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Nissan shows off 185 mph ZEOD RC electric prototype, plans to race it at Le Mans

Nissan's just pulled the covers off its fancifully styled ZEOD RC race car that may eventually hit speeds of up to 300km/h (about 185mph). Though the acronym stands for "zero emissions, on demand," the vehicle could end up being a hybrid model that switches between gas and EV modes (as opposed to a …

Beautiful Games: drag-racing fever

Inside The Most Expensive Science Experiment Ever

Many machines over the past 60 years have been billed as the one that will make the big breakthrough in fusion science, only to stumble. This one could be different.<p>Some people have spent their whole working lives researching fusion and then retired feeling bitter at what they see as a wasted …

The Ten Most Unbelievable In-Car Audio Systems

You spend a lot of time in your car. While a raucous engine note is all well and good, sometimes you just want to sit back and enjoy some music over …

Ford builds USAF Thunderbirds Edition Mustang for charity

Each year since 2008, Ford has created a one-off Mustang to celebrate military aviation, and the cars have been auctioned off at the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) Gathering of Eagles charity event to raise money to inspire the next generation of aviators. This year's charity car is the …

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Most Wanted DLC Trailer: Ultimate Speed Pack

Nissan Altima V8 Supercars Meet Production Brethren at COTA

The Austin 400 last weekend at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas—which featured rounds 13, 14, 15, and 16 of the Australian V8 Supercar series—was an eventful occasion for Nissan: Not only was the Japanese manufacturer part of the championship’s first visit to North America, but its …

Motorsport

The first Forza Motorsport 5 trailer is here

Those of you who were following along with the live Xbox One keynote this afternoon have likely already seen this video, but for the rest of the world, this is the first look at the all-new <i>Forza Motorsport 5</i>. Slated to be a launch title for the new Xbox gaming console, Forza 5 is tipped to offer …

What We Know Now About the Next Acura NSX

Honda releases a few more morsels of info about its hotly anticipated midsize sports car<p><b>This is agony:</b> a prolonged, unnerving, and cruel tease.<p>Way back in January of 2012, Acura—Honda's fancy-pants division—put the NSX Concept on display at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. …

Autos

2014 Nissan GT-R Track Pack vs 2014 Audi R8 V-10 Plus! - Head 2 Head Episode 33

Automobile Magazine names its 2013 All-Stars

Employing complex scientific formulas and methodologies probably best described as "Whatever we felt like choosing," <i>Automobile</i> has named its All-Stars for the 2013 model year. The 11 vehicles earned their trophies for being "the best and most significant" offerings to the mag's staff and …

Fuel-Efficient Car News

Jaguar is the latest automaker to take on Tesla and the first to edge it on price and performance. The 2019 Jaguar I-Pace is an all-electric compact crossover starting at $69,500 (excluding the $7,500 federal tax credit and available state rebates), which is exactly $10,000 less than the only other …

2013 Maserati GranTurismo MC Convertible

Worth flipping your lid over.<p>Driving the new Maserati GranTurismo MC convertible in the hills north of Milan was like living in the Land of Hairpin Corners. We'd rush up to a tight uphill turn, tap the tall shift lever in the manual gate, and hear the Maserati V-8 blip a downshift. At 4200 pounds, …

Mansory Stallone makes a man out of Ferrari F12

The Mansory Stallone you see above isn't the first such transmogrification of a Prancing Horse. This one is based on the Ferrari F12 Berlinetta, but the first honor, as far as we can tell, went to the Stallone based on the 599 GTB Fiorano. The F12 version was unveiled at the Geneva Motor Show this …

A Glimpse Inside BMW’s i Electric Project

Next to Tesla, and, perhaps Renault-Nissan, there isn’t an automaker in the world that’s putting as much faith and money into electric mobility as BMW. The brand’s CEO, Norbert Reithofer, has invested massively in his new sub-brand, called “i,” plus R&D and production sites around the globe. Tied …

Carbon Fiber

Last Call- Model Behavior Edition

Driving the McLaren F1 is probably about as close to piloting a Space Shuttle as you could come in a road-going car, and owning one is about as …

Driving Volkswagen's 261-MPG Diesel-Electric Supercar Spacepod

WOLFSBURG, Germany – At first glance, the Volkswagen XL1 is like any other supercar. It's long and low – lower, even, than a Lamborghini Aventador – …

The Physics Of: Redline

The secrets of sky-high engine speeds.<p>spinners<p>how come diesels don't rev?<p>Automotive diesel engines usually don't spin past 5000 rpm. Thanks to diesel fuel's higher energy density and more abrupt combustion, heavier components are necessary. Long strokes that augment torque also add inertial mass, …

Engines

Lotus offers Exige S Roadster for sale, but not in North America

The first thing you need to know is that this is the Lotus Exige S Roadster, unchanged from the Exige S even in price and officially the fastest convertible Lotus has ever made. The second thing you need to know is that if you live in the US, you won't be getting this car.<p>Now that that's out of the …

Autoblog Green

About halfway through, right as the water touched the top of the wheels, someone made a joke about electrocuting the fish in the Duke of Marlborough's lake with our 2019 Range Rover 400e plug-in hybrid. Despite the 400e's 35.4-inch wading depth — the same as every other Range Rover model — the …

The Performance Cars of Fast & Furious 6

The Fast & Furious franchise has gotten a handful of hit films out of people driving fast cars doing insane stunts. We got the scoop on the muscle cars featured in the sixth installment, out May 24.

Motor Authority

2014 Audi R8 V-10 Plus

Dual-clutch = double love.<p>TESTED<p>The Audi R8 has always been a starter supercar, a toe into the high-g waters. It doesn’t wear an exotic badge, and it won’t trigger too many adverse assumptions about your manhood. Other supercars are riskier, wilder, more dangerous, less defensible. They test you by …