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 1:06pm Tuesday 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 4:03pm 8/20/15 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 4:34pm 7/17/15 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 4:00pm 7/03/15 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 10:15am 6/16/15 10:15am

This Is The Ferrari Crossover GT That Could Have Been

The Ferrari FF was a profound departure for the reigning king of Italian sports car companies. Before it came out, an all-wheel drive shooting brake would’ve almost been unheard of for the storied maker of the 250 GTO. But we could’ve gotten something very different. This silver, jacked-up crossover thing. » 6/04/15 12:24pm 6/04/15 12:24pm

VW Almost Designed The Mini Back In 1955

Until the early 70s and the success of the Golf, Volkswagen was always known for their unwavering dedication to their rear engine/rear drive platform. That’s why it’s so surprising to find that the first all-internally designed car at VW was front engine/front drive. More surprising is how close that car is to their… » 5/07/15 10:00pm 5/07/15 10:00pm

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 1:08pm 3/19/15 1:08pm