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First Drive: The World's First 3D-Printed Car Is a Blast to Drive

A little quality time behind the wheel of the Local Motors Strati roadster.<p>This spring Fiat Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne called out the auto industry for the staggering amount of money it wastes in the design and manufacture of cars. His solution is based on classic business principles: …

Q by Aston Martin Vanquish "One of Seven" Edition

Founder and head of German high-tech bicycle manufacturer Storck Bikes, sports car enthusiast<p>Founder and head of German high-tech bicycle manufacturer Storck Bikes, sports car enthusiast Markus Storck recently commissioned Aston Martin to craft seven bespoke luxury vehicles via its Q imprint — the …

These Far-Out F1 Concepts Are What Racecars Should Be

Designer and motorsports enthusiast Andries van Overbeeke imagines a world in which Formula One cars are actually innovative—and amazing.<p>Designer and motorsports enthusiast Andries van Overbeeke imagines a world in which Formula One cars are actually innovative—and amazing.

The new Porsche 911 GT3 RS at Goodwood Festival of Speed 2015

Official: 2016 Ford Focus RS Makes 345 HP, 324 LB-FT

We were already excited about the <b>Ford Focus RS</b> when we thought it had “more than 315 hp,” and now the official horsepower number from Ford has us chomping at the bit to drive this new hot hatch. The 2016 Ford Focus RS hatchback’s 2.3-liter engine puts out 345 hp and 324 lb-ft of torque, putting …

Ford Motor Company

How 40,000 Tons of Cosmic Dust Falling to Earth Affects You and Me

Book Talk<p>Our bodies are made of remnants of stars and massive explosions in the galaxies, authors say.<p>Astrophysics and medical pathology don't, at first sight, appear to have much in common. What do sunspots have to do with liver spots? How does the big bang connect with cystic …

Stanford University

650 Horsepower: LS3 Swapped 1987 Aston Martin Vantage Volante

This 1987 Aston Martin Vantage Volante runs a 650 HP LS3 in place of its original, quad cam, Tadek Marek designed V8, the seller quoting more than …

Aston Martin Vantage

Ricciardo Races Red Bull F1 Car Against F/A-18 Hornet (W/Video)

Daniel Ricciardo raced his Red Bull Formula 1 race car against RAAF (Royal Australian Air Force) pilot Flight Lieutenant Michael Keightley in an F/A-18 Hornet ahead of the Australian Grand Prix. The race between the race car and fighter jet was captured in this new video.<p>In the video, Ricciardo, …

Auto Racing

Old DB7

Paul Walker, ‘Fast and Furious’ actor, dies in Porsche Carrera GT

Police are looking at speed as a factor in the crash that killed two<p>Paul Walker, the 40-year-old actor who was one of the faces of the “Fast and Furious” movie franchise, died Saturday in a single-car crash in Santa Clarita, California, and police on Sunday were looking at speed as a factor in the …

Porsche

2013 Subaru BRZ Limited Automatic First Test

Auto-Tragic<p>Let’s face it: The 2013 Subaru BRZ is many things — including fun and rewarding — but it’s never been quick. I’ve defended the BRZ and its Scion sibling on <i>Motor Trend</i> as bargain driver’s cars not at all underpowered for what they are. And while the 2013 Subaru BRZ Limited Automatic …

Jeep

2013 Range Rover Supercharged vs. Mercedes-Benz GL63 AMG

Status Apparatus: A Shopping Suggestion for the Recently Drafted Athlete<p>Congratulations! You’ve just been picked 127th in the NFL/NBA/NHL draft! There’s a jersey and a big, fat contract with your name on it. Now then, how will you spend your newfound fortune and let everyone back home know that you …

Land Rover Range Rover

2012 Intermeccanica 356A Carrera Speedster First Drive

Having 'Vintage' Your Way<p>Unlike the vast majority of American car buyers, I custom-ordered the only brand-new car I ever bought — a 1986 Dodge Lancer Turbo that talked (“a door is ajar!”) — with every available option except the fun-sapping three-speed slushbox, the mass-up-high sunroof, and the …

Patent Law

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Aston Martin on Twitter: ""It’s a stunning car and a stunning drive." The Motor Report test the New Aston Martin DB9: http://t.co/jkpFXHHa6c http://t.co/oX9fS8YjkR"

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Aston Martin Vanquish - Advanced Engineering, Exquisite Styling

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Autoblog: New Cars, Used Cars for Sale, Car Reviews and News

Does it have enough to take the electric record?<p>VW I.D. R Pikes Peak car leads the pack in practice times<p>Trump threat is 'against all the logic of …

Car Reviews

The World's Most Expensive Motor Home Includes Rooftop Terrace & Bar For $3.1 Million (PHOTOS)

When we think of caravans, we don't usually associate them with luxury. That was, of course, until we saw the eleMMent Palazzo, the world's most expensive motor home.<p>Currently worth $3.1 million, the 430-square-foot vehicle has a huge master bedroom, fireplace and even a rooftop terrace, according …

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 …

Sports Cars

2014 Audi R8 V10 Plus vs. 2014 Nissan GT-R Track Pack

Gods of War: All-Wheel-Drive Supercar Titans Face Off<p>It doesn’t get much faster than these two. The Audi R8 and Nissan GT-R tear relentlessly at the pavement with four driven wheels and an uninterrupted supply of thrust courtesy of twin-clutch transmissions. Want a quicker all-wheel-drive car? Your …

Nissan GT-R

BMW M3 Generation Drive

E30, E36, E46, E92 - Gotta Drive 'Em All<p>Soon, we’ll bid farewell to the E92 M3, a car that’s received no shortage of praise from us over the years. With its departure will also come the end of the naturally aspirated engines that have powered the M3 for nearly 30 years. To give them a proper …

Porsche 918 Spyder First Drive

Easy Rider: Hybrid AWD Power and Savvy Software Make Le Mans-Level Performance Accessible to Mere Mortals<p>Thursday, May 8 dawns grey and threatening over Leipzig, Germany, home of what will soon become the VW conglomerate’s second-most extreme and expensive supercar, following the Veyron (ignoring …

Carbon Fiber

Mercedes-Benz 190E 2.3-16 vs. BMW M3

Pay Attention To The Clatter: The Forbidden Mercedes Homologation Special Meets the Legendary BMW it Inadvertently Created.<p>Dense morning air caresses their exquisitely crafted bodies with passing clouds of condensation, a temporary fog on paintwork as reflective as an undisturbed pond. Rear …

Classic Cars

2013 Nissan GT-R Black Edition Verdict

Godzilla Goes Bye-Bye<p>Throughout its 13-month loan, our GT-R Black Edition was in constant motion — whether as a participant in signature events like our Best Driver’s Car (November 2012), in comparison tests against supercars such as the Porsche 911 Turbo S (June 2012), or as a foil to other …

Nissan GT-R

2014 Audi R8 Spyder First Test

The Star Car<p>We’ve had many a kind word for the Audi R8, which has dazzled us with accessible performance and showstopping looks. We even went so far as to name the supercar our Best Handling Car (now Best Driver’s Car) a few years back. Underlying all that praise, though, was an angry caveat: The …

Streaming Media

Audi R8 V8 Spyder vs. Mercedes-Benz SL63 AMG vs. Porsche 911 S Cabriolet

Zee gut, Zee badÄss, und Zee AMG: Three topless wonders tackle the mean streets of Utah<p>The modern German car industry is miraculous, if for no other reason than the multitude of methods employed to skin the same old cat. Take the three sporty convertibles we’ve assembled for this comparison test: …

Mandarin Oriental

2013 Range Rover Supercharged First Test

Suit, Tie, and Gore-Tex Boots.<p>“So, I’ve been getting a massage this whole time,” says a smiling Jonny Lieberman. I’m riding shotgun, and for the last 15 minutes have been trying desperately to keep a GoPro Hero3 in focus. The supple leather multi-function seats coddling our glutes belong to a …

Land Rover Range Rover

First Drive: Mercedes-Benz CLA Class CLA 45 4Matic 4dr Tip Auto

<b>So, AMG junior is here then…</b><p>It certainly is, available as either A45 AMG (here in August) or CLA 45 AMG (October). Here we’re going to concentrate on …