Custom 1966 Buick Riviera stops by Jay Leno’s Garage

There’s always room for an additional restomod in the automotive world, especially when the attention detail is akin to just what we have actually here. This custom 1966 Buick Riviera stopped by Jay Leno’s Garage and it is an utter labor of love. The owner of the shop responsible for the build, Randy Clark, gladly…

Oregon Red Light Ticket Objector, Clearly a Glutton for Punishment, Continues Fight

How far would certainly you go in fighting a red light camera ticket? It’s possible that a few motorists who feel especially victimized might schedule an appearance at the courthouse to protest the photographic evidence, but surely no one would certainly spend four years on the case. Not Mats Järlström, a Beaverton, Oregon resident and man…

Mercedes-Benz introduces Google Home, Amazon Alexa connectivity

As the internet of points continues to invade our day-to-day lives, companies are taking advantage of the seamlessness that technology can easily offer for customers. To capitalize on the potential, Mercedes-Benz is integrating Google Residence and Amazon Alexa connectivity along with its native vehicle services. It’s not gimmicky, either. Google Residence and Amazon Alexa…

Watch how a Pagani Huayra BC gets delivered to its new owner

Very, Pretty carefully. That’s how we would certainly describe the process of delivering the very first Pagani Huayra BC to come to the United States. We could end the story there, however we won’t since there is more to the process. however indeed, the Pagani Huayra BC gets extra special handling and care–as it must…

For $1.5M this modified Maserati MC12 could be yours

Maserati built a quite rare machine when it produced the MC12. Built on the bones of the Ferrari Enzo, Maserati produced its own version of the hyper exotic for the street and actually crafted a car in smaller sized numbers compared to the Maranello-born Enzo. In total, Maserati built 62 cars. That number breaks down…

Consumer Reports Downgrades Tesla Models Over Safety Concerns

Consumer Reports has actually been very hard on Tesla Motors over the past year. The primary point of contention in 2016 was the automaker’s perceived misrepresentation of the company’s Autopilot feature. CR wanted the automaker to disable hands-free operation until its system could be made safer and insisted that it make clear to consumers that it…

The 2018 Corvette ZR1’s exhaust is too loud for the ‘Ring

It appears the big brute that is the 2018 C7 Corvette ZR1 is a tad too loud for the Nürburgring Nordschleife, judging by the interesting pipes attached to the center-exit exhaust. We might love the loud sounds, however noise restrictions at the Green Hell put a stop to it all fairly quickly. This is the…

Cross-border Drug Smugglers are Using Ford Fusions as Mules: Report

According to a report from a Minnesota news outlet, Mexican drug smugglers and their American co-conspirators are using imported Ford Fusions to ferry marijuana across the border. The news follows recent drug busts in the state, along with suspicion growing that the $1.4 million in weed found in 22 Fusions bound for dealerships is part…

Cash-strapped Volkswagen Thinking of Dropping Ducati: Report

After history’s largest and most expensive automotive scandal forced a sudden pivot at Volkswagen Group — from expansion-minded to profit-focused — the German automaker might let go of a cherished toy. According to insider sources who spoke to Reuters, VW is exploring the sale of Italian motorcycle manufacturer Ducati as part of a company-wide streamlining effort….

Kelley Blue Book Names 2017 Image Award Winners; Subaru Takes Three, GMC Wins an Odd One

The importance of favorable perception is invaluable when it comes to sales. If a product or brand doesn’t inspire some sort of positive association, then it’s not likely to be around for longer. Automotive brands are specifically interested in gaining recognition for their strengths. When you think of the most reliable or best-looking cars, one or…

More Nismo-tuned Nissans coming thanks to new Nismo road car division

For years Nismo languished as the pseudo performance arm for Nissan however all that changed in early 2013 when the Japanese motorsport and tuning firm was named the official performance partner of Nissan. Unfortunately, there hasn’t been much to get excited about apart from the brilliant however pricey GT-R Nismo. Most other Nismo offerings have…

Aston Martin gathered $83M worth of cars to celebrate new plant

A total of 28 Aston Martins from throughout the automaker’s century-plus history recently stormed the hangers of the decommissioned airfield in St Athan, Wales, which is in the process of being converted in to a brand-new vehicle plant. The cars, which have actually a combined value of approximately $83 million, were there to celebrate the…

Sedans and Missiles: Hyundai Slams Into Another Sales Roadblock

The frustration never appears to end for Hyundai executives. After last year’s Korean labor strife and political scandal, the brand now faces flagging fortunes in the all-important North American market, all thanks to a car-heavy lineup that once guaranteed piles of profit. Now, the automaker faces the same problem in another global growth engine —…

BMW X5 spy shots, Ferrari 488 GTO, Tesla Model 3 risk: Car News Headlines

Prototypes for BMW’s next-generation X5 have actually been spotted at the Nürburgring. The mid-size SUV is due later this year and will certainly be joined by a next-generation X3 too as brand-new X2 and X7 models in BMW’s high-riding fleet. Ferrari’s 488 GTB will certainly spawn a hardcore variant along the lines of the previous…

Parked In Drive: 1968 Volkswagen Transporter Type II ‘Doublecab’

Pickup trucks are a stereotypically American product, right up there along with blue jeans and barbeque. The best-selling vehicle in America for the past 35 years? Ford F-Series. And the pickup truck defines our needs as a nation, maximizing towing, luggage, and passenger capacities as much as possible at the lowest possible price. But must a…

Correction: Stop The Violence

Yesterday, we discussed one automotive journalist’s fairly hysterical reaction to the Dodge Demon. That writer contacted TTAC shortly after the article was published to request a particular sentence be removed. In the interest of finish clarity, I’ve elected (and Mark has actually agreed) to publish this correction instead. Richard Truett writes, I was a little annoyed…

Ace of Base: 2017 Honda Fit LX

Eight months ago, we took a sojourn through the build and price tool for the Honda Fit LX. Since then, Honda’s increased the price and added a paint option. So far in 2017, the Fit has actually sold at a more rapid pace than last year, despite the addition of an HR-V that logically need to have actually…

Uber says flying taxis will be in service by 2020

Uber on Tuesday provided the very first details on an on-demand flying taxi service to be called Uber Elevate. During the opening day of a three-day presentation in Dallas, Texas, Uber Chief Product Officer Jeff Holden said the ride-sharing giant hopes to have actually the flying taxi service up and running in Dallas and Dubai…

QOTD: What Vehicle was the First Ride of Your Life?

Last week, I asked you to think back to your formative years and your driving experiences therein. Numerous of you responded along with tales of when your nervous fingers very first gripped the wheel, and the happy experiences (sometimes dangerous if you’re Chris Tonn) you had in whatever vintage automobile you piloted that very first time….

Report: Hardcore Ferrari 488 to revive ‘GTO’ badge

Test mules for Ferrari’s 488 successor are already out and about, however before the redesigned car arrives we’ll see a more hardcore version of the 488 GTB, simply as the 458 Italia spawned the 458 Speciale before being replaced. According to Autocar, the hardcore 488 will certainly revive the storied “GTO” badge which Ferrari last…

The 2017 Buick LaCrosse Won A Comparison Test Conducted By Buick

Native advertising is funny. Not because native advertising, the kind of marketing that appears as though it is the content of a specific publication aside from a disclaimer or two, shouldn’t exist. In a land of free speech, companies ought to be permitted to tell stories in just about any way they wish to do…

NEVS to develop electric cars with Chinese automaker Iconiq

NEVS, the Chinese-backed electric car brand born from the bankrupt remains of Saab, has actually announced it will certainly produce cars along with Chinese electric car startup Iconiq. The two firms are forming a joint venture to produce as well as manufacture electric cars for their respective brands at a plant currently under construction in…

Tesla taking a huge risk with Model 3 production

Tesla is often known as an unconventional automaker, which can easily be traced to several facets of its operations. However, the electric auto company’s unconventional procedures surrounding the much-hyped Model 3 represents a major gamble. It turns out Tesla will certainly skip the normal production procedure of prototype tools to assemble the Model 3. These…