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The Goods: August 2013's Hottest Gadgets

West German cars living and dying in Poland

In the past we have showcased many older and interesting that are living and dying in Poland. We had French cars, American cars, a mix of weird cars, …

Acura teases 17 seconds of the NSX on Vine and Instagram

Acura won't roll out the prototype NSX until August 4 when it shows up at Mid-Ohio Raceway for the Honda 200 IndyCar race, and the genuine production car isn't scheduled to arrive until 2015. Acura will, though, make the car a Vine and Instagram video star with snippets of the mid-engined roarer …

Morgan Motor Company: Crafting a Car from Wood - /DRIVEN

New Zealand man creating Aston Martin replica on desktop 3D printer

When we first got a desktop 3D printer at Engadget headquarters, we made a Weighted Companion Cube. And then a Mario figure. What can we say? We like to start small. Ivan Sentch, a programmer living in Auckland, is a bit more ambitious with his projects -- he sat down and started printing a replica …

Autoblog Green

We have very few details on the BMW iNext project. The new EV is set to go on sale in 2021, will have 435 miles of range and self-driving technology. BMW has described the vehicle as its "technology flagship," so expect every last bit of tech the German automaker has to be packed inside. Still, we …

What’s The Best Looking Modern Engine?

According to the Bard, beauty is in the eye of the beholder. Of course it’s most likely that Shakespeare made that claim because he didn’t meet …

Behind the Scenes: Jaguar XFR-S Drifting Ad With Ken Gushi

Put Ken Gushi behind the wheel of a 550-hp Jaguar XFR-S sedan and you have the makings of a great ad. Even so, it’s easy to underestimate just how much effort can go into a 30-second commercial, but the latest episode of the “Downshift” <i>Motor Trend</i> takes you behind the scenes of Jaguar‘s latest …

Rusty Wallace hammering a 1969 Trans-Am Mustang is better than coffee

A triple shot of America.<p>Today's BTC is positively star-studded. We have a restored 1969 Trans-Am Mustang running around Road America with Rusty Wallace behind the wheel.<p>The gang at RT Restorations got the former NASCAR pro into the vintage Mustang (normally piloted by Randy and Adam Rupp) for a …

Pontiac

Mercedes pondering Google Glass navi

<i>Engadget</i> is reporting that Mercedes-Benz might be tinkering with Google Glass for its future navigation systems. The first, big-name wearable tech item of the 21st century, Google Glass has a huge degree of potential in a number of fields, not the least of which is the auto industry.<p>Citing the</i> …

Watch one man drive a KTM X-Bow at the track, then get the girl

<i>C'etait un Rendezvous</i> is a legendary film with a very simple premise – a man drives very quickly to be with the woman he loves, careening through the streets of Paris with a blatant disregard for things like road signs, speed limits and pigeons. This film, from South African director Seagram …

2015 Nissan GT-R Nismo to hit 60 mph in 2 seconds?

Here's your daily dose of incredulity – <i>AutoExpress</i> is reporting the 2015 Nissan GT-R Nismo will hit 60 miles per hour in <i>two seconds</i>. Okay. The report comes from an unnamed source that AE spoke with at the Goodwood Festival of Speed, and would mean that the GT-R Nismo, a car that will likely sit …

What if we told you the 2015 Nissan GT-R Nismo might do 0-60 mph in 2.0 seconds? Yes, you read that correctly. Two. Seconds. More -> http://bit.ly/17U92Bs

Filthy Lucra

You may not have heard of Lucra, but you may have seen one of its sportscars. That is of course, if you were one of the many millions of people who watched Fast & Furious 6, where a green and yellow LC470 was one of the star cars.<p>Well, now the company has announced a new model, as yet unnamed, set …

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