Pininfarina Fuoriserie: Rarer than a LaFerrari, cheaper than a used…

You know what I like about getting email from Pininfarina? It could be about anything. It could be about a speedboat. It could be about a zillion dollar limited edition Ferrari Sergio. It could be a total accident. Today it's about a bicycle. » 10/30/14 3:05pm 10/30/14 3:05pm

Because we love you, our most requested photos as desktop wallpaper

It's almost hard work, getting all these kickass photos of Aston Martins and Porsches and Morgans with Spitfires behind them together. Almost. But we did it for you, because you asked, or someone like you asked. So here we are: a bunch of your most-requested wallpapers, yours for the taking. » 10/29/14 3:23pm 10/29/14 3:23pm

Powerslides and wide-eyed lucidity in the Local Motors Rally Fighter

If you're the type to look out at Armageddon and cheerily say, "no thanks, I've brought my own," we've found your next set of wheels: the Local Motors Rally Fighter. Imagine a Mustang that soaked up a sandrail and you get the jist. It's a sports car so overstuffed with muscle and suspension that it looks you in the… » 10/21/14 4:00pm 10/21/14 4:00pm

6 design secrets that make the Lamborghini Asterion so gorgeous

Up a narrow flight of stairs from the Paris show floor sat Lamborghini's VIP greeting area. It was a little slice of a Lamborghini dealership—espresso machines and sparkling water and the blingiest, brightest green floor model they could find, all stilted up in the hot humid air of Pavilion 4. That's where we met… » 10/10/14 4:41pm 10/10/14 4:41pm

Nürburgring crash videos never get old, even when they're old

Who hasn't killed an hour watching other part-time heroes pack up their cherished wheels after a miscalculation at the treacherous Nürburgring? Of course, there's a long tradition of filming the wild exploits of amateur drivers, though this is the first VHS-based collection I've ever stumbled across on the internet. » 9/08/14 1:32pm 9/08/14 1:32pm

A cheap car with tons of miles hits Daytona. What could go wrong?

I really thought the high banks would be the most terrifying part of the Daytona road course, but I was wrong. It's easy to stick the throttle to the floor, stare out the side glass, and wait for the corner to wind itself out. It's harder to come down from 110 mph and make the next chicane on old, all-season tires. » 8/25/14 12:00pm 8/25/14 12:00pm

Ford Super Duty prototype melts down in the desert

Prototypes break. That's the whole point. Something fails, and instead of Joe Public cursing at a service manager for an hour, it's an engineer cursing at a clipboard, and muttering about all the paperwork she'll have to file to fix the issue. Sometimes, though, the failure is more spectacular.

This 2016 Ford Super… » 8/04/14 10:06am 8/04/14 10:06am

Look who's moving to our old digs

Kobe Bryant will move his business headquarters to his hometown of Newport Beach, and into the building originally built for Road & Track Magazine in the 1960s. Bought by Bryant from the City of Newport Beach, our old home office has long looked out over the Pacific Coast. They were classy digs when we occupied them,… » 7/23/14 11:50pm 7/23/14 11:50pm

Not all tools are meant to be heirlooms

We all love finely made tools. Dad's old socket set. A nice crescent wrench pilfered from the tool kit of a long-forgotten motorcycle. These are not those tools. These are the knock-around and throwaway kinda tools you need to have close at hand when you just want a project finished, and you might not have known it,… » 7/22/14 11:16am 7/22/14 11:16am