Danica Patrick to retire after 2018 Indy 500

Danica Patrick will retire from auto racing after the 2018 Indianapolis 500, she announced Friday. According to ESPN, she plays to compete in both the Daytona and Indy 500s in 2018, but has no plans to race again after Indy.


First take: 2018 Kia Stinger GT

"In the strictest sense, the Stinger has no direct competitors. Nobody else offers this exact formula at this exact price. If there's nothing to compare it to, can it really lose? In some universe, that must be possible, because in the one we inhabit, it certainly feels like it won."


Lamborghini Huracan getting rear-wheel steering?

The Lamborghini Huracan could get rear-wheel steering as part of a mid-cycle update, according to Car & Driver. The magazine also speculates Lambo's smallest bull will receive a 48-volt electrical system. The updated Huracan will arrive in 2019.   


Dallara introduces Stradale road car

After designing race cars for decades, Dallara is branching out into the street-legal supercar segment for the first time. Its first car is named Stradale, Italian for "street version," and it uses a 400-horsepower supercharged four-cylinder engine. Pricing information hasn't been released yet.   


Next Ram 1500 getting split tailgate

Spy shots suggest the next-generation Ram 1500 will get a split tailgate that folds out instead of down. We'll learn more when the truck makes its debut in January at the Detroit Auto Show.   


Volkswagen shows Virtus sedan for South America

Volkswagen has introduced a Polo-based model named Virtus designed and built for South American markets. The three-box body sets it apart from its hatchback sibling, but the two models are identical under the sheet metal. As of writing, there are no plans to sell the Virtus outside of South America.   


Walter Röhrl: cars are too fast for the 'Ring

Rally champion and Porsche development boss Walter Röhrl argues cars are getting too fast for the Nürburgring. "You have no room for mistakes, that's the bad thing. On the speeds like in this car (GT2), you go Schwedenkreuz at 295km/h and Fuchsrohre at 270km/h, and I know all the accidents which have been on these places in the last 20 years," he explained.   


Chevrolet to auction first Corvette Carbon 65 for charity

Chevrolet will auction off the very first Corvette Carbon 65 edition, a special model limited to 650 examples. The car will be sold by former president George W. Bush, and the proceeds from the sale will be donated to the Bush Center's Military Service Initiative.   


U.S.-spec Lamborghini LM002 up for grabs

If you can't wait for the Urus, you can satisfy your craving for a Lamborghini SUV with a U.S.-spec LM002 in like-new condition. It will cross the auction block in December in New York City, and it could sell for up to $500,000.   


Musk: Tesla's next-generation Roadster will do 0-60 in 1.9 seconds

After announcing its brand-new, all-electric semi truck, Tesla went on to reveal its next-generation Roadster model, claiming it will hit 60 miles per hour in just 1.9 seconds.