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Mercedes-Benz to drop V6 engines in favor of new inline-sixes

An inline-six can be built alongside an inline-four.<p>As much as some of us would like to think otherwise, building cars is a business. In order to cut down on variations and streamline production processes, Mercedes-Benz told a roundtable of journalists this week that the company would be dropping …

Netflix codes: The secret numbers that unlock thousands of hidden films and TV shows

Netflix's incredibly niche, personalised subgenres have long captivated movie nerds, from "Steamy Crime Movies from the 1970s" to "Period Pieces About Royalty Based on Real Life".<p>The genres, based on a complicated algorithm that uses reams of data about users' viewing habits to recommend exactly …

Entertainment

The premium-fuel secret: You almost never need it

Even if the fuel cap says it's "Recommended"<p>Premium fuel is like magic for cars, right, even for cars that don't need it? That's what everyone says. "My car is in great shape because I only put premium in it." "I get better fuel economy when I use premium." "I like to drive fast, so I use premium …

Fuel Efficiency

Best engine tech from the 2017 L.A. auto show

Cooley shows you the best under hood tech that's on its way to showrooms now.<p>There's a lot of electric innovation going on in cars, but a hybrid in a Jeep? Some never saw - or always feared - that one coming. I'll also give you a look at a part time mega-hybrid in a Mercedes and a new engine from …

A slew of new engine tech at the LA Auto Show

Check out a hybrid in a Jeep and a booster in a Mercedes that may achieve low earth orbit.

Meet the SCG 004S, the More Affordable Followup to the $2 Million SCG 003

SCG calls it a "fully legal race car for the road"<p>Late last month, Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus teased a new car on its Facebook page. Glickenhaus said he was targeting a price around $400,000, a power output of 650 hp, and a weight of about 2,500 pounds. He also promised a six-speed gated manual …

New details emerge on Inifiniti QX50’s unique new variable-compression engine

More power and torque but higher efficiency in a lightweight four-cylinder package.<p>Infiniti will release the world's first production variable-compression engine when it releases the 2019 QX50 midsize SUV sometime next year. Now we have some new details on the innovative new engine, which Infiniti …

2020 Tesla Roadster Makes Surprise Debut, Does 0-60 in 1.9 Seconds

Second-gen EV sports car has claimed 620-mile range<p>Tesla didn’t just have its highly anticipated semi-truck to reveal on Thursday. The electric car maker surprised everyone when one of the semis unloaded an all-new Tesla Roadster from its trailer. Tesla claims the sleek, targa-top two-door can …

Bentley Takes Wraps Off Its New Race Car

Following the recent reveal of the second-generation Bentley Continental GT, the British brand is pulling the wraps off its all-new Continental GT3 race car.<p>Like its roadgoing counterpart, the new Continental GT3 wears redesigned bodywork that incorporates the brand’s latest styling cues. The race …

Honda Creates a Mid-Engined Sports Car, but There’s a Catch

What you’re looking at is the rumored baby NSX that has been talked about among Honda fanatics for quite some time. We have bad news and good news about it: It’s not a real car, but you can drive it—at least virtually. The Honda Sports Vision Gran Turismo is a digitally rendered concept car made …

Someone Knocked Over Ducati's Ultra-Expensive V4 Superbike

The four-cylinder, 226-horsepower Ducati Panigale V4 Speciale is the new flagship superbike from the Italian motorcycle maker.<p>Ducati recently announced the next generation of superbike, the 1,103-cc four-cylinder v-twin-powered screamer known as the Panigale V4. The 2018 bike usurps the iconic …

How Honda Virtually Eliminated Torque Steer In the Civic Type R

The new Civic Type R sends 306 hp to its front wheels. You'd think it'd be a torque-steering mess, but thanks to clever engineering, it's not.<p>Among hot hatchbacks, the Ford Focus RS and Volkswagen Golf R both embrace all-wheel drive, but Honda took a different route with the Civic Type R. To keep …

Mercedes marks new G-Class by recalling top 9 moments in G-Wagen history

The next-generation Mercedes-Benz G-Class goes primetime at the 2018 Detroit Auto Show. Intel so far points to four inches of additional width and a wider track, some extra length, electromechanical steering, independent front suspension, a new instrument panel and infotainment controls, and nearly …

Toyota's V12 Is One of the World's Great Sounding Engines

You might not know the 1GZ-FE. After you hear it, you'll want to.<p>Toyota is most famous for the straight-six in the Supra, the 2JZ. Perhaps it deserves more recognition for the 1GZ.<p><i>Welcome to Better Than Coffee, your daily dose of car sounds designed to help you kick that caffeine habit.</i><p>Toyota's 1GZ …

McLaren P1 Replacement Debuts December 10

Bespoke 720S debuts in Dubai<p>McLaren announced at the 2017 Dubai International Motor Show that it will debut the next Ultimate Series car online on Sunday, December 10.<p>The replacement for the brilliant McLaren P1 hasn’t been around for too long, however, the way the P1 entered and changed the …

Chevy Is Aiming for a Sub-Seven Minute Corvette ZR1 Nürburgring Lap

Add 755 horsepower to a huge carbon wing and Michelin's stickiest road rubber, and the result is hopefully a Nordschleife lap under seven minutes.<p>While the new Corvette ZR1 was developed at the Nürburgring, the final prototypes haven't had the chance yet to attempt a record run. Due to the rules of …

Honda’s Yusuke Hasegawa: “Our package showed decent speed during each session“

<b>Honda</b>‘s Head of F1 Project, <b>Yusuke Hasegawa</b>, felt the <b>MCL32</b> package performed strongly at the <b>2017 Brazilian Grand Prix</b> on Sunday, showing good pace …

Sport24.co.za | 'Hamilton and Vettel wouldn't work as team-mates'

Flavio Briatore doubts Lewis Hamilton will ever join Sebastian Vettel at Ferrari, saying he "cannot co-exist" with the German.

The best racing video games

With racing video games, there's a couple of key subgenres. The first is the driving simulator, an intense, immersive experience where every detail is considered for when you get behind the virtual wheel, while the second is the arcade-like experience, where realism is left to one side in favour of …

Gaming

Australian Grand Prix considered major Formula 1 circuit changes

Australian Grand Prix chiefs have decided against a bold plan to change the current Albert Park Formula 1 layout to help create another overtaking …

Inside Ferrari: how the world’s most famous cars are made

To mark the 70th anniversary of Ferrari, Ferrari and the Design Museum in London invited WIRED inside Ferrari's car factory in Maranello, Italy to …

Ferrari

Lewis Hamilton: Former F1 chiefs fire warnings to Sebastian Vettel about Mercedes driver

The Ferrari driver saw his Formula One title dreams crushed for this season when he failed to finish in the top two at the Mexican Grand Prix.<p>But he …

Here’s how to actually remove pesticides from your fruit — including the organic ones

Following is a transcript of the video.<p>Do you rinse your fruits and vegetables before eating? Water can't get rid of all those pesticides.<p>This is because some produce, like apples, soak the chemicals inside, making it impossible to wash off. Some opt for the organic ingredients but produce grown …

Complete Test Results from the 2018 Road & Track Performance Car of the Year

If you read our Performance Car of the Year test, you know how each car performs subjectively, but what about their hard numbers?<p>Compiled here is all our test data with everything you need to know about how each car accelerates, brakes, and handles. Nine of the ten cars (we were unable to get test …

House Republicans want to scrap the $7,500 EV tax credit

They want to dump all kinds of other clean-energy tax breaks, too.<p>WASHINGTON — House Republicans are proposing to eliminate a $7,500 tax credit for electric vehicles that could hurt automakers like General Motors, Tesla and Nissan that are selling larger numbers of EVs — and others such as …

Electric Vehicles

Aston Martin Likes What it Sees With F1's 2021 Engine Plans

Says it's "encouraged" by recent meetings<p>Formula 1 is set to introduce new engine rules in 2021, and when it does, there’s a good chance Aston Martin will become an engine supplier. We first heard the British automaker was interested back in September, but F1 teams recently met with the FIA and …

The McLaren 720S Is Better Than Coffee

The 2018 Road & Track Performance Car of the Year also sounds epic.<p>We don't pick our Performance Car of the Year based on how it sounds. But music out of the engine can't really hurt.<p><i>Welcome to Better Than Coffee, your daily dose of car sounds designed to help you kick that caffeine habit.</i><p>The …

2017 SEMA Show Mega Photo Gallery

Here are the eye-popping cars of the show, all in one place.<p>Here, all together in one place for your scrolling pleasure, are the cars, trucks, SUVs, monster RVs, and a stray engine or two, from the SEMA show. Enjoy!<p>ScienceofSpeed Dream Project Acura NSX:<p>Audi TT Clubsport Turbo Concept:<p>2018 BMW M3 …

McLaren Gets Small for the Holidays

$47 P1 for pee-wees rolls out<p>It’s never too early to get them started, right? For the holidays, McLaren is rolling out a fresh new batch of P1s for sale for a limited time or at least while supplies last.<p>Yes, now you can buy a McLaren P1 of your very own—and for only $47.05 at today’s current …

What Car Would You Buy if You Could Get it With a Manual Transmission?

We can think of plenty of cars that would be improved by a stick shift. What's yours?<p>There are a few cars out there that would be perfect with a manual transmission—but for one reason or another, they were only offered with an automatic. These cars usually check all the boxes, save for the most …