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GM's New Electrics Could Be Why the Mid-Engine Corvette Isn't Here Yet GM's New Electrics Could Be Why the Mid-Engine Corvette Isn't Here Yet

If you hated General Motors’ current infotainment system, then rest assured with the knowledge that a replacement is on its way. And it’s not just a replacement for the infotainment, either—it seems like there’s an update from the ground up. Unfortunately, this update may or may not have delayed GM’s other big…

Behold the Probably Tear-Inducing First Trailer for The Art of Racing in the Rain Behold the Probably Tear-Inducing First Trailer for The Art of Racing in the Rain

Two of my most favoritest things on this planet are cars and dogs. The Art of Racing in the Rain is a book that contains both—and now it’s finally going to be a movie! You can see the trailer below.

Stop Judging Dates Based on What Cars They Drive Stop Judging Dates Based on What Cars They Drive

It’s a trope that happens in most romantic comedies (and also Fast and Furious: Tokyo Drift): The guy or girl in question judges their date based on what car they drive. It’s a dumb practice and can be improved.

There's Only One Reason to Buy the 2020 BMW M5 Edition 35 Years There's Only One Reason to Buy the 2020 BMW M5 Edition 35 Years

Brands throw themselves anniversary celebrations all the time. BMW just happens to do it a lot. For the 2015 model year, BMW celebrated 30 years of the M5 with the “30 Jahre M5” edition. Now, the M5 is another five years older and you know what that means. Say hello to the 2020 BMW M5 Edition 35 Years. Yeesh, that’s a…

My Best Friend Rolls-Royce Made Me a Champagne Chest My Best Friend Rolls-Royce Made Me a Champagne Chest

You might not know this about me, but I don’t have many friends. Staffers—yes. They number in the hundreds. But friends? No. None, except for Rolls-Royce, which has been my one true friend throughout the funny roller coaster we call life. I’d drink to that.

In Defense of Riding Shotgun

A handy piece of advice to remember during track days is that no one will remember you driving slowly, but they will remember if you crash.

Burger King Figured out How to Monetize Traffic Jams Burger King Figured out How to Monetize Traffic Jams

Traffic is bad in many parts of the world, especially in one of the most congested cities in the world: Mexico City. On average, people there apparently gain an additional 59 minutes of travel time a day, which adds up to an extra 227 hours per year. So, Burger King naturally decided that this is the next demographic…

De Tomaso Is Back and Promising a New Car Again De Tomaso Is Back and Promising a New Car Again

De Tomaso has had it rough in the last 20 or so years. It’s gone through liquidation, a purchase and an attempt at a crossover (lol), another sale and a chairman’s arrest. But hopefully all that’s behind it, because the company’s Chinese owners now have promises of a new car.

The 612-HP 2020 McLaren GT Is the Most Comfortable McLaren Yet The 612-HP 2020 McLaren GT Is the Most Comfortable McLaren Yet

A piece of criticism that I have not heard typically levied at modern McLarens is that they are uncomfortable. Indeed, the 720S and the 570S/570GT have all been praised as being quite comfortable. Either way, the 2020 McLaren GT is here now, and boasts even more comfort, practicality and usability than the others.

Stripes: Good? (Yes) Stripes: Good? (Yes)

Some cars have stripes. Some do not. It’s absolutely a matter of personal preference, since we have grudgingly accepted that more stripes do not mean more power. So, which is it—stripes or no stripes?

The 2019 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 Somehow Improves Upon Perfection The 2019 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 Somehow Improves Upon Perfection

Once the nose of the 2019 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 was pointed down the main straight of M1 Concourse, I mashed the throttle to the floor. All usual things happened—forceful acceleration, more noise, that floaty sensation behind my navel—but then something different did, too.

The 2019 Mazda3 Is Very Safe: IIHS The 2019 Mazda3 Is Very Safe: IIHS

The 2019 Mazda3 is quite the heavy hitter. It looks great, drives wonderfully, offers the enthusiasts a manual option—and now you can even add “safe” to that list of what makes the car Good.

The Range Rover Astronaut Edition Is for Fools Who Need to Get Back to Work, for Me, on Earth The Range Rover Astronaut Edition Is for Fools Who Need to Get Back to Work, for Me, on Earth

“Space is the new frontier,” is a phrase you often hear from dreamy losers with their heads stuck in the clouds. Every time I hear this, I am compelled to disagree. The only “new frontier” anyone should be concerning themselves with is climbing to greater heights up the capitalist totem pole. Get out of here with that…

What Do You Want to Know About the 2019 Ford Shelby GT350? What Do You Want to Know About the 2019 Ford Shelby GT350?

It may look very similar (and in many ways it is) to the outgoing Ford Mustang Shelby GT350, but the 2019 GT350 will have improved performance bits and special tires to make those lap times even faster. I wasn’t aware anything needed improvement, but here we are.

Can Your Car Do Fifth Gear Donuts? This 1,350-HP Dodge Viper Drift Car Can Can Your Car Do Fifth Gear Donuts? This 1,350-HP Dodge Viper Drift Car Can

Of all the cars that have been made into drift cars, professional Formula Drift driver Dean Kearney’s Dodge Viper is probably one of the coolest. Of course it keeps its V10 engine. Of course it has over a thousand horsepower. What else are you doing to do with it other than shred some tires?

GM Still Hasn't Found Jobs for 500 Workers from 'Unallocated' Plants GM Still Hasn't Found Jobs for 500 Workers from 'Unallocated' Plants

Where General Motors’ laid off employees currently stand, a Fiat Chrysler settlement approval, new land for a new plant and more await you in The Morning Shift for Monday, May 6, 2019.

What Exactly Is the Point of the BMW 8 Series Gran Coupe Anyway? What Exactly Is the Point of the BMW 8 Series Gran Coupe Anyway?

Maybe it’s because it’s a Friday afternoon after a long week or maybe it’s because I’m fed up over this stuff and feeling feisty. Either way, I’ve taken a look at this teaser image for the apparently upcoming BMW 8 Series Gran Coupe and cannot fathom why it needs to exist at all.

All Your Favorite Movie Star Cars Are Waiting for You at the Petersen Museum All Your Favorite Movie Star Cars Are Waiting for You at the Petersen Museum

Are you visiting Los Angeles or do you live in Los Angeles and find yourself with nothing to do? If you like cars, movies and video games, then you should definitely think about getting yourself down to the Petersen Automotive Museum to check out its new “Hollywood Dream Machines: Vehicles of Science Fiction and…

2020 Prius Prime Gets Fifth Seat, Which It Had Been Missing Apparently 2020 Prius Prime Gets Fifth Seat, Which It Had Been Missing Apparently

The Toyota Prius Prime, according to Toyota, is the most efficient hybrid the automaker offers and is also the most technologically advanced Prius model it’s ever made. This is all very fine with me, except for the one glaring weakness the Prius Prime had up until these 2020 model year updates.

What Do You Want to Know About the 2019 Nissan Leaf Plus? What Do You Want to Know About the 2019 Nissan Leaf Plus?

Burning through fuel with a naturally aspirated, shouty V8 is fun and everything, but there’s an opposite end to that spectrum, too. There, you’ll find cars like the electric 2019 Nissan Leaf, which happens to also be a joy to drive in a wholly different way.

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