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Court stops scientists from publishing codes that could wirelessly lockpick Porsches

Three cryptography experts from a Dutch university have cracked the codes used to start luxury cars such as Audis, Bentleys, Porsches, and Lamborghinis, knowledge that could allow anyone with the right tools to wirelessly lockpick a $300,000 car. The researchers were preparing to publish a paper in …

Bentley releases new details on Continental GT3 racer

Porsche's new LMP1 Prototype isn't the only motorsports news coming out of Volkswagen AG this week. After unveiling its new Continental GT3 at the Paris Motor Show last year, Bentley has released some new images and details as this racecar continues its development. Similar to the Porsche …

V8-Powered 1969 BMW 2002

This 1969 BMW 2002 has been radically altered from stock with a Ford V8 engine and massive flares. We would paint the whole car a loud, early 70’s …

220-mph Vencer Sarthe supercar to be revealed at Salon Prive

The last time we heard about Dutch supercar upstart Vencer was a little more than a year ago when it announced it would call its one offering Sarthe. Vencer says the Sarthe will be officially unveiled to the UK in early September at London's Salon Privé.<p>The Sarthe sure seems to bring the supercar …

2014 BMW 4-series Debuts: Four is Better than Three, Right?

It's not a 3-series anymore, except it is.<p>For more than 20 years, BMW's most visible coupe was sold as the 3-series. This made lots of sense, as the car is and always has been based on the 3-series sedan. Meanwhile, Audi launched the A4-based A5 coupe, and Mercedes-Benz was brazen enough to come up …

2013 Ford Fusion Energi Titanium Plug-In Hybrid

Electric running—even faster than Kenyans.<p>Marathoners call it “the wall,” that point at which your body begins to shut down. If you haven’t refueled earlier in the race, no amount of training or willpower can keep the legs moving, and you collapse, usually around mile 20. When driven on electric …

McLaren MP4-12C totalled during Goldrush Rally

Every year in the Goldrush Rally, a convoy of high-end luxury cars snake across the States, their occupants enjoying all the opulence their $14,000 entry fees can afford. As our own Michael Harley can attest, it's a low-speed affair, not an all-out speed-fest.<p>As the rally passed through Texas …

LeMons Washington DC Inspections: Pintos, TR7s, and an Austin Marina

We’re back at Summit Point Raceway for the fourth annual Capitol Offense 24 Hours of LeMons, and we just finished our typical Friday inspections. We had the usual BMW 3-series, Mazda RX-7, Honda Prelude, and Chevrolet Camaro teams among the 100 or so entries, but we also had some notable LeMons …

2014 Chevy Silverado, GMC Sierra full configurators truck in

You can now put prices to your wildest option-sheet dreams of the 2014 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra. A microsite for the full-size pickup truck twins has been up since January, and now the full-blown configurator is live and ready to take your virtual orders. The only two chassis …

AT&T GoPhone plans to support LTE, drop most data add-ons on June 21st (updated)

AT&T hinted that it was shaking up its GoPhone plans later this month, and it's making good on its word. As of June 21st, customers using the prepaid service will have access to the same LTE service as their subscription peers; AT&T will mark the occasion by selling the Samsung Galaxy Express to …

Apple Reveals Images of What iOS 7 Will Look Like on iPad and iPad mini

- Jun 14, 2013<p>Apple’s developer preview of iOS 7 has been out for a few days now – but so far we have not seen the software demoed on an iPad, or …

Galaxy S4 Mini available for pre-order in the UK, ships on July 5

The Galaxy S4 Mini is now available for pre-order in the UK, with shipping set to start on July 5.<p>This particular Galaxy S4 family member is expected to offer users a mobile experience similar to its bigger and more famous brother, or at least that’s what Samsung officials will have you …

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