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Interview with Inventor Dean Kamen

Breakthrough inventions and ideas are more important than ever when solving today’s complex global challenges. In celebration of National Inventor’s …

Engineering

Triplicate: Three-Row Mid-Size Crossovers and SUVs Ranked from Worst to Best

Dodge

Tesla Model 3 impresses German automaker after being reverse-engineered

A few weeks ago, we reported on two Tesla Model 3 vehicles spotted in air freight inbound for Germany. We assumed that they were purchased on the used market by a German automaker to be reverse-engineered and benchmarked.<p>Sure enough, a report from Germany now confirms our suspicion and gives us …

Tesla

Really Sad: Ford Focus RS Production to End in April

Allow us a moment to give a brief eulogy to the Ford Focus RS, as the Blue Oval announced that its 350-hp hot hatchback will cease production come April 6.<p>After years of watching our European counterparts enjoy the potency of the high-performance Focus RS, Ford finally gave us Yanks the opportunity …

Volkswagen Golf

2017 BMW M2 Review - Long-Term Update 5

The BMW M240i might be just right<p>We love our M2, love its size, its blistered fenders, and really love its snarling 365-hp 3.0-liter N55 twin-scroll turbo-six. What might be hard to love is its $57,795 as-tested price. Recently, we reviewed a $48,070 (as tested) 248-hp turbo-four 2017 BMW 230i and …

Spied! Ford Focus Caught Completely Undisguised in Portugal

That's one seriously good looking hatchback<p>When Ford introduced the 2012 Focus, it was a big deal. For the first time in years, the U.S. got the same great compact car that Europe did. Seven years later, however, the Focus we were so excited to drive is now best described as “long in the tooth.” …

Kia Motors

Hondata tune gives 2018 Accord more torque than Civic Type R

The Stage 2 setting makes the 2.0-liter Accord a torque monster.<p>Though much ink and electricity has been spent lamenting, with good reason, the slow death of Honda's naturally aspirated engines, there are benefits to the rise of the company's turbo engines. For one thing, the dearth of torque …

Honda Accord

Stuck in Old Ways of Thinking? Try This Simple Innovation Technique

How to root out orthodoxies and generate breakthrough ideas for innovation (that no one else has thought of)<p>A great way to get unstuck and find breakthrough ideas is to Identify the orthodoxies and assumptions that rule your business. Assumptions are beliefs we take for granted and accept as true. …

Grace Hopper

15 of the Greatest Automotive Instrument Clusters of All Time

As a driver, there are few aspects of a car you look at more than the instrument cluster. Your attention there is divided among occasional glances at …

Supercars

Here’s Why the Porsche Mission E Charges into the Future with 800-Volt Technology

The Porsche Mission E will charge its battery pack, Porsche promises, in half the time it takes present-day Tesla vehicles, which are the charge-rate champions now. Porsche certainly plans to deliver on the strong and silent straight-line performance that has been Tesla’s longtime YouTube party …

Electric Vehicles

The 2018 Subaru BRZ tS Is A Better BRZ—And That's A Problem

Let’s play a game of call and response. I say “Ford Mustang”, you say “Cars and Coffee mishaps.” I say “Tesla Model 3,” you say “panel gaps.” But if …

Ford Mustang

Hot Damn We've Had Subaru For 50 Years

Subaru has been around in the United States for 50 years and they’re celebrating with a very limited anniversary trim on their lineup. But who cares …

Subaru

Ray Massey on the new DS7 Crossback

The new DS7 Crossback is aimed as a Gallic riposte to the dominant German, Japanese and British upmarket luxury off-roaders.

Ferrari 275 and Shelby Cobra untouched for 27 years found

Collectible car finders running the Barn Find Hunter YouTube channel sourced the untouched beauties - though found mice had made themselves at home …

CES 2018: Fisker's new Emotion electric saloon revealed

The Fisker Emotion will offer cutting-edge EV technologies, most notably a 400-mile range, a top speed of 161mph and charging times in minutes.

Nissan Armada Snow Patrol Quick Spin Review | All hail the winter king

It's coming to the Chicago Auto Show.<p>Nissan tends to use the Chicago Auto Show to showcase weird or interesting concepts – just look at the Winter Warrior vehicles from a few years back. For 2018, the Japanese automaker is bringing a pair of snow-ready concepts fresh off the powder in Eastern …

Nissan

This Modified Giulia Sprint Is the Singer Porsche of Alfa Romeos

I think I have a new dream car.<p>Singer is one of the most incredible restoration shops in the world, but unfortunately, it only works on Porsche 911s. If you've ever wondered what Singer's work would be like on an Alfa Romeo, it might be a lot like this, the Alfaholics GTA-R 290. This might very …

Classic Cars

Here's How Ferrari Will Double Its Profits To $2.5 Billion By 2022

Two types of models are necessary for the task. Take a guess what they'll be.<p>Ferrari is unquestionably at the top of its game right now and it has no …

Sergio Marchionne

London Classic Car Show preview: ‘A feast of automotive nostalgia’

From getaway cars to wonderfully restored racing machines, the third annual London Classic Car Show is the perfect antidote to autonomous driving<p><b>London Classic Car Show</b><b><br>Entry</b> £25<b><br>Date</b> 15-18 February<b><br>Where</b> ExCel London<p>In real life, getaway cars are not always as smoking hot as they appear in the …

Classic Cars

Porsche talks Mission E, Audi partnership and more in exec interview

Albrecht Reimold waxes at length about Mission E development, new Zero Impact factory design and more in an interview with industry mag Automobil Produktion.<p>Porsche is a company that always does things its own way, whether that means tossing the engine into the rear of a sports car and developing …

Electric Vehicles

Road Trip 2017: The Smartest Stuff - CNET

Adventures in smart<p>In-depth Coverage<p>Drones deliver blood to health clinics across RwandaWith innovative health care spreading throughout the countryside, Rwanda embraces drones. Galleryby James MartinSeptember 18, 2017 5:00 AM PDT<p>Taking health care to the peopleRwanda is adding clinics, power and …

Chicago

BMW M5, Range Rover Velar, Volvo XC40: 10 best cars to look forward to in 2018

BMW M5, Range Rover Velar, Volvo XC40: 10 best cars to look forward to in 2018<p>From the new Mercedes Benz S-Class and Lamborghini Urus to the Audi 8 …

Lamborghini

Who needs a battery? Pricey Alpha is first ebike powered by a hydrogen fuel cell

French company Pragma Industries has released a new electric bicycle that could eliminate one of the biggest challenges of a traditional ebike – the …

Want To Build A Culture Of Innovation? Master The Design Critique

Fifteen years as a design educator has taught Jon Kolko the right–and wrong–way to critique design work. He shares his process here.<p>The ability to give and take criticism effectively is a crucial part of the design process. And as companies increasingly embrace design, not just as a feature, but, …

Design Thinking

Richard Hammond: 'I never thought for a second that cars would be my job. I wanted to be David Attenborough'

<i>We asked the TV presenter, 48, what his younger self would make of him today...</i><p>I've never advanced very far from my childhood. As a boy, I loved everything that moved. I loved cars, I wanted to drive, I wanted to ride motorcycles. My grandfather on my mother's side was a coach builder by trade so …

The Grand Tour Tests Two Reborn Classic Sports Cars In Episode 8

Shockingly, this week's episode of The Grand Tour will actually be about cars.<p>The Grand Tour’s second season has been going from strength to strength …

Jeremy Clarkson

It Takes Nearly Twice as Long to Stop from 80 MPH vs. 60 MPH. Here's Why.

Your intuition tells you 80-0 should take about 33 percent longer than 60-0. But your intuition is dead wrong.<p>Let's do a thought experiment. Imagine you're reading about a new sports car, the Gorgonzola MVS-400istxC Black Edition. This stellar performance vehicle has the world's best brakes: A 60-0 …

Fifteen of the Most Beautiful, Fascinating Cars Zagato Ever Built

Alfa Romeo

How Ford Beat Ferrari at Le Mans

Dan Gurney on his improbable 1967 Le Mans victory with A.J. Foyt in the GT40 Mark IV.<p>It was showdown time. Le Mans, 1967. Ford versus Ferrari. The powerhouse Italian specialist against the second-largest automaker in America, the company that just a few years before tried to buy Ferrari. Four …

American Racing Legend Dan Gurney Has Died

Gurney, one of motorsports's all-time greats, was 86.<p>Dan Gurney, one of auto racing’s most important and influential figures, has died at 86 from catastrophic pneumonia.<p>Gurney, known as the ‘Big Eagle’ to his friends and legions of fans, came to define America’s concept of a race car driver in the …