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Deadmau5 Buys McLaren P1

Having given up his famous Nyan Cat-themed Ferrari 458 Italia because of a dispute with Ferrari over the use of his own "Purrari" badges on the car, …

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These Rally Spectators Are Lucky to Be Alive—and Unhurt

Rally fans’ thirst to be as close to the action as possible ensures a visceral spectator experience but exposes them to extreme danger when things go wrong. This is nothing new, mind you. If anything, it was far worse in the Group B era, where the cars were at their most powerful and the fans …

Twin-engine 14-cylinder VW Jetta exists because it can

Bravo to people with a crazy idea and enough time to actually make it a reality. Without them, we would never see insane creations like this one.<br>This builder took a Volkswagen Jetta with a VR6 up front (already a good place to start), chopped out the rear seats, put in a roll cage and mounted a W8 …

Volvo's concept 450-hp 2-liter has 3 turbines

Three turbines equal serious boost.<p>Engineers have been throwing a lot of energy recently at eliminating turbo lag and making turbocharging more efficient and flexible overall. Volvo's Drive-E concept engine takes several converging technologies and brings them together in a single, extremely …

450-HP Four-Cylinder, Lamborghini Huracán GT3, 2017 Mercedes E-Class: Car News Headlines

Volvo has revealed a new engine that displaces just 2.0 liters but can produce 450 horsepower. The key is a triple-turbocharging system that features …

Stephen Colbert Goes After Amazon and Its Ridiculous Photography Patent

Last week, we reported on the news that Amazon had actually patented the age-old practice of photographing things against a white background. This …

Audi A3 clubsport quattro, Cadillac ELR Slow Sales, 2016 Veloster Turbo: Today’s Car News

Audi has revealed a stunning concept based on its 2015 A3 sedan. Called the A3 clubsport quattro, the concept packs a 525-horsepower five-cylinder …

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BMW's Electric Brand Will Lower CO2, Cost A Lot, And Pay Off Big Long-Term

Germany’s BMW is turning a costly necessity to reduce fuel consumption into a profit generating virtue.<p>The world’s biggest premium car maker is currently cranking up the publicity machine for the August launch of its i8 plug-in hybrid two-seater supercar. BMW recently parachuted some investment …

10,000 gallons of oil spill onto LA streets [w/video]

A massive early morning oil spill in Los Angeles has spewed some 10,000 gallons of black gold onto the city's streets. It happened in Northern LA's West Glendale, when a 20-inch pipeline burst and spattered oil on everything within in a half-mile radius.<p>A fire department spokesman tells <i>USA Today</i> …

Huet Brothers working on new Miata-based retro coupe

Does the name Huet ring a bell? The Dutch brothers started out doing classic car tours in Europe before they started designed and building their own retro sports cars. The first was called the Huet Brothers Special. It was based on an old Triumph TR6 and surfaced back in 2009. But a few years later …

Widow of Driver in Paul Walker Crash Sues Porsche

Porsche is responsible for the deaths of Paul Walker and his friend Roger Rodas—or so alleges a lawsuit filed in Los Angeles by Rodas’ widow. The incident occurred late last year, when the Carrera GT Rodas was driving—and Walker was riding in—left the road and slammed into a lamppost and several …

The Miata-based HB Coupe is delayed for a great reason

Just like us, the Huets are waiting with bated breath for the Skyactiv MX-5.<p>The HB Coupe, brainchild of Dutch brothers Paul and Tino Huet, broke cover in 2012 as a drawing of a sleek, Miata-based coupe. In two years, the company has had 21 orders, but it needs 40 to commence production. No cars …

The 2014 Jaguar E-type lightweight is coming

No, it's not a sub-F-type model. They're Series 1 continuation cars.<p>As the ultimate development of the sleek Series 1 Jaguar E-types, the 12 lightweights produced between 1963 and 1964 are rare, sure—but they're also painfully desirable. Jaguar applied pretty much every trick in their Le Mans book …

Aston Martin One-77 designer gives back to teacher who changed his life

It's a pretty fair bet that we've all had "that" teacher. The educator that stood out above all the others while we were in school and not only taught us, but made us into a better person – our very own Mr. Feeny, Mr. Belding, Mr. Holland or even Mr. Miyagi.<p><i>The Windsor Star</i> has the story of one …

The 838-hp, 1069 lb-ft Brabus 850 6.0 Biturbo is perfectly mental

Of course, it's also available as a wagon.<p>The last time Brabus cooked up something this excessive, it was the E V12, which only had 790 hp and a claimed top speed of 230 mph. Like this 850 6.0 Biturbo, it was based on the E-Class. Keep in mind that in Europe, they use these things as lowly taxis …

Renaultsport ready to attack the 'Ring with new Mégane 275 Trophy

Competition improves the breed. So goes the old saying, but if there's ever been an example of that axiom put into action, surely it's the new Renault Mégane RS 275 Trophy.<p>The story of Renaultsport's latest hot hatch starts in 2008, back when the French automaker lapped the Nürburgring in 8:16.9 …

2015 Porsche Cayman GT4 Spy Photos: More Power, Plus Glorious Wings and Things

Uh-oh, 911 . . . your little brother's growing up.<p><b>What It Is:</b> A Porsche Cayman prototype wearing an aggressive front fascia and a giant rear wing. A prototype of what, you may ask? It appears to be a GT4, the long-rumored, range-topping ultra-high-performance Cayman variant that will follow in the …

Detroit automakers mulling helping DIA avoid bankruptcy looting

It's not really a secret that the city of Detroit is in lots and lots of trouble. Even with an emergency manager working to guide it through bankruptcy, a number of the city's institutions remain in very serious danger. One of the most notable is the Detroit Institute of Arts, a 658,000-square-foot …