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One man created an incredible update to the original Nintendo Game Boy

The original Nintendo Game Boy was the size of a hotel bible, required four AA batteries, and only played games in black and white.<p>Beautiful, isn't …

Watch a Rallycross Citroen Utterly Decimate a Superbike in a Drag Race

Not to mention the Ariel Atom that also showed up.<p>You know that World Rallycross racers launch hard. Extremely hard. With 600 heavily-turbocharged horsepower going through tenacious all-wheel drive, these things are absurdly quick.<p>Quicker, in fact, than a race-prepped superbike . . . or a …

Superbikes

Real Life Cutaways: Here's How You Saw a 50,000-Ton Ship Carrying 2,800 Cars Into Slices (With the Cars Still Inside)

Did we mention it was underwater at the time?<p>I just did a Google search for an oceanic salvage periodical called "Tug Magazine" and was surprised to …

English Channel

Photo of twin tornadoes was storm chaser's 'unicorn' shot

Hail as big as golf balls slammed into him as drenching rain fell, but none of that mattered. Weather photographer Kelly DeLay sensed this was his moment to capture the kind of rare natural phenomenon that fuels the adrenaline of a storm chaser.<p>And at 7:04 p.m. on June 4, DeLay snapped the …

Buy our boss's 1980 Lola T590 club racer

It's on Bring a Trailer, and you'll need to, uh, bring a trailer to take it home. But it's complete, with spares and good compression.<p>One of the great things about working with a bunch of guys that race cars is that, occasionally, they end up in our garage or even our lobby. What we do, and enjoy, …

Sports Cars

Your last chance to do 170 mph in a Boss 302 at Miller

For the next 4 months, that is. Unless a miracle happens, Miller Motorsports Park is closing, and the Ford Performance Racing School is going with it.<p>On October 31 of this year, the world-class, $100 million racetrack at Miller Motorsports Park will close. Although people are fighting to save it, …

Sports Cars

Google Maps unleashes Pac-Man on your neighborhood

Wokka-wokka-wokka-wokka<p>First, drop everything you're doing. Now, go to Google Maps, where the greatest thing on the internet exists. <i>Pac-Man</i>. Built into Google Maps. That means <i>Pac-Man</i> IN YOUR NEIGHBORHOOD. Or anyone's, really.<p>I'll be spending my morning playing grabass with Blinky around the Arc de …

Google Maps

Wide Trac: VTEC Swapped 1969 Mini Cooper

This 1969 Mini Cooper runs a built, naturally aspirated Honda B18C good for a deranged 230 plus WHP. Further said to have cost over $50k to build, …

1970 Plymouth Road Runner Superbird Survivor

This 1970 Plymouth Superbird is said to be largely original excluding a fiberglass replacement nose and non-original motor—the matching numbers item …

Tesla Model S contains fantastic James Bond easter egg

Secret setting in the Model S's diagnostics screen shows the 007 submarine Lotus that now resides in Elon Musk's lair.<p>We love "easter eggs," the winking little jokes and hidden features that engineers and designers tuck into hidden corners of new cars to give observant owners a little chuckle. And …

Tesla

SCG003: The rundown on Jim Glickenhaus' new supercar

One for the road, one for the track, and construction that lets you switch between both.<p>Jim Glickenhaus is through building new supercars just for himself. His new company, Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus, has its big coming out party next week in Geneva.<p>On display will be two cars, one for the race …

Sports Cars

To fight peanut allergy, it's better to eat peanuts than avoid them

It seemed like a good idea at the time: With the incidence of peanut allergy climbing among children, the American Academy of Pediatrics advised parents in 2000 to keep peanuts far away from infants and toddlers who might have a life-threatening reaction to them.<p>But a new study suggests that advice …

Tesla Model S P85D: The D is like nothing else on the road

Certain experiences promise a thrill: roller coasters, free fall, love. Add The D to the list.<p>Tesla's Model S P85D, the all-wheel-drive variant of the all-electric Model S, is like no other car on the road. I say this without hyperbole or overstatement. The D goes 0-60 mph in 3.2 seconds, making it …

The Radical SR3 RS is superbike meets Le Mans car

Imagine a Hayabusa with a pair of extra wheels grafted on, clothed in Le Mans prototype-style bodywork. Make it street legal, too. That's the SR3.<p>After driving the Caterham/Dyson SP300.R, we came to the conclusion that there's no substitute for driving a proper "downforce car" with low weight, high …

Sports Cars

A rally driver explains how to be stupid-fast in the snow

"If you are not aggressive you have no grip at all."<p>Rallying is, by definition, insane.<p>Take a sensible little compact hatch-a-mobile, stuff it to bursting with turbo horsepower and all-wheel-drive, and pinball it down the most treacherous, least-passable goat path you can find.<p>Not surprisingly, …

Motorsport

Dodge Viper TA + Twin Turbos = 1,042 hp

See, kids? Math is fun!<p>First things first: The Dodge Viper TA is a beast. Among the cars we rounded up for the 2014 Performance Car of the Year competition, it was the one Jack Baruth would buy with his own money.<p>But you want more, don't you?<p>645 horsepower from the bone-stock Viper? Yawn.<p>Try 1,042. …

Sports Cars

DeLorean iPhone case: Where you're going, you don't need phones

When this phone hits 88 miles per hour, you're gonna see some serious s***.<p>Thanks to its starring role in the <i>Back to the Future</i> franchise, the DeLorean is essentially timeless. Even among people who don't give a damn about cars, the DeLorean is instantly recognizable.<p>Now, you can ensconce your …

Back to the Future

This plain white Bronco is a Raptor in OJ's clothing

Bronco body. Raptor engine, frame, and suspension. And interior. One hundred percent awesome.<p>Okay, so if you saw an OJ-style white Ford Bronco tooling around on Raptor wheels and tires, you probably wouldn't think anything of it, right?<p>Sure, any Ford fan could swap on some take-off wheels and tires …

Classic Cars

The Ariel Nomad on gravel looks like the most fun ever

235 hp, 1400 lbs, and dialed in for the dirt. It's 100% enthusiast catnip.<p>Ariel dropped specs and details of the brash Nomad, so we know it's got a 235-hp Honda four, weighs 1477 lbs, and can hit 60 mph in a nutso 3.4 seconds.<p>And as you'll see in the two videos below, sports-car specs and a …

North America

5 Ways MIT Is Reinventing Your Power Cord

Inspired by a water hose, MIT’s Tangible Media Group has come up with a way to make cords and cables part of your gadget’s UI.<p>Bending your lamp cord to turn off the light? Pinching your headphone cable to mute your music? A new project out of MIT is looking to change the way you look at cords by …

Engineering

Fiesta-Raptor Mashup Is One Mean Baby Ford

Imagine jacking up a Ford Fiesta to create a little CUV and you’ve got the Brazilian-market Ford EcoSport. With an optional 1-liter EcoBoost engine, this could be the most fun little thing to ever carry the dreaded CUV moniker. (Or better still, pop the Fiesta ST engine in there.) After all, the …

Autos

French Barn-Find Cars Fetch Nearly $30 Million

The numbers are in from the Rétromobile Exhibition, a classic-car auction held in Paris at the end of last week. The Baillon Collection—the 60 cars found rotting in barns, sheds, and other similarly dilapidated buildings on an estate in western France—sold for $28.5 million, according to Artcurial, …

Classic Cars

This is the hardest thing you can do in any current sports video game

Having logged at least 120 nine-inning games in <i>Super Mega Baseball</i>, Polygon's sports video game of the year, I feel qualified to call this the hardest and unlikeliest feat in a currently available sports video game. Someone threw a perfect game on a setting well into the brutal spectrum of its …

Retrogaming

Buy Your Own Experimental Navy Warship for Just $180K

This is the <i>Sea Slice</i>, an experimental Littoral Combat Ship (LCS) and perhaps the coolest craft currently available to civilians. No one else in Monaco or even Lake Havasu will have one, and for a craft that cost $15 million in the late 1990s, the current price is a steal at just $180,000.<p>Lockheed …

Lockheed Martin

Nissan Juke Nismo RSnow swaps tires for tank-like treads

If you’ve had to deal with a buried or stuck car over the past couple of snowy weeks, Nissan‘s new Juke Nismo RSnow will look especially appealing: …

Nissan

7.5 Years Later: V8-Powered 1972 Datsun 510

<b>1/28/2015 Update:</b> Over seven years after we last spotted it for sale in SoCal, this Datsun 510 is now being offered in similar condition with no …

Classic Cars

Tesla Model S “Insane Mode” freaks out unsuspecting riders

Electric cars come with a certain stigma that Tesla Motors is doing its best to squash. The auto maker’s Model S has obliterated many of them, but …

The Toyota GT86 is ready to go rallying

Toyota Motorsport GmbH will be ready to deliver the CS-R3 to customers in May.<p>Toyota Motorsport GmbH has been working on a rally kit for the GT86 (that's the Scion FR-S for us North Americans), called the CS-R3, for a good long while. For customers, that's probably both a good thing—TMG wants to …

Customers

My "winter beater" is a 2015 Corvette Z06

This will either be the best or worst idea ever.<p>My name's Gene Sanchez Leeds. I do ridiculous things with Corvettes.<p>I once installed a 100 dry shot of nitrous on a Hertz ZHZ rental Vette and emptied the bottle racing in Southern California. Another time, I ripped the roof off my C6 Z06 to make the …

Sports Cars

The secret racing test tunnel no one wants to talk about

Lost in rural Pennsylvania, hidden from prying eyes, there is a tunnel.<p><b>SOME 300 FEET BELOW MY</b> perch, a road disappeared into the side of a mountain. I made my way down the heavily wooded, steep slope, sliding as often as walking. My shoes filled with dirt that was still moist from the spring …

Motorsport