What It's Like To Drive A Car Made Of Styrofoam

I have a bit of a problem. The cars I often find most interesting are, at least on paper, the most awful ones. And of all the cars at the Detroit Auto Show, with its Ford GTs and NSXs and all that, and was smitted by this three-wheeled, 500 lb electric shoebox made of styrofoam. » 1/20/15 12:00pm 1/20/15 12:00pm

Honda Will Have An All-New EV And Hybrid By 2018

Despite repeated claims that 2015 would be the "year of Honda," Honda's press event only big reveals were a couple of claims that they'd have an all-new, all-electric vehicle by 2018, along with a plug-in hybrid the same year. We did get to see their FCV Concept in person for the first time in North America, so that's… » 1/13/15 1:45pm 1/13/15 1:45pm

Ford GT: This Is It

Ford did it. They actually went and did it. It's been rumored about and speculated on for months, but now we know it's real. This is it: the new Ford GT. Ford just dropped a bomb on the rest of the world, and it's got a 600 HP twin-turbo V6, if you can believe it. » 1/12/15 9:30am 1/12/15 9:30am

The Chevy Bolt Promises 200 Miles EV Range For $30,000

It seems Chevy focus-grouped the crap out of Volt owners to come up with their next-generation, all-electric concept, and what people told them they wanted was a crossover that incorporated design elements from the Renault Avantime, Honda CRX, BMW i3 paint, and some Tesla door handles. And it's $30K! Sort of. » 1/12/15 8:40am 1/12/15 8:40am

The 2016 Chevy Volt Goes 50 Miles On A Charge

The Chevy Volt offered GM a chance to show it was capable of quickly producing a car that was radically different than any car they'd made before. It wasn't a hit. With low EV-only range and a high price, what exactly was the reason to buy it? The 2016 Chevy Volt seems like a better deal. » 1/12/15 12:25am 1/12/15 12:25am

The Chevrolet Bolt Will Be A 200-Mile Electric Tesla Fighter For $30,000

It seems that General Motors has a couple electric surprises in store for next week's Detroit Auto Show. In addition to the all-new 2016 Chevrolet Volt extended range plug-in hybrid, they're also cooking up a pure electric crossover aimed right at Tesla Motors for a fraction of the price — and it's called the… » 1/09/15 10:59pm 1/09/15 10:59pm

Porsche Built A Robot That Lives In Your Car And Steals Your Roof

We've established that the new Porsche 911 Targa's automatically-retractable roof is bonkers; no one is disputing that. It's bonkers enough that it deserves this GIF so you can watch it, over and over again, until you're willing to do whatever it tells you. Here's the clever way it works. » 1/14/14 3:30am 1/14/14 3:30am

Mazda Furai Concept Puts Us into Batman Euphoric Mode

Our motor head siblings over at Jalopnik are going to be covering the crap out of the Detroit Auto Show, but in the pre show warm-up they have come across a little gem; the Mazda Furai concept on video. The clip shows the vehicle screaming around the track at Leguna Seca, which made us excited enough, but the super… » 1/13/08 11:30am 1/13/08 11:30am

Rumormill: XM, Sirius Merger Announced Today?

Supposedly yes, according to the sources at theflyonthewall. An announcement of a merger between the two largest satellite radio companies, XM and Sirius, is expected to be announced at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit later today. I still unsure if this would be a good move. Being a Sirius… » 1/11/07 1:35pm 1/11/07 1:35pm