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If You Own A Purple Porsche 911 GT3 RS You Better Do Donuts In It

The Porsche 911 GT3 RS usually comes in some kind of wild special-edition paint color. On the 991 generation, Ultraviolet was the coolest of the …

Everything you need to know about the JPEG-killing HEIF format Apple is adopting

HEIF is the new photo format that Apple is using to replace JPEG. And it probably will replace JPEGs, because the iPhone is the most popular, most-used camera in the world, and as of iOS 11, most iPhones will be switching from JPEG to HEIF.<p>But what is HEIF? What makes it better than JPEG? And what …

Driving through the ages – every European Car of the Year (COTY) winner since 1964

Aston Martin Lagonda: Driving First-Class

ATL to ORD in The Lagonda.<p>By mid-afternoon we're in the low mountains of Kentucky, moving at a velocity that would make Frank Matthews proud. The front Escort begins beeping, casually at first, then insistently. I <i>peep</i> off the cruise control and get on the brakes as the warning goes solid. The rear …

A Brief and Beautiful History Of Ferrari’s Road and Racing Specials

Asking when Ferrari began offering track-ready specials to customers is a silly question, because Ferrari has been doing it since the very beginning. …

The brain’s miracle superpowers of self-improvement

We used to believe our brains were hardwired at birth. Now we believe we can will them to change. Is that true? Will Storr analyses the truth and hokum about 'neuroplasticity'.<p>For years she had tried to be the perfect wife and mother but now, divorced, with two sons, having gone through another …

The Brain

Apple CarPlay could completely disrupt the auto industry in one important way — and we tried it

General Motors, for one, will be making Apple CarPlay available on nearly its entire 2016 model lineup, according to Consumer Reports. Android Auto will come later.<p>We recently spent a few days with CarPlay in a 2016 GM vehicle, and the experience was a mixed bag. But that might have had more to do …

Car Tech

Urban Ion Motorcycles : motorized bicycle

Commuters looking for an environmentally friendly yet efficient way to travel around urban hubs can look no further than the KTM Ion Concept …

Driving James Bond's Aston Martin DB10 From 'SPECTRE'

Ask any car enthusiast about “bucket list” items and you’ll get a pretty consistent series of activities. Participate in a professional race event. Personally experience the top speed of a supercar. Lap the Nurburgring. Drive the Batmobile (the original 1960s version, not any of those bizarre …

Aston Martin V8 Vantage Reviews: Research New & Used Models

James Bond’s “Spectre”: 10 Aston Martin DB10 Facts You Need to Know

From Aston With Love<p>Although Bond has been seen behind the wheel of everything from a drop-top Toyota 2000GT to an AMC Hornet, most people associate the special agent with an Aston Martin. And while the latest Daniel Craig Bond is the edgiest the franchise has ever been, in many ways the filmmakers …

10 Places You Have to See to Believe

Are you ready for your daily dose of wanderlust (and then some)? These wonders around the world—from Seussian flower fields to seas that shine like stars—simply must been seen to be believed.

Video Shows the Evolution of the Bond Car

A look back at all the Bond cars to grace the silver screen.<p>The first James Bond movie came out in 1962 with actor Sean Connery originating the role of the famous spy. He would go on to play Bond for the next few installments, but ever since the first film it was established that the movies weren’t …

Watch Andrea Iannone take out a bird with his Ducati

If you only watch one race of the 2015 MotoGP season, make it the masterpiece that just concluded at Phillip Island in Australia. For those who've yet to watch the race, we won't spoil it, other than to say that the entire event, from start to finish, is must-watch motorsport action. For those who …

The definitive guide to 007's cars?

Frédéric Brun's new book, James Bond Cars, is an Aston-to ZiL look at the 007 movies, from Dr No to Spectre.<p>The James Bond films are full of intrigue and glamour and explosions and gadgets — and a whole lot of martinis and bikinis — but for a certain subset of fans, the stars will always be the …

Refreshing or Revolting: 2016 BMW M2

How does the 1M Coupe's successor stack up?<p>BMW has finally developed a successor to the 1 Series M Coupe, and the 2016 BMW M2 is ready to fill those shoes. As the smallest and likely most affordable vehicle in the M lineup, the M2 was developed on the Nürburgring and is powered by a …

A Quick Run Through the History of the Porsche 911

This is how an icon evolves.<p>Born in 1963, the Porsche 911 has become a legend. And while it may still look similar, it's actually come a long way. Here are the changes that the 911 went through to become the car that it is today, and the trivia you need to impress your friends.

10 Roads That Lead to the End of the Earth [Sponsored] – Feature

Even in the day of GPS, there are still lost roads. These are the most extreme and isolated passes on the planet.<p>Ice Road to Tuktoyaktuk, Canada<p>Distinction: Northernmost road in North America, open only during the heart of winter.<p>In the summer, the only way to get to Tuktoyaktuk, a town of fewer …

The 20 Greatest Driving Roads in the World

A great road challenges everyday notions. But most of all, it elicits a thrill. These 20 mythic highways inspire us to hit the road.<p>If you're gonna hit the road, hit some of the best roads on Earth.

A Brief History of Legendary BMW Tuning House Alpina

At a half-century, BMW's unofficial tuning arm is stronger than ever. Find out where its been, and where its going.<p>In a sleepy hamlet outside the city of Munich, a handful of engineers and designers are constantly at work to try to extract even more performance and luxury from BMW models—as of this …

Ten of the Most Bizarre Ferraris Ever Built

Some of the stranger creations to leave Maranello.<p>While Ferrari is known for building some of the most gorgeous and memorable road cars to ever exist. But in all its years in existence, Ferrari has also built some cars that are lesser known, questionably styled, or flat out weird.<p>Some of them are …

We Hear: Red Bull, Aston Martin Could Develop Extreme Road Car

Aston Martin could develop an “ultra-high-performance road car” in collaboration with Red Bull Racing’s designer Adrian Newey. If it happens, the new model would compete with cars such as the McLaren P1 GTR and Ferrari FXX K, Autocar reports.<p>Although Newey currently works with Red Bull Racing, the …

Expert Tips For a Better Golf Game

The top names in golf share pointers on everything from your swing to your shoes<p>Men, if you’re ever going to get back into golf, this is the weekend.<p>The U.S. Open is being held at Chambers Bay Golf Course, a fairly new public track outside of Tacoma, Washington. For much of the country, that means …

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Is Next Battery Advance Not In Chemistry But Fabrication?

Electric cars today are hampered by relatively short ranges, long charging times, and higher costs than comparable internal-combustion models--all …

James May Drives The Ferrari 488 GTB: Video

Though he’s no longer working on new episodes of <i>Top Gear</i>, James May is keeping himself busy with other tasks, one of which was driving the new …

Honda confirms $184,000 street legal superbike

Honda has entered the street legal superbike race with a race replica retailing for an eye-popping $184,000.<p>Later this year, the company will start selling a limited run of its RC213V-S -- the consumer edition of the production motorcycle that Marc Marquez has raced to two world …

Motorcycles

Kawasaki H2R hits 206 mph at Isle of Man

The Isle of Man's Snaefell Mountain Course is the most dangerous track in the world to race a motorcycle, claiming the lives of hundreds of riders over the years. Depending on your outlook, that makes the feat recently attained by Kawasaki rider James Hillier either incredibly brave or utterly …

Photographer Creates Stunning Symmetric Images with Light and Reflection

<b>All Photographs (c) Ferdinand Choffray, Courtesy of Ferdinand Choffray</b><p>Could symmetrical composition be part of defining beauty? Symmetry makes it attractive. This is what we've been told. When applied to photography, the binomial equilibrium and proportion can create striking images.<p>The shots of</b> …

Photography

10 of the world’s best natural wonders … that you’ve probably never heard of

Mendenhall ice caves, Alaska, US<p>Imagine standing in a natural glassy dome illuminated by eerie blue light … A visit to Mendenhall ice caves is a rare chance to step into the heart of a glacier. The 12-mile-long stretch of ice (it is getting shorter every day, because of global warming) near Juneau …

North Island