Alec Levy-O'Brien

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Pump House

Originally conceived as storage for a water pump and various equipment, the Pump House retained its ruggedness even as it gained utility. Its setting …

This Mitsubishi Colt Galant is a GTO from Japan

The letters GTO have been used by several automakers – each from different countries. Depending on where your automotive enthusiasm is centered, you might associate the name with Pontiac or with Ferrari. But those weren't the only ones to use those letters. So did Mitsubishi.<p>In fact, the 3000GT …

Bugatti Vision Gran Turismo Becomes Ever-So-Slightly More Real

Bugatti has been parading its Vision Gran Turismo concept around for a while now. So far, it’s all been digital: the concept was designed for the wildly successful Gran Turismo 6 racing simulator, done up as a flight of fancy that didn’t have to obey the laws of physics and the demands of the real …

Sports Cars

Jaguar Land Rover Releases Epic On-Set Photos of James Bond 007 Spectre Movie Cars

In the upcoming James Bond movie <i>Spectre,</i> agent 007 drives an Aston Martin. As you’d expect. Bond’s foes in the new film also drive British rides, the three angry Anglo cars featured in <i>Spectre</i> all being Jaguar Land Rover products. If the cars look familiar, it’s because we’ve already seen some of …

Land Rover

Hyundai N Vision 2025 Gran Turismo Concept: Definitely Not a Hyundai Pony

The endless and endlessly entertaining march of Vision Gran Turismo virtual—and sometimes not-so-virtual—concept cars from real-life automakers designed to be plopped into Sony’s Gran Turismo video game continues, with Hyundai being the latest manufacturer to debut such a show car. Dubbed the N …

Sports Cars

New and Used Car Reviews, Car News and Prices

Let's get you back to homebase.<p>Expert reviews, car-shopping advice, features and specs, free price quotes, and more—all in our Buyer's Guide.<p>Our unbiased take on the latest vehicles of all styles.<p>Up-to-the-minute scoops and car news. If you need to know it, you'll find it here.<p>Road trips, in-depth …

Car Reviews

Aston Martin Boss on New DB11, DBX Crossover

Andy Palmer is not like most senior auto executives. Aston Martin’s CEO (and Nissan’s former product chief) definitely isn’t the sort of corporate automaton who talks in platitudes and is instead refreshingly willing to discuss the company’s future strategy. So a conversation at last weekend’s …

James Bond

2016 Ford Focus RS Configurator Goes Live, Confirms $36,605 Starting Price

The Ford Motor Company [NYSE:F] is about to answer the dreams of many automotive enthusiasts here in the United States by bringing over the …

2015 Subaru WRX Manual

The fourth-generation Subaru WRX is better on pavement than ever before. But it doesn't forsake its rally-car rawness.<p>From the April 2016 issue<p>It was a fitting send-off. Michigan’s late-hitting winter finally spilled a couple of inches of snow on the December day that our 2015 Subaru WRX’s odometer …

Ford Ranger Pickup May Return to U.S. By 2018

Compact-pickup buyers began pining for a new version of the venerable Ford Ranger as soon as the robots welded the trucks’ final frames four years ago, and you can count us among that lot. Now, according to anonymous big mouths in the <i>Detroit News</i>, Ford is not only planning to bring the …

General Motors

Report: Jeep Could Actually Build Wrangler-Based PIckup

The oft-teased idea of a pickup version of the Jeep Wrangler has gotten a new lease on life, according to a recent report in <i>Automotive News</i>. Springing from Fiat-Chrysler’s recent dealer meeting, the report says that a Jeep-branded mid-size pickup “could begin production in 2018,” depending on what …

Jeep

Production-Ready 2017 Infiniti Q30 Revealed Ahead of Frankfurt Debut

After a long, multi-year (and multi-concept-car) gestation, Infiniti’s all-new compact Q30 hatchback has finally been revealed. Scheduled to fully debut at the 2015 Frankfurt auto show this fall—so far Infiniti has only released the photo above—the Q30 marks Infiniti’s first foray into the …

Mercedes-Benz

2016 Jeep Wrangler Black Bear Edition Debuts

For years, Jeep has had difficulty building enough Wranglers to satisfy demand, but that hasn’t kept the brand’s marketing and product-planning troops from dreaming up new packages to enhance profitability and keep metal moving off the showroom floors. The latest is the Black Bear Edition, new for …

Boats

Peugeot’s Excellent Fractal Concept Headed to Frankfurt Show

Peugeot’s pushing its i-Cockpit infotainment system with the Fractal concept, but since we haven’t had Peugeots in the United States since before “infotainment” was a word, it’s a little lost on us. Regardless, the thing the system is wrapped in <i>is</i> pretty neat-looking—sort of an alt-Cooper …

Peugeot

Holy Toledo: Jeep Wrangler–Based Pickup Is Happening!

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Jeep

Citroen Cactus M Concept: Driving En Plein Air

Citroen just revealed a concept riff on the Cactus crossover that’s more beach than desert: The Cactus M, a topless beach cruiser that’s a spiritual, if not dimensionally faithful, successor to the 2CV-based Citroen Mehari of yore.<p>Delightfully described in the French-language press release as <i>“un</i> …

Beaches

Renault Debuts . . . a Pickup Truck? Huh?

From the people who brought you the delicate Dauphine and the dainty Le Car comes something completely different. Renault is leaving the fashionable streets of Paris far behind as it strikes out for the wildest West in this beefy pickup, which takes the name “Alaskan.”<p>The unlikely Alaskan is a …

Renault

Xcar shows off Twisted's take on Land Rover Defenders

After decades of production, the Land Rover Defender doesn't have much time left on the market, and we're already seeing the company commemorate the end of the line for the superb off-roader. British tuner Twisted isn't ready to let the flame die just yet, though. The aftermarket business …

13 Things Straight Guys Think Are “Girly” But Are Actually Sexy

When it comes to sexuality and gender roles, no one’s idea of what is and isn’t “okay” to enjoy is more fragile than that of a straight bro. While …

Porsche returns to Forza with Horizon 2 expansion [w/video]

Forza Horizon 2 Gets Stuttgart's Greatest Hits In Porsche Expansion<p>The bar for driving and racing game excellence has been raised to remarkable levels in recent years, and with titles making use of Xbox One and Playstation 4 hardware. But, if you're a fan of major franchises like <i>Forza Motorsport</i> …

Even In Cities Where It Rains America's Water Infrastructure Is a Mess

<i>It’s not just drought that can wreak havoc on water supply. Even cities with vast freshwater resources are facing urban water catastrophes. A massive</i> …

Five Times 'Game of Thrones' Went Above And Beyond The Books

As Game of Thrones marches toward the conclusion of its fifth season, the show and the books have started to diverge more than ever. This is mostly out of necessity, as Martin’s books are far too massive not to have anything lost in editing, and now as the showrunners are running out of books to …

TV Series

Here are the big winners in DARPA’s Robotics Challenge

A South Korean team has won DARPA‘s Robotic Challenge Finals, besting US rivals and taking home $2m after demonstrating its disaster-response ‘bot. …

Robotics

Samsung gets back to dissing Apple in new ads

Technically Incorrect: It seemed as if Samsung wasn't going to knock Apple anymore. Then came the NBA Finals and new ads for the Galaxy S6 Edge. And boy is that iPhone 6 a bad phone.<p><i>Technically Incorrect offers a slightly twisted take on the tech that's taken over our lives.</i><p>It seems so long since …

Gear & Gadgets

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Baltimore

Audi’s S3 super limited edition will come in 5 colors

Remember the Audi S3 that we took out for a drive last year? We noted that the sedan delivered its promised of performance that won’t fight you, …

US military tests a Tinker Bell-sized drone

There's no standard set for the shape or form of drones, and the Army plans to use that to its advantage. Here's where the Black Hornet Nano comes in. This micro drone, designed by Norway-based firm Prox Dynamics, is small enough to fit in the palm of your hand, measuring in at a mere 4 x 1 inches …

Did Red Bull Just Confirm Destiny's 'The Taken King' Expansion?

There’s a new leak about Destiny’s next expansion, and it comes from an unusual source: what appears to be a marketing partnership with energy drink company Red Bull, spotted by Twitter user Agrios Endendros. The boxes are clearly labelled with “Destiny” and “The Taken King,” lending more credence …

Activision Blizzard

Report: FCA Delays a Dozen New Models Including Jeep Wrangler

Just one year ago, Fiat Chrysler outlined an Ram and Ferraris Place in Fiat Chrysler’s Five Year Plan” target=”_blank”>ambitious $50 billion plan to create a slew of new models for each of its marquees over the next five years. But things have changed since then, according to a report from <i>Reuters</i>. …

Not Subtle: Euro 1976 BMW 520i

<b>5/29/2015 Update:</b> Five years later, this BMW is now on offer here on Craigslist in Austin, Texas for $4900. Special thanks to BaT reader Gordon P. …