A few years ago, Alfa Romeo was proud that it could get 237 horsepower from its 1.75-liter turbocharged four-cylinder 4C engine. Here is one from the 1970s making 600. Also, it revs to 9,000 RPM. Also it sounds amazing.
The “Kansai All Stars” annual drift competition seeks to crown the best drifters of the Kansai region of Japan, pitting drift teams representing different prefectures against each other in five-car trains. Because it is 2018, the full event coverage was quickly uploaded online, and in it we are treated to the story of…
Formula One is a tight-knit world of distant super-technology, secret from all of us. Even the smallest parts have a kind of mythical glow about them, unattainable. But also, old pieces of these cars show up in private hands all the time, and you can just buy them.
The FIA’s 2020 Hypercar Class, bringing homologation prototypes back to Le Mans, just got a new set of changes. The main focus is that everyone is already trying to fight what killed the series last time: costs and builds getting out of control.
It’s grave times out there for the auto industry. I mean, something must be going wrong, because BMW and Mercedes-Benz are working together. All that and more on The Morning Shift for October 16, 2018.
This will come as a welcome surprise to that one weird guy in your town with a yard full of transaxles, but a Porsche 968 won a racing event. It won this year.
I think I have a candidate for the coolest street-parked car in Manhattan, and it’s not this AMC Gremlin still living on the Upper East Side. But I do think this Gremmie may be the city’s strongest, grimiest survivor.
You know an auction is good when the Ferrari F40 isn’t even the most interesting thing for sale.
Goddamnit. The Big Boats of bountiful buoyancy have once more bashed beneath the waves. This is B.S., and a bummer.
That is, it does until the engine blows up.
No matter what kind of serious driving you want to get into, learning how to trail brake is key. It sounds simple at first—braking hard into a tight corner then trailing off the brake as you turn in—but it’s tricky to nail and magic when you get it right.
The 2020 Jaguar F-Type will come with a BMW twin-turbo V8, as CAR Magazine reports. This is some Cold War shit. Jaguar versus Aston Martin, in a proxy war between BMW and AMG.
Today a couple of my colleagues were discussing on the internet that the late 1970s to mid 1980s Ford F-Series was a remarkably good-looking truck, better than most people think of it. And that’s true, but it did make me wonder what the best-looking truck actually is. Like, the best ever.
While a midsize truck like the Ford Ranger might brag about a pitiful 2.3-liter turbocharged four cylinder, the full-size Chevy Silverado will now sport a hulking 2.7 liter, now rated by the EPA at 20 city/23 highway/21 combined mpg.
The reviews are in and the Alpine A110 is one of the most enjoyable, best-handling cars in a generation—ultra-light and ultra-fun. Unless a moose walks out into the road, apparently. Then you might be going backwards into a tree.
This is going to be hard to believe, everybody, but someone on the internet had a nuanced but even and sensible take on Tesla.
A few days ago @S15babe_’s now-purple Nissan Silvia blew up on the automotive internet, fast becoming the most hated car online. It’s too low! It has too much camber! Some guy with dreadlocks and face tattoos took my dream car and ruined it. Indeed, look at my camber, ye mighty, and despair.
The little Mercedes-Benz 190E remains one of the most well-built cars of the modern age. Dependable? Certainly. Fast? Not so much, unless you spring for a Cosworth or something. That is, unless you drop a big-turbo LS into the front of it.
Surprising (and bad) news for Jaguar Land Rover, the prospect of a Chinese-built Lexus, and so much more in The Morning Shift for Tuesday, Oct. 9, 2018.
Everyone is anticipating the new Toyota Supra (still!) wondering if it will stand up to the last one, if it will be a success. The thing is, those aren’t the same thing.