Will Toyota's 1000 Horsepower LMP1 Hybrid Crush It Again In 2015?

Toyota isn't doing a crazy retro livery for their 2014-winning World Endurance Championship LMP1 car like Porsche, and they aren't going absolutely insane like Nissan. Instead they're back for 2015 with familiar colors. The updates are under the skin, and it still has 1,000 horsepower, so that's good. Will it emerge… » 3/27/15 9:58am Friday 9:58am

How Toyota Will Out-Volkswagen Volkswagen

This is The Morning Shift, our one-stop daily roundup of all the auto news that’s actually important — all in one place every weekday morning. Or, you could spend all day waiting for other sites to parse it out to you one story at a time. Isn’t your time more important? » 3/26/15 9:55am Thursday 9:55am

The BMW-Toyota Supra Project Could Spawn Different-Sized Sports Cars

Say, what’s going on with that BMW-Toyota joint sports car project that’s been in the works since 2012? It’s apparently chugging along as both companies figure out exactly what they want to get out of it. According to a new report, that could mean different sized sports cars for each brand. » 3/24/15 10:28am 3/24/15 10:28am

Why The Hell Is There A Nurburgring Edition Toyota Corolla?

Alright that’s it, shut the doors and lock this shit up because Special Editions are over. As evidence I submit the Toyota Corolla Altis ESport Nurburgring Edition; a red-seat-piping package commemorating a 7th place finish in a Nurburgring race, apparently. » 3/23/15 5:35pm 3/23/15 5:35pm

The Auto Unions Are Like A Weird Version Of Downton Abbey

This is The Morning Shift, our one-stop daily roundup of all the auto news that’s actually important — all in one place every weekday morning. Or, you could spend all day waiting for other sites to parse it out to you one story at a time. Isn’t your time more important? » 3/23/15 10:00am 3/23/15 10:00am

Let's Take A Video Tour Of Toyota's Secret Race Car Vault

Toyota Motorsport GmbH in Cologne, Germany is one of Toyota's two official racing arms. Whatever Toyota needs for the purpose of going fast — engines, chassis, concept cars, entire race cars — they can build it. So you can imagine they've amassed quite a collection over the years. » 3/19/15 10:42am 3/19/15 10:42am

Video: Heaven is an AE86 In the Rain

In New Zealand, motorsport runs as deep through the country as sheep-herding, fishing, and Hobbits. Practically every weekend of the year, you can find a hillclimb, street sprint, or track day somewhere in the country. So we went to the track with the Hutt Valley Motorsport Club, and hopped in president Jared Rush's… » 3/19/15 9:43am 3/19/15 9:43am

This 400-hp Toyota wagon is the scariest thing I've ever driven

This is Kevin Harris' '79 Toyota Corona wagon, packing a full JZA70 swap out of a MKII Mark III Supra. The engine's cranking out around 400 horsepower, and it's wedged down into a car that weighs about as much as an ND Miata. It's fast. It wants to be sideways all the time, in every gear. It also has nothing but the… » 3/18/15 3:57pm 3/18/15 3:57pm

We Did It, We Convinced Hyundai Their Pickup Truck Is Cool

This is The Morning Shift, our one-stop daily roundup of all the auto news that's actually important — all in one place every weekday morning. Or, you could spend all day waiting for other sites to parse it out to you one story at a time. Isn't your time more important? » 3/17/15 9:30am 3/17/15 9:30am

You Can Download And 3D Print A Working Toyota Drivetrain

If you're planning to build a plastic, subscale 80s Toyota Hilux using a 3D printer so you have a sweet ride when you get zapped by a shrink-ray, but have balked at the difficulty of making the drivetrain, boy are you in luck. You can thank Eric Harrell, because he's made a 'working' Toyota 22R-E engine and 4WD… » 3/13/15 8:00pm 3/13/15 8:00pm

Toyota Recalling All Its Tesla-Powered RAV4 EVs For Crash Risk

The all-electric compliance crossover born out of the Toyota-Tesla marriage is having an issue. According to Toyota, the RAV4 EV could inadvertently shift into neutral because of fault with the Tesla-made software, forcing the automaker to recall all 2,500 models floating around California. » 3/12/15 10:45am 3/12/15 10:45am

How Land Rover, Land Cruiser, And Jeep Owners See Each Other

The "holy trinity" of off-road brands (at least in the US) is Land Rover, Toyota, and Jeep. So a reader and off-road enthusiast has cooked up this hilarious key illustrating each brand's stereotype... according to rival enthusiasts. » 3/09/15 8:26pm 3/09/15 8:26pm

All Major Carmakers To Get Apple CarPlay Except World's Largest Carmaker

Toyota sold 10.23 million vehicles in 2014, beating out General Motors and Volkswagen for the title of World's Largest Automaker. But that isn't enough for Apple, which apparently doesn't consider Toyota to be a "major car brand." » 3/09/15 3:40pm 3/09/15 3:40pm

Why Insurance Companies Are So Worried About Driverless Cars

This is The Morning Shift, our one-stop daily roundup of all the auto news that's actually important — all in one place every weekday morning. Or, you could spend all day waiting for other sites to parse it out to you one story at a time. Isn't your time more important? » 3/05/15 9:18am 3/05/15 9:18am

These Are The 10 Biggest Automotive Recalls Ever

The number of automotive recalls last year broke records. Every week it seemed like another automaker was pulling back cars by the millions to fix defects ranging from minor to potentially deadly. But while 2014 led to big recalls becoming the new normal, it pales in comparison to some of the biggest recalls in the… » 3/03/15 8:20pm 3/03/15 8:20pm

​Honda, Nissan, And Toyota To Team Up On Self-Driving Car Tech

Japan's largest automakers are teaming up with the government, local universities, and electronics companies to make a concerted go at developing and standardizing self-driving car technology beginning later this year. » 2/26/15 8:30pm 2/26/15 8:30pm

You Can Borrow Toyota's Electric Three-Wheeler For Car Sharing In Tokyo

One of my biggest regrets from last year's LA Auto Show is that I didn't get to cruise around in the Toyota i-Road, because it looks like just an insane amount of fun. Now I'm wishing I live in Tokyo, because they're about to get the i-Road for a new car sharing project. » 2/25/15 2:38pm 2/25/15 2:38pm

Dear Car Companies: Fire Everyone And Hire These Amazing Kids Instead 

Bored with your cushy, overpowered luxury sedan? Do modern "dynamic" designs fail to live up to your expectations of dynamism? Have you grown weary of the endless hordes of dull, anonymous, unoriginal cars you see everywhere? That's because the wrong people are running car companies. These kids should be the ones… » 2/24/15 5:02pm 2/24/15 5:02pm

​Toyota Still Won't Commit To Apple CarPlay Or Android Auto

Apple CarPlay and Android Auto are set to infiltrate dashboards around the world this year and next. Nearly every automaker has committed to offering one, the other, or both. But Toyota remains one of only two hold outs. » 2/23/15 4:47pm 2/23/15 4:47pm