Car Culture

Dutch Town Opens Singing Road, Immediately Closes It (For Obvious Reasons)

The scientists were so preoccupied with whether or not they could, they didn’t stop to think if they should. On the face of it, the singing road — or Zingende… Read More »

This Gorgeous Porsche 908K is a Chance to Own Racing History

Porsche’s been celebrating this year. It’s the brand’s 70th birthday, and this week’s Want is from another big year. We’re travelling back half a century, to a track-proven sports racer… Read More »

Are Burnouts Considered Free Speech? One Maine Teenager Thinks So

Cars offer all sorts of personal expression for their owners. Most of the time they don’t pose a problem either, as long as you’re sensible. However, a Maine teenager is… Read More »

Is the Top Gear Test Track Dead? Government Approves 1,800 Homes on Dunsfold Site

Since 2002 the Top Gear Test Track, at Dunsfold in Surrey, stood among the ranks of tracks like the Nürburgring for benchmark lap times. Now that status is in jeopardy,… Read More »

This Pristine 1989 BMW M3 Sport Evo is the Ultimate E30

One of the most requested cars on GTPlanet for a little over four years was the BMW M3 (E30). With the arrival of v1.15 of GT Sport, the community rejoiced… Read More »

The Car Industry's Best April Fools' Jokes from 2018

April Fools’ Day is a special time of year where giant global car manufacturers get a chance to show their human side. It’s an excuse for the PR teams around… Read More »

This 1991 Alfa Romeo SZ Shows Beauty Is Truly in the Eye of the Beholder

Italian cars are cool. They push forward what’s possible with design and typically come with a glorious engine note. While some are terrible and others unreliable, they still hold a… Read More »

Meet the British Touring Car Championship's New Safety... Truck?

Safety cars are an amazing bit of kit. They’re sleek, powerful and fast enough to keep the race cars behind them to negotiate obstacles safely. Well, usually. For British Touring… Read More »

Top Gear's Stig Beats the Land Speed Record... for Tractors

What do you get when you cross a speed-obsessed television show and some of the slowest vehicles on the road? A new land-speed record. Yes, the boys at Top Gear… Read More »

See Where the Legend Began With Ayrton Senna's Toleman-Hart TG184 F1 Car

Formula 1 is no stranger to high profile drivers. From Michael Schumacher to Dan Gurney, the number of legends to get behind the wheel is staggeringly high. However, one name… Read More »

Meet The Man Who Made a Life-Sized Toyota Camry Out Of Lego

Have you ever loved a car so much that you’d build a full-size replica of it out of LEGO bricks? Ryan McNaught of Australia has, and he chose an eighth-generation… Read More »

Formula E World Champion Fined for Inappropriate Underpants

For those who’d say modern motorsport is too officious and rigid, we say “pants”. Specifically, we say “Lucas di Grassi’s underpants”. The reigning Formula E world champion found himself in… Read More »

McLaren Teams up With Gandys to Make Halo Inspired Flip-Flops

The new Formula 1 halos are a source of controversy among the sport’s fans. Some say they’re ugly, while others think they don’t do enough to protect the driver. Nonetheless,… Read More »

Own a Polarizing Porsche With This Rauh-Welt Begriff 911 Carrera 4

Tuner cars are typically hit or miss. Some are overdone while others simply fall out of style. But every once in a while a tuner comes along that reaches legendary… Read More »

British Cops Pull Over Dodgy Driver, Find It's Homer Simpson

Traffic cops in the odd British town of Milton Keynes were in for a bit of a surprise when they pulled over a suspect car. It turned out that they’d… Read More »

The Daily Mail Suggests 'The Grand Tour' Is Ending, Clarkson Disagrees

Is next season the end of The Grand Tour? Well, if the UK-based newspaper Daily Mail is to be believed, the answer is yes. In Sunday’s edition of the Daily Mail journalist… Read More »