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A Big Asteroid Just Flew By, And Guess What? More Are Coming

An asteroid that's about the size of three football fields flew past Earth on Monday, coming within 2.1 million miles. That was near enough to generate headlines such as this, from Reuters: "Earth marks close encounter with enormous asteroid."<p>The fly-by from the rock known as 2000 EM26 wasn't a …

New York City's Near-Record Snow Totals, By the Numbers

This article is from the archive of our partner .<p>It snowed again in New York City on Tuesday, bringing the city's total for the winter to 56.6 …

2015 Ford F-150 First Truck with LED Headlights

An aluminum-intensive body isn’t the 2015 Ford F-150’s only first for the full-size truck segment. When the 2015 Ford F-150 goes on sale later this year, it will be the first pickup truck with available LED headlights that will increase nighttime visibility and give the truck a unique mug at night …

LED Lighting

Ricciardo Races Red Bull F1 Car Against F/A-18 Hornet (W/Video)

Daniel Ricciardo raced his Red Bull Formula 1 race car against RAAF (Royal Australian Air Force) pilot Flight Lieutenant Michael Keightley in an F/A-18 Hornet ahead of the Australian Grand Prix. The race between the race car and fighter jet was captured in this new video.<p>In the video, Ricciardo, …

Auto Racing

2015 Mercier-Jones Supercraft Is The Bugatti Veyron Of Hovercraft

The Bugatti Veyron is, to say the least, a desirable car. But it can't hover.<p>The 2015 Mercier-Jones Supercraft can and--according to <i>Road & Track</i>--it …

BMW preparing two concepts for Villa d'Este

Every spring, the finest automobiles ever to grace tarmac gather on the shores of Lake Como for the Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este. It's a chance for the most beautiful classics to compete for awards and for automakers and design studios to show off their concept cars under the soft light of the …

This TVR Tuscan with a Chevrolet LS7 is our kind of hybrid

Body by Blackpool, music by Michigan.<p>There's a major distinction to be made between cars that are <i>reliable</i> and those that are <i>predictable</i>—a fact that anybody who owns a limited-run British sports car can attest to. Like offerings from Lotus, Elva, or Ginetta, a TVR is bound to be rear-drive, bodied …

TVR

Mars One narrows applicant pool to 1,058 in first cut for 2025 colonization mission

Mars One, the organization attempting to send small teams of astronauts on a one-way trip to Mars, has made its first round of applicant decisions, selecting just over 1,000 people to move on to the next stage of what it hopes will be a decade-long, televised training and colonization mission. …

LA Auto Show: AMG Vision Gran Tourismo

Just in case you're wondering how impactful the launch of a new video game can be, consider that Mercedes-Benz built this concept car expressly to showcase the virtual car it designed for Gran Turismo 6. Video games are serious business.<p>This concept isn't a running prototype and doesn't stand a …

1964 Chevrolet CERV II concept going up for auction

Tons of precious metal will cross the RM Auctions block this week in New York, but Chevy Corvette enthusiasts will want to pay extra special attention to Lot No. 139.<p>According to the auction listing, this Chevrolet Engineering Research Vehicle II (CERV II) is the "first known operating example of …

Watch a Honda Insight take a tumble at nearly 200 mph

Chasing speed records is a dangerous game.<p>Some days are good, and some days are bad. Brian Gillespie had a really bad day. During a speed competition at the El Mirage dry lake bed on November 10, Brian was racing his modified Honda Insight when he lost control. The car drifted sideways at around …

Southern California

Burning oil with a Skoda Fabia TDI rally car is better than coffee

Smoke 'em if you've got 'em.<p>An enterprising rally driver decided to strap what appears to be a world's largest turbocharger, complete with a stack poking out of the hood, to his SkodaFabia. Instead of a WRC-inspired Skoda, what he built is a tire-destroyingmonster that looks impossible to handle …

Locomotives

2014 SRT Viper Anodized Carbon Special Edition shows our kind of snakeskin

When I was out in the desert with my new, old buddy Ralph Gilles, we started shooting the breeze about matte paint jobs. Photo-ninja Drew Phillips had driven out to shoot the SRT Viper TA event, and had grabbed the keys to our matte gray Hyundai Veloster Turbo for the journey. Pointing to the …

Photos: 2015 Honda Civic Type R

Honda Civic

Mercedes-Benz reveals the final form for the SLS

A thundering 583 hp farewell.<p>Launched simultaenously at the Tokyo and Los Angeles autoshows, the 2015 SLS AMG GT Final Edition is, well, the final edition of the SLS. Mercedes has enjoyedgreat success with their two-seater V8 rocketship, which went on sale three years ago and is now available in …

Carbon Fiber

Photos: SRT Anodized Carbon Special Edition Viper

Sports Cars

Cadillac may not build Elmiraj coupe

Despite the fact that most everyone who has laid eyes on the Cadillac Elmiraj concept coupe loves it, General Motors insiders are still trying to prove the business case to build the car. And it's certainly not a guarantee.<p>"I want to see this car go into production badly. Very badly," Ed Welburn, …

Youabian Puma is a $1.1-million 'pleasure vehicle'

There is no proper way to describe just how big this car is. Not big in terms of its importance here at the LA Auto Show – we're talking about sheer size. This weird-looking, four-seat convertible is a full 242 inches long, 93 inches wide and 72 inches tall, riding on a 163.5-inch wheelbase. In …

Nissan unveiled the IDx NISMO concept at the Tokyo Motor Show and we are still trying to pick our jaw up off the floor. Photos and details --> http://bit.ly/17NcIUt

Mercedes AMG Vision Gran Turismo Concept is long, low, wide [w/video]

After teasing it, unveiling it and giving us some details and a handful of photos over the weekend, Mercedes-Benz finally debuted the real AMG Vision Gran Turismo Concept at the LA Auto Show today, though it's a 1:1-scale model with no powertrain. The car was designed as a virtual supercar for …

2014 10Best Cars - Car and Driver Magazine

From Mercedes-Benz, video-game dreams rendered real

There is just no denying it: Mercedes-Benz has known how to set the world’s heart aflutter of late.<p>As a follow-up its Frankfurt motor show-stealing Concept S-Class Coupé, the German automaker presented something decidedly more outlandish – and arresting – at the Los Angeles show on 20 …

Godzilla's 'Ring: Nissan Claims Nürburgring Lap Record With 2015 GT-R NISMO With "Track Options"

Nissan clearly put a lot of work into the 2015 GT-R NISMO, the even-higher-performance GT-R model that debuted in Tokyo this week, in order to make it stand out from the already crazy regular GT-R. Most of that work was carried out in the crucible of the demanding Nürburgring circuit, where the …

Here are the Highest Paid Musicians of 2013

<i>Forbes</i> has published a list of the top-earning musicians of 2013, and leading the way with a mammoth total of $125 million earned is none other than …