Nick Thorbecke

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Lamborghini Gallardo Burns to the Ground in England

Sad as it is, there’s something riveting about supercar-nage, whether it be a wrecked Ferrari F40 or a classic Mercedes being clipped by a Bimmer—and don’t get us going about the Corvette sinkhole—so we couldn’t resist running these photos of a Lamborghini Gallardo Superleggera that met a fiery end …

Sports Cars

Mug with a Basketball Hoop

Marshmallow slam dunk! One clever 8 year old inventor named Max had the idea to make mugs fun by adding a basketball net. And it took a year to get …

Desktop Tornado Machine

Designed initially for teaching students about how tornadoes form, this tabletop weather simulation device would look way cooler sitting on your desk …

Ferrari 458, reimagined

A Dutch design firm has announced plans to build a limited edition version of the Ferrari 458 Italia. And when we mean limited edition, we mean, erm, one. And it'll look like the picture above.<p>It's the design work of Ugur Sahin, based in the Netherlands, who confirmed to TopGear.com that they've …

Supercars

The greatest British cars never built

The British motor industry has never lacked for innovation. The original Mini’s space efficiency, the Jaguar E-Type’s inspired agility, the McLaren F1’s high-speed stability – the list of superlatives is long. But some of the greatest British cars were the ones that never reached the production …

Le Mans

Claydon Reeves Aeroboat is a sea-going Spitfire

Have you ever heard a Supermarine Spitfire on a flyby? It's quite a thing, and largely because inside a Supermarine Spitfire sits a 27-litre Rolls-Royce Merlin V12 engine.<p>And while you might imagine fitting this magnificent piece of British engineering into many things to make them excellent, a …

Top Gear

In Italy, Mini Superleggera brings an early summer

Press your red trousers, internet, because concours season is upon us. To celebrate, Mini teamed up with legendary coachbuilder Touring Superleggera to create this one-off speedster... thing.<p>But unlike most concepts, which have loosely tangible purposes like previewing styling ideas, the Mini …

BMW

Volkswagen GTI Roadster is a Golf gone wild

Worthersee has never been home to the gentlest outpouring of subtlety, but even by its standards this is something different: it's a Volkswagen Golf GTI that's quicker than a Ferrari FF.<p>You saw it last week as a teaser, now here's the real thing. It's Volkswagen's take on Gran Turismo's “Vision GT” …

Automotive Design

Nimbus Concept e-Car runs on flower power

Exactly 50 years ago, Ken Kesey, that irascible chronicler of the US counterculture, drew a line in the sand: you were either “on the bus” or “off the bus”. Suffice it to say, Eduardo Galvani would fall in the former group.<p>The Brazilian artist and designer has devised the Nimbus: a range-extended …

Autonomous Cars

Five ways to bring summer on the road

Snowboarding

Translogic 152: Lamborghini Huracán LP 610-4

Host Jonathon Buckley heads to the Circuito Ascari in Ronda, Spain to check the tech on the all-new Lamborghini Huracán LP 610-4. For Huracán, good things comes in threes: three driving modes, three gyroscopes and three accelerometers. Can all this technology combine with a 610 horsepower V10 …

Lancer Electric Motorbike by Jihun Yeom

Slim and minimalist design, these are 2 focal points of Lancer electric motorbike. It was inspired by a medieval knight joust, as you can see the …