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Nissan explains its preparation work with the GTR LM Nismo

There are eight races in the World Endurance Championship schedule, the third one is the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The Nissan GTR LM Nismo has been designed specifically to compete in that race, and has missed the first two races of the season in order to carry out more testing for that third one, the …

Report: Jaguar F-Type SVR Making 600+ HP in the Works

At the moment, Jaguar doesn’t have anything pushing out 600 hp. But according to a hot scoop from senior features editor Jonny Lieberman, that’s about to change soon thanks to a very special and very powerful Jaguar F-Type SVR. Expected output, according to Lieberman, is “600+ horsepower.”<p>No other …

We Hear: Mercedes-Benz Considering Coupe to Rival Audi TT

Mercedes-Benz is considering a rival for the Audi TT and BMW 2 Series, <i>Autocar</i> reports. If the rumors are true, the new coupe would replace the current three-door Mercedes-Benz A-Class hatchback. A high-performance AMG model and a convertible are also possible.<p>As we’ve previously reported, Mercedes …

Chris Harris Hops Behind The Wheel Of The $337k Bentley Continental GT3-R: Video

Bentley’s most dynamic road car in the company’s history, the Continental GT3-R, happens to weigh more than 4,800 pounds. British journo Chris Harris …

Scientists Discover Massive New Magma Chamber Under Yellowstone

There's more to Yellowstone National Park than meets the eye. Much more, as it turns out.<p>You might already know that a supervolcano dominates the famous park that is situated on land in Wyoming and Montana. A shallow subsurface magma chamber has long been known.<p>But now a second, much larger …

13 Pictures That Capture the Wonder and Thrill of Archaeology

Digging for archaeology photos in National Geographic’s archive<p>“It’s not what you find, it’s what you find out,” says David Hurst Thomas, a curator at the American Museum of Natural History in New York. Which is to say that finding the artifact or remains of a building on an archaeological dig is …

Archaeology

Electrifying: Digital Directiv’s custom Ducati

If you could buy a brand new Ducati SportClassic today, what would it look like? We reckon it’d be very similar to this—a rapid custom from electrical whizz Joe Tessitore of Digital Directiv.<p>‘Bella’ is a ground-up restoration of a 2007 Sport 1000s, boosted with seriously upmarket performance kit. …

2016 Cadillac ATS-V First Drive [w/video]

A More Compelling Reason To Go American<p>If you get hot and bothered for hot-rodded sedans and coupes, you probably know that Germans have long dominated that cutthroat scene. For years, the Audi RS/BMW M/Mercedes-AMG triumvirate has ruled the microcosm of grunty, mid-level luxury cars. But a funny …

2015 Mercedes-Benz CLS400 [w/video]

We Attend the Primland Driving Experience at VIR

Have you ever wondered what we experience on a manufacturer’s press launch? As near as we can figure, about the closest one can get to some of the more epic events we attend is the Primland Driving Experience. Held at the Primland Resort in the wilds of Virginia and at Virginia International …

NASA gathers scientists to help find life beyond Earth

The search for life beyond our solar system is about to get a boost of brain power.<p>This week NASA convened the first meeting of a team of scientists who will work collectively to determine the best way to look for signs of life around other stars.<p>The new group is known as the Nexus for Exoplanet …

Is This Weird 3-Story Solar Powered Jet The Airliner Of The Future?

Probably not, but check back in 30 years<p>The Progress Eagle is a gigantic concept airliner by designer Oscar Viñals. It's an amazing air transit behemoth, with solar panels and a giant wind turbine, all for a glorious future that may never come to pass.<p>By design the Progress Eagle is a plane that …

Carbon from melting permafrost goes back to atmosphere

According to a new study, microbes eat the carbon and release it as CO2, where ends up back in the atmosphere and contributes to further warming.<p>Deep …

Ride with Matt Farah in a 1000-hp Nissan Skyline GT-R

Matt gets the giggles and explores 9,000 RPM worth of tuned insanity.<p>As Matt Farah himself will tell you, he's jaded. It takes a lot to impress him. Well, consider him impressed by Faizal Ramzan's 1,000-wheel-horsepower R34 Nissan Skyline GT-R.<p>It's not even close to stock, but the interesting thing …

Lane Splitter car concept transforms into a pair of motorcycles

If you’ve ever dreamed of pretending you’re Batman and splitting your car off into a functional motorcycle, that dream has just gotten a little more …

Motorcycles

Donkervoort unlocks the D8 GTO Bare Naked Carbon

The new Batman vs Superman trailer missed a trick. This car should have been in it. Superhero fans, meet the Donkervoort D8 GTO Bare Naked Carbon Edition.<p>It's the first D8 GTO – the Netherlands' version of a steroidal Caterham – to be built entirely from carbon fibre, inside and out.<p>Amusing though …

The Audi R18 e-tron sounds like a spaceship

Every year, Audi tests the R18's Le Mans aero kit at Monza. Every year, it sounds amazing.<p>The 24 Hours of Le Mans will be here before you know it, and Audi has to defend that title.<p>Every year, the team at Audi Sport takes its R18 e-tron science project to Monza so that it can put the car's Le Mans …

Acura confirms more 2016 NSX details

3.5-Liter Twin-Turbo V6, Aluminum Components, Advanced AWD, And More<p>Acura served up a slew of engineering details about the soon-to-launch 2016 NSX. Fittingly, they were explained at a dinner at the SAE International World Congress in Detroit, where morsels about the new Acura supercar were likely …

Japan's maglev train sets speed record of 374 mph

We obsess over top speeds attained by supercars, but even if you were to ignore speed limits, cars don't represent the fastest way to cover land. Those bragging rights belong to trains. Specifically, maglev trains, and more specifically, the one being developed in Japan.<p>The island nation's …

Watch 180 supercars speed off in epic video

Well, lots of them were supercars. It's a hell of a collection, with nothing but engine sounds and visuals.<p>I was too busy enjoying the luxury of comparing the way nearly 200 different cars sound filmed with the same camera from the same spot to actually verify 19Bozzy92's list of cars he filmed …

Alfa Romeo

Chris Harris finds out if the Bentley Continental GT3-R deserves the badge

Before getting behind the wheel, Chris Harris is very confused by the Bentley Continental GT3-R. While the British brand undoubtedly has a long history in motorsports, Harris questions whether the stripped-out coupe fits the company's luxurious image. He aims to find out in his latest, drift-heavy …

Ford Engineer & Son Set New Hot Wheels Loop Record: Video

Take Your Child to Work Day often results in some unexpected surprises—but very few of them end up in a new world record. But for one Ford employee …

Ford engineer and son set new Hot Wheels loop record

This was the best "Take Your Kid To Work Day" idea ever.<p>Typically, Take Your Child to Work Day is like a free day for your kid. They dress up in natty little mini-person business clothes, get the day off from school, and everyone gets a dose of adorableness. At Ford's take your kid to work day, …

Hot Wheels Loop-de-Loop World Record - Photo Gallery

A Ford-engineer dad and his little boy set a new world record for Hot Wheels loop-de-loop height right in the atrium of Ford's Research and Innovation Center.<p>A Ford-engineer dad and his little boy set a new world record for Hot Wheels loop-de-loop height right in the atrium of Ford's Research and …

Lexus RC 350 F SPORT Review – Wolf’s Clothing

When you’re driving a bright orange Lexus RC 350 F SPORT, you quickly realize two things. First, that even when you’re in laid-back San Francisco, …

Batman v Superman Batmobile fully revealed

There's no sound and no fury in this new video, but it's all Batmobile.<p>We've seen it in spy shots, now here it is in official video: the new Batmobile from <i>Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice</i>.<p>Unfortunately, there's not a lot of information to go with it, since it's just a silent B-roll clip, but this …

Assassin's Creed Chronicles: China - Release Date Trailer - IGN Video

With Assassin's Creed Chronicles: China arriving imminently, a new trailer gives us a glimpse into its story.

Halo 5: Guardians Spartan Locke Armor and Abilities Trailer - Rewind Theater - IGN Video

We break down Microsoft's brand new CGI trailer showing Spartan Locke throwing down on Covenant.

New Halo 5: Guardians Trailer Shows Spartan Locke Kicking Ass

Pre-order at GameStop for exclusive multiplayer armor.<p>Microsoft has released a new trailer for Halo 5: Guardians, showing the UNSC elite manhunter …

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