Autos: Enthusiasts

Dreamscape: Running supercars up Switzerland's Gotthard Pass

Tuesday  00:00,   17 april 2018

No oncoming traffic, no speed limit. The event's organizers claim that the Gotthard Pass has never before been closed for fun, nor has any other street in Switzerland. The road climbs to 6,909 feet over the Saint-Gotthard Massif in the Alps, tying[...]

How Much Nitrous Can a 5.3L LS Take? We Tried to Find Out.

Monday  20:30,   16 april 2018

There is nothing like a big nitrous backfire to destroy a perfectly good test motor. To find the answer to the nitrous question, we secured a high-mileage 5.3L LM7 from a local LKQ Pick-A-Part, increased the ring gap on the factory[...]

The World's Longest Car Has A Jacuzzi And A Helipad

Monday  18:21,   16 april 2018

Limousines aren’t necessarily known for their subtlety.Limousines aren’t necessarily known for their subtlety, but there’s always going to be someone out there who looks at a ridiculous car and wonder, “how can I make this even more absurd?” That[...]

Six New Cars Come to Forza 7, Also a Honda Odyssey

Friday  23:38,   13 april 2018
Road & Track

For that sweet simulated minivan racing action.Perhaps the weirdest car out of the seven confirmed for Forza's April car pack is a bone stock, unmodified 2018 Honda Odyssey. That's right, totally stock-no 1000-horsepower Bizimoto stuff or Honda[...]

Designer Genes: How Regulations Dictate the Look of New Cars

Friday  21:36,   13 april 2018
Car and Driver

Designer Genes: How Regulations Dictate the Look of New Cars Car design is far from a purely aesthetic pursuit. In addition to accommodating all manner of engineering needs, designers must work within tight regulatory constraints. In our[...]

The Rear-Wheel-Drive Audi R8 V10 RWS Is a Bargain at $139,950

Thursday  23:51,   12 april 2018

This new two-wheel-drive variant shaves about $25,000 off the R8 V10's price tag and 110 pounds off its weight.According to MotorTrend, the 2018 R8 V10 RWS will cost $139,950 (including destination fees), saving buyers a sizable chunk of cash[...]

Here's What Those Weird Black Tubes In The Road Are For

Thursday  02:40,   12 april 2018

I’ve been thinking about tubes. Specifically, the weird black tubes that you often find stretched across a roadway. What are those tubes for? What are they tracking? How do they work? The official name for these ominous road snakes is just[...]

Russia's Unstoppable 4x4 Finally Meets Its Match In Texas

Wednesday  03:00,   11 april 2018

More than two years ago we were introduced to the Sherp–a heroically unstoppable 4x4 tractor thing from Russia with 63-inch tires. I sort of figured it would be relegated for official use only. But don’t worry, some mud-bogging boys got ahold of one [...]

These Tiny-Wheeled Car Renderings Are Terrifying

Tuesday  01:50,   10 april 2018

Some things just shouldn’t exist. Remember those weird renderings from February of those cars with unnaturally tiny wheels? Well, we have more nightmare fuel for your dreams with some new renderings that are as weird and otherworldly as before. It’s [...]

Take It to the Limit

Saturday  00:53,   07 april 2018

Dodge has recently announced the 2018 Dodge SRT Bondurant Drag Racing Program, which is available free to owners of the Dodge SRT Demon. This one-day course is held at the Bondurant Racing School and the Wild Horse Pass Motorsports Park in[...]

Hennessey VelociRaptor 6X6 First Drive Review: The incredible hulk

Thursday  23:26,   05 april 2018

<p>Between the rampant exotics and the lurking classics, it takes some seriously special sheetmetal to stand out.</p>The Hennessey VelociRaptor 6X6 starts life as a fully loaded off-the-shelf Ford F-150 Raptor SuperCrew and undergoes extensive [...]

The Portland Art Museum's 'Shape of Speed' Exhibition Opens in June

Thursday  21:06,   05 april 2018

Sexy streamlined automobiles and motorcycles from 1930 to 1942If you were waiting for a reason to plan a road trip to Portland, Oregon—here's a good one. The Portland Art Museum's "The Shape of Speed: Streamlined Automobiles and Motorcycles,[...]

Welcome to the Culturedome: Lexus, Mercedes-Benz Court the Highbrow Set at Art Basel Miami and SXSW

Thursday  18:41,   05 april 2018

Unlike our self-proclaimed Big Tech saviors, carmakers still do the dirty work talking to real people, in the physical world, about what comes next."There's a little bit of magic in everything / and then some loss to even things[...]

Amsterdam Has Some Pretty Incredible Cars Among All Those Bikes

Thursday  18:24,   05 april 2018

I was just in Amsterdam for a very, very brief trip to see the new Lynk &amp; Co 02, and while I was there I managed to squeeze in a bit of on-the-streets car hunting. And, sure, it’s hard to see the cars through the piles and piles of bikes[...]

Conan O'Brien's Classic 1992 Ford Taurus SHO Is Still Alive

Thursday  02:35,   05 april 2018

We’re starting to suspect he very much loves his old SHO.For the record, it should be noted that a few folks in the family have a soft spot for the old Taurus SHO. That puts us in good company, or at the very least, some funny company[...]