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2015 Subaru WRX Is A Top Safety Pick

The 2015 Subaru WRX is just one double apex away from a street-legal rally car. And now news from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) …

Jaguar Eats Mercedes’ Chicken in New Commercial, Or: Cluck You, Benz! – Feature

Last September, I reviewed a Mercedes-Benz commercial in which a chicken was used to illustrate the marque’s Magic Body Control (MBC) suspension system. Although I objected that it blatantly ripped-off a FujiFilm camera commercial based on the exact same concept (chickens’ ability to keep their …

Selling

Mercedes-Benz to Bid Farewell to the SLS AMG in Los Angeles

The Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG made its debut four years ago at the Frankfurt auto show, with stateside sales beginning in 2010. After just three years on the market, we must bid farewell to the SLS. Our sources have confirmed a report from German publication <i>Auto Motor und Sport</i> that Mercedes will …

Los Angeles

Why War Thunder works for PS4 — and not Xbox One

Xbox One is not the right platform for War Thunder.<p>That’s what Anton Yudintsev, the CEO and president of Gaijin Entertainment, told GamesBeat in a discussion about his free-to-play combat flight simulator, which is scheduled to release on the PlayStation 4 before the end of the year.<p>War Thunder is …

Yankees, Marlins playing exhibition games in Panama City in March 2014

New York is coming to Mariano Rivera's front door for two games next spring.<p>The New York Yankees and Miami Marlins will get short break from their Grapefruit League schedule next spring to play a pair of exhibition games in Panama City on March 15-16, 2014, reports Mark Feinsand of the NY Daily …

Elon Musk On The Tesla Fires: Headlines Are Deceiving, Model S Is Safest Car On The Road By Far

Elon Musk, the billionaire founder and CEO of Tesla Motors, spoke about the recent fires that his Model S electric cars have suffered, calling them nothing more than an overreaction by the press. Musk made it clear that Tesla produces the safest vehicles in the road right now, and while his …

Bigfoot vs. jet dragster = Better Than Coffee

The sound! The fury! The dichotomy! The giant slicks!<p>In one lane, Bigfoot, the most famous monster truck of all time. On the biggest racing slicks I've ever seen. In the other, a jet-powered dragster. Yes, it's a ridiculous pairing. That's what makes it fun. And with all the attendant sound and …

PC gaming's future is no longer tied to Microsoft

First there was SteamOS, a Linux-based operating system whose open design aims to spur innovation. Then there were Steam Machines, a range of …

Best Laptops for 2018

$1,899.00 at Lenovo<p>See it<p>CNET's Rating<p>9 Design<br>• 8 Features<br>• 8 Performance<br>• 9 Battery<p>The pen-enabled Yoga 920 is as impressive for its design as it is for …

Gear & Gadgets

The Art of Renting an Exotic Sports Car

Okay, maybe you're not among the lucky few who can afford to buy a Lamborghini Aventador. You can still be a high roller for day.<p><b>Back in 1988, you could rent a 1953 MG TD</b>, unrestored, from National Car Rental's Emerald Club fleet at the San Francisco airport, as well as a handful of Ferrari 328s …

Mazda Furai concept designer talks about his car's passing

Last week, there was mourning at the <i>Autoblog</i> offices as word trickled in that the Mazda Furai concept – one of the coolest, best-looking showcars to grace an auto show stage since the wild and crazy 1960s –had been killed. It was killed on the track with the folks from <i>Top Gear</i> in attendance. We're …

Electric Federal gets cozy with the Superformance GT40

America, distilled.<p>The rules of our reality state that unless you are fantastically, foolishly wealthy, you will never own an original Ford GT40. I'm not saying it's fair. It's just the way things are. Fortunately, Superformance will gladly sell you a steel-bodied recreation that's faster, more …

SB Nation on Twitter: "Don't trust this kid, Seahawks fans. He is totally a cop. http://t.co/kdAfCl6lGk http://t.co/WUudmkNf3o"

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2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 snagged sans heavy camo

SVT's next monster sheds the heavy camo.<p>Finally. This SVT's new magnum opus, the 2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350. In fact, the car pictured is the GT350R (an even more track-focused version of the GT350, much like the Laguna Seca was the ultimate iteration of the Boss 302). As you can see, the car …

Bad news: Porsche tuners 9ff and speedART have both filed for bankruptcy. More -> http://bit.ly/1eM59Wk

This is what the Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe is going to look like. More -> http://bit.ly/15OyQvi

McLaren P1 clocks 7:04 on Nürburgring

Acceleration times and top speeds are all well and fine, but there are few bragging rights quite as hotly contested as a Nürburgring lap time. The current king of the hill is the Dodge Viper ACR, which managed to hustle around the Green Hell in 7:12.1. But that looks poised to be de-throned by the …

2015 Nissan GT-R Nismo Spied on Nurburgring

Our spy shooters caught the 2015 Nissan GT-R Nismo testing on the Nürburgring in Germany, previewing the car’s arrival next year.<p>Nissan has confirmed that development of the GT-R Nismo is on track to launch next year. “The Nissan GT-R NISMO is the GT-R with which we pursue pure performance,” Nismo …

2014 Infiniti Q50S vs. Lexus IS350 F Sport

The Contender and the Pretender: Japanese Luxury Takes Another Swing at the Bavarian King<p>Allow me to introduce the two latest contenders to the BMW 3 Series’ throne. They are the all-new Infiniti Q50 and Lexus IS350. In terms of this particular comparison test, we’re actually talking about the Q50S …

2014 Porsche 911 GT3 First Drive

The Best Gets Better<p>I’ve heard German car engineers make a lot of bold claims. I’ve heard them claim to have “perfected perfection” and to have increased intangibles like “sportiveness” and “dynamism.” They do it a lot. But I heard something at the launch of the 911 GT3 that I hadn’t heard before. …

Autoblog Green

German cities are entitled to ban older diesel vehicles from streets with immediate effect to bring air pollution levels in line with European Union rules, Germany's top administrative court confirmed on Friday.<p>Volvo's 2019 S60 will be its first vehicle to be offered without a diesel engine when …