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2015 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat: 707 hp, 204 mph, Unlimited Bad-Assitude

The quickest, fastest, most powerful production sedan in the world—no asterisks.<p>We knew it was coming. First came the filing of papers with the Society of Automotive Engineers. Then the spy shots arrived. Now, at last, Dodge confirms that the insanely powerful Challenger SRT Hellcat has a four-door …

Sports Cars

Government employee suspended from her job for posting nude selfies

Most people sext at work. Is it fair to suspend them when the photos are for public consumption?<p>A Swiss government worker was recently suspended from her job as a parliament secretary when her amateur porn photos -- which sometimes took the form of nude selfies captured in her office at the Federal …

Famed Indian Scout Finds Its Way Back To Modern Motorcycle Market

In the early 1920s and 30s, a popular carnival attraction was the Wall of Death, a barrel-shaped wooden track, or motor drome, in which daring motorcycle riders would gradually climb the inside walls until they were riding horizontally, circling the lip of the barrel, thrilling spectators peering …

EmDrive Is an Engine That Breaks the Laws of Physics and Could Take Us to Mars

An experimental engine is gaining acceptance among scientists, and could introduce a new era of space travel — it only had to break a law of physics …

Porsche Cayman Prototype Circles the Nürburgring Under . . . Four-Cylinder Power?

Looking at the photo above, you’d be hard-pressed to find anything unusual about the Porsche Cayman within. Sure, it has a bunch of testing equipment affixed to its body, not to mention a pro driver behind the wheel, but to find out what’s truly special about it, you’ll need to watch the video …

Porsche

There's Good News About Ford's Hardcore New Truck

This post is in partnership with Fortune, which offers the latest business and finance news. Read the article below originally published at …

General Motors

Schoolgirl 'beheaded classmate because she wanted to dissect someone'

Teenager arrested on suspicion of murdering 15-year-old after police discovered dismembered body in suspect's home<p>A 16-year-old Japanese schoolgirl has confessed to decapitating a classmate, police have said, as she reportedly told investigators she "wanted to dissect" someone.<p>The teenager, whose …

Goldman Sachs Just Downgraded Stocks

"We downgrade to neutral over 3 months as a sell-off in bonds could lead to a temporary sell-off in equities," write Goldman Sachs' portfolio strategy team led by Anders Nielsen. "This makes the near-term risk/ reward less attractive despite our strong conviction that equities are the best …

Markets

TOTD Which Non-SRT 2015 Dodge Challenger Would you Pick?

Believe it or not, the SRT Hellcat isn’t the only 2015 Challenger variant that exists. While lots of fun can be had with a supercharged V-8 pumping out 707 hp, the fact is that the Hellcat will be out of reach for most buyers. A bulk of Challenger sales will go to the non-SRT models that include …

Sports Cars

Dodge to sell off first Challenger SRT Hellcat for charity

Want to get your hands on a new 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat, and can't wait to be the first to get one? Las Vegas will be the place to be on September 27. That's where Barrett-Jackson will auction off the very first example. And you'd better bring your checkbook, because the bidding is sure …

Formula One Drivers Do Highly Specific Exercises To Keep Death At Bay

Try telling a Formula One driver that driving a car is for the fat and lazy.<p>Despite the fact that they effectively earn a living by sitting in a car, the strength and endurance required of a F1 racer is pretty incredible.<p>For starters, Formula One is physically strenuous because there are numerous …

Motor Racing

Why boarding an airplane feels unfair and chaotic

Boarding an airplane these days can be as vexing as enduring the flight itself. Mobs of passengers elbow past each other to get close to the boarding aisle, only to find that there’s no apparent rhyme or reason to their boarding order. For those braving the skyways during the hectic summer travel …

Aviation

6 Things to Know About the Fabulous 2015 Ferrari LaFerrari

Ferrari's hybrid supercar is a gasp-worthy, hand-crafted, ultra-luxurious piece of awesome.<p><b>Price:</b> $1.4 Million<p><b>Available:</b> Sold Out<p><b>MPG (City/Hwy, Est.):</b> 13/18<p><b>1. It's a Hybrid</b><p>Because the nutcase Ferrari engineers deemed the midmounted, 789-hp V-12 not powerful enough, they added an electric motor that …

Everest Season Shutting Down?

In the wake of the worst tragedy in Mount Everest's history, it appears that many expeditions are discussing cancelling their climb, packing up, and leaving the mountain.<p>The latest news comes after a deadly avalanche on April 18 killed 16 Sherpas who were working to stock camps above the Khumbu Ice …

Mountaineering

Ancient gladiator school discovered in Austria

An ancient Roman gladiator school has been discovered in Austria, complete with cell blocks, a training arena and a bath complex, archaeologists say.<p>The buried remains of the school at the site of Carnuntum, near Vienna were detected not through excavations but through remote-sensing techniques. …

2015 Porsche 911 GT3 RS Spy Shots

Porsche is in the final stages of development of a more hardcore version of its track-focused 911 GT3, the infamous 911 GT3 RS. The latest spy shots …

Lotus C-01 Superbike Revealed In All Its Carbon Fiber Glory

Nearly a year ago, Lotus announced the launch of its new motorcycle division, with a teaser image showing the carbon fiber tank of its C-01 …

Chris Harris Pits The Corvette Stingray Against The Porsche 911: Video

Porsche’s latest 911 was one of the cars Chevrolet benchmarked when developing the C7 Corvette Stingray, but in reality the two cars are worlds …