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This Is How Much Better Tires and a Few Decades Make a Difference

It’s easy to forget that cars—even or especially performance cars—do get markedly better over time. Take this comparison of a 1987 Ruf CTR and a 2018 Porsche 911 GT3 on the same stretch of the Nürburgring. The Ruf driver is engaged in battle, while the 911 driver might as well have been sipping tea.

How Best to Air Down Your Tires When You're Off-Road

We generally think of underinflated tires as a bad thing, as it can wear out your tires more quickly on pavement and cost you fuel mileage. Off-road, it’s a whole different story, and in many, if not all, situations you’ll want some measure of underinflation. Just how much depends on what you’re doing, as Team O’Neil…

The ATS-V and CTS-V Replacements Are Almost Here The ATS-V and CTS-V Replacements Are Almost Here

The Cadillac ATS-V and CTS-V are some of the best and funnest cars on the market today, facts that, alas, weren’t enough to convince buyers, with Cadillac killing off the ATS altogether. But we also knew the CT5 and CT4 were coming as replacements. And we’ll get V Series versions of those, too, Cadillac’s confirmed.

Mission of Burma — 'That's When I Reach for My Revolver' Mission of Burma — 'That's When I Reach for My Revolver'

Traffic sucks, so why not start your morning off with some music? You provide the toast and we’ll provide the jams.

Kanye West — 'Never Let Me Down' Kanye West — 'Never Let Me Down'

Traffic sucks, so why not start your morning off with some music? You provide the toast and we’ll provide the jams.

GM Thought About Selling Its Detroit Headquarters: Report GM Thought About Selling Its Detroit Headquarters: Report

General Motors is headquartered at Detroit’s Renaissance Center, which was actually built by Henry Ford II in the 1970s the first time there was hope of a Detroit renaissance. GM has been there since 1996, though they recently considered selling it, apparently as part of a cost-cutting measure.

For The Last Time: Boomer Car Culture Isn't All of Car Culture For The Last Time: Boomer Car Culture Isn't All of Car Culture

It has come to my attention that people are talkin’ cars. Well, some people are talkin’ car culture, to be more precise. Something about young people’s interest in cars relative to Boomers, increasingly the most tired debate of them all.

Trump Administration Identifies Who Will Pay For the Trade War: You Trump Administration Identifies Who Will Pay For the Trade War: You

A Trump administration official contradicts Trump over the trade war with China that will affect cars and much more, Lotus is getting a ton of investment, there’s a shakeup at Fiat Chrysler, and more for The Morning Shift of Monday, May 13, 2019.

How Motorcycle School Made Me a Better Driver How Motorcycle School Made Me a Better Driver

I took and passed the Motorcycle Safety Foundation’s basic riding course this past weekend, the one you need in New York state to get your motorcycle endorsement without taking a road test. It was not easy, but I did leave with a pretty high level of confidence in my ability to safely operate a bike. I was surprised…

Miura in 'The Italian Job' Found After Decades in Obscurity and Restored By Lamborghini Miura in 'The Italian Job' Found After Decades in Obscurity and Restored By Lamborghini

The Lamborghini Miura P400 destroyed in the opening scenes in 1969's The Italian Job was actually two Miuras, one that had been previously wrecked, and a fully-functioning new Miura. That surviving Miura was basically lost for decades after the movie’s release, but recently an example was found and confirmed by…

I Dare Porsche to Actually Build this Stunning 917 Concept I Dare Porsche to Actually Build this Stunning 917 Concept

Porsche unveiled a photo of this 917 concept in March to mark the 50th anniversary of the unveiling of the original 917, back in 1969. It released new photos of the model today and it’s really too bad they don’t have the guts to actually build the thing.

Neko Case — 'This Tornado Loves You' Neko Case — 'This Tornado Loves You'

Traffic sucks, so why not start your morning off with some music? You provide the toast and we’ll provide the jams.

Lexus Is Making a Replacement for the CT 200h for Some Reason Lexus Is Making a Replacement for the CT 200h for Some Reason

They still sell the Lexus CT 200h in places that aren’t the U.S. (having killed it off here in 2017), though the model currently on offer hasn’t been updated much since it was first introduced in 2011. But according to Autocar, Lexus is working on what could be a replacement, likely for 2021. It’ll be smaller than the…

Dodge Challenger Surpasses Chevy Camaro in Sales, May Also Live Forever Dodge Challenger Surpasses Chevy Camaro in Sales, May Also Live Forever

The modern Dodge Challenger is 11 years old, and yet, despite debuting during round two of the Bush administration, its appeal remains among a certain crowd. So much so that it outpaced the Chevy Camaro in sales in the the first quarter of 2019 to take over second place behind the Ford Mustang in sports car sales, …

Ford Is Under Criminal Investigation Over Emissions Ford Is Under Criminal Investigation Over Emissions

Ford revealed today that it was under criminal investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice over its emissions certification process, which, on the surface at least, is reminiscent, of course, of Dieselgate. But Ford says defeat devices are not involved, though they “cannot predict the outcome” of the case.

Dead: The Toyota Mark X Dead: The Toyota Mark X

An alternate universe has collapsed. For half a century, Toyota has been building a rear-wheel drive family sedan (not sold in the U.S. since the ‘90s), and now it has announced that it’s over. The Toyota Mark X, stops production this year.

Metallica — 'The Unforgiven' Metallica — 'The Unforgiven'

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Tesla Posts $700 Million First-Quarter Loss as CEO Elon Musk Says It Will Offer Insurance Tesla Posts $700 Million First-Quarter Loss as CEO Elon Musk Says It Will Offer Insurance

Analysts expected that Tesla would lose in the neighborhood of 69 cents per share in the first quarter, but Tesla’s real numbers, released today, were much, much worse than that. Tesla lost $2.90 a share, or $702.1 million in the quarter, according to CNBC, almost as much as they lost in the same quarter last year,…

You Will Soon No Longer Need a Front License Plate in Ohio for the First Time in Decades You Will Soon No Longer Need a Front License Plate in Ohio for the First Time in Decades

Front license plates are a tool of Big Government and a scourge to people with eyes, so I’m happy to report that in Ohio starting next year they won’t be required, after lawmakers included the measure in a transportation bill earlier this month. They’ve been required in the state for 111 years. But soon, no more.

Detroit May Have Screwed Itself Out of Generation Z Sales Detroit May Have Screwed Itself Out of Generation Z Sales

The kids aren’t into the cars, Tesla’s making big claims about self-driving, Carlos Ghosn is in more trouble and so much more for The Morning Shift of Monday, April 22, 2019.

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