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Ford Mustang GT Shelby Super Snake Announced with 750+ hp

Carroll Shelby may have decamped to that big racetrack/chili cookoff in the sky, but the company he left behind continues his good work modifying Ford Mustangs. The latest example is the just-announced 2015 Shelby Super Snake, which promises as much as “750-plus” horsepower.<p>Last offered in 2011, …

Koenigsegg One:1 Smashes Record For 0-300-0 KMH Run--Updated With New Video

Witness the power of the world’s first ‘megawatt’ car, the Koenigsegg One:1. The 1,341-horsepower supercar recently smashed the world record for the …

2015 Honda Civic Type R

The Power of Screams: This Euro model predicts the future U.S. Type R.<p>Sadly, the <i>Car and Driver</i> time machine was irreparably damaged recently in an attempt to go back to 1982 and uninvent the Cadillac Cimarron. But let’s imagine for a moment it’s still working, and that we can use it to send this …

The slow, troubled NISMO GT-R LM is damn good for racing

Nobody knows if it'll even lead a lap anywhere, ever. But the thing is literally—and bravely—ass-backwards. And we dig that.<p>The Nissan GT-R LM NISMO project kicked off all smiles and swagger, a team hungry to run at Circuit de la Sarthe alongside perennial German titans Porsche and Audi in …

The 2016 Shelby GT350 suspension is an engineering nerd's fantasy

Ford Performance showed us the hidden tweaks they used to create the ultimate Mustang.<p>Deep in the bowels of the Roush/Ford Performance building near Dearborn, a Mustang Shelby GT350 was up on a two-post lift, its underbits exposed for all gathered to gawk at. It's good that Ford had invited us here …

2016 Cadillac CTS-V: 640 Horsepower for $10K Less Than the Less-Powerful Germans

Cadillac probably didn’t need to hold the price of the 2016 CTS-V sports sedan so far below that of the 560-hp BMW M5 and the 550-hp Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG, what with its superior output (640 horsepower) and general awesomeness, but it went ahead and did so anyway. The CTS-V is a full $10,860 …

New, nerdy tech details on the Acura NSX

Acura released some new info about the upcoming NSX. It's all very complex.<p>At the Society of Automotive Engineers 2015 World Congress, Acura spilled some new details about the upcoming next-generation NSX. Befitting the audience, it was all very techno-nerdy.<p>Perhaps somewhat surprisingly, the new …

At $165K, meet the most expensive Buick GNX ever sold

Barrett-Jackson makes history by bringing in record money for this 362-mile G-body.<p>Barrett-Jackson makes history by bringing in record money for this 362-mile G-body. Are we finally seeing a new standard being set for one of General Motors' most capable and important performance cars?

Jeep unveils a factory-designed 4" Wrangler lift kit

Jeep Performance Parts brings a factory-engineered 4-inch lift kit to get your four-door Wrangler that much further off the ground.<p>When you buy a new Jeep Wrangler, you're not really getting a new car—you're getting a blank canvas to customize, modify, hack apart and bolt back together in whatever …

2016 Mercedes-AMG GT3 hits the Nürburgring

Mercedes-AMG has a new race car based on its stunning GT sports car to replace the hugely-successful SLS AMG GT3, which is being phased out at the …

Mercedes set pace in Formula One Chinese practice

The world champion clocked a fastest lap of one minute, 39.033 seconds, just over half a second quicker than team-mate Nico Rosberg and 1.124 seconds faster than the Ferrari of Sebastian Vettel.<p>Vettel stunned the dominant Mercedes to win in Malaysia two weeks ago but, as widely expected, normal …

Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus headed to Villa d'Este

Jim Glickenhaus will drive SCG 003 to the Concorso d'Eleganza directly from the Nurburgring 24.<p>A giddy Jim Glickenhaus called <i>Road & Track</i> today with the news: Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus will be at next month's annual Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este as a constructor. You know alongside other …

BMW M4 GTS may get water injection to boost power

BMW is exploring putting it in a production car. Water injection will help cool the engine charge intake, potentially allowing the GTS to run more boost.<p>The German manufacturers tend to take the Geneva auto show less seriously than the sausage-waving contest that is Frankfurt, and with the …

This is the ad that never ends

Honda CR-V Just Keeps Going... And Going... And Going...<p>Hondas pretty much last forever, and that's exactly the message the Japanese automaker wants to convey in this latest ad for the 2015 CR-V. It's called <i>Endless Road</i>, created by McGarryBowen in London, and it shows the new midsize crossover …

Lyons Motor's foam model is my favorite NYC debut

Lyons Motor Car promised a 1700-hp hypercar and brought a styrofoam mockup instead.<p>On Monday, four days after Lyons Motor Car was set to debut its 290-mph hypercar at the New York auto show, the company finally had something on its show stand.<p>It's not a car.<p>Wedged between an escalator and a snack …

How the 'Fast and Furious' franchise became so successful

That this meat-headed saga of cars being driven quickly and recklessly has somehow become one of America's most trusted film franchises is simultaneously a feat of studio brilliance and a testament to its swollen, yet charming, ensemble cast. <i>The Fast and the Furious</i> launched Vin Diesel, Paul …

How Furious 7's stunt cars accomplish the unbelievable

Dennis McCarthy has been the picture car coordinator for five Furious movies. He told us the secrets behind Furious 7's cars.<p><i>Furious 7</i> is a wild ride. It's a loud, ridiculous, preposterous, and utterly pitch-perfect addition to the Furious family. Like every previous edition of the series, that …

The tao of Paul Walker: deconstructing the Fast & Furious star's appeal

No one chucked a police badge away like Paul Walker. His straight-arrow cop literally does that in 2014’s Brick Mansions, when he realises it’s the mayor who has hoodwinked him into detonating a neutron bomb in the heart of the ghetto (bomb’s combination: the ghetto’s own zipcode). But Walker had …

Movies

Subaru STI Performance Concept

More STI models and parts coming to the U.S.<p>Subaru has big changes in store for its STI (Subaru Tecnica International) performance division in the U.S. To make sure its plans don’t go unnoticed, the maker cooked up the BRZ-based Subaru STI Performance concept for the 2015 New York auto show.<p>Subaru …

The Car and Driver "Furious 7" Movie Review – News – Car and Driver

It’s multilayered, mass mayhem. In <i>Furious 7</i> there can be two fights, two chases, and a gun battle going on <i>at the same time</i>. The camera never stops moving, the editing is frenzied, something is always crashing, fists and bullets fly constantly, and Michelle Rodriguez has an amazing orthodontist. …

The Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge Is The New Hotness

The smartphone to beat this season is the Galaxy S6 Edge. It’s slim, stylish, and powerful, a mashup between the previous Galaxy S series with the original iPod Touch. It’s well-made and unique, a combination rarely found in cellphones these days and it is as far from the Galaxy S5 as the T-1000 …

Phones

How particle accelerator maths helped me fix my Wi-Fi

<i>This piece was first published on The Conversation</i><p>Electromagnetic radiation – it might sound like something that you’d be better off avoiding, but electromagnetic waves of various kinds underpin our senses and how we interact with the world – from the light emissions through which your eyes …

Physics

Ferrari victory has given Mercedes a timely ‘pinch’, says Lewis Hamilton

Lewis Hamilton believes Mercedes will be more than ready to meet a Ferrari title challenge as the Italian team seek to build on Sebastian Vettel’s surprise victory in the Malaysian Grand Prix. The world champion trailed in 8.5 seconds behind the German at Sepang and admitted to being surprised at …

Motor Racing

Lewis Hamilton storms to Malaysian GP pole as Sebastian Vettel splits Mercedes

<b>Lewis Hamilton won pole position for Sunday’s Malaysian Grand Prix with a blistering lap in the wet after the final qualifying session had been delayed by the weather. It was Hamilton’s 40th pole and his third on this track after he was almost knocked out in Q2. “I think the first lap was good,</b> …

Auto Racing

Anime-inspired TIE Fighter short film is eight minutes of Star Wars space-battle porn

What Paul "OtaKing77077" Johnson's <i>TIE Fighter</i> lacks in plot, it makes up for in explosions, as brave Imperial soldiers absolutely pulverize a convoy of dastardly rebel troops. The short was inspired by <i>Star Wars</i> (naturally), and "the crazy detail and shading of classic 80s anime." While it may be a …

2015 Dodge Charger R/T Scat Pack

Power to the proletariat.<p>Dodge knows a good thing when it has it. And we’d argue that its 485-hp 6.4-liter Hemi V-8 is a very good thing. Dodge is making that good thing more widely available by putting it into another model—the Charger R/T, this time—and lowering the price of entry. Power to the …

Saleen 302 Black Label Mustang makes 730 hp, costs $73K

Saleen's ultimate Ford Mustang joins the lineup.<p>Steve Saleen started modifying Ford Mustangs in 1984, and 31 years later, he unveils his crowning achievement. This is the Saleen 302 Black Label—the new range-topping Mustang in the longtime tuner and racer's vehicle lineup.<p>Saleen's new bodywork …

LIVE: The 2015 Jeep Concepts, revealed!

We're at the live unveiling of Jeep's 2015 concepts for the annual Easter Safari at Moab.<p>The annual Jeep Easter Safari is almost upon us, and today, Jeep unveiled the concepts it's bringing along to the party. Here's the info stream from Alex Kierstein, our man at the big unveiling event.

Watch the Stig Get Sideways in a 623-hp Hennessey F-150 Raptor

You’ll note, this Hennessey-tuned supertruck is based on the last-generation Raptor—the one powered by a 6.2-liter V-8. It was Clarkson’s truck of choice in Episode 6 of this season, in which he and James May were tasked with rescuing Richard Hammond in the snowy Canadian wilderness.