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Lamborghini LM002

There's a new status symbol in town.<p>From the October 1987 issue of <b>Car and Driver</b><p>Grab your Guccis, status slaves: the price of fame is rising fast. Just when you thought your new double-throwdown four-wheel-driver had more than enough beans to chug you up the social ladder, we bring you devastating …

Sony Pictures Employees Now Working In An Office “From Ten Years Ago”

It’s been different for everyone,” she said. She was upbeat, optimistic, even after finding out her bank account information had been traded on a black market website. She was worried her identity had also leaked. She imagined her private information on some forum somewhere and shuddered. She had …

Army's first surplus Humvee auction brings in $744,000

The first public auction of surplus US Army Humvees has came and went, and to call it a rousing success would be a major understatement. Auctioneers IronPlanet Inc., unloaded 25 trucks on behalf of the Department of Defense's Defense Logistics Agency.<p>Bidding started at a meager $10,000 for the …

2015 Polaris Slingshot First Ride [w/video]

Unfiltered Fun For The Price Of A Honda Civic<p>Because I'm a reasonable human being and firmly believe that vehicle styling is a subjective matter, I drew some perspective on my borrowed 2015 Polaris Slingshot from fellow Los Angeles residents.<p>I queried my 17-year-old neighbor whom I caught ogling …

Northwestern football player learns he has only one kidney, makes tough decision

It started with abdominal pain. Nothing major, but Dwight White felt discomfort one day in June, enough to request a doctor’s appointment.<p>White had always been the exception. He was a smallish guy (5-foot-10, 180 pounds) playing a high-risk position (defensive back) at Northwestern who never got …

Danny MacAskill releases breathtaking Isle of Skye tricks video

Watch footage of trials rider Danny MacAskill risking life and limb on the Isle of Skye's notorious Cuillin Ridge<p>Danny MacAskill's has made a name for himself as one of the world's most fearless trial cyclists by documenting his exploits in a succession of YouTube videos since 2009.<p>It all started …

Ken Block and friends go dark for upcoming Gymkhana clip

We've seen Ken Block do what he does best just about everywhere he does it: on closed lots, in warehouses, on public streets, at rallycross events, in competitive rallies... even on the soccer pitch. But the one thing they've all shared in common (aside from his ever-present Ford Fiesta HFHV) is …

Steve McQueen's Ferrari 275 GTB/4 to be auctioned in Monterey

We know from many, many years of watching classic car auctions, that there are certain qualities that ensure big money. For example, putting tiny silver horses and/or yellow badges on a red car will probably bring in a lot of cash. This is doubly true if said car hails from the 1950s or 1960s, and …

Your next car could feature Softwheels

Can you imagine how uncomfortable it would be to drive a car without a suspension? Now, think about being stuck like that everyday. That is the situation for many people in wheelchairs. A company from Israel has come up with an ingenious solution that goes on sale later this year, though. The …

Allgaier, Gilliland involved in violent crash

Spied: Limited-Edition Aston Martin Lagonda Prototype Steps Out

Aston Martin has something big in the works, as these spy photos show. The shooter that snapped this four-door ran the plates and confirmed it’s registered to Aston, and from the looks of it this isn’t just a gussied up Rapide we’re looking at.<p>The extra-long wheelbase and angular C-pillar make it …

GM not seeking NASA's help for ignition switch recall?

Despite previous reports, General Motors may not have sought the help of NASA in confirming that cars suffering from the ignition switch defect are safe to drive in certain conditions. The reports, which first began surfacing on Thursday, has been very widely circulated by a number of …

GM Now Recalling More than 650,000 Cruzes, Trucks, and SUVs

GM is recalling nearly half a million full-size trucks and SUVs, like this Chevy Silverado.<p>The hits just keep on coming for GM as the automaker is recalling yet another batch of vehicles. According to <i>Reuters</i> yesterday, the Detroit-based auto group is recalling more than 490,000 of its full-size …

Is the Chevy Camaro Z/28 a Godzilla Slayer at the track?

Godzilla. It's a name that strikes fear in the minds and hearts of giant monsters (Mothra!) worldwide, not to mention a number of automobile manufacturers that produce high-performance coupes... including Chevrolet. The Bowtie-cladded company has one rather obvious model that lines up squarely in …

Tata Nano diesel coming next month, sedan and hatchback planned?

Confirming our report from several months back, Tata will begin offering a diesel-powered Nano in the not-so-distant future, with one report even claiming it'd debut as early as February, at the 2014 Indian Auto Expo.<p>The new engine will be a twin-cylinder, 800-cc turbodiesel, according to <i>CarDekho,</i> …

Forget Ice Road Truckers, watch this truck made of ice hit the road

There was a Canadian Tire store at the mall down the street where this writer went to high school. It was next to the food court where we got our snacks and opposite the bus stop where we got on and off every morning and afternoon. But looking like it had already been picked clean ahead of the …

Fiat Soars After Gobbling Up Chrysler For $4.35 Billion

Fiat agreed to buy the rest of Chrysler on Wednesday for $4.35 billion from the United Auto Workers Trust, and investors are bullish on the prospects for what will be the world’s seventh-largest automaker. Fiat stock leaped over 15% on Thursday following the news, finishing the day at its highest …

100 years of Aston Martin: What to expect next

Over the last 100 years, Aston Martin has ferried royalty, seduced James Bond and won world racing championships. It's also been through enough bankruptcies and reorganizations to make American Airlines proud.<p>This year finds the iconic British brand celebrating its centenary year in fine form. The …

Clippers' Blake Griffin Shows Off His Handles vs. Nuggets

Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin is known for his high-flying dunks, but it was his dribbling that left everyone impressed on Saturday night versus the Denver Nuggets.<p>Griffin had 24 points, 16 rebounds and four assists as the Clippers beat the Nuggets 112-91.

Golden State Warriors: Why Stephen Curry Is the NBA's Most Exciting Player

As much as the NBA is a sport, there remains a certain "entertainment" factor that is integral to the business side. There is a multitude of players that help in that department, but Stephen Curry is the leading candidate at this point.<p>Most of the time, entertainment and skill are separate …

Grand-Am Prepped 2001 Lotus Esprit Race Car

This 2001 Lotus Esprit race car (chassis SCCDC0821YHA10114) was built in 2003 for the 2004 Grand Am Race Series, and has been kept in storage for …

Bose noise cancelling now available for cars without Bose stereos

In 2012, NXP Semiconductor released the SAF775x chip that was the first multi-tuner RFCMOS (radio frequency complementary metal–oxide–semiconductor) single chip embedded with AM, FM and DAB tuners. That story for non-techies is that it could do with one chip what had been previously been done with …

Trapped In The Ice Field - Polar Special (Part 4) | Top Gear

Rotary Engine Used in Mazda2 Extended-Range Hybrid Prototype

Mazda’s rotary engine could make a comeback, though its purpose will be much different compared to its previous life powering the automaker’s sports cars. Instead, Mazda is toying with the idea of having the rotary engine serve as a range-extender for a Mazda2 electric hybrid.<p>Mazda engineers have …

2015 Nissan GT

View 10 Photos<p>On this episode of Wide Open Throttle, the Motor Trend team discusses their experiences at the recent Tokyo Motor Show, as well as technical director Frank Markus' track drive in the 2015 Nissan GT-R Nismo. Ed Loh begins by discussing his road test in the Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV …

Nissan GT-R

1956 Pegaso Z-103 Panoramica

An unknown brand hailing from fascist Franco's backward and isolated Spain caused jaws to drop at the 1951 Paris motor show when it unveiled a Grand Touring car brimming with F1 technology: a free-breathing, four-cam V-8; a rear-mounted, motorcycle-style five-speed transaxle capable of clutchless …