BREAKING Outdated Air-Cooled News: Porsche, VW, And Zündapp Lies!

The Volkswagen Beetle genesis story is easily one of the most well-known and often-told in all of motoring. I've read about it countless times, and the details almost never change. Until now. I just encountered one of my first real contradictions in the story of the Beetle, and it's making me question everything. » 4/17/14 10:00pm Yesterday 10:00pm

This Full-Length Bed Truck Should Totally Be A Thing

As you guys know, I love trucks, and I love thinking about ways to build trucks that nobody in their right mind would ever try. I still believe that the standard pickup truck design wastes too much room on the hood, and if we can't have cabover trucks, we should find another solution. » 4/17/14 8:00pm Yesterday 8:00pm

Ferrari's Opening A Hotel In Spain So You Can Now Sleep In A Ferrari

Ferrari's branching out from just the high-end sportscar business and getting into the hotel racket, leveraging all those years of racing to finally make a hotel that's the size of a Raddison, but handles like a B&B. Their first hotel (and second theme park) will be in Barcelona, and will be, of course, Ferrari red. » 4/17/14 11:45am Yesterday 11:45am

The Saga Of The "Lemon 911" And One Man's Quest For Justice

Nick Murray is a guy like many of us. He has a dream car, and he's worked hard to finally get it. In Nick's case, that car is a Porsche 911, and he managed to realize his dream. Well, with only one small catch: He says his Porsche 911 is a total lemon. Here's everything wrong with this sad, sick 911. » 4/17/14 10:00am Yesterday 10:00am

2015 Dodge Charger: Here's Your New Cop Headlight Pattern To Memorize

The 2015 Dodge Charger got a nice bit of a refresh, and thankfully, it's got a nice distinctive front end that should read very clearly in your rearview mirror. With cops all over the US getting these cars, those twin elongated parenthesis in anyone's mirror should read "slow down." I think it looks pretty good, too. » 4/16/14 9:49pm Wednesday 9:49pm

There's Eight 2015 Challenger Trims But They Forgot The Supercharger

We're seeing Dodge's 2015 Challengers a bit earlier than expected, and there's actually eight of them. They mostly differ based on engines, some suspension and brake tweaks, and their hood designs, which are clearly inspired by the '71 Challenger's hoods. The new looks include the famous twin nostril hood and the fun… » 4/16/14 8:54pm Wednesday 8:54pm

Some Guy On Amazon Will Try And Guess What Car You Drive

I'm sure we've all played the "let me guess what you drive by just looking at you/letting you talk/smelling you" game, to varying degrees of success. I personally can tell what someone drives simply by looking at their keys and registration card. A guy on an Amazon user's forum claims he can do it based on what you type. » 4/16/14 2:00pm Wednesday 2:00pm

One-Off Transit-Based Skyliner Van Proves Luxury Sedans Are For Chumps

The best thing about any van is also the most basic thing: it's a room on wheels. If you're the sort of rich guy who gets driven around everywhere, why would you bother with an extended-wheelbase luxury sedan when you could have a whole luxury room? That's the question the Transit Skyliner concept answers. » 4/16/14 11:40am Wednesday 11:40am

Awful Australian Texts, Hits Cyclist With Car, Says She "Doesn't Care"

A 21-year old Australian woman who texted on her phone 44 times while driving on a short errand hit a cyclist, severely injured him, and was then quoted as saying she just didn't care. And she's only losing her license for 9 months, though she'll likely be a steaming pile of crap the rest of her life. » 4/16/14 5:08am Wednesday 5:08am

Benz' 911 Fighter Will Be Called The Mercedes-AMG GT

Mercedes-Benz just announced their new Porsche 911 fighter, and it's called the Mercedes AMG GT. We'd been calling this one the SLC previously, and while there's not much info just yet, we do know it'll have a V8 and will be based on a unique AMG-designed platform. It's coming in September, so if you're a 911 reading… » 4/15/14 8:31pm Tuesday 8:31pm

The Navy's Seawater-To-Fuel System: Can I Use It In My Car?

Last week, the US Navy flew a model airplane with a small 2-stroke engine. That's not normally news, except for one big detail: the fuel the plane burned was made from seawater via a process the Navy has been working on for years. Let's look a little into what this sorcery is, and if it'll ever power our cars. » 4/15/14 4:00pm Tuesday 4:00pm