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Americans Aren't the Only People Obsessed With Buying Black, Gray and White Cars  Americans Aren't the Only People Obsessed With Buying Black, Gray and White Cars 

The state of modern car colors in the U.S. is dreadful. People gravitate toward shades of black, gray, silver and white, chanting their chants about “resale value” and how white paint looks decent even when dirty. But we Americans aren’t the only ones with a car-color problem. The UK is bleak, too.

Only the Chosen Can Buy This Precious 2009 Infiniti G37x Coupe Only the Chosen Can Buy This Precious 2009 Infiniti G37x Coupe

Interviews are an important part of life, from our first job interview to the all-important interview that proves us worthy of buying a dealership’s decade-old Infiniti G37 coupe for $19,000. Wait, what?

Honda Again Sets Goal to Become Only Second-Worst Engine Supplier in F1 Honda Again Sets Goal to Become Only Second-Worst Engine Supplier in F1

Goals are inherently aspirational. Kids want to go to the Olympics. Everyone wants to be the best, despite knowing only a select few ever are. Goals in Formula One, however, are completely within logical confines, even if it makes them sound the opposite of impressive. Just look at Honda, which wants to have the…

Asking the Important Questions in the 2019 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye Asking the Important Questions in the 2019 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye

There I was, roaring down the streets in a 2019 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye and all 797 of its horsepower, when the song changed. I turned it up, the subwoofer thundering behind me although the audio inside of the car wasn’t too loud. I was that person. I liked it. Then, the questions started.

What Do You Want to Know About the 2018 Fiat 124 Spider Abarth?  What Do You Want to Know About the 2018 Fiat 124 Spider Abarth? 

Miata, Miata, Miata. It feels like that’s all anyone ever talks about, because it can be hard not to. But there are other small, fun roadsters on the market, like the 2018 Fiat 124 Spider Abarth. So what if it’s based on the Miata? I have one this week. What do you want to know about it?

Hyundai, Kia Recall 200,000 Vehicles for Fire Risk, Nearly 4 Million to Update Engine Software Hyundai, Kia Recall 200,000 Vehicles for Fire Risk, Nearly 4 Million to Update Engine Software

Hyundai and Kia both recently issued big, and somewhat complicated, voluntary recalls in the U.S. for millions of 2011 to 2018 car models, which have been the subject of hundreds of reports about engine bay fires. Most of the recall, though, is just a software update to alert drivers that their engine might fail.

Yes, the 2020 BMW 7 Series' Grille Is a Whole 40 Percent Larger Yes, the 2020 BMW 7 Series' Grille Is a Whole 40 Percent Larger

When the 2020 BMW 7 Series showed itself to the world, you probably thought it looked a little like your childhood dog that never stopped sniffing you before realizing that was a little mean. But you couldn’t shake the feeling that it was just a little too, uh, nosy, and for good reason. Its grille is 40 percent…

The Base Manual 2018 Mazda 6 Is Great, Even Next to Its Turbocharged Superiors The Base Manual 2018 Mazda 6 Is Great, Even Next to Its Turbocharged Superiors

The 2018 Mazda 6 is a pretty car with an ugly truth: If you buy one, you’ll have to make the difficult choice between a manual transmission and a quick, new turbocharged engine with a lot more horsepower and torque. You can’t have both from the factory, so the question becomes: How much are you willing to give up to…

The 1994 Toyota Supra That Sold for $121,000 On Bring a Trailer Is Now at a Dealer for $500,000 The 1994 Toyota Supra That Sold for $121,000 On Bring a Trailer Is Now at a Dealer for $500,000

So, you thought a $121,000 auction price for that immaculate 1994 Toyota Supra on Bring a Trailer was a little much? Yeah, so did we. That was cute of all of us, because the car is now back up for sale by a Chicago dealership for $500,000.

The 2019 A-Class Becomes America’s Cheapest New Mercedes at $32,500 The 2019 A-Class Becomes America’s Cheapest New Mercedes at $32,500

The Mercedes-Benz A-Class is coming to the U.S. for the first time this year, albeit without the option for a hatchback or manual transmission like it’ll have elsewhere. But with its arrival comes a new entry-level model, so, beginning this year, the cheapest new Mercedes on American lots starts at $32,500.

Someone Actually Drove Blindfolded, and Crashed, for the Bird Box Challenge Someone Actually Drove Blindfolded, and Crashed, for the Bird Box Challenge

In a time when we compulsively post our lives online, it can be easy to ignore logic. The feds say it’s dangerous to step out of moving cars for a viral dance challenge? Who cares. Road rash is worth the likes and shares. Netflix says to stop doing tasks, including driving, blindfolded for another viral challenge?

The Government Shutdown Could Delay the Launch of the New Ram Heavy Duty Trucks The Government Shutdown Could Delay the Launch of the New Ram Heavy Duty Trucks

Trucks on hold, a partnership between Volkswagen and Ford, a potential saving grace for the thought-to-be-doomed Cadillac CT6, more jail for former Nissan chairperson Carlos Ghosn, and struggles at Fiat Chrysler’s Canadian plants. All of this and more in The Morning Shift for Tuesday, Jan. 15, 2018.

Dakar Rally Truck Driver Disqualified for Not Stopping After He Hit a Spectator Dakar Rally Truck Driver Disqualified for Not Stopping After He Hit a Spectator

As a group of spectators in the path of a Dakar Rally truck competitor ran to get out of the way over the weekend, one tripped and fell in the sand. The truck ran over the spectator’s leg while its driver, who said he didn’t know it happened, was later disqualified from the rally for not stopping to attend to the…

The 550-Horsepower Cadillac CT6-V Is Here and Starts at $88,790 The 550-Horsepower Cadillac CT6-V Is Here and Starts at $88,790

The Cadillac CT6 sedan might be dying in America after a short and tumultuous life here, but that doesn’t mean its performance variant, the CT6-V, has been forgotten. Instead, the CT6-V is here, drowning out its close relative’s problems with a 550-horsepower twin-turbocharged V8 and a base price of $88,790.

Ram Claims the 2019 Heavy Duty’s Auto Braking Will Work While Towing 35,000 Pounds Ram Claims the 2019 Heavy Duty’s Auto Braking Will Work While Towing 35,000 Pounds

The 2019 Ram Heavy Duty’s banner feature, at least in terms of the torque wars between American truck brands, is its 1,000 lb-ft of torque and 35,100-pound towing capacity. But in addition to those numbers, Ram also claims features like adaptive cruise control and auto braking will work with 35,000 pounds in tow.

Area Dog Knows What It Did

A Tennessee man took his boat to the lake recently to practice for an upcoming finishing tournament, and launched more than he expected off of the boat ramp—his Dalmatian, who was in the man’s RV while his owner was getting the boat ready, knocked the vehicle into reverse and sent it for a swim.

F1 Is Using an 'Overtaking Simulation' to Design Better Race Tracks With More Passing F1 Is Using an 'Overtaking Simulation' to Design Better Race Tracks With More Passing

Formula One’s passing numbers, especially at the front of the field, are often dismal—even with team orders accounting for some. Since passes are usually integral to entertainment quality in racing, it’s a bad deal. But F1 hasn’t given up on the problem, and is apparently using simulations to better design tracks.

What Do You Want to Know About the 2019 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye? What Do You Want to Know About the 2019 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye?

The 2019 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye is the new step in the ladder between the 717-horsepower, production Hellcat and the limited-run, 840-HP Demon that was only around for the 2018 model year. That means it comes in at a rated 797 HP and an unrated, off-the-charts level of madness.

Racing Icon Brabham Wants to Head to Le Mans With Its Hardcore New BT62 Supercar  Racing Icon Brabham Wants to Head to Le Mans With Its Hardcore New BT62 Supercar 

The Brabham family was a racing icon for six decades before reviving the name as a car company, launching the 700-horsepower BT62 track car for $1.3 million last year. But the switch to production isn’t keeping Brabham from racing, since the company announced Wednesday that it wants to head to Le Mans.

New York Woman Gets Car Towed After 'No Parking' Sign Is Installed Next to It Overnight

A woman who lives in Queens told local news outlets she came home one night last week and parked where she has for a decade, only to see her car hauled off by a New York City Police Department tow truck in the morning—along with a new “no parking” sign that had been installed about two hours before the tow.

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