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Atlantic Kayaker Wins 2015 People’s Choice Adventurer of the Year

<i>Updated 2-17-2015</i><p>“If 67 years young can do it, you can do it, too.” — Aleksander Doba, who made the longest open-water solo kayak crossing of the Atlantic Ocean in history.<p>The votes have been counted—a record-setting 521,000 of them. Our People’s Choice Adventurer of the Year award goes to Atlantic …

Sailing

Jaguar reveals brand-new lightweight E-Types

50 years later, Jag completes the production run.<p>Fifty years ago, Jaguar's factory lightweight E-Types were poised to continue the grand tradition of the C- and D-Types by thrashing all comers on track. It wasn't to be. The Ferrari 250 GTO walked away from the lithe coupes on longer circuits. …

Zagato Lamborghini 5-95 successfully aims to be an instant collectible [w/video]

1965 was the first time Zagato and Lamborghini hooked up, when the Milanese coachbuilder created the Lamborghini 3500 GTZ for Marquis Gerino Gerini. There have been several more collaborations since then, the one you see above being the latest: the Lamborghini 5-95, created for collector Albert …

Trident Iceni stakes claim to world's fastest diesel sports car, will come to US

It was back in 2006 when we first came across Trident and its plans to create a diesel-powered sports car. The prototype was up and running a couple of years later, and it debuted at the Salon Privé in London a few years after that. It's now been the better part of two years since its debut – and …

What it's like to whip a Porsche 918 around a track like a pro

A pro's-eye view of the 918's incredible performance.<p>Yesterday, we gave you an idea of what it might be like to hustle a McLaren P1 around a racetrack. Never one to be outdone, Porsche has released a driver's point of view video from behind the wheel of the immensely capable 918 Spyder. The setting …

Preparing the 1360hp One:1 for its Debut - /INSIDE KOENIGSEGG

Chris Harris drives a Porsche, Aston, and AMG all in one video

What would you do with 26 cylinders at your disposal?<p>If you and two of your friends could take any three cars on a road trip, you probably wouldn't do much better than the Porsche 911 GT3, Aston Martin V12 Vantage S, and Mercedes C63 AMG Black Series. This episode of <i>Chris Harris on Cars</i> finds …

Move Over Aventador, McLaren’s P1 Is The New King Of Flames: Video

The Lamborghini Aventador is well known for its fire-spitting abilities, with one of the cars recently being used to cook a Christmas turkey. Well, …

Lexus LFA Start Up and Drives Off!

Watch this guy explore Detroit's abandoned Packard Plant on dirtbike

Packard gave up on its automotive plant in Detroit in 1956, but the 3,500,000-square-foot complex of reinforced concrete remains - if only as remains. It is perhaps just as famous for being ruins as it was when it built cars, still attracting plenty of attention from entrepreneurs, paintballers, …

Audi R8 LMS Ultra Race Car at Nurburgring - /CHRIS HARRIS ON CARS

Audi Lighting Concept: Could This Be the Next-Generation A8's Interior in Disguise?

Audi showed off a ton of cool stuff at this year’s Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, most notable being the 2015 TT sports car’s interior, but one of our favorite things at the automaker’s stand was a relatively out-of-the-way concept. Stuck in a back room with Audi’s new laser headlights, …

These guys claim this is the most powerful Cadillac CTS-V in the world. Watch it crank out 1,309 horsepower AT THE REAR WHEELS. Video --> http://bit.ly/K3od4g

Mazda delays US launch of Skyactiv-D engine

Japanese automakers haven't lead the charge towards diesel power in the same way as, say, the Germans have. But Mazda is out to change that. It has been following Audi's lead on the racetrack with oil-burning racecars right here in America, and will soon translate that excitement to the road by …

Oh, hello mystery Ferrari race car prototype. What are you? Spy shots --> http://bit.ly/1didWOM

Play with this interactive SLS AMG Black Series POV track video, courtesy of Top Gear

We post a lot of videos on <i>Autoblog</i>, but we aren't sure we've ever posted one quite like this. This is a video of <i>Top Gear</i>'s Stig lapping the Dunsfold test track in a Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Black Series. But even for the talented video crews at TG, this isn't everyday fare.<p>A 360-degree, …

Watch an 830 hp Scion FR-S drift the Oregon Trail

Ryan Tuerck lives out a mad fantasy.<p>When professional drifter Ryan Tuerck gets new mods on his car, he tests them out in a rather unconventional way. Tuerck competes in the Formula Drift series in an 800+ hp Scion FR-S, which is powered by a 2JZ-GTE Toyota engine—the same turbocharged, straight-six …

Cadillac CTS: The new standard?

Pity the performance sedan.<p>Were it enough that it conveyed four adults and their weekend bags to the country house. No. It must be transportive.<p>The measure of a performance sedan is taken on this awkward score. Seating for four (or five with a squeeze), ample trunk space and cocktail …

Hyping Hypercars: 2014 Ferrari LaFerrari vs. 2014 McLaren P1, Lamborghini Veneno

Three high priests of the sports-car realm reveal their own golden calves.<p>Geneva is a quiet Swiss city of enormous but restrained wealth. The Palexpo center, where the auto show is held every gray March, is modestly sized, and the automaker stands are, by regulation, relatively small. The scene is …

2015 Nissan GT-R NISMO

Weaponizing Godzilla.<p>After cutting its teeth on the Nissan 370Z and the Juke, Nissan’s recently unleashed in-house tuner NISMO screwed up the courage to take on Godzilla. The resultant GT-R NISMO, which debuts at the Tokyo show, is essentially a weapons-grade, more-hard-core version of what’s …

2015 Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT Final Edition

That's all, folks: The SLS says goodbye.<p>It's over: The SLS AMG, one of the most captivating supercars on the face of the earth, is bidding farewell. To mark the end of the production run, Mercedes-Benz is building just 350 units of a Final Edition next year. Both gullwing-door coupes and roadster …

2015 Lamborghini Deimos Spy Photos

Dread and terror personified—in a good way.<p><b>What It Is:</b> The successor to the Lamborghini Gallardo, which has been on sale for a decade now. While speculation is rife that the Gallardo’s heir will be named after the prison island Cabrera, we previously discovered a Lamborghini trademark application …

Sports Cars

850-hp Jaguar C-X75 hybrid supercar struts its speed

With a name fit for a "Star Wars" droid, the Jaguar C-X75 boasts some out-of-this-world looks and seriously sexy specs. Jaguar engineers combined a 1.6-liter turbo supercharged four-cylinder engine (that delivers 502 horsepower) with two electric motors (390 horsepower) for a total output that …

Jaguar Land Rover

Audi R8 V10 Plus Review: the Intersection of Value and Insane (video)

[dropcap]I[/dropcap]’m officially ruined. No car will ever be the same after the Audi R8. But not just any R8. The R8 V10 – wait for it – <b>Plus</b>. That …

2014 SRT Viper Anodized Carbon Special Edition shows our kind of snakeskin

When I was out in the desert with my new, old buddy Ralph Gilles, we started shooting the breeze about matte paint jobs. Photo-ninja Drew Phillips had driven out to shoot the SRT Viper TA event, and had grabbed the keys to our matte gray Hyundai Veloster Turbo for the journey. Pointing to the …

Mercedes-Benz AMG Vision Gran Turismo Concept is Stunning

Virtual Reality Takes a Whole New Meaning<p>Gran Turismo 6 won’t be released until December 6, but enthusiasts can get an up close and personal look at a super sports cars featured in the video game at the 2013 Los Angeles auto show. Mercedes-Benz has built the AMG Vision Gran Turismo, and from the …

2015 Jaguar F-type Coupe Rendered and Detailed

Sometimes a gorgeous model looks better wearing a top.<p><b>What It Is:</b> The closed-roof version of Jaguar’s sex-on-wheels F-type. Jaguar first showed off the F-type’s design with the C-X16 concept in the fall of 2011, which was a coupe, before revealing the roadster a year later in Paris. Since then, the …

LA-bound 2014 Jeep Wrangler special edition gives us the Willys for $25,795

The Jeep Wrangler might be the reigning king of special editions, but with sales records being broken almost all year, this plan is obviously resonating with buyers. Joining new models like the Dragon Edition and Polar Edition, the 2014 Jeep Wrangler is adding a new Willys Wheeler Edition to pay …

Incredible Panoramas Of The World's Most Beautiful Places

AirPano is made of eight team members, who have wide-ranging backgrounds (civil engineering and medical cybernetics, among others). The amateur photographers are currently traveling around the world, shooting major cities and other sites of interest.<p>The group mainly shoots from helicopters, using a …

Photography

Stunning Macro Details of Uniquely Beautiful Snowflakes

Russian photographer Alexey Kljatov isolates single snowflakes in order to capture the unique beauty of the delicate, icy crystals that fall to the ground during a snowstorm. The Moscow-based photographer gets quite up-close and personal to capture the geometric shapes and lines of snowflakes that …