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Surveillance Video of Tesla Exploding in Shanghai Parking Lot Goes Viral

Tesla is adamant that its cars are significantly less likely to catch fire than your average car, as Reuters reports, but that still hasn’t kept a surveillance video from spreading worldwide, showing a Tesla Model S bursting into flame and all but disappearing, Spinal Tap-style, in a parking garage reportedly in…

I Will Never Be as Relaxed as This Guy Drifting in Adidas Slides I Will Never Be as Relaxed as This Guy Drifting in Adidas Slides

We’ve all seen the video of Ayrton Senna thrashing an NSX on track in a pair of loafers. Now, please enjoy this dude drifting the hell out of a Nissan Silvia in a pair of slides.

While All of You Were Doing Whatever, Geely Was Launching a Whole New EV Brand While All of You Were Doing Whatever, Geely Was Launching a Whole New EV Brand

Geely isn’t one of the very biggest carmakers in China, but it’s growing increasingly well-known here in America, what with its recent acquisitions of Volvo and Lotus. So it’s worth keeping an eye on, particularly when it launches a new all-electric brand emphasizing “overseas” sales.

How the Legendary 'Clown Shoe' BMW M Coupe Was Designed in Secret

When the 1998-2002 clown shoe BMW Z3 M Coupe was first presented to management (the first prototype of the Z3 Coupe, rather), the executive was at a loss for words. He just stood there, silent, as Car Magazine reported at the time. That probably wasn’t a good thing.

The BMW Z1 Was the Car of a Future We Didn't Deserve

The 1980s were good years for BMW. This was the yuppie decade, when E30s ruled and M cars blossomed. This was even when the company finally got its V12 engine project off the ground, having sat in development hell since at least the early 1970s. The bar was getting raised, and in 1987, with the BMW Z1, the company…

Formula Drift Has the Best Drone Work I've Seen in Ages

Formula Drift is interesting in that it’s just a bunch of cars burning tires going sideways but it’s also the most unrestricted and creative top-level racing series in the country and the most innovative in how it broadcasts, including drone replays in the online livestream. Those shots are pretty low-res when live,…

That Weird Nissan NX2000 Parked by the Highway Is Cooler Than You Think

Maybe there’s one in your town. There sure is one in mine. A maroon Nissan NX2000, parked over by where the houses meet the highway. It might just seem like any other forgettable ‘90s coupe with peeling clear coat, but these things are worth a look.

The Best-Sounding Drift Car in the Country Is For Sale The Best-Sounding Drift Car in the Country Is For Sale

Anyone who has heard the howling wail of Geoff Stoneback’s V8-swapped Nissan 240SX knows that this is no exaggeration.

Buy This $4,500 Mazda Luce Before I Ruin My Life Again Buy This $4,500 Mazda Luce Before I Ruin My Life Again

Mazda in the 1960s and ‘70s was on a tear, putting out some of the most fantastic, stylish cars you’d find in the world, not just Japan. Most of these old charmers are recognized for their excellence, and priced accordingly. Also, here’s a 1972 Mazda Luce for $4,500.

Tesla May Be Making Model 3s Faster than Anyone Thought Tesla May Be Making Model 3s Faster than Anyone Thought

Forgotten jets, looming Brexit, and Tesla might be onto something with this whole “building cars” thing. All that and so much more for The Morning Shift of Tuesday, April 2, 2019.

Holy Crap the First All-Electric Professional Drift Car Is a Camaro Holy Crap the First All-Electric Professional Drift Car Is a Camaro

It’s 2019 and there’s finally an electric pro drift car. This is Napoleon Motorsports’ Chevy Camaro EL1, and I have questions.

It Has Come to My Attention That the Ford Flex Is Still on Sale It Has Come to My Attention That the Ford Flex Is Still on Sale

I had sort of assumed that the Ford Flex, a retro gigantic wagon in an age of globular crossovers, had faded into obscurity already. Not quite, as it turns out.

Sports cars can be rally cars, and rally cars can be sports car. I hope this bit of inspiration guides you this morning and this week.

Ryan Tuerck's 1,000 HP Drift Car Has My New Favorite Livery Ryan Tuerck's 1,000 HP Drift Car Has My New Favorite Livery

For a while it’s been clear that drifters are the new hot rodders. But Ryan Tuerck’s new livery for the 2019 Formula Drift season takes it a step farther: What if drift cars were the modern 1970s street machines?

Max Power Was the Greatest Expression of Trashy Car Mod Culture Max Power Was the Greatest Expression of Trashy Car Mod Culture

Before the Top Gear reboot in the early 2000s, one name stood at the peak of car culture in the UK: Max Power.

You Could Get the Mercedes-McLaren SLR on 18-Inch Wheels and It Is Blowing My Mind You Could Get the Mercedes-McLaren SLR on 18-Inch Wheels and It Is Blowing My Mind

Please bear with me that I have a new and indefatigable obsession: the Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren, the 207 mph Anglo-German super grand tourer, was available with 18-inch wheels.

The Original Chevy Volt Had a Genius Second Horn The Original Chevy Volt Had a Genius Second Horn

One of the bright selling points of electric cars is that they’re silent, but that’s also a potential safety hazard for pedestrians used to listening for the rumble of an internal combustion engine to know a car is coming. The problem is downright dangerous for those who are blind. Some electric cars make a fake…

This Must Be the Rustiest Toyota AE86 in the World This Must Be the Rustiest Toyota AE86 in the World

The last car I owned was so rusty that a dinner-plate sized chunk of the floor once started flapping in the breeze while I was driving down the highway. I thought that was bad. It has nothing on this Corolla.

Let's Take in Daniel Ricciardo's Wing Blowing Up His First F1 Race this Season

Daniel Ricciardo didn’t make it to the finish of the Australian Grand Prix this year, but he did make it to the first corner, which is something of an achievement given that his front wing exploded.

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