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This is how the world's finest supercars sound in the morning

The best way to knock the sand out of your eyes.<p>At the turn of the 20th century, starting an internal combustion-engined automobile was genuinely dangerous. Adjusting the spark advance (manually, of course) was crucial—if not adequately retarded, it would send the crank spinning violently …

Video demo of Sapphire-coated iPhone display leaves it unscratched by concrete

With increasing evidence that Apple plans to replace Gorilla Glass with sapphire to protect the screen of the iPhone 6, it’s interesting to watch a video demo of just how scratch-resistant the material is.<p>Screen protection company Aero-Gear scrapes a concrete block across the screen of an iPhone 5 …

German patent troll demands $2B from Apple for using a mandatory emergency phone standard

Demands from patent trolls – companies that invent nothing, but simply buy up patents in order to demand cash – are just a fact of life for any large company, and Apple doubtless receives hundreds of them each year. Some are, however, audacious than others.<p>The <i>WSJ</i> reports that German patent troll …

Apple posts new 30-second iPhone ad created from Burberry fashion show footage

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iKcBNbRSdyI]<p>In September of 2013, Apple and Burberry partnered up to shoot an entire fashion show using only iPhones. Today Apple released a new thirty-second ad for the iPhone 5s that features footage from the show combined with behind-the-scenes footage of …

Video Shows Apple's Forthcoming "iOS in the Car"

Apple's brilliance is creating interfaces between humans and machines that people like to use: first the Macintosh, then the iPod, then the iPhone and iPad. Now Apple seems intent on creating a friendly, useable interface for the display in your car. They announced this initiative, called "iOS in …

Guy Fieri Lamborghini Thief Gets Life In Prison, Spy-Grade Theft Caught On Video

Three years ago, we brought you the news that spiky-haired bro-chef Guy Fieri's 2008 Lamborghini Gallardo had been stolen from a dealership. The …

Mission Impossible

Audi S5 Snow Drift Goes Very, Very Wrong: Video

So you've got a shiny new Audi S5. So you want to hoon it up in the snow. So you like drifting. Cool. Don't do what this guy did.<p>The penalty for …

Audi

The coolest official vehicle of the Sochi Winter Olympics comes from VW

Volkswagen Group is taking its role as the official vehicle partner of the 2014 Winter Olympic in Sochi, Russia, very seriously. It is supplying over 3,000 Volkswagen, Audi, Skoda and commercial vehicles to the games, but the Polar Expedition Amarok, which it built a year ago to promote the event …

Need For Speed airs extended Super Bowl commercial, hits theaters March 14

Sunday's Super Bowl saw a new 30-second spot air for the upcoming <i>Need For Speed</i> movie, starring <i>Breaking Bad</i>'s Aaron Paul. But what you may not have seen yet was the extended, 90-second trailer that went live online last night. The other item of news is NFS's release date - the new flick will hit …

2019 Porsche 911 Cabrio spy shots

Porsche is working on a new generation of its 911 and today we have a new set of spy shots of the convertible body style.<p>The prototype is for the …

Photos: 2013 Donkervoort D8 GTO

BMW M6 F13 vs Porsche GT3 RS 9ff vs Audi RS6

Audi's Upcoming Q8: Sleek and Electrifying

Audi’s next big thing is around the corner—literally. The second generation of the Q7 will be launched later this year—and privately, a lot of VW Group executives think it might be a bit too massive and ostentatious. But for those customers who prefer somewhat more elegant lines, even on an SUV, …

Jay Leno's Garage welcomes Randy Grubb's Decopods

Jay Leno's days might be numbered as host of <i>The Tonight Show</i>, but he will always have a spot in auto enthusiasts' hearts as long as he keeps releasing great videos showing off his and his friends' cars. The latest video from Leno's garage might be the weirdest yet and highlights the three-wheeled …

Little Tikes Toy Car Turned Into Real Car, We're Not Sure Why: Video

We all get crazy little ideas. Most of us dismiss them as pointless, unrealistic, or just silly. John Bitmead is not most of us.<p>No, Englishman …

BBC

Original Bugatti Veyron EB 18.4 Concept Headed To Salon Rétromobile

The Bugatti Veyron is nearing the end of its run, with less than 50 build slots for the car remaining. In what could very well be the car’s last year …

Sports Cars

Alpha Nissan GT-R Destroys The Quarter Mile In 8.11: Video

The current R35 Nissan GT-R is an impressive car but, for some people, impressive just isn't good enough.<p>This AMS Alpha 16 GT-R shrieked its way …

Nissan GT-R

Twin-Turbo HPE C7 Corvette Rips Off Wicked Burnout: Video

Attention Australia, please just give us a moment here. We know that you are the undisputed brake stand and burnout kings of the planet. We're not …

Volvo V60 D5 Polestar - Top speed run!

Nissan GT-R Shooting Flames

Honda Vision XS-1 Concept looks like a sportier Vezel [w/video]

We've talked a lot about the Honda Vezel over the past few months, as the <i>Autoblog</i> staff is looking forward to the Fit-based CUV. It's a handsome little vehicle, that we think will do quite well when it finally arrives in the US market. That said, it's not a particularly exciting vehicle to look …

Chevy Adra Concept CUV is a Bowtie'd Soul

The Indian auto market is still small in relation to giants like the North America, Europe and China, but the emerging market is expected to become a global force in short order. General Motors considers it important enough to reveal this new Chevrolet Adra Concept crossover at the Delhi Auto Expo …

Aston Martin recalling majority of cars built since late 2007 over counterfeit Chinese parts

Back in June 2013, Aston Martin recalled just under 700 vehicles over faulty throttle arms that could break without warning. Bad news, for sure – and things just got a whole lot worse. According to <i>Reuters</i>, the British luxury brand now needs to recall 17,590 vehicles due to counterfeit plastic …

We put the 2014 Maserati Quattroporte S Q4 on ice

Wherein a Maserati's side window is used for forward vision.<p>You know the scene in <i>Rush</i> where Niki Lauda unleashes his arsenal of F1 know-how on a road-going Lancia 2000 Berlina Sedan? That's sort of what it's like riding in a 2014 Maserati Quattroporte S Q4 with rally champion Alex Fiorio. We're …

Porsche Exclusive Personalization Department Shows Off Lime Gold 911 Turbo

As sales of luxury autos have soared in recent years, so has the rate of personalization done on the cars. Porsche was one of the first automakers to …

The News for January 31st, 2014

Welcome to the Hooniverse News! This is a weekly recap of some of the biggest stories in the automotive industry without the fluff or the bull. I …

We Hear: 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Not Getting 8-Speed Automatic

View 6 Photos<p>The 2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 just about blew our collective minds when it debuted earlier this month at the Detroit auto show. Supercharged 6.2-liter V-8? Check. Six-hundred and thirty-five horsepower? Check. Available eight-speed auto? Claimed PDK-beating shift speed? Check and …

Sports Cars

Mercedes-Benz AMG Vision Gran Turismo Racing Series For Gran Turismo 6

If Gran Turismo 6 itself wasn't enough justification to build a custom virtual driving setup and get busy, perhaps the latest addition to the game …