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A joke, but this time it's Japanese, not German A joke, but this time it's Japanese, not German

The 2019 Subaru Crosstrek Hybrid: because 90 MPGe/17 mile range on 8.8 kWh, and 35 MPG combined, with a big lump of battery in the cargo area (just like the Prius Prime), in a lifted Impreza Hatch is supposed to impress me?

My new tires have friggin' leaves on the sidewall. My new tires have friggin' leaves on the sidewall.

I guess they go with the leaves on the floormats?

Holy shit, the packaging. Holy shit, the packaging.

Say what you will about Honda, they’ve figured out packaging. (That’s the new N-Van, which apparently replaced the Acty/Vamos vans (not the Acty truck, though) this year. Sadly, FWD now instead of mid-engine RWD. But, if you don’t get the turbo, you can get a 6-speed manual.)

This has to have been posted before, right? This has to have been posted before, right?

Just in case, posting it. And, for good measure, a link to the writeup on how those work.

Hour rule Hour rule

Rotary engine car, but not the modern definition.

Cold take Cold take

Automotive designers that don’t design their cars to look good with front plates - something mandated in most of the world, with the exception of less than half of the US - are bad at their job.

Stupid idea for a kit car

Start with, oh, a Lotus Seven clone design.

Horrifying realization re: antique EVs and the current laws Horrifying realization re: antique EVs and the current laws

I’d like to direct your attention to this photo:

Daily, Track, Burn: Three-wheel vaporware edition Daily, Track, Burn: Three-wheel vaporware edition

Breaking into the automotive industry is incredibly difficult - getting through all of the regulatory hurdles is near-Sisyphean. As a result, many startup automakers over the years have decided to lose a rear wheel to qualify for the motorcycle rules, especially those looking to make high efficiency vehicles. While…

Kinda want Kinda want

Basically, an ultralight foot-launched glider, with an electric self-launch option.

This is completely adorable. This is completely adorable.

This is an ultralight inspired by the F4U Corsair, aiming for German 120 kg, UK SSDR, and American Part 103 regulations. With a 3-cylinder VW aircooled-derived radial. It’s adorable. I want one. (I almost certainly can’t afford one.)

Damnit, the LC/LS 500h bullshift in all modes, apparently Damnit, the LC/LS 500h bullshift in all modes, apparently

Direct link to 1:45 in the video if it didn’t go there.

In which I have a nuclear asshole take about LMP1 In which I have a nuclear asshole take about LMP1

So, there’s a lot of whining as of late about LMP1's Equivalence of Technology, and the unfair results that allegedly came from it.

Hot take Hot take

Sedans dying is a good thing. When we regain sanity and stop buying crossovers and pickups by default, bring on the hatchbacks, liftbacks, and wagons.

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