The Crazy Schemes of the World’s Most Surprising Car Exec

The Crazy Schemes of the World’s Most Surprising Car Exec

No other man or woman in the industry seems to hold, or as boldly exercise, such autocratic control.

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Go See Adam Carolla’s Movie About Paul Newman and Race Cars

Go See Adam Carolla’s Movie About Paul Newman and Race Cars

Adam Carolla has made a movie about Paul Newman’s love for race cars. You probably don’t want to see it, but you should.

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The Weird Shifter That Made Audi’s R8 Sports Car a Legend

The Weird Shifter That Made Audi’s R8 Sports Car a Legend

The Audi R8 was most amazing for how daringly different it was—especially that gated shifter.

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6 New Cars That Show Automakers What to Do Next

6 New Cars That Show Automakers What to Do Next

The most interesting cars at the NY auto show—the failures and the successes, the bold ideas and the lame ones—embody truths about making and selling cars in the 21st century

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We’ll Never See a Supercar Like the Bugatti Veyron Again

We’ll Never See a Supercar Like the Bugatti Veyron Again

The Veyron stands as the apex of the old-school automobile, a testament to the power of technology used without conscience or compromise.

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Today’s Automakers Should Learn From the Exec Who Treated Cars Like Horses

Today’s Automakers Should Learn From the Exec Who Treated Cars Like Horses

Yutaka Katayama, the Nissan executive behind the Datsun 240 Z, died this week at 105. A native of Japan, Katayama basically cracked the code on selling Asian cars in America. Decades after the man made his mark, his life holds stark, vibrant lessons regarding the automobile. “The fun of driving cars is the same as […]

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Ferrari’s New Concept Is a Political Statement About the Problems With F1

Ferrari’s New Concept Is a Political Statement About the Problems With F1

Intended to tweak the nose of the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA), F1’s autocratic, often impenetrable sanctioning body.

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The Ill-Fated 1930s Racing Tech That’s Mounting a Comeback

The Ill-Fated 1930s Racing Tech That’s Mounting a Comeback

In the 1930s, the preselector manual gearbox was one of the coolest things going in mass-produced automobiles—until something better came along.

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