Ryan Isherwood

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This Mad Genius Built The Strangest-Running BMW You Have Ever Seen

There’s a reason why I’m not even mad at this dude building the visually worst-running BMW I’ve ever laid eyes on. It actually has to be one of the …

Hero builds 697-horsepower, 552-ci Ford V12

What do you do if you have a couple of old Cleveland 302s laying around? If you're Jan Baker, you cut them up, weld them back together, and build the mighty V12 Ford never built.<p>The guy you see wrenching in this photo is Jan Baker: madman, genius, and my new personal hero.<p>Baker built the …

These Five States Could Legalize Marijuana in 2016

On Friday, Nevada lawmakers adjourned without voting on a petition submitted by residents to legalize marijuana and regulate it like alcohol. That …

This ambulance brake pedal is either broken or haunted

Either way, this ambulance is headed for an accident.<p>We're not so sure what's going on here. From the narration in this brief video, neither is the driver.<p>YouTuber The BG Csays this is the brake pedal in the ambulance he drives. He's under the impression it's a malfunction of the rig's ABS.<p>We're …

Goodyear to test self-inflating tires with truck fleets

Goodyear has announced plans to start testing its self-inflating tire technology on trucking fleets in the US and Canada, something that is set to …

Psychology: A simple trick to improve your memory

Want to enhance your memory for facts? Tom Stafford explains a counterintuitive method for retaining information.<p>If I asked you to sit down and remember a list of phone numbers or a series of facts, how would you go about it? There’s a fair chance that you’d be doing it wrong.<p>One of the interesting …

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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 …

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Smart ForTwo gets big-block V8, wins us over

Maybe they should call it the Smart FourSixtyTwo.<p>Laugh all you want, but those wheelie bars aren't there for irony. This Smart ForTwo is no longer the little city car that couldn't, thanks to owner Mark Cryer. Its new can-do attitude comes from a 462-cubic-inch Chevy V8 connected to a 9" Ford rear. …

The BMW Vision Gran Turismo is an imaginary M2 race car

Time to update your Gran Turismo 6 install.<p>BMW was the first automaker to announce its Vision Gran Turismo concept, one of a series of virtual cars designed exclusively for <i>Gran Turismo 6</i>, but it wasn't first to market. Mercedes beat it onto consoles with its wild creation and even went so far as to …

Continental Developing Tire Tread Depth Monitor

The “idiot light” is about to get smarter, which could mean drivers are about to get lazier. Continental is developing a tire pressure monitoring system (TPMS) that can measure tread depth and warn drivers when their tires are close to being bald.<p>New software and in-tire pressure sensors allow the …

48 epic dream hotels to visit before you die

A GOOD HOTEL CAN MAKE or break a trip. The worst hotel in the best place is still going to make retiring after a long day an unfortunate experience. …

2014 Koenigsegg One:1 Revealed: A Magic Ratio That Puts Bugatti to Shame

1341 horsepower and 273 mph, standard.<p>Smelling blood in the water surrounding the go-to hypercar of our day, the Bugatti Veyron, Koenigsegg is using the 2014 Geneva motor show to take a bite out of the Bug’s glory. The teeth? The One:1, a highly modified Agera R. So named for its (more or less) 1:1 …

2014 Opel Astra OPC Extreme

A near race car from Opel.<p>GM's German subsidiary Opel is alive and kicking. That's the message sent by the Astra OPC Extreme (or EXTREME, as Opel insists), which will be launched at the Geneva auto show. Powered by a 2.0-liter, direct-injected four-cylinder turbo that makes more than 300 …

Supersonic Jet Ditches Windows for Massive Live-Streaming Screens

Spike Aerospace is in the midst of building the first supersonic private jet. And when the $80 million S-512 takes off in December 2018, it won't …

Anki drive is the slot car racing game of the future, now [w/video]

This is <i>Anki Drive</i>. Developed by Boris Sofman, Mark Palatucci and Hanns Tappeiner, three doctorate-level robotics students at Carnegie Mellon, <i>Anki Drive</i> blends what we'd traditionally call slot-car racing with a <i>Mario Kart</i>-like ability to assault your competition and a Borg-like ability to learn and …

The World's Largest Building Is Open For Business

It could fit 20 Sydney Opera Houses inside it and has its own artificial sun.<p>The New Century Global Center, a behemoth Chinese officials are calling the world's largest standalone building, has finally opened in Chengdu, the capital of China's Sichuan province. The colossal structure has 5.5 …

Autoblog Green

In recent days and weeks, Tesla shares have seen some of their lowest prices in since they first surpassed $300 a year ago. Ahead of the announcement of the company's first-quarter production figures, amidst a Moody's downgrade, the price took a hit. The news of a fatal Autopilot crash in a Model X …

2013 Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse Top Speed Run

Faster Company: The Ultimate Convertible Sets a 254.04-mph Record<p>If you have an ounce of gasoline in your veins, you know all about the Bugatti Veyron. You know it has a quad-turbo 16-cylinder engine that makes more than 1000 hp. You know it will accelerate to 60 mph in about 2.7 seconds, go faster …

Supercar parade entering highway is mesmerizing

In what must have looked and sounded to motorists on the M6 like an invasion of The Swarm, a parade of 50 enthusiast gems leaving a charity event were caught shooting down the on-ramp and merging into traffic. There were plenty of Porsches joining the 959 and Ducktail above, Aston Martins going …

Watch Sebastien Loeb take first drive in Peugeot 208 T16 Pikes Peak racer

The annual Pikes Peak International Hill Climb is one of the few events in motorsport with an Unlimited Class that is truly... well, unlimited. To put the word 'unlimited' in perspective, consider the Red Bull-sponsored Peugeot 208 T16: its 3.2-liter bi-turbo V6 engine puts out 875 maximum …