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Kia Soul EV Details Revealed, 120-Mile Range Confirmed

We have new details on the upcoming Kia Soul EV, which is set to arrive stateside in 2014. Kia says the electrified hatchback will produce 109 hp and 210 lb-ft of torque from its high-capacity 27-kWh lithium-ion battery and electric motor. The automaker also confirmed previous reports of a …

Need for Speed: Ken Block’s Gymkhana Six in the Ultimate Grid Course

Less than a week after modified Ford Fiesta STs were shown at the 2013 SEMA show, Ken Block returns in Gymkhana Six: The Ultimate Gymkhana Grid Course. In the new video, Block drifts his rally-prepped Fiesta ST RX43 2013 racecar in a real-life Need for Speed playground.<p>Block’s all-wheel-drive …

Nissan Shows Off Its Proprietary Competitor to Google Glass

Google Glass testers flitting about in Silicon Valley may want to tilt their retinal computers west next week, because Nissan is unveiling its own one-eyed contraption called 3E. In a promotional video showing an oiled, half-naked man convulsing uncontrollably, Nissan reveals what appears to be a …

2014 Jaguar F-Type V8 S Roars on Ignition (W/Video)

Testing director Kim Reynolds already gave us a technical rundown of the entire Jaguar F-Type lineup, but on this week’s episode of Ignition host Carlos Lago intends to see what the E-Type successor can do at the track and in the real world.<p>The F-Type V8 S is rated at 488 hp and 461 lb-ft of torque …

TOTD: Have You Ever Driven a Diesel-Powered Car?

Enthusiasts are never shy to express disappointment over being denied forbidden fruit like the Volkswagen GTD and BMW’s M diesels. While plenty of desirable diesel cars are offered outside the U.S., however, a new Honeywell Turbo survey suggests that few Americans have actually driven a diesel …

We Hear: Next Mercedes E-Class to Offer I-4, I-6 Engines

911-Fighting Benz May Be Called GT<p>The next Mercedes-Benz E-Class may offer an inline-six engine, but that’s not the only powertrain update coming to the automaker’s popular midsize sedan. A new report from <i>Autocar</i> suggests inline-three and inline-four engines will be spun off the new engine …

Kia Developing Soul EV for U.S. Market

Kia is creating an electrified Soul. (That’s the car, not the essence of one’s being.) The automaker already has dipped a toe into the EV business with its Korea-only Ray EV, which we briefly sampled in preproduction form two years ago. Lessons learned from that project are being used in the Soul …

A Ferrari fit for a child

“It’s not a simple plastic child’s car with pedals.”<p>Among great automotive understatements of 2013, this would earn a place of privilege. Alain Squindo, vice president of Ontario, Canada-based RM Auctions, was speaking of the Ferrari 180 Testa Rossa, a hand-built confection manufactured in Italy …

Name That Shifter, No. 152 - Feature

On Monday, we presented this week’s shifter and asked you to identify the make and model of the vehicle whence it came. Many of you provided some pretty unique guesses for what car this week’s shifter belongs to, but only Everyonesgrudge correctly identified it as a Ferrari 275 GTB-4. This makes …

2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid

A knobby-tired niche wrapped in a green enigma.<p>Subaru really wanted us (and you) to know two things about its 2014 XV Crosstrek hybrid, its first gas-electric car. One: It has 8.7 inches of ground clearance (the same as the nonhybrid XV Crosstrek, by the way). And two: Toyota, Subaru’s occasional …

Subaru versus the volcano

When Subaru tapped its XV Crosstrek to spawn the company’s first hybrid, it did so with the usual goal of improving fuel economy.<p>But the Japanese automaker has more on the mind than mere miles per gallon. Being a Subaru, the gasoline-electric Crosstrek was expected to perform at least as well as …

Subaru

Perfecto Asymmetrical Motorcycle Jacket by Schott

Reading time: about 1 minute.<p>American<br>• Clothing<br>• Gear<br>• Jackets<br>• Retro<br>• Style<p>The Perfecto Motorcycle jacket is almost certainly the single most iconic piece of …

Leather Jackets

Buell Lightning X1 by Deus Ex Machina

Reading time: about 2 minutes.<p>American<br>• Cafe Racers<br>• Custom<br>• Harley-Davidson<br>• Motorcycles<br>• Retro<p>The decision by Harley-Davidson in 2009 to shut down Buell …

Motorcycles

The Physics of Diffusers: How to Make a Car Really Suck

Gettin' down with downforce.<p>Finessing the Flow <br>The diffuser acts as an expansion chamber to manage the air as it exits from underneath the car and reintegrates it with higher-pressure ambient air. Smoothing this transition reduces turbulence and drag in the car's wake and improves airflow under the …

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EVGA Tegra Note 7 review: Solid stylus features at an affordable price - CNET

MSRP: $199.00<p><b>The Good</b> The <b>EVGA Tegra Note 7</b> has great gaming performance, microSD storage expansion, and a comfortable stylus that delivers a smooth experience.<p><b>The Bad</b> Unless you're using the cover, the embedded groove is useless and uncomfortable. The screen resolution isn't as sharp as some recent …

Gear & Gadgets

A Fascinating Look at How GoPro Became the Best-Selling Camera in the World

The very first GoPro was sold by company founder and CEO Nick Woodman out of his van all the way back in 2004, and it took 35mm film. Fast forward 9 …

'Tis the Season to Flip! Create Your Own Catalogs on Flipboard

‘Tis the Season to Flip! Create Your Own Catalogs on Flipboard<p>Inside Flipboard / November 11, 2013<p>Time to think about gifts, wishlists and holiday …

Are Crocodiles Secret Fruit-Lovers?

Seed dispersal by animals is important for plants to help them occupy new areas of land. Usually bugs, birds, or intrepid kittens do that job. Now we can add crocodiles to that list. A new study reviewed the diets of crocodiles and showed that 13 of 18 species ate fruit of some sort and a wide …

How to test the latest ski and snowboard gear for free

The autumn months don't just mean discount ski getaways and the prospect of hitting a few piste pebbles, they also mark the beginnning of the testing season in many European ski resorts.<p>This means a host of ski and snowboard manufacturers offering their latest products for testing by the public – …

Lexus's CT200h Hybrid Hatchback Updated for 2014, to Debut in China

When Lexus’s CT200h luxurious compact hybrid hatchback was introduced for 2011, it bypassed the premium-compact segment for a subsegment of premium-compact hybrids, of which it was the only game in town. Since then, it’s kept that segment to itself—perhaps a sign that “new” might be worth pursuing, …

Charming Swedish Apartment Exhibiting an Original Floor Plan

It is difficult not to fall for the design creativity and layout this contemporary Swedish apartment puts on display! Located in Gothenburg, Sweden, …