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AT&T Provides Best Coverage at Top U.S. Airports, Study Finds

If you're constantly jet-setting across the continental United States, you know that not all airports are created equal – especially when it comes to …

The Pebble App Store Is Open: Here's What to Grab First

Pebble has finally opened up its long-awaited app store, and not a moment too soon. We're ready to see what a smartwatch can <i>really</i> do with a thriving …

You Can Swipe This Enchanted iPhone Cover to Answer Calls

Even though they add bulk and cover up Jony Ive's elegant designs, I'm an unapologetic case guy when it comes to my iPhone. As such, I've slapped …

Review: Blacksumac Piper

There's a new battle going on in tech, and the coveted prize is a spot in your home. Companies like Roomba and Nest, who put innovative spins on …

Google's Nexus 5 Now Comes in Burn-Your-Eyes-Out Red

Google's Nexus 5 smartphone now comes in red. We had one shipped here to the office, and it's not your usual red, sensual and modest. This is a …

Top Gear’s big 50, distilled

For Range Rovers, England to India – the hard way

The Silk Road is not so much a road as it is the memory of one.<p>The route, which linked Europe and Asia more than 2,000 years ago, meanders 10,000 miles across some of the world’s least hospitable terrain. In other words, Land Rover territory.<p>As a final shakedown of the coming Range Rover Hybrid, a …

The unbearable lightness of the Lotus Evora S

The old piano-bar standard The Streets of Baltimore tells of a husband who takes his wife to the port city, only to return alone to Tennessee after having lost his love to the town’s nightlife.<p>A visit to Charm City, Maryland, for the IndyCar series’ Baltimore Grand Prix left me feeling that the …

Porsche 911 Turbo and Turbo S cabrios revealed

One of the fastest and most useable supercars in the world is now available without a roof.<p>When we first drove the new Porsche Turbo S, it was literally too fast for our eyes. The way the four-wheel-drive, four-wheel-steer monster put down 553bhp and a ludicrous 553 torques and proceeded to shoot …

AMC Eagle, the unlikely trail-blazer

American Motors Corporation knew from lemons.<p>The Eagle was the kind of segment-busting product that engineers and marketers spend entire careers trying to create.<p>The company, an amalgamation of respected old US brands like Nash, Hudson and Willys, was perpetually a decade late and a few million …

The new Range Rover Sport: Going beyond, con brio

For a moment, put aside thoughts about what the typical manicured owner of a new Range Rover Sport will do with their vehicle, which is doubtless very little relative to the scope of its abilities, and imagine what they could do, which is quite a lot indeed.<p>Since its debut in 2005, Land Rover’s …

Today in history: 'T' time

One hundred and five years ago today, car-buyers in the US got a look at something new as Henry Ford's ninth production vehicle, the Model T, goes on sale.<p>At a time when a typical unskilled US worker earned less than $400 per year (company founder Henry Ford didn’t institute his celebrated $5 …

Mercedes-Benz CLA: Luxury on the cheap?

Mercedes-Benz does not fly coach.<p>So when the three-pointed star – that talisman for all that is powerfully, luxuriously, stoutly German – is mentioned by executives in the same breath as Honda and Ford, toxicologists swab the Riesling glasses for trace psychedelics.<p>The disruptive force in the …

McLaren 12C GT Sprint: The gentleman’s racer

McLaren Automotive has never built a car – with the possible exception of the somewhat oafish Mercedes-Benz SLR McLaren – that did not have the soul of a Le Mans winner. The MP4-12C is no exception.<p>This year, the British sports-car maker expands its menu with the 12C GT Sprint, a car that is more …

Week in pictures: Viper losing its charm?

Magnificent sixes

From Britain, an Escalade of a different stripe

Should we call this the Cadillac of interiors?<p>Not to be outshined by the 2015 Escalade, which made its debut in New York on 7 October, a British customiser has rolled out a bespoke interior for the luxury SUV’s previous generation.<p>The services of Essex-based Carisma Auto Design are called on when a …

Sesto Elemento: Hammond drives Lambo’s carbon life form

This is like being in a cage full of vets tending a dragon.<p>A bizarre image to have in my head but, given the scene, it’s the only thing I can think of.<p>The Lamborghini Sesto Elemento. One of just 20 in existence. Two million pounds, more power to weight than a Bugatti Veyron, zero to 60mph in under …

Week in pictures: Dawn Down Under

Heart-shaped boxes: The 10 greatest vans

Counting down Top Gear’s 41 most memorable moments

Solving electric cars’ quiet problem

In the realm of electric and hybrid vehicles, a controversy rages that has nothing to do with batteries, fuel efficiency or carpool-lane access.<p>It concerns their sound – or rather, the lack thereof – and rival schools have emerged. The first argues that EVs should remain quiet, void of any added …

Chevy's Corvette-powered Camaro storms the Nurburgring

Chevrolet has hit upon the novel idea of using a little known area of challenging forest draped with intermittent terror and tarmac called ‘Nurburgring' to test the capability of its new Camaro Z/28. It posted a lap time. It was quite fast.<p>How fast? 7m 37.47s. In isolation, that sounds incredibly …

At 205mph, meet the world’s fastest electric car

Electric cars are slow and dull, right? Not so fast, says Lord Paul Drayson.<p>On 15 October, the British peer and racing driver set a slew of speed records behind the wheel of his Lola Drayson electric prototype racer, including a run of 205.139mph (333.271kph). That speed represents the average of a …

Car-spotting: 1973 fuel crisis

Impalas and Imperials and Mustangs, oh my!<p>What can you spot in this early-morning view of a service station in Portland, Oregon, snapped during the oil crisis of 1973? Gasoline was sold on a first-come, first-served basis, with fill-ups limited to five gallons per car. The fuel shortage began on 17 …

Trailer thrash: Ariel Atoms amok

Every good story starts with an Ariel Atom towing a trailer full of Spam.<p>And if you think we’ve gone mad, let me reassure you that an unhealthy amount of processed pig is not the only thing in there. We also have a Teasmade, a gazebo and a portable loo. These are stacked on top of jerrycans and …

At the Winter Olympics, Ferrari hits a different track

Ferrari is not an automaker that is traditionally known for its mastery of ice. Until now.<p>Amid preparations for the launch of the 950-horsepower LaFerrari hybrid supercar, the Italian automaker has found the time to design and construct a lightweight, highly aerodynamic bobsled for the Italian …

How quick is the new Alfa Romeo 4C around the 'Ring?

‘Tis the season for automakers to squeal tires on Germany’s vaunted Nurburgring Nordschleife. For a production car with performance intent, a great lap time on the 14.2-mile circuit provides equals instant global street cred. And the new Alfa Romeo 4C has delivered.<p>The mid-engined two-seater, makes …