Month: January 2021

Wayne Taylor Racing wins record-tying third consecutive Rolex in an Acura

Ricky Taylor, Filipe Albuquerque, Alexander Rossi and Helio Castroneves celebrate winning the Rolex 24 at Daytona. (Jasen Vinlove, USA TODAY via Reuters)   Wayne Taylor Racing won its record-tying third consecutive Rolex 24 at Daytona, using a

VW’s MEB Electric-Vehicle Components Will Power Solar Yachts in 2022

From the VW ID.3 and ID.4 to this solar-powered ship called the Silent-Yacht 50, VW is ready to spread its EV love around as part of its overall promotion of electromobility. VW is partnering with

How Cadillac’s Catera and a Cartoon Duck Gave Way to the Blackwing Name

A year ago, Cadillac introduced the CT4-V and CT5-V, which were new sports sedans bearing an old name with a new meaning. See, those two sedans didn’t replace the V-badged street-legal gunships on sale from

England to get its first ‘Urban-Air Port’ for flying taxis

LONDON — An airport for flying cars will thrust the English city of Coventry into the future later this year, with a project aimed at demonstrating how air taxis will work in urban centers. Urban-Air Port,

2021 Toyota Venza Review | The fancy RAV4 Hybrid

The 2021 Toyota Venza is a new, hybrid-only crossover that doesn’t share much of anything with its predecessor save for the name. It does, however, share an awful lot with the RAV4 Hybrid, including its

Hyundai wrestles with the risks of embracing Apple

SEOUL/SAN FRANCISCO — Executives at Hyundai are divided over a potential tie-up with Apple, with some raising concerns about becoming a contract manufacturer for the U.S. tech giant, dimming the outlook for a deal. Hyundai

New F1 movie ‘The Formula’ to star Robert De Niro and John Boyega

A new movie about Formula One is coming to the small screen as a Netflix original, and it stars Robert De Niro and John Boyega. “The Formula” is written and directed by Gerard McMurray (who

Alaskans Ask Why Nazi-Themed Car Vanity License Plates Slipped by DMV

Joe Sohm/Visions of AmericaGetty Images Vanity plates are fun, but they can lead to trouble: The controversy in Alaska is over plates that read FUHRER and 3REICH, and one local politician has been reprimanded for

Junkyard Gem: 1974 Jensen-Healey

North American sports-car shoppers in 1974 faced an interesting dilemma. Say you had $7,000 to spend (about $39,000 in 2020 dollars) and you wanted a lightweight European convertible with plenty of power and slinky good

HBO Explores the Wild Story of Liz Carmichael and the 3-Wheeled Car, the Dale

Building a car company requires bravado, and Geraldine Elizabeth (Liz) Carmichael was bursting at the seams with that. During the oil crisis of the early 1970s, she came out of nowhere with a bright-yellow 70-mpg