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FBI arrests four college basketball assistants on charges of fraud

Four NCAA assistant basketball coaches were indicted in a fraud and corruption scheme — which also included managers, financial advisers and representatives of a major international sportswear company — by federal authorities on Tuesday.<p>According to the FBI complaints made public, the four coaches …

Corruption

Subaru Releases In-Car Footage of Record Nurburgring Run

Ride along for a ‘Ring time of just 6:58.9<p>The latest titan to tackle the Nürburgring Nordschleife usually can’t hang with the top-spec super and hypercars that tend to eat the Green Hell for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. After all it’s just a rally car—we speak of course of the Subaru WRX …

Marines and Special Operators Declare War on Hurricane Irma

The monster storm is so serious that the Pentagon is sending thousands who trained for urban and amphibious operations to Florida.<p>PARKLAND, …

Debris shows Houston's recovery from Harvey, in photos

HOUSTON (AP) — Houston-area neighborhoods that were full of Harvey's floodwater last week are now full of debris: waterlogged furniture, ruined …

Extreme Weather

Going Inside Porsche's Secret Vault Left Me On The Edge Of Madness

There exists a small warehouse in the Zuffenhausen neighborhood of the German city of Stuttgart. It belongs to Porsche, but they don’t like to say …

The Ferrari Portofino Is The New Entry-Level Ferrari

I really like using the words ‘entry-level’ and ‘Ferrari’ in the same headline. They sound weird together, but it’s genuinely a thing that exists, …

Most Republicans see U.S. colleges as too 'liberal and political'

Earlier this summer, data from the Pew Research Center revealed that 58% of Republicans surveyed believe universities negatively impact the way things are going in the U.S. But 72% of Democrats believed that universities have a positive impact on the country. So, clearly, there’s a partisan divide …

Finally, A McLaren For The Children

The overarching problem with McLarens, if you ask me, is that they are simply too fast and too large for children to sit in comfortably. No child is …

FYI, Now Is A VERY Good Time To Visit Canada

Remember how everyone was all, "If Trump wins, I'm moving to Canada"?<p>How's that going? (Okay, sorry.)<p>Yes, permanently relocating north of the border …

How Volvo Lost The Plot

Depending on your sense of history, you might remember when Volvos were deemed “boxy but nice.” Maybe even farther back you recall the sleek P1800. …

NASCAR champ Jimmie Johnson reveals brief cancer scare, is back to racing

Seven-time series winner went to NYC to have it cut out after his 83rd career win last Sunday<p>Seven-time NASCAR big-series driving champion Jimmie …

Saleen 30-Year Championship Mustang makes 730 horsepower

750 for the track version.<p>Saleen, the well-known Ford Mustang tuner, announced two 30-Year Championship Commemorative Edition models, one for the street and one for the track. In 1987, Steve Saleen's team won the 1987 driver, manufacturer, team, and tire SCCA ESCORT Endurance Championships. Saleen …

Watch Humanity Peak As a Ute Does a Burnout While Being Towed by Another Ute

Two Australians with a dream made history. They achieved burnout nirvana.<p>Australian car culture is bizarre.<p>On one hand, there's a large public opposition to reckless driving–see the outcry over the Ford Focus RS's Drift Mode–while on the other hand, there are people who drive 600-hp mini trucks. …

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A First Test-Drive of the Mercedes-Benz Maybach S550: Definitely Worth The Wait

We’d asked our pals at Mercedes-Benz for something/anything to push around and write about while making the journey from Philadelphia to New York City to Westchester County. We like all Benzes so whatever they had was fine, we mumbled, figuring a C-class might be forthcoming.<p>“How about a Maybach …

Top Gear claims BMW 4 Series is the best car in its class

Sometimes in sports, winning ugly is better than not winning at all. For instance, let’s say a team wins the game but they didn’t necessarily beat …

These 14 giant corporations dominate the global auto industry

The automotive industry has experienced some incredible growth over the past couple of years. In the US alone, more than 30 automotive brands vie for the 17 million autos that are sold each year.<p>Around the world, even more brands are selling everything from tiny economy cars to million-dollar …

Automotive Industry

Asylum Seekers Flee Trump's America to This Tiny Canadian Town

Asylum Seekers

Acura Ditched Its Old Creepy Beak-Nose Because No One Wanted To Look At It

Acura believes that awkward looks—not drivetrain, features or anything else—were what kept buyers from flocking to the TLX reports <i>Automotive News</i>. …

A Porsche has towed a 285-tonne jumbo jet

A car has broken a world record for towing. Which perhaps might not make it onto TopGear.com ordinarily, but that car is a Porsche. And it was towing …

Denny Hamlin drops brutally honest answer about empty seats at Richmond

RICHMOND, Va. – The grandstands were scattered with numerous bare spots Sunday at Richmond International Raceway, at least compared with marquee races and events.<p>The Toyota Owners 400 is no different than any other race, though. A win is still a win, and the drivers are still awarded NASCAR’s new …

Motorsport

China welcomes U.S. saying it's open to talks on North Korea

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said a “major, major conflict” with North Korea was possible over its nuclear and ballistic missile programmes, while China said the situation on the Korean peninsula could escalate or slip out of control.<p>A U.S. Navy MH-60R Sea Hawk helicopter from …

1,000-HP 2017 Trans Am 455 Super Duty Bows in New York

Supercharged 7.4-liter LT1 V-8 makes 1,046 lb-ft of torque<p>Although the 840-hp (on 100 octane race fuel) 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon has been blowing up the internet, another high-powered American muscle car was also introduced at the 2017 New York auto show. Florida-based Trans Am Worldwide …

RST Special Edition Chevrolet Tahoe and Suburban Offer Upgraded Style and Performance

The ongoing industry-wide effort to imbue bulky full-size SUVs with styling cues and driving dynamics that intrinsically belie their hefty, oversize stature gains momentum with Chevrolet’s announcement of RST packages for the Tahoe and the Suburban.<p>RST stands for Rally Sport Truck, and the packages …

Pontiac should come back as a performance division for GM

Pontiac deserves a rebirth.<p>For decades the Pontiac brand was known as GM's performance brand. From the 1964 Pontiac GTO, to the 1967 Firebird, to the 1984 Fiero, to the 2006 Solstice Turbo, and 2009 G8 GXP, Pontiac had a reputation for building exciting cars, with bold styling and performance to …

The Dodge Demon Was Nearly a Miata-Sized Roadster

A far cry from Dodge's upcoming drag monster.<p>Next week, Dodge will finally take the cover off the Challenger SRT Demon, a drag-ready monster based off the already ridiculous Hellcat. Interestingly, the Dodge Demon could have been a very different car. A rear-wheel drive roadster designed to compete …

You've Lost That Lovin' Feeling: Why Steering Feel Matters

From the April 2017 issue<p>We are often accused of focusing too unrelentingly on minutiae at the expense of the bigger picture. Indeed, we are terriers on a rat when it comes to the nuances of a car’s brake modulation, damping refinement, and steering feel. With cars these days, the story is in the …