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The 1957 Ford (Supercharged) F-Series

Welcome to the Hooniverse Obscure Muscle Car Garage, a regular feature which aims to expand the notion of what a muscle car is, and to see if a …

6 Reasons Tesla's Battery Swapping Could Take It To a 'Better Place'

With Tesla’s announcement yesterday that it will roll out battery swapping technology later this year, comparisons were quickly drawn to recently defunct Better Place, an Israeli startup that infamously burned through $800 million in venture capital. While there is much similarity between Tesla’s …

Tesla Unveils Automated 90-Second Battery Swap, But at What Cost?

"Fast or free?" That's the question Elon Musk posed last night at a special event hosted at Tesla's Southern California design studio. What followed …

Need For Speed movie offers first sneak peek

The live-action movie version of the cops-versus-cars <i>Need For Speed</i> video game series is set to hit the big screen next February, and Dreamworks Studios has released a video taking us behind the scenes of its upcoming flick. Director Scott Waugh shows off some of the movie's early stages of …

Nissan shows off 185 mph ZEOD RC electric prototype, plans to race it at Le Mans

Nissan's just pulled the covers off its fancifully styled ZEOD RC race car that may eventually hit speeds of up to 300km/h (about 185mph). Though the acronym stands for "zero emissions, on demand," the vehicle could end up being a hybrid model that switches between gas and EV modes (as opposed to a …

Top 10 Largest Engines in U.S.-Market Cars

View 32 Photos<p>As the new car market shifts towards small-displacement turbocharged engines, big, brutish engines are becoming rarer. Not only are humdrum midsize sedans downsizing their engines, supercars are too: The Ferrari 458 Italia has a 4.5-liter V-8, while the McLaren 12C has an even smaller …

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Tesla And Nissan: EV Battery Swap Replaces Anxiety With Peace Of Mind

There was a lot of hoopla last night at Tesla Motors‘ design studio in Hawthorne, Calif., where chief executive Elon Musk gleefully demonstrated how a robot could swap a depleted battery in an electric Model S sedan for a fully charged one in about 90 seconds, less than half the time it takes to …

The Continental: Dead Scorpion, 30 million Golfs, and Lexus Thinks Hybrids Beat Downsizing

<i>Each week, our German correspondent slices and dices the latest rumblings, news, and quick-hit driving impressions from the other side of the pond. His byline may say Jens Meiners, but we simply call him . . . the Continental.</i><p>A lot of enthusiasts had high hopes for the upcoming Audi Scorpion …

10 Most Dangerous Race Tracks list sobering to watch

Sadly, the qualities that might land a racetrack on a "10 Best" list are the same ones that would place it on this list of the 10 Most Dangerous Race Tracks. Drivers and the automakers that fund their right feet are drawn to the challenge of conquering the world's most difficult sets of turns, …

Lotus getting into the motorcycle business

Lotus founder Colin Chapman is famously quoted as saying something to the effect of "Simplify, then add lightness." We're a bit amazed that it took this long, but someone appears to be taking that message to heart at the British marque, losing a couple of wheels, a clutter of bodywork and a whole …

This is the 900-horsepower custom wide-body Ford Mustang starring in Need for Speed the movie. What say you: hot or not? More -> http://bit.ly/15RFkMj

Jaguar F-Type squares off against Porsche 911, Aston V8 Vantage with Chris Harris

Chris Harris is back on the job, taking on really really difficult car questions like: Which enormously sexy and good-to-drive, high-performance convertible is the top of the heap? As one of the hottest cars in the luxury space right now, the Jaguar F-Type S is, of course, in on the action. …

Casa Torre / Andersson Wise Architects

Casa Torre / Andersson Wise Architects<p>Arquitectos<p>Ubicación<p>Leander, Estados Unidos<p>Equipo de Diseño<p>Arthur Andersson, Chris Wise, Kristen Heaney, Travis …