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M-Class becomes first Mercedes to win Top Safety Pick+ award

M-Class becomes first Mercedes to win Top Safety Pick+ award

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 [...]

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Richard Hammond helps terminally ill girl live pink Lamborghini dream

Richard Hammond helps terminally ill girl live pink Lamborghini dream

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 [...]

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Humorous docu-vid makes strong case against ‘artificially’ low speed limits

Humorous docu-vid makes strong case against ‘artificially’ low speed limits

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.

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Watch Jerry Seinfeld Do Burnouts In David Letterman’s V8 Volvo Wagon

Watch Jerry Seinfeld Do Burnouts In David Letterman’s V8 Volvo Wagon

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.

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Official: 2014 BMW 5 Series starts at $50,425* and gets a new diesel

Official: 2014 BMW 5 Series starts at $50,425* and gets a new diesel

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, [...]

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Learn How To Drive In Eight Short Videos

Learn How To Drive In Eight Short Videos

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.

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Video: How the Ford F-150 SVT Raptor became a reality

Video: How the Ford F-150 SVT Raptor became a reality

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 [...]

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Official: Hennessey unleashes 445-hp Ford Taurus SHO [w/video]

Official: Hennessey unleashes 445-hp Ford Taurus SHO [w/video]

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 [...]

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Video: Ferrari F50s duel in world’s most improbable tug-of-war

Video: Ferrari F50s duel in world’s most improbable tug-of-war

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 [...]

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Ever Wonder How You Transport a Bugatti Like a Rich Person?

Ever Wonder How You Transport a Bugatti Like a Rich Person?

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.

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Autofiends Listed Among “Top 10 Automotive Twitter Profiles to Follow” by duPont Registry

Autofiends Listed Among “Top 10 Automotive Twitter Profiles to Follow” by duPont Registry

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 [...]

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Video: Road rage incident involving marine caught on video by victims

Video: Road rage incident involving marine caught on video by victims

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 [...]

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OH SNAP> Happy Birthday, Ayrton Senna!

OH SNAP> Happy Birthday, Ayrton Senna!

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.

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Video: Petrolicious focuses on the ubiquitous Volkswagen Beetle

Video: Petrolicious focuses on the ubiquitous Volkswagen Beetle

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 [...]

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Video: Ford Fiesta ST gets worked out on the track

Video: Ford Fiesta ST gets worked out on the track

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 [...]

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Video: Watch this time-lapse build of the Chevy SS for NASCAR

Video: Watch this time-lapse build of the Chevy SS for NASCAR

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 [...]

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Poll: Pick the best Super Bowl car commercial of 2013

Poll: Pick the best Super Bowl car commercial of 2013

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 [...]

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