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Holy crap! Watch (and hear) the McLaren P1 destroy the Nürburgring with a sub-7-minute run --> http://bit.ly/1cdgx6N Be sure to turn up your volume.

Bugatti just sold the 400th Veyron, and it was one of these, a Legend 'Jean-Pierre Wimille' Grand Sport Vitesse. Details --> http://bit.ly/19kmcqQ

1971 Lotus Elan Vintage Racer

This 1971 Lotus Elan was built into a semi-tube-framed racer from a burned-out shell in the ’90s, and given that history it looks very impressive. …

Watch a car get built in two minutes

Have a SEAT, and watch this video.<p>One of the most amazing things about modern automobiles that often gets overlooked is the efficiency with which they're produced. This is especially true for mass-market cars produced in large numbers, which are designed to be snapped together like an Ikea office …

Man arrested for stealing part of Paul Walker Porsche wreck

Humans are odd creatures. Some of us collect things associated with bad events, particularly when it comes to cars. Your author, for example, has the grille of his wrecked 2004 Mini Cooper S hanging on the wall. As a more extreme example, an 18-year-old Californian is in trouble with the LA police, …

Gran Turismo 6 team rebuilds Mario Andretti's first racecar

<i>Gran Turismo 6</i> hits the shelves today, y'all. Unless you're waiting for Santa to stuff a copy in your stocking (or have been embargoed from buying video games until after the holidays by well-meaning loved ones), you should probably go out an pick up a copy of The Real Driving Simulator's latest …

Surprise! This is the new supercharged LT4 V-8 that's going in the 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06. Details --> http://bit.ly/IwET3V

House Proposes Federal Fuel-Tax Hike: Will the Money Go Where It's Supposed To?

In a perfect nation, higher taxes would guarantee higher levels of service. But for a U.S. government that attempts to serve more than 317 million people, that common sense often doesn’t apply. That’s why a proposed federal gas tax hike and a potential mileage tax may not do much to help our roads, …

Bike Lanes

Speed is Main Focus in Paul Walker Crash, Man Arrested

While several are still mourning over the death of actor Paul Walker, investigators are hard at work in trying to determine what caused the 2005 Porsche Carrera GT to crash into a light pole. Although investigators have ruled out drag racing, they do believe speed was a factor.<p>Police received a tip …

Behold Sector111's "Project Dragon." It has 430 horsepower and is pretty darn bad ass if you ask us. Details --> http://bit.ly/18pmK1z

Is the $1.4M LaFerrari sold out?

If you look at the stratospheric sticker prices on the latest generation of hypercars and wonder how an automaker could possibly justify it, bear in mind a few factoids. For one thing, even when the sticker prices start lower, they quickly balloon past the million-dollar mark. For another, …

Audi already teasing, testing next R18 e-tron quattro

You can't debate Audi's record in endurance racing. With 12 victories at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, it comes second only to Porsche in the history books of the famous endurance race – only in Audi's case, all of those victories have come in the last 14 years, losing only twice: once to its partner …

Bentley Continental GT Speed review

The Honda S800 is better than coffee

It's over 9000!<p>Do the guys behind beloved Japanese automotive series <i>Best Motoring</i> just hang out and be awesome all day? The short answer is "yes," but don't takeour word for it—here's another piece of evidence to support the theory. We apologize for the lack of subtitles, but you'll forgive us when …

Superbikes

Volvo, Polestar reveal new 2014 V8 Supercars engine

When Volvo needs more Swede speed, they turn to the guys in blue.<p>Polestar is to Volvo what AMG is to Mercedes, what M is to BMW, and so on. It's the in-house tuning and racing division responsible for turning out bright blue, limited-number creations like the Polestar S60, the C30, and, more …

Last of the Shelby King Cobras heads to auction

Carroll Shelby's other V8 hybrid had even more venom.<p>In the fall of 1963, Carroll Shelby's racing team already had the SCCA championship in the bag as well as that of the US Road Racing Championship. His front-engined, small-block Cobras were wiping the floor with the competition, but he knew they …

LeMons Torture Test Revisited: A 2013 Update, #74-71

<i>[Author’s note: This piece has included immeasurable amounts of help from both Murilee Martin and from 24 Hours of LeMons’ Associate Perp Nick Pon.</i> …

How Singer Turns a Porsche 911 Into Art

Watch an 830 hp Scion FR-S drift the Oregon Trail

Ryan Tuerck lives out a mad fantasy.<p>When professional drifter Ryan Tuerck gets new mods on his car, he tests them out in a rather unconventional way. Tuerck competes in the Formula Drift series in an 800+ hp Scion FR-S, which is powered by a 2JZ-GTE Toyota engine—the same turbocharged, straight-six …

In 4 hours, I learned 5 things about the 2014 Corvette Convertible

Same Corvette, less roof.<p>We've been chasing these rain clouds up the mountains outside of Palm Springs for the better part of an hour. The thermometer finally dips below 40degrees, and the sweet smell of precipitation settles into the cabin before the first drops hit the windshield. The top is …

Ford Apparently Looking at Alternative Powertrain Options for Mustang

A report from Australian website GoAuto.com.au has surfaced with indications that Ford is exploring several non-traditional powertrain options for the 2015 Mustang. Responding to a GoAuto inquiry on the possibility of a diesel Stang, Ford’s global powertrain head Bob Fascetti says that the …

Sports Cars

Toyota Reportedly Bringing Concept to Detroit Auto Show Previewing Supra Successor

Toyota reportedly is developing a successor to the Supra—something we haven’t seen since the FT-HS concept debuted at the Detroit auto show in 2007.

Detroit Auto Show

Here are the worst games you played this year

Last week, I asked you to share your stories about the worst new games you played all year.<p>I am so sorry I asked.<p><b>Sephzilla:</b><p>The correct answer has to …

Terraria on PS Vita: Launch dates confirmed

505 Games has announced that the PS Vita version of <i>Terraria</i> has been officially approved for release by Sony. It's been a long time coming, but it's …

Konami requests Skullgirls be 'delisted' on PSN, XBLA

Konami has requested the takedown of the PlayStation Network and Xbox Live Arcade editions of <i>Skullgirls</i>, according to design director Mike Zaimont during a recent developer livestream.<p>According to Zaimont, Sony contacted the developer after the request had been submitted and approved without Lab …

4chan backwards

<b>A hoax set of instructions to make the Xbox One backwards compatible originates from 4chan and reportedly kills the console.</b><p>4chan is up to its tricks …

Internet

Star Citizen will continue to expand its team to meet new needs

Cloud Imperium's space combat sim <i>Star Citizen</i> continues to amass funds and achieve new stretch goals, but creator Chris Roberts is expanding to meet new needs as well, the designer recently told Ten Ton Hammer.<p>According to Roberts, Cloud Imperium continues to add more team members to address the …

Reality Check - The Future of Game Control

What does the future have in store for the way we control video games? Cam investigates in Reality Check.

When Two Worlds Collide: Microsoft | Xbox Series vs/ Sony | Playstation Series

This post has not been edited by the GamesBeat staff. Opinions by GamesBeat community writers do not necessarily reflect those of the staff.<p>It has been the Decade’s Debate. What first was the argument, who was the better programmer; Microsoft, Sony, Nintendo, or Atari, things have changed …

Valve engineer builds mouth, bum controllers for gaming

<b>Valve engineer Ben Krasnow has built alternative gaming controllers that are manipulated by the player's tongue and body weight.</b><p>Valve's engineers get …

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