Nick Hull

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2015 Ford Mustang's Secret Feature Is Burnout Control: Exclusive

There have been quite a few headlines regarding the new 2015 Ford Mustang in the past week, but one that's got people buzzing is about a new secret …

2015 Ford Mustang – LA reveal

Ford has a new Mustang on its hands. This is an important car and so it gets an important reveal that takes place across multiple cities (and by way …

CES 2013: Wrap This Goop Around Your Fingers Then Smash Them With A Hammer

A super weird, rubbery non-Newtonian fluid that could be the next great material to protect your gadgets.<p>We were strolling through one of CES's auxiliary events, actually on our way to the bar, when we noticed a big clear tub of orange goo. Curious! Then we saw the rep for that company grab a …

When Ford almost ruined the Mustang forever

Front-wheel-drive would have destroyed America's pony car.<p>To tell the story of the 1994 Ford Mustang, we need to go back to 1979. The launch of the Fox-body Mustangwas viewed by many as a return to form for Ford's iconic pony car, but it was born into an era of OPEC, high gas prices, and fuel …

Sports Cars

Recreate your favorite backroad in Gran Turismo 6

Any road, anywhere in the world.<p>Every car enthusiast has a favorite backroad. Every turn is memorized and you always know what's coming after every blind crest. After time it starts tobecome "your" road. Now, thanks to a feature that's slated to be included in an update to Gran Turismo 6 at some …

Sports Cars

These Big-Eyed Fish Are Vacuuming Up Our Plastic Pollution At Night

We can’t find as much plastic in the ocean as there should be. It’s still in the ocean–it’s just hiding in the guts of the lanternfish.<p>Much of the plastic we produce on land ends up contaminating the sea. But when researchers went searching for a global picture of all the plastics stuck swirling …

Red Bull Releases Incredible POV Video of 128,000-Foot Stratos Jump

Author: Jason Paur. Jason Paur Autopia<p>Date of Publication: 10.15.13.<p>Time of Publication: 3:31 pm. 3:31 pm<p>It’s been one year since Austrian skydiver …

Why So Purty? A designer's take on the Ford GT40

The GT40's muscular beauty was no accident; it was penned for looks as much as speed. Mark West of the College for Creative Studies explains why the Ford still makes our tongues wag decades later.<p>Its muscular beauty was no accident; it was penned for looks as much as speed.

Le Mans

Stock Fox: 32k Mile 1989 Ford Mustang LX 5.0

This 1989 Ford Mustang (chassis IFABP41E1KF205693) is a non-GT LX 5.0 hatchback with a five-speed and is said to have only 32,487 original miles on …

Ford's new Z460 small-block is 575 hp, and street legal

The largest small-block crate engine Ford has ever produced<p>Still searching for that perfect small-block to throw into your '66 Ford Mustang? Maybe you're looking for an engine for your track-day car, too? Ford's new Z460 crate engine can pull double-duty for you, and is the largest small-block …

Ford Mustang

2013 Shelby Raptor

French climber finds $332,000 worth of jewels in metal box on Mont Blanc

A French climber scaling a glacier off Mont Blanc got more than satisfaction for his efforts when he stumbled across a treasure trove of emeralds, rubies and sapphires that had been buried for decades.<p>The jewels, estimated to be worth up to $332,000, lay hidden in a metal box that was on board an …

Boeing F-16 jet takes first flight without a pilot

A Boeing F-16 plane takes its first flight without a pilot in the cockpit at an air force base in Florida, US.<p>The planes have been adapted to <b>fly without pilot</b> in the cockpit, giving the military an adversary to train against.<p>Two pilots controlled the Boeing F-16 from the ground as it flew from a …

Ferrari reopens wind tunnel after 18-month refurb

Ferrari is not a company used to being behind the curve, but if you've been wondering how the Scuderia has lost so much territory on the Formula One circuit to a relative newcomer like Red Bull, part of the answer could come down to its wind tunnel.<p>Seriously, the wind tunnel? Yes, the wind tunnel. …

Apple 'has been developing iGlasses since 2006'

Apple has been working on a product similar to Google Glass for more than half a decade but the project was sidelined by the popularity of the iPod and iPhone, one of the company's former executives has claimed.<p>Tony Fadell, ex-head of Apple's iPod division, said the concept was "the craziest thing" …

Bullet Holes In Plexiglas Look Like Galaxies

"The Big Bang" photography series makes little bangs look cosmic.<p><i>Click here to enter the gallery</i><p>Deborah Bay found galaxies in bulletproof glass. The Houston-based photographer took pictures of bullet-proof Plexiglas from a police officer training school, after officers fired various bullets into …

How the Ford Shelby Mustang came to be

Even as rumors swirl that the next-generation of high-performance Ford Mustang will drop the Shelby name, Ford has released a short video telling how the legend of the Shelby Mustang came to be. In its latest installment of its video series entitled <i>Mustang Countdown</i>, Ford dug up some footage from …

Shelby to auction 2012 GT350 No. 1 in Vegas

With Shelby preparing to wind down production of its brutal GT350, a 624-horsepower Mustang that's meant to go up against the Roush Stage 3 in the world of tuned Ford ponycars, the Las Vegas-based tuner is looking to give back to one lucky customer. It'll auction off the very first GT350 ever …

Google Wants to Cheat Death

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>Google wants to make us all live longer, possibly forever, and doesn't see cancer as an enormous …

Ford Mustang II: From Clay to Production

The Ford Mustang II is seen as either a travesty or the savior of the nameplate. The journey it took as it wound its way to production was a wild one, with some radical concepts considered (and canned) along the way. See for yourself.<p>The Ford Mustang II took a wild ride from concept to production. …

Sports Cars

Electric Federal gets cozy with the Superformance GT40

America, distilled.<p>The rules of our reality state that unless you are fantastically, foolishly wealthy, you will never own an original Ford GT40. I'm not saying it's fair. It's just the way things are. Fortunately, Superformance will gladly sell you a steel-bodied recreation that's faster, more …

Classic Cars

GM to Shutter Performance Build Center in Michigan

Those looking to take part in the assembly of their Corvette’s V-8 engine through Chevrolet’s Engine Build Experience program should make plans to head south. According to a report in <i>Automotive News</i>, General Motors will close its suburban Detroit Performance Build Center engine-assembly facility in …

General Motors

Another Bet Against Tesla Goes Bust As The Company Draws A 21

Tesla promised this past spring that before summer was through, it would have 18 of its high-speed Supercharger stations up and running, allowing longer-distance travel for more owners of its Model S sedan. And just last week, with the last days of the season disappearing off the calendar, the …

Ford to auction Mustang Cobra Jet prototype for charity [w/video]

Prototypes developed by major automakers typically remain in said company's custody, but every once in a while, one trickles out into private hands. And that's just what we have here. Ford is donating a one-of-a-kind factory prototype for the 2014 Mustang Cobra Jet that will be auctioned off later …

Frog Photobombs NASA Launch Photo

Check out this photograph NASA captured recently during the launch of its LADEE spacecraft. Notice anything unusual? If you’re thinking that the …

Curious Llamas Photobomb a Landscape Photographer’s Efforts in the Patagonias

Photobombs are everywhere. Be it that guy making faces in the background at your wedding reception, or that girl that’s always jumping in front of …

Ford F-150 SVT Raptor sales jumping to new heights

Ford can't seem to build F-150 SVT Raptors fast enough. The off-road-ready trucks have been one of the Blue Oval's most reliable sellers, with record sales in eight of the last 10 months and a 14-percent jump in 2013. That's impressive enough, considering that the least expensive Raptor starts at …

Strangely Conceived Images of Puzzling Illusions and Surreal Scenes

Oleksandr Hnatenko shares his creative ideas as he brings to life a photo series of surreal scenes. The collection called <i>S. Real</i> is presented in …

Pelicans, crabs and cakes: Smith Island, Maryland, USA - in pictures

EPA photographer Jim Lo Scalzo documents the small, threatened community of Smith Island, just south of Tylerton, in Maryland, US