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Trophy Life: How GM’s XP-21 Firebird I Arrived atop the Daytona 500’s Coveted Harley J. Earl Award

Legendary car designer Harley J. Earl led a charmed life. A Stanford dropout, Earl was famously discovered by a Cadillac executive while working with his father in the family’s coachwork shop building custom vehicles for the Hollywood elite. The first president of design at General Motors, Earl accomplished many things: the Buick Y-Job, the introduction […]

Thrifty Agenda: Subcompacts Ranked from Zero to Hero

There's never been more choices in the subcompact car segment. Always inexpensive, now they are actually fun to drive. so much so, we decided to rank them from zero to hero.

Porsche 911 Chief on Autonomy: “A 911 Will Always Have a Steering Wheel”

It’s no secret that Porsche is hard at work on the next generation of the iconic 911 sports car, code-named 992. Porsche now has even released some rather revealing camouflaged photos of the car. Along with the photos, the company also released an internally produced interview with 911 chief engineer August Achleitner that includes some interesting tidbits […]

Hater Protection: Bulletproof Tesla Model S Shields Against Ballistic and Bio Attacks

International Armoring, the company that helped build Rezvani’s tanklike armored SUV, has now put its protective touch on a Tesla Model S. Without changing the appearance of the sleek electric vehicle, the company’s Armormax lightweight armoring division has modified the Tesla to shield it from both ballistic and bioweapon attacks. So, while Elon Musk’s reputation continues […]