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Is This Unknown Middle Eastern Highway the World's Best Driving Road?

The recently-opened Jebel Jais road could be the UAE's best mountain-kept secret.<p>Car enthusiasts are always on the lookout for new and exciting driving roads. Fortunately, one of the greatest roads out there is basically undiscovered and free of traffic and tourists. It's also almost completely …

What Makes a 4x4 Actually Good Off-Road

We took the 2015 Ford F-150 to America's off-road capital Moab to see what the truck was capable of.<p>The pickup truck is the working man's vehicle of choice. That's been the selling point since the first pickup rolled off Ford Motor Company's assembly line in 1925 with a price tag of just $281. …

VW Polo WRC Redefines The Term Close Call

This 9 second video will blow you away. <br>The days of dangerous, entertaining rally racing didn’t die along with the ban of Group B automobiles. In …

Jules Bianchi dead: How did much loved French F1 driver crash in Japan?

Footage shows the moment when the Formula One driver crashed leaving him with fatal injuries<p>Jules Bianchi dies: All the reaction as F1 world mourns the death of the much-loved young driver<p>This is the horrific moment <b>Formula One</b> driver, <b>Jules Bianchi, crashed at the Japanese Grand Prix</b>.<p>In the clip, …

Rally Legend Tommi Mäkinen To Lead Toyota’s 2017 WRC Return

Finnish rally legend Tommi Mäkinen, a winner of four World Rally Championship titles during the 1990s, will serve as team principal for the Toyota …

Branding Teen Drivers As Newbies Doesn't Prevent Crashes

Nothing says "I'm a new driver" more than a fire-red label stuck to your license plate for all to see. That's what happens in New Jersey to anyone with a learner's permit under age 21. But identifying these newest drivers doesn't necessarily help reduce crash rates, research finds.<p>For young drivers …

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1956 Porsche 356A European Coupe Outlaw Project

This Porsche 356A (chassis 55084) is an early, Max Hoffman-imported “European” model. Partially restored, heavy lifting like rust repair and …

The 10 Quickest Cars Under $25,000 You Can Buy in 2015

To find out exactly what level of quickness in terms of the benchmark 0-to-60-mph sprint a buyer can expect for $25K or less, we dove into the Car and Driver database.

Why Ford is partnering with a hot 3D printing startup

The next time you take your car out for a spin, imagine how much more comfortable it would be if your steering wheel perfectly conformed to the shape …

This Is the Chevy Camaro America Deserves

The sixth generation, arriving later this year, is less gruff while remaining just as gutsy. An exclusive first drive.<p><b>Weight</b>: 3,400 to 3,600 pounds<p><b>Engines</b>: (horsepower not finalized): 2.0-liter turbo four-cylinder, 270 hp; 3.6-liter V-6, 330 hp; 6.2-liter V-8, 440 hp<p><b>Transmissions</b>: Six-speed manual …

2016 Ram 3500 Lets You Tow an Even Bigger House

Need to tow a mobile home? Hell, need to tow a home that’s <i>not</i> mobile (yet)? Here’s your rig. For 2016, the Ram 3500 is rated to tow a monstrous 31,210 pounds, 1210 pounds more than the 2015 Ram 3500 and a mere 10 pounds more than Ford’s F-450 pickup, the tow rating of which stands at “just” 31,200 …

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Blackpool Oldtimer: 1963 TVR Grantura MK III

This 1963 TVR Grantura (chassis TV85621963) is a largely original example that is described by the selling dealer as being a solid driver. Featuring …

The 2019 Lamborghini Asterion Is a 900-Hp Rocket Ship

Lambo's potential answer to the 918 Spyder, P1, and LaFerrari.<p>What It Is<p>A two-seat hybrid GT christened with the name of the original minotaur from Greek mythology. Why? Because Lambos have to be named after bulls and a minotaur is a hybrid of a man and a bull, which is both clever and …

Russian Porsche driver flips out after speeding in rain

A Porsche owner will probably think twice before showing off in the rain after losing control of his car and going airborne after smashing into a …

1962 Triumph TR4 Vintage Race Car

This 1962 Triumph TR4 (chassis CT2916L) has been racing since the early 80’s and comes with photos and logbooks documenting its time on track almost …

It's Official: Mazda CX-3 Is Most Economical Subcompact SUV

The EPA has released fuel-economy figures for the Mazda CX-3, and the new Mazda is able to claim best-in-class ratings for the baby-SUV segment. With front-wheel drive, the CX-3 merits a 29-mpg city rating and 35 on the highway. That beats all comers—but not by a lot.<p>The Honda HR-V, again with …

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Volvo's Lounge Console Is the Ultimate in Chauffeured Pampering

Save for a single-cab pickup with a straight-up bench seat, a true three-seat vehicle is rare. There are basically the McLaren F1, the Ferrari 365P, and, now, this Volvo XC90 concept.<p>Yet since Volvo is owned by Chinese automaker Geely and the Shanghai auto show is positively dripping with money, …

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Here's what the production Honda Civic will look like

Not quite as sporty as the show car, which is not surprising, either.<p>The mega-sporty, aggressively stanced Honda Civic Concept that debuted in New York was a stylized peek at what's to come this fall when the 10th-gen Civic rolls into dealer showrooms.<p>Now, thanks to some detective work by …

Why Ford Reinvented the Best-Selling Vehicle in America

People said it was a gamble. A huge risk. Why take the best-selling vehicle in America and start over? Because Ford knew what no one else did: the aluminum-clad 2015 F-150 was a sure bet all along.<p>You have to remove your wedding ring before you set foot in Davenport Works, the sprawling aluminum …

Craigslist Ad of the Day Is for Used Imperial Star Destroyer

Today’s best Craigslist find comes to us via the RV listings in Humboldt County, California. Dragging this off the property may take some doing. And buyer beware—it has a salvage title.<p>Without further ado, the brilliant ad, in its entirety:<p>“<p>Selling a slightly used Imperial II–class Star …

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Cadillac's Ellinghaus: We Need Own Switchgear, Better Interiors

The last time we sat down with Cadillac marketing boss Uwe Ellinghaus, the idiosyncratic, outspoken German was calling Cad’s German competitors sterile, pronouncing that he didn’t care about customers who had left the brand, claiming that XTS buyers’ money was just as green as ATS buyers’, and put …

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F1 should be more like NASCAR, says Pirelli’s racing boss

On tap this week:<p>Changes needed in F1<br>• NASCAR's marketing savvy<br>• Bad times for Honda<br>• Formula E fallacies<br>• Quote of the Week: Piquet repeats dad's Long Beach success<br>• No more grid girls in Le Mans<p>Hot on the heels of Formula One ringmaster Bernie Ecclestone insisting a week ago at the Malaysian Grand Prix …

Kia Shows Off Stunning Novo Concept at Seoul Auto Show

If you thought that Kia’s design resurgence would start and end with the winsome Optima—it hasn’t really spread throughout the line, in all honesty—feast your eyes on the new Kia Novo concept, which just debuted at the Seoul auto show. Said to preview where Kia is going with its next generation of …

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What 1 Billion Miles Of Driver Data Tells Us About How We Drive

Insurance companies are using data to try to shape driver behavior and reduce accidents–here’s what they’ve found so far.<p>While cruising down the highway may feel to a driver like a solitary activity, vehicles are more connected than ever. Hundreds of millions of drivers worldwide use services like …

This stupid car saved my marriage

Forget counseling. Sometimes, all you need is an excuse to spend more time with your spouse. For us, that excuse is a 2006 Mazda Miata.<p>We leave for California Saturday afternoon, shucking across Tennessee and Arkansas as a line of late-summer thunderstorms shoulder their way East. My wife, Beth, is …

When it comes to Miata horsepower, 155 is enough

Can't we have one car on the market that isn't too fast for its own good?<p>Okay, I admit it. When I heard the official horsepower number for the US-market variant of the next-generation MX-5—and that number is 155, in case you've been crossing the Atlantic on a sailboat during the last few days—my …

Tesla destroys Dodge Challenger Hellcat at dragstrip

But you can bet on a rematch for this one.<p>This matchup was bound to happen.<p>In the near lane, you've got a 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat, a 707-horse dream machine seemingly built as the vehicular embodiment of "AMERICA, F**K YEAH"—a retro-styled ICBM on wheels, one that Dodge says will do the …

The 9 Most Dangerous Things Drivers Do

Don't do these things when you climb behind the wheel.<p>Driving a motor vehicle is dangerous business. According to National Highway Traffic Safety Administration data, the number of traffic accident fatalities in the U.S. has decreased markedly since the early '70s. That said, the number of deaths …

Would You Pay $350k

In 1984, a road-legal car capable of a 4.8-second sprint to 60 mph that could also turn and stop, and was almost practical, sounded like vaporware to most people. It wasn’t: the Sport Quattro, a shortened and improved ur-Quattro, was that car. Not that many people knew about it—it was staggeringly …

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Carmakers Halt Russian Sales Amid Plummeting Ruble

The Russian ruble is in a collapse, having lost more than 40 percent of its value since June. In response, General Motors, Jaguar Land Rover, and Audi have all decided to temporarily halt sales in Russia to wait for more stable times, <i>Automotive News</i> reports.<p>As of Tuesday, GM has suspended sales to …

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