Articles2018-11-30T20:04:55+00:00
Is the Corvette's Flat-Plane DOHC V8 Related to Cadillac's Blackwing?

Is the Corvette’s Flat-Plane DOHC V8 Related to Cadillac’s Blackwing?

Not a ton of information has been released concerning the DOHC, flat-plane V8 that is likely going in the production Corvette--a version of which is already in the C8.R. What we do know is that it displaces 5.5 liters, has four camshafts, and the crank is of the flat-plane variety, ...
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Ott Tanak Monte Carlo Rally Crash

Tanak crashes at WRC Rally Monte Carlo

The WRC Monte Carlo Rally is underway and it was going well for Estonian rally driver, Ott Tanak. He and co-driver, Martin Jarveoja, were running in fourth place on SS4 when some undulations in the road unsettled their Hyundai WRC entry. The car veers slightly to the right, drops the ...
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The Genesis GV80 has an airbag between the front occupants

The Genesis GV80 has an airbag between the front occupants

Genesis, the luxury arm of Hyundai, recently introduced its first SUV. The cleverly named GV80 is a large, three-row vehicle. And it looks great, even if the design feels somewhat influenced by the Mercedes-Benz GLS. Love or hate SUVs, the larger three-row is a great way to enter this market, ...
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iRacing 24 Hours of Daytona Race Report: Bringing Home the [Virtual] Hardware

This past weekend was the first major iRacing Special Event of the year, the iRacing 24 Hours of Daytona. I unfortunately had to sit this one out, but my friends and teammates at TURN Racing Sim Tools eSports drove four cars to the finish and all posted stellar results. If ...
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Off the Road Again Podcast Episode 2

Off the Road Again Podcast: Episode 2 – Electric Power to the People

Welcome back to the Off the Road Again podcast! We've missed you. The focus is on off-road adventure but we also dabble in all things SUV and truck, maybe even some rally cars. Ross and Chris discuss the latest from Jeep's 4xe plug-in hybrids, the potential 300-series Land Cruiser twin-turbo ...
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Wayback Machine Allows a Peek into Defunct Detroit Automaker Websites

Wayback Machine Allows a Peek into Defunct Detroit Automaker Websites

The WayBack Machine is an archive of the internet. Not everything is available, but many websites from even the nineties can still be accessed. That got me thinking; what were the websites of defunct Detroit automakers like Pontiac, Oldsmobile, Mercury, and others like right before they went out of business? ...
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Hooniverse Asks: What's an undesirable version of a car... that you desire?

Hooniverse Asks: What’s an undesirable version of a car… that you desire?

"No real Porsche fans like the Targa," says everyone on the Internet. Good thing I'm not some hung up Porsche fan then, I guess. I've never drooled over or dreamed of owning a Porsche 911. They're wonderful cars, but I typically have visions filled with lumpy V8s. Still, I could ...
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2020 Toyota Tundra TRD PRO CrewMax

Review: 2020 Toyota Tundra TRD Pro CrewMax

Aging is a funny thing, once you're old enough to afford certain things or experiences, you're often too old to enjoy them. Of course age is only a number, and that's a good thing for the 2020 Toyota Tundra. I've reviewed several trim levels of the most recent Tundra over ...
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2020 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Recon

Jeep Wrangler Rubicon Recon debuts as most expensive, most capable JL

Regularly commended for its off-road prowess, the Jeep Wrangler has changed quite a bit for its most recent model refresh. And while the on-road accouterments have grown wildly, the trail chops still set the Jeep apart. In its JL iteration we have seen it become even more capable. No stock ...
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<em>Not</em> the Baja 1000: Surviving Laguna Salada

Not the Baja 1000: Surviving Laguna Salada

Two friends, their dogs, and a wet lakebed... It was the fourth time the truck fishtailed. The wheel was cranked hard to the left. I was certain the wheels were almost perpendicular to the frame. Yet we moved forward. Until the fishtail pushed the front end left, and the back ...
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Hooniverse Asks: Why are people not buying Jaguars?

Hooniverse Asks: Why are people not buying Jaguars?

In my decade of automotive writing I had the pleasure of driving many new Jaguars. With the exception of perhaps the XE with the base motor, I’ve liked every single one of them. Sure, I preferred the supercharged V8 F-Type to the V6 model, but there wasn’t really anything wrong ...
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Max Gunter BMW I Andretti Motorsports Santiago Winner

Formula E: Round 3 – Santiago, Chile

Formula E took place in Santiago, Chile this past weekend. Alexander Sims entered the weekend in first place in the driver's standings. He did not finish the weekend there. Mitch Evans (Jaguar) was on pole position to start the race. Alexander Sims started in 15th place. The early part of ...
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The Mercury Cougar's Final Generation & Journey Into Obscurity

The Mercury Cougar’s Final Generation & Journey Into Obscurity

Just gonna cut to the chase here, I have never seen so many consistently dirt cheap cars online (outside of craigslist) before I looked at used Mercury Cougars. The last generation of this car is just... Well, take a look. Those aren't even the cheapest ones. That six hundred dollar ...
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Hooniverse Asks: Who is the greatest motorcycle racer of all time?

Hooniverse Asks: Who is the greatest motorcycle racer of all time?

My knowledge of two-wheeled legends is extremely limited compared to what I know about those who pilot four-wheeled things. I'm aware that Valentino Rossi is amazing. I have a t-shirt with Joey Dunlop's face on it, after my brief time at the Isle of Man. He's a hero and a ...
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Random F1 parts could make for great home or office additions

Random F1 parts could make for great home or office additions

In my next place, I want to have a room that serves as my office/video game-a-torium. Our current condo is a bit too small to deliver such a space. So when I do get that space, I want to decorate it the room to suit my own tastes. This will include ...
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