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2015 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 Review - Long-Term Update 2

The Analog Supercar<p>Among auto enthusiasts there exists a small but vocal minority that hates computers. Not all computers — just the ones designed to make a sports car safer and/or faster around a corner. Such computers are referred to condescendingly as “nannies” by most enthusiasts, but these …

2015 Alfa Romeo 4C Review

The Alfa Romeo 4C is spectacular, an exotic “baby Ferrari” that has taken me from point A to point B with more than the normal diversions in-between, …

Bahrain GP: Lewis Hamilton cruises to victory to extend F1 lead

• Hamilton collects third win of the season in Bahrain • Raikkonen pips Rosberg to second place to deny Mercedes one-two • Read Michael Butler’s lap-by-lap report here • Hamilton: Mercedes still the best in the world ahead of Ferrari<p>Under the glare of the floodlights in the desert, it was …

Motor Racing

The 540C is the everyday McLaren

McLaren's goal with the entry-level Sport Series model was to create something exhilarating that could be daily-driven. Don't be surprised if owners actually do.<p>Calling the McLaren 540C the budget car in the lineup is to do it a disservice. Like its 570S sibling, the 540C is going to offer a …

McLaren 540C - The Official Photos

McLaren shows off a baby supercar that doesn't give up much performance for a huge discount over not only the 650S, but also the 570S.<p>McLaren shows off a baby supercar that doesn't give up much performance for a huge discount over not only the 650S, but also the 570S.

The 1,000 HP "I-DEMON" R34 Skyline GTR - TST in NZ

2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 Convertible Start Up, Test Drive, and In Depth Review

Acura confirms more 2016 NSX details

3.5-Liter Twin-Turbo V6, Aluminum Components, Advanced AWD, And More<p>Acura served up a slew of engineering details about the soon-to-launch 2016 NSX. Fittingly, they were explained at a dinner at the SAE International World Congress in Detroit, where morsels about the new Acura supercar were likely …

James May Won't Do Top Gear Without Jeremy Clarkson

Right on the heels of the BBC’s announcement that the remaining episodes of <i>Top Gear</i> Season 22 will be aired sometime this year, co-host James May is coming out with a strong proclamation: He simply won’t return to the show without Jeremy Clarkson.<p>That’s what the BBC star and, apparently, weird-hat …

Top Gear

2016 Chevy Corvette Z06 C7.R Edition brings track style to the road

The Chevrolet Corvette has a long history of excelling at endurance racing, and continues to dominate today. To celebrate that legacy, Chevy is bringing some of the look of its track machine to the road with the 2016 Corvette Z06 C7.R Edition. These machines might be gone faster than the racecar's …

Sports Cars

Is the Placebo Effect in Your DNA?

Some people feel better after dummy treatments, while others feel no difference unless the drugs are real. A new paper argues that the difference may come down to genetics.<p>The first real, physical proof of the placebo effect came in 1978. Running a study on patients who had recently had their …

Evidence of liquid water found on Mars

<b>Nasa's Curiosity rover has found that water can exist as a liquid near the Martian surface.</b><p>Mars should be too cold to support liquid water at the surface, but salts in the soil lower its freezing point - allowing briny films to form.<p>The results lend credence to a theory that dark streaks seen on …

Geoscience

6 New Cars That Show Automakers What to Do Next

Last week, the auto industry—executive bigwigs and members of the press alike—descended on Manhattan for the biggest car show on the continent. The …

This Scrapyard Contains the World’s Second-Largest Air Force

A tour of "the Boneyard," where old planes sit baking in the Arizona desert heat, waiting to be recycled or transported to US allies.<p>The United States currently boasts 5,448 active aircraft, giving it the world's largest air force by far. Russia comes in second with what is generally estimated to …

Military

Alonso will retire after McLaren stint

Two-time world champion Fernando Alonso says McLaren will be his final team in Formula 1 before he retires from the sport.<p>The Spanish driver, 33, …

Valet hits wrong pedal, destroys Ferrari 599 GTO

Some honest mistakes are more expensive than others.<p>Well, that left a mark.<p>When 38-year-old valet Roberto Cinti took the keys to this Ferrari 599 GTO from its owner in Rome, he surely planned to park it uneventfully and go on with his normal afternoon. Instead, the opposite of all those things …

FIA puts fuel flow spotlight on Ferrari and Mercedes

Ferrari and Mercedes will be in the FIA’s spotlight this weekend in China, as some weeks ago we reported that the governing body had told teams that …

Motorsport

Red Bull changes Formula 1 brake package for Chinese Grand Prix

The Red Bull Formula 1 team has reverted from Hitco brakes to the Brembo specification it used in 2014 after its troubled Malaysian Grand …

Auto Racing

Did A Giant Asteroid Impact Make Earth's Rock Crust Splash Like Water?

Next year, scientists will start drilling into the issue<p>Over 65 million years ago, when a 6-mile wide asteroid slammed into the earth with the force of a billion atomic bombs, it left a crater 110 miles wide.<p>The Chicxulub crater, just off the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico, is best known for being the …

Geology

Hero builds 697-horsepower, 552-ci Ford V12

What do you do if you have a couple of old Cleveland 302s laying around? If you're Jan Baker, you cut them up, weld them back together, and build the mighty V12 Ford never built.<p>The guy you see wrenching in this photo is Jan Baker: madman, genius, and my new personal hero.<p>Baker built the …

LG G4 camera gets a resolution bump to match Galaxy S6

In classic LG fashion, the upcoming flagship G4 smartphone is being gradually revealed in a trickle of small announcements detailing its new features and specs. Earlier this week, we found out that the G4 will be among the leaders in terms of camera aperture, besting Samsung by the thinnest of …

Phones

2016 Acura NSX Dissected: Powertrain, Chassis, and More

Repeatedly rewired in flight, the future NSX sure isn't what it used to be.<p>From the April 2015 issue<p>Acura clearly wants to get this thing right. The original aluminum-intensive 1991 NSX was a stunner, a sunrise of engineering inspiration that chased away the darkness in the realm of sports cars and …

Jay Leno

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The Pentagon's $10-billion bet gone bad

Leaders of the U.S. Missile Defense Agency were effusive about the new technology.<p>It was the most powerful radar of its kind in the world, they told Congress. So powerful it could detect a baseball over San Francisco from the other side of the country.<p>If North Korea launched a sneak attack, the …

Military

Read the letter Bill Gates sent to Microsoft employees for the company's 40th anniversary

On April 4th, 1975, Bill Gates and Paul Allen started a little company named Microsoft. You probably know the story from there: Gates went on to become the wealthiest man in the world, and then gradually pulled back from his company to focus on broad philanthropic efforts through the Bill & Melinda …

2016 McLaren 570S: Base Price for Base McLaren

According to Donna Falconer, the product manager for McLaren’s new Sports Series models, the 2016 570S “is going to be the most attainable and usable McLaren to date.” Put another way, the new sports car was created purely to bring McLaren down into the almost-affordable realm occupied by …

McLaren

BMW can't build its $135,000 plug-in hybrid fast enough

Gas may be cheap right now, but even the well-to-do prefer not to burn it. BMW is doubling the production pace of its 357 horsepower i8 plug-in hybrid car -- which runs 23 miles or so on electricity alone -- to around 20 vehicles per day. The automaker is bumping the numbers to meet demand and cut …

Ford F-150 Raptor virtual driving chair has a seatbelt — and you'll need it

NEW YORK — Fear the Raptor.<p>That's what the Ford F-150 Raptor driving simulator, lurking on the lower level of the Javits Center at the New York Auto …