Rafael Puntiel

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BMW Adds M6 Gran Coupe to Roster of MotoGP Safety Cars

As BMW enters its 15th season as the official car of MotoGP, it’s gifting the series’ safety-car fleet a brand-spanking-new M6 Gran Coupe. As the latest M car to hit consumers, the M6 Gran Coupe is a natural fit for safety-car duty. Besides, the burliest Gran Coupe looks unbelievably cool even …

Audi Project Scorpion Hypercar Rendered

Turning the R18 e-tron Quattro into something suitable for public consumption.<p><b>What It Is:</b> Audi's upcoming, race-bred hypercar, based directly on the R18 e-tron Quattro Le Mans racer that took victory at the 24 Hours of Le Mans last year. Audi intends to use the new car, known internally as …

2014 Maserati Ghibli

It really is a baby Quattroporte.<p><b>We’ve driven the Maserati Ghibli—click here and here to read our reviews!</b><p>Its hand forced by the faceless and unrepentant spoilsport known as the internet, Maserati has released the first images of the 2014 Ghibli ahead of its debut at this year’s Shanghai auto show. …

Mercedes-Benz Execs Talk 13 New Models, Electric Cars, and Hybrid AMGs

Mercedes-Benz has little fear its entry-level CLA250 will cannibalize sales of its C-class.<p>Mercedes-Benz has never had a stronger first quarter in the United States than it has had in 2013, but the German automaker isn’t about to slow down. The company is taking strides to secure its position over …

Porsche Flat Four Coming In 2016: Report

It's no secret that Porsche is working on a four-cylinder boxer engine; it's already admitted it's under development. The questions that haven't been …

2013's Best Luxury SUV: Land Rover 4th Gen Range Rover Review

The fourth generation Range Rover is the best at what it does. To begin a review article by announcing that something is the “best” is pretty ballsy even for my standards. So let me qualify that a bit. If your definition of a fantastic high-end sport utility vehicle is one that includes both …

2013 Land Rover Range Rover [w/video]

<i>Legendary, Iconic... And Improved?</i><p>It is an undeniable reality that there are only so many adjectives to choose from when describing a given vehicle. Here are two that tend to be both overused and misused perhaps more than any other: legendary and iconic.<p>Forgive us for regaling you with these …

Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse sets world record for fastest open-top car

Bugatti has come back from losing its "World's Fastest Production Car" title with a new superlative to add to the Veyron's trophy case: World's Fastest Open-Top Production Car. That's right, if you can't beat 'em, take the roof off and join them.<p>The record of 408.84 kilometers per hour, or 254.04 …

Dubai police welcome Lamborghini Aventador cop car

There is a long history of law enforcement adding supercars to their police cruiser fleets. The latest comes from a likely place, Dubai, where one-upping the rest of the world in conspicuous consumption has become a national point of pride.<p>The Dubai police force announced yesterday that they've …

2014 Audi R8 Starts at $119,150; Spyder Starts at $132,650

Audi’s refreshed-for-2014 mid-engined supercar, the R8, goes on sale today and official pricing has been announced. Starting at $119,150, the R8 coupe comes with a 430-hp, 4.2-liter V-8 with a six-speed manual. Audi will offer the V-8–powered R8 in a spyder as well, while a 525-hp, 5.2-liter V-10 …

2013 Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG

It would render Freud speechless.<p>TESTED<p><i>“Gunter glieben glauchen globen.”</i> We can’t so much as look at the Mercedes-Benz G63 AMG without the phrase running through our minds. Coined by poodle-haired ’80s Brit rockers Def Leppard, the ostensibly German words have essentially no meaning yet, like the …

Need A New Spaghetti Recipe?

Think beyond the meatball.<p>It's pretty hard not to love spaghetti. This kitchen stalwart had a place in nearly all of our childhoods, even if the idea of "making Italian food" was foreign to our families. There are a few old spaghetti recipes that never get old -- red sauce, meatballs, aglio olio, …

17 Cooking Gadgets That Will Destroy Your Faith In Humanity

Were you starting to think the human race might NOT be a plague on this earth? Wrong.<p><i>Even still...who wants to swallow a beer bug with their drink and have to pour their drink out on the lawn since one or more of those nasty little critters have decided to party along with you while you buy the</i> …

Gear & Gadgets

What's a dinner party without a basket of warm rolls on the table? The softer and fluffier the better, we say. Here's how we make our absolute favorite, foolproof dinner rolls, a perfect addition to any table. GO TO THE FULL TUTORIAL: How To Make Soft and Tender Dinner Rolls - http://www.thekitchn.com/how-to-make-soft-amp-tender-dinner-rolls-cooking-lessons-from-the-kitchn-187478

7 Common French Toast Mistakes

French toast is the champion of brunch. Nothing says "weekend" like tucking into what should be a dessert and washing it down with bubbly cloaked in orange juice.<p><b>By Danielle Walsh, Bon Appᅢᄅtit</b><p><i>French toast: not as easy as you think (Credit: Spicy Sweet and Petite)</i><p>French toast is the champion of …

Recipes

How to Make a Grilled Cheese... with Blue Cheese

<i>There are grilled cheeses far and wide, for good reason. Many of them are good. Some, great. For April, Grilled Cheese Month, we'll be trying grilled cheeses from all over, and dispensing a little wisdom along the way.</i><p><b>There are many</b> gourmet variations on the grilled cheese, plenty probably not …

The 3 Best Methods for Making Iced Coffee at Home

With a fourth alternative for those too lazy to brew it.<p><b>With temperatures</b> in the northeast nearing record heights, it's no wonder we saw more iced coffees clutched in Manhattanite hands yesterday than in the last few months. And for good reason. It's refreshing, delicious, and makes you feel good …

Looking for something a little different from the usual crostini hors d'oeuvre? How about a sweet potato — sliced into rounds, roasted, and topped with a zingy miso sauce. GET THE RECIPE: Miso Sweet Potato Bites - http://www.thekitchn.com/appetizer-recipe-miso-sweet-potato-bites-recipes-from-the-kitchn-187621

Hearst Magazines

Hangover Tips: FOOD Edition

Lecturing you on drinking less to avoid hangovers is like lecturing you on not eating all the Halloween candy in one night. I know you’re going to do …

Grilled Cheese Month: Ropa Vieja (with Recipe)

<i>There are grilled cheeses far and wide, for good reason. Many of them are good. Some, great. For April, Grilled Cheese Month, we'll be trying grilled cheeses from all over, and dispensing a little wisdom along the way.</i><p><b>Ropa Vieja Grilled Cheese ($11)</b><p><i>Sugarcane Raw Bar & Grill, 3252 Northeast 1st</i> …

Hasselback Potatoes: We Love These Accordion-Sliced Spuds (PHOTOS)

These are a cooking miracle -- LOTS of crispy edges, soft interior, toppings in every bite.<p>We regret to inform you that we have not been eating nearly enough Hasselback potatoes. These accordion-fanned spuds were named for the Stockholm restaurant that first served them (thank you Restaurant …

Easy Dessert Recipes In Just 10 Minutes

You never have to skip out on dessert again.<p>Dessert is arguably one of the best courses offered during a meal. But, it also seems to be the first one cut. Either it's not healthy enough (but com'on guys, we all need a little sugar in our lives) or there's just not enough time to be messing around …

Butterfinger M&M Monster Cookies Recipe for the Best Cookies You'll Ever Eat

Monster cookies are all sorts of magnificent and usually involve multiple delicious ingredients, like M&Ms and chopped up Butterfinger candy bars.<p><i>Written by Julie Ryan Evans on CafeMom's blog, The Stir.</i><p>After reading about a really naughty Cookie Monster character who attacked a two-year-old boy …

Recipes

30 More $6 and Under Sandwiches We Love in NYC

Gallery30 More $6 and Under Sandwiches We Love in NYC<p>More<p>Sandwiches<p>Tips and tricks for making the best sandwiches at home.<p>When we last visited cheap sandwiches in New York, we pulled together a list banh mi, peking duck buns, messy tortas, Caribbean doubles, Italian combos, and more—all for $6 and …

Open Thread: Best Places to Eat Outside in NYC?

So hey, it's nice out! Well, it was yesterday. And it promises to be nicer again soon. Which has us wondering what everyone else in the city is wondering right now: where's a good place to eat outside?<p>Some of our picks: We're looking forward to the backyards opening up at places like Bedouin Tent, …

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