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Speed Sisters: The Arab World’s First All-Female Race Team – Feature

Regardless of what’s under the hood of your car, Marah Zahalqa’s SEAT León Cupra hatchback is more powerful than your ride. Her slightly tweaked 2.0-liter turbo four cranks out 250 horsepower, she says, and while that isn’t much in today’s world of 903-hp McLaren P1s and 560-hp BMW sedans, consider …

Deep Dive: GM’s New Small Engine Family

With fuel-economy standards in the middle of a historic escalation in most of the world’s car markets, small engines are more important than ever. And they’re no longer confined to tiny cars and trucks, as smaller powerplants, in turbocharged form, are finding homes in mainstream vehicles.<p>GM has …

2015 Ford Mustang 50th Anniversary Edition Spy Photos

Ford aims to blow up its new Mustang launch even harder.<p><b>What It Is:</b> A plain-jane, white-colored 2015 Ford Mustang coupe—a GT, by the looks of those “5.0” fender badges—wearing some tape and christened with a Michigan manufacturer license plate. It also happens to pack more than a few retro design …

McLaren P13 Expected to Make 500 Horsepower, Go on Sale Next Year

Right from the start in 2011, McLaren Group chairman Ron Dennis said that the aim of McLaren Automotive was to build 4000 cars a year and that it would introduce a new version every year. In order to reach that production goal, however, the British marque will need to add a product to its lineup …

Sports Cars

2014 Land Rover Range Rover Evoque 9-Speed Automatic

High style augmented by a new gearbox.<p>The 2014 Evoque is very much like the one that scored style points following its 2012 introduction, including North American Truck of the Year honors. But there’s one key distinction: The 2012 Evoque apportioned power to its wheels via a six-speed automatic …

AAA Explains EV Range Loss in Weather Extremes, Surprises No One Outside California

To explain to Californians why we’re all not onboard with electric cars, AAA conducted a weather study with obvious answers—and they have nothing to do with our continued use of plastic bags. The motoring advocacy group strapped three electric vehicles to an indoor dyno and ran them through the …

Electric Vehicles

2015 Hyundai Sonata: Playing It Safe

Less juice, more starch.<p>A few weeks ago, Hyundai teased us with a rendering and some sparse details about its all-new 2015 Sonata. Then we provided a quick look at an un-camouflaged model as it sat in a Korean production facility. Now we can fill in most of the rest of the blanks following the …

Fast & Furious 7 to Use CGI, Body Doubles for Paul Walker Role

The show must go on, and in the case of <i>Fast & Furious 7</i>, it will do so <i>with</i> Paul Walker, who was killed in a car accident on November 30, 2013. At the time of his death, Walker had already begin filming the seventh installment in the career-defining franchise. You may recall that co-star Vin Diesel …

1970 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28

Chevrolet challenges Ferrari.<p>From the May 1970 Issue of <b>Car and Driver</b><p>The world's menu of powerful GT cars contains a few selections of uncom­mon merit. Almost invariably they are European, frequently Italian in descent, few in numbers and high in price—the precious gems of the car builder's art. …

Aston and Mercedes Explore Platform Sharing

When Daimler and Aston Martin signed a letter of intent to enter a technical partnership in mid-2013, there was a lot of speculation about future product, and all of it was officially dismissed at the time. Of course, it was hardly believable that Daimler would merely sit on its five-percent share …

橋下氏が再選、大阪市長選 投票率は過去最低

大阪市長選は23日投票、即日開票され、前市長で日本維新の会共同代表の橋下徹氏(44)=維新推薦=が新人3氏を破り再選された。橋下氏は大阪府・市を統合再編する「大阪都構想」の来年4月実現に向け、今夏にも設計図を完成させ、今秋の住民投票実施を目指す。ただ維新以外の他党は都構想に慎重で、実現のハードルは高 …

How Westgate changed the lives of Kenyans - CNN.com

<b>(CNN)</b> -- To mark six months since the attack on Nairobi's Westgate mall, CNN spoke with Dharmesh Bulsara, a volunteer who helped evacuate hostages during the September 2013 attack in Kenya.<p>CNN also asked people on Twitter how they are moving on with their lives since the incident.<p>While some tweeted …

'Death Then, Life Now': Intimate images capture the new Rwanda - CNN.com

"Rwanda in Photographs: Death Then, Life Now," is a new exhibition showcasing images of daily life in today's Rwanda as seen through the eyes of local photographers.<p>HIDE CAPTION<p>Jean Luc Habyarimana<p>Jacqueline Rutagarama<p>Fabrice Musafiri<p>Fabrice Musafiri<p>John Mbanda<p>Yves Manzi<p>Yves Manzi<p>Timothy …

Boat capsizes off Uganda, at least 19 people die

At least 19 people died Saturday when a boat carrying Congolese refugees capsized on Lake Albert, police said.<p>The boat was en route from a settlement camp in western Uganda to the Democratic Republic of Congo when it overturned at about 10:30 a.m., according to police, who said 45 people were …

At least 59 people dead in Guinea Ebola outbreak

An Ebola outbreak has killed at least 59 people in Guinea, UNICEF said, as the deadly hemorrhagic fever has quickly spread from southern communities in the West African nation.<p>Experts in the country had been unable to identify the disease, whose symptoms -- diarrhea, vomiting and fever -- were …

U.S. forces hand seized oil tanker back to Libya

U.S. forces have handed possession of a tanker carrying an illegal oil shipment back to the Libyan government, the U.S. Embassy in Tripoli said Saturday.<p>The tanker, which had been seized by three armed Libyans earlier this month, had sailed last week from the rebel-held port of As-Sidra in eastern …