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Why Ferrari Engineers Don't Like Turbos

No turbos on the Bella Macchina, Signore<p>"We don't like the turbo," said the man with the Italian accent. Before I could stand up and cheer, he continued, "but it's the right way to reduce emissions without sacrificing performance."<p>Oh. A rare moment of honesty, then a graceful slingshot into the …

Listen to Kendrick Lamar Prank Call Jay Rock On-Air

If you’ve heard any of Kendrick Lamar’s albums (and if you haven’t, shame on you), you’ll know he has impeccable vocal delivery. Kendrick can throw …

The top 7 AMG cars of all time

It starts with The Hammer.<p><i>Road & Track</i> takes a look at the greatest AMG cars that have stretched a formula to its limits.<p><b>300 E Hammer</b><p>By the mid-1980s, AMG had become the tuner of choice for Mercedes-Benz enthusiasts due to its long list of bespoke parts available for every model from the 190E to …

Mercedes-Benz

Mad Zach Black Friday Jam

2015 Subaru WRX Deep-Dive Details

Subaru’s original neo rally-car for the road is getting a major overhaul for 2015—you can read our other debut story here—receiving a stiffer structure and suspension, a new turbo engine, an optional automatic, and sheetmetal that will help increase the WRX’s perception as a distinct product line …

Subaru

This is the 2015 Subaru WRX

WRX-n-Effect<p>After much rampant speculation and more leaks than a pasta strainer, here we finally have official confirmation and specs for 2015 Subaru WRX that willmake its debut at this week's LA Auto Show.<p>Despite being smaller than the outgoing 2.5-liter engine, the new 2.0-liter, …

LA Auto Show

8 Kwikset Kevo Bluetooth Smart Lock First Impressions (list)

Two weeks ago the Kwikset Kevo ($219) started shipping – you might have seen it on season 3 of the Shark Tank. And now it has been officially …

Mercedes-Benz AMG Vision Gran Turismo Concept Comes From the Best Future

What's possible in Affalterbach's utopian world.<p>There are very few industries that are burdened by as many regulations and obnoxious mandates as the auto industry. How sweet would it be to live in a world in which engineers and designers penned sports cars as they saw fit, rather than bureaucrats? …

Automotive Design

Nomad debuts ChargeKey, an easier way to charge your phone

Nomad is a company that wants to lower the barriers to keeping phones charged. Last year, they successfully funded ChargeCard, a credit card-sized …

1961 Ford Thunderflite Concept

Looking like a full-size version of a vintage AMT model kit, the Thunderflite concept car is the brainchild of noted custom builder Dean Arnold, who …

Best Foods for Your Brain

Tijana87<p>Whether you’re cramming for midterms, or just trying to buckle down and focus on your work, it’s important to keep your brain sharp. Good …

SEMA Ford Fusions Fuse Style and Power

We dig the mini Aston Martin looks of the mainstream Ford Fusion sedan, as well as its solid feel and responsive chassis. So we’re glad it wasn’t left out of this year’s SEMA fun—Ford’s massive presence includes customized versions of everything from Super Duty pickups to Fiestas—with the two …

Ford Fusion

The Mulsanne Body and Chassis - /INSIDE BENTLEY

New From Ducati: The $65,000 Superleggera Superbike

When is a motorcycle worth $65,000? When it’s made in Italy with 200 horsepower and a limited run of 500, according to Ducati executives.<p>They recently announced the arrival of the 2014 1199 Superleggera, Ducati’s most powerful and limited production motorcycle ever.<p>“There is a lot of good reason to …

The Infinite Allure Of Coffee, Captured On Film

A sumptuous new documentary is a global, caffeinated, highly personal Jiro Dreams Of Sushi for coffee lovers.<p>Brandon Loper, Alabama native, never really liked coffee. At least not until college, when he zealously took up the drink and committed himself to increased caffeinated levels ever since. It …

Coffee

Turbo II Swap: 1974 Mazda RX-4

This 1974 Mazda RX-4 is a far cry from the needy or tasteless examples we usually find on offer. It is clean, understated, and looks nearly stock, …

First European deliveries of the Alfa Romeo 4C Launch Edition

How Blue-Collar Carhartt Became An Unlikely Fashion Darling

<b>YOU CAN’T MAKE UP</b> better stories of survival than the ones Carhartt employees hear from their customers: the guy who was shot by a .22-caliber bullet that didn’t penetrate his sleeve or the 4-year-old who survived being mauled by a pit bull. Both were wearing their Carhartts and lived to tell about …

Keep Those Leather Car Seats New

Follow these simple tips to protect those leather car seats from becoming dull and cracked after years of wear and tear.<p>I just bought my first really nice car, a BMW 335i, and I want to make sure the leather interior stays pristine. What's the best way to maintain it?<p>The bulk of wear on leather …

The 18 Best Things in the World About Food

From crispy chicken skin and runny egg yolks to clouds of cream in your coffee, the 18 best things ever about food<p>We loved BuzzFeed's 19 Worst Things Ever. But you know what we love more than bad things that are funny? Good things. Good things, and food. So here, to counter our friends at BuzzFeed, …

Ice Cream

The 9 Greatest Pumpkin Recipes

You spot a flash of orange out of the corner of your eye. There it is again! Either you really wanta Fanta, you're being followed by a rogue basketball team or...it's fall! You're finally allowed to buy the tiny, adorable day-glo-orange pumpkins from the grocery store and arrange them on your …

The 10 Best Buys in 2014 Motorcycles

The colder weather might signal the end of the riding season in many parts of the country, but that's no reason to stop hunting for your next bike. Many of the 2014 motorcycles have already hit dealer lotsand there are plenty of bargains no matter w<p>The colder weather might signal the end of the …

Shopping

The Ducati 1199 Panigale TerraCorsa is an off-road superbike

The ultimate dual sport.<p>Portland Ducati dealer MotoCorsa has officially earned a spot on my list of personal heroes. Behold the crew's latest creation: the Ducati 1199 Panigale TerraCorsa. If you think sullying a Panigale with a set of off road tires, 1098 wheels, some paint, and a few suspension …

Motorcycles

Lamborghini Veneno Roadster: Less car, more money!

Roofless Veneno arrives, limited to 9 cars, priced over $5 million.<p>Hey, good news. If you missed out on getting one of the three Lamborghini Veneno coupes, you have even better odds of scoring one of the new Veneno Roadsters. As Top Gear reports, Lambo's offering up nine of the open-topped Venenos. …

Sports Cars

This Skyline-powered Patrol is pure manic genius

The RB25DET snarls as it bangs against the rev limiter, there's blowoff whoosh and growly, quick-revving acceleration. Open your eyes: that's no car.<p>Close your eyes and listen, and it sounds a lot like a time attack car scrambling up a hilly course, or maybe a non-drifty test drive of a drift car. …

Nissan

What It Takes to Film One of Top Gear’s Mesmerizing Car Reviews

Author: Damon Lavrinc. Damon Lavrinc Gear<p>Date of Publication: 10.11.13.<p>Time of Publication: 6:17 pm. 6:17 pm<p>If you’ve ever wondered how <i>Top Gear</i> …

Jay Z Presents ‘Made In America’ Documentary (Directed By Ron Howard)

Jay Z takes music lovers behind-the-scenes during one of the year’s biggest concerts, the “Made In America” festival in Philadelphia. Captured by …