Thursday, Ford reported the mileage rating for its much-anticipated Focus ST. According the the EPA, the Focus will get 32 mpg on the highway. Ford says that makes it the most fuel efficient model available in its class. Others challenge that, however. Numbers for the Ford Focus ST The Focus ST, a new performance version Read on! →


The first IndyCar race ever to be held in China was cancelled on June 13 in deference to a local beer festival. Apparently, drinking and driving really don’t go together, even for spectators, and beer trumps motor sports. At least in China. Coincides with International Beer Festival The race, which was previously announced in November, Read on! →


Financial Times reports that PSA Peugeot Citroën and General Motors are currently in “advanced talks” regarding a major alliance. According to reports, if the French and U.S. automakers are able to finalize an agreement, they will band together to produce both cars and automotive components in Europe. Peugeot would align with Opel/Vauxhall Should an agreement Read on! →


Reuters reports that Honda Motor Co. is preparing to launch a mass-recycling endeavor intended to extract rare earth metals from parts of used automobiles. The operation, which will be the first of its kind, will place global automakers in a better position to obtain the very expensive materials, which are controlled almost exclusively by China. Read on! →


Only a handful of alternatives to the internal combustion engine have been created since the dawn of the automobile, among them a small number of turbine cars. They might become more common, as they are well-suited to supplementing hybrid systems. Turbine cars powered by simpler machines Turbines are simpler machines, in principle, than internal combustion Read on! →


In the early 1960s, Ferrari ruled the roost. Ferrari’s cars were as desirable as they were successful at racing. The company and its founder, Enzo Ferrari, also had a habit of rubbing people the wrong way. In the year 1962, several different parties set out with the single purpose of giving Enzo and the Prancing Read on! →


The tiwi sounds like practically the perfect solution for teen drivers. The little on-board computer monitors predefined “dangerous” behaviors and notifies both the driver and the parents of this activity. Originally developed for fleet drivers, the tiwi is now being marketed to parents of teen drivers. Is this little computer worth the cost and effort? Read on! →


Some people would love to own a car that was used in a television show or movie, but don’t think it’s possible to ever buy one. However, movie and television prop cars do wind up being for sale, some of which are quite affordable. Road-going dinosaurs According to AutoGuide, a pair of television prop cars, Read on! →


A tragic fire that killed two children in Austin, Texas is being blamed on a recalled part in a Ford F150 pickup. There may be over a million more affected vehicles on the road. Two boys killed Two boys, ages seven and five, were sleeping in a garage, converted into their bedroom, when the fire Read on! →


Several years ago, a company called Gibbs Technologies made news with the Aquada, an amphibious car. The Aquada was intended for production but has stalled, so the company has unleashed the Gibbs Phibian, an aquatic vehicle geared for police and military use. No Richard Branson this time Gibbs Technologies became famous some years ago for Read on! →