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Netflix Series "Fastest Car" Pits Sleepers Against Supercars

Launching April 6th, the new original series shows home hot-rodders going up against the fastest, most expensive exotics in the world.<p>It's the age-old rivalry: Home-built hot-rods vs. mega-buck supercars. Is it better to pour your hours and energy into building a fire-breathing monster by hand, or …

The One-Off Ferrari SP275 RW Competizione Packs 769 HP

It's the best of the two F12 models blended together, along with a heaping helping of 275 GTB.<p>Ferrari<p>Will Sabel CourtneyView Will Sabel Courtney's …

The Rarest Porsche Was Kept A Secret For Ten Years

Flachbau means having less drag. 380 horsepower sent to the rear-wheels via a manual gearbox means you better know how to drive.<p>The story of the flatnose 911s started at the race tracks in the seventies, when Norbert Singer decided to stay barely legal by deleting the headlights to make Porsche's …

Watch this speedrunner's 3DS die during a run of New Super Mario Bros. 2

"I don't have a charger"<p>One of the saddest moments at this year's Summer Games Done Quick (SGDQ) speedrunning marathon happened last night during a run of <i>New Super Mario Bros. 2</i> for the 3DS.<p>Speedrunner EeveeSpirit was getting close to the end of their run — 24 minutes into what would be a 31 minute …

Have We Reached Peak Engine?

If so, don't be too downcast. It's been a good run.<p>From the August 2016 issue<p>Sometime in the latter 1970s, we reached peak carburetor. By that I mean the carburetor on the average family sedan, squeezed by the vise of new regulations, achieved its zenith in complexity and parts count. Take the …

The 2017 Mercedes-AMG GT R Is a 577-HP Monster Designed to Destroy All Tracks

AMG's answer to the 911 GT3 RS is packing serious hardware.<p>This extremely green car you see above is not simply a case of AMG throwing a bodykit and an engine tune at an AMG GT. Its AMG's answer to the almighty Porsche 911 GT3 RS, and it's packing some serious hardware in its quest to dethrone …

Ride With Mark Higgins as He Shatters the Isle of Man Lap Record

This narrated video takes you inside the cockpit for Higgins's astounding 17:35.139 lap around the 37.73-mile island circuit.<p>Every year, speed addicts from across the world come together on a tiny island in the U.K. for the Isle of Man TT. This historic road race requires motorcycle competitors to …

Here's Nearly Every Great Homologation Special in a Highway Convoy

BMW M1, Lancia 037, Delta S4, Stratos, Mercedes 190E Evo II, and a Porsche 924 GTS. Wow.<p>Homologation specials are pretty much our favorite cars. Why? Because they're essentially race cars with license plates. In the 70s and 80s, many forms of motorsport required that a manufacturer build a certain …

Has This Guy Built the Ultimate Sleeper?

All it takes is an independent rear suspension and a few Cobra parts, but suddenly a 1988 Thunderbird takes on a new life.<p>Some people want a fast car that's going to get them lots of attention. Lamborghinis and G-Wagens are great for those kinds of people. But other people have different tastes. …

Fact-checking the Clinton and Trump speeches after Orlando

By Glenn Kessler<p>, The Fact Checker<p>Michelle Ye Hee Lee<p>, Reporter<p>The presumptive presidential nominees — Democrat Hillary Clinton and Republican Donald Trump —gave dueling speeches on June 13 in the aftermath of the Orlando mass shooting. We combed through the speeches to find factual assertions that …

Guns

Far out, man: Lego goes full flower child with VW Beetle kit

It's a wonderful thing when children's toys are adapted to suit the growing contingent of adult children around the world. Auto enthusiasts, especially, have been very lucky in this regard, as Lego continues to roll out interesting, complicated vehicle kits. Today, Lego's automotive offerings …

You've Never Heard a Car Pop Like This Mitsubishi Lancer Evo VI Hillclimb Monster

Ahh, the joys of anti-lag.<p>Oh you think your Jaguar F-Type is cool when it crackles and pops off throttle? This Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VI hillclimb car would argue otherwise, because all it does is pop and bang. Its pops are so gloriously loud, you can hardly hear the engine itself.<p>This video …

Psychiatrists Can’t Tell Us What They Think About Trump

Because 1,189 told us what they thought about Goldwater.<p>In a speech last week, Hillary Clinton took her befuddlement with Donald Trump and dropped it …

Michael Bay gave the 'world's loneliest dog' a role in Transformers 5 so she would get adopted

Last week, Michael Bay announced the newest cast member in his upcoming <i>Transformers</i> installment: a dog named Freya. But Freya isn't just <i>any</i> dog; she is, according to <i>The Mirror,</i> the "world's loneliest dog," because she has spent her entire life in a shelter. Bay hopes that by giving Freya a little …

The Un-American Essentialism of Donald Trump

The Republican candidate’s attacks on a federal judge directly undermine the principle on which America was founded.<p>You can dance around the question of whether Donald Trump’s “he’s a Mexican” criticism of federal judge Gonzalo Curiel, born in Indiana, is technically “racist.” There is no such race …

Here's what the Japanese think about World War II

Obama will specifically visit Memorial Park, which commemorates the event; he will be the first sitting American president to do so, although he does not plan to offer any sort of apology.<p>The bombing of Hiroshima killed around 100,000 people; three days later, tens of thousands more were killed …

Political Science

How the Soviet Union helped save the world from Hitler during World War II

In the Western popular imagination -- particularly the American one -- World War II is a conflict we won. It was fought on the beaches of Normandy …

How Many Cars in This 1986 Judas Priest Concert Parking Lot Can You Name?

The mini-documentary "Heavy Metal Parking Lot" is inadvertently a malaise-era car spotter's dream.<p><i>Heavy Metal Parking</i> Lot is a 15-minute time capsule, a mini-documentary (shot on 3/4-inch videotape!) made almost entirely of raw footage gathered in the parking lot outside a Judas Priest concert in …

Judas Priest

The Dodge Ram SRT-10 Was the First Hellcat

It didn't have the name or the badge, but Dodge's V10 pickup truck was definitely a Hellcat.<p>Earlier today, we took a look at a 2005 Dodge Ram SRT-10. It was the insane combination of a regular old Ram pickup truck and the Viper's V10 engine, and somehow Dodge not only built just one, they also put …

A Dealer Wants $200,000 for a 1991 BMW E30 M3

You could have this, or three new M3s.<p>Remember when had a laugh about an E30 M3 once owned by our Editor-at-Large, Sam Smith, sold for $58,000? That was funny. Now a dealer in Ohio is looking to get $199,990 for a 1991 M3 that's claimed to have the lowest mileage of any E30 M3 in the U.S. Is this …

Sam Smith

Old Volvos Last Forever, So This Guy’s Making Them Electric

In response to environmental and customer demands, Seattle's X-Ray Auto has begun to experiment with electric conversions on the 50-year-old cars.<p>There's nothing quite like it: To sit behind the boat-like steering wheel of a vintage Volvo is to know joy in its simplest automotive capacity. Old …

The 6-Wheeled Monster Convertible From The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen Is on eBay

It could be yours, for a few hundred thousand dollars.<p>Ken Freeman is the best custom car builder you've never heard of. The owner of a body shop in West End, North Carolina, Freeman is the man behind Spirit of Nemo, his take on possibly the most challenging movie car of all time: Captain Nemo's …

This Sex Game Could Help Oculus Sell Virtual Reality in Japan

When Facebook spent $2 billion to acquire Palmer Luckey’s Oculus VR company in 2014, virtual reality sex games probably weren’t a top priority. But …

Driving a Diesel Mercedes From When Mercedes Built Mercedeses

Mr. Regular takes a spin in a coupe from the built-like-a-bank-vault era of Mercedes-Benz.<p>There was a golden era of Mercedes-Benz. You've heard gearheads wax reverent over it: the chunk of time somewhere between the automaker's rise to U.S. mass-market success in the early 1970s, and its slump into …

Automotive Industry

In pictures: 2016 Geneva Motor Show round-up

That's a sexy wagon<p>As an American touring the European car scene, the number and style of estates/station wagons is always a highlight. This year …

Anger, praise for Apple for rebuffing FBI over San Bernardino killer's phone

<b>(CNN) —</b> For Ryan Reyes, it's personal.<p>Granted, many people have strong opinions over whether Apple helps the FBI break into the iPhone of San Bernardino killer Syed Farook. It's not just about that single device, they say, but larger issues like privacy and security. It's about how best to balance …

Privacy

Ferrari is counting on this car for its future — and we drove it

In 2014, my son, James, and I drove up to Watkins Glen International, a storied racetrack, to watch a Ferrari race. We did not, however, make the drive <i>in</i> a Ferrari.<p>Last year, Ferrari kindly lent us a California T, the company's "entry-level" car — its base price is $198,000 — to make a sort of …

Ferrari

What's The Best Future Classic You Can Buy Right Now?

When something like a Mercedes 190SL goes from being a $40,000 car to fetching a quarter of a million dollars at auction in the span of a few years, …

Leonardo DiCaprio to produce YA post-apocalyptic eco-disaster movie

The actor and film-maker follows up a Netflix deal to produce nature documentaries with a potential foray into Hunger Games-style young adult sci-fi<p>Hollywood A-lister and environmental activist Leonardo DiCaprio has bought the big-screen rights to a green-themed young adult novel called The …