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9 quotes that prove Prince's infinite wisdom will stay with us forever

Prince has died, which doesn't seem possible to the fans who saw him as an otherworldly being. He may have only lived on Earth for 57 years, but his …

Has Heaven Opened? Because a Track Featuring Nas, J Dilla and Madlib Has Been Released

The track appears ahead of J Dilla's upcoming posthumous album 'The Diary'.<p><i>Image via Wikimedia</i><p>You know how every rap nerd wants to bore you by delving headfirst into the semantics of how, like, ugh, <i>Illmatic</i> is the greatest rap album of all time? And then, when they're finished with that, they're …

12 of the Most Embarrassing Cars Ever Built by Otherwise Excellent Automakers

These cars were the black sheep of their automotive families.<p>Black sheep—seemingly every family has at least one. That's true of automotive families, as well. The one model that's considered not as good as the others, an embarrassment that most would rather forget. At club gatherings, it's the car …

Britney Spears

15 of the Weirdest Special Edition Cars Ever Made

Many stylistic changes. Engine upgrades, not so much.<p>Sometimes a special edition car is totally organic and makes sense. And then there are times that an automaker pairs up with a luxury manufacturer to create a bewildering special edition. These are some of the oddest we've seen.

Land Rover Range Rover

This Ferrari Testa D'Oro Colani is a $1.7-Million One-Off From the Future

If you’re a car collector who has become jaded at the notion of a Ferrari, we just may have the antidote for you. This $1.7 million Ferrari Testa D’Oro Colani is a Ferrari unlike any other. It’s the perfect prancing horse for those seeking something truly—and wildly—unique.<p>The outlandish creation …

Teal Typhoon: This Twin-Turbo GMC Will Take You Back to the '90s in a Hurry

Way back in 1991, we decided to set up a quarter-mile drag race between a Ferrari 348ts and a GMC Syclone. The Syclone won. Here on eBay is a mint version of the Syclone’s twin brother, the GMC Typhoon.<p>The Typhoon was built by GM from ’92 to ’93 and, while looking like a body-kitted version of the …

Hear Ghostface, RZA and Raekwon Team for Noir ‘Return of the Savage’

One-third of the Wu-Tang Clan have teamed up with producer Adrian Younge for a moody, new Spaghetti Western–influenced track, “Return of the Savage.” …

Rap & Hip-Hop

Simple Minds: Breakfast Club anniversary honored at Billboard Music Awards

<i>The Breakfast Club</i> turned 30 this year, so what better time than now for the Billboard Music Awards to pay tribute to one of the most iconic movies …

Billboard Awards

June 2015

Archive Dive: 1970s dreams of a mid-engined Corvette

"We have now established beyond a doubt that the car was indeed a prototype for future production ... and can report full details on the 1973 Corvette."<p><i>This article originally appeared in the January 1971 issue of</i> Road & Track. <i>At the time, what we now know as the XP-882 prototype fooled a lot of</i> …

Jeremy Clarkson to Continue Live Gigs With Hammond and May

Jeremy Clarkson’s days with “Top Gear” may be over, but this isn’t the last you’ll see of him. BBC has allowed the controversial ex-host to continue the remainder of the Top Gear Live tour with Richard Hammond and James May, although the events will be stripped of any Top Gear branding.<p>“So as not …

Top Gear

Ultra-rare Pontiac Banshee could bring $600k at auction

Two Banshees survived: this silver coupe and a white convertible, stashed away by Pontiac employees who later bought the cars in 1973.<p>For all Pontiac's performance-driven success in the 1960s, the division never built a true sports car—at least not until the Fiero in the 1980s or, if you don't …

Classic Cars

How to win any argument: pseudo-scientific neuro-gibberish

If you’re hoping to win an argument this week, try talking neuro-gibberish. Irrelevant neuroscience information – or “neurobabble” – makes for the most convincing scientific explanations, according to researchers at Villanova University and the University of Oregon.<p>Scientists gave a group of 385 …

Grand Theft Auto 5 mod turns cars into ammo

The "Vehicle Cannon" is basically the greatest video game hack of all time.<p>Now that <i>Grand Theft Auto 5</i> is on the PC, players are cooking up countless gameplay mods. Some are better than others, but this one is so mic-droppingly good, it may be impossible to top.<p>In a nutshell, it makes it so that the …

Grand Theft Auto

Every Super Mario Bros. Sound Effect, Played at Once

Nintendo's iconic platformer Super Mario Bros. had a lot of memorable sound effects that remain popular to this day. But now we're hearing them like never before in a terrifying new video.<p>YouTube user crysknife007 has collected every sound effect from the original NES game and looped them on top of …

Donkervoort unlocks the D8 GTO Bare Naked Carbon

The new Batman vs Superman trailer missed a trick. This car should have been in it. Superhero fans, meet the Donkervoort D8 GTO Bare Naked Carbon Edition.<p>It's the first D8 GTO – the Netherlands' version of a steroidal Caterham – to be built entirely from carbon fibre, inside and out.<p>Amusing though …

Most Of The Web Is Invisible To Google. Here's What It Contains

A roadmap of the Internet's darkest alleys<p>You thought you knew the Internet. But sites such as Facebook, Amazon, and Instagram are just the surface. There’s a whole other world out there: the Deep Web.<p>It’s a place where online information is password protected, trapped behind paywalls, or requires …

Scaled-Down Porsche Engine Scales Up The Awesome: Video

It took years to build, but something like this is undoubtedly a labor of love. A Dutch Porsche enthusiast who also happens to be a crafter of …

Jay Leno Takes A Look At The Fab Fours Legend Jeep: Video

SEMA is <i>the</i> showcase for all things insane in the automotive world. Jay Leno's Garage is <i>the</i> place to see pretty much everything in the automotive …

Metallica Offer Free Download of Private Concert

Continuing with their tradition of making all live concerts available to fans, Metallica is now offering a free download via LiveMetallica.com of a …

Metallica

The Hoonicorn Mustang is just as evil with no bodywork

Open-wheel mayhem ensues on Ken Block's only test run pre-Gymkhana 7.<p>Ken Block had only one opportunity to shake down the ridicutastic Hoonicorn Mustang RTR's AWD powertrain before using it to film Gymkhana 7.<p>Naturally the mandatory hoon session was recorded for posterity.<p>It's wild in its own way. …

Sports Cars

Experimental Hyundai gas engine runs sans spark plugs

It's the holy grail of internal combustion engines: diesel-engine efficiency using cheaper gasoline. Can it keep the gasoline engine relevant?<p>Combustion engineers mounting a last stand against electric propulsion harbor bizarre fantasies. The gasoline guys dream of the diesel's potent torque curves …

Internal Combustion Engine

Will Smith Gets ‘Jiggy Wit It’ on ‘Letterman’

Will Smith may be plotting a music comeback, especially if rumors that he’s been in the studio with Kanye West are to be believed, but for now the …

David Letterman

Jimi Hendrix’s Early Curtis Knight Recordings Set for Official Release

Early recordings of Jimi Hendrix when he was a guitarist in the R&B group Curtis Knight and the Squires will finally be released with the …

Guitar

Dipset Share "Do Something"

Dipset: "Do Something" (via SoundCloud)<p>Dipset—the iconic rap group featuring Cam'ron, Juelz Santana, Jim Jones, and Freekey Zekey—recently announced a reunion tour. They're also planning to release an EP. Today, Funkmaster Flex has shared another new track. It's called "Do Something"—listen above …

SoundCloud

Puff, the Dangerous Driver: Is Doping and Driving Safe?

The scientific community may not have made up its mind, but to us it's obvious: Doping and driving don't mix.<p>From the June 1980 issue of <b>Car and Driver</b><p>As marijuana becomes more common in our society, so does driving under its influence, and although there is little if any statistical proof that …

This video is like a cyberpunk DeLorean movie trailer

Someone cast Ryan Gosling and have Ridley Scott direct it.<p>Credit where credit's due: <i>Cool Material</i> watched this short music video, "Retrowave," and declared it "a combination of <i>Drive</i>, <i>Back to the Future</i>, and <i>Tron.</i>" Nailed it. Although I'd say that it's more <i>Blade Runner</i> than <i>BTTF</i>, but the overall mood …

Blade Runner

Haim and Morris Day & the Time Team Up for "Jungle Love" on "Kimmel"

<i>Photo via Twitter</i><p>Every Monday this month, "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" are hosting a weekly night called "Mash Up Mondays" where two artists come together to form supergroups. Last week, Weezer and ZZ Top teamed up. This time, it was Haim and Morris Day and the Time (as Morris Day and the Haim). They did …

Jimmy Kimmel

Hobbyist hand-builds a tiny, running W32 engine

It took 2,500 hours to build from scratch, and runs so smoothly you can balance a coin on it.<p>Think it's nerve-wracking to assemble a freshly-rebuilt engine? This guy probably thinks that's cake.<p>Sure, keeping track of thousands of parts and making sure everything goes together in the right order and …

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