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Poor Sales Of Toyota GT 86/Scion FR-S Likely To Rule Out New Variants

A senior Toyota official has revealed that poor sales of the GT 86 sports car meant that additional variants, such as the much-hyped convertible and …

Initial D Legend 1: Awaken trailer released

The Japanese manga series Initial D might be as responsible for making drifting popular in the US as any other source. Even if you've never seen it, you're likely familiar with the black-and-white Toyota Corolla AE86 as the show's hero car.<p>Initial D launched in US in comic and animated form in 2002 …

Ken Block's New Rallycross/WRC/Gymkhana Livery Is Sick

As if the wildly overpowered, built-out, fist-punch-to-the-face Ford Fiestas Ken Block uses for everything from Gymkhana videos to WRC to Global Rallycross couldn’t get any awesomer, say hello to their new duds. Block’s Hoonigan Racing Division has revealed a new livery that will do triple duty on …

Motorsport

Lotus Motorcycles C-01 now 'ready for the road'

When we first laid eyes on leaked images of the Lotus Motorcycles C-01, we wondered if its laid-back, sport cruiser shape was really appropriate for a motorcycle bearing any connection with Colin Chapman and the company's famous "add lightness" mantra. We've now seen official pictures of the bike …

McLaren P1 prototype still sliding hard after 40,000 miles

Even if you're the manufacturer responsible for producing them, you don't just hand the keys over to a seven-figure supercar to just anyone. You hand-pick just the right man for the job. But even then, you still don't want to give him a brand-new car. Which could be why when McLaren invited Chris …

Lotus C-01 Superbike Revealed In All Its Carbon Fiber Glory

Nearly a year ago, Lotus announced the launch of its new motorcycle division, with a teaser image showing the carbon fiber tank of its C-01 …

JDM 56k-Mile 1986 Toyota Corolla AE86 Levin

This 1986 Toyota Corolla Levin is said to have only 56,200 miles from new and is currently fully legal on a Texas title. The Advan wheels are cool …

Lotus is Building the Real Tron Light Cycle

Take a look at the majestic C-01.<p>There's a reason the Lotus Motorcycles C-01 looks like it might have driven out of the Tron universe and into the real world: Its designer, Daniel Simon, builds bikes for movies and created the light cycles for the 2010 sequel <i>Tron Legacy</i>. This isn't some …

Zenvo responds to Top Gear review after its car catches fire during testing

Another day, another <i>Top Gear</i> controversy. This time, the boys from the BBC's hit show haven't enraged a country or British sensibilities - they've gone back to their old stomping grounds of upsetting car companies.<p>In last week's episode of <i>Top Gear</i> (which is set to air in the United States on …

Toyota GT86, Scion FR-S sales disappointing worldwide?

Okay, folks – it appears we've got a problem. The Toyota GT86, Europe's counterpart to our own beloved Subaru BRZ and Scion FR-S coupes, is apparently not selling too well. This, according to Toyota's European Vice President of Research and Development, Gerald Killman, is what's limiting plans for …

Why the Lotus C-01 motorcycle looks straight outta TRON

Daniel Simon creates a gorgeous monster of a motorcycle.<p>We've known about Lotus's maiden two-wheel endeavor since last summer, but details have been scarce and wild speculation abundant since the project was announced. Now, the rumormill can finally rest: Lotus has unveiled its C-01 superbike. And …

Superbikes

Photos: Lotus C-01 Motorcycle

Motorcycles

Nürburgring Track Record Obliterated — In a Videogame

Behold, the fastest car ever to run the Nürburgring's <i>Nordschleife</i> track. Virtually, anyway.<p>Red Bull head designer Adrian Newey, the genius-cum-madman …

Watch This 1,029-HP Honda Odyssey Minivan Roast Its Tires: Video

We've all seen it happen. One of our car-loving friends sells their awesome sports car and buys a minivan because a new kid's on the way and they …

Honda

These Bad-Ass 200-hp Lotus Motorcycles Are Mind-Blowing

Thank you, Lotus. Not for creating these motorcycles, because you didn’t, but for lending Kodewa Performance Motorcycles your name, and allowing Kodewa to translate its expertise building your LMP1 cars into one of the hottest motorcycles we’ve ever seen. The move was, frankly, brilliant.<p>The …

Motorcycles

Audi RS6 vs Porsche GT2 997 vs Nissan GT-R

Justin Verlander Has Too Many Exotic Sports Cars to Fit in His Garage

Justin Verlander is the owner of a $180 million contract, and it's safe to say he has been enjoying the fruits of his labor.<p>According to James Schmehl of MLive.com, Verlander recently had a Lamborghini Aventador Roadster delivered to the Tigers spring training complex in Florida. The price tag? A …

Baseball

UFC 170 betting includes Ronda Rousey armbar odds

Ronda Rousey is a huge favorite in UFC 170 betting and fans can even bet on whether she will defeat Sara McMann by armbar.<p>Ronda Rousey is a perfect 8-0 in her MMA career so far with eight submission wins via armbar.<p>When you have domination at that level, it's just a matter of time before someone …

Top 5 Ducati SportClassics

For a motorcycle that only sold in small numbers and was produced for just five years, the Ducati SportClassic generates a remarkable amount of press. It’s virtually impossible to find a good condition example on the secondhand market, and if you do find one, you’ll have to pay handsomely for the …

Motorcycles

Big in Japan: A Guide to the Films of Animation Master Hayao Miyazaki

The revered director earned an Oscar nomination for his controversial 'The Wind Rises'<p>On February 21st, <i>The Wind Rises</i>, director Hayao Miyazaki's …

Dizzying photos of Sochi athletes in flight

Olympic photography is a competitive business, especially for the veteran professionals who have to go toe-to-toe with drone cameras, photo agencies installing lightning-speed fiber optic networks at the games, and astronomically expensive and rapidly changing camera technology.<p>As such, …

Figure Skating

Discovering the Higgs through Physics, Dance and Photography

Changing Planet<p>The Arts Council of Greater New Haven has chosen our project ¨<b>Discovering the Higgs through Physics, Dance and Photography¨</b>, as one of the seven chosen to receive funding as part of Reintegrate<i>*</i>: Enhancing Collaborations in the Arts & Sciences.<p>The Project´s team is formed by Sarah …

Sochi 2014: 10 high contrast shots at the Winter Olympics – in pictures

The Winter Olympics are immensely colourful, but sometimes you don’t need much colour to make a beautiful picture. Here are 10 examples of images which excel on account of the simple contrast between light and dark<p>• Check out our gallery of motion blur photos here

10 Insane Rides by Boutique Carmakers

These aren't just upgraded versions of the original<p>Today's restomodders, replica builders, and tuners take an obsessive approach to performance. These vehicles are modified to a level of detail so far beyond their original roots that they are better described as brand-new production cars and trucks …

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

A savage journey to the heart of the American dream<p>We were somewhere around Barstow on the edge of the desert when the drugs began to take hold. I …

'Tron' designer creates a real-world superbike

Lotus has a new superbike called the C-01. Designed by Daniel Simon, whose work you'll know from <i>Tron: Legacy</i>, <i>Oblivion</i>, and <i>Captain America</i>, the bike balances the Lotus form of old with a decidedly modern finish.<p>Although Simon is better known for his concept work, and the C-01 certainly looks like a …