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1997 Acura Integra Type R

The ultimate affordable boy racer.<p>From the March 1997 Issue of <b>Car and Driver</b><p>At a blaring 8400 rpm, the Acura Integra Type R's pistons are pedaling at about 80 feet per second—much higher than the commonly accepted threshold of 67 feet per second. That's close to the piston speeds in Formula 1 and …

Motorcycles

Subaru to Move to a Shared Architecture for Future Models

Future models of Subaru’s WRX STI will share a platform with a 7-passenger crossover.<p>It now looks as if Volkswagen’s MQB strategy was just the beginning of a trend. Hot on the heels of Volvo’s SPA announcement, Subaru has confirmed that the Fuji Heavy Industries brand will move its mainline …

Plug-in Hybrid EVs

Head Back to School Via Flipboard’s Virtual Classroom

It seems early, but here in California many kids are already back to school. And while we don’t really miss the days of homework and gym class, we do …

The 15 Greatest Toyota Vehicles of All Time – Feature

The storied rise of Toyota Motor Corporation from a maker of automatic textile looms to the largest and most profitable automaker in the world has been well documented. With hundreds of millions of durable, reliable workaday cars and trucks produced over a span of almost 80 years, distilling the 15 …

Heroism

Weekly Recap: The divergent paths of Tesla and Fisker

Plus: Notes on the Chevy Volt, German crossovers and the Jaguar XE<p>There's no doubt that Tesla is downshifting while Fisker has been grinding its gears. But it wasn't always that way.<p>In the wake of Tesla's recent success, it's easy to forget that there were once two California electric carmakers …

Byron Scott says he has reached deal to coach Lakers

Byron Scott appears to be on the verge of becoming the next head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers.<p>While Lakers officials insisted to USA TODAY Sports on Saturday evening that a deal had not yet been agreed on between Scott and the team, the former Lakers guard who has been a head coach for the New …

The big 2014 Stanford football guide: Reigning champs must rule the road

We can talk about Oregon and UCLA and the Pac-12's incredible depth, but Stanford is the conference king until proven otherwise. And despite a brutal slate of road games, the Cardinal have a solid shot at a third straight Pac-12 title.<p><i>Confused? Check out the advanced-stats glossary here.</i><p>1. Four …

Subaru WRX STI gets all gymkhana slidey in new European ad

A good partner makes sacrifices for a significant other. They aren't always fun, but sometimes chores have to be done. Subaru's European ad for its new WRX STI clearly understands that dynamic, as it shows what to what lengths a guy is willing to go in order to get his lady some bread in time for …

Lexus said building a 600HP monster coupe to revamp reputation

Lexus may not be the first car brand that comes to mind when you think of outrageously extreme performance vehicles, but that may change if rumors of …

Lakers officially acquire Jeremy Lin from Houston Rockets

The<p>Lakersofficially acquiredJeremy Linfrom theHouston Rocketson Sunday.<p>"This trade allows us to acquire a solid player who will make us a better team, as well as draft picks to improve our team in the future, while at the same time allowing us to maintain financial flexibility,” said General Manager<p>…

Basketball

We Hear: Next Mazda RX-7 Turbo Rotary to Make 450 Hp

Although recent rumors suggest the next Mazda RX-7 would be powered by a naturally aspirated Skyactiv rotary engine with around 300 hp, <i>Motoring.com.au</i> reports that a turbo rotary could make as much as 450 hp. The report also suggests the next Mazda RX-7 will arrive in 2017, which would be 50 years …

Lakers Rumors: Latest Buzz Surrounding Steve Nash and Lance Stephenson

Link to Media<p>The Los Angeles Lakers are supposed to attract the biggest and brightest stars in the NBA. To some, this is the natural order of things. So far, the 2014 NBA free-agency period has brought little in the way of star power to Tinseltown.<p>LeBron James is heading back to Cleveland. Carmelo …

Basketball

Natasha Barnard 2014 Swimsuit: Brazil

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Brazil

Two of my favorites #porsche

Celebrating the Ferrari F40 and the man who raced it

The Ferrari F40 has become one of the iconic cars of the last 50 years. It presaged the supercars of the future with its extensive use of carbon fiber and turbocharged engine, but it was also old school with no traction control, stability control or even anti-lock supervision to save the driver if …

15 of the Greatest Turbocharged American Cars Ever

So you think turbocharged engines are synonymous with imports? Think again. Here are a dozen American-made forced-air specials that waved the stars and stripes with pride.<p>So you think turbocharged engines are synonymous with imports? Think again. Here are a handful of American-made forced-air …

Genevieve Morton 2014 Swimsuit: Switzerland

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Decorations

If you can change your own oil, you can adjust your valves

You can do a better job than your shop can. Here's how.<p>Adjust your own valves and you become a man. When you go forth into the world, lesser souls shall part before you like the Red Sea. Women will sense your well-oiled, mechanically capable aura and entice you into back rooms with a trail of …

Here's How Apple Can Take Its Iconic Headphones To The Next Level

Apple said it's sold north of 600 million earbuds in a 12-year span — that's 1.2 billion tiny speakers — but despite a few design modifications made two years ago in the conversion of earbuds to EarPods, the design of Apple's headphones has gone largely untouched.<p>That needs to change. Apple has …

Godzilla learns some manners

To truly appreciate the Nissan GT-R, one must embrace not only what it is (which is a lot), but what it is not.<p>For one, it is not small; it is seven inches longer than a Porsche 911 Turbo and some 300 pounds heavier. It is not pretty, either, at least not in a traditional sports-coupe sense. It is …

Automotive Design

Watch the Stig Steal a Lotus F1 Car and Drive a Razor Crazy Cart

<i>Top Gear</i> may be in between seasons currently, but the Stig is keeping busy. The masked racing driver was just ‘busted on a security camera at the Lotus Formula 1 team’s headquarters, eating popcorn, driving around in a Razor crazy cart, and even sneaking off for a go in the Lotus F1 race car.<p>The …

Caterham Debuts Kamui Kobayashi Limited Edition Seven

England’s standard-bearer for lightweight, frill-free zip has been making a serious push into the Japanese market lately. First, they released the 160R, a three-cylinder Seven with a footprint small enough for it to fit the country’s kei car specification. Now they’re launching a Nihon-only version …

Sports Cars

Dodge Dart SRT and Dart-based SRT Crossover Planned for 2017

A series of brand presentations given at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ Investor Day have given us a window into Dodge’s near-to-midterm product plans. As part of the bombshell news that Dodge will absorb the SRT brand comes news of a planned Dodge Dart SRT for 2017. In addition, there will be an SRT …

Fiat Chrysler

GT3 x M3.

Reliving the Acura NSX debut, 25 years later

The Acura NSX might be one of the most important Japanese cars ever created. The Land of the Rising Sun had already established that it could make very competent performance vehicles when the NSX debuted in 1989, but Honda's two-seater was the first one that looked to the world like a true …

The hills are alive with the sound of Datsun

Swiss hillclimbs seem to be the place to see awesome stuff in action.<p>It's hard to tell just which Datsun S30 variant this is (let's just say it's a 280Z) from simply watching it tear ass up a hill in Switzerland, but it's not hard to understand the truly important part: It sounds fantastic. These …

Electric-Car Buyers Younger And Richer Than Hybrid Owners

While it might seem logical to expect the demographics for buyers of both electric and hybrid-powered cars to be similar, the former tend to skew considerably younger and more affluent than the latter according to a market analysis conducted by Experian Automotive in Schaumburg. Ill.<p>Based on …

Subaru to return to Isle of Man with 2015 WRX STI hoping to set new record [w/videos]

This is what it looked like when Mark Higgins set the lap record at the 37.75-mile TT Mountain Course on the Isle of Man in 2011 in a Subaru WRX STI. And it will probably look much the same when Higgins returns to the chunk of land in the Irish Sea to with the aim of breaking his record, set at an …