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Why Knitted Footwear Is Such A Huge Innovation

Since pretty much the dawn of the Industrial Age, shoes have been made like this: pieces of leather and other materials cut and sewn together in what's called the "upper," then glued to a hard sole. Despite the machine element, much is still done by hand, with skilled workers needed to put the …

Shoes

10 Reasons Why 'Top Gear' Is The Greatest Show On TV

Hosted by the charismatic trio of Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, and James May, "Top Gear's" unorthodox and irreverent approach to automotive journalism has made it popular with fans and critics worldwide. Since its inception in 1977 as an automotive news magazine and the show's 2002 reboot into …

Ferrari LaFerrari vs McLaren P1 vs Porsche 918 Spyder

Geneva is the supercar show, and always has been. But every so often it surpasses itself, spewing out entire Top Trumps-worth of the things. This …

McLaren

In Geneva, McLaren lops top off of its 650S

In an entirely expected turn of events, McLaren has showed the Spider version of its new 650S at the Geneva motor show.<p>And boy is it a radical departure from the coupe. It's got... no, only joking, it's just as you would expect, mechanically identical but with the addition of a two-part folding …

Auto Shows

Swiss mix: Memorable metal from the Geneva motor show

Automotive Design

Track-day trinity: Huracán, 650S and Alfieri

For the car industry, as in politics, Switzerland is neutral territory.<p>That means top executives attending the Geneva motor show are more willing to go off script than at more closely watched shows, where the media scrums run thick and unforgiving. The cars these executives bring to Geneva, too, …

Maserati

The wild one: Top Gear drives SLS AMG GT Final Edition

What’s this? A sad farewell, that’s what.<p>This is the last-ever version of the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG, dubbed the “GT Final Edition”. And it's only available in a limited run of 350 models. In fact we should have labelled this a “last drive”.<p><b>What! They're killing off the SLS?</b><p>Yep. As we told you late …

Mercedes-Benz

A one-two punch from Porsche

The GTS badge has a very special place in the hearts of Porsche purists. The moniker dates to the vaunted 904 Carrera GTS of 1963, and in the ensuing decades it has been with administered only to cars that achieve “a specific standard of performance and uniqueness.” This year, at long last, …

North America

Meet the $1.25m Hennessey Venom World’s Fastest Edition

Last month, Top Gear revealed that the Hennessey Venom GT hit 270.49mph at the Kennedy Space Centre. The highest speed ever recorded by a production car.<p>This feat of engineering earned the company a Guinness World Record, but not for the fastest production car (Bugatti still has that one). The GT …

Sports Cars

Ferrari 458, reimagined

A Dutch design firm has announced plans to build a limited edition version of the Ferrari 458 Italia. And when we mean limited edition, we mean, erm, one. And it'll look like the picture above.<p>It's the design work of Ugur Sahin, based in the Netherlands, who confirmed to TopGear.com that they've …

Supercars

Natural gas gets a pressure test at 270mph

Royal Dutch Shell and its Pennzoil subsidiary have launched a new motor oil formulation, and the product is… well, it’s a gas.<p>More to the point, Pennzoil’s Ultra Platinum synthetic oil utilises natural gas for its base, marking a break from regular and synthetic oils that are typically built on a …

Natural Gas

One diesel sports car to rule them all

Back in 2006, boutique British carmaker Trident announced a plan to build a 200mph diesel-powered supercar. It was an audacious promise, to be sure, but the company followed through, building a running prototype in 2008 – right around the time Audi unwrapped a version of its R8 supercar with a …

General Motors