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A floating funny car is better than coffee

Part water skimmer, part top fuel dragster.<p>This morning, let's take a trip off of dry land with with Warwick Lupton and the Annihilator Race Boat. Lupton was charged with piloting the massively powerful watercraft during the UIM World Hydroplane Championship on Lake Karapiro in New Zealand. How …

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Cars Articles, Photos and Videos - AOL

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2014 Audi RS7 vs. 2014 BMW M6 Gran Coupe, 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLS63 AMG S-model | Comparison Test

TESTED<p>We’ve watched two Gulfstreams and a Learjet touch down in a span of 30 minutes, taxi along the stretch of pavement we’re using as our provisional test track, and tuck into spotless hangars. Only the flight crews disembark from these planes. The nondescript southern German village of …

McLaren 12C long term test: Part 2 | evo DIARIES

Porsche Future Product Details Leak Online

Earlier today, several presentation slides purported to be from a Porsche dealer meeting were posted by <i>Jalopnik</i>. The grainy images reveal what appear to be official Porsche plans for and details of the 2015 Macan crossover, as well as new 911, Boxster, and Cayman model variations. Here are the …

Cars Articles, Photos and Videos - AOL

Cars Articles, Photos and Videos - AOL

Cars Articles, Photos and Videos - AOL

Mercedes-Benz C-class Sedan to Debut in Detroit, Convertible Next Year

Amid the muscle cars of the Motor City at the upcoming Detroit auto show, Mercedes-Benz will pull the wraps off the next-generation C-class sedan. The move is mostly driven by the calendar, we’ve been told, but with production of the new C taking place in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, an American debut …

2014 Rolls-Royce Wraith

Ghost in the machine.<p>It is a historical curiosity that when Rolls-Royce first used the Wraith name way back in the late 1930s, the company sold only the running chassis. Independent coachbuilders supplied the bodies, built to reflect the owner’s particular (and sometimes peculiar) taste. These …

Nissan GT-R to Benefit from Williams F1 Hybrid Tech

A report has surfaced from Australian site carsales.com.au that purports that Nissan’s GT-R could get some form of Williams Advanced Engineering’s flywheel-based hybrid system as early as 2015. Yes, <i>that</i> Williams—as in, the engineering arm of the eponymous Formula 1 team. While it sounds outlandish, …

2015 Mini Cooper, Cooper S Motors See Upgrades

The Next Generation of Mini Engines Get More Powerful And More Efficient<p>As we’ve seen in previous spy photos, the styling of the next-generation MINI Cooper Hardtop will be an evolutionary step, keeping the much-loved bulldog appearance. During the i8 early drive, one of the engineers let slip that …

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2014 BMW X5 First Drive

Power and Grace<p>The 2014 BMW X5 is newly refreshed, but it doesn’t look remarkably different than the outgoing X5. The revamped lines of the three-row sports activity vehicle [BMW‘s term, not mine] have been softened a bit, and it looks smaller. The current design language has taken some of the …

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McLaren 12C long term test: Part 3 | evo DIARIES

Aston Martin Killing Scion iQ–Based Cygnet

One of the most unlikely luxury cars ever built will soon be no more: Production of the Aston Martin Cygnet minicar is ending “later this year,” a company spokesman confirmed to <i>Car and Driver</i> after <i>Autocar</i> first reported the news. Production of left-hand-drive versions already has come to a close, …

Porsche 930 SE: The slantnose appeal

02 Oct<p>News<br>• |<br>• Josh Barnett<br>• |<p><i>Below are a few extracts from the feature, originally written by Wilhelm Lutjeharms. This Porsche 911 has divided opinion</i> …

This Water Droplet Maze Is Mesmerizing

Watch it in action. Plus: learn something about the Leidenfrost effect.<p>Have you heard of the Leidenfrost effect? If not, it's about to be your favorite effect. If yes, same.<p>The basic idea is, when a liquid comes in contact with something really hot--about twice as hot as the liquid's boiling point, …