The Nine Things You Learn Driving Minis At Indianapolis Motor Speedway

In 1961, Jack Brabham paved the way for rear-engined race cars when he finished ninth overall at the Indianapolis 500 against more conventional front-engined racers. The car was a Cooper-Climax T54. It's kind of fitting then that the car that bears the Cooper name today has its driving school at the Indianapolis Motor… » 12/19/14 1:11pm Today 1:11pm

Tesla Will Do 'Limited Beta' Battery Swaps Between LA And SF [UPDATE]

Two days after we called out Tesla's hype machine problem (and, from what we've heard, possibly in response to that), Elon Musk said today that the company will announce the launch of "limited beta" battery swaps between Los Angeles and San Francisco. Update 2:04PM ET: Official announcement below. » 12/19/14 12:20pm Today 12:20pm

Alfa Romeo Is Doing Its Own Roadster Without Mazda: Report

It's been a while since we've heard anything about Fiat Chrysler's joint venture with Mazda for a new roadster based on the 2016 Miata. Now we have some surprising news, straight from Alfa Romeo's European boss. Alfa's Miata roadster is definitely dead, that project lives on at Fiat, but Alfa is making their own new… » 12/19/14 9:15am Today 9:15am

100 Claims Now Approved For GM Ignition Switch Deaths And Injuries

For General Motors, 2014 has been good and bad in equal measure. They've seen record sales numbers and have the strongest product lineup in decades. But they've also been dogged by recalls, hearings, and the ever-increasing toll of people injured or killed by the defective ignition switch in millions of cars. » 12/18/14 7:45pm Yesterday 7:45pm

Yet Another Uber Driver Charged With Rape And Kidnapping In Boston

In what has become a disturbingly frequent trend around the world, yet another driver for the Uber ride-sharing service has been charged with a litany of crimes, including rape and kidnapping. » 12/18/14 12:53pm Yesterday 12:53pm

Jerry Seinfeld, An Aqua 1956 Corvette, And The Spirit Of American Joy

Even in its darkest, most malaise-iest days, the Chevrolet Corvette has embodied the spirit of American optimism, freedom and pure driving fun. This was true even at the very beginning — just look at this rare cascade green 1956 Corvette he's driving for the latest Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee. » 12/18/14 12:35pm Yesterday 12:35pm

Texas Plumber's Old Work Truck Ends Up With Islamic Terrorists In Syria

How can you ever really know what happens to your car after you sell it? Unless you unload it to a friend or someone in your town, it could go anywhere in the world, for all you know. Like, say, Syria, where it ends up as an anti-aircraft firing weapon used by Islamic militants fighting in the civil war. » 12/17/14 10:29am Wednesday 10:29am

This Is The Best Rendering Of The 2016 Chevrolet Camaro Yet

An all-new 2016 Chevrolet Camaro is on the way. That much we know. We've seen it making mean, mean noises as it goes around race tracks decked out in heavy camouflage, but we don't know what it will look like. I'm willing to bet these renders are close to the real deal, though. » 12/17/14 9:38am Wednesday 9:38am

The 5-Door Mini Cooper S Is Better On A Track Than You Think

It's bigger, but is it better? That's been the big (pardon the size pun, they're hard to avoid) question about the new Mini Cooper S. I think it's better in most ways, but the size increase and that face are kind of bummers. Turns out that even with two more doors, it's still one of the best hot hatches out there. » 12/16/14 10:20pm Tuesday 10:20pm

Own Two Fox Mustang Police Car Prototypes For The Price Of A Fiesta ST

In the 1980s, a crime wave was building in the U.S. that would culminate in all-time historic highs by the end of the decade. But one rear-wheel drive coupe was brave enough to stand against the forces of injustice with mighty 5.0 V8 power... and that car was the Fox-body Ford Mustang. » 12/15/14 4:22pm Monday 4:22pm

This 10,500-Pound Monster Truck Just Destroyed A Guinness Speed Record

Doing 96.8 mph in a modern pickup truck isn't that hard. Try doing it in a truck that weighs 10,500 pounds and has agricultural equipment-grade tires the size of a grown man. But Raminator, the Ram monster truck run by Hall Bros. Racing, just annihilated that record at Circuit of the Americas in Austin. » 12/15/14 12:23pm Monday 12:23pm