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Hoonigan's 1972 Chevrolet Napalm Nova Nailed the Lope

Brian Scotto's tastes have evolved from foreign tin to the most American of metal: a '72 Nova with a nasty, anti-social rumble.<p>There's a <i>Death Proof</i> vibe to Brian Scotto's 1972 Chevy, dubbed the Napalm Nova, and that's ok. That's intentional. Stuntman Mike's car had a skull on the hood and a helluva …

Thinking Of Moving? Here Are Some Cities You May Want To Avoid

Or you may want to get in on the cheap housing and hopes for tomorrow.<p>If you're looking for the right place to settle down, the possibilities can be dizzying.<p>The good news is that the personal finance site WalletHub released a study on Monday ranking the United States' largest cities in order of …

Urban Design

Hitchhiking robot that made it across Canada maimed on U.S. road trip

Robots of the world beware: Immigrating to the U.S. is apparently a perilous choice.<p>HitchBot, a talking robot built by Canadian researchers, was found maimed and battered beyond repair over the weekend in Philadelphia. It was trying to hitchhike from Massachusetts to California by relying on the …

Robotics

Mercedes-Benz G500 4x4²

My, what big portal axles you have.<p>For many years, killing off the Mercedes-Benz G-class was a recurring topic at Daimler board meetings. The boxy off-roader, an offspring of a vehicle developed for military applications, simply came from another era. Weren't there better, modern SUVs in the lineup?<p>…

Armed Forces

Roush's EcoBoost Mustang exhaust still doesn't "sound like a Mustang"

And that's okay.<p>The 2015 Ford Mustang EcoBoost is a marvel of engineering, kicking out 135 horsepower per liter and stacking up more power than the V8 GTs could muster a decade ago.<p>It's also a sticking point for dusty old traditionalists, the kind of change-fearing bozos who can't stomach the idea …

The secret racing test tunnel no one wants to talk about

Lost in rural Pennsylvania, hidden from prying eyes, there is a tunnel.<p><b>SOME 300 FEET BELOW MY</b> perch, a road disappeared into the side of a mountain. I made my way down the heavily wooded, steep slope, sliding as often as walking. My shoes filled with dirt that was still moist from the spring …

2015 Polaris Slingshot First Ride [w/video]

Unfiltered Fun For The Price Of A Honda Civic<p>Because I'm a reasonable human being and firmly believe that vehicle styling is a subjective matter, I drew some perspective on my borrowed 2015 Polaris Slingshot from fellow Los Angeles residents.<p>I queried my 17-year-old neighbor whom I caught ogling …

Why the Charger Hellcat can't be ordered with a manual transmission

Fans of truly irreverent amounts of horsepower will find lots to love in the form of the 2015 Dodge Challenger and Charger Hellcat models. Both of them send 707 ridiculous horsepower to the rear wheels; the only question is whether you want your absurdity delivered with two or four doors. Oh, and …

Michelin announces Tweel airless tire going into production in SC [w/videos]

Michelin has been showing off its idea of combining the wheel and tire into a single component as far back as 2005. Dubbed the Tweel, the novel design replaced standard pneumatic tires and metal wheels with deforming spokes around a hub. While uses of the Tweel are still limited, the tech is about …

Ford F-Series Super Duty prototype reduced to smoldering mess of aluminum and steel

The most important bit of information you need to know after looking through our high-res gallery of images depicting a prototype 2016 Ford F-Series Super Duty pickup truck burning to the ground is that nobody was hurt. There were two engineers inside the vehicle when it caught fire, and both …

370,000 new Silverado and Sierra pickups recalled over fire risk

General Motors announced late Friday that it will recall around 370,000 Chevrolet Silverado and GMC Sierra fullsize pickups from the 2014 model year over a possible fire risk. The recall covers select 4.3-liter V6 and 5.3-liter V8 models, which can evidently suffer engine compartment fires due to …

Gymkhana 6: Ken Block is Back With a Custom Track

Pro rally driver Ken Block pushes his Ford Fiesta to the limit in his new Gymkhana video.<p>In a display of tire tread terror and peak auto performance, Ken Block showcases the adrenaline-pumping pastime of Gymkhana, an increasingly popular motorsport requiring a driver to traverse a complex course of …

10 Years of Weather History in 3 Minutes

Ford's new Z460 small-block is 575 hp, and street legal

The largest small-block crate engine Ford has ever produced<p>Still searching for that perfect small-block to throw into your '66 Ford Mustang? Maybe you're looking for an engine for your track-day car, too? Ford's new Z460 crate engine can pull double-duty for you, and is the largest small-block …