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The 100 Hottest Cars of All Time

The only hard requirement for making the cut: At least one fully drivable example had to have actually been created.

Killer Robots Are Less Scary Than You Think

Only in the West do policymakers treat every law enforcement robot like an evil Robocop. In reality, we should be a lot more afraid of people.Originally posted at<p><b>Few good things happen when</b> diplomats and career UN "civil" servants start acting like elected representatives of the …

How an Astronaut Would Build NASA's Next Space Suit

Veteran astronaut and Popular Mechanics contributor Tom Jones tells us what to expect from a next-generation space suit that astronauts could wear to destinations beyond Earth orbit.<p><b>In hundreds of hours spent training underwater</b> and 19 hours working outside the space shuttle and International Space …

1968 Land Rover Series IIA

Reading time: about 2 minutes.<p>4x4<br>• British<br>• Cars<br>• Off Road<br>• Vintage<p>This 1968 Land Rover Series IIA is probably one of the nicest non-museum examples to be …

Expedition Portal

Land Rover to pay tribute to the @BFFoundation as they celebrate 30 Years of animal conservation @BAFTA

Overland Journal

It's Friday. Time to start making plans to get off the beaten path.

The New Spy Drone Marines Can Fling Into the Air

The RQ-21A Blackjack can take off and land from a small area on the battlefield, giving soldiers new flexibility for gathering reconnaissance.<p><b>The newest Navy Marine Corps UAV</b> can take off and land from a small area on the battlefield, where its customizable payload of sensors will give Marines the …

Chevrolet Corvette

From Mars, the car of the future

The recent unveiling of a prototype of the next generation of Mars rover got us thinking: how much do the designers of these planetary explorers take from the car industry – and vice versa? Will future rovers look more like sport-utility vehicles, or will we all be driving cars with six wheels in …

Top Gear

The month in tech: Audi TT SUV concept goes wireless

A monthly roundup of the latest car technology news.<p><b>Audi's TT SUV concept goes wireless</b><p>At the 2014 Beijing motor show, Audi exhibited a 408-hybrid-horsepower TT SUV concept, complete with wireless inductive charging for its batteries. The core of Audi's contactless charging starts with a parking …


The 10 most interesting cars at Auto China 2014

China is the world’s most populous nation, and it was easy to feel that a good percentage of that humanity was attending Auto China 2014 when it opened in Beijing on April 20. China is also the world’s largest vehicle market, so automakers both domestic and foreign went all out to impress. It you …


Chevrolet Camaro Z/28: Shock and awe

We are taught that snap judgments are immature, unfair and unbecoming. That said, you need only whisper “Camaro Z/28” to have yourself, and those within earshot, categorised.<p>You and anyone who responds with a grin (and maybe a fist bump) clearly go in for simple pleasures: lager beer, hamburgers, …

Sports Cars

One diesel sports car to rule them all

Back in 2006, boutique British carmaker Trident announced a plan to build a 200mph diesel-powered supercar. It was an audacious promise, to be sure, but the company followed through, building a running prototype in 2008 – right around the time Audi unwrapped a version of its R8 supercar with a …

General Motors

Keith Richards’ Ferrari is up for sale

This is a Ferrari Dino 246GT built in 1972 and purchased new by a man named Keith Richards. Keith Richards, if you are unaware, is a person who enjoys playing the guitar with his friends in a little band called the Rolling Stones.<p>Now this Dino is coming up for auction, and is actually something you …

Classic Cars

Meyers Manx, the Beetle-based cure for summertime blues

Ancient alchemists tried in vain to make gold from base metals. In 1964, modern alchemist Bruce Meyers discovered how to make freedom from fibreglass.<p>I wanted something better to look at than boxy steel shapes from welded parts.<p>Consequently, his Meyers Manx dune buggy stands among the most …

Hot Rods

Lamborghini Huracán hits the bull’s eye

Aficionados of Italian supercars know that Lamborghini’s rip-snorting machines are named after famed fighting bulls.<p>From Miura to Countach to Diablo, these glistening beasts are known for flamboyant style and power. But like steely matadors, drivers also have had to contend with their notoriously …

Sports Cars

The bicycle, recharged for the 21st century

California-based Icon is a company best known for its re-imagined vintage trucks and utility vehicles, all-conquering Toyota FJs and Ford Broncos that merge classic style and simplicity with modern engineering and six-figure price tags. The E-Flyer electric bicycle takes Icon in a somewhat …

Nissan Leaf

For 30th anniversary, BMW builds a trophy M5

To enthusiasts of a certain age, acknowledging that 30 years have passed since the debut of the BMW M5 can be sobering. But the car, which pioneered an enduring sport-sedan archetype, is not slowing down for the pity party.<p>BMW has cooked up an anniversary-special M5 that is not just the most …

Automotive Design

Steve McQueen’s Ferrari 275 heads to Monterey

In a few months' time, this 1967 Ferrari 275 GTB/4 once owned by Steve McQueen will come up for auction. And it could sell for millions.<p>Well, probably. You see, last weekend in Monaco at the annual RM Auctions sale, a 1966 Ferrari 275 GTB/C – number nine of only twelve cars ever built – sold for …

Classic Cars