Chris Perkins

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Chris Perkins is the Web Editor for Road & Track magazine. He spends his free time tending to a 1996 Mazda Miata and explaining the merits of the Porsche 996 to anyone who'll listen.

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Watch Travis Pastrana Nail His Wild Evel Knievel Tribute Jumps

Didn't watch Evel Live? Here's how you can get caught up on the best parts.

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Why a 10-Speed Transmission Actually Makes Sense

Ten gears seem like too many, but there's logic behind a 10-speed transmission.

The Next VW Beetle Might Be Electric

Rumor has it that a new Beetle is coming in 2022, riding on VW's new electric car platform and likely gaining a set of rear doors.

Why VW's All-Electric Record-Breaking Race Car Sounds Like an Ambulance
Volkswagen's electric race car made a blaring siren noise as it shattered the record at Pikes Peak—as required by the rules of th…
Do Wider Tires Give You More Grip? Not All the Time

The people at Tyre Review in the UK put this question to the scientific test.

There's One Important Use for Tesla's Silly Falcon Wing Doors
The motorized, sensor-operated rear doors on the Tesla Model X are needlessly complicated and cause more problems than they solve. But …
How Revolutionary Was the Mazda Miata in 1989? Just Watch.

This wasn't the only affordable rear-wheel drive sports car of its day. But it was the best.

What Chevy Gains By Using a Pushrod Engine in the Corvette

Before you call a pushrod engine old-fashioned, know that there's inherent greatness in its design.

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Why the Ford Flathead V8 Succeeded—And Why It Had to Die

A simple cylinder head helped bring V8s to the people. And made it obsolete after the war.

Ford Is About To Kill Off Most of Its Car Lineup

Ford's North American car lineup will soon be just the Mustang and the upcoming Focus Active crossover.

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A Ford Raptor Drifting the Nurburgring Is the Silliest Thing You'll See All Day

When weather got in the way of Vaughn Gittin Jr. drifting his Mustang at the German track, the thundertruck was called in for backup.

The Wild Experimental Engine That Uses Gas and Diesel

A Reactivity Controlled Compression Ignition engine can achieve 60 percent thermal efficiency. That's incredible.

The Bugatti Chiron Sends a Text to a Factory Mechanic Whenever It Detects Something Wrong

Bugatti's "Flying Doctor" may know about your Chiron's flat tire before you do.

When Honda Exported American-Made Cars Back to Japan

The third-generation Accord Coupe is a strange bird.

The Secret to a Good V8 Lies in its Firing Order

Engineering Explained uses a 3D-printed Chevy LS3 to explain one of the world's greatest engines.

How Quickly Would a Tesla Roadster Do 0-60 On Mars?

If humans are to colonize Mars, this is an important question to ask.

Your First Look at the 2020 Ford Bronco

Ford teased the upcoming Bronco with this image of a boxy, upright 4x4, along with plenty of news about other future products.

Here Is the e-Tron GT, Audi's New Sleek Electric Sports Car

The e-Tron GT is set to be Audi Sport's first EV.

This 1970's Subaru Van Is Weird and Wonderful

Subaru wasn't always family-friendly wagons and rally sedans.

The 2019 GMC Sierra Has a Wacky "Tailgate Within a Tailgate"

GMC's new full-sizer brings a number of firsts to the pickup-truck party.

This Spanish Mountain Pass Is the Best Road You've Never Heard Of

Add the Port de la Bonaigua to your automotive bucket list

This Tesla-Powered '81 Honda Accord Is a Silent Acceleration Rocket

Zero to 60 mph in 2.7 seconds, going where no first-gen Accord has gone before.

Porsche Quits Making Diesel Vehicles Altogether

Porsche hasn't sold a diesel-powered car in the US since 2016. Now, it's abandoning the technology completely.

Here's How to Break In a New Differential

And no, it's not by doing burnouts.

The Next Formula E Car Looks Appropriately Futuristic

This car will arrive in 2019, when Formula E embarks on its fifth season.

Mazda Says Its Next-Generation Gasoline Engine Will Run Cleaner Than an Electric Car
Mazda hopes to achieve 56 percent thermal efficiency with the Skyactiv-3 gasoline engine. That would make it the most efficient interna…
The Hulking Land Rover Designed to Tow a Howitzer

The Land Rover 101 Forward Control laughs at all other vehicles.