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Mobile Battery Carts: The Answer To Blocked Charging Stations?

The number of public charging stations available to electric-car drivers is growing steadily, but that expansion brings a somewhat delicate …

Lotus F1 Team World Record Truck Jump

Do you ever recall that feeling of finishing your final exam and proclaiming you’d burn all your books in celebration?<p>Well we’re assuming the Lotus …

First Person Mode Makes 'GTA 5' More Horrible Than Ever

You have to hand it to Rockstar: it just made GTA new again. When GTA 5 launched last year, the developer gave us the most fully-realized and detailed world it had ever built, and yet it was hard to not feel something missing. Not only was its story mode badly written and mostly boring, its odd …

Michelin Tweel airless tires officially heading to production

We’ve seen airless tires of various sorts for years, some of them nearly solid, others made with metal spokes or fins that promise a more comfortable …

Ford Teases Our Ears with This Mustang Shelby GT350 Video

Today Ford gave us our first look at the all-new Mustang Shelby GT350—and, boy, is it tasty—but pictures and words do nothing to inform us about the sound of the car’s high-revving 5.2-liter V-8. It’s of particular interest here because the V-8 sports Ford’s first-ever flat-plane crankshaft, a …

Sports Cars

Audi Creates Synthetic Diesel Out of Just Air and Water

Audi announced it has developed an eco-friendly, synthetic diesel that is free of sulfur, which is one of the causes of particulates and soot in diesel-powered vehicles. The fuel derives from what Audi is calling e-diesel Blue Crude, which the automaker says is not only sulfur-free, but also easy …

2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350

Check out 24 photos of the incredible 2016 Shelby GT350, the ultimate Ford Mustang to date, with 500+ hp from a 5.2-liter naturally aspirated flat-crank V8 that revs all they way up to 8200 RPM.<p>24 photos of Ford's wild new circuit shredder.

Sports Cars

Jaguar Registers ‘EV-Type’ Trademark

Is Jaguar working on an electrified vehicle destined to be called the EV-Type?<p>We can’t be sure but the company has just registered the “EV-Type” …

Ford Racing 2015 Mustang GT King Cobra Packs 600+ Horsepower

Already bored with your 2015 Mustang GT’s 435 horsepower? Ford Racing just showed off exactly how crazy you can get with the newest pony, throwing its entire catalog of factory-supported go-fast parts at one unsuspecting coupe. The result is the King Cobra, a 600-plus-horsepower supercharged Stang …

2015 COPO Camaro Debuts, Wants to Burnout on Your Face

You’d be hard-pressed to find four letters in the Chevrolet vernacular that carry as much weight among the bow-tie faithful than, C, O, P, and, uh, O. Smash them together, and you’ve got COPO, an acronym for Central Office Production Order, the semi-secret backdoor system dealers used in the late …

Tesla plans simpler Model S range to tackle EV bottleneck

Tesla plans to cut down on the number of options and variations it offers with the Model S in an attempt to trim complexity and cut down on …

Tesla reports increased sales, delays Model X again

Tesla Motors<p>reported a $75-million loss, about double that of a year ago, and announced another delay for its highly anticipated Model X sport utility vehicle.<p>But other numbers in the earnings report on Wednesday spoke to continuing growth at the maker of high-end electric cars. The company …

Jaguar Confirms All-Wheel-Drive F-Type For L.A. Auto Show, Partners With Bloodhound SSC Team

Jaguar’s F-Type is already available in a number of variants but the expansion of the sports car range is far from complete. The strategy mimics that …

Bloodhound

Europeans Reject Electric-Only Cars, But See The Case For Hybrids - Report

<b></b>Almost nobody in Europe wants to buy an electric car, but luckily for the manufacturers which need to sell alternative vehicles to meet harsh government regulations, there is a little bit more enthusiasm for hybrids.<p>That’s the conclusion of a new report from management consultants PwC’s “Autofacts” …

2015 Chevrolet COPO Camaro is the king of our quarter-mile dreams

Chevy introduced the fourth generation of its COPO Camaro at the SEMA show today; another limited run muscle car that should set drag racing fans' mouths to salivating.<p>Just 69 examples of the 2015 COPO will be built (the same as the first three runs of the car), with customers able to choose …

2015 Mustang gets 600HP+ supercharger boost

If there’s one thing we didn’t doubt about the 2015 Ford Mustang when we drove it in September it was its power, but since there’s probably no such …

With Earnings On Tap, Is It Time For Tesla To Franchise Dealers?

Tesla reports third-quarter earnings after the close today, and in some ways the numbers promise to be a sideshow. The company should provide some clarity on last week’s back and forth between CEO Elon Musk and the <i>Wall Street Journal</i> over whether Tesla’s U.S. demand is, in fact, down from 2013. But …

Ring Brothers stun SEMA with blown, 980-horsepower Chevy Chevelle 'Recoil'

The Ring Brothers are back at it for the 2014 SEMA Show, unveiling a suitably wild 980-horsepower Chevrolet Chevelle that goes by the name of Recoil. Yes, you read that properly.<p>We aren't sure what's more impressive, the immense power of the supercharged, fuel-injected Wegner Motorsports LS7 V8 or …

Range Rover All-Electric Utility Vehicle To Challenge Tesla Model X?

Well, add one more name to the queue of luxury carmakers planning to compete head-to-head with Tesla Motors and its electric cars.<p>According to …

Steeda's 2015 Ford Mustang Pumps Out 775 hp, Looks the Business

2014 may be the Year of the Horse in China, but apparently, it’s the Year of the Horse in Las Vegas, too, where you can’t throw a potsticker at the SEMA show without hitting a tuned Ford Mustang. One of the most compelling of the breed comes from the folks at Steeda Autosports, who have announced …

Pokémon's Famous Missingno Glitch, Explained

Over the years, people have battled and captured hundreds of Pokémon. And while everyone has their favorite, no pocket monster is as infamous as …

New Mirror's Edge speed run will make you seasick

Twitch user Requiem720 has just busted the world record for speed running the beloved first-person platformer <i>Mirror's Edge</i>. With an "any %" run of 36:41 (34:11 minus the loading screens), they've put in an amazing feat that is beautiful and dizzying to watch.<p>Requiem720 wants to continue improving …

Watch this Lamborghini Aventador shoot flames and light itself on fire

The stationary revving of high-horsepower, high-cylinder-count Italian engines may be an adolescent pleasure among the world's wealthy, but it's a mechanical display of machismo we're usually prepared to indulge simply because it sounds so great. And it's a spectacle made all the better when one's …

Tesla Model S Dashboard: Teardown Analysis Reveals Tablet-Like Construction

With its massive 17-inch touchscreen display and very few secondary controls, the dashboard of a Tesla Model S electric car looks like nothing else …

FR-S with Targa-style top leads Scion's SEMA brigade

The Scion brand seems to be a bit rudderless in the auto industry at the moment. The company just doesn't seem to know what audience it wants to appeal to. For this year's SEMA Show in Las Vegas, the automakers is kind of just going wild with bizarre customs like a turbocharged FR-S with a targa …

How Electric Superchargers Went from Fantasy to Feasibility

Until recently, electric superchargers may as well have been perpetual motion machines. Thanks to motorsport and advancement in power storage technologies, they're now close to hitting the road.<p><i>(Photo Credit: Chris Philpot)</i><p>Until recently, electric superchargers might as well have been perpetual …

Uber's real-time strategy game Human Resources lets you do battle as an apocalypse

The developer behind <i>Monday Night Combat</i> and Kickstarter-backed real-time strategy game <i>Planetary Annihilation</i> is returning to the crowd-funding platform for a new venture: an RTS called <i>Human Resources</i> in which players fight as apocalyptic factions, harvest humans and battle for the shattered scraps …

How Double Fine handles menopause and incest in family-driven RPG Massive Chalice

Double Fine's turn-based strategy game <i>Massive Chalice</i> is heavy on bloodlines. Set during a conflict that spans several lifetimes, players can't get too attached to a single character, or even a generation of characters. Death is inevitable. If the battlefield doesn't claim you, old age will.<p><i>Massive</i> …

This is What Happens When You Sex Up the Tesla Model S... Even More

Steve Saleen says his changes to the Tesla Model S in the form of the Saleen FourSixteen make it sound "like something that should be screaming down Mulsanne straight" and improve overall performance without hurting battery range.<p>(All Photos: Zach Bowman)<p>From hot-rodded Mustangs to the S7 supercar, …

What It Takes To Build A Tesla Supercharger DC Fast-Charging Site

As more public charging stations are built, electric-car drivers have access to increasingly-large areas of the U.S.<p>Owners of the Tesla Model S …