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Ride-sharing prompts NHTSA to investigate rear-seat safety

With the rise in popularity of ride-sharing services like Uber and Lyft comes an unusual consequence: More people are sitting in the back seat of cars. This, says the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, is a good reason to amp up back seat safety research. For now, NHTSA's testing only covers front-seat passengers, but that will all...

2017 Nissan GT-R Nismo, 2017 Bentley Continental GT Speed, Land Airbus concept: Today’s Car News

Nissan today unveiled an updated version of the GT-R Nismo. There’s no extra power on tap but performance has still been enhanced thanks to a stiffer chassis, retuned suspension and new aerodynamic mods. Another updated car making headlines today is Bentley’s latest Continental GT Speed. The car was already Bentley’s fastest...

The Netherlands, 1960s

2 days agoVehicles / Cars :

To wrap up this week of European carspotting, let’s head over to The Netherlands with two photo postcards we came across on Flickr. Above, a look at Grote Markt – now car-less – and Sint Geertruidus Kerk in Bergen Op Zoom, and below, a look at Ridderzaal– also now car-less – in The Hague. While […]

2016 Formula One Monaco Grand Prix preview

There’s plenty going on in the world of motorsports this Memorial Day weekend. Here in the United States all attention will be on the Indianapolis 500 but over in Europe there’s the Nürburgring 24 Hours as well as one of racing’s real spectacles, the Formula One Monaco Grand Prix. The Monaco race, round six of the 2016 World...

Driving Detroit: Pushing the fuel economy envelope video - Roadshow

2 days agoVehicles / Cars : Car Tech

For the second year, the Shell Eco-Marathon Americas returned to Detroit, with hundreds of high school and college students attacking automotive fuel efficiency head-on. With teams capable of achieving hundreds (sometimes thousands) of miles per gallon, the future of the car -- and the future of the Motor City -- looks bright.

First Look: 2017 Subaru BRZ

2 days agoVehicles / Cars : AutomoBlog

Over the past two years, Subaru has been constantly tweaking the BRZ to make it the ultimate rear-wheel drive sports coupe for driving enthusiasts. Now, for 2017, the company is rolling out a substantial amount of changes to keep it ahead of the competition. Naturally aspirated, rear-wheel drive sports cars are becoming a rarity in […]

Report: Apple exploring EV charging technology

2 days agoVehicles / Cars : Leftlane

The company is said to have hired specialized engineers and engaged in talks with existing infrastructure companies.

The Untold Story Of How Top Gear Went To War With Germany

2 days agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

They say you should never meet your heroes, let alone learn how they make an omelet. But it’s confession time, so I’m sharing an untold story of Top Gear to celebrate its re-launch—or re-hash, depending on your view. Read more...

We’re Going Hard At The 100th Indy 500 All Weekend!

2 days agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

The Indianapolis 500 only hits its milestone 100th race once. All eyes are on the sleepy burg of Speedway, Indiana, including ours. As such, five of us are here at Indianapolis Motor Speedway, taking in the greatest spectacle in racing. Read more...

Kia Optima 2.4 Si v Subaru Liberty 2.5i Premium Comparison

2 days agoVehicles / Cars : Car Advice

Mid-sized sedans really do get a bad rap these days. Not so long ago, a Subaru Liberty was a genuinely cool family sedan with badge cred, not to mention the cache of a symmetrical all-wheel-drive system. Around that same time, you can assume the Kia Optima (if available) would have been a stylish alternative to the […]

1972 Mercedes Benz 350 SL (NC) – $22,000

1972 Mercedes Benz 350 SL (NC) – $22,000 124,000 miles (low highway), Black exterior paint with Cream leather interior, brand new automatic transmission, 350... The post 1972 Mercedes Benz 350 SL (NC) – $22,000 appeared first on Classic Nation.

Channing Tatum To Star In Steven Soderbergh-Directed NASCAR Movie

2 days agoVehicles / Cars : TopSpeed

We’re not exactly seeing the return of Cole Trickle or Ricky Bobby in the big screen, but this one could turn into something better than Days of Thunder and Talladega Nights. NASCAR has announced that it’s collaborating with Academy Award-winning Steven Soderbergh on a feature film called Logan Lucky. Show More Summary

Hemmings Find of the Day – 1969 Volkswagen Beetle

2 days agoVehicles / Cars :

Prices for driver-quality Volkswagen Beetles have been on an upward swing in recent years, as a once seemingly endless supply has dwindled dramatically. Worse, many surviving examples have been customized by past owners, meaning those who wish to drive a stock Bug need to source both starting point and the parts needed to return it […]

Because too much still isn’t enough – the one-of-one Packard Royal roadster

2 days agoVehicles / Cars :

The 1940 Packard Royal roadster. Photos by Patrick Ernzen, courtesy Auctions America. It measures 31.5-feet from end-to-end, nearly 10-feet longer than a Ford Super Duty pickup. Despite the mostly aluminum body, it tips the scales at 13,200 pounds, and its 2, supercharged Packard V-12 produces a reported 1,600 horsepower and 3,000 pound-feet of torque. The […]

2017 Great Race route and dates announced

2 days agoVehicles / Cars :

As this is posted, there’s only a couple of weeks left on the calendar before 120 teams from five nations descend upon San Rafael, California, to compete in the 2016 Hemmings Motor News Great Race presented by Hagerty, which will travel along the historic Lincoln Highway through Nevada, Utah, Wyoming, a smidge of Nebraska, South […]

Renault hints at new Clio RS with 275-horsepower concept

To celebrate its return to Formula One as a constructor, French automaker Renault together with its Renault Sport Cars performance division unveiled the Clio RS16 concept. The concept was unveiled today at the Monaco Grand Prix and taken out on the track briefly by the Renault Sport F1 team’s Kevin Magnussen. The concept draws its name from...

FCA to fix four defects, including 4.3M Takata inflators

2 days agoVehicles / Cars : Leftlane

The Fiat 500e will receive new software, while the Jeep Cherokee and Dodge/Chrysler minivans are affected by separate small-batch recalls.

We’ll have more on Indy 500 pace cars later today, but here’s a 1973 Cadillac that I’d happily daily

2 days agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

We’ll have more on Indy 500 pace cars later today, but here’s a 1973 Cadillac that I’d happily daily-drive. Read more...

Here's A Gigantic 12 Million Vehicle Takata Recall To Start Your Holiday Weekend

2 days agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

Good Morning! Welcome to The Morning Shift, your roundup of the auto news you crave, all in one place every weekday morning. Here are the important stories you need to know. Read more...

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