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The Science Of Why You Should Spend Your Money On Experiences, Not Things

You don’t have infinite money. Spend it on stuff that research says makes you happy.<p>Most people are in the pursuit of happiness. There are economists who think happiness is the best indicator of the health of a society. We know that money can make you happier, though after your basic needs are met, …

Happiness

Is this the F1 car of the future?

Formula One fan designs potential 2017 Red Bull racer. With 1000bhp. Yes please

Formula One

Unleashing a Monster (Hopefully)

Joshua Ben Longo on what it really takes to crowd-fund and mass-produce a terrifyingly cute area rug.<p>Growing up, Joshua Ben Longo was plagued with …

Subaru BRZ tS First Drive

No Additional Power, but No Hysteresis Either<p>If you’ve been holding your breath for the Subaru BRZ to get a turbocharger or some kind of power bump, it’s time to exhale. It ain’t coming. We put your request directly to Subaru‘s top brass in Japan, and it went over like asking for ketchup at a sushi …

Williams F1 Pit Crew: Coolest Stormtroopers ever

When a haberdasher supplies all your team apparel, cool promo videos like this happen.<p>Hackett London is a fine haberdasher...and the official apparel/uniform supplier for the Williams Formula 1 team. What happens when the Williams pit crew swaps their firesuits for for fitted suits?<p>Basically, the …

Absolute Gem: Diamond Atelier’s BMW R100R

We’re calling it: the custom boxer movement has reached critical mass. More BMWs are rolling off workbenches than ever before, so builders have to look at Bavaria’s sweetheart with fresh eyes to get noticed.<p>This neo-noir BMW R100R from Diamond Atelier is more of a swift kick to the jaw than a …

Motorcycles

Ever wonder what makes Christian von Koenigsegg tick?

The Swedish horsepower junkies at Koenigsegg just keep growing both in terms of engine output from its creations and actual production. The company arrived at the Geneva Motor Show with two new models: the Agera RS with <i>just</i> 1,160 horsepower and the Regera plug-in hybrid with over 1,500 hp. Company …

Koenigsegg

McLaren 675LT: Built to slay the Ferrari 458 Speciale

If you think this is some garden-variety tweaked 650S, you're missing the point.<p>Measuring a miniscule 1.34 inches longer than the regular 650S, judged purely on its plume, McLaren's 'Longtail' 675LT looks like a classic case of over-promising and under-delivering. But it's not about the tail, says …

McLaren 675LT Limited To Just 500 Examples Worldwide: Video

The latest addition to the McLaren fleet of supercars, the 675LT, has made its debut at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show. The car is a hotter version of …

McLaren P1 GTR: For $3 mil, it's the ultimate track toy

Wanna drive the world's great racetracks? You can start as a kid and hope for that big F1 break, or you can become a wealthy enough to buy the $3,000,000 McLaren P1 GTR.

McLaren 675LT hits 62 mph in 2.9 seconds

McLaren has unveiled a new hyper car that will make its official debut at the Geneva motor show in March. The car is called the McLaren 675LT and it …

4 advanced snow and ice driving tips from a pro racer

Two-time DTM champion Mattias Ekstrom goes faster and harder in snow and ice than most mortals can on tarmac. Here's how he does it.<p>I can't believe the traction. Mattias Ekstrom, two-time DTM champion, gives a quick shake to the wheel, but our course doesn't change until his foot feathers the …

Look Inside an Elite Cyberwarrior's Surprisingly Designed Base of Operations

As the founder of Counter Hack Challenges, Ed Skoudis describes himself as an "InfoSec Geek," which means "information security expert" to us …

Must Watch: Rally Driver Explains How to Go Fast on Snow and Ice

Rallying is, by definition, insane. In its most familiar modern form, the recipe is to take a sensible little compact hatchback, stuff it to bursting with turbo horsepower and all-wheel drive, and then pinball the thing down the most treacherous, least-passable goat path you can find.<p>Not …

Motorsport

The Toyota 86 Style Cb is perfectly Japanese

Only in Japan would the elemental sports coupe get a luxury edition that's more than just a smattering of leather bits in the cabin. This 86 has gone under the knife for a nosejob.

Rumor Has It The New Nissan GT-R Is Coming in 2018

The current Nissan GT-R is still a monster. With a 545-hp twin-turbo, tenacious all-wheel-drive, and a zero-to-60 time that can dip below three seconds, it earned the “Godzilla” nickname long ago. But it has been on sale in the U.S. since 2008, and while the car has received plenty of mild updates …

Nissan GT-R

Lamborghini turns empty tunnel into a launch tube

An Aventador. At night. In an empty tunnel. It sounds as super as you'd think.<p>UK photographer Alex Penfold is a <i>great</i> shooter, and if you like car porn, you should immediately follow him on Flickr, Tumblr, Instagram, and Twitter.<p>He recently finished a session with this satin chrome Lamborghini …

Next Nissan GT-R looks set for 2018 debut

Nissan design honcho Shiro Nakamura drops hints on the next Godzilla.<p>The current Nissan GT-R is still a monster. With a 545-hp twin-turbo ( or 600 hp in mighty NISMO guise), tenacious all-wheel-drive, and a 0-60 time that can dip below three seconds, it more than holds up the …

Nissan Juke Nismo RSnow swaps tires for tank-like treads

If you’ve had to deal with a buried or stuck car over the past couple of snowy weeks, Nissan‘s new Juke Nismo RSnow will look especially appealing: …

Cable Car Transformed into Luxury Room Suspended Above the French Alps

Adventurous travelers can now direct their wanderlust towards Airbnb's daring, redesigned cable car-turned-luxury accommodation. It's suspended in midair above the Courcheval ski resort in the French Alps. But, before you book your plane ticket, know that it's not available for just anyone to rent. …

French Alps

Top 5: The world's best custom BMW R nineTs

BMW came out swinging when they released the R nineT. Even before the bike went on sale, it was farmed out to some of the world’s top custom builders: a clear indication of BMW’s new-found love for the custom scene.<p>There’s a lot to love about the R nineT itself. It’s powered by the punchy 1200cc …

Motorcycles

The Psychology Of Fear: How Tough Mudder Designs Obstacles To Torture You

Ice, barbed wire, and electric shocks: The lead designer behind Tough Mudder talks about designing addictive torture.<p>“Run through a field of live wires that sure as hell don’t tickle,” Tough Mudder writes on its YouTube Channel. “Watch out for hay bales and deep sinkholes, or you will face-plant …

Toyota Finalizing Customer Rally Version of GT86 (That’s the Scion FR-S to You)

Toyota Motorsport GmbH has been working on a rally kit for the GT86 (that’s the Scion FR-S for us North Americans) for a good long while. For customers, the wait for the so-called CS-R3 has probably been both gratifying—TMG wants to get the car dialed in, after all—and frustrating. It’s hard …

Motorcycles

For $5,000, assemble your Corvette Z06 engine yourself

Just remember: Righty tighty, lefty loosey<p>The do-it-yourself movement centers around two linked principles: learning a skill and saving money. Chevy's Engine Build Experience, which lets Corvette Z06 buyers spend a day hand-assembling the supercharged,650-horsepower engine that will go in their …

This Is Why Various Engine Types Sound So Different – Feature

From the January 2015 issue of <b>Car and Driver</b><p>What separates a Porsche flat-six from a Toyota Avalon V-6—aside from the bank angle, the power output, the engine location, and your interest in owning one? At full throttle, the Porsche belts out an aggressive mechanical rasp while the Avalon mutters a …

Toyota

Villa Blåbär, a House Located in Nacka, Sweden by pS Arkitektur

Villa Blåbär – Modern architecture in harmony with Sweden’s nature.<p>The team of pS Arkitektur has completed Villa Blåbär, a house located in Nacka, …

Architecture

Is this the most sideways GT86 ever?

Gratuitous slow-mo oversteer shot? Check. Complete ignorance of correct grammar? Naturally. Needless high-fiving? Of course.<p>All the drift video …

Toll Roads

Why YouTube Is the Best Place to Learn How to Fix Cars

Or: How to make it in life without a car-obsessed father.<p>From the January 2015 issue of <b>Car and Driver</b><p>If the War on Drugs gave us nothing else, it at least provided some enduringly quotable anti-drug ads. An entire generation fondly recalls the TV spot where a dad confronts his son over some wacky …

Trends

Back To The Future: custom Honda Nighthawk

Some custom shops like to breathe new life into old motorcycles. Others put a vintage spin on modern machinery.<p>Tito and Jose of Spain’s Macco Motors have gone for the vintage approach with this CB750, and it works a treat. You’d never guess at first glance, but it’s actually a 2002 Honda—the model …

Motorcycles