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This is how the new turbo Porsche 911 Carrera sounds

We have our first audio sample of the turbocharged flat-six engine in the standard Porsche 911 Carrera. By way of reminder, the boosted 3.0-liter engines will put out 370 horsepower and 331 pound-feet of torque in entry-level guise, 420 ponies and 368 lb-ft in the S models. To our ears, it sounds …

Petersen Museum celebrates 50 years of Ford Mustang with special exhibit

If you're a pony-car enthusiast, this is your year. Not only has Ford introduced an all-new Mustang, but it's also the 50th anniversary of the original. Celebrations and commemorations have been scheduled throughout the year, and not the least of them is the latest exhibit at the Petersen …

2015 Lamborghini Huracán LP 610-4 First Drive

Batten Down The Hatches, Lamborghini's Next Generation Storms In<p>It was probably the best headache I've ever had in my life. A spicy combination of Lamborghini's superlative new 2015 Huracán LP 610-4, fast-as-you-can-drive laps of the tricky Ascari race circuit, 80 kilometers of the Ronda Road and a …

McLaren P1 Sets Production-Car Record on Ignition

This episode of <i>Ignition</i> is very special. The McLaren P1, of course, is a very special car for a number of reasons. One of the most notable reasons is that the P1 is now the fastest production-car ever tested in <i>Motor Trend</i>’s history.<p>Host Carlos Lago first detailed his experience in his First Test …

Sports Cars

Watch the world's smallest car do a 180 in a Ford Transit

It takes a few minutes. The Transit is big, but not that big.<p>We're in the midst of a European invasion, set to change our way of life. The Sprinter was the fifth column, preparing the groundwork for the Transit Connect and ProMaster to follow. And just a few days ago, Ford fired up the line for the …

Kansas City

TOTD: Which 700-HP Supercar Is Your Favorite?

Today was a big day for us as far as horsepower is concerned. Not only did our McLaren P1 episode of <i>Ignition</i> hit YouTube today, but our homepage featured also featured a track drive of the Pagani Huayra, and our First Test of the P1’s hypercar rival – the Porsche 918 Spyder. To top off our big …

Sports Cars

Norwegian Army using Oculus Rift for tank training [w/video]

Driving an armored personnel carrier in the Norwegian military might become a lot more like playing a video game in the near future. The army there has developed a way for APC drivers to use Oculus Rift virtual reality goggles to make piloting the heavy vehicles significantly easier.<p>If you aren't …

Nico Rosberg Takes The Greatest Video Selfie Ever

Hopefully there's no duckface going on under that helmet.<p><i>Photo by AMG Petronas via YouTube</i><p>Nico Rosberg was set loose in Juan Manuel Fangio's 1954 Mercedes W196 Silver Arrows racer for a demonstration lap at this past weekend's DTM round at Hockenheim. As he was getting underway, the Mercedes AMG F1 …

Motor Racing

Glow-in-the-dark roads put on hold due to technical glitches

Any dreams that you may have of cruising along the Netherlands' <i>Tron</i>-like, glow-in-the-dark roads are ruined – for now. The pilot project to test the glimmering streets fizzled because the illumination just wasn't bright enough in many situations, and it failed at times when it was needed most.<p>The …

Angry Birds Pokémon Soars to All-New Heights

It’s a bird, it’s a plane, wait a minute… it’s a high-flyin’ fully-feathered Pikachu — soaring across the wide-open space of the big screen, braced …

Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare: Everything we know so far

The latest entry in Activision's blockbuster Call of Duty series, Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare, was announced last week. Now that the dust has settled (for now at least), we've rounded up everything we know about the game ahead of its release across consoles and PC on November 4.<p>Developers and …

'Call Of Duty: Advanced Warfare' Will Feature Brand-New Engine

Anyone who thought that the Call of Duty game engine has started to show its age will finally, at long last, be getting a reprieve. The series ran the same (albeit improved) engine throughout the entirety of the Xbox 360/ PS3 generation, and those fans that notice this sort of thing took that as …