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Venturi's Edo Mortara Wins in Marrakesh, Takes Formula E Points Lead

4 hours 6 min ago

Today, the ABB FIA Formula E World Championship made its first visit to Marrakesh, Morocco since February 2020. The combination of high-speed sweeping corners and tight wall-line turns was sorely missed in the season the venue was off the schedule.

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Rolls-Royce Silver Shadow, Dodge Ambulance, Ford Pinto: The Dopest Cars I Found for Sale Online

Fri, 07/01/2022 - 6:00pm

Who doesn’t love a long holiday weekend? The barbecues, the brats, the brewskis with the boys. The only thing missing is a good car, and boy did I find you some good options this week. Why show up to the cookout in a Camry when you could roll up in a seventies Dodge ambulance?

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Dolly Parton is Renting Out Her Old Tour Bus for $5,000 a Night

Fri, 07/01/2022 - 4:30pm

Have you ever dreamed of living like a country music icon out on tour across the world? Imagine living it up in a luxurious bus as you stop off in different cities, states and countries, the dream. Well now, you can pretend to do just that by spending a few nights in Dolly Parton’s old tour bus at her Dollywood Resort…

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These Are Your Cars' Most Frustrating Features

Fri, 07/01/2022 - 3:50pm

Sometimes, you shell out for a feature in a car. Maybe you even pay a bit more for a whole new trim level, replete with fun and fantastic features. Then you own the car, you drive it, and you come to a conclusion: Actually this sucks. Yesterday we asked for the most frustrating features in your car, and you came up…

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Polestar Is Asking for Your Patience as It Considers Producing the O2 Roadster

Fri, 07/01/2022 - 3:10pm

Polestar considers its O2 roadster concept a “hero car,” but here’s the thing about hero cars — they’re not very heroic if they don’t exist. While the Volvo spinoff hasn’t fessed to a production plan for the O2 yet, it could very well still happen, per a few statements made by brand chief Thomas Ingenlath to Top Gear

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Every Corvette Generation, Ranked

Fri, 07/01/2022 - 2:13pm

This week, America celebrated National Corvette Day on June 30, followed immediately by Drive Your Corvette to Work Day on July 1. With all this focus on America’s sports car, we decided it was high time to rank every Corvette generation from best to worst, starting with the 1953 C1 and running all the way to today’s…

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The Drako Dragon Is a 2,000 HP Electric SUV That’ll Hit 200 MPH

Fri, 07/01/2022 - 12:25pm

If you’re launching a new electric car company, you’ll want to have an eye-catching design, a few insane-sounding statistics and a flashy presentation to create a bit of buzz around your launch. At this stage, physically building the car isn’t important. And I’m pleased to report that another EV upstart has ticked off…

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Chevrolet Is Giving Money Back to Bolt Owners Who Purchased the EV Prior to its Price Cut

Fri, 07/01/2022 - 12:00pm

Chevrolet is reimbursing Chevy Bolt buyers who bought the EV ahead of its latest discount. Eligible buyers will receive up to $6,000 from Chevrolet, in this rare case of an automaker offering a retroactive discount. So, if you’re one of the buyers of the Chevy Bolt EV or EUV who preempted the price cut, don’t worry;…

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Watch a Tesla 'Self-Drive' Straight Into Oncoming Traffic

Fri, 07/01/2022 - 11:40am

Tesla’s FSD Beta rollout has been, charitably, extremely bad. Video after video shows Tesla cars breaking traffic laws, aiming for cyclists, and generally operating in an unsafe manner. Now, another example of the company’s not-ready-for-release software is making its way around the web, this time presented by noted…

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Cruise Ship Calls in Coast Guard After Massive Brawl on Board

Fri, 07/01/2022 - 11:08am

There was very little magic in the air on a Carnival Magic cruise ship that saw a massive brawl break out in the early morning hours on Tuesday just outside of New York. It got so out of hand that the U.S. Coast Guard was deployed to escort the ship to its final destination in New York Harbor.

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A $1,000 Monthly Car Payment Is Becoming Increasingly Normal

Fri, 07/01/2022 - 10:30am

There’s another exciting new metric for how expensive cars are getting, Tesla’s global factory logjams are catching up with it and Renault and Nissan need to leave each other already. All that and more in this Friday edition of The Morning Shift for July 1, 2022.

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Is It Better To Repair Or Replace Your Aging Vehicle in This Car Market?

Fri, 07/01/2022 - 10:00am

Welcome back to “Ask Car Buying!” Where you send us your questions on how to navigate this tricky market and we do our best to help. This week we are discussing the age-old conundrum of whether or not to fix or replace a ride that is becoming expensive to maintain.

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Dead: Hyundai Accent and Hybrid Ioniq

Fri, 07/01/2022 - 9:30am

Earlier Thursday, Hyundai confirmed to me that the Accent has been axed from its U.S. lineup in favor of a crossover. And that’s not at all, with the company also killing the PHEV and HEV Ioniqs, according to Automotive News. The Veloster N is dead too, but we already knew that. So much for all that.

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What Are Your Fourth of July Travel Horror Stories?

Fri, 07/01/2022 - 9:00am

Happy almost Fourth of July everyone, it’s that time of year when, once again, we get to celebrate Will Smith’s triumph over aliens, or something like that. Bringing everyone together to mark this special occasion every year means that almost all of us will have some tumultuous travel tales to tell.

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Traffic Jams: Harvey Danger - ‘Flagpole Sitta’

Fri, 07/01/2022 - 8:30am

There comes a time when an anthem-type song graces the top charts, or your radio, and it sticks with you, your own personal anthem, usually rebellion-related in some way, shape or form. When things go wrong, or when the world is falling apart, this song will often play on repeat in the depths of your subconscious. For…

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At $1,500, Does This 1991 Chevy Corvette Deserve a Better Fate?

Fri, 07/01/2022 - 8:00am

It’s no doubt that the C4 Corvette is the marque’s bargain-basement offering right now, but could the issues with today’s Nice Price or No Dice coupe prove too overwhelming to make even its low asking price seem a deal?

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Every Plug-In Hybrid Vehicle For Sale In the U.S.

Thu, 06/30/2022 - 5:19pm

EV prices don’t appear to be coming down anytime soon. While automakers and the government are still operating under the assumption of widespread adoption, those higher prices are what’s keeping a lot of Americans out of the market. In many cases, the thought of driving all-electric is also intimidating for buyers and…

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No One Bought Chevrolet's 2023 Corvette Z06 NFT

Thu, 06/30/2022 - 4:30pm

The Corvette Z06 NFT that Chevrolet tried to auction off received a total of zero bids during a four-day bidding period, from June 20-24. This was Chevy’s first attempt to break into the boom market of non-fungible tokens, but not even a real-life 2023 Corvette Z06, which was included in the auction, could redeem this…

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