Seems odd that we can make a DCG that will survive 24 hours in an LMP1 car, but we can't make one that will survive in a street car. I mean, on one hand I get it, race conditions are more limited, it's okay if the box has to be rebuilt immediately after the race, the drivers know how to drive the trans correctly and… » 4/11/14 6:21pm 4/11/14 6:21pm

As much as everyone rails against it, the minivan really is the best tool for the job. And if you have to get a minivan, you should at least get one that's not totally soul-crushing to drive. Enter the Mazda5. You can still get one of these with a stickshift, they handle decently well, they're smaller than your other… » 4/04/14 12:22pm 4/04/14 12:22pm

I don't hate hybrid technology, I hate the way it's currently implemented. Why can't we have a reasonably priced car that leverages hybridization for *performance* as well as fuel economy? The closest so far has been the CR-Z, which didn't go deep enough on the performance side. Where's the car that combines a FWD… » 4/03/14 4:47pm 4/03/14 4:47pm