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Watch this robot solve a Rubik's Cube in about a second

Ah, the Rubik's Cube. Few novelty puzzles have had as long of a career.<p>Since its invention in 1974, the cube has become on one of the best selling …

Van Pops Reverse Wheelie By Virtue Of 'Unknown Force' At An Intersection

Ever been casually driving down the road and have the back end of your vehicle shoot up in the air? Yeah, me neither. But that’s what reportedly …

World Record for Tightest Reverse Parallel Park Broken (W/Video)

Stunt Driver Alastair Moffatt sets a new record.<p>Parallel parking can be a challenge in normal driving circumstances, but when you’re attempting to do it with only centimeters to spare and in reverse, that’s another level of difficulty. In celebration of Guinness World Records Day 2015, Alastair …

Here's 16 Minutes of 2015's Biggest Nurburgring Fails

A guilty pleasure.<p>We've already seen two compilations of the year's Nurburgring fails, but here's yet another set of crashes, spins, and near misses from Germanys most infamous race track.<p>This one is a supersized 16 minute version of thrills and spills. Crashes aren't everyone's favorite things, …

Guilty Pleasures

Report: Pagani Zonda Revolucion Sets Nürburgring Nordschleife Record

Just because it's not currently in production doesn't mean the Pagani Zonda isn't still awesome.<p>The Pagani Zonda may have officially ended production, but that doesn't mean it should be forgotten. It's still hanging around, looking cool and driving fast. If the most recent rumor turns out to be …

Backstory Of 'Hyper 5' Supercar Comparo--And Why There's No Koenigsegg: Video

<i>Warning: This video contains some NSFW language.</i><p>Supercar lover and rising YouTube star Alejandro Salomon has put together an impressive test …

Mazda Confirms the Rotary Engine Is Back, Baby!

Mazda has confirmed that the mysterious sports car concept it's bringing to the Tokyo Motor Show will indeed be rotary powered.<p>The internet has been buzzing with rumors about the sports car concept Mazda will be showing off at the Tokyo Motor Show this year. There's still a lot that's up in the …

What It Takes to Create Good Electric Power Steering

What does a car's steering need in order for it to achieve the trifecta: effort, response, and feedback?<p>There's no control in a car more central to driver involvement than steering. And there's no control that juggles more variables to get satisfying feel—that just-right balance of how much force …

The Most Fun New Cars You Can Buy for Less Than $27,500

Because you shouldn't have to spend $30,000 to drive a great car.<p>You don't have to spend tons of money to own a fun car. Here are some of the most enjoyable new vehicles out right now for less than $27,500, according to you.

This Super Rare Aston Martin DB4 GT Zagato Can Be Yours

And you and me and everybody else we know will probably not be able to afford this DB4GT Zagato.<p>This is an extremely rare 1962 Aston Martin DB4GT by Zagato. In fact, this is the 14th of just 19 ever made. That makes it even more exclusive than a Ferrari 250 GTO. This particular DB4GT Zagato …

Nissan would love to build an all-electric GT-R

As the current Nissan GT-R gets older, rumors seem to be popping up with increasing frequency about what tech might be in store for the next generation. Hopping right over all of that speculation, one Nissan exec is now talking about his dreams for the company's halo model even further into the …

Top Gear

Here's How You Put 1,000 Horsepower in Your Car, Safely

Tom Nelson builds twin-turbo V8s with four-digit horsepower. And they're actually driveable. Here's the secret.<p>One of the common misconceptions of highly tuned turbocharged cars is their unreliability. Jokes are made and bets are taken on how soon the 1,000 bhp twin-turbocharged engine will blow …

How One Man With No Budget Crowdfunded a Racing Effort and Beat Professional Teams

Racing is expensive, but there's still room for the underdog.<p>Most young car enthusiasts have the same dream: to become a professional race-car driver. Lapping the great circuits of the world, fighting for every position amidst a cacophony of thundering motors, thousands of spectators cheering—who …

Here's How Different Types of Differentials Work

Everything you needed to know, and what makes them all different.<p><i>From the October 2015 issue of Car and Driver.</i><p>Open Differential<p><b>What It Does</b><p>Splits engine torque into two outputs, each of which is able to rotate at a different speed.<p><b>Shortcomings</b><p>When one tire loses traction, the opposing tire also …

Rolling Starts in Drag Races Are Pointless

Why ruin a perfectly good supercar face off?<p>Watching any drag race is fun. You get to bet which car will win and why. You argue about horsepower, torque, grip, and AWD vs. RWD.<p>The race in the video is between a Lamborghini Huracán, a McLaren 12C, and a 997 Porsche 911 Turbo. All fantastically good …

Supercars

Here's How to Cook Breakfast Using Just a Race Car

If that's a thing you want to do.<p>If you like freshly brewed coffee almost as much as a room filled with noxious exhaust emissions, Toyota's TS040 Hybrid Le Mans racer could be the ultimate CO2-spewing Keurig. I think.<p>Actually, I'm not sure what to make of this failed attempt to explain their energy …

Breakfast

Ford Gives Insight Into Development Of New GT Race Car--Photo Update

The Ford Motor Company’s [NYSE:F] new GT race car doesn’t make its competition debut until the 2016 Rolex 24 at Daytona, scheduled for the last …

Fisker Gets New Name And Logo: Video

It was in early 2014 that China’s Wanxiang bought the remains of bankrupt electric car startup Fisker Automotive. Since then the company has launched …

This Ferrari Hillclimb Video Will Make Your Knees Quiver

A screaming, race-prepped Ferrari 550 Maranello attacking an Italian hillclimb so ferociously, you'll swear this video has been doctored.<p>Not much needs to be said about this one: You've got a Ferrari 550 Maranello GT, the race-prepped version of the gorgeous front-engine, V12-powered grand tourer, …

Watch 10 Performance Cars Duke it Out in World’s Greatest Drag Race 5

Place your bets. Z06? AMG GT S? Bentley GT3-R?<p>For the past five years, we’ve brought you the automotive battle royale we like to call “World’s Greatest Drag Race.” It’s how we cap off a week of testing and evaluation for our Best Driver’s Car competition, and it’s always a good time. You’ve gotten …

Here's why Samsung Pay is way better than Apple Pay and Android Pay

Samsung Pay, the company’s mobile payment service, launched in the U.S. this week. The service—previously only available to beta testers—is designed …

Porsche Rests Atop Porsche In Most Literal Racing Double Stack Yet

A perfect live representation of the balanced weight distribution of a racing car.<p>The French Carrera Cup spec series, following their GT Tour, generally doesn't make big headlines. Then again, race cars generally do not stop atop other race cars, and stay perched precariously there as drivers are …

305 WHP Track Build: 1983 Volkswagen Rabbit Berg Cup Widebody

This 1983 Volkswagen Rabbit looks monstrous with bulging fenders and packs a turbocharged 16V good for a claimed 305 WHP–not at all shabby for a car …

Nissan's Gripz is the sports car for a crumbling future

Does this radical crossover concept presage the Japanese automaker's next Z-car? We can only hope.<p>Nissan delivered a marvellous red 370Z Nismo to my driveway in New York the same day the automaker pulled the wraps off its likewise marvellous (if questionably named) Gripz concept in Frankfurt. …

This Gorgeous Hand-Drawn Ad Is a Tour Through Honda's History Book

Thousands of unique illustrations. No CGI. This is old school.<p>Honda has been known to create some pretty cool animated commericals in the past. This newest stop-motion advertisement is a beautifully intricate and detailed chronicle of the carmaker's extensive history.<p>Directed by PES, a stop-motion …

Watch the 2015 Range Rover Sport SVR Race an Alfa 4C on Ignition

Despite their one-dimensional off-road capability, SUVs have grown in popularity over the past few decades even though most owners almost never take their rigs further than the mall parking lot. Today, Land Rover offers the Nürburgring-tuned 2015 Range Rover Sport SVR that the automaker claims …

2015 Frankfurt Motor Show Recap

It's auto show season once again, and the Frankfurt expo is kicking things off in a big way. There's a lot to see at this year's show, from luxury crossovers, to fantastical concepts, to funny little eco cars. And as always, we're bringing you the lot of it.<p>In case you missed any of our coverage, …

Mission Motorcycles Runs Out Of Juice, Files For Bankruptcy

In 2011, Mission Motorcycles set the record for fastest electric motorcycle lap of Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca.<p>And while the record still stands, the …