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One of the Best Racing Films of the Year Was Made With RC Cars

This short was at least partially inspired by the odyssey of Max Rockatansky, and partially inspired by the desire to sell RC drones. It's fun.<p>Five cars set out on a mission to deliver precious batteries to their animatronic friend. An evil gang of battery-starved trucks (and a helicopter) ambush …

Mad Max

Ferrari Enzo for sale, needs a little work

$870k worth of TLC and she'll be good as new.<p>Ran when parked, is what the ad essentially says. Despite a bit of an incident that left the 2250-mile 2003 Ferrari Enzo with what the auction listing estimates at $870,612 worth of damage, the engine still starts and runs fine with no visible leaks. …

We don't even know what to say about this eBay Find of the Day

There's often a sense of absurd joy when browsing eBay Motors, finding what kind of automotive craziness exists in the world. This latest find deserves some sort of medal for its weirdness, though, with a combination of fire truck graphics, an absolutely bizarre custom body and an unconventional …

Be A Track Day God With These Used Formula One Cars

There are plenty of ways to be the fastest guy at your local track day. You could wrench like a mad man to get your spec Miata in top shape. You …

Own this Red Bull F1 car for less than an Aventador

Red Bull dominated several recent years of Formula One racing, even if its performance has not been able to match the Mercedes squad in 2014. Now, there's a chance to own a part of the team's racing history – an example of the RB3 from 2007. The seller believes this is the only privately owned car …

Revealed: The Tech Entrepreneur Behind F1's Las Vegas Grand Prix

A technology entrepreneur with links to Hollywood filmmaker Steven Spielberg has been revealed to be the organizer of the Formula One Grand Prix planned for the streets of Las Vegas.<p>It has emerged that a contract for the race is on the table as F1′s chief executive Bernie Ecclestone continues his …

McLaren P1 Spotted At Ferrari’s Fiorano Test Track: Video

Here’s something you don’t see every day: a competitor’s flagship supercar being tested on Ferrari’s Fiorano test track. Yes, somebody was testing …

Paging Walter Mitty: GP Experience Presented by Pirelli

For those who cannot afford to buy a used racecar from one of the lesser Formula One teams and keep it operational for track duty, GP Experience offers American enthusiasts the chance to settle into the cockpit of a Formula One car. Funded and presented in great measure by Pirelli, the sole …

Audi To Enter F1 In 2016 With Fernando Alonso Onboard?

Audi may be planning to ditch the world of endurance racing and seek a new challenge in motorsport’s top echelon, Formula One. The German automaker …

Mercedes Taunts Ferrari after Winning F1 Constructors' Championship

Have you heard? Mercedes AMG Petronas wrapped up this year’s Formula 1 constructors’ championship this past Sunday with three races still left on the calendar. The folks at Scuderia Ferrari <i>definitely</i> heard about it, thanks to Mercedes parking a new C-class emblazoned with “World Champion 2014” …

New ESPN2 show puts pro athletes in a Lambo to see their autocross chops

Traditional athletes talk about their cars, then autocross a Lambo.<p>IndyCar Series TV analyst, Indy 500 specialist, and TUDOR United SportsCar Championship driver Townsend Bell is adding another duty to his schedule with the launch of <i>What'Cha Got</i>, a new ESPN2 show.<p>"I came up with this idea driving …

14 of the best V12 sounds we could find

Prepare to drool.<p>If there's an engine configuration that is more conducive to producing wonderful noises than the classic V12, we haven't discovered it. I just spent the weekend training myself to salivate every time the exhaust went from low growl to Russian opera climax in an Aston Martin …

Liberty Walk turns a Lamborghini Aventador into a fire-breathing mech

A four-wheeled flamethrower.<p>At any moment, I expected to watch this Lamborghini Aventador transform into a giant robot holding a four-barreled flame cannon, fighting to save earth from waves of alien mutant Impalas spitting acidic antifreeze. And then I realized that my Voltron- and Robotech-heavy …

Lamborghini Police Chase Video: Huracán vs Gallardo

We’ve seen our share of dopey internet videos with brahs driving fast cars, many of which come out of Florida and most of them being insufferably stupid (although “Bugatti Veyron Lake Crash” is still one of our favorite guilty pleasures). But every now and then, one comes along that’s too good not …

Ken Block Filming Gymkhana 7 with Bad-Ass, AWD 1960s Mustang

There are a few guaranteed eyeball-grabbers on the automotive internet, and the Ford Mustang and Ken Block’s gymkhana videos are chief among them. It seems that Block is setting himself up for massive success with the seventh gymkhana clip then, because spy photos from the shoot in downtown L.A. …

Ken Block Spied Filming Gymkhana 7

Guest Post: The Vehicle Miles Traveled Tax

I’m often asked about whether I accept guest posts. I do. Once per year. And it’s that time of year!<p>Earlier this year, I announced my annual call for guest posts where I offered readers the chance to answer one of six tax-related questions. I chose, out of all of the submissions, thoughtful posts …

Turbochargers set to double in US over next 5 years

North America Is Second-Fastest Growth Market, Honeywell Says<p>As the public portion of the Paris Motor Show gets under way this week, attendees will no doubt see dozens of vehicles with turbocharged engines. In Europe, such technology is common. Two out of every three cars on the road have …

10 Things You Need to Know About the 707-hp Dodge Hellcat V-8

Chris Cowland, Chrysler’s director of advanced and SRT powertrain, recently came clean with the engineering secrets behind the 707-hp 6.2-liter Hellcat V-8. In case you just stirred from suspended animation, this Dodge Challenger SRT engine is the most potent powerplant ever sold to customers for …

Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Modern Pistons (and Probably Some Things You Didn't)

Power and efficiency are up. But if you want to know the full story of how the internal-combustion engine is evolving, you have to cross-examine the pistons.<p>The slugs of aluminum inside your engine live in a fiery hell. At full throttle and 6000 rpm, a piston in a gasoline engine is subjected to …

Busted: Paying the price for ignoring the government shutdown

Worth every second.<p>If you find yourself standing before a federal judge, the last thing you want is to feel your attorney go stiff beside you. His Honor looked at the paperwork in front of him and paused. His eyes shot over his rimless glasses and landed first on me, then my attorney, who could not …

GP Experience will help you live out your F1 fantasies

Have you ever wanted to drive a Formula 1 car but know that you're too old, don't have the skill or lack the time and money to rise up the ranks? A new program called GP Experience claims to be the first program of its kind in North America to give people the chance to get behind the wheel an F1 …

This Is the World's Smallest Functional V-12 Engine

You'd never guess it judging by the collection of tiny, intricate works of kinetic art on display in his workshop, but José Manuel Hermo Barreiro, a.k.a. "Patelo," claims to be a "very impatient person." A retired naval mechanic, Patelo continues to create after his contemporaries have ditched …

Testing A 1980s Formula 1 Car Without Suspension: Video

In 1977, Sir Frank Williams teamed up with an automotive engineer by the name of Patrick Head to form the Williams racing team. Today it's known as …

Donkervoort D8 GTO is the meanest Lotus 7 knock-off you've ever heard

Dutch company Donkervoort may have launched its nutty D8 GTO a few years ago already, but that doesn't mean we find the car any less insane today. With 380 turbocharged horsepower produced by its Audi-sourced 2.5-liter engine, and just about 1,500 pounds to move around (plus driver), the Lotus …

Chasing vMax with speed-freak tuners at Nardo

The tawdry and dangerous world of a top-speed shootout.<p>Drop cap initial letter<b>E</b>ver since Carl Benz strapped a three-quarter-horsepower four-stroke to his Big Wheel, man has been fascinated by the top speed of an automobile: How fast does it go? And more important, can I make it go faster?<p><i>NARDÒ ></i> …

Kick in a Box: Rating the Power-to-Dollar Efficiency of More than 40 Crate Engines – Feature

A “crate engine” is just that: an engine that comes in a wooden box, delivered to your door, ready to be dropped into the vehicle of your choosing. The good old days’ solution of building your own engine is falling out of favor, increasingly replaced by the ease and cost-effectiveness of buying a …

Goodbye productivity, hello 1970s Nürburgring crash videos

Also, the music is delightful.<p>What a glorious history the Nürburgring has. Even ignoring myriad contributions to motorsport and car development, the track has provided such a wealth of entertainment over the years. Take this old film, for instance.<p>Dating back to 1970, this footage shows what it …

Red Bull captures F1 action in all its thermal glory

Remember a few months ago when BMW released thermal imagery of one of its M4 DTM touring cars coming in for a pit stop? That was pretty cool, but this is even cooler.<p>The Red Bull Racing team has partnered with Oregon-based thermal-imaging company FLIR Systems to capture its Formula One racers with …

Watch this tire rocket into the stands at the Monterey Motorsports Reunion

While the Monterey Motorsports Reunion is more a chance to see some of motorsports' greatest racing cars in action, that doesn't mean the drivers aren't pushing hard for a win. But in the case of this unfortunate Chevrolet Monza, its driver quite literally drove one of its wheels to failure.<p>The …