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What is Alcantara?

If you've ever read a luxury car review, you've likely come across the word Alcantara. But what is this mystery material all about?<p>First, a quick history lesson. In 1970, a Japanese scientist by the name of Miyoshi Okamoto developed a synthetic material for Toray Industries, the company he was …

The 13 best moments in the amazing career of Sebastien Loeb

Supreme mastery.<p>The World Rally Championship is among the most difficult and competitive motorsport series in the world. It's a test of man and machine so tough that even Formula One drivers Robert Kubica and Kimi Räikkönen have struggled to make the transition.<p>So when a driver comes along and …

L.A. Auto Show: Five tech features that need to come to cars

Most of the cars on display at the Los Angeles Auto Show through Dec. 1 have all the basic tech functionality you'd expect, including radios, voice command capability and Bluetooth to connect phones.<p>Many cars have audio jacks and USB ports. Some have navigation systems and back-up cameras. A few …

2013 Smartphone Comparison Guide

<b>Update</b>: <i>There is now a new version of this guide. Visit our</i> early 2015 Smartphone Comparison Guide <i>for an updated group</i>.<p>Meet the smartphones<p>There were …

Where's The Best Of What's New?

<b>We're still adapting our Best of What's New pages from prior to 2014--thanks for your patience!</b><p><b>Until then, take a look at our 2014 BOWN winners.</b>

2014 Ford F-150

The long-running sales champ in the U.S. is still the clear No. 1 in 2013, despite newly redesigned trucks from Chevrolet and Ram. Ford's F-150 sales are up almost 20 percent for the year, thanks to a rebound in the housing industry.

Moss: a Modular Robotics Toy for All Ages

Packaging the power of modular robotics into an easy-to-use hardware interface, MOSS lets kids build their own machinations.<p>Eric Schweikardt loves Legos—and Erector sets, and creating his own Capsela machinations, too. From an early age, he was building. Now, after receiving an advanced degree in …

Red Bull Straight Rhythm is a new kind of motorcycle racing

Supercross without all the pesky turns.<p>What would happen if you took a supercross track, with all its sweepers and hairpins, and stretched it out to make a straight half mile track that retainedall of its whoops and table top jumps? It's a good thing the world has a company like Red Bull aroundto …

Fast times at Rolls-Royce

There is something outlandish about the Wraith, even mysterious. The shape of it, the size. The Ghost-derived fastback coupe has a brooding, almost menacing stage presence that is markedly different from any other Rolls-Royce model, present or past.<p>The Wraith is very large – much more so in the …

Honda recalls nearly 350k Odyssey minivans over unintended braking

A problem reported with the Vehicle Safety Assist System has prompted Honda and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to issue a recall for Odyssey minivans from the 2007 and 2008 model years.<p>The issue revolves around a combination of parts and software that have been reported to cause …

Ask Auto Express live on BBC Radio Five Live

Want to know whether to buy the BMW 4 Series or the Audi A5? Or what the best convertible for under £5000 is? Or what the new Range Rover Sport is …

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Turbo Mk1 Volkswagen Golf is Track-Ready at 2013 SEMA Show

Early Volkswagen Golf hatchbacks have always been popular with enthusiasts, but they generally aren’t known for being all-out powerhouses. Turbocharger company Garrett and Forge Motorsport are out to change that with a highly modified time attack Volkswagen Golf Mk1.<p>As you can see, this Volkswagen …