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The U.S. Postal Service Is Going New-Truck Shopping

If you’re old enough to remember the 1980s, you’ll recall that mail used to be delivered in Jeeps. They may have looked cooler than the boxy mail vans on the road today, but they were dinosaurs. Now, the current delivery vehicle—the Grumman Long Life Vehicle, or LLV—has become a dinosaur itself. …

U.S. Postal Service

The 'Batkid Begins' Trailer Will Make You Shed a Tear or Two

The world was captivated last November when 5-year-old leukemia survivor Miles Scott took to the streets of San Francisco as Batkid, fulfilling his dream of becoming Batman through the Make-A-Wish Foundation. Now, a documentary about how that event came together is currently in production, and a …

Toyota and BMW sports car collaboration detailed in new leak

In late 2013, Toyota and BMW teamed up to create a joint sports car platform, something that was later tipped to kick off with a BMW Z4 replacement …

24 Hours of LeMons Chicago: Many Porsches, Many Former Winners, and a BMW-Powered Geo

We’re back in the Midwest once again, for the fifth visit of the 24 Hours of LeMons to the Autobahn Country Club and this year’s running of the Doin’ Time In Joliet race. With more than a hundred teams entered, we’ve got a total of five former overall LeMons winners on the premises (a Camaro, two …

General Motors

Mustang drivers show how NOT to leave a car show

Just drive away and leave the drifting to the professionals.<p>Leaving a car show is not a complicated process. You get in your machine, you fire it up, and you drive away. You <i>don't</i> hoon it up, because there are usually lots of people around, and they would prefer to avoid impromptu contact with your …

Sports Cars

When pool toys upstage the action at the Mt. Washington rally

Thank Chris Duplessis, who finds the fun in every off-track scenario.<p>Somewhere on Mt. Washington, competitors are setting times. Days are ending with either euphoric victory fist-pumps or teams loading up the trailers in abject silence—more of the latter, probably, as is the nature of competition. …

World Rally Championship

Saleen Previews What It Has in Store for the 2015 Ford Mustang

Great news for Mustang fans everywhere: Saleen Automotive has announced it is in the midst of tweaking Ford’s new-for-2015 Mustang. To mark the event, the tuning outfit has released a single photo previewing the presumably muscled-up whip. The Saleen 302 Mustang, as it will be called, marks a …

Sports Cars

See Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare's futuristic tools and weapons in action

<i>Call of Duty: Advanced Warfare</i> developer Sledgehammer Games is extrapolating today's bleeding-edge military technology well into the future, and the studio's co-founders showed off those features in a new developer diary today.<p><i>Advanced Warfare</i> takes place 40 years from now, but according to Glen …

Rolling Valor: The 16 Greatest Hero Cars of All Time – Feature

Heroes are built of good intentions, brave decisions, selfless sacrifices, and deeds undertaken against fearsome odds. Filter those characteristics through philosopher Joseph Campbell’s definition of the hero, and you wind up with <i>Star Wars</i>. Filter that definition through an automotive lens, …

Sports Cars

2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat revving is sonic bacon

This is the Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat, and we're sure that by now, you know its stats, including over 600 horsepower from its 6.2-liter, supercharged V8. What, pray tell, does that blown engine sound like, though?<p>At least judging on the sonic strength of this video, it's very, very dirty. …

Mike Ryan drifts a 200,000-pound dump truck

Some vehicles are better suited for drifting than others. Light weight, rear-wheel drive and a manual transmission make for a good hoonage platform, but that doesn't mean you couldn't get an all-wheel drive, automatic family sedan like, say, my mom's Passat into a four-wheel drift (which this …

The 6 most important Carroll Shelby performance cars

These are the Shelbys you should know about.<p><i>Carroll Shelby, as you may be aware, built a hell of a car. Here are six of them you might know about, and what we said about them at the time.</i><p>1965 Shelby Mustang GT-350<p>"All in all, the GT-350 is pretty much a brute of a car. There's nothing subtle about …

Sports Cars

Bring enough cash and these rare Astons could be yours

If you could only pick just one, which would it be?<p>In a few days, the Aston Martin Works will host an auction of rare and particularly fantastic Aston Martins—everything from full-bore race cars to unrestored projects of eye-watering proportions. The catalog is bursting with good stuff, actually. …

Muscle Cars

We Hear: Honda S2000 Successor Coming

Another rumor that Honda is developing a trio of mid-engine sports cars collaborates with our previous reports. In addition to the next Honda/Acura NSX and Honda S660, the Japanese automaker is working on a Honda S2000 successor, according to <i>Auto Express</i>.<p>The report suggests the new S2000 won’t be …

Automotive Design

21-Year-Old Builds Nutsy Rally Car in His Garage

So the Kiwi telecaster is a bit misinformed. He says, “No supercar on earth can take off this quickly. Zero to two-hundred in <i>seven</i> seconds.” Admittedly, if he was referring to the last generation of ultra-exotic specials from Ferrari and Porsche, he’d be bang on. But the McLaren P1, Ferrari …

World Rally Championship

Sony's 185 TB magnetic tape sets new storage record

Sony has developed new magnetic tape technology that can fit more than 185 terabytes of data on a single cartridge, the company announced last week.<p>The technology allows for the storage of more than 18.5 gigabytes of data per square inch of tape — 74 times the capacity of standard, mainstream …

Nintendo will report its yearly earnings this week — expect weak Wii U sales

<i>Correction: This article originally referred to a Nintendo press briefing held on May 2. That was incorrect. The actual briefing took place in January. We apologize for the error.</i><p>While Super Mario’s Mushroom Kingdom is sunny and filled with smiling clouds, that’s not how anyone would describe …

2014’s Upcoming Wii U Games

With major titles like Mario Kart 8 and Super Smash Bros. coming this year to Wii U, we decided to pull together everything that we know of that's …

Ferrari F40 promo film is the world's best car ad

The world's best marketing B-roll.<p>We'd suggest that a promotional video for the F40, Ferrari's 1980s supercar masterpiece, was probably unnecessary—Maranello only planned to build 400 examples of Enzo's twin-turbo magnum opus, but due to overwhelming demand, the company eventually made over 1300. …

Enzo Ferrari

Petersen Museum celebrates 50 years of Ford Mustang with special exhibit

If you're a pony-car enthusiast, this is your year. Not only has Ford introduced an all-new Mustang, but it's also the 50th anniversary of the original. Celebrations and commemorations have been scheduled throughout the year, and not the least of them is the latest exhibit at the Petersen …

Barn-find Ferrari Dino gets brilliant auction catalog description

The obvious by any other name ... adds value?<p>Barn finds are often discovered in rough condition. That sort of comes with the territory, since years of stasis and neglect aren't kind to automobiles. In some ways, that's part of the attraction of the barn find—the challenge of returning a special car …

Classic Cars

TOTD: Name the Most Iconic Model From Each Car Brand

We recently asked you to name the most iconic Dodge model in the brand’s 100-year history, and now forum user <b>Land Rovers</b> is expanding the question. For today’s Thread of the Day, we want you to name the most iconic car from each brand.<p>It might be difficult to choose just one iconic model to …

Sports Cars

No More Teasing: Alfa Romeo Finally Returns To U.S.

Alfa Romeo has teased Americans with its return to the United States for years, and now, after numerous false starts, it will begin selling the 4C sports car this summer.<p>The 4C Launch Edition, unveiled Wednesday at the New York international auto show, is “just an appetizer” for the carmaker’s full …

Holy blow-off: 1200-hp twin-turbo Hennessey CTS-V Wagon

Part Veyron, part Roadmaster, all awesome..<p>John Hennessey started off fabricating parts for his daily-driven Pikes Peak privateer Mitsubishi 3000GT. Nearly a quarter-century later, he's got his own company, a 10,000-square-foot facility in California, and the fastest car in the world. Oh, and he's …

Sports Cars

Guy builds insane 12-rotor Wankel engine in his garage

It doesn't matter what kind of motor you've put together in your garage. This guy wins.<p>How many rotors is too many rotors? If you're Tyson Garvin, the number is somewhere north of 12. Garvin is an endurance powerboat racer who has twice set the record for the run from New York City to Bermuda, and …

New York City

Learning to drive stick shift makes people better drivers

Maybe, just maybe, it's safer and better for every road user if we all know how the gears that make the wheels go round ratchet up.<p>There are an increasing number of endangered species in this turbulent world of ours, but none is rushing to extinction faster than the driver who can get from A to B …

Naughty Dog Contemplating The Last of Us 2

Though ideas for new franchises are also being discussed.<p>Exit Theatre Mode<p>The Last of Us 2 has been discussed by Naughty Dog, according to the …

The 12 Greatest Overlooked Cars

Nobody ever includes the Volkswagen Scirocco 16v or Jeep Wagoneer in their lists of the greatest cars of all time. Which is a mistake.

Meet The Bugatti Veyron Of The Dubai Police Fleet: Video

While officials in Dubai are known to have deep pockets, there were many that doubted their claims that a Bugatti Veyron supercar would be added to …