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World's Dumbest Hellcat Driver Arrested After Posting Video Doing 198 MPH On Highway World's Dumbest Hellcat Driver Arrested After Posting Video Doing 198 MPH On Highway

I’m going to file this under the “you call it a viral video, cops call it evidence” folder. I understand this is going to come as a shocker for many of you out there, but the guy who posted a video of himself doing 198 mph on a North Carolina highway got himself arrested. The charges are not looking good for him.

I'll Tell You What's a Car of Real Sound and Fury: The Saleen S7R I'll Tell You What's a Car of Real Sound and Fury: The Saleen S7R

There are lots of cars that have great speed. There are lots of cars that produce great noise. Let me remind you of a car that has both great speed and volume in hand: the GT1 racing Saleen S7R.

The 2018 Ford Mustang Cobra Jet Costs $130,000 and Is Loud As Hell The 2018 Ford Mustang Cobra Jet Costs $130,000 and Is Loud As Hell

There’s a new Ford Mustang Cobra Jet, now with 5.2 liters of engine in addition to its 3.0-liters of Whipple supercharger, powerful enough to send this thing down the quarter mile in the mid eights, as Ford declared this morning. It’s expensive, but it’s also exclusive.

Spanish F1 Driver Carlos Sainz Jr. Just Took the Open Seat at McLaren and There's a Weird Coincidence About It Spanish F1 Driver Carlos Sainz Jr. Just Took the Open Seat at McLaren and There's a Weird Coincidence About It

Carlos Sainz Jr., the superbaby of Spanish rally legend Carlos Sainz, just announced that he’s taking the open seat at McLaren left by fellow Spaniard Fernando Alonso. But there’s something even more reflective about the career move.

Ella Mai -- 'Boo'd Up' Ella Mai -- 'Boo'd Up'

Traffic sucks, so why not start your morning off with some music? You provide the toast and we’ll provide the jams.

Here's Everything Wrong With the Stock FD Mazda RX-7 You Bought For $7,000 Here's Everything Wrong With the Stock FD Mazda RX-7 You Bought For $7,000

The final FD generation Mazda RX-7 was an ambitious car for its day, with high tech like sequential turbos on its twin rotary engine. As such, it was packed to the gills with sensors and hoses and lines, lines that you will discover when you finally tear into your once top-of-the-line sports car that you got for seven…

20,000 BMWs to Be Banned in South Korea for Engine Fire Fears 20,000 BMWs to Be Banned in South Korea for Engine Fire Fears

If you’re looking for the cattiest reporting on fuel economy regulation, you’ve come to the right place. This is the Morning Shift for August 15, 2018.

I Should Not Buy A MkIII Toyota Supra, Right? I Should Not Buy A MkIII Toyota Supra, Right?

My lovely 1974 Volkswagen Beetle is in fine health and getting ever better, a fine and good piece of A-to-B transportation that maybe drives like a piece of farm equipment with good suspension. What I should not do is buy a third-generation Toyota Supra for a couple grand, right?

Every American Parking Lot Has At Least One Terrifyingly Unsafe Car Every American Parking Lot Has At Least One Terrifyingly Unsafe Car

What is the state of the American parking lot? Go out to one near you and you’ll probably find cars just like these, and at least one of them will have terrifyingly bald tires.

Now You Want A BMW E30 Again

It had been a good few months. You hadn’t been on Facebook Marketplace at all. You hadn’t looked up any old brochures. Then this BMW rally car showed up, flying sideways and skipping across the ground like a stone and, dammit, you want an E30 again.

Here's Why The McLaren Senna Has Different Exhausts In America Here's Why The McLaren Senna Has Different Exhausts In America

“Wait a second,” you scream at your computer. “You mean to tell me that U.S.-spec McLaren Sennas don’t get the same exhaust as the euro-spec ones?” This is true, but for once it’s not a bad thing. Our American Sennas are even rowdier than what’s pootling around Europe right now.

Dashcam Captures Plane Making Emergency Landing On California Highway

A cool plane momentarily injected some excitement into the lives of some otherwise-bored car drivers when it made an emergency landing onto the highway in front of them this weekend in the Bay Area.

Buy This Manual Mercedes SLK So I Don't Have To Buy This Manual Mercedes SLK So I Don't Have To

“You know what,” I often say to myself, “I’m really a Mercedes Man at heart.” This is an aspirational declaration, as I’m not actually sufficiently wealthy to afford the Benz that I want: manual, rear-wheel drive, with some power. Oh wait, I can afford that Benz. It’s just an SLK.

Porsche Tested a Cayman GT4 Rally Car and It Needs To Happen 

This Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport is something we haven’t seen in a long time: a factory-built Porsche rally car.

Alfa Romeo Needs to Get Its Act Together and Do Some Vintage Remakes Alfa Romeo Needs to Get Its Act Together and Do Some Vintage Remakes

For whatever reason, the 2018 Aston Martin DB4 GT crossed my path again today. That name is a funny one, as the DB4 GT was one of Aston’s great cars of the 1960s, but the company decided to remake 25 of them this year. It’s part of an interesting new trend, and I’d like to see it keep going.

Does This 2011 Concept Car Preview the Mid-Engine Corvette? Does This 2011 Concept Car Preview the Mid-Engine Corvette?

The car industry has few secrets, at least when it comes to car designs. Any dramatic new vehicle you see debut was usually previewed by a concept car a few years before. So if we know a mid-engine Corvette is due, there’s gotta be some concept car from a couple years back that previews it. And this might be the one.

If There Was Only One Car, What Would Be the Best Car For Everyone to Have? If There Was Only One Car, What Would Be the Best Car For Everyone to Have?

My position on this question is already clear: If everyone all had the same car, the same make and model, for all people in all positions, that car should be the Lamborghini Diablo GT. But my opinion is not the only one.

The Chevy Silverado Looks Even Worse When You See All Its Different Faces Together

How did GM make so many different grill options for the new Chevy Silverado and they’re all uniquely terrifying?

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