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This Is Why Some Cars Have Secret Taillights Inside Their Trunks This Is Why Some Cars Have Secret Taillights Inside Their Trunks

I’m very fortunate in that our readers tend to be fantastic. They’re the sort of people that take note of what interests me as a writer, and then reach out to me with things they suspect I’d find interesting. As such, a number of readers have emailed me pictures of strange, secret taillights hidden in trunks, because…

This Might Be The Most Under Appreciated Car Trunk Feature This Might Be The Most Under Appreciated Car Trunk Feature

If you’re like me, you’ve been in this situation countless times: you’re driving along with a trunk packed full of garbage bags of piping hot chili, when you get a flat tire. To get to the tire under the trunk floor, you have to pull out all dozen bags, and in the process one of the chili bags invariably rips,…

The New Mystery McLaren Will Have Exhaust Pipes On The Engine Cover And I'm Already Sold The New Mystery McLaren Will Have Exhaust Pipes On The Engine Cover And I'm Already Sold

Regular, bottom-exit exhaust pipes: Who needs ‘em, I say! You want a car with unconventional exhaust exits. And this new McLaren, whatever it might be, looks like it has top-exit exhaust pipes. I don’t even need to see the rest of the car, I’m already in love.

The 2019 Audi Q8 Boldly Shows Audi's Willingness To Make A Terrifyingly Ugly Car The 2019 Audi Q8 Boldly Shows Audi's Willingness To Make A Terrifyingly Ugly Car

First, if you’re drinking coffee or something and just did a panicked spit-take when you saw the all-new 2019 Audi Q8 up there, I apologize. Unfortunately, there’s not much we can do about it. Audi’s press release claims this is the “new face of the Q family,” so unless you work with deep-sea angler fish for a living…

The Wildest Concept Car In History Looks Ten Times As Wild On The Street The Wildest Concept Car In History Looks Ten Times As Wild On The Street

In 1970, science fiction was real. We had just landed on the moon, the first Oil Crisis hadn’t hit yet, and it seemed like, just maybe, anything was possible. That’s the world in which the Lancia Stratos HF Zero debuted, the lowest, widest, wildest future-wedge of all. It looked unreal at the time. It looks wilder now.

Nissan Leaf Convertible: Good Nissan Leaf Convertible: Good

This convertible 2019 Nissan Leaf is what a weird electric vehicle should look like. It’s so good.

The Toyota RAV4 Has Become The Automotive Equivalent Of Selling Out The Toyota RAV4 Has Become The Automotive Equivalent Of Selling Out

The other day I was walking around town handing out flyers trying to convince people that yes, the Earth is flat, but it’s wrapped around a spherical core, so it just seems round. There’s a difference. While I was out I saw something that stopped me in my tracks: a first-generation Toyota RAV4. I haven’t seen one just…

Apple's Original Plans For A Car Of The Future Don't Sound Very Revolutionary Apple's Original Plans For A Car Of The Future Don't Sound Very Revolutionary

Apple’s new deal with Volkswagen to build some self-driving shuttle vans for its employees marks a severe departure from the tech company’s initial ideas for the car of the future, the details of which don’t really seem as revolutionary as many people initially wanted to believe.

Electric Seats Should Always Be An Option Electric Seats Should Always Be An Option

After recently driving and enjoying the new 2019 Hyundai Veloster last week, one of the many things I couldn’t stop thinking about was whether or not the complete lack of electric seats mattered on the fully-loaded Ultimate trim. I’ve settled my thoughts. Electric seats should always be an option.

Putting A Floor-Mounted Ignition Switch On The Saab 9-7X Didn't Make It A Real Saab Putting A Floor-Mounted Ignition Switch On The Saab 9-7X Didn't Make It A Real Saab

Saab was one of those idiosyncratic little carmakers that inspired intense loyalty among its fans, thanks to some genuinely novel engineering, engaging cars, and some charmingly strange quirks. When the corporate giant GM bought out Saab in 2000, it made at least some attempts to keep the Saab spirit alive. One of…

Watch BMW Designers Labor Over The Ugliest Car They'd Ever Make Watch BMW Designers Labor Over The Ugliest Car They'd Ever Make

I have no doubt that BMW’s design team is one of the best in the world, given the best training and equipped with the best tools. But when your design brief is to make the 5 Series into the hulking quasi-crossover BMW 5 Series GT, there’s really nowhere to go but down.

What An Autonomous Future Supercar Could Look Like, As Imagined By A Movie Car Designer What An Autonomous Future Supercar Could Look Like, As Imagined By A Movie Car Designer

Supercars occupied a tiny niche at the fringe of the car market, but that hasn’t stopped them from capturing our imagination. In fact, it may even be part of why they do. Supercars adorn bedroom posters and find their way onto desks as scaled-down toy models. So, of course, it’s always fun to think about what they’d…

The 1981 Lotus Esprit Turbo Has A Hidden Second Spoiler Because It Made Too Much Downforce The 1981 Lotus Esprit Turbo Has A Hidden Second Spoiler Because It Made Too Much Downforce

The Lotus Esprit’s initial design was a classic shape, one that Lotus didn’t want to change for a good three decades. Except when the 1981 Esprit Turbo added a big duck tail spoiler in the back, Lotus designers had to block it with another, smaller hidden spoiler. Why? Too much downforce.

The New Toyota Supra Has Been Spotted With Horrible Dual-Tone Wheels  The New Toyota Supra Has Been Spotted With Horrible Dual-Tone Wheels 

Another camouflaged test car for the new Toyota Supra has been spotted, this time wearing what are likely production-ready wheels that are a ten-spoke, dual-tone black and silver look. How disappointing.

Buy The Hell Out Of This Awesome Little Laser-Cut Wooden Honda Motocompo Model  Buy The Hell Out Of This Awesome Little Laser-Cut Wooden Honda Motocompo Model 

I used to love building models as a kid. And even though I’m a semi-adult now, that love hasn’t gone away. This little wooden model Honda Motocompo is the latest one that’s captured my attention.

The 2019 Ram 1500's Interiors Were Inspired By Six Different Hammers The 2019 Ram 1500's Interiors Were Inspired By Six Different Hammers

Much of the idea of pickup trucks being performatively macho and aimed at cowboys and construction workers is thanks to marketing, rather than how a lot of trucks are actually used by everyday people. But the automakers work hard at those ideas, like how Fiat Chrysler apparently used six different types of hammer to…

The 1994 Ford Mustang Could Have Looked Alarmingly Similar To The Pontiac Trans Am The 1994 Ford Mustang Could Have Looked Alarmingly Similar To The Pontiac Trans Am

Ford was out to recapture America’s “love affair” with the Ford Mustang during the development of the fourth-generation model, and it tested some radical design directions in the process. One of them even looked strikingly similar to the fourth-gen Pontiac Firebird Trans Am.

An Early Design For The Ugly 1996 Ford Taurus Looked A Lot Like A Tesla Model 3  An Early Design For The Ugly 1996 Ford Taurus Looked A Lot Like A Tesla Model 3 

The 1996 third-generation Ford Taurus was an unfortunate attempt by Ford to redesign the best-selling car in the country to stand out a little more, but an early concept looked much better, because it looked a lot like the Tesla Model 3, if you can believe it.

The Early Designs For The C4 Corvette Look Unforgivably Incredible The Early Designs For The C4 Corvette Look Unforgivably Incredible

When the third-generation Corvette came out in the late ‘60s, it was a huge departure for the kind of car that it was, a major design departure. When it came time to replace that car all the way in the early ‘80s, there was a huge question about how radical that new design would be. And that meant that there were all…

The Original Design For The Second-Gen Dodge Ram Was A Styling Disaster The Original Design For The Second-Gen Dodge Ram Was A Styling Disaster

The second-generation Dodge Ram established the big, macho and iconic look that continues to define truck design today, and it pushed the truck segment beyond the boring and square sedan-inspired aesthetic for good. But it almost didn’t happen.

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