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The Greatest Road in the World Might Be Switzerland's Furka Pass

James Bond chased Goldfinger up this route in 1964. What more do we need to tell you?<p>If you're trying to get between the Swiss cantons of Valais and Uri, there are two routes. Most people take the short route–a drive-on train that tunnels under the Alps to get you there quickly. But for folks …

How-To: Benchmark your Mac with these three free downloads

Over the course of writing guides to boosting Mac and hard drive speeds, I’ve discussed the incredible performance improvements Macs can get from simple upgrades — adding RAM, choosing a fast solid state drive (SSD) as an internal or external drive, and even running a simple disk optimizer tool. …

A Turkish Company Is Making Real-Life Transformers Out of BMWs

It's about as useful as the Transformer toys you had as a kid, but it's a million times more rad.<p>Every kid who's watched a Transformers TV show or movie has dreamed of what it would be like to see a robot car change forms in real life. Sadly, reality never quite gave us the chance to witness such a …

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Watch a 2000-Horsepower Nissan GT-R Spin at over 200 MPH

Thankfully nobody was hurt when this GT-R lost control at the end of a half-mile drag race.<p>Over the last few years, half-mile runway racing has turned from a small, niche sport, into a major form of competition. Tuner cars have become so fast and powerful, a quarter-mile drag strip just isn't …

Sports Cars

Max Verstappen Drives an F1 Car on a Ski Slope in Insane Publicity Stunt

A one-man snowstorm of fury.<p>If there’s one thing Formula 1 cars were not designed for, it’s functioning in subzero temperatures on top of a mountain, …

The Ferrari 599XX Evoluzione Will Make Your Ears Explode With Happiness

Just listen to the sound of those downshifts.<p>Who doesn't love to watch a Ferrari on the track, especially if it's a special Ferrari that can lap the Nurburgring in less than seven minutes? We sure don't know of anyone.<p>This particular Ferrari is a 599XX that, according to the video, sold for $1.78 …

Watch a Ridiculous 12.3-liter Quad-Turbo V-16 Dyno at 5007 Horsepower

The Devel Sixteen's billet-block V-16 makes so much power, it maxed out the engine shop's dyno.<p>Wanna see a 16-cylinder engine that'll put the Bugatti Veyron's W-16 to shame?<p>Clap your horsepower-crazed eyes on this: A billet-block, 12.3-liter V-16 engine strapped with <i>four</i> 81mm turbos. Then listen as …

This Lamborghini 400 GT Could Cruise at 140 MPH All Day

Unfortunately, you can't do that legally.<p>With nearly 300,000 miles on the odometer, Jack Riddell's Lamborghini 400 GT has seen some serious miles, likely making it one of the most-driven Lamborghinis ever made.<p>He's owned it since 1972 when he scraped his savings together and bought it for $6,250. …

You Have to Hear this Ford GT40 Mk2 Thunder Around the Track

Nothing like a vintage V8 to make your day a bit brighter.<p>The story of how the legendary Ford GT40 came to be is one of the most famous to ever go down in automotive history. The GT40, developed using the most advanced technology Ford had at the time, and fueled by a personal vendetta against Enzo …

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Here's How Different Types of Differentials Work

Everything you needed to know, and what makes them all different.<p><i>From the October 2015 issue of Car and Driver.</i><p>Open Differential<p><b>What It Does</b><p>Splits engine torque into two outputs, each of which is able to rotate at a different speed.<p><b>Shortcomings</b><p>When one tire loses traction, the opposing tire also …

This Video of Mitsubishi Evo Final Editions Being Built Is Mesmerizing

Just sit back and let this mechanical zen wash over you.<p>Mitsubishi is giving its Lancer Evolution a final send-off with the Final Edition. Only 1,000 examples were made, they were manual-shift only, and all of them stayed in Japan.<p>Mitsubishi recently released this video of the Evo Final Editions …

Continental SportContact 6 UHP tyres introduced

The brand new Continental SportContact 6 (CSC6) tyre has been officially introduced. Conti’s sixth iteration of its ultra high performance (UHP) …

Watch this Lancia Delta S4 Destroy a Hillclimb Thanks to Twincharging

The livery ... the sound ... there's nothing truly comparable to one of the most interesting Group B cars of the golden era.<p>Back in the day, twin charging was a beautiful thing. Those early turbocharging systems provided massive boost with attendant massive lag. Before variable-geometry …

Listen to the Roar of this Mercedes CLK GTR AMG Super Sport

Big engine + big power = big noises.<p>The Mercedes CLK GTR was (and is) a car of extremes. It was based upon the CLK GTRs that raced in Le Mans; for all intents and purposes, a road-legal racecar.<p>The SS version, with its massive and bored out 7.3 liter V12, produced 720 bhp. It had 100 more bhp than …

Watch This Twin Turbo Lamborghini Gallardo Smash the Half Mile World Record

234 MPH in 1/2 mile. Holy crap.<p>Everyone who radically tunes a car understands that there is a chance of failure, which is why tuners gravitate towards certain cars that respond to tuning much better than others. The Lamborghini Gallardo has historically been a choice tuner's car, able to put down …

You Can Now Race in the Rain With Forza 6 Demo on September 1

Step 1: download demo. Step 2: race in the rain. Step 3: buy game. Step 4: get Ford GT.<p>Gearheads, mark your calendars for September 1, because that's the day a playable demo of Forza Motorsport 6 will be available for the Xbox One, and that's just two weeks until the game's official release. A …

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Watch the Iconic Fast and Furious Drag Race Recreated in GTA V

The sweetest video you'll see all day.<p>In the final scene of <i>The Fast and the Furious</i>, Brian O'Connor's 1993 Toyota Supra races Dominic Toretto's 1970 Charger. It's an iconic race between a Japanese tuner and American muscle.<p>Youtuber DomesticMango has taken it upon himself to re-create this very …

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Learn the Art of Making a Car Drift on Command

Want to drift without crashing? Watch this.<p>Drifting and oversteer might not be fast, but it looks really damn cool when its done right. The problem is that if its done wrong it either looks lame or you crash, which looks really lame.<p>But champion racer Randy Pobst wants to help you learn how to …

This Video Will Make You Want to Stuff a Motorcycle Engine Into a Microcar

Gixxer engines mated to tiny Fiats makes for some outsized sound and fury.<p>They pop up occasionally here in the States: microcars beyond economical restoration. The Honda Z600 stored under a tree for 30 years. The Fiat 850 Spyder that ran when parked, but now has an engine that's a solidly-fused …

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The All-New Pushup Circuit That Builds Strong, Massive Shoulders

A great set can make your waist look slimmer, your arms look bigger, and your back look broader. Here's the circuit that will help you build bolder shoulders<p>When it comes to shoulders, the bolder, the better. One of the best ways to build a massive set: Pushups. But we're not talking about pounding …