Around the Tracks: Elon, RX-7 and V8s

Elon sits down and talks with Kara Swisher, covering everything from Tesla to life on mars.

When we’re not creating it ourselves, the CarAdvice team spends a lot of time finding and consuming motoring content from all over the world.

Here’s a handful of the articles, videos and social media posts that most caught our eye last week. Some of them are brand-new, others have been online for a while.

Enjoy them – just not too much, okay?


Elon Musk, The Recode Interview – Kara Swisher, Recode Decode 

On Halloween night, we sat down at Tesla HQ in Palo Alto for an 80-minute conversation about how those companies are faring, why he was working 120-hour weeks, his public animosity for the press, Donald Trump’s Space Force, accepting money from Saudi Arabia and more.

Have a listen, and let us know what you think in the comments


Mazda RX-7 Spirit R: The Glory Days of Japanese Sports Cars! – Motor Trend, YouTube 

We all love the Mazda RX-7. Actually, we love rotary cars in general, even though they’re flawed in myriad ways. Here, a very young Carlos Lago takes the Spirit R for a spin and explores what makes it so special.


The Era of the People’s V8 is Coming to an End, Again – Jack Baruth, Road&Track 

There’s a certain joyous, aggressive, thoroughly American aspect to the sound of eight cylinders at full throttle. Call it wasteful or silly if you like. Point out the numerical and statistical superiority of the newer options, if you must. I don’t care. I got mine already. Six point two litres of pushrod power.

Have a read here