Dear Automakers, Please Stop Making Turbos Suck

When I was a kid, turbocharging ruled. The aim in life was to elongate the point between request and delivery, to worship at the altar of lag and to ensure that when the goods arrived they did as much damage to tires and supposed ‘handling’ as possible. By eliminating lag have we not eliminated what makes turbos fun? » 4/02/15 2:10pm 4/02/15 2:10pm

Auto Shows Are A Chance To Run Into All The People You Talk Shit About

This year's Geneva show was one of contrition for your vertically challenged, vaguely brown UK correspondent. I had cause to come face-to-face with two people I felt wouldn't be too happy to see me. The first was the boss of Porsche's Weissach nerve-centre, Wolfgang Hatz, and the other was Christian Von Koenigsegg. » 3/06/15 3:29pm 3/06/15 3:29pm

Porsche Can Keep The New GT3 RS, I Found A Way Better 911 At Geneva

The 2016 Porsche 911 GT3 RS has a 4.0 with 500 horsepower and 354 lb-ft of torque, a lighter body and a top speed of 198 mph. The 2016 Ruf RGT has a 4.2 with 525 horsepower and 369 lb-ft, a lighter body, and a top speed of 200 mph. Plus a manual, and the widest rear tires Michelin makes. » 3/04/15 9:50pm 3/04/15 9:50pm

Is It Time For Booth Babes To Be Replaced With Wookiees?

With the Geneva Motor Show happening as we speak, and hot on the heels of the Shanghai Auto Show banning booth babes/professionals, the time feels right for a fresh look at the question of whether or not to have sexy, slinkily-clad ladies draped over new cars. But there's one answer everyone is ignoring: should those… » 3/03/15 3:39pm 3/03/15 3:39pm

How The 1,500 HP Koenigsegg Regera Hits 248 MPH Without A Gearbox

Christian von Koenigsegg is one of the most inventive and creative automaker chiefs of all time. Just eight months ago, he came up with an idea for his first hybrid supercar, the Regera, though he refuses to call it a hybrid. But unlike every other supercar, this one has no gearbox whatsoever. How the hell does… » 3/03/15 2:15pm 3/03/15 2:15pm

Reminder: The 'Saltwater-Powered' Quant Cars Still Seem Like Bullshit

Last year, nano_Flowcell showed the Quant E, a genuinely striking-looking gullwinged supercar that they claimed had a 300 mile range and made over 900HP. This year, they're back at Geneva showing the Quant F, which they say will have a 500 mile range and make over 1000 HP. Sadly, there's still no good proof any of it… » 3/03/15 12:05pm 3/03/15 12:05pm