Christian Desplat

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Danish inventor denies killing journalist Kim Wall as submarine murder trial opens

Danish inventor Peter Madsen on Thursday denied murdering Swedish journalist Kim Wall aboard his self-built submarine, testifying at the opening of his trial that she died when the air pressure suddenly dropped inside the vessel.<p>Peter Madsen, 47, was standing trial at Copenhagen City Court accused …

7 Unexpected Finds in Toulouse

If Paris is for lovers, Toulouse is for explorers. There’s something unusual to discover at every turn in this southern French capital, whether …

2015 Porsche 911 GT3 RS May Be Delayed Due To Engine Fix

Porsche’s next 911 GT3 RS track monster has been spotted testing in prototype form for the past several months and was originally expected to be …

Engines

The News for March 21st, 2014

Welcome to the Hooniverse News – Not Jeff Edition! After a week “off” (I wish it was actually just that), the intrepid news hound is back with plenty …

Future Porsche Boxsters and Caymans Will Get More Punch From Fewer Cylinders

In the future, Caymans like this and sister-model Boxsters will be available with four-cylinders.<p>Porsche’s engine downsizing strategy will bring a four-cylinder boxer engine to the next generation of its junior sports-car lineup, the Boxster and the Cayman. So said the man at the top of Porsche, …

Engines

TOTD: Mercedes CLA45, BMW M235i, or Subaru WRX STI

In a recent comparison, we took the Mercedes-Benz CLA45 AMG sedan, BMW M235i coupe, and Subaru WRX STI sedan to the Streets of Willow to find out which car was the fastest before taking them to our favorite canyon roads to pick our favorite. Now, we want to know which one you would choose.<p>Each car …

2014 Audi R8 4.2 V-8 Manual

Eight sensational cylinders, one fabulous gated shifter.<p>It hits you like a smack upside the head as you upshift through the six gears of the Audi R8’s manual gearbox. Despite the serious look of the brushed aluminum shift gate, the stirring 4.2-liter V-8 residing directly behind you, and the …

TOTD: What Does the Acura TLX Need to Get Your Attention?

Acura has been trying to get back onto people’s radar for quite some time now, and while the automaker thought the new RLX flagship would be the one to draw consumers back in, the new car’s bland design hasn’t done it any favors. The upcoming 2015 TLX may be the one to turn things around for the …

2014 Mini Cooper and Cooper S: Envelope Pushed, Again

Slightly bigger, but the original premium compact is more "premium" than ever.<p>It was a simpler time in 2002, when Mini first launched in the United States. Gas was still less than two bucks a gallon, and Ontario-based Research In Motion was selling the first mainstream Blackberry smartphone. Ten …

2015 Nissan GT-R Nismo to pack 595 hp, lap Nürburgring in 7:08

With two major auto shows taking place this week on different sides of the globe, the amount of news being posted across the internet is reaching a fever pitch. Naturally, things happen, trigger fingers get itchy and stories get leaked, which is apparently how we came across this spate of premature …

It's one of TG mag's greatest adventures: a Cayman S in the badlands of Mexico on the road of 3,000 curves... http://www.TOPGEAR.com/uk/photos/cayman-s-mexico-2010-12-06

Some say he's The Stig...

It's 8pm, it's Sunday, so here's some Top Gear for you. We drove the new V12 Vantage S this week, so here's Jeremy's classic ode to its predecessor… http://www.TOPGEAR.com/uk/videos/aston-vantage-v12

Treat your computer's desktop to a selection of high-res images of Porsche's new 911 GT3… http://www.TOPGEAR.com/uk/photos/Wallpapers-Porsche-GT3-2013-09-20

We drive the new Porsche 911 Turbo S – like all the best things in life, likely to turn you blind if you use it too much. Appallingly, brilliantly quick http://www.TOPGEAR.COM/uk/porsche/911-turbo/road-test/s-road-tested

Your favourite story this week – our first drive of the 280bhp Litchfield Subaru BRZ. It's good… http://www.topgear.com/uk/car-news/subaru-brz-litchfield-first-drive-2013-10-16

The cold weather is officially here, but that just means longer skids… Celebrate winter with these snowy desktop backgrounds… http://www.TOPGEAR.com/uk/photos/top-gear-festive-wallpapers-2012-12-20

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Chasing Design and Uncovering the Aspects of Beauty

Style is a big part of our passion for cars.<p>Michael Mauer, Porsche's head of design, pulled a small Moleskine from his breast pocket. The corners were dented, the paper crinkled from heavy use. He cracked it open and let the pages flip through his fingers until he landed on one near the middle.<p>On …

Race Recap: 2013 Petit Le Mans draws curtain on the ALMS [spoilers]

The 16th Petit Le Mans Powered By Mazda, in the final year of the American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patrón, was run on Saturday. Even though many of this year's championships had already been decided, the last ALMS race ever would be a 10-hour, 1,000-mile slog around Road Atlanta to get …