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Will Roegge makes 4K art of Jeff Zwart's 911 build and run up Pikes Peak

Will Roegge has turned his camera on Jeff Zwart and provided another gem, this time documenting Zwart's run up Pikes Peak and BBI Autosport. Bertim Besha dropped out of high school, then worked his way up to founding his own shop, BBI, that gathers a crew of tuners who are just as fastidious about …

The McLaren P1 GTR makes the base P1 look tame

The wickedest booty in supercardom.<p>The McLaren P1 GTR doesn't officially arrive for another year or so, but the car's design was revealed last night in Monterey. It's wicked.<p>The track only-behemoth's V8+electric IPAS powertrain makes a combined 986 hp in GTR trim—an 82-hp leap over the road car. …

Sports Cars

Volvo Trucks makes some pretty strong brakes

Often dashcam footage from Russia shows some of the worst driving imaginable, but this is an exception. The Volvo truck driver in this video definitely earned himself a drink or two at the end of the day after making it through this potentially horrific crash. As do the folks at Volvo that …

Salvador Dalí’s Rare 1975 Illustrations for “Romeo and Juliet”

The greatest literary classics tend to attract a plethora of visual art and graphic tributes. But the highest convergence of text and image happens when an influential artist reimagines an influential piece of literature — take, for instance, Picasso’s 1934 drawings for a naughty ancient Greek …

5 Cool Ways Ford Stripped Weight Out of the 2015 F-150’s Chassis

Ford broke the pickup mold when it introduced its aluminum-bodied 2015 F-150. The move to include that much aluminum on a mass-produced, high-volume vehicle such as the F-150 is unprecedented. Ford expects the new body to help trim up to 700 pounds versus that of the outgoing truck. But while …

Fitness

Hit A Pothole? It's Gonna Cost You - One Way Or Another

According to the U.S. Department of Transportation, Federal Highway Administration, a pothole is “a bowl-shaped depression in the pavement surface.”<p>Those aren’t exactly the words that drivers where I live are using to describe them. Those words, I can’t post.<p>After one of the snowiest, coldest …

David Brown Speedback, 2015 Volvo Updates, 700-HP 2015 Mustang: Today’s Car News

A British sports car startup by the name of David Brown Automotive (no relation to David Brown of Aston Martin fame) has released its first product, …

Gazoo Racing’s Lexus LFA Code X Hits The Track: Video

Lexus has been competing in the gruelling Nürburgring 24 Hours endurance race with its LFA supercar since 2008, back when it was still a prototype, …

Inside the engines that power IndyCar

Six cylinders, two turbos, monster muscle.<p>Say hello to the engines that will battle across 18 rounds of Verizon IndyCar Series competition, beginning this weekend in St. Petersburg, Forida.<p>What appears to be a rather straightforward duel between Detroit and Japan is actually a little more …

Verizon IndyCar Series

This R/C racer can shame sports cars with a 188mph top speed

The R/C Bullet might be tiny, but it's so fast it can leave some supercars in the dust. The 1:10 scale model with four-wheel drive was recently timed at 188mph, beating its own 171.96mph world record (as shown after the break). The spaceship-like speeder is the brainchild of Nic Case, already a …

Samsung Spills The Milk With Its New Streaming Service

Just what the world needs, another streaming service. Samsung recently announced that it launched a free online streaming music service that’s only available in the US and on its Galaxy phones. The service is called Milk Music, and offers over 200 curated streaming channels free of charge to …

1966 Mercury Comet Cyclone GT

This 1966 Mercury Comet Cyclone GT (chassis 6J26S512013) is described as a very original former California car that’s been in Washington state for …

Burden: A tower defense game built on giants

<i>Burden</i>, a tactical tower defense game that plays out on the bodies of colossi, will be available on Steam Early Access before May, according to developer PixelPickle Games.<p>The Linux, Mac and Windows PC title tasks players with juggling multiple battle arenas simultaneously to protect the giant …

Scores killed in central Nigeria attacks

Gunmen have killed at least 100 people in attacks on three villages in central Nigeria, an area where long-standing disputes over land, religion and ethnicity often erupt into violence, two local government officials have said.<p>Police confirmed on Sunday the raids by Fulani herdsman late on Friday …

Missing Malaysia plane: MH370 and the military gaps

<b>The latest information in the riddle of flight MH370 has not only dramatically refocused the investigation and search.</b><p>It has also revived questions about why the Malaysian military did not immediately notice what was happening, and what gaps there might be more generally in military air defences in …

Airplanes

Assange Says NSA Holds The Power In The Obama Administration

Wikileaks founder Julian Assange gave a rare talk via video at annual tech mega-conference SXSW, where he came out swinging not only at President Obama but also Google and Facebook. Assange claimed that in the Obama administration, the intelligence agencies “wear the pants” and he called out …

9 Things Changing on the New SAT

The College Board announced some radical changes to the SAT on Wednesday. Starting in 2016, the college entrance exam will take on a whole new format …

College & University

Infamous: Second Son wants players to enjoy being evil

WWDD — what would Delsin do?<p>Whether you walk the path of the righteous or the sinister, one thing is the same in both of <i>Infamous: Second Son'</i>s karmic paths: Sucker Punch wants you, like protagonist Delsin, to really enjoy using your powers.<p>In a recent hands-on demo, we were only working with …

2015 Ford F-Series Super Duty is class-leading once again

Time for everyone to feign surprise – Ford has just announced that it has the increased horsepower and torque levels of its 6.7-liter Power Stroke turbodiesel V8 engine for 2015. As you'd expect, the Blue Oval is claiming class-leading figures of 440 hp (up from 400) and 860 pound-feet (up from …

Audi TT quattro sport Concept Makes Surprise Showing In Geneva: Video

In addition to the all-new 2016 TT on display at the 2014 Geneva Motor Show this week, Audi has presented a stunning concept version that the …

Gumpert Explosion: Live Photos Of 420-Horsepower German Sports Car

Follow Antony<p>It was good to see German automaker Gumpert at Geneva, following its insolvency back in 2012. The company had kept ticking along …

NFLer Richie Incognito Smashes Own Ferrari FF with a Baseball Bat

NFL player and known bully/angry guy Richie Incognito has reportedly taken umbrage with his Ferrari FF, taking a bat to its front end. According to <i>TMZ</i>, the police say Incognito clarified that he was the one to re-style the Ferrari’s nose after concerned neighbors noticed the destruction and …

Richie Incognito

10 Insane Rides by Boutique Carmakers

These aren't just upgraded versions of the original<p>Today's restomodders, replica builders, and tuners take an obsessive approach to performance. These vehicles are modified to a level of detail so far beyond their original roots that they are better described as brand-new production cars and trucks …

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

A savage journey to the heart of the American dream<p>We were somewhere around Barstow on the edge of the desert when the drugs began to take hold. I …

Chris Harris gets his mind warped by the 903-hp McLaren P1

It's fast, and it feels even faster.<p>The McLaren P1 is a car with performance specs so extreme, they're hard to adequately describe. So when Chris Harris was invited to the Yas Marina Circuit in Abu Dhabi to drive the P1 as fast as they dared, he jumped on a plane and went, of course. And now you …

Abu Dhabi

"The Moon Song" from "Her" Performed by Karen O, Spike Jonze and KK Barrett

Spike Jonze

How I Transformed Sewage Into Fresh Water [Video]

A little DIY distilling<p>Say the apocalypse happens tomorrow. The good news: You survive! No more credit card debt or miserable commutes. The bad news? Infrastructure has collapsed and there’s no clean drinking water. Most people can’t last a few days without it, so what we need is a reliable way to …

DIY

How the last members of a species were stuffed, archived, and forgotten

When an entire species dies out there is, inevitably, mathematically, a last one. Over at the <i>Krulwich Wonders</i> blog on NPR, the host of <i>Radio Lab,</i> Robert Krulwich, examines three stories of the final, solitary living example of an extinct species. The very last auk, passenger pigeon, and Tasmanian …

13K Miles: CARB Legal 1995 Ford Escort RS Cosworth

This 1995 Escort RS Cosworth (chassis 1S9FA11C3SC547004) is a late model example from the penultimate year of production. It looks fantastic electric …