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A frequent flier reveals the two words that will always get you an upgrade to first class

British expat and New York Times best-selling author Tilly Bagshawe knows a thing or two about flying.<p>She told Bloomberg that she typically flies around 100,000 miles a year, and has often managed to get herself bumped up from economy class without paying by deploying a two-word strategy.<p>Even when …

New York Times

15 of the Most Gorgeous and Iconic Headlights of All Time

Headlights are a defining feature of a car’s design. If you’re able to identify a car by its lights alone, even when 98 percent of a car is shrouded …

Jaguar Cars

2019 Porsche 911 GT3 RS Debuts, Looks Bad-Ass Because It Is

The 2019 Porsche 911 GT3 RS is Stuttgart’s answer to those who find that the $300,000-ish GT2 RS is out of reach. To the eye, the track-ready GT3 RS looks much like that one-digit-smaller, megapower Nürburgring blitzer, as the two cars’ wide-bodied exteriors share quite a lot, including …

Sports Cars

2018 Lamborghini Huracán Performante First Test Review

Praiseworthy: Lamborghini has arrived in the pantheon of the supercar<p>Those of you who couldn’t wait have already scrolled to the bottom and checked the chart, but for context as to how well the 2018 Lamborghini Huracán Performante performs under instrumented testing, let’s review the numbers.<p>Far …

Sports Cars

2018 BMW M5 Test | Review

Love affairs don’t always last. After we fell hard for the naturally aspirated V-8– and V-10–powered versions of the BMW M5, a twin-turbo V-8 M5 arrived for 2013 and left us a little cold. Sure, it had 560 horsepower, 502 lb-ft of torque, and a body by Atlas, but something that was core to our …

2018 Porsche 911 GT3 with Touring Package First Drive | Review

Here’s something intuition won’t tell you: The visceral Porsche 911 GT3 with the Touring package, which mandates a manual transmission and replaces the standard GT3’s freestanding rear wing with a version of the less effective variable spoiler fitted to most of the 911 line, is actually slower than …

This Is The Fascinating Way Lexus Created Its Absurdly Blue Wonder Paint

“Structural blue does not contain any blue material. It looks blue only because of the interference of light.” So begins the explanation of how Lexus …

Lexus

2019 Audi A7 First Drive: South African Soundtrack

Audi

Ford Mustang: A Brief History in Zero-to-60-MPH Acceleration

Sports Cars

2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 Sets Lap Record at VIR

GM steals Ford's thunder<p>Hot on the heels of Ford’s “accidental” lap record at Virginia International Raceway last week, Chevrolet gleefully announced that the upcoming 2019 Corvette ZR1 smashed the Ford GT’s still-fresh time by 1.37 seconds.<p>At the start of this satisfying and very patriotic series …

Sports Cars

2017 Ford GT First Test: The Price of Priceless

After our first car breaks, we get a second chance<p>The long, low sweep of bodywork absorbs the early morning sun and radiates a warm glow, the candy apple red paint providing the aura of smoldering coals. It’s a dreadfully chilly morning in the Mojave Desert as we huddle close to the car to catch …

The 10 Best Synthetic Down Jackets of 2018

Faux Feathers<p><i>Last Updated January, 2018: We’ve updated our guide of the best synthetic down jackets with the 10 best picks for Winter 2018. Prices</i> …

Backpacking

2017 Dodge Viper ACR

Making good on a 17-year-old promise.<p>I suppose it’s a sign you have a good job when people ask how you got it. For a lot of us, the answer is pure dumb luck, just being in the right place at the right time.<p>But I didn’t need luck, because I had Ginny Kowalski. I grew up just a half-hour from <i>Car and</i> …

Sports Cars

How to gauge when it's too dangerously cold to go outside

Things are getting more than a little chilly this winter.<p>The frigid waters of Lake Superior are looking steamy-hot as they waft into the below-zero air in northern Minnesota. On New Year's Day, the temperature dipped to a record low of negative 9 degrees Fahrenheit in Chicago. Ice chunks cluttered …

Weather

181 in a 75: Here Are the 20 Fastest Speeding Tickets in Texas in 2017

Everything's bigger in Texas.<p>YouTube | Hennessey Performance<p>Kyle CheromchaView Kyle Cheromcha's …

2017's movie posters if they told the truth

How would honest copywriters have pitched the big films of the year to audiences?

The 11 Best Movie Trailers of 2017, Ranked

From the chills of "The Killing of a Sacred Deer" to the revved up energy of "Baby Driver," relive the very best of 2017 movie trailers.<p>In an age …

First Tesla Model S station wagon is completed

We have been talking a lot about a Tesla station wagon lately since not one but two aftermarket modification companies are working on it.<p>Now one of those two companies has completed the very first working Model S station wagon.<p>Our last report was on RemetzCar, the maker of the Model S hearse, …

BMW M5 - All 6 Generations Exhaust sounds comparison

At the recent international media launch of the new BMW F90 M5 (our drive review here), BMW has brought out the entire generation of M5 models, from …

Here's The Scientific Difference Between Summer And Winter Tires

We’re in it. The time is now. The <i>scary</i> time. That time of year when it’s just a little too cold for summer tires, but just a little too warm for …

Weather

Here Are Five Great Winter Driving Tips

The temperatures are dropping, snow will start to fall and soon, seemingly everyone on the roads will collectively forget how to drive in the first …

Boston Dynamics' Atlas robot can backflip now

Boston Dynamics released a video of its humanoid robot Atlas hopping and doing backflips. It's the second time this week the company has teased an updated robot.

Robotics

The 11 Best Down Jackets of Winter 2018

Duck, Duck, Goose!<p><i>Last Updated January, 2018: We’ve updated our guide of the best down jackets with the 11 best picks for Winter 2018. We’ve added 11</i> …

Here Are the 10 Cars You're Most Excited About for 2018

Sports Cars

2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1: Live Pictures

Sports Cars

Buried For Up to 50,000 Years, a Perfectly Frozen Cave Lion Cub Was Just Found in Siberia

There is talk about cloning!<p>With its head resting on its paw, the remains of a cave lion cub found frozen in Siberia could have been sleeping in the …

Paleontology

These Are the 13 Best-Sounding Six Cylinder Cars You Can Buy

2017 Audi RS3

A four-door mouse with the heart of a lion.<p>The hot cars created by Audi’s performance division (formerly known as Quattro GmbH, now called Audi Sport) often have been as expensive as they are awesome. Witness the $55,450 2017 RS3 sedan, the entry point to Ingolstadt’s go-fast inner circle. …

Bang & Olufsen

Climber kills himself after girlfriend's avalanche death

Just two weeks before renowned climber Hayden Kennedy killed himself following the death of his girlfriend in an avalanche in Montana, he wrote on a climbing blog that he had watched too many friends die in the mountains over the last few years.<p>"I've realized something painful. It's not just the …

Endlessly Swap Between Porsches for as Little as $2,000 a Month

Porsche Passport is a new subscription service like Cadillac's Book<p>Porsche announced today that it’s launching a new month-to-month subscription service called Porsche Passport, giving members on-demand access to up to 22 different Porsche variants. The program, which launches first in Atlanta, …

Automotive Design