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My Powersliding Journey Through Epic Italian Roads in a LaFerrari

Oh, and a 911 GT3. And two 458 Speciale As. And a 356 Carrera GT Speedster 1500. And a 300SL Gullwing. It was a good couple days.<p>A friend of mine who goes by the name "powerslidelover" invited me to come out to the Dolomites to take some photos of his incredible cars. He was going to have all of …

Supercars

Google app may soon gain offline "Ok, Google" capabilities

The “Ok, Google” hotword is already pretty great, letting you quickly look up information, check the weather, and more. But some new code suggests …

Here's how Xbox One backward compatibility works

The Xbox 360 had a dedicated spot in millions of living rooms, bedrooms and offices for nearly 10 years, and during that time, players purchased massive libraries of games. However, when the Xbox One launched in 2013, it didn't include the ability to play or transfer Xbox 360 games, a …

America’s PSC Motors Announces Plans For 1,700-Horsepower Hybrid Supercar

Despite the challenges of designing and building the world’s next great supercar, there’s no shortage of ambitious startups promising new models to …

Sports Cars

SRT Tomahawk Vision Gran Turismo is coming to your PS3

SRT gave a glimpse at its wild-looking Vision Gran Turismo concept with a few photos and a teaser video. Judging by what we see here, it's going to be insane.<p>SRT teases its wild-looking addition to the Vision Gran Turismo collection of sci-fi concept cars for <i>Gran Turismo 6</i>.

Sports Cars

Google may be set to leapfrog Apple in mobile payments with Android Pay

A number of signs point toward Google unveiling a broad new mobile payments platform called Android Pay at its I/O developer conference Thursday in San Francisco. The platform is likely to integrate tightly with Google’s Android mobile operating system, and it may exceed the functionality of its …

Hands-on with Google's first Android M preview

The big stuff's not here yet, but there are still obvious changes<p>After loading Google's first developer preview of Android M onto a Nexus 6, we've just had our first peek at what's to come when the big update is ready for consumer release in Q3. For starters, the majority of the most important …

Android News

2016 Lamborghini Aventador LP750-4 SV

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Lamborghini

Ready or not, the Lamborghini SUV is coming in 2018

It's the culmination of a long-standing goal of CEO Stephan Winkelmann, and it will be built in the company's ancestral factory at Sant'Agata Bolognese.<p>When Lamborghini pulled the sheet off the Aventador SV in Geneva earlier this year, I had a chance to sit down with the company's President and …

Sports Cars

Screentendo can turn almost anything on your computer into a Mario level

When I start daydreaming online, I’ve found myself wondering why I can’t control a little Mario and make him jump around the eBay ads for crap I looked up two weeks ago. Well, it turns that out that I can.<p>Developer Aaron Randall has coded together something that he calls Screentendo. This is a Mac …

Twitter may be trying to buy Flipboard

Twitter is reportedly in discussions to purchase Flipboard. Citing sources familiar with the matter, Re/Code is reporting Twitter wants to purchase Flipboard in an all-stock deal that would value Flipboard north of $1 billion.<p>The ongoing talks have been occuring since the beginning of the year, and …

Lamborghini getting a turbo-and-supercharged 5-cylinder?

It could happen, judging by the engines that Volkswagen Group showed off at Wörthersee.<p>Could supercharged-and-turbocharged five-cylinder versions of the Lamborghini Huracán and Audi R8 be on the way? That appears to be a distinct possibility, based on comments made recently by Audi technical boss …

Volkswagen

BMW 3.0 CSL Hommage Concept—Official Photos

BMW just unveiled this retro-inspired concept at the Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este.<p>BMW just unveiled this retro-inspired concept at the Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este.

BMW

Android's stand-alone Photos app will give you more creative control

Wondering what will happen when Android's Photos app finally makes a clean break from Google+? You should now have a pretty good idea. <i>Android Police</i> has peeked at a leaked copy of a reworked Photos app, and it's clear that Google is using the service split as an incentive to shake things up. The …

Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR Roadster Reportedly Driven Just Six Kilometers Heads To Auction

Rare cars demand rare quantities of dollars to be spent. Such is surely to be the case when a Mercedes-Benz CLK GTR Roadster crosses the block at a …

Roadsters

BMW revives legendary ZHP edition for 2016 435i

The ZHP package turned the E46 330i into a sportier beast. Now it's back, and the 4 Series gets the treatment inside and out (and underhood).<p>Say you'd like a higher-zoot BMW—something exclusive—but can't hang with the full-steam M badge, and for whatever reason, the wonderful B6 Alpina is either …

BMW

Lamborghini Aventador LP 750-4 SuperVeloce laps Nürburgring in 6:59.73

Lamborghini has released a video showing its new Aventador LP 750-4 SuperVeloce lapping the Nürburgring Nordschleife in a time of 6:59.73, meaning …

2016 Chevrolet Camaro: Trim, Toned, and Out for Mustang Blood

The sixth-generation Camaro has arrived.<p>The 2016 Chevrolet Camaro has arrived, and it looks trim and toned—and thirsty for Ford Mustang blood.<p>Yes, we’ve already mentioned <i>that</i> car. There’s simply no way to avoid the Mustang when you discuss the Camaro, just as there’s no denying that the Ford …

Sports Cars

New Photos And Video Of 600-Horsepower Audi TT Clubsport Turbo Concept

Audi has released new photos and video of its TT Clubsport Turbo concept car that’s on show this week at the 2015 Wörthersee Tour in Austria. The …

Lily: the $499 'selfie drone' that's your personal videographer

The device is capable of flying for 20 minutes, tracking its owner and shooting photos and video footage of them<p>“Camera. Reinvented.” claims the website for Lily, the latest consumer drone to capture people’s attention. Although “selfie drone” seems to be a more popular phrase among the media …

Drones

2016 Dodge Viper ACR starts at $117,895, order yours now

For way less than the price of a Mercedes-AMG GT S, you can have the fastest, grippiest, most track-ready Viper ever built.<p>Last week, Dodge took the wraps off the 2016 Viper ACR, the first club racer-spec Viper since the last-generation ACR disappeared in 2010. It's a monster, with upgraded …

Sports Cars

BMW teases 3.0 CSL Hommage concept

If you're a fan of the Batmobile (no, not <i>that</i> Batmobile), we've got good news for you. BMW is building a concept that pays tribute to the original 3.0 CSL, and it's being unveiled at the Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este on May 22. Judging by the teaser image pictured here, it's going to be …

BMW

New Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 Chassis Detailed

These days, when a car company has a hot new model to introduce, it stretches the process over numerous press events in order to maximize the coverage. This week, Ford, which has us all drooling to learn more about its upcoming Shelby GT350 and GT350R told us a great deal about the hot new models’ …

Sports Cars

Tom Hoover, the "Father of the Hemi," Passes Away at 85

Tom Hoover, whose work at Chrysler included development of the legendary Max Wedge and 426 Hemi V-8 engines, the 1970 Plymouth AAR ’Cuda, and the 1978 Dodge Li’l Red Express truck, has died. Hoover passed away on April 30 after a long illness. He was 85.<p>Often credited as the “Father of the Hemi,” …

Sports Cars

Benz Readies Three New Roadsters

Despite a market for convertibles that is moving sideways at best, Mercedes-Benz is not only staying with it but is adding to its roadster roster. As depicted by three renderings, the firm will update the Mercedes-Benz SL; facelift the SLK, which will be renamed the SLC; and add a roadster variant …

Roadsters

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Pagani Huayra Roadster coming in 2016

But Not Before A New Factory And Another Surprise Arrive This Year<p>The other day we reported that Pagani is nearing the end of the production run for the Huayra. But that doesn't mean the automaker known for building such fast supercars will sit around twiddling its thumbs. In fact it has some big …

Autos

GTA Spano heading back to Geneva with 925 hp

It's been nearly six years since we first saw the GTA Spano, and its manufacturer (confusingly named Spania GTA) has been steadily revising the specifications ever since. Now it's returning to the Geneva Motor Show with another new version.<p>Previewed in the teaser image above, the latest evolution …

Auto Shows

1965 Aston Martin DB5 Convertible fetches record $2 million in Paris

Aston Martin and Ferrari may occupy similar territory in the current market for new cars, or at least overlap, but when it comes to their respective classics, they're in different leagues. While some classic Ferraris can sell at auction for eight figures, the highest prices ever paid for classic …

Classic Cars

Aston Martin Vulcan Makes Dynamic Debut At 2015 Goodwood Festival Of Speed

England’s Goodwood Festival of Speed is over for another year, but there’s plenty of photos and video to digest still. One of the stars this year was …

Sports Cars