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Iconic sports cars fail to meet top IIHS crash-test standards

Car enthusiasts don't buy sports cars to stay in the slow lane. But given that the allure of higher speeds and bolder performance might lead to faster and more aggressive driving, they might think manufacturers have outfitted these cars with stringent safety protections. Show More Summary

Germany threatens to ban FCA vehicles over diesel emissions dispute

FCA is the latest automaker accused of cheating on diesel emissions tests. Continue reading Germany threatens to ban FCA vehicles over diesel emissions dispute Germany threatens to ban FCA vehicles over diesel emissions dispute originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 23 May 2016 18:58:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments

Hinchcliffe takes pole for Schmidt at the 100th Indy 500

James Hinchcliffe beat Josef Newgarden and Ryan Hunter-Reay to pole for the biggest race in the world, one year after the crash at Indianapolis Motor Speedway that almost cost him his life. Continue reading Hinchcliffe takes pole for...Show More Summary

Energica debuts its naked Eva in California

The Italian electric motorcycle maker Energica is setting up shop in San Francisco, and shows off its latest bike with California tour. Continue reading Energica debuts its naked Eva in California Energica debuts its naked Eva in California originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 23 May 2016 16:30:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments

Dad pranks kid using Tesla's summon feature

The YouTube account Tesla Motor Fans uploaded a 30-second clip of a boy being pranked by his father in a Tesla Model S. Continue reading Dad pranks kid using Tesla's summon feature Dad pranks kid using Tesla's summon feature originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 23 May 2016 16:00:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments

Beautifully restored Toyota Land Cruiser pickup needs good home

The words "they don't make 'em like they used to" couldn't ring truer here. Continue reading Beautifully restored Toyota Land Cruiser pickup needs good home Beautifully restored Toyota Land Cruiser pickup needs good home originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 23 May 2016 15:30:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments

SAFE: Autonomous cars will drive us to better national security

A group called SAFE argues that autonomous driving is good for national security, in addition to just greening up the transportation system. Continue reading SAFE: Autonomous cars will drive us to better national security SAFE: Autonomous cars will drive us to better national security originally appeared on Autoblog on Fri, 20 May 2016 17:16:00 EDT. Show More Summary

Hyundai planning 250-mile electric vehicle by 2020

Until plug-in vehicle buyers stop caring about all-electric range - and who knows when that might happen - the distance an EV can travel on a full charge will remain an important selling point. Most US drivers go less than 40 miles a day, but that's not stopping at least two high-profile automakers from building a 200-mile EV. Show More Summary

Extra Gear gets its own Top Gear-style trailer

Because one British motoring program just isn't enough. Continue reading Extra Gear gets its own Top Gear-style trailer Extra Gear gets its own Top Gear-style trailer originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 23 May 2016 14:15:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments

Romanian driver literally flies through roundabout

A Romanian driver is lucky to be alive after he took an unintended shortcut through a roundabout. Continue reading Romanian driver literally flies through roundabout Romanian driver literally flies through roundabout originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 23 May 2016 13:04:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments

We’re Taking Panther-themed Holiday

Since Steph and I are citizens of a country that didn’t institute a constitution until its 115th birthday, we get to celebrate holidays that even the British ignore. Today is Victoria Day, a federal holiday that marks the unofficial beginning of summer for those of us who live north(-ish) of the 49th parallel. Show More Summary

A Unionized Tesla? UAW Considering a Push for Musk’s Workers

The folks at United Auto Workers are eyeing Tesla’s production targets and making plans. The electric automaker wants to manufacture 500,000 vehicles per year in 2018, and the union wants the workers behind those EVs in its fold, according to USA Today (via Left Lane News). Show More Summary

Gas station attendant smashes customer's taillights

A California woman filmed a strange altercation at a Lancaster gas station when an employee smashed out the taillights of a customer's pick-up for taking too long at a pump. Continue reading Gas station attendant smashes customer's taillights Gas...Show More Summary

Boxer Match: Toyota 86 Racing Series Kicks Off Down Under

It beats hooning your mom’s Honda Odyssey. A teenager took the top spot in the first three races of the Toyota 86 Racing Series this past weekend, beating back the 38 entrants in the fledgling event. Former kart champion Cameron Hill’s win is exactly what Toyota had in mind when it crafted the three-year series. Show More Summary

Bugatti Galibier could arrive after Chiron

CEO Wolfgang Durheimer was cagey about a Chiron Roadster, but was more open about the possibilities for a long-awaited production version of the Galibier sedan. Continue reading Bugatti Galibier could arrive after Chiron Bugatti Galibier could arrive after Chiron originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 23 May 2016 12:45:00 EDT. Show More Summary

Long-Term Update: 10 Months In, Our 2015 Honda Odyssey Finally Has A Problem

8,000 trouble-free miles ended in early April when our 2015 Honda Odyssey EX began squeaking, squawking, and groaning. An intermittent rattle in the glovebox this was not. The noise was growing worse by the day. Sounding like a flexing...Show More Summary

Watch a vintage McLaren F1 car fall from the sky in Monaco

A car falls from the sky. A safety car flies through the pits. And two cars run into each other. This is the most chaotic three minutes of racing ever. Continue reading Watch a vintage McLaren F1 car fall from the sky in Monaco Watch a vintage McLaren F1 car fall from the sky in Monaco originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 23 May 2016 11:29:00 EDT. Show More Summary

Driver Catches Massive Air after Roundabout Crash, Nails Landing

Did this Romanian driver have his seat in the full, upright position (and seatbelt fastened) before his vehicle hit cruising altitude? The brief blip that showed up on radar screens earlier this month turned out to be a compact hatchback making a Dukes of Hazzard-worthy leap over a roundabout. Show More Summary

Dear Mr. Manley, Please Build an Off-Road Grand Cherokee

Don’t do it for us. Do it for yourself. Jeep is not a purveyor of transportation appliances. It creates and markets lifestyle products built on its off-road reputation. And the brand is not well positioned to compete in the increasingly crowded SUV/CUV space based purely on quality and everyday performance. Show More Summary

Chevy Camaro ZL1 spotted at Nurburgring looking mean

Chevy is back on the 'Ring with the Camaro ZL1, this time with two cars without any camouflage. Continue reading Chevy Camaro ZL1 spotted at Nurburgring looking mean Chevy Camaro ZL1 spotted at Nurburgring looking mean originally appeared on Autoblog on Mon, 23 May 2016 11:01:00 EDT. Please see our terms for use of feeds. Permalink | Email this | Comments

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