The Hyundai Kona EV, the car that forgot to have a face, just got rated by the EPA with an estimated range of 20 miles more than a Chevy Bolt, 107 miles more than a Nissan Leaf, and 52 miles less than the long range Tesla Model 3.
“How could they understand,” I screamed into the wind, cutting my tears and casting them back down the road to all the jeers and laughs at the Cars and Coffee. “They could never understand what you mean to me, my perfect, beautiful 996 Carrera 4 Cabriolet.”
The 1980s were the Jurassic Park of Japanese car design. Engineers were so preoccupied with whether or not they could that they didn’t stop to think if they should. A case in point: the all-mechanical four-wheel steering system in the Honda Prelude Si 4WS. Too expensive, insufficiently practical, but totally wonderful.
Maybe you spent this weekend like us at the Woodward Dream Cruise, watching eight gagillion Chevy Bel Airs doing five miles an hour. Maybe you baked a delightful peach pie. Maybe you did donuts in a 1990s Ford Mustang on San Francisco’s Bay Bridge and got arrested.
You expect that it will be slower. But you wouldn’t expect how much slower it actually is to try to get a car to launch in a giant platter of dish soap.
My friends all laughed when I told them my dream. They thought I meant a fantasy. I meant a goal: One day I would kidnap Dale Jr. in a multicolor car of my own, and we’d ride together until the end of days.
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You see that up there? That could be us delivering all the sweet, sweet car news directly to your internet mailbox in our virtual 1999 Saturn SWP wagon. Well, that is, if you were to click here and sign up for our newsletter.
I’m going to file this under the “you call it a viral video, cops call it evidence” folder. I understand this is going to come as a shocker for many of you out there, but the guy who posted a video of himself doing 198 mph on a North Carolina highway got himself arrested. The charges are not looking good for him.
There are lots of cars that have great speed. There are lots of cars that produce great noise. Let me remind you of a car that has both great speed and volume in hand: the GT1 racing Saleen S7R.
There’s a new Ford Mustang Cobra Jet, now with 5.2 liters of engine in addition to its 3.0-liters of Whipple supercharger, powerful enough to send this thing down the quarter mile in the mid eights, as Ford declared this morning. It’s expensive, but it’s also exclusive.
Carlos Sainz Jr., the superbaby of Spanish rally legend Carlos Sainz, just announced that he’s taking the open seat at McLaren left by fellow Spaniard Fernando Alonso. But there’s something even more reflective about the career move.
Traffic sucks, so why not start your morning off with some music? You provide the toast and we’ll provide the jams.
The final FD generation Mazda RX-7 was an ambitious car for its day, with high tech like sequential turbos on its twin rotary engine. As such, it was packed to the gills with sensors and hoses and lines, lines that you will discover when you finally tear into your once top-of-the-line sports car that you got for seven…
If you’re looking for the cattiest reporting on fuel economy regulation, you’ve come to the right place. This is the Morning Shift for August 15, 2018.
My lovely 1974 Volkswagen Beetle is in fine health and getting ever better, a fine and good piece of A-to-B transportation that maybe drives like a piece of farm equipment with good suspension. What I should not do is buy a third-generation Toyota Supra for a couple grand, right?
What is the state of the American parking lot? Go out to one near you and you’ll probably find cars just like these, and at least one of them will have terrifyingly bald tires.
It had been a good few months. You hadn’t been on Facebook Marketplace at all. You hadn’t looked up any old brochures. Then this BMW rally car showed up, flying sideways and skipping across the ground like a stone and, dammit, you want an E30 again.
“Wait a second,” you scream at your computer. “You mean to tell me that U.S.-spec McLaren Sennas don’t get the same exhaust as the euro-spec ones?” This is true, but for once it’s not a bad thing. Our American Sennas are even rowdier than what’s pootling around Europe right now.
A cool plane momentarily injected some excitement into the lives of some otherwise-bored car drivers when it made an emergency landing onto the highway in front of them this weekend in the Bay Area.