Nathan Humphries

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Watch a Toyota Supra Blast a 6.05-Sec, 223-mph 1/4-Mile

There’s a new king of the hill in import drag racing: EKanoo Racing’s 2JZ-powered Supra. All hail!<p>The record-breaking run was a screaming 6.05-second quarter-mile that tripped the lights at 241 mph (388 km/h). According to the EKanoo Racing website, all that power comes from the venerable 2JZ …

Sports Cars

2015 Porsche Cayenne S, Turbo First Drive

Automotive Design

Apple really doesn't want you to upgrade the Mac Mini

After the new-but-not-very-fresh iPad mini 3, the most disappointing part of Apple's recent show-and-tell was the $499 Mac mini -- the RAM is now soldered in, making it impossible to upgrade. <i>iFixit</i> has just revealed that the model has other user-unfriendly features as well. While access to the RAM …

This Technology Could Change the Way Deaf People Live

Ryan Hait-Campbell says his San Francisco company’s invention is really about jobs. Deaf people like himself, explains the MotionSavvy CEO, are too …

Language

Rally Porsche shows its greatness...with fire

A fire-breathing 930 is everything right with rally Porsches.<p>No classic Porsche 911 needs to sweat its rally cred. The cars are a couple of suspension mods and a skid plate away from being fully capable of tearing up a special stage. The 930 in this video hardly moves, but its siblings were yanked …

Porsche

Porsche's 918 Spyder Is Nearly Sold Out

Are you a multimillionaire mulling over whether to buy Porsche’s neck-snapping 918 Spyder? Better make up your mind—Porsche says that the ultralimited hybrid hypercar is nearly sold out. Thirty of the planned 918-unit run have already been delivered globally to customers, too, although one of the …

Porsche

The 4-cylinder turbo Porsche Cayman cometh

Caught at the ring, it's more evidence that the junior Porsches will offer boxer-4s.<p>A few months ago, Porsche unleashed a very strange beast at the Nurburgring. It was a current-gen 911 with what was almost certainly a turbocharged flat-4. It's an engine we long suspected was coming from a company …

Porsche

Blue-Chip Olive: 1974 Porsche 911 Carrera

This Porsche 911 Carrera (chassis 9114400354) is said to be the only one in factory Olive Green in the USA. The car was featured in a 9-page article …

Magnus Walker built this Porsche 911 in 6 weeks on the cheap

And it's damned near perfect.<p>Say what you will about Magnus Walker's personal style, but his flair for building eye-catching custom early Porsche 911s is legendary. And his latest project, an outlaw-style 1978 911 SCHR built from a former track car, serves as a teaching point for anyone interested …

Porsche

Rolls-Royce, Lamborghini utilities await approval from German parents [w/poll]

A cursory look at the top of the automobile market would suggest that the world's carmakers are gunning it full steam ahead into a new stratosphere of ultra-luxury and high-performance utility vehicles. After all, companies like Bentley and Maserati are preparing to launch their very first …

Dodge Viper $15K Price Cut Boosts Sales Nearly 200 Percent

Last month’s decision by Dodge to slash prices on the face-melting Viper by $15,000 seems to be paying huge dividends: Sales of the car jumped by <i>184 percent</i> in September.<p>That doesn’t mean you’ll be seeing Dodge’s V-10 brute on every street corner, though. That huge percentage jump translates to 108 …

Sports Cars

Ford Previews First Two Modified 2015 Mustangs for SEMA

Were you even surprised? Yes, Ford Motor Company is bringing a veritable “stampede”—its word, not ours—of modified 2015 Mustangs to this year’s SEMA show in Las Vegas. Given that last year, Ford stuffed something like 7000 cars into its Las Vegas Convention Center display area, the idea that it’s …

Sports Cars

Lamborghini Still Waiting on Audi Approval to Build SUV

Despite being on track as recently as this past February, Lamborghini’s production Urus SUV—first shown as a concept at the 2012 Beijing auto show—may not have the clear path to gilded driveways we initially thought. Lamborghini itself greenlit the SUV last year, but the Italian automaker, …

Lamborghini

Here's how people spec'd their C7 Corvettes in 2014

The Z51 option pack was hugely popular full-stop, with a total of 21,105 examples in all bodystyles ordered.<p>For its first year out of the gate, the 2014 Chevrolet C7 Corvette Stingray did very well for itself, selling 37,288 units worldwide with 34,678 of the new sports cars hitting the market in …

Porsche 911 to Go Predominantly Turbo? It Could Happen Next Year

With increasingly stringent fuel-economy standards looming, most manufacturers seek to clean up their rides without sacrificing power. One industry-wide solution: Slap a turbo on everything. Porsche seems to be joining the mainstream, as a report from <i>Car</i> suggests that the brand’s bread-and-butter, …

Automotive Design

Has Dodge stepped in it again with Scat Pack lawsuit?

Lawsuits are an unfortunate part of doing business in just about any industry, so the latest complaint filed by a California-based aftermarket firm against Chrysler would seem to be nothing more than business as usual. But this isn't the first time the two companies have sparred over this …

2015 Aston Martin V12 Vantage S Roadster

2015 Ford Mustang, Special Edition BMW M4, Sistine Chapel: What’s New @ The Car Connection

The sixth-generation 2015 Ford Mustang has just started to arrive at dealerships nationwide; yet Ford has already issued its first recall of the …

Sistine Chapel

Porsche 918 Spyder already almost sold out?

Still planning on getting your hands on a Porsche 918 Spyder? You'd better act quickly, because word has it that the hybrid hypercar is nearly sold out.<p>While Porsche has reportedly only delivered a little over 30 of the 918 examples of the Spyder it plans to manufacture in total, <i>Automotive News</i> …

iRobot Arrives: Audi Piloted Driving Success at Hockenheimring

Audi has done it, with help from Stanford University engineering students and the VW Electronics Research Lab (ERL) in Belmont, California. Ten years after the first running of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s DARPA Grand Challenge, a competition intended to spur development of …