To celebrate the 40th anniversary of its racing and performance division, TRD, Toyota put together a half-hour look back over TRD’s greatest hits, whether on the track, on the road, or off-road. (via) A couple weeks ago, we went drag racing in the UK, so today let’s go drag racing somewhere else outside the […]
Here in the Land of the Free, the Super Bowl is the show that stops the nation, and at some point between all the ads a game of football breaks out. Occasionally. For your viewing pleasure, we’ve corralled together, in alphabetical order, all the spots that have already revealed by automakers. Not all the ads […]
Phase three in Jaguar’s impressive renaissance is here. The all-new 2016 Jaguar XF large sedan gives the company its most legitimate rival to the BMW 5 Series yet. The XF follows in the wheel tracks of the F-Type performance leader and XE compact executive sedan, and precedes the vital new F-Pace crossover SUV. This quartet, plus […]
So the last week or so, the autoblogosphere – not to mention the citizens of San Diego – have worked themselves into an uproar over the video from which the still above was taken. It features some bro tearing around San Diego sans permits in his jacked-up off-road buggy in an attempt to get his […]
Santa Pod Raceway over in England is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year and released a snazzy little promo video, but we thought it’d be more appropriate to take a look at this home video from the track’s opening year. As a nice followup to last week’s video of postwar racing at El Mirage, […]
Some failures become famous because they pushed an envelope too far, or tried to innovate too soon. The Tucker, the NSU Ro80, the McD.L.T. We remember them like we remember Icarus. Too bold and avant-garde to survive this mundane existence. Show More Summary
Still image from video below. If you want some ’60s cool and sneak peek behind the curtain at some of the inner workings of Pontiac in 1969 then this video is for you. Found on the GM Heritage Center website or on YouTube, it provides a collage of quick-cut film clips to give you an […]
The revised 2016 Mercedes-Benz A-Class and Mercedes-AMG A45 ranges are now on sale in Australia. The mid-life updates come almost three years after the sharply styled third-generation range premiered. The A-Class is a hugely important car for Mercedes-Benz. The hatchback managed more than 3500 sales in 2015, giving it an impressive 20 per cent market share in its segment. […]
On April 29, 2013, National Airlines Flight 102 lifted off from Bagram Airfield, in northeast Afghanistan, carrying several tons of U.S. military equipment destined for the Emirati city of Dubai. Within minutes of liftoff, at 3:27 p.m. Show More Summary
The 2016 Mercedes-Benz E-Class sedan looks like it will launch in Australia around June with the full, comprehensive range of Drive Pilot autonomous driving technology after all. At this week’s global E-Class reveal in Detroit, Mercedes-Benz Australia said some autonomous tech would not be allowed in our market until 2017, because it needed to demonstrate the technology […]
When someone takes a down-on-its-luck JDM econobox and turns it into a car worthy of overwhelming praise and unimaginable fear at the same time, they’re doing something right. That’s why Mighty Car Mods bought this busted Daihatsu with a homemade electric drive conversion in the hopes that it would be the backyard mechanic’s answer to the Tesla Model S. Read more...
The mirror plated supercar is a quintessential part of Gulf Arab car culture, along with the Transformers Camry and the fetishistic application of negative camber. When applied by Britain’s eternal and chamaeleonic rock star David Bowie to a plain old Mini, including all its windows, it becomes something else entirely. Read more...
The hugely sophisticated new Mercedes-Benz E-Class will arrive in Australia from June 2016, but key elements of the new model’s autonomous technology suite won’t be available until at least six months after its launch. Before Mercedes-Benz Australia can launch the full range of autonomous drive features to be offered, it says it will have to […]
The new Pagani Huayra BC is still under wraps for the time being, but The Whole Car did catch a test mule out running some laps at Autodromo di Modena in Italy while filming with a 1964 De Sanctis SP 1000 race car. Read more...
The Tesla Model S can now actually drive itself with nobody on-board, with the US electric car receiving an over-the-air update to its Autopilot software. Software Version 7.1 for the Model S adds the new Summon mode, which sees the car adopt the ability to park itself with nobody in the driver’s seat. The system […]
[The live jaguar in the background of this still from 1997's James Bond flick Tomorrow Never Dies was an in-joke by the film production about the famed British spy driving a BMW instead of a British automaker—like Jaguar. There is a deleted scene featuring the cat in more detail.] Read more...
Victoria Police has again refuted the potential effectiveness of using road safety cameras to catch tailgating motorists. Police and the Victorian Government have restated their position this week in response to a report by the state’s...Show More Summary
CycleKarting is one of those motorsports that isn’t supposed to be about all-out competition, but nevertheless there’s an annual CycleKart Grand Prix in Tieton, Washington, every year, and the Chicane recently posted a couple videos of the action from this year’s races. The Plymouth Road Runner came with its own marketing gimmick built in […]
“NASCAR used to just be better,” old people who are very annoying and probably just liked mustaches and cocaine and are definitely right tend to say. But how correct could they possibly be? Well, to put it into perspective, people used to get into horrific motorcycle crashes before the race even started, and that was just for fun. Read more...
You no longer need billions of dollars and a secret dream to take over the world like Elon Musk to build an electric car. If you can find a pair of round magnets and a AA battery that isn’t already dead, you can build this incredibly simple electric vehicle that’s better than watching TV. Read more...