Driving The Ferrari 458 Spider On One Of The World's Curviest Roads

(Once upon a time British motoring writer Jethro Bovingdon crashed a Ferrari FF into a low stone curb. When we found out he'd then taken a brand new Ferrari 458 Spider to the Stelvio Pass — a place that's basically all low stone walls — we thought it only fair to give him a chance to gloat if he got the Ferrari out… » 8/07/12 3:30pm 8/07/12 3:30pm

Why Can't A Woman Be A Race Car Driver?

The vast majority of women you meet in motorsports are on the communications side, but it doesn't have to be that way. Former motorsports PR diva Lindsay Orridge decided that if she's tough enough to save Tiff Needell from muggers, she's tough enough to get in there and race with the boys. » 6/15/12 12:00pm 6/15/12 12:00pm

Study Proves Drivers Are Out To Kill Motorcyclists

According to a survey conducted by the California Office of Traffic Safety, the majority of car drivers are unaware that lane splitting is a legal practice. A small minority, seven percent, admitted to researchers that they'd actively tried to prevent lane splitting. Despite that, the vast majority, 84.4 percent of… » 5/07/12 4:30pm 5/07/12 4:30pm

What Ferrari's CEO Learned From Apple's CEO

Ferrari President and Chairman Luca di Montezemolo sat down with Apple's CEO Tim Cook for an exclusive meeting of the minds earlier this week. The Ferrari chief, in the San Francisco Bay Area for the season opener of Stanford University's View From The Top lecture series, gleaned insight from Steve Jobs' successor and… » 4/25/12 4:30pm 4/25/12 4:30pm

Why Audi Just Bought Ducati

After weeks of rumor, VW announced moments ago that it has agreed to purchase Ducati for something in the neighborhood of $1.12 billion through its Audi brand. But why does a gigantic auto conglomerate want a tiny bike manufacturer? What will VW do with Ducati? And, what does the deal mean for that most evocative of… » 4/18/12 1:10pm 4/18/12 1:10pm

How Louis Vuitton's Hyundai Lawsuit Threatens Free Speech

Remember Hyundai's Super Bowl ad featuring a guy playing with a Louis Vuitton-monogramed basketball? The fashion house didn't like it, taking the Korean automaker to court and winning in a verdict that looks to have far-reaching effects on free speech, as Andy Sellars from Harvard's Citizen Media Law Project explains… » 4/16/12 10:30am 4/16/12 10:30am

Feds Launch Investigation Into Ex-Con Racing Champ Scott Tucker

Two-time American Le Mans Series Champion Scott Tucker and his team Level 5 Motorsports turned a small fortune into checkered flags, but now the Federal Trade Commission is investigating the deceptive business practices that funded his racing dreams. » 4/09/12 10:00am 4/09/12 10:00am

A Ride In The World's First Plug-In Hybrid Supercar

There's a digital clock mounted above the door of Dr. Frank-Steffen Walliser's office counting down the days until the launch of Porsche 918 Spyder. It's a constant reminder of what Walliser and his team have been tasked with. They're reinventing the supercar for the 21st century and we've traveled all the way to the… » 3/21/12 12:00pm 3/21/12 12:00pm

How To Import A Foreign Car... Legally

Draconian import restrictions make it difficult, but not impossible, to bring lustworthy foreign cars never sold in the U.S. to our shores. Do it wrong and the Feds will take your ride. Here's Mike Solo's instructions for doing it right. — Ed. » 3/12/12 2:00pm 3/12/12 2:00pm

How Princess Diana's Former Flack Became The Pied Piper Of Automotive…

A few steps below the lobby at the Amangani Lodge in Jackson Hole, one of the finest hotels in the world, several car writers sat around a massive wooden table, eating Caesar salads and Kobe beef burgers, the snow-capped Tetons framed behind us as though Mercedes-Benz had installed them for our pleasure alone. "Goddamn… » 3/09/12 12:30pm 3/09/12 12:30pm