Nikolaos Panagiotis

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It's Smart vs. Mustang, and you won't guess which one wheelstands

This Mustang gets a shock when the Smart leaps off the line.<p>There's nothing to hint at the fact that the Smart ForTwo lined up next to the late-model Mustang at this drag strip was anything but stock. But no normal Smart Car can do a wheelstand like this one, and no normal Smart Car can embarrass a …

The 2014 Ram Power Wagon is the Jeep pickup we asked for

The world's most capable off-road pickup?<p>The world's been clamoring for a Jeep pickup since the company axed the CJ-8 Scrambler in 1986. It turns out Ram's been building that machine for years. The Power Wagon is a three-quarter-ton off-road titan, and engineers gave the big machine a full …

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 …

Hunting possums – and ecological balance – in New Zealand

New Zealand is a naturalist’s dream – but its one-of-a-kind flora and fauna are threatened by invasive species. Can travellers help… by hunting?<p>I’d just finished a delicious four-course dinner at Kauri Cliffs, a windblown New Zealand lodge surrounded by 6,000 acres of forest and rolling coastal …

Mini Superleggera Vision is a British Italian Mash-up

Mini was thinking light and fashionable for its latest concept. Set to debut at the annual Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este in Italy is the Mini Superleggera Vision, a two-seater, topless concept that also happens to be eco-friendly.<p>The automaker already has a two-seater coupe and roadster in its …

US Army Humvee driver [w/video]

What It Takes To Drive The Army's Favorite Mule<p><i>Driven To Work is a new</i> Autoblog <i>series exploring the vehicles that do the work of the world and telling the stories of the people who operate them.</i><p>For the first time in two hours, it was quiet. SPC Brian Stehlin turned the HMMWV ignition switch from …

What to do with a Ferrari 458 Speciale

The speed limit on New York's Palisades Interstate Parkway is 50 miles (80 kilometers) per hour, but traffic usually sweeps along much faster.<p>My Ferrari's speedometer stays firmly pegged at 48 mph.<p>A minivan rockets by, passing on the left. A small boy puts his nose to the window, opens his mouth …

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Drive Flashback: 1994 BMW 850CSi

An M8 in everything but name, and ferocity.<p><i>This article originally appeared in the May 1994 issue of</i> Road & Track.<p>What with firestorms, earthquakes, mud slides and, as I begin this report, torrential rains, flooding and even a tornado, Southern California has hardly been a boring place of late. I …

2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat: 600+ hp and a ram-air headlamp

Dodge throws down the gauntlet in the ongoing muscle-car wars.<p>Some people will look at the 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat and wonder, "what's the point?" For those people, there are plenty of boring cars. I see the Hellcat and just smile. Finally, Mopar delivers a worthy adversary to the …

Watch a Ferrari Run Rings Around a Bugatti Veyron

Professional photo shoots can be a drag, even when they involve exotic hardware like a Ferrari F430 and Bugatti Veyron. Hours of painstakingly positioning vehicles to suit a photographer’s vision can become tedious, no matter how hot the metal. So to stave off the boredom at a recent shoot for …

Switzerland votes on minimum wage of £15 an hour

The people of Switzerland will go to the polls on Sunday to vote on whether to introduce a minimum wage -$25 dollars or £15 an hour.<p>Trade unions say the measure is long overdue in such a wealthy country, but business leaders argue the amount is far too high, and could destroy small companies.<p>Imogen …

Ukraine reaching 'point of no return' - UN

Ukraine is edging towards "the point of no return", the UN Assistant Secretary General for Human Rights has warned.<p>Ivan Simonovic told the BBC the divisions in the country were deepening with each incident and called on all parties to de-escalate the tension in the east.<p>He told Mark Lowen that the …

Moldova's Europhile aspirations | Moldova

Tbilisi and Chisinau, the Georgian and Moldovan capitals, have been the stage of intense diplomatic activity over the last few weeks. Both countries are eagerly monitoring the evolution of the Ukrainian crisis as they too are implementing a historical transition from traditional Russian influence …

Refreshing or Revolting: 2015 Dodge Challenger

Many anticipated the 2015 Dodge Challenger’s big reveal at the 2014 New York International Auto Show, but when muscle car was finally revealed, some were underwhelmed by the subtle changes. It didn’t appear to be a new car, but in Dodge‘s defense, the Challenger was supposed to keep its retro …

2015 Kia Optima Receives Minor Updates

The Kia Optima was significantly refreshed for the 2014 model year, but that hasn’t stopped the Korean automaker from further improving the 2015 Optima with subtle interior changes and an upgraded UVO infotainment system.<p>Although changes are minor, they should help improve driver functionality. The …

Brain Pickings Gets Made for Flipboard

Inside Flipboard / February 11, 2014<p>Maria Popova is one of the Internet’s finest hunter-gatherers. Powered by a curious mind and a deep appreciation …

Dissected: 2015 Jeep Renegade

Unholy Toledo: Homegrown no more, Jeep has its first import in the import-fighting Renegade.<p>The significance of Fiat Chrysler’s decision to unveil the 2015 Renegade in Geneva in March is plain: It will be the first U.S.-market Jeep to be built abroad. Sharing a platform with the Fiat 500L and built …

2015 Scion FR-S Gets Tweaked Suspension and Other Revisions

Looks like we may soon have to test the FR-S again. The <b>2015 Scion FR-S</b> is set to hit showrooms next month and it will be sporting a few mechanical revisions along, with a number of other minor tweaks.<p>Scion says the 2015 FR-S will get a more rigid front suspension and revised rear shock absorbers …

The complex controls of an F1 steering wheel revealed

The modern Formula 1 car is among the most amazing machines ever made. And when you're going wheel-to-wheel with someone like four-time world champ …

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Widow of Driver in Paul Walker Crash Sues Porsche

Porsche is responsible for the deaths of Paul Walker and his friend Roger Rodas—or so alleges a lawsuit filed in Los Angeles by Rodas’ widow. The incident occurred late last year, when the Carrera GT Rodas was driving—and Walker was riding in—left the road and slammed into a lamppost and several …

How to fix those dumb "Cars With Big Red Bows" ads

The solution comes from a long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away.<p>I love Christmas. I hate the TV commercials that accompany it.<p>The worst ones? Oh, you know them. They're those spots starring perfect, TV couples who evidently live in Wayne Manor and exchange lavish gifts like, say, a Lexus ES with …

Tornado Downs Power Lines, Uproots Trees in Missouri Town

A tornado hit the Missouri town of Orrick on Saturday night, reportedly uprooting trees, downing power lines and scattering debris.<p>Mother's Day was expected to be stormy for much of the country.<p>The twister was part of a severe weather system that marched across the Kansas City area, with tornadoes …

Greek court clears Golden Dawn for EU vote

Greece's Supreme Court has allowed the far-right Golden Dawn party to take part in upcoming European parliament elections, a party lawyer has said.<p>The move came despite the imprisonment of six of its MPs, including its leader, over claims of involvement in political violence.<p>Nearly all of the …

When Germans Spoke Italian

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“I don’t know half of you half as well as I should like; and I like less than half of you half as well as you deserve.” “A single dream is more …

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The Final Days of the Defender As We Know It

Like death and taxes, some things are inevitable. We all know the day will come, the day the last Defender rolls off the line. That day is getting …

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