With the demise of Top Gear USA, there’s a new American Top Gear coming later this year! This time, though, it’ll be called—wait for it, wait for it—Top Gear America, and will be hosted by actor William Fichtner, drag racer Antron Brown and auto journalist Tom “Wookie” Ford. Can this succeed where Top Gear USA didn’t?
This isn’t the Alfa Romeo that your dad had in college, the Spider that was great on sunny days but wrecked his bank account over and over again with its repair bills. This isn’t the Alfa Romeo of the 1990s, after it left America and turned out one dismal Fiat-sourced front-wheel drive hatchback after another.
What would you do if you were a billionaire? Elon Musk is trying to get to Mars. Peter Thiel wants to live forever. And Jeff Bezos, well, Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos apparently wants to rule the world in a gigantic robot. At least that’s the impression you might get from the photos and video taken yesterday.
The vibrations and salt buildup inside of the evaporators led to a few broken pipes. The engines required constant fine-tuning. Leaks were a regular nuisance. A fuel or oil line would break or a gasket would give away. The piping of two of the fuel tanks cracked, which required engineers to weld them back together.…
The latest Volkswagen GTI marks 40 years of the iconic hot hatchback. Of course, the most fitting way to do so is to take both cars out for a lovely drive on winding Welsh roadway to see how they compare.
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Wedding season’s upon us, so there’s no better time to be thinking about suits. And with Amazon’s 4-page Gold Box full of suits, sport coats, outerwear, and more, you’ll never have to wear the same outfit twice.
For the longest time, the all-electric Formula E has been notorious for being the series of That Guy You Wish Had Stayed In Formula One. Now they may be getting some homebrew talent of their own thanks to an electric car nicknamed Formulino E, reports Electric Autosport. The new Formulino E car would be used for a…
Hot take: road cars kind of suck. Case in point: ex-Formula One driver Susie Wolff just lost her road car drivers’ license merely for doing 35 mph in a 30 mph zone through a village in England, reports the BBC. Wolff appealed on the basis that her street driving ban could negatively affect the charity work she’s…
While filming an episode of The Grand Tour in Mozambique, host Richard Hammond wrecked his motorcycle, sustaining a head injury that left him laying unconscious in the road, far from anywhere where he could receive comprehensive medical attention. Things seem to have worked out fine, since Hammond now claims he is, in…
Would you kick an Audi S2 Coupe out of your garage? I do not think I would.
Traffic sucks, so why not start your morning off with some music? You provide the toast and we’ll provide the jams.
Today’s Nice Price or Crack Pipe BMW 528i is that rare bird—a manual-equipped wagon. It was only offered that way with the six, but the seller says in the long run that’s better than the V8. We’ll still see if his price is a long shot.
Remember two years ago, when BMW came out with that track-ready, water-injected BMW M4 GTS concept car? And then they actually produced it, and put a huge price tag on the thing? Well, we have some lovely photos of the car that you can view for a grand total of: free.
Not content to merely ruin Porsche’s shot at winning the 12 Hours of Sebring, air hoses also ruined one of Martin Truex Jr.’s pit stops during today’s NASCAR Cup Series race. The air hose from Michael McDowell’s car caught the corner of Truex’s wheel well and didn’t want to let go.
Dearly departed Formula One backmarkers Manor have officially ceased to be, therefore, their stuff is up for sale in order to pay off the team’s assorted debts. Everything from a 6:1 wind tunnel model of Manor’s stillborn 2017 car design to enough wheels to shame a hellaflush kid is up for sale. Who needs some F1 kit?
Ever since Liberty Media bought Formula One and moved former Dark Lord of Cars Bernie Ecclestone aside to a “Chairman Emeritus” role, Ecclestone keeps popping up headlines with sad tales about how he doesn’t get a say in F1's direction anymore, and gets no respect. He wants us to feel sorry for him, but I’m not buying…