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Four German Audi Managers Charged In U.S. For Diesel Cheating Four German Audi Managers Charged In U.S. For Diesel Cheating

Audi officials Richard Bauder, Axel Eisner, Stefan Knirsch, and Carsten Nagel have been indicted and charged with conspiracy to defraud the United States, conspiracy to commit wire fraud, and violation of the Clean Air Act. The indictments by grand jury in Detroit, related to the quartet’s alleged role in Audi AG’s…

I Guess Nissan is Doing the Tracks Instead of Wheels Thing Again I Guess Nissan is Doing the Tracks Instead of Wheels Thing Again

Somebody needs to have a calm yet firm sit-down discussion with Nissan. Putting tracks on existing cars doesn’t make them inherently exciting or new or different. Nissan has been doing this for years, and it’s become boring and formulaic. Anyway, here’s an Altima with tracks on all four corners and all-wheel drive.…

Comment of the Day: German Engineering Edition Comment of the Day: German Engineering Edition

Sometimes the best questions to ask are the most obvious ones. When Chris Harris asked why the new Porsche 911's door handles needed to be so complicated, he was asking what we were all thinking. What we’ve been thinking for decades.

Comment of the Day: Fake Cars Edition Comment of the Day: Fake Cars Edition

The MkV Supra isn’t all Supra, under its strange skin with many fake vents lies a BMW. I am no Supra hater, as it’s an interesting thing with a Toyota badge, which usually grabs my attention. Some people, however, will forever lament that the prior four generations of Supra are significantly more Toyota than the…

It's Time for the Hot Van to be a Thing It's Time for the Hot Van to be a Thing

If a hot hatch is a good thing, and you can’t have too much of a good thing, then a hot city van should be an even better thing, yes? A few misfit Germans with a sense of humor over at Ford added an extra dash of dynamism to a couple of Ford’s Transit Connect models. The prior generation Transit Connect got a dose of…

Comment of the Day: Supra Overload Edition Comment of the Day: Supra Overload Edition

Toyota has been teasing the new BMW-based fifth-generation Supra for at least a hundred million years, and it’s starting to wear on some people, not least of which myself. It’s a fun and interesting car that might prove to punch a little bit above its weight class, taking on such cars as Porsche’s Cayman. It’s an…

2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500: This Might Be It For Real 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500: This Might Be It For Real

The Ford Shelby GT350 has been the top of the Mustang heap for a few years now, but we’ve known for some time that a GT500 is coming to top it. Now, as part of an already leaky 2019 Detroit Auto Show, we have images that appear to be of a factory marketing brochure for the new top dog supercharged cross-plane crank V8…

Here's Your Chance To Own A Honda City Turbo II and Motocompo Here's Your Chance To Own A Honda City Turbo II and Motocompo

In the early 1980s, Honda made scrappy little cars and bikes like the City Turbo II, and fitted them with strangely useful options like a Motocompo scooter-in-the-trunk for daily commutes in densely populated areas of Japan. It was a creative way to get around city congestion by parking your City a few miles away and…

Top Gear Looks as Ridiculous and Whimsical as Ever in the Season 26 Trailer

I might catch hell for this, but I like the current LeBlanc/Harris/Reid Top Gear better than the guys sometimes referred to as “The Holy Trinity”, messrs. Hammond, Clarkson, and May. The new crew has finally found their collective groove, work well together, and add a bit of levity to a series that was before so…

If You Needed Any More Confirmation, Here’s the New Toyota Supra on the Cover of Car and Driver If You Needed Any More Confirmation, Here’s the New Toyota Supra on the Cover of Car and Driver

We’ve received this image of an advance copy of the upcoming Car and Driver issue, and guess what? It has the best view yet of Toyota’s new Supra ahead of the planned launch tomorrow.

Your Ridiculously Awesome Acura NSX Wallpaper Is Here Your Ridiculously Awesome Acura NSX Wallpaper Is Here

The Acura NSX is an excellent sounding hybrid supercar, and it really should be driven in a tunnel at all times. The white of the Acura really looks great in juxtaposition to the myriad colors of the lights lining the tunnel walls behind, making this an excellent shot. It’s a good looking car in an interesting…

This is How BMW's Water Injection Makes More Power This is How BMW's Water Injection Makes More Power

I am not a science man. I didn’t do well in chemistry or math in school. That’s why I write words instead of equations. Jason Fenske of Engineering Explained, however, is whip smart about the science magic of automobiles, and he does a pretty great job of explaining that science to mere mortals like myself.

Hooning Around in a Volkswagen Rallye Golf is a Rare Treat Hooning Around in a Volkswagen Rallye Golf is a Rare Treat

Back in 1989, all wheel drive was a relatively new technology, and it was significantly clunkier and less refined than you might find in a car on the lot today. The Rallye Golf here was a homologation special, of which 5000 examples were built, featuring box flares, a 1.8-liter supercharged four, and all four wheels…

This is the Speed Difference Between the New Formula E Car and the Old One  This is the Speed Difference Between the New Formula E Car and the Old One 

Three seconds is a lot in the motorsport world. A Formula One team would pay millions of dollars to find three seconds in their lap time at a given track year over year. The entire Formula E grid got 3 seconds quicker at the series’ Marrakesh race this weekend, and here is a side-by-side comparison of the two cars,…

The 2020 Toyota Supra Leaked Again, Claimed to Start At $49,990 The 2020 Toyota Supra Leaked Again, Claimed to Start At $49,990

We’re going to see the new Toyota Supra launched at the Detroit Auto Show on Monday, but ahead of the official launch SupraMkV.com is saying they have a source providing pricing of the new car, as well as the three launch trims, and a few new official photographs.

Name a more iconic duo than Sebastien Loeb and Daniel Elena, I’ll wait. The original OTP. 

Forget About LiveWire, Harley's Two Electric Concepts From CES Are Way Cooler Forget About LiveWire, Harley's Two Electric Concepts From CES Are Way Cooler

The entire motorcycle world clutched its collective pearls when Harley-Davidson announced the LiveWire would cost nearly $30,000. And for good reason, that’s a lot of dosh for a bike, even a Harley. The 116-year-old motorcycle company claims it is aiming for new buyers and trying to reach a younger audience. The…

Simplicity is the Best Way to Go Fast Simplicity is the Best Way to Go Fast

Building a track car usually involves a bunch of horsepower and a bunch of tire, but sometimes its best to keep it simple, stupid! That’s what this Honda owner did with their simple hatchback track machine. It’s a clean original car in a rare color with some rare bits (like super cool Spoon gauges) that has a decent…

This Willys Mechanical Mule is Your Perfect Haul All  This Willys Mechanical Mule is Your Perfect Haul All 

Many things are described as utilitarian in nature, but few define the term quite as well as the Mechanical Mule. Nothing more than a flatbed trailer with a seat and a steering wheel, the M274 was used as a military stuff mover from its 1956 inception through the mid-1980s when it was replaced by a military version of…

Suzuki Makes a Bike Called Van Van and it's an Awesome Back to Basics Ride Suzuki Makes a Bike Called Van Van and it's an Awesome Back to Basics Ride

Riding a motorcycle is about minimalism. It’s a return to the roots of motoring, where it’s just the rider and the road and nothing can come between them. Modern cars continue to get more disconnected and numb feeling, isolating the driver from the world. Motorcycles, certain ones, chase an ideal of simplicity and…

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