​Nothing Named 'Panda' Should Be This Badass

We're unabashed Fiat Panda fans. Máté even claims the 4x4 variant is the best modern small car on the planet. And now there's this: The Fiat Panda Cross, a beefier version of the 4x4 that packs more off-road gizmos than a mid-90s Land Rover and a turbocharged 875cc engine. » 7/18/14 7:28pm Friday 7:28pm

'Storm' Bus-Sized RV Is A Decent House, But A Mediocre Car

Maybe an RV has ruined a few backroads for you as a pain-in-the-ass pace car. But surely you've pondered the prospect of living and driving within the same four walls at least once. Well we tried it; the mobile couch and kitchen is pretty kickass. But a Class A RV drives the way it looks; slow and unsteady. » 7/18/14 5:43pm Friday 5:43pm

​This Report On Lexus' 600-HP Coupe Is Everything Wrong With Car Names

We all consider ourselves pretty fluent in the nomenclature of cars, so when I sat down to read Motor Trend's report on the forthcoming 600-hp Lexus LF-LC coupe, I didn't expect to need a double dose of Dramamine and an Ativan chaser. » 7/18/14 3:13pm Friday 3:13pm

This Toyota Scientist Is Wrong About Urban Sprawl And Self-Driving Cars

Ken Laberteaux is a senior principal scientist for Toyota North America, and he's convinced that self-driving cars will increase pollution, exacerbate urban sprawl, and ruin our families. I'm pretty sure there's something in there about killing kittens too, but I may have missed it in his haze of pessimistic,… » 7/18/14 2:00pm Friday 2:00pm

​Nissan's Autonomous Car Claims Were Nuts, And Ghosn Admits It

When Carlos Ghosn pledged to bring a self-driving car to market in 2020, we thought Nissan's CEO was being a tad ambitious. Now he's clarifying exactly what the automaker is planning, and none of it will let you play Zombie Commando on your commute. » 7/17/14 8:19pm Thursday 8:19pm

​Let's Caption This Amazing Photo Of President Obama In A Saturn

President Obama was talking transportation today, visiting the Turner-Fairbank Highway Research Center in McLean, VA and then giving a speech on our crumbling infrastructure. None of that matters because here's a shot of him driving down a virtual highway in a Saturn L-Series. And it needs a caption. » 7/15/14 6:57pm 7/15/14 6:57pm

​Chinese Tesla Owner Builds His Own Damn Charging Network

When Zong Yi took delivery of his Tesla Model S earlier this year, there was a problem. He lives in Guangzhou and he picked the car up in Beijing. That's a 3,750-mile trip without a single charging station along the route. So he built his own – 16 of them – and paid for every one out of his pocket. » 7/15/14 6:24pm 7/15/14 6:24pm

​Go For A 'Full Power' Formula E Lap Strapped To Lucas di Grassi's Face


Up until now, we've seen Formula E cars running in low power mode, with output limited to around 178 hp, like it is during a race. Now we get to see a lap with the dial cranked, and even better, we get it from the driver's perspective. » 7/14/14 8:53pm 7/14/14 8:53pm