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Top performance car power-to-weight ratios under $100k, $50k and $25k

One Car Will Beat The 707-HP Dodge Challenger Hellcat... Barely<p>Despite what my high school algebra teacher might have told you about my math skills, I've always been a little bit of a stats geek. I grew up organizing my baseball cards by batting average and ERA, before falling into the wonderful, …

Top 10 Best-Sellers in June: Ford F-Series Dominates Again

The Ford F-Series continues to be the best-selling vehicle in America by a wide margin. In fact, the second-place Chevrolet Silverado sold less than 75 percent of the number of F-Series pickups moved in June (60,560 vs. 43,519 units) and is behind in year-to-date sales by more than 100,000 units …

2015 Saleen 302 Ford Mustang Teased in New Photo

The 2015 Ford Mustang arrives soon, which means we’ll begin seeing tuner models by the dozen very shortly. Long-time Mustang tuner Saleen Automotive gives us our first glimpse at its take on the redesigned pony car, revealing a teaser of the 2015 Saleen 302 Mustang online.<p>As we can see in the lone …

2015 Dodge Charger SRT Spy Shots

This is the first look at the upcoming 2015 Dodge Charger SRT, and it may even be the one that will hold the HEMI Hellcat engine.<p>Based on the …

Chicago is getting lamp posts that count people and track pollution

Apparently, Chicago is becoming even more like its <i>Watch Dogs</i> doppelganger than we first thought. Researchers are deploying networked, sensor-equipped lamp posts from this July onward to learn how they could help urban planning and safety. They'll collect environmental data like air quality, noise …

LaFerrari, McLaren P1, Porsche 918 and Agera R take to Assen

It's the show-down (sort of) we've all been waiting for. The battle of the hybrid hypercars from the performance powerhouses of Europe: Ferrari LaFerrari, McLaren P1 and Porsche 918 Spyder. No one publication has managed to get their hands on all three just yet, but this video has – and with a …

APOD: Open Cluster NGC 290: A Stellar Jewel Box (2014 Jun 08) Image Credit: ESA & NASA; Acknowledgement: E. Olszewski (U. Arizona) http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap140608.html Explanation: Jewels don't shine this bright -- only stars do. Like gems in a jewel box, though, the stars of open cluster NGC 290 glitter in a beautiful display of brightness and color. The photogenic cluster, pictured above, was captured recently by the orbiting Hubble Space Telescope. Open clusters of stars are younger, contain few stars, and contain a much higher fraction of blue stars than do globular clusters of stars. NGC 290 lies about 200,000 light-years distant in a neighboring galaxy called the Small Cloud of Magellan (SMC). The open cluster contains hundreds of stars and spans about 65 light years across. NGC 290 and other open clusters are good laboratories for studying how stars of different masses evolve, since all the open cluster's stars were born at about the same time. http://www.spacetelescope.org/news/heic0603/ http://hubblesite.org/news/2006/17 http://www.nasa.gov/hubble http://www.as.arizona.edu/people/faculty/edward-w-olszewski http://www.as.arizona.edu/ Starship Asterisk* • APOD Discussion Page http://asterisk.apod.com/discuss_apod.php?date=140608 #APOD

Light from this 12-billion-year-old explosion just reached Earth

<b>(NASA)</b><p>The rare gamma-ray burst occurred shortly after the Big Bang<p>Sarah Wolfe<p>June 7, 2014 7:00pm (UTC)<p>This article originally appeared on GlobalPost.<p>It took 12 billion years, but light from a massive explosion that occurred shortly after the Big Bang has just reached Earth.<p>The rare gamma-ray burst …

'Sphere' looks past stellar glare to find exoplanets

For casual nighttime sky watchers, stars provide a glittering canopy that can capture attention for hours, what with all their twinkling, color changing and tendency to arrange themselves into the giant pictures we call constellations.<p>For serious astronomers looking out to the heavens to find other …

Dustin Brown wins Game 2 of Stanley Cup Final in double overtime

Another two-goal deficit for the Los Angeles Kings, and another come-from-behind overtime win.<p>The Los Angeles Kings are halfway there.<p>After erasing a two-goal deficit to win Game 1 in overtime, the Kings followed the exact same script in Game 2. The Kings managed to take a 2-0 series lead in the …

Kings' Doughty is a presence in Stanley Cup finals

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — When Drew Doughty joined the Los Angeles Kings, he could walk around town unnoticed. Almost nobody at the supermarket or on …

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California DMV bringing back classic black license plates

California's license plates are going old-school.<p>The Department of Motor Vehicles announced this week that it was sending to the presses new license plates printed in the historic black background and yellow lettering from the 1960s. This means the mug of a finely restored 1967 Porsche 911 or a '69 …

If this doesn't get you psyched for Le Mans, you're dead inside

Audi needles a rival, with panache.<p>The 2014 24 Hours of Le Mans is just over a week away, and Audi presses all the right enthusiast buttons in this new video starring the R18 e-tron quattro and Audi Sport veteran Dindo Capello as they take a little road trip to say hi to a rival.<p>It's a lot of car …

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The Most Popular Used Vehicles Of 2014 (So Far)

If you're in the market for a used car -- whether you need to replace your current ride or want to give a recent grad a set of wheels for college -- …

8-Yr-Old Son Promises Dad ’57 Chevy For 57th Birthday, Follows Through When Grown Up: Video

This is a simple story, but it’s a beautiful one. When he was just 8 years old, a little boy promised his dad a 1957 Chevy Bel Air for his 57th …

Chevrolet set to unleash 650-horsepower Corvette Z06 supercar

Get ready for the monster 'Vette.<p>Chevrolet plans to unleash a 650-horsepower Corvette Z06 late this year.<p>The automaker said it will be among the few cars with more than 600 horses that you can buy at a dealership in the U.S. It will be the most powerful production car ever from General Motors, …

New Silverado, Cruze recalls bring GM's total to 14 million autos

General Motors announced four more recalls Friday, this time of more than 89,000 vehicles in the U.S. including its popular Chevrolet Silverado and GMC pickup trucks, as well as Chevrolet's Camaro and Cruze cars.<p>This latest round brings GM's total for the year to 34 separate recalls involving …

New GT-R Development Closely Linked With Nissan's Le Mans Project

Nissan is expected to introduce an all-new GT-R sports car for the 2016 model year, the highly-anticipated R36 model, and for the first time since …

Honda, Toyota, Mercedes-Benz, Lexus Are Consumers' Choice For Quality

Consumer perception is a very important thing -- subjective, yes, but it can be the deciding factor in the battle between brands and technologies.<p>In …

Mercedes to open new campus in Long Beach, CA

Toyota might be leaving Southern California, but Mercedes-Benz is doubling-down on the region with a newly announced, 1.1 million-square-foot West Coast Campus in Long Beach, CA. It combines three currently separate divisions of the company into one place to increase overall efficiency.<br>Long Beach …

California to mount aggressive bid for Tesla battery plant

California lawmakers and the governor's office said Thursday that they're making a major effort to lure a Tesla Motors electric-car battery factory to the Golden State.<p>A bipartisan pair of state senators -- Senate President Pro Tem Darrell Steinberg (D-Sacramento) and Ted Gaines (R-Rocklin) -- are …

2015 Chevy Corvette Z06: 650 hp, 650 lb-ft, Most Powerful GM Ever

The most powerful car General Motors has ever built will soon hit the streets, packing 650 horsepower and 650 pound-feet of torque. It’s the new 2015 …

2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Interior Spied

The next Ford Mustang GT500 will surely be fast, loud, and will look awesome. But despite some rumblings from our sources and previous GT500 spy shots, we haven’t had solid information about the underhood plans until now.<p>These three new interior shots include a glimpse at the next GT500’s …

Ram truck owner who stopped lawbreaking teen joyride gets truck repaired for free

Here is a story that should make you feel a little better about modern society. Bryson Rowley, the concerned man in Utah who put himself in danger to stop an out-of-control, joyriding teen, is getting his damaged pickup fixed free of charge.<p>It all occurred after a kid stole his grandfather's …

10 Most-Congested Highways & Cities In The U.S.

Earlier today, we told you about AAA's travel projections for Memorial Day weekend. (Spoiler alert: traffic's going to be heavy.)<p>Of course, things …

Real Madrid beats city rivals Atletico to win Champions League for 10th time

Three quickfire goals in extra time gave Real Madrid a 4-1 win over city rivals Atletico in Lisbon Saturday to win the European Champions League for the 10th time.<p>Diego Godin put Atletico ahead in the 36th minute and it took an injury time equalizer from Sergio Ramos to rescue Real and force the …

2015 Ford Mustang starts at $24,425

That's for the V6, as dealer order banks open today.<p><b>UPDATE:</b> Tons of new pricing info is now available, including base prices for the EcoBoost, GT, and the 50 Year Limited Edition models. In addition, there's individual option pricing as well. It's all organized right here, with the full 2015 Ford …

New High-Performance 2015 Ford Mustang Spied: Possible SVO?

The standard four-cylinder turbocharged 2015 Ford Mustang will be called the EcoBoost, according to a leaked order guide. Many had hoped for a return …

Watch this trucker make the most epic save of the year

Next time you think driving a truck isn't hard, just watch this.<p>Never mind the loudmouths giving the play-by-play (and, at one point, obscuring the subject with their fingers) here. What you're about to watch is an object lesson in how difficult it can be to drive a tractor trailer.<p>The location is …