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    Motorsports: Infiniti offers chance to design Sebastian Vettel's helmet for the USGP
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    The Circuit of the Americas will host its second United States Grand Prix in November, and based on what's happening with New Jersey it might be the only US torch left alight in the Formula One firmament. The story even before the inaugural event was about getting American fans involved, and ...

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    Official: Lexus IS to get Deviant at SEMA
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    It's time to start gathering intel on SEMA, and it starts with this drawing of a modified 2014 Lexus IS. Lexus ran a competition on DeviantART, an online community for artists, to find a suitably modified IS that it could build and display at the temple of all things aftermarket in Las Vegas. The ...

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    Domino's wants you to design the ultimate pizza delivery vehicle [w/video]
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    When you want the crowd to help you design something automotive related, Local Motors seems to have become the go-to. The Phoenix-based company that birthed the Rally Fighter has since collaborated with DARPA, Edison2 and Peterbilt among others, and now it can add Domino's Pizza to the list. The ...

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    Confirmed: Viper GTS-R will debut at Mid-Ohio on Aug. 4 [w/video]
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    SRT has confirmed that the Viper GTS-R will make its competition debut in the American Le Mans Series at Mid-Ohio on August 4. While development of the car has continued in earnest, SRT Motorsports, along with partner Riley Technologies, has only been able to perform three test sessions since its ...

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    Video: BMW releases six-second 3 Series commercial winners
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    BMW held a competition called "0 to Desir3 in 5.9 Seconds" that invited filmic types to submit a 5.9-second commercial for the 3 Series – the precise amount of time it takes the new 3 to get from 0 to 60 mph. More than 2,000 clips were entered, from which 30 finalists were chosen. The ...

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    Vote for the Chrysler Fiat 500's U.S. logo
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    Earlier this week, a Dutch auto dealer plastered the Dodge – rather, Ram – logo on a Fiat 500. It looked pretty bad. Now, Fiat USA is offering Yanks a chance to choose a more conventional logo for the cute little bugger, and thankfully, the mountain mammal doesn't factor into the ...

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    Introduction to Ice Racing: Part 1
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    "You race on what now?" This is the typical response given when the topic of ice racing comes up. People can't seem to get their head around the idea that you, a sane human being with as strong a survival instinct as the next guy/gal, would drive a car out onto a frozen lake at speeds upwards of ...

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    Tuner Tuesdays: Edo Competition tinkers with the Audi R8
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    Click on the image above to view in high resolution There are lots of Porsche tuners out there tinkering with 911s, but it takes a special kind of company to work up the nerve to let loose on a six- or seven-figure supercar. Edo Competition manages to do it repeatedly, and after squeezing more ...

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    Toyota HQ gives until 2010 to improve F1 team
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    Since starting its F1 team in 2002, Toyota has poured in an unprecedented – although undisclosed – amount of money into its Formula One team. But after five years of lackluster performance, even Toyota's patience – and cash – is beginning to run out. Team principal Tadashi ...

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    Creventic CR-8 takes Audi supercar to the track
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    Click on the image above to view additional images It was only a matter of time. Audi unveils the R8 supercar, and somebody wants to take it racing. Leave it to the Dutch to pick up the slack, as Netherlands-based Creventic BV is preparing the "CR-8" for an assault on endurance sportscar ...

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    NYC teens design $9,000 Nissan econocar
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    Nissan's got the right idea when it comes to sussing out what young urban car buyers want: ask them. It's more than just a focus group, though. Nissan actually worked with 18 New York teenagers to educate them about the car design process and how to spot trends. The automaker has teamed up with ...

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    VIDEO: Boys will be Boys...especially in a McLaren
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    As far as rivalries go in Formula One, the competition between two drivers in the same team is far more intense than that between rival squads. Few have articulated that point quite as vividly as Fernando Alonso and Lewis Hamilton, the two star drivers at McLaren-Mercedes. One's a returning ...

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    Decision on CTS siblings coming soon
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    PHOTOS UPDATEDCadillac is already on the upswing here in the US, and has been for some time. The image repair that GM has been able to carry out is impressive, and the rebirth is poised to enter phase two. GM Vice Chair Bob Lutz and Cadillac General Manager Jim Taylor both commented at the Geneva ...

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    Tuner Tuesdays: Maserati MC12 XX by Edo Competition
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    In the world of modern Italian exotic supercars, a surprising share of the field has stemmed from one car: the Ferrari Enzo. It is in and of itself one of the best performing cars of all time, shattering previous records and nearby windows in the process. But it didn't stop there: the Enzo had ...

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    Alfa Romeo 8C Daytona Prototype by Picchio
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    The Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione is clearly an object of desire, but what if it lived up to its literal name by breeding a competition automobile? Picchio has come up with the answer in the form of its new Daytona prototype. The car is being created by Europe's only Grand Am-certified manufacturer ...

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    VIDEO: Davidkart vs. Goliath GTR
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    What's faster, a kart or a Viper? That's the question Nurburgring wunderfrau Sabine Schmidt asked and answered in this ten-minute segment on her German television show DMAX. (You remember Sabine... she's the girl who dragged Clarkson's sorry old ass around the 'Ring in a diesel Jag.) To make the ...

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    eBay Find of the Day: 1995 BMW M3 CSL
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    Pay more, get less. That's okay, looking at the pictures of this rare lightweight E36, it's not exactly slumming. There were under 150 of the 1995 "Coupe Sport Light" M3's produced and here's your chance to part with a lot of cash to own one.The cars were intended for competition, so some of the ...

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    Fed want safety data kept secret?
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    Although it seems like President Bush has issues meeting with the auto industry, his government is working hard to protect carmakers from themselves. NHTSA recently proposed that potentially important safety information, such as consumer complaints, warranty claims and information on vehicles ...

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    SEMA: Fords builds a GT500 for street, strip and scary track driving
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    click on image to enlargeThe Mustang is currently Ford's hottest hand, and at this year's SEMA show the Blue Oval is laying its cards on the table. Front and center in the place of honor within Ford's display are three GT500s, each tuned and tweaked for various activities: a drag racer, hybrid ...

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    TTAC launches Ten Worst Automobiles Today Award
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    Feeling that Car Of The Year awards were becoming nothing more than a reassuring pat on the back from magazines to their advertisers, The Truth About Cars felt like somebody should have the balls to issue a "worst car of the year" list, as well. And they decided they were just as qualified as the ...

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