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We Hear: Next Porsche 911 GT3 RS Could Get Turbo

Although the Porsche 911 GT3 and 911 GT3 RS have historically been the fastest and most powerful naturally aspirated 911 variants built, the upcoming 991 series 911 GT3 RS may be turbocharged, according to a report from <i>Autocar</i>.<p>With the current 911 GT3 making 468 hp and 324 lb-ft of torque from its …

28 incredibly useful packing hacks

Packing for travel is an art, and it’s a minimalist art. Experienced travelers will have, over time, developed either a system for packing lightly …

Coming This Fall: The Augmented Reality Motorcycle Helmet

Marcus Weller's Skully AR-1 helmet features a heads-up display that streams a rear-view camera into the rider's field of view.<p><b>A motorcycle helmet isn't the kind of gear a</b> tech geek dreams about. They are safety devices that have remained largely analog, save for a handful of Bluetooth add-ons. …

Why CVTs Won, Direct-Shift Gearboxes Lost Fuel-Economy Fight

If you're reading this in North America, the vehicle sitting on your driveway probably has an automatic transmission.<p>So do around 95 percent of other …

Ducati reveals Monster 821 in two flavors

We found the third-generation Ducati Monster 1200S to be a comfortable but quite capable sport bike during our First Ride. But what if you love the new bike's brawny looks but don't think you'll need the full 1200cc V-twin? At first blush, we'd say you might be crazy, but Ducati is looking out for …

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518-HP Audi A3 Clubsport Quattro Concept Hits 192 MPH

The new 518-hp Audi A3 Clubsport Quattro concept will top out at an eye-watering 192 mph, says Audi. The high-power concept will appropriately be shown off to the public at the largest annual gathering for Volkswagen Group brands, the Wörthersee Tour in Reifnitz, Austria later this month (May …

Running Out the Clock on our Long-Term Audi Allroad

Driving #AllTheRoads<p>When I was 16 my dad and I took a road trip along the coast from Washington state, where I grew up, through Oregon to San Francisco. At that point, it was the longest distance I had ever driven and the first time I had driven a road purely for pleasure. My parents’ 1992 Audi …

We Hear: 2015 Porsche 911 to Get Facelift, GTS Coming

After three years on the market the Porsche 911 Carrera is slated for a facelift and the arrival of the GTS for the seventh-generation 991 series. The updates will be cosmetic and functional, according to <i>Autocar</i>.<p>Styling revisions include more angular front bumper and LED daytime running lights up …

2014 BMW 228i Coupe First Test

Getting Back to Basics<p>The first time I saw the commercial comparing the new BMW 2 Series to the classic 2002, it irked me. Sure, the 2 Series is now the smallest vehicle in BMW‘s lineup, but other than that I just couldn’t see its connection to the spunky, three-box two-door I covet so badly.<p>The …

2015 BMW X4 xDrive35i First Drive

Package Deal: A Potential Hit for the Less-is-More Crowd<p>Full disclosure: My engineering past as an interior packaging guy predisposes me against this whole goofball X6/X4 (and the late, unlamented Acura ZDX) all-road coupe micro-niche. Take a vehicle with functionality and practicality baked into …

2015 BMW 428i Gran Coupe First Drive

Lipstick on a Hatch: Dressing up America's Loathed Liftgate<p>We Yanks have demonstrated very little love for hatchback cars, despite their willingness to swallow large loads in an aero-slick body. We’ve drubbed most examples of the breed out of our national neighborhood as if they were sex offenders. …

Meet the tiny diesel-electric hybrid that’ll do 257mpg and 1900 miles on a tank. It's the VW Twin-Up prototype http://www.TOPGEAR.com/uk/car-news/first-drive-vw-twin-up-prototype-2014-03-24

The Mercedes S63 AMG Coupe is here

Mercedes-Benz has revealed the range-topping version of its rather gorgeous new S-Class Coupe. It is of course, the one fettled by those sensible …

First Drive: Volkswagen Golf e-Golf 5dr Auto

1/10<p>Car specifications<p>£17,730 – £27,580<p>Ford Focus review: success in a hatch isn't just about the drive. The Focus has the rest of the bases well …

Gear Reviews: Leica M2, A Shooter’s Camera

<b>The Leica M2, a pure shooter’s tool.</b><p>I’ve heard quite a few questions pop up most of the time in photography forums, friendly chats on people who are …

This Is Why It Feels Like Apple Stopped Innovating Three Years Ago

He'd say that once, when he was a kid, he was reading a science magazine and he found an article ranking animals by the efficiency of their movements.<p>At the top of the list, there were cheetahs and hawks. Way down at the bottom, there were humans — relatively slow on their two legs.<p>But then Jobs …

Top 10 Compact Cameras for Travelers

Travel<p>Upgrade your travel photos with these lightweight cameras that pack a punch.<p><i>Tom O'Brien is a mechanical engineer and the photo engineer for</i> National Geographic <i>magazine. He designs and builds custom equipment for the photographers of the magazine. You can follow him on Instagram</i> …

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VW updates Scirocco with revised styling, new engines

The Scirocco is undoubtedly one of the better-looking models in the Volkswagen lineup, but introduced back in 2008, it's now been on the market – some markets, anyway – for the better part of six years. VW is said to have an all-new replacement in the works, but before that arrives, the German …

Audi reveals S3 Cabriolet ahead of Geneva debut

It used to be if you wanted an Audi S3, your choices in bodystyle came down to hatchback or... hatchback. That is, in markets where the model was offered at all. But Audi has been expanding the A3 global family upon which the S3 is based, and it intends to offer the performance-minded derivative as …

Nokian concept winter tires get studly on demand

Studded snow tires are a rarity in the US today. Many drivers opt for all-season tires for the entire winter, and those that don't generally buy studless snow tires. In many states, studded tires are only permitted during a specific period of the year or even only when the road is snow-covered …

2014 BMW 4 Series Convertible [w/video]

Germany Says "Relax"<p>Here it is, the fifth generation of BMW's 3 Series Convertible – only this one begins with a "4," having been rechristened as a droptop version of the new 4 Series Coupe. With thirty years of work on this same recipe and having gotten it so right for much of that time, the …

2014 BMW 535d xDrive

Zenvo responds to Top Gear review after its car catches fire during testing

Another day, another <i>Top Gear</i> controversy. This time, the boys from the BBC's hit show haven't enraged a country or British sensibilities - they've gone back to their old stomping grounds of upsetting car companies.<p>In last week's episode of <i>Top Gear</i> (which is set to air in the United States on …

Are car seats of the future self-adjusting?

In 2010, automotive supplier Faurecia showed off a car seat that, via Bluetooth communication with a smartphone app, would adjust itself based on information the occupant had entered. It looks like that was too much work for a busy executive to do, because <i>Automotive News</i> has a story on how that …

VW goes Polo crazy with new CrossPolo, BlueGT and BlueMotion models

Volkswagen will introduce a hefty expansion to its Polo range at next week's Geneva Motor Show, including the Polo BlueMotion, Blue GT and CrossPolo. We've got the details on each of those models ahead of next week's debut.<p>For those not in the know, the Polo is VW's sub-Golf offering and a …

We take a closer look inside the 2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class [w/videos]

The 2015 Mercedes-Benz C-Class has had its reveal under the bright lights of a few auto shows now, so we already know quite a bit about the German luxury brand's new volume seller. Mercedes dove into all-aluminum series production in 2010 with its SLS AMG, fashioning 20 bodies a day out of the …