Richard Rick Reed

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2014 Z/28: The Baddest Camaro Ever

It costs more than a ZL1, has less horsepower, and only comes with one speaker. So why would you want a Z/28? Because its the most aggressive, driver-focused Camaro ever made. Oh, and its warrantied for driving on the track.

Infiniti to Introduce Q30 Concept Premium Compact

Although the premium-compact segment has been somewhat of the redheaded stepchild in the U.S., it continues to be an important cog in the wheel of European sales. Consider that Audi offers the A3 with three doors or without a roof (in addition to the five-door we get at present), BMW sells a …

Globalization

2013 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT Coupe and Roadster

GTs in name only.<p>TESTED<p>Before marketers hijacked them, before BMW slapped them on an awkward hatchback, and long before you could buy a Mitsubishi Outlander GT, the letters “GT” defined a very specific type of automobile. A grand tourer, or <i>gran turismo,</i> was a swift, athletic car that placed equal …

Elon Musk's Hyperloop Detailed

Next time you pull up to your bank’s drive-thru, look at the vacuum tube funneling to the clerk’s window. Now imagine you’re deposited inside, comfortably reclined, and whisking at subsonic speeds across the California coast. This isn’t a <i>Honey, I Shrunk The Kids</i> remake. Tesla CEO Elon Musk, the …

Elon Musk

2015 Mercedes-Benz GLA-class

It's just like the A-class, only Americanized.<p>It’s a good thing Mercedes-Benz’s compact front-wheel-drive platform is versatile. The foundation for the brand’s A-class hatchback, the high-roof B-class, and the U.S.-bound CLA-class, this architecture serves as the basis for Benz’s assault on BMW’s …

Two Concepts to Preview Next-Gen Smarts with Four Doors, Dacia Inline-Threes

Imagine a world in which you—like so many Americans who aren’t so into cars—had never heard of Smart and its piddling matchbox cars. Nobody had ever ranted in the YouTube comments with such vitriol about how deeply Smart cars offend them, and how people who buy the little two-seaters deserve the …

Nextgen

BMW Concept M4 Coupe

A new name in the evolution of a cult classic.<p><i>Update: The 2015 BMW M3 and M4 have been officially revealed. Click here for full info and photos.</i><p>After four generations of the two-door BMW M3, it is time to say goodbye: The moniker will henceforth be reserved for the BMW's compact four-door sports …

2013 Dodge Dart Rallye 1.4T Manual

They don't make them like they used to—and that's a good thing.<p><b>Months in Fleet:</b> 15 months<b><br>Current Mileage:</b> 40,007<b><br>Average Fuel Economy:</b> 29 mpg<b><br>Average Range:</b> 465 miles<b><br>Service:</b> $625<b><br>Normal Wear:</b> $0<b><br>Repair:</b> $0<b><br>Damage and Destruction:</b> $1087<p>As we say goodbye to our bright orange long-term Dodge Dart test …

Cadillac Elmiraj Concept

The future of Cadillac's Art & Science design language.<p>Design themes, particularly those as radical as Cadillac’s initial razor-edged Art & Science (A&S) motif, typically enjoy a half-life of just a few years. Rooted in the 1999 Evoq concept and influencing production models from the 2003 CTS sedan …

Cadillac

A Brief History in Photos of Corvette Racing

Given Zora Arkus-Duntov’s background, there was no way Chevrolet’s Corvette wouldn’t be raced. A veteran of the 24 Hours of Le Mans in Allards and Porsches, Duntov set the Plastic Fantastic on a philosophical track that would later bring the Vette class honors in the French classic—and at many race …

Sports Cars

Spyker B6 Venator Spyder Concept

One roofless Spyker, a thousand dropped jaws.<p>Life is seldom easy for a cottage-industry car brand—just ask Lotus—but for Spyker, the last few years have been particularly trying. Outsized ambition has a way of biting those who exercise it—just ask Volkswagen subsidiary Porsche—and when a Dutch firm …

Auto Shows

'Inside' vs. 'outside' headphones: What's the difference?

It's not just size; some headphones are better suited to on-the-go use, and others are mostly stay-at-home types.<p>The Velodyne vPulse is one of the best pair of $99 headphones I've ever listened to on the NYC subway, but it's not one I use at home or in any quiet space. Why's that?<p>The vPulse's …

Audiophile

8 Popular Tooth Myths Debunked

Nothing but the tooth.<p>You've probably heard that Coke can dissolve a tooth or that bleaching your teeth weakens them. But what's the truth behind these tooth myths?

Dentistry

4 Ways to Cut Down Your Stuff Without Going Insane

You may not be a capital-H hoarder, but chances are you've got more stuff packed away than you really know what to do with. If it's time to reduce the clutter, start here.<p><i>Lars Plougmann/Flickr</i><p>I recently read an article on Lifehacker Australia about the process of downsizing your home—and how to do …

Home-Brewer Jon Cumblad on DIY Beermaking Gear

At 18, Jon Cumblad was part of a Penn State research team that worked with NASA to study cosmic radiation. Today, Cumblad lives in Chicago, where he works as a computer-aided design (CAD) manager for the Orbus Exhibit & Display Group, which creates displays for tradeshows. But on his downtime, …

DIY Chemistry: Teach Yourself Electroplating

This simple experiment, in which you can coat graphite with copper, will show you the secrets of laying down a thin layer of metal.<p><b>When you see a thin layer of metal</b>—on anything from chrome car parts to drill bits to jewelry—electroplating probably has been at work. The process is simple: Send …