The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety has announced that the 2014 Mercedes-Benz M-Class is the latest recipient of the IIHS Top Safety Pick+ accolade. The award indicates that a vehicle has achieved a “good” rating for performance in the small and moderate front overlap, side, roof strength and seat/restraints evaluations. The newer small front overlap test has been the biggest adjustment [...]
Emilia Palmer, an eight-year-old from Kimbolton, Herefordshire in England’s West Midlands, suffers from a rare lung illness, requiring her to constantly be on oxygen. She made a request through Rays of Sunshine, which is like the Make-A-Wish Foundation, to get a ride in a pink Lamborghini, driven by everyone’s favorite Hamster, Richard Hammond. And last Sunday, she got to [...]
Road safety is not to be taken lightly. Each year, thousands die on American roads, with driver error as a leading cause. Throughout motorized history, one of the prime ways used to curb deaths has been through speed limits.
Paul Newman once commissioned a Volvo 960 with a Ford V8 racing engine. He called David Letterman and asked if he’d also like one. Letterman said yes.
BMW itself says it is making “Precise modifications to the design” of the facelifted, sixth-generation 5 Series, and this is the result. The 2014 5 Series will come in four flavors – sedan, Touring, Gran Turismo and ActiveHybrid 5 – the biggest news probably the addition of a diesel engine for the US market. When they go on sale in August, [...]
Time-rending wormholes are a constant danger we all face. At any moment, we could all be sucked into a rift in the space-time continuum, and emerge anywhere. Even behind the wheel of a Holden whizzing down a crowded Australian highway in the 1970s.
The camouflaged Ford F-150 SVT Raptor prototype captured above blazing its way across the desert during a test run left company engineers giggling in amazement, reveals Jamal Hameedi in a new Autoweek video. Ford’s global performance vehicle chief engineer, accompanied by senior exterior designer Bruce Williams, sat down with the publication to discuss the concept and development of the [...]
There’s plenty to love about the madness that goes on at Hennessey Performance, but for us, it’s the fact that the company has no loyalty to any brand or nameplate. If it’s quick, it flies at Hennessey. The team recently turned their attention toward squeezing a bit more thrust from the latest-generation Ford Taurus SHO, and the [...]
If it wasn’t obscene enough to go off-roading in a Rolls-Royce Phantom or rally driving a Ferrari Enzo, the Tax The Rich crew has gotten its hands on a pair of ultra-rare Ferrari F50 models to perform a tug-of-war battle, which we usually see reserved for pickup trucks. Only 349 F50s were ever built, but this video pits two of them against each [...]
When you fly your two Bugatti Veyrons to London is when you know you are rich. It is very common for the rich of the Arab countries to visit London in the summer. Unlike most people going on vacations, they tend to bring their cars no matter what it takes.
by Manuel Carrillo III duPont Registry’s Autofluence blog has named Autofiends a top-10 car-related Twitter profile to follow. We have a tremendous adoration for the folks at duPont Registry — not just because they love us, either. How many times have you picked up a duPont Registry publication to dream about the exotic cars they [...]
An exceptionally violent example of road rage is making the web buzz today, as this footage of an unnamed Marine attacking a car is making the rounds. We should say, right from get go, that the only source of information about what’s happening in the video clip seems to be the description attached to it [...]
Happy Birthday, Ayrton Senna! If he were still alive, Ayrton Senna da Silva, who many consider to be the greatest driver in the history of racing, would be 53 years old. In honor of our favorite Brazilian driver’s birthday, we’ve compiled a great collection of Senna videos for you to watch.
No matter what your feelings toward the Volkswagen Beetle, you should respect the little runabout. With 75 years of production under its belt and some 21 million units unleashed on the world, odds are everyone knows someone with a Beetle. The crew at Petrolicious has finally gotten around to paying homage to the ubiquitous rear-engine German machine in [...]
We’re big fans of the turbocharged Ford Focus ST, and we’re plenty excited that the Blue Oval will be offering a similar treatment on the smaller Fiesta here in the United States, too. We first saw the production-ready Fiesta ST five-door at the Los Angeles Auto Show last fall, and Ford has now released this video of a Euro-spec three-door ST being flung around [...]
There’s only about a week left until we get our first look at the production version of the 2014 Chevrolet SS sedan, but Chevrolet NASCAR teams have been looking at the race version of the car all winter. Autoweek has posted a really neat time-lapse video showing just a portion of what it takes to build one of NASCAR’s new Gen6 stock cars. Though [...]
It’s finally over. As the Baltimore Ravens ran down the clock at the end of an extra-long Super Bowl XLVII, so, too, did the onslaught of Super Bowl advertising from automakers finish like a fire hose running out of water. We’re now drenched in their marketing and it’s time to dry off and move on by [...]