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Jenson Button on The Grand Tour, killing birds and ramming Nico Rosberg

In our exclusive interview, Jenson Button reveals his favourite car, his scariest moment, his dream F1 dinner party and why he'd love to face 21 …

DJI’s new Inspire 2 drone is packing two cameras

More drone than most of us will ever need<p>DJI has a chokehold on the consumer drone market, and it’s leveraging that dominance to try and establish itself as the clear leader for commercial drones used by professionals as well. When it introduced the Inspire 1 back in November of 2014, the company …

Matt Damon And Liam Neeson Reportedly Making A Movie To Get You Fired Up About Motorcycles [Update: No?]

Rumor has it Hollywood superstars Matt Damon and Liam Neeson are about to start shooting a movie based around the infamous annual Isle Of Man …

Movies

Here's How Automakers Camouflage Their Secret Test Cars

You've seen covered up cars in spy photos, but do you know how they got that way?<p>Even though it happens often, automakers really don't want the public to see their new cars before they're officially revealed. However, those cars need to be tested in the real world, so automakers have to do their …

The story behind one of Formula 1's greatest photos

Photo credit: Peter J Fox<p>This spectacular image of Nico Rosberg in his Mercedes F1 W07 Hybrid was taken during Friday practice at the 2016 Japanese …

Singer Unveils Two Stunning New ’70s-Inspired Porsche 911s

Purveyors of the finest, restored Porsches, Singer is back with two stunning new 911s to add to its portfolio. First up is the suitably …

Porsche

Riding Motorcycles in the Rain Tips | 8 Essential Techniques

Riding Motorcycles in the Rain | 8 Tips<p>For the average motorcyclist, riding in the Northeast is not a 12-month thing. Most riders have their …

Black Mirror Season 3 Episodes Ranked and Reviewed, inc. San Junipero

The latest season of cult TV show <i>Black Mirror</i> dropped October 21 on Netflix, plunging us right back into the depressing not-so-far future world of …

The best place for women in action movies is next to Tom Cruise.

<i>This article originally appeared in</i> Vulture<i>.</i><p>On Friday, Tom Cruise returned to theaters with the second installment in the Jack Reacher film …

Ford Will Build One GT Per Day From December 2016 to October 2020

According to a leaked brochure, the entire order, build, and delivery process takes nine months.<p>It's hard to believe, but the Ford GT is almost here. Yes, we first saw the GT "concept" in January 2015 (in truth, it was pretty much a production car), but even now, it's still hard to believe that …

This New BMW Film Is a Super Badass 5-Series Commercial

Yes, this is a car commercial. No, you won't care either.<p>Back in 2001, BMW created one of the savviest marketing campaigns ever, BMW Films. Instead of producing boring commercials, the company commissioned a series of short films from famous directors with Clive Owen starring as an anonymous driver …

In pictures: The best of Intermot 2016

The biennial Intermot show makes every even-numbered year a little more interesting for motorcycle fans, kicking off the new model season ahead of …

The Kink in Elon Musk’s Hyperloop

In August of 2013, Elon Musk casually released a 58-page proposal online with the unassuming title “Hyperloop Alpha.” Building on an idea the Tesla …

High-speed Rail

Self-Driving Cars Will Be the Best Thing to Happen to Motorcycles

Self-driving technology promises to pretty much transform the auto industry as we know it. It may also change the business of selling motorcycles—but …

BMW's motorcycle of the future doesn't require a helmet

BMW has unveiled a slew of concept vehicles to mark its 100th birthday, but its fourth and last example might be the most daring. Its new Motorrad Vision Next 100 concept motorcycle would supposedly be so smart that you wouldn't need a helmet, or even a padded suit. The key would be a …

Motorcycles

Ken Block's Hoonicorn Mustang Makes 1400 Twin-Turbo Horsepower Now

Hoonicorn 2 gets a pair of gnarly turbos and runs on methanol now. Yeah, that'll roast some tires.<p>You know the Hoonicorn. Ken Block's 845-hp, all-wheel drive freak machine, <i>very</i> loosely styled after a 1965 Mustang, with a Roush Yates racing V8 under the hood.<p>There's even more under the hood now. …

Liquid assets: how the business of bottled water went mad | Sophie Elmhirst

How did a substance that falls from the air, springs from the earth and comes out of your tap become a hyperactive multibillion-dollar business?<p>The dress code of the clientele in Planet Organic, Notting Hill is gym chic. On a hot day in mid-August, the men wore mid-thigh shorts, pectoral-enhancing …

Enthusiast Parks His BMW E30 M3 in Living Room to Escape Hurricane Matthew

This is what true love looks like<p>Hurricane Matthew made landfall earlier this week, and automotive enthusiasts are scrambling to shack-up their cars before the winds cause undue damage. Some stuff their rides in their garage, or even rent out sturdy storage space to ride out the tropical storm. …

Cover Story: The Mind-Bending Benedict Cumberbatch

His obsessive fans have turned Benedict Cumberbatch into “the Internet’s boyfriend,” and next month’s Doctor Strange will only stoke the flame. Starring as another alienated genius, this one with superpowers, the actor reveals his own attraction to the edge.<p>When Benedict Cumberbatch was 19 years …

Here's Exactly When You Should Upshift for the Fastest Acceleration

Want to shift for the fastest 0-60 and quarter-mile time? Here's how to pick the right shift point for any car.<p>Shifting gears is easy to learn, but hard to master. Timing that perfect upshift can take a lot of practice, but when you do it right, the satisfaction is like nothing else. Turns out, …

Fisker is back with a new electric car to debut later in 2017

Henrik Fisker, designer of the Aston Martin V8 Vantage and Aston Martin DB9, is back with an electric car company called Fisker, Inc. – not to be confused with the old Fisker, which was acquired by Chinese auto parts giant Wanxiang and retooled as Karma Automotive. The new Fisker will also be …

2016 Intermot Motorcycle Show Coverage!

For many, Autumn is the beginning of the end of another riding season. But for any motorcycle enthusiast, Autumn is also the time of the year when we …

What Do You Do With Your Life After You've Already Been The World's Youngest Dictator?

<b>The run-down mansion</b> rising above the Freetown slum was the first giveaway, but it got even stranger. As Valentine Strasser’s home came into view, my guide screamed in Krio, “I go scared!” then yanked open the car door and bolted.<p>He emerged 50 meters away, behind a tangle of banana trees. Fair …

Africa

The New York Times risked legal trouble to publish Donald Trump’s tax return

<i>This post has been updated.</i><p>Dean Baquet wasn't bluffing.<p>The New York Times executive editor said during a visit to Harvard in September that he would risk jail to publish Donald Trump's tax returns. He made good on his word Saturday night when the Times published Trump tax documents from 1995, which …

Donald Trump

World Superbikes invest in new entry-level 300 cc class

As of 2017, the World Superbike Championship will incorporate a brand new racing discipline specifically designed to offer affordable access to fresh …

Motorcycles

Racist Social Media Users Have A New Code To Avoid Censorship

New code words hide slurs from social platforms, and many tweets using them express support for Donald Trump.<p>Racist online communities have developed a new code for racial, homophobic, and bigoted slurs in an attempt avoid censorship.<p>The code, which uses terms like "Google," "Skittle," and "Yahoo" …

Why premium gas is a total waste of money

<i>Here are three of the week's top pieces of financial advice, gathered from around the web:</i><p><b>Premium at the pump? Don't bother.</b><br>"Drivers are wasting …

Palantir Sued By Department of Labor For Race Discrimination

Palantir Technologies, the secretive CIA-funded startup founded by Peter Thiel, is being sued by the United States Department of Labor for …

Cyber Prophet Jaden Smith to Elon Musk: Water

In a self-described “master plan” released earlier this year, probable hologram Elon Musk declared the future is solar, but this weekend, teen mystic …