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The 2020 Mitsubishi Triton Would Be Great As Ram's Ranger Competitor The 2020 Mitsubishi Triton Would Be Great As Ram's Ranger Competitor

Fiat Chrysler is moving forward with a Jeep Wrangler pickup, but if it were to sell us a direct competitor to the current midsize Chevy Colorado or Ford Ranger, it’d probably be this new Mitsubishi L200, also called the Triton.

Jaguar Built an F-Type Rally Car Jaguar Built an F-Type Rally Car

This is a 2.0-liter Jaguar F-Type that’s been caged and rally prepped from the factory. Jaguar claims it’s just a tribute. Seems like a waste not to compete with it, or?

Eight Years After Near-Fatal Rally Crash, Robert Kubica Offered Williams F1 Drive: Report Eight Years After Near-Fatal Rally Crash, Robert Kubica Offered Williams F1 Drive: Report

For the past few years, enigmatic Polish driver Robert Kubica has been inching back into Formula One after surviving getting impaled in a rally car crash. Now he has a standing offer for a race seat with Williams and a possible reserve role at Ferrari, as Autosport reports.

On the Lips of a Generation: The Infiniti QX4 On the Lips of a Generation: The Infiniti QX4

What is that you see? Three spoke wheels. Hm. The faceless face. Interesting. Tucked away door handles. Whoa. What is that mystery SUV, hailing from the height of the era? That’s the Infiniti QX4, a car for today.

Passengers Nearly Fight to Have Plane Grounded Over Presence Of Fruit Passengers Nearly Fight to Have Plane Grounded Over Presence Of Fruit

The infamously smelly durian fruit has struck again. Banned from public transportation in some countries because it smells so strong, two tons of the Southeast Asian fruit in a cargo hold smelled so bad that passengers on a recent fight ordered it be removed from the plane.

Cheddar Chopped Cheddar Chopped

People say that the old spirit of NASCAR is gone, and stock car ain’t what it used to be. All I know is that a car chief named “Cheddar” Smith just got suspended for cheating. Seems to me like the glory days never left.

Which Comes First: An Electric-Only Volkswagen Golf or a 300 HP GTI? Which Comes First: An Electric-Only Volkswagen Golf or a 300 HP GTI?

I was walking to work the other day, as the cold sunshine cast shadows from the scaffolding above 16th street. Wait, I realized. What is going to happen first: The base VW Golf will only be available as an electric car, or the base GTI will have 300 horsepower?

Watch Drifting's Newest Champion Wreck Your Shit on This Phone Game

The inimitable Masashi Yokoi won Japan’s top professional drifting championship this past weekend, D1GP. Also, he plays the cartooniest drift game on your phone, FR Legends. Unsurprisingly, he is extremely good.

The World's Coolest Volvos Are For Sale The World's Coolest Volvos Are For Sale

For the past 17 years, the Ford-backed M-Sport World Rally Championship team has kept a fleet of Volvo S60s for crushing the toughest roads of the WRC. Now they’re all for sale.

A Skyline parks where it damn well pleases.

T.S.O.L.--'Wash Away' T.S.O.L.--'Wash Away'

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

Why Four Car Companies Are Going to All Sell the Same Car In China Why Four Car Companies Are Going to All Sell the Same Car In China

Soon Toyota, Honda, Mitsubishi, and Fiat Chrysler will be putting a new crossover on sale. What’s weird is that they’re all the same exact car. And none of them designed it. But where they will be selling it gives a bit of a clue why all this is happening.

The 2019 Lincoln Aviator Has the Best Gimmick The 2019 Lincoln Aviator Has the Best Gimmick

There’s no way for me to be cynical about this: The new 2019 Lincoln Aviator will not just be a rather handsome iteration of the innumerable crossovers on today’s market, but it will also be debuting a plainly wonderful little gimmick when it debuts at the LA Auto Show. Various chimes for the car will be from the…

Holy Shit These Mitsubishi Wheels Are Good Wheels Holy Shit These Mitsubishi Wheels Are Good Wheels

This past weekend was the Hachimaru (eight-zero) Meeting at Fuji Speedway, for 1980s cars and anything else Radwood-era. I poked around on a few tags on Instagram when I found the image above, and my mind has been blown since.

I Do Not Love Anything as Much as Audi Loves Its New Partial Matte Paint I Do Not Love Anything as Much as Audi Loves Its New Partial Matte Paint

Today Audi announced that it is putting “partial matting into volume production,” with an option to get small patch of the Q2 crossover in a matte paint. I was going to make fun of it for being like, 10 years too late to matte paint being daring, but I am over the moon with how much Audi loves this stuff.

The Best Thing You Can Do for Your Old Car Is Drive It The Best Thing You Can Do for Your Old Car Is Drive It

Over the past week I had been thinking about selling my sweet little old Volkswagen. It had a few things wrong with it, and was something I had to deal with more than something I felt was indispensable. So to fix it, I drove it.

The Golden Age of Subaru May Be Over The Golden Age of Subaru May Be Over

The one carmaker that could do no wrong falters, BMW and Lexus just went nuts, and one country figured out a genius new way to up electric car sales. All that and more in The Morning Shift for Monday, Nov. 5, 2018.

Help! My Boss Wants to Buy an Evil Crime Lord's Car. What Should I Do? Help! My Boss Wants to Buy an Evil Crime Lord's Car. What Should I Do?

I need some advice. Recently my boss, who I love dearly, announced to the office that he is looking to buy a car. What kind of car? A 1980s executive sedan, black on black with a blood red interior? Should I be worried?

Re-Watch the Greatest F1 Race of a Generation, the 2008 Brazilian Grand Prix Re-Watch the Greatest F1 Race of a Generation, the 2008 Brazilian Grand Prix

Just the other day Felipe Massa tweeted out his support of Brazil’s new fascist president Jair Bolsonaro. And for some reason, today Formula 1 decided to re-air the 2008 Brazil GP in which he suffered probably the most heartbreaking loss in recent racing history.

Aston Martin DBS 59 Pays Tribute to 1995 Infiniti I30 Aston Martin DBS 59 Pays Tribute to 1995 Infiniti I30

Today we welcome the new special edition Aston Martin DBS 59. With production limited of 24 examples, the car comes with classic forest green paint, gold badging and... wait, where have I seen this before? Oh right, my friend’s dad’s mid-’90s Infiniti i30 with a bike rack on the back.

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