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Lotus Lives: Plans Call for Variants of Existing Cars, Not New Product

Don’t count out Lotus just yet. An executive with Lotus‘ parent company, DRB-HICOM, announced recently that the automaker’s finances have finally been straightened out and a new three-year plan is in place.<p>Tan Sri Mohd Khamil Jamil, managing director at DRB-HICOM, told Malaysian media that the …

Lotus Cars

3 Mammals That “Choose” Their Babies’ Sex

Tracing zoo birth records through three generations, the researchers found evidence for a decades-old theory of evolutionary biology: Mammals rely on some unknown physiological mechanism to manipulate the sex ratios of their young. (Also read why some female animals store semen.)<p>The end result of …

Opel has previewed the Monza Concept before its debut at the Frankfurt Auto Show. So far, it looks good. More -> http://bit.ly/18IW9h9

Day 6 of HOT ROD Power Tour! Birmingham, AL to Chattanooga, TN

Day 5 of HOT ROD Power Tour! Memphis, TN to Birmingham, AL

Hipsters Don't Hate Cars (They Just Can't Afford The Good Ones)

I have a feeling there are way more phantom hipsters than actual hipsters in the world. Which may explain their pervasive reach—ghost memes are hard to kill off.<p>The word* has become a catch-all for anyone who happens to have an ironic mustache or rides a vintage bike or drinks PBR while listening …

Vauxhall's 576-horsepower VXR8 GTS is the new thunder from Down Under

Right around the same time customers in the US start taking delivery of their Chevrolet SS performance sedans, buyers in the UK will be hopping behind the wheel of the new, high-output Vauxhall VXR8 GTS. Looking to take on the BMW M5 and Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG, the supercharged VXR8 GTS ups the …

Subprime Auto Loans Were First Out, Last In, In The Recovery

Auto loans for borrowers with subprime credit have been a long time recovering, but that recovery is well under way.<p>That’s a good sign for the health of the auto industry in general, since it means the auto industry is finally past the last hangover from the recession, even for the most …

If you could drive a Tesla Model S from Los Angeles to New York City without paying for electricity, would you? More -> http://bit.ly/10CZ3zk

Umami Burger Comes to New York, Armed With One Addictive Ingredient

<b>When he’s asked</b>, as he often is these days, about the much-anticipated smackdown between Danny Meyer’s East Coast Shake Shack franchise and his West …

Zagat

A Simpsons Theme Park to Open With a Real-Life Krusty Burger, Moe's Tavern, and More

Grid View<p>simpsons theme park zomg<p>This is big: <b>Universal Studios</b> announced that it will be expanding the area around The Simpsons Ride at its Universal Orlando Resort in Florida into a full-on <b>Springfield replica</b> this Summer. This means aside from the rides, it will feature actual restaurants and …

Zagat

A Powerful Display of Rare White Tigers at Feeding Time

I would NOT want to be in the way of these Bengal white tigers when they are hungry! Australia-based photographer Birte Person wasn't quite as afraid. With the safety of distance, she was brave enough to capture these stunning shots of the rare animals during feeding time at the Singapore Zoo.<p>The …

Ornithology

Port Blanc at Sunset | France (by Steph & the ocean)All rights reserved - Copyright © Stéphane Dufief

<b>Port Blanc at Sunset | France</b> (by Steph & the ocean)<br>All rights reserved - Copyright © Stéphane Dufief

5 Tips for the Perfect Summer Road Trip

Summer has practically become synonymous with road trips, both as a way to save money on airfare and to have some fun-filled adventures on the road. …

Travel

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