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These Are the 17 Best-Sounding Six Cylinder Cars You Can Buy

When it comes to six-pot powerplants, these are the best of the best.<p>Yesterday we asked you what the greatest-sounding six-cylinder cars you could buy were. We received lots of responses, but here are the answers we saw most.

Alfa Romeo

Pininfarina's Comeback is Nothing Short of Amazing

Automobili Pininfarina will debut its Rimac-powered PF0 concept hypercar at Pebble Beach, but there's a lot more going on with the design giant.<p>Pininfarina CEO Silvio Angori smiles a lot. That's great to see after it seemed almost certain that the era of traditional design houses was gone forever. …

Customer Service

The Bugatti Divo Doesn't Look Anything Like the Chiron

Early last month, Bugatti began teasing a new model called the Divo. Named after Albert Divo, a French driver who successfully raced Bugattis in the 1920s, the car promised to be extremely rare and incredibly expensive. Until now, though, we had no idea what the Divo would look like. Even though …

Sports Cars

We’re in a new age of obesity. How did it happen? You’d be surprised | George Monbiot

The thrill of disapproval chimes disastrously with industry propaganda. We delight in blaming the victims<p>When I saw the photograph I could scarcely believe it was the same country. A picture of Brighton beach in 1976, featured in the Guardian a few weeks ago, appeared to show an alien race. Almost …

Will Power

Parrot tells firefighter to 'f*ck off' during rescue attempt

This bird was not in the mood to be saved.<p>Jessie, a bright yellow and turquoise Macaw parrot, escaped her home in Edmonton, UK over the weekend and …

London Fire Brigade

America's Vector wants to build a new WX8 hypercar

Vector hasn't made a splash in the supercar scene since the W8 arrived in 1990 with a 6.0-liter twin-turbocharged V-8 and 625 horsepower of grunt. …

Prototypes

Here's Why The McLaren Senna Has Different Exhausts In America

<i>“Wait a second,”</i> you scream at your computer. <i>“You mean to tell me that U.S.-spec McLaren Sennas don’t get the same exhaust as the euro-spec ones?”</i> …

McLaren

2018 Ford Mustang GT Performance Pack Level 2 First Test: The Best Mustang GT Available

This is not a comparison test. And it is a comparison test—sort of. Right after they scan the car's performance results, we know the first question from the Blue Oval faithful and Bowtie Brigade is going to be, "Is the 2018 Mustang GT with the new Performance Pack Level 2 (PP2) as good as the …

Sports Cars

Here's How Much Power the 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 Really Makes at the Wheels

Hennessey Performance does some important science and answers the big question.<p>It's a depressing reality in the car world that the horsepower count …

Sports Cars

Paris residents peeved at very public eco-friendly urinals

PARIS (Reuters) - A new set of eco-friendly but completely exposed urinals deployed on the streets of Paris are provoking uproar from locals.<p>One of the bright red "urinoirs" installed on the Ile Saint-Louis, not far from Notre Dame cathedral and overlooking tourist boats passing on the Seine, has …

France

Screens are killing your eyeballs, and now we know how

The "blue screen of death" is taking on a whole new meaning.<p>Blue light’s rap sheet is growing ever longer. Researchers have connected the high-energy visible light, which emanates from both the sun and your cell phone (and just about every other digital device in our hands and on our bedside …

Blade Runner

F-15Cs break sound barrier to intercept stolen airliner out of Seattle airport in bizarre incident

In a bizarre incident originating from Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in Washington state an Alaska Airlines/Horizon Air Bombardier Dash 8 twin-engine turboprop commuter airliner was commandeered by a lone male, reported to be an airport maintenance worker, and crashed into the ground on …

Washington State

Austria's Milan Red hypercar is a 1,307-bhp bird of prey

Deliveries will start next year.<p>A new video and photos are providing a much better look at the Milan Red. Markus Fux the Austrian entrepreneur behind …

Supercars

2019 Chevrolet Corvette to be a Mid-Engined Hardcore Hybrid with 1000 Bhp Output

What's perhaps even more surprising is that the C8 Corvette will further break with tradition by being offered for sale alongside a new version of …

Researchers Find Grave Downside to Sleeping More Than 8 Hours a Day

"I think that longer sleep could be a red flag."<p>It’s no secret that chronic sleep deprivation is taking its toll on America’s health, but a new study …

Sleep

After Spending 5 Years Studying Millionaires, I've Found That There Are 3 Types of People Who End Up the Wealthiest

There a a few distinct paths to riches.<p>Over a nearly four-year period, I interviewed 233 wealthy individuals. During these interviews I asked each …

Study Skills

Scientists Finally Solved the Mystery of Antarctica’s Blood Falls

The blood red falls tumble out of a glacier 100 feet to a lake below.<p>Blood Falls is an aptly named feature in Antarctica. The 100-foot stream of water running down the side of a glacier is a deep, rich, blood red.<p>Though we’ve known for decades what causes the red color, it took more than 100 years …

Weird

Why do dogs wag their tails? You asked Google – here’s the answer | Jules Howard

As luck would have it, this is rather a prescient question for me right now. At home, we are attempting to coax a neurotic four-year-old out of a dog-bite avoidance technique that works as follows. Upon seeing from a distance any four-legged animal that may or may not be a dog, the four-year-old …

Pets

How to Prevent Houseflies, According to Experts

If you’re someone who would never hurt a fly, controlling pests in your home can become a kind of moral dilemma. But there’s no denying that a …

Cleaning

Mystery of why blue diamonds are blue and where they come from finally solved

They are the world’s most expensive diamonds, with some stones valued at £100 million.<p>But until now nobody has known how rare blue diamonds are made or where they come from.<p>Now scientists have discovered that they are formed 400 miles down in the Earth, around four times as deep as clear diamonds, …

Washington D.C.

The myth of midgrade gas

We had a lot of interest in my recent video about midgrade gas, how few cars need it, and the plan to move everyone to premium instead. Still, many of you seem committed to using midgrade, so we looked into it more and found that it's a bit of a myth, as well as hackable.<p>First the myth: Most …

Savemoney

Man Who’s Eaten At 99 Of The World’s Top 100 Restaurants Got Screwed On His Final Meal

It’s hard to see other people living out your dreams and Paul Grinberg, an international ops manager for a finance company in San Diego, is living …

31 unprofessional habits that make everyone at work hate you

It's understandable that, in all the time we spend with coworkers and bosses, we might have let a bad habit or two slip.<p>Many of these office faux pas, however, may be avoided — you just need to know what it is that drives everyone around you nuts.<p>For the sake of your office companions, take a …

Digital Design

Why Wouldn't You Order Your Apollo IE With the 1000-HP, 11,000-RPM Engine?

If you're already spending $2.7 million, why not drop the extra cash for the outrageous engine upgrade?<p>The new Apollo IE is one of the most outrageous new supercars on sale today, and I'm not just saying that because it looks like a actual demon. The entire body is carbon fiber, and the engine is …

Carbon Fiber

Porsche 911 GT2 RS Sets Lap Record at Second-Longest Racetrack on Earth

Bend Motorsport Park in Australia has 35 corners—and a new lap record, courtesy of Porsche.<p>If you haven't already heard, Porsche broke a Nurburgring lap record with its new 911 GT2 RS in 2017, setting a time of 6:47.30 around the Nordschleife course—the longest permanent race track on earth. (The …

Auto Racing

BMW M Committed to Manual Transmissions—for Now

Eventually, autonomy will kill them. But until then . . .<p>We suspect that auto executives are tired of <i>C/D</i> editors’ anxious queries about the future of the manual gearbox. Engineers have long since decided that the latest generation of clever automatic transmissions are technically superior, but …

BMW

2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Widebody Manual

Giving it stick gives it less go.<p>“Traditionalists can still beat the Challenger SRT 392 and the Hellcat engine with a stick,” read Dodge’s press release back in 2014. “The supercharged 6.2-liter Hemi V-8 can be paired with a modified, Viper-sourced six-speed manual transmission . . . ”<p>Four years …

Sports Cars

2019 BMW M2 Competition Pictures | Photo Gallery

2019 BMW M2 Competition Photo Gallery

BMW

Waterfall Built on the Side of a Chinese Skyscraper Is the World’s Highest Man-Made Waterfall

A 354-foot-tall waterfall flowing down the side of a futuristic skyscraper sounds like the kind of thing you would expect to see in a big-budget …

Tap Water

Ancient Worms Frozen In Permafrost For 42,000 Years Are Reanimated And Everyone Thinks The Apocalypse Is Here

A study has managed to bring two worms that had been frozen for thousands of years in permafrost back to life.<p>According to a new study, ancient worms …

Permafrost