The Man Who Designed The Chemex Coffeemaker Also Designed This Bonkers Car

Ever seen a Chemex coffee maker? It’s a lovely thing. Looks like an hourglass made from scientific glassware. It’s in the collection of the Museum of Modern Art, even. Ever wonder how the person who designed that would have designed a car? No? Well, too bad. Because he did, and here it is. »10/17/15 1:00pm10/17/15 1:00pm

Volkswagen Almost Created The Porsche Panamera Back In 1965

Volkswagen has always had a strange relationship with luxury cars. The very idea of them is sort of counter to the whole “people’s car” genesis of the brand, but, like all forbidden things, VW seems to have been drawn to the idea for decades. Even before the impressive-but-unsold Phaeton, VW was toying with some… »8/25/15 1:06pm8/25/15 1:06pm

I'm In Germany To See Beetles And The VW Museum Of My Dreams

I’m pretty excited, sitting here at the airport. I think it’s apparent, because so far two women have changed seats to be away from me and a mom warned her child to steer clear of ‘that weird little man.’ But I don’t care. I’m on my way to the a big Beetle festival and a museum I’ve wanted to visit ever since i was a… »8/20/15 4:03pm8/20/15 4:03pm

GM Built A Modern Hybrid Citroën DS That Was Years Ahead Of Its Time 

I’m not exactly sure what was in the water or gin or drug-spiked milk or whatever American car company execs drank at the turn of the recent century, but there seems to have been an odd fascination with iconic French cars. Chrysler almost made a plastic 2CV, and General Motors seems to have built a very advanced… »7/17/15 4:34pm7/17/15 4:34pm

This Is What The Prototype Racer Of The Future Will Look Like


[Editor’s note: There’s been a lot of talk about how Tudor United SportsCar’s P2 class will look in the future. What kinds of cars will run in TUSC’s highest prototype class, and how will P2s relate to LMP2s at Le Mans? This write-up from Racer is perhaps the clearest summary of what’s being considered yet, so enjoy.… »7/03/15 4:00pm7/03/15 4:00pm

A Smartphone App Turns a Land Rover Into a Giant RC Car

Have you ever found your car stranded in a parking lot because some neighboring (jerk) drivers have parked too close for you to even open the door? That’s one problem that Jaguar Land Rover’s new prototype remote app can solve, letting you back your vehicle out of a tight spot using your smartphone. »6/16/15 10:15am6/16/15 10:15am

The 1970's Jeep Chief Is Back As This Badass Wrangler-Based Prototype

Meet the Jeep Chief concept; a Wrangler-based redux of the classic Cherokee Chief. It's a perfect port of Jeep's 70's style onto their modern platform. Under that surfer-style exterior are Fox shocks, Rubicon rock rails, and Dana 44 axles to make this one all-around amazing conversion. »3/19/15 1:08pm3/19/15 1:08pm