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2014 Honda Civic HF

The Highly Frugal Civic for sharp-penciled fuel-pinchers.<p>Here’s a casebook illustration of why alternative technologies such as hybrids and electrics are having a rough go in the marketplace: traditional automobiles just keep getting better, too, sometimes by sharing the same “advances” pioneered …

The first of Europe's new Earth-monitoring satellites launches today

If the first step in fixing a problem is knowing about it, then Earth's worry-list is about to get a lot longer. The European Space Agency is launching the first of six satellites designed to monitor the choppy environmental conditions down here on our fragile planet. Sentinel-1A will blast off …

North Dallas Hooptie LeMons Inspections: ’75 Civic vs Buick Century, Solara vs Corvette

We’re back at Eagles Canyon Raceway in Texas for the fifth annual North Dallas Hooptie race, and for Saturday morning’s green flag we’ve got some matchups that the racing world has been waiting <i>decades</i> to see.<p>Since the very earliest days of LeMons racing, we’ve been waiting for a genuine …

Google Lobbyists Wage Battle on Eight States Looking to Ban Google Glass

With bills pending in at least eight states that would outlaw drivers from using Google Glass, the tech monolith is trying to convince politicians that its dorky video contraption will make us all better people. According to <i>Bloomberg</i>, Google lobbyists are trying to kill bills in Wyoming and …

Louis Vuitton Crafts Carbon-Fiber Luggage for BMW i8 Plug-In Sports Car

What is true luxury? For some, it’s that which isn’t easily attained, like an ancestral property with a 250-year old oak tree just outside the window; the free time to relax on a porch, favorite beverage in hand; or a timepiece inherited from your grandfather. For others, the term is defined by …

Porsche 996 GT2 ultimate guide in issue 108

25 Feb<p>News<br>• |<br>• Josh Barnett<br>• |<p>The term ‘Widowmaker’ is not the most auspicious of monikers – or one that conjures up especially pleasant images – when it’s …

2015 Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG Rendered, Detailed

A new engine for the fast C-class.<p><b>What It Is:</b> Our latest educated take on what the wildest and most powerful derivative of the next-generation Mercedes-Benz C-class will look like. Powered by a twin-turbocharged V-8, the C63’s performance will rival that of the Audi RS5 and the BMW M3. …

Siblings

Hyundai PassoCorto Sports-Car Concept Headed to Geneva

Well, this Hyundai PassoCorto sports-car concept certainly came out of left field—but we’re sure glad it did. This hot little number is, for now, purely a design exercise, a collaboration between the European Design Institute’s (IED) Torino school and Hyundai Design Center Europe. Still, all we can …

These Bad-Ass 200-hp Lotus Motorcycles Are Mind-Blowing

Thank you, Lotus. Not for creating these motorcycles, because you didn’t, but for lending Kodewa Performance Motorcycles your name, and allowing Kodewa to translate its expertise building your LMP1 cars into one of the hottest motorcycles we’ve ever seen. The move was, frankly, brilliant.<p>The …

Boosted Swedes: 2015 Volvo S60 and V60 Drive-E Get Improved Fuel Economy

Volvo’s downsized and partially electrified Drive-E powertrain has done a number on the 2015 S60 and V60. Both cars— including the sexy new wagon—have 25-mpg city and 37-mpg highway ratings from the EPA, the highest fuel economy figures of any Volvo ever sold in the U.S.<p>The S60 and V60 T5 Drive-E, …

Hyundai Intrado Concept Images Slink Out Ahead of Geneva

It’s hard to keep a secret these days. Take Hyundai’s Intrado Concept for instance. Set for a Geneva reveal, the first images slipped out today and began making the rounds almost immediately. We stumbled across them on Carscoops, and thought we’d check in on the matter.<p>The Intrado was styled and …

PassoCorto is an Italian-Penned Hyundai Design Study, Set for Geneva

View 14 Photos<p>The designs coming out of Korea lately have shown drastic improvement, but everyone can use a little help now and then. Help is exactly what Hyundai got after tapping the European Institute of Design in Turin, Italy to come up with a sports car that's "extremely compact" and appeals …

CCTV hacked to train the next generation

Today an ethical hack aims to penetrate an artificial CCTV network in a bid to identify the cyber-fighting talents of tomorrow, says Dr Mary Haigh<p>The cyber threat to the UK has never been greater. The number of attacks increases on a daily basis and is affecting people in every walk of life. It is …

6 Things You Need to Know About Chevrolet’s Camaro Z/28.R Race Car

There is nothing subtle about the resurrected 2014 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28. It is a pure hammer, a mighty weapon of patriotic fury with but one mission: go fast as hell around a track. There’s a 7.0-liter LS7 V-8 stuffed under its hood. There are myriad exterior bits intended to turn airflow into …

New Google WiFi app could automatically log you into Starbucks and other private hotspots

Google is working on a new WiFi app that could take a lot of the drudgery out of accessing wireless hotspots. According to our sources, the search giant has built Android and iOS versions of an app that automatically authenticate and connect to its free hotspots inside Starbucks stores or wherever …

Aston special models

Keeping a car fresh for more than decade is testament to the quality of its design. Conceived by current Jaguar chief designer Ian Callum, both the Aston Martin DB9 and its more compact sibling, the V8 Vantage, were originally previewed in 2003. Refreshes have kept them visually relevant—the …

Cars Articles, Photos and Videos - AOL

Cars Articles, Photos and Videos - AOL

Lamborghini Wants to Grow Lineup, Clear "Illicit" Stereotypes

Lamborghini’s Urus, due in 2017, is central to the brand’s plan for sales growth.<p>Lamborghini wants to grow its supercar lineup to at least three models in the coming years to better compete with Ferrari, and the brand won’t be stopping with SUVs. Former COO Michael Lock told <i>Car and Driver</i> that a …

Trax

With the recent release of its teeny yet powerful Trax realtime GPS solution, start-up Wonder Technology Solutions joins a growing list of Swedish wearables-focused companies with roots in the crowdfunding system. The successfully Kickstarted Trax is the sort of product that parents of …

Nokian Previews Retractable-Stud Winter Tires

When it comes to transforming even the most helpless vehicle into a winter-weather warrior, no single tool is as effective as a set of studded winter tires. The problems begin when the snow and ice retreat, and the studs start chewing into the pavement, leaving their telltale pockmark signatures in …

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Infiniti Q50 Eau Rouge Concept's Soundtrack Makes for Easy Listening

When Infiniti debuted the Q50 Eau Rouge concept in Detroit early this year, the only information it would reveal about the show car’s powertrain came from the brand’s president, Johan de Nysschen. “If we built this car I would expect it to feature over 500 horsepower and 600 lb-ft of torque,” he …

Writers choose their favourite Top Gear moment

With an all-new season of Top Gear gracing BBC America on 10 February, BBC Autos invited a handful of noted automotive writers to pick their favourite TG moments.<p>It was a difficult brief, given there were 20 rollicking seasons from which to choose. Yet no two writers selected the same moment, let …

Top Gear

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Alfa Romeo

With 650S, McLaren spawns a middle child

It's been teased, it's been partially leaked, but here it is in all its glory: the McLaren 650S.<p>Here's what you need to know. The 650S is not the long-rumoured “baby McLaren”, the car codenamed “P13” set to do battle with the Porsche 911, but rather an upgraded 12C that'll sit above that car – but …

Top Gear

The Driverless Electric Car from the Future Has Arrived

The future is now, and it comes to us in the form of the Rinspeed XchangE, an autonomous and completely electric concept car that's based on the Tesla Model S. Set to debut at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show beginning March 6, this incredible feat of automobile engineering pilots itself (but you can …

What Your Brain Looks Like Right Before It Takes A Risk

Portraits of the risky brain could help us design workplaces that improve decision-making.<p>When we think of risky business, we tend to think of financial trades, or venture capital investments, or maybe Tom Cruise. In other words, we think of pretty high stakes. But risk also exists at a much lower, …