exotic locales: Porsche has all of them at hand, and it just needs one thing to turn its current legal dramas into a multi-million dollar international summer smash.
We say that racing is all about cheating, but is it? What if the greatest cheats, weren't even breaking the rules at all?
Back in the first few decades of the automobile, the only car executives were car enthusiasts, and they were usually pretty hardcore guys. For the most part, those days are gone. Why?
I was at the shop getting my car a NY State inspection and I finally realized why, dammit, I just need to learn Spanish already.
Earlier today, we provided the Guangzhou Automobile Group with some suggestions on how to fit into the North American market even quicker. Basically, hiring one man to be a proofreader would be a great step in that direction.
The problem with the Veyron is that no matter how powerful your car, you can only go as fast as the road permits.
The car industry claims to be based on change. There's always a new model, a new brand, a new fastest car. At a certain point, you realize that some things never change.
This is the Bricklin SV-1. It was one car importer's supercar dream of the late ‘70s and it was a miserable, if spectacular failure. Surprisingly, a few served police duty, but that didn't pan out very well either.
I'm not sure what was the greatest moment in my life as an intern. I went through a few unpaid desk gigs, rubbing shoulders with important New York City architects one summer and moving museum cars another. Driving a Jaguar XKR convertible was definitely a high point, though.
Today we learned how rally co-drivers communicate through microphones with the sack of meat that turns the steering wheel using pace notes. That system is fine, but what happens when the mic breaks?
What if there was a way that we could bring harmony to the world, and all we needed was a bunch of high-power 4x4 drag racers? We think we know how.
It's fast, it's expensive, and it's amazing to drive, but it's a new Ferrari so it's overplayed.
The car industry has its giants of Toyota, GM, and VW, but there are still plenty of little manufacturers that outperform their budgets and our expectations. Which is the greatest David in the car industry, competing against its established Goliath?
Today we chronicled the last cars of a number of historically great, lovable British car companies. Is it possible, though, that the UK's car industry is doing better than ever before?
Today we asked what car companies lost their way in 2012. We will answer that question on Monday, but before we do, there's another question we have to ask, and it's about the big, fat cars that come out of Bavaria's once-lithe Motor Works.