Kevin Colacrai

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The Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3-16 Is the Quintessential Sleeper

In the 1980s, this was the performance car you bought if you wanted to fly under the radar.<p>Back in the 1980s, you could have bought an E30 M3. But if you wanted a German performance car that would get a little less attention, Mercedes had the perfect M3 alternative—the 190E 2.3-16.<p>With a …

Mercedes-Benz

Honda Civic Type R Engine: So Powerful, They Build it in the U.S.

The 2015 Honda Civic Type R isn't going on sale in the U.S. market, but its brutish 306-hp turbo 2.0-liter engine is built in Ohio.<p>So, the 2015 Honda Civic Type R is an absolute barnstormer, a 306-hp hot hatch that obliterated the Nürburgring lap record for front-drive vehicles with a 7:50.6 blast …

PREMIERE: Stream Method Man's "The Meth Lab," the Lead Single from His Upcoming Album

The new track features Streetlife and Hanz On and comes from Meth's upcoming record out on August 21.<p>On August 21, legendary rapper and member of the Wu-Tang Clan Method Man will release his latest album, <i>The Meth Lab</i>. Below, Noisey is premiering the record's title track, which features longtime …

Relive the Bugatti vs. Pagani Top Gear Power Lap war

With the future of Top Gear in limbo, let's look back on the greatest Power Lap battle of all time: Bugatti Veyron vs. Pagani Zonda.<p>It's sad to say, but we're probably living in the post-Top Gear era.<p>Sure, the BBC swears that it will bring the show back for Season 23—but with an all-new cast, who …

TIME on Pot: 5 Cover Stories About Marijuana

The Dec. 9, 1996, cover of TIME<br>Cover Credit: GARY TRUDEAU<p>1 of 5<p>This week's TIME cover story examines how little we actually know about marijuana's …

23 Musicians Who Might Have Smoked Weed at Some Point Now That We Think About It

Woah, maybe. We wouldn't be surprised.<p>As you know, today is 4/20, the “Weed Christmas.” Believe it or not, plenty of famous celebrities have taken the cannabis drug at one point or another. That even includes musicians. Many of your favorite artists may or may not have inhaled—or been around—pot …

Fan killed, several hurt in horrific Nurburgring crash

Factory Nissan got airborne, flipped over the catch fence, and landed among spectators.<p>One motorsports fan is dead and several more are injured in the wake of a horrific crash during today's VLN endurance race at the Nürburgring.<p>Nissan factory driver Jann Mardenborough's GT-R became airborne—it's …

Watch a Ferrari F12 take the Tesla P85D's lunch money

A reminder that sometimes, brute force just plain wins.<p>The web is loaded with Tesla P85D videos showing just how awesome the 691-hp electric super-sedan is when stacked against similarly powered machinery. With AWD and instant torque, it's pretty nasty at the strip—so much so that after one …

A rally driver explains how to be stupid-fast in the snow

"If you are not aggressive you have no grip at all."<p>Rallying is, by definition, insane.<p>Take a sensible little compact hatch-a-mobile, stuff it to bursting with turbo horsepower and all-wheel-drive, and pinball it down the most treacherous, least-passable goat path you can find.<p>Not surprisingly, …

Watch a twin-turbo Lamborghini destroy a Bugatti Veyron

1,250-hp Lamborghini Gallardo walks away from the world's fastest production car at a 1/2 mile runway drag race.<p>The Bugatti Veyron is a legend.<p>Not only does it hold two current Guinness World Records for fastest street-legal production car—fixed-roof and roadster, naturally—it stands as a testament …

Sports Cars

Watch how the Corvette Z06's 650 hp LT4 engine is built

In a plant stuffed to the gills with amazingly complex robots, humans are a specialty tool.<p>The Chevrolet Corvette, whether powered by a "run-of-the-mill" LT1 or a bonkers supercharged LT4, is built in Bowling Green. But many Corvette smallblocks are built in New York, at the Tonawanda Engine Plant …

Here Is a Formula Car Racing on Snow

No, you don't need AWD to drive on the ice. Here's proof.<p>If nothing else, this video provides the single greatest argument for running winter tires on your car. But it's more than that.<p>Next time someone says they simply must have AWD in order to drive safely in the snow, just show them this and …

The Science That Makes Car Engines Sound So Different

The physics of engine notes, explained.<p><b>What separates a Porsche flat-six from a Toyota Avalon V-6</b>—aside from the bank angle, the power output, the engine location, and your interest in owning one? At full throttle, the Porsche belts out an aggressive mechanical rasp while the Avalon mutters a …

Jaguar's New Heritage Driving Program Puts You in Iconic Models

If you’ve never driven a vintage Jaguar and you happen to be in Europe, you’ll now be able to head to the brand’s Fen End test track in Warwickshire, England, and sign up to experience some of the marque’s most historic cars for a fee.<p>There are a ton of options laid out on the Heritage Driving …

The 4-cylinder turbo Porsche Cayman cometh

Caught at the ring, it's more evidence that the junior Porsches will offer boxer-4s.<p>A few months ago, Porsche unleashed a very strange beast at the Nurburgring. It was a current-gen 911 with what was almost certainly a turbocharged flat-4. It's an engine we long suspected was coming from a company …

The 7 Hottest Debuts of the 2014 Paris Auto Show – Feature

Ah, Paris, a city of romance, fashion, and at-times pretentious locals who just <i>love</i> to scoff at oafish Americans like us. Besides hosting four annual fashion weeks—what, Frenchies, one isn’t good enough?—and sporting more cafés than citizens, Paris also happens to host an auto show every other year.<p>…

Jaguar reveals brand-new lightweight E-Types

50 years later, Jag completes the production run.<p>Fifty years ago, Jaguar's factory lightweight E-Types were poised to continue the grand tradition of the C- and D-Types by thrashing all comers on track. It wasn't to be. The Ferrari 250 GTO walked away from the lithe coupes on longer circuits. …

Metallica’s Kirk Hammett on Recording With Exodus: ‘It Was Huge’

<b>UPDATE: Loudwire has unearthed footage of Hammett and Exodus performing Blue Öyster Cult’s “Godzilla” at the Fear FestEvil After Party at …

100 Best Albums of the Eighties

46<p>XTC, ‘Skylarking’<p>"This is going to sound pompous and arty," says XTC's Andy Partridge, "but the whole album is a cycle of something: a day or a …

Kurt Cobain: A Look Back in Pictures

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Martin Brundle’s Eagle E-Type

Reading time: about 2 minutes.<p>British<br>• Classic Cars<br>• Design<br>• Formula 1<br>• Jaguar<br>• Vintage<p>For those of you who watch Formula 1, Martin Brundle needs no …

Classic Cars

Japanese Girl Shreds Guitar, Gender Stereotypes, With Face-Melting Metal Solo

Just because she's nearly the same size as her instrument doesn't mean this Japanese girl's metal solo won't melt your face clean off.<p>Known on YouTube only as Li-sa-x, the 8-year-old shared this video last December in which she covers "Scarified" by Racer X. Despite her diminutive stature, she …

Beautifully Intimate X-Ray Portraits of Different Couples

Artists Saiko Kanda and Mayuka Hayashi have taken photos of couples to an entirely new level with these incredibly intimate <i>X-Ray Portraits</i>. The two student artists used CT scans and X-ray machines to document pairs of people within very close proximity. The skeletons seem cold and lonely, yet the …

Art

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LeMons Road America: Engine Swaps, More Engine Swaps, and the RUN-EXP’s Debut

We’re back in Wisconsin for the second annual Chubba Cheddar (yes, <i>that</i> Chubba Cheddar) Enduro 24 Hours of LeMons, the weather is cold and rainy, and we’ve got five Ford Escorts, lots of ill-advised engine swaps, and a covered wagon. Let’s take a look at the 80 or so teams willing to brave Road …

Making 'the best driver's car in the world': A closer look at McLaren's P1 hypercar

McLaren's base of operations for both car development and production lies a few minutes outside of Woking, an unassuming mid-sized town in the middle of the UK. The low-rise, stylish facilities appear from nowhere, and as I sit inside a company car, waiting to get waved through one of many security …

Are EV Supercars Destined to Surpass Gas-Burners?

Performance EVs such as the Tesla Model S and the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Electric Drive are posting impressive 0 to 60 times. Will electric cars one day reach a level of raw speed that their gas-powered counterparts cannot match?<p><b>Consider this: It could be argued that we</b> have reached the limit on …

Electric Vehicles

A history of experimental planes and flying machines from the 1950s - Telegraph

Weekend Edition: How About A Four Wheel Drive?

A whiles back this olelongrooffan was up in MickeyMouseLand and this pair of Bowties was spotted out in front of an automotive repair shop. While I …