Suburbia: Hellhole, Or Not So Bad?

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? » 1/29/13 5:00pm 1/29/13 5:00pm

“If I’m Paying $1 Million…”

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!" » 1/25/13 5:00pm 1/25/13 5:00pm

A Message From A Focus ST To Its Frustrated Owner

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. » 1/24/13 5:00pm 1/24/13 5:00pm

How Inappropriately Will People Mod Kinect-Style Car Controls?

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. » 1/23/13 5:00pm 1/23/13 5:00pm

How Porsche Could Make The Next Multi-Million Summer Blockbuster

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. » 1/22/13 5:00pm 1/22/13 5:00pm

What’s The Difference Between Cheating And Bending The Rules?

We say that racing is all about cheating, but is it? What if the greatest cheats, weren't even breaking the rules at all? » 1/21/13 5:00pm 1/21/13 5:00pm

Why Aren’t Car Executives More Hardcore?

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? » 1/18/13 5:00pm 1/18/13 5:00pm

Tweeter And Sackbut And CUE And You

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. » 1/16/13 5:00pm 1/16/13 5:00pm

Some Things Never Change In The Car World

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. » 1/10/13 5:00pm 1/10/13 5:00pm

Why One Police Department Wasn’t Happy With Its Gullwing Future Cars

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. » 1/09/13 5:00pm 1/09/13 5:00pm

COTD: Like An Intern Edition

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. » 1/08/13 5:00pm 1/08/13 5:00pm

What Happens When The Microphone Breaks In Your Rally Car?

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? » 1/07/13 5:00pm 1/07/13 5:00pm

Can We Bring Peace To The Middle East Through Horsepower?

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. » 1/04/13 5:00pm 1/04/13 5:00pm

Which Is The Most Overachieving Carmaker?

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? » 1/02/13 5:00pm 1/02/13 5:00pm

Is The British Car Industry A Tragedy Or A Triumph?

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? » 12/31/12 5:00pm 12/31/12 5:00pm

What If BMW Actually Has Its Shit Together?

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. » 12/28/12 5:00pm 12/28/12 5:00pm