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2016 Ferrari F12tdf

Ferrari's virtual short wheelbase creates a kick-ass car in the real world.<p>To build its latest red-blooded creation, Ferrari first ruined a perfectly good car. In transforming the sure-footed F12berlinetta grand tourer into the fast-and-loose, apex-hounding F12tdf, Ferrari engineers deconstructed …

Clarkson, Hammond and May Are Doing the LaFerrari vs. 918 Spyder vs. P1 Hypercar Shootout (UPDATE: Chris Harris Too!)

The hypercar shootout that never happened on Top Gear will apparently be the first project for the trio's new Amazon show.<p>Hypercar fans, rejoice! Jeremy Clarkson has just revealed that the Ferrari LaFerrari vs. Porsche 918 Spyder vs. McLaren P1 track shootout is finally happening, according to …

Jeremy Clarkson

Dublin Man Realises He’s Living In Dublin

A DUBLIN city resident has expressed shock and complete distress today on his RTE1 radio show after finally coming to the realisation that he is …

Ireland

Lexus’s LFA successor will be a mid-engined, all-wheel drive hybrid with BMW engineering

It’s been a while since rumors of Lexus’s LFA supercar successor have cropped up online. Now Motoring is reporting that, with BMW’s help, Lexus will …

Lexus

Bugatti Vision Gran Turismo Rendered as a Sleek New Coupe

Unveiled at Frankfurt, the Bugatti Vision Gran Turismo previews a number of styling and aerodynamic elements of the Veyron’s successor. With this in …

Prior Design's Ferrari 458 Looks Like A Decepticon That Landed In A Star Wars Universe

If for some reason you’re bothered by the stock 458 Italia’s gorgeous looks, perhaps you’d be willing to turn it into a much more aggressive-looking …

The Latest Brabus-Tuned G-wagen Is Predictably Insane

At the Frankfurt auto show, you can be count on seeing plenty of modified Mercedes-Benz G-wagens, from small operators such as Khan in the UK to just about any German workshop with an engine mapping kit. That encroachment doesn’t sit well with Brabus, the longtime Mercedes-Benz tuner, which is why …

Mercedes-Benz

Meet the L-ATV, the U.S. Military's Official Humvee Replacement

The U.S. Army and Marine Corps have made their final selection for the replacement to the aging Humvee. Meet the new Light Combat Tactical All-Terrain Vehicle (L-ATV) built by Oshkosh Defense.<p>The decision caps off a three-year investigational phase in the military branches’ search for a new Joint …

Military

DRIVEN: Ferrari 488 GTB - blown away in Maranello

To think that a much greener and environmentally friendly car than its predecessor can be a faster and ultimately more fulfilling experience to drive …

Area 51 and extra-terrestrial life both exist, says head of Nasa

Extra-terrestrial life does exist, the head of Nasa has confirmed, but said aliens were not hidden in Area 51.<p>Nasa Administrator Major Charles Bolden told British schoolchildren that he was confident that scientists would find life outside of Earth because there were so many planets that are …

Archive Dive: 1970s dreams of a mid-engined Corvette

"We have now established beyond a doubt that the car was indeed a prototype for future production ... and can report full details on the 1973 Corvette."<p><i>This article originally appeared in the January 1971 issue of</i> Road & Track. <i>At the time, what we now know as the XP-882 prototype fooled a lot of</i> …

Sports Cars

Ferrari can’t kick 20-year tobacco habit despite Formula One ad ban | Toronto Star

Philip Morris International Inc. is continuing one of the quietest sponsorships in sports.<p>The largest publicly traded tobacco company has renewed its …

Monaco Grand Prix

Latest LaFerrari Crash Is Worst Yet--Photo Update

The LaFerrari is—by any account—an exceptional, glorious incarnation of the automobile. But it's not an exception to one cruel fact of life—supercars …

Koenigsegg

Aston Martin Race On Highway 101 Sends Nissan Z Nearly Plunging Into San Francisco Bay

<b>Car crashes in street racing incident. (CBS SF)</b><i>Car crashes in street racing incident. (CBS SF)</i><p>SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) – It’s like something out …

San Francisco

F1 in 2015: The A to Z (so far)

<b>A</b> is for Arrivabene, Maurizio – Ferrari’s new top man, charm personified and no fan of a top button.<p><b>B</b> is for Backing Up – What Nico Rosberg accused …

Honda reveals the first IndyCar superspeedway aero kit for Indy 500

Honda has released the first images of the IndyCar superspeedway aero kit that its teams will use at this year's Indianapolis 500.<p>Like its road …

Motorsport

Williams Formula 1 team reports substantial financial loss for 2014

Williams has reported that its Formula 1 team lost £42.5million last year, as its entire group lost £34.3million.<p>Although the team enjoyed its best …

Motorsport

Fernando Alonso tips McLaren for 'huge' progress at Spanish GP

Alonso insists no panic at Woking despite returning from flyaway races point-less; But Spaniard warns reliability must improve for European season …

Sebastian Vettel: Ferrari needs 'a while' to catch Mercedes F1 team

Ferrari still needs "a while" to properly match the Mercedes Formula 1 team, says Sebastian Vettel, although he is amazed by his new squad's progress …

Auto Racing

Formula 1's Latest Rumours and Talk: Mercedes Upgrades, Pirelli, McLaren, More

Mercedes will take a relaxed approach to their power unit development programme despite the looming spectre of an increasingly competitive Ferrari team.<p>Though it's unlikely the Scuderia will be able to match Mercedes at every circuit, Kimi Raikkonen came close to snatching victory from Lewis …

Motor Racing

GT40: How Ford got mad, and then got even with Ferrari

It's a story you know, and one that never gets old. Especially when told this well.<p>If you told me that one of the best car videos to find its way onto the Internet this year so far is actually an unlikely promo for a sales software company, I'd have said you were nuts.<p>And then I'd eat crow. Because …

Le Mans

Pirelli reveal compounds for Spain, Monaco, Canada and Austria

Hardest two compounds to be used in Barcelona, before Supersofts make 2015 debut in Monaco<p>Pirelli have revealed the tyre compounds that will be used …

Examining Raikkonen v Vettel - and why the 2015 Ferrari suits both

Sky F1's <b>Mark Hughes</b> examines the battle for supremacy at Ferrari, why the SF15-T suits both Sebastian Vettel and Kimi Raikkonen, and the subtle …

'Exceptional' Nico Rosberg bouncing back - Mercedes F1 boss Wolff

Mercedes Formula 1 boss Toto Wolff says the aggression Nico Rosberg showed in the Bahrain Grand Prix will be the launchpad for a resurgence despite …

Motor Racing

Boullier not expecting big step in Spain

McLaren is unlikely to take a “big step” forward at the upcoming Spanish Grand Prix, according to Eric Boullier.<p>Driver Fernando Alonso said after the …

Motor Racing

Why knuckle cracking makes a popping sound, and why it might be beneficial

When muscle joints are pulled apart there forms a tiny cavity filled with gas which then collapses, creating a popping noise.<p>The wince-inducing sound of knuckles cracking is caused by a small bubble building up in the fluid of the fingers then ‘popping ‘, scientists believe, and it could even be …

13 Mesmerizing Photos That Will Make You Re-Evaluate Your Place In The Universe

There's no picture more humbling than one that shows us how small we are in the universe.<p>On this 25th anniversary, TASCHEN has compiled the most breathtaking deep-space images that the Hubble Space Telescope has ever produced, in a remarkable full-color book, <i>Expanding Universe: Photographs from the</i> …

Top 15 Disasterous Formula One Car Crashes

by Alfie Potts Harmer<p>– on<p>in Racing<p>In the 21st century Formula One has drawn criticism from some quarters as a result of the lack of contact between …