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The World's Largest Radio Telescope Is Ready To Hunt For Alien Life

E.T., phone China.<p>The Chinese government has finished building the world's largest radio telescope -- a $180 million monster that will be used in the search for extraterrestrial life.<p>The last of the 4,450 panels that make up the telescope’s reflector, which is some 30 football fields in size, was …

Aston Martin Vanquish Zagato Confirmed for Limited Production Run

Only 99 copies will be sold<p>Aston Martin has confirmed that its sexy Vanquish Zagato concept will indeed enter production. But only 99 copies will be sold.<p>The automaker says the production model is “closely related” to the concept that debuted at the Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este at Lake Como, …

2018 Ford Mustang to Add 10-Speed Automatic

Not just for F-150 trucks and the Camaro ZL1 after all<p>It was looking like the partnership between Ford and General Motors to develop a 10-speed automatic transmission would only benefit Ford trucks, but a dealership parts database suggests otherwise. As reported by <i>Mustang6g</i>, the 2018 Ford Mustang …

Nissan GT-R LM Nismo Racer to Wear Historic Livery at Le Mans

Nissan has returned to the top class in sports car racing, and to celebrate the occasion the automaker has applied the historic livery of the 1990 R90CK Group C car to its latest GT-R LM Nismo. At next month’s 24 Hours of Le Mans, the #21 GT-R LM Nismo will wear the same colors as the prototype …

Dog Takes Tractor for a Spin on Scotland Highway

This has to be one of the most unusual traffic reports you could possibly encounter. Don the sheepdog caused a bit of panic yesterday when he took control of a tractor and head down a major roadway in Bentley Continental GT” target=”_blank”>Scotland.<p>The incident began when farmer Tom Hamilton …

History of the World Rally Championship Explained in 3 Minutes

The World Rally Championship (WRC) was officially established in 1973, but the sport of rally racing took off long before that, at the start of the 20th century. To demonstrate why WRC took so long to finally become a thing, Red Bull produced an informative, yet short and entertaining animation …

Monte Carlo

“Top Gear” Host James May: Show Without Clarkson Will be “Lame”

“Top Gear” host James May says he’ll return to the show, but only if Jeremy Clarkson is filming alongside him and co-host Richard Hammond as well. May made the comment this week almost a month after the BBC’s decision to not renew Clarkson’s contract following an alleged assault on a show …

Own the F1 Race Car Ayrton Senna Drove in His Rookie Year

All You Need is $1.5 Million<p>The Toleman-Hart F1 TG184-2 Formula 1 race car once driven by Ayrton Senna is up for sale at Prindiville in London. Senna raced the car during his rookie Formula 1 season in 1984. The sale price is set at 1 million pounds or approximately $1.5 million.<p>Senna also raced …

Maglev Train in Japan Hits Record 374 MPH (W/Video)

The U.S. has been fumbling with its high-speed rail plans for decades, but fast, terrestrial mass transit has been a reality in Japan for quite some time. Now, the Land of the Rising Sun one-ups us even further with a bullet train that hit a record speed of 374 mph. Also, it floats above the rails …

Cadillac Boss Trolls BMW M, Mercedes-AMG, and Audi RS Lovers

'German-Mobile Fanboys, Your Worst Nightmare Has Arrived'<p>In a Facebook post Thursday evening, Cadillac president Johan de Nysschen called out fans of German performance cars in no uncertain terms. The post begins innocently enough, with de Nysschen couching his commentary around the soon-to-be …

2016 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 C7.R Edition Pays Homage to Race Cars

Chevrolet now has an answer for buyers who wish their Corvette Z06 looked a little bit more like a racing car. The 2016 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 C7.R Edition, limited to just 500 examples, is an appearance package that pays homage to the successful Corvette Racing C7.R cars.<p>Based on a 2016 Chevrolet …

“Furious 8” Confirmed to Hit Theaters in Two Years

Global box office hit “Furious 7” hasn’t even been playing in theaters for one month, but already there’s a scheduled release date for the next installment of the movie franchise.<p>At Universal’s CinemaCon in Las Vegas, actor Vin Diesel announced that “Furious 8” would roll into theaters on April 14, …

Report: Aston Martin DB9 Successor May Get Turbo V-12

Aston Martin isn’t making it easy, but we’re slowly uncovering clues about the successor to the DB9. Earlier this month, we caught a Aston Martin DB9 Successor Begins to Take Shape” target=”_blank”>glimpse of what the sheetmetal could look like, and now, a new report claims the automaker may be …

TOTD: 2016 Cadillac ATS-V or 2015 BMW M3, M4 -- Which Would You Pick?

By launching the ATS-V, Cadillac has called out the BMW M3 and M4. Caddy president Johan de Nysschen even took to Facebook to boast about the ATS-V, which we recently got the chance to drive. The car is no doubt good, but we won’t know if it’s ready to take on Bavaria’s best until we can drive the …

The 14 Wildest Vehicles in Floyd Mayweather's Garage

Floyd Mayweather is the world’s highest paid athlete, so it’s no wonder he has some incredible cars. In fact, his personal driver says his collection is valued at $9 million — and that’s just in one of his garages. Ahead of Mayweather’s big fight with Manny Pacquiao this weekend, we pick our …

We Hear: Mazda to Reveal Mazdaspeed3 This Year With 300 HP and AWD

The current 2015 Mazda3 (shown in these photos) has received a fair amount of praise. On the flip side, a fair amount of enthusiasts have passed on the 3 in favor of competitors with more power and performance. That could soon change, however, as <i>motoring.com.au</i> reports that Mazda is bringing back …

2015 Ford Shelby GT350 Production Run Limited to 100 Units

Just 37 Shelby GT350R Coupes Will be Built for 2015<p>Ford will build a limited run of Shelby GT350 and Shelby GT350R models for the 2015 model year. Just 100 examples of the 2015 Ford Shelby GT350 and 37 examples of the 2015 Ford Shelby GT350R models will be built. The 37 Shelby GT350R models …

2016 Acura NSX Engineer: No Active Aero

Designing the 2016 Acura NSX included some "knock-down, drag-out fights."<p>One of the things you may notice about Acura NSX Benchmarked Against Ferrari 458, 911, GT3″ target=”_blank”>the NSX is that while it is Acura NSX Prototype Spied Again at the ‘Ring” target=”_blank”>aggressively vented and …

Ford GT in Detroit is Very Real, With 600-Plus HP

Supercar goes on sale late next year<p>Ford‘s 2015 Detroit auto show press conference began with CEO Mark Fields saying he had a feeling there would be more questions about autonomous vehicle technology and fuel economy than horsepower. Wrong. The long-rumored Ford GT was finally brought onto the …

Official: Bentley Bentayga is Name of New Luxury SUV

Bentley Bentayga is the official name of the British automaker’s new luxury SUV. The name is inspired by the company’s founder as well as the natural world, according to the automaker.<p>Taking its name from the rugged peak of the Roque Benyayga in the Canary Islands, the new luxury SUV is said to …

Ford Shelby GT350R Mustang Blasts Detroit With 500-Plus HP, Carbon Fiber Wheels

The new Ford Shelby GT350R Mustang made lots of noise when it debuted in Detroit as it burned out driving out onto the stage. After all, it’d be hard not to bust that type of shenanigans in that car, seeing as Ford says the new GT350R is the most track-capable street-legal production Mustang …

2015 Toyota Camry NASCAR Revealed with Road Car Looks

Toyota Racing Development (TRD) has updated its Camry race car with a more modern look that now matches up with the 2015 Toyota Camry production model. Like the road-going version, the 2015 Toyota Camry NASCAR racer is sleeker and more stylish from every angle.<p>Toyota brought out the <b>“Gen-6” Camry</b> …

Report: Upcoming BMW M2 Packs 369 HP

Details of the long-rumored BMW M2 are coming into focus as we near the debut of this smallest M car. German magazine <i>Autobild</i> says that the M2 will make 369 hp from its turbocharged inline-six cylinder engine shared with the M235i.<p>This 3.0-liter turbocharged mill makes 320 hp in the M235i, and it’s …

Ferrari Party 90210: 60 Prancing Horses From the Last 60 Years

Hundreds of Ferraris Invade Beverly Hills to Celebrate U.S. Anniversary<p>Ferrari has been selling cars in America for 60 years, and to celebrate they decided to have a great big party in — where else — but Beverly Hills. Not only does Southern California remain the largest single Ferrari market in …

2015 McLaren 650S First Drive

McLaren P1 to Give Big Boost to Automaker’s Profits

McLaren Automotive is feeling bullish about its profits this year, with the company’s P1 hybrid supercar providing much of the projected financial boost. While company executives have yet to release an exact number of just how much pre-tax cash it expects to pocket, the automaker expect profits to …

Land Rover Discovery Vision Concept Teased

The Land Rover Discovery nameplate (LR4 in America) is spawning its own line of vehicles, and we’ve gotten a sneak peek at one of the first in the lineup. Below, we see the Discovery Vision Concept in a short video teaser before its big reveal at the 2014 New York International Auto Show later this …

1971 Nissan Skyline 2000 GT-R First Drive

Driving Godzilla's Granddaddy<p>Let’s test your knowledge of Japan’s Godzilla. No, not the fire-breathing monster that menaced Tokyo so many times through the 1950s and ’60s on film. We mean the mighty Nissan GT-R pedigree that was given the “Godzilla” nickname in 1989 when the Skyline GT-R (R-32) was …

2013 Mercedes-Benz GL350 Bluetec Update 4

Paper Cuts Hurt the Worst<p>I know some people cringe at the thought of reading instructions. If that’s you, skip ahead a little bit and prepare your angry comment.<p>This is what we call a long-term update, meaning that it might or might not include driving impressions. What it will have is information …

Dusty 2015 Subaru Outback Reveals Itself in Teaser Photo

The all-new 2015 Subaru Outback will make its debut in a few weeks at the New York auto show, which isn’t surprising when you consider the many prototypes caught testing on public roads in recent months. Subaru made the announcement today and released a few teaser photos of the fifth-generation …