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China’s Car Revolution Is Going Global

On a bright spring day in Amsterdam, car buffs stepped inside a blacked-out warehouse to nibble on lamb skewers and sip rhubarb cocktails courtesy of …

Ford Ranger Raptor Dissected: Engine, Styling, Chassis, and More!

Ford subjects its upcoming Ranger to the Raptor regimen.<p>From the April 2018 issue<p>The Ford F-150 Raptor is one of the most entertaining vehicles on the market today, as much giddy fun in its element as a sports car is on a track. But it’s also surprisingly well rounded. It is simultaneously a toy, …

15 of the Worst Used Cars to Buy From 2007-2017

Perusing the internet for used cars is something of a pastime in the Gear Patrol office. Finding a vintage car that ticks all the right boxes and …

2018 Audi RS 5 Coupe First Drive: A 174-MPH Roadrunner Attacks the Arizona Desert

Mercedes-AMG and BMW M have hogged the high-performance glory and sales. But the relaunched and reimagined Audi Sport is itching for a …

Camaro vs. Mustang: Differences and similarities between two premier pony cars

Ford caught everyone by surprise when it introduced the original Mustang at the 1964 World’s Fair in Queens, New York. Chevrolet fired back by …

Limited-Production 2018 Yenko/SC Silverado Makes 800 HP

Special supercharged Silverado gets a limited run of 25<p>In the 1960s, the name Yenko was synonymous with high-horsepower Chevys. The trademark for the name of the famed dealership and vehicle tuner has traded hands since then, now owned by Specialty Vehicle Engineering, but you can still count on a …

Stainless Steel

2018 Subaru Outback 3.6R First Test: The More Powerful Multi-Purpose Wagon

The go-almost-anywhere, do-almost-anything wagon-like crossover<p>It’s daybreak Saturday—you scramble for your clothes and caffeine, load up your gear and trusty pup, and drive the dirt backroads to your favorite mountain trailhead. When Monday rolls around, you load up the kids, turn on the heated …

National Parks

Reigning NHRA Champion Brittany Force Hospitalized After Huge Crash At Pomona

Current NHRA Top Fuel champion Brittany Force was taken to the hospital after a brutal crash in Sunday’s first round of eliminations at the NHRA …

The ET-One electric semi from Thor Tucks

LA-based startup Thor Trucks recently unveiled its zero-emission semi truck the ET-One. There are two versions of the ET-One, a $150,000 option with 100 miles of range, and a 300-mile range version that costs $250,000. Thor Trucks plans to begin shipping the ET-One in 2019. For more details head …

Sell your house and explore the planet with these awesome camper vans

Camper vans aren’t just for pensioners. Sure, they’re often associated with wearing a Hawaiian shirt as you waft across the country one Home Town …

Sixteen Power's 14.0-Liter LS V-16 Engine Hits the Dyno

Any guesses on how much power this monster makes?<p>Sixteen Power<p>If you've ever wondered what would happen if someone fused together two LS V-8 engines …

How to Engineer a Car that Goes 277.9 MPH

Records may be made to be broken, but the laws of physics aren't even supposed to bend. Which makes it all the weirder that the Koenigsegg Agera RS …

2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 to Break Cover November 12

GM to debut new coupe in Dubai<p>It is a badly kept secret that Chevrolet is about to pull the wraps off the new Corvette ZR1. GM has sent out a teaser today confirming that we finally get to pore over the last celebration of the C7 generation of the Corvette and the return of the ZR1 badge.<p>The new …

Sports Cars

2018 Ram 1500 Gains Hydro Blue Sport Special Edition Model

Ram continues to release colorful special edition models<p>Ram loves its special edition Sport truck models and has released three versions for the 2017 model year, including the Sublime (green), Copper, and Ignition Orange Sport models. The 2018 Ram 1500 Hydro Blue Sport is the fourth and final …

FCA US

Jason Battersby's TIE-X concept is the SR-72 Blackbird of The Empire

By now, we're all clear on the concept of the double life, right? Well here's another name for that roll call: Jason Battersby. The Canadian artist and designer grew up in Toronto, attended Umea Institute of Design in Sweden for his Masters in Transportation Design, and works in Munich - by day - …

Aston Martin

The McLaren 720S, The ICE Car That Demolished The Tesla Model S P100D, Just Ran A 1/4 Mile In Under 10 Seconds

In what could probably be the greatest irony in supercar history, MacLaren, the makers of the death-defying P1, has managed to produce a …

Hold onto your ape hangers, American Chopper returns next year

This is not a drill: <i>American Chopper</i> returns to the Discovery Channel in winter 2018. The reality show, which was like <i>All in the Family</i> set in a custom motorcycle shop, aired 223 episodes from 2002 to 2012 on several different Discovery outlets. The longevity came in part from stormy dynamics …

Porsche 911 Turbo S Nails 8-Second Quarter Mile in New Video

#Hella quick<p>Porsche 911 Turbo S’s are quick. In fact, they’re some of the quickest sportscars in the world, hitting 60 mph in just 2.5 seconds. For perspective, the 1,500 horsepower, all-wheel drive Bugatti Chiron hypercar hits 60 mph in just 2.4 seconds.<p>Yet, there are those that believe there’s …

Sports Cars

Snapchat will let you snap along with Grand Prix races

Ready, set, snap.<p>Snapchat's coming to Formula 1 racing, the companies said Thursday.<p>Starting with the British Grand Prix this weekend, Snapchat users will be able to contribute photos and videos to a larger, public Snapchat Story for Formula 1 Grand Prix races in Abu Dhabi, Brazil, Japan, Mexico, …

Motor Racing

Here's everything we know about Aston Martin's $3 million Valkyrie hypercar

In March 2016, Aston Martin and Red Bull Racing announced plans for what they called the "ultimate hypercar." Over the past year or so, details surrounding the coming Valkyrie hypercar have slowly trickled out.<p>The Valkyrie project is unlike anything Aston has undertaken before. With design boss …

Designing Artificial Intelligence for Games (Part 1)

Over the course of the last few decades, the gaming industry has seen great strides. Beginning with simple games like Pong* and Pac-Man* which offered players a short escape from reality and growing into such involved games like World of Warcraft* and Call of Duty 4* which are serious hobbies to …

2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia 2.0T RWD

A stunner with all the right moves, even in non-Quadrifoglio form.<p>So far, Alfa Romeo’s return to the U.S. has played out like a pop star’s entrance onto the scene. First came the flashy singles meant to garner lots of attention—in this case, the exotic 8C supercar, the 4C sports car, and the …

the chevrolet camaro by timeless kustoms is a stealthy muscle car

jul 01, 2018<p>challenged to produce a limitless prototype of the 2018 nissan ‘GT-R NISMO’ model, the ‘GT-R50’ by italdesign truly is a unique …

Muscle Cars

1,000-HP 2017 Trans Am 455 Super Duty Bows in New York

Supercharged 7.4-liter LT1 V-8 makes 1,046 lb-ft of torque<p>Although the 840-hp (on 100 octane race fuel) 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon has been blowing up the internet, another high-powered American muscle car was also introduced at the 2017 New York auto show. Florida-based Trans Am Worldwide …

Sports Cars

EV startup builds Porsche 910 racecars as street-legal EVs

Kreisel Electric builds some interesting electric vehicles. First, they tripled the range of the Volkswagen e-Golf. Then, they teamed up with Arnold Schwarzenegger to create an all-electric Mercedes G-Class. Now, they've turned their attention to something a bit older.<p>The Kreisel EVEX 910e is a …

Japan Gets Five Admiral Blue Heritage Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sports

The Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport is Goldilocks’s sweet spot in the iconic American sports car’s lineup. Most people don’t need the tower of power that is the Z06, but many still want something a little more special than the base Stingray. The Grand Sport offers style, heritage, and medium-hot …

Can Hennessey’s 1,000-hp Exorcist Camaro send Dodge’s Demon back to hell?

Demon, begone! American tuner Hennessey has released a 1,000-horsepower muscle car named The Exorcist developed to stop the upcoming Dodge Challenger …

Mass Effect: Andromeda gameplay video goes in-depth on combat

Five minutes for fighting, just like in hockey<p><i>Mass Effect: Andromeda</i> developer BioWare kicked off its “gameplay series” videos today with a deep dive on combat, showing off the options that the Ryder twins will have at their disposal when it comes to defending themselves.<p>The video offers the …

Andromeda

Photo Of The Day | February 17th 2017

<b>In between races, we took some time to browse our hard drives and look at photos taken throughout the year. We'll highlight each shot in a daily</b> …