We had to get hold of many things in order to make Top Gear. White coats, spare tyres, enormous plates of meat for some gag involving The Stig. But most of all, we had to get hold of cars. Despite the shouting and falling over and idiotic attempts to run an art gallery, we were a car show after all.
The DeLorean DMC-12, despite its "Back To The Future" buzz and scintillating stainless steel skin, never became the success some thought it destined for and the last to save it was mysteriously interrupted. Did the Reagan White House guide the British government to let the company die so it could entrap its creator in…
Now that the Audi of America video featuring Leonard Nimoy and Zachary Quinto has gone virulently viral, picking up nearly 6 million views on YouTube in just a few weeks, it’s time to revisit a little-appreciated detail of the 2-1/2-minute spot.
(Gran Turismo has both original tracks and real world circuits. Jordan Greer over at GTPlanet has discovered that one of the most popular original circuits might actually be based on a long lost race track in Iowa. This is the story in his words. - T.O.)
(While the Edsel was not a huge success, it spawned some of the most successful cars to ever come out of the Ford Motor Company. Daniel Strohl at Hemmings takes a look back at what was. - TO)
In Russia, everyone should have a camera on their dashboard. It's better than keeping a lead pipe under your seat for protection (but you might still want that lead pipe).
Morgan Stanley's North America autos team led by Adam Jonas is optimistic about the U.S. auto market in 2013.
I REACHED DOWN the pant cuff with the eraser end of my pencil and poked it. Frozen solid. But definitely human.
(The Porsche 918 is still a prototype, but now some outsiders are getting rides. Bob Rouleau from Rennlist got a chance to ride in the car earlier in December. We're not jealous. At all. - Ed.)
Dyson recently challenged fifty of its finest engineers to a make a remote-controlled car from Dyson balls and spare parts. The engineers were divided into teams and given three weeks to build their designs before racing them at a makeshift track at the R&D facilities in Wiltshire, England. The cars had to navigate…
As a commercial photographer and filmmaker I'm often invited to shoot some interesting cars. But few have been as personally exciting as a street legal, working replica of one of every kid-of-a-certain-era's fantasy car: the Mach 5. And when I say working I mean it has two giant saw blades coming out of the front.
Motorcycle crash helmets have essentially been the same old thing since they were invented 60+ years ago - an energy absorbing chunk of styrofoam glued into a hard outer shell. Sure, some have better graphics or neato vents or whatever, but that's the basic technology. Now, a tiny company in California is bringing…
It might just be a world record.
I was down at Autosport Designs recently, and spotted a couple of cars out back. It turns out they were Hurricane Sandy victims, an Aston Martin Lagonda and Vanquish, both of which were fully submerged. Of course, until insurance settles up, they're not going to do anything with them, just two of what must be hundreds…
Our friends at RIDES magazine have a detailed look at the Gold 'KING ZL1' Camaro we dubbed (in a republish) the World's Worst Camaro ZL1 in their next issue. It turns out there's more to the story than we ever imagined and they were nice enough to share the information with the fans, haters, and bemused among us. — Ed.
To paraphrase Rene Magritte, this is not a car. Yes, it is a Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 convertible, and it has an engine which can turn those 30-inch Forgiato gold saucers into forward motion. But the transformation by a Tampa tuning shop into what it calls the King ZL1 has placed the Camaro into the kind of debate heard…
When Audi shared its F12 e performance R8-based prototype with us, the point was to show off the company's burgeoning prowess in components such as batteries and drive systems for electric mobility.
Near endless forum threads and email discussions surround the best used expedition vehicle choice, so we compiled a complete and complex group of options and then debated, tweaked and lined them up in order. This is not the 'safe' list of just Toyotas and Land Rovers, but a list that reflects vehicles available to…