Chris Oliveras

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No big deal, just a 6x6 Brabus G63 AMG driving around London

Massive hypertruck meets notoriously car-unfriendly downtown.<p>An enterprising bicyclist in downtown London spotted one of Mercedes-Benz's Brabus-fortified kaijus, the legendary G63 AMG 6x6. At one point, the 6x6 ducks down a side street, nearly scraping the sides off of cars parked on <i>both</i> sides of …

Watch this madman shift his transmission with light switches

Ditch the computer, get some switches!<p>Sure, it looks like a bunch of light switches haphazardly screwed to the dash of a truck that's seen better days, but it's also ingenious. If you know how a GM computer-controlled automatic like this 4L80E works, you'll understand what this guy is doing. Skip …

Out-of-control turbodiesel wrecks itself

Tire smoke is good. Runaway diesel engine smoke is just sad.<p>Turbodiesel engines are great. Torquey, reliable, and efficient—what's not to like? Oh, yeah: the horrifying potential for runaway situations. One of diesel's greatest features is also its most fatal flaw: the ability to run on almost …

Engines

Welcome to Japan: Bosozoku Lamborghini sports towering exhaust

Their car culture is a little different than ours.<p>I find Japan's bosozoku automotive subculture fascinating. Mock if you want, but there's no denying the dedication and passion that goes into creating stuff like this. I especially love the giant <i>takeyari</i>-style exhaust extensions for their sheer …

Japan

Next GT-R? Nissan unveiling new supercar in Gran Turismo 6

Mystery ride will be revealed on June 10, 2014.<p>You think of car culture, and you think the Friday-night cruise at the local DQ, or Cars & Coffee, or test-and-tune nights, etc. All are real-life experiences that let you celebrate that shared passion with other like-minded car nuts. But the culture …

Sports Cars

The 2015 Corvette Z06 is the most powerful GM car ever

650 hp. 650 lb-ft.<p>Here's what's crazy. The Corvette Stingray with its base engine is already one of the best performance cars in the world. Period. It can hang with just about anything.<p>The new Z06 is poised to obliterate it in every quantifiable respect.<p><b>PHOTOS: 2015 Corvette Z06 Coupe</b><p>This morning, …

Sports Cars

How to clean your car like a professional

There's more to the perfect car wash than just rinsing the grime off your ride.<p>There's a lot more to the perfect car wash than just rinsing the grime off your ride. We talked to professional auto detailer and founder of AMMO NYC, Larry Kosilla, for some expert advice. "To me, detailing is about …

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First commercial drone flight over land approved

Aerovironmnet vice president of marketing strategy Steven Gitlin talks to Bloomberg following the first approved commercial drone flight over land<p>The first legally approved commercial drone flight over land occurred on the 8 June to survey an oil field in northern <b>Alaska,</b> US aviation regulators said …