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Tesla destroys Dodge Challenger Hellcat at dragstrip

But you can bet on a rematch for this one.<p>This matchup was bound to happen.<p>In the near lane, you've got a 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat, a 707-horse dream machine seemingly built as the vehicular embodiment of "AMERICA, F**K YEAH"—a retro-styled ICBM on wheels, one that Dodge says will do the …

Sports Cars

How to Make Flavorful, Healthy Vegetarian Meals

Vegetarian cooking is awesome—once you master the tricks of the trade.<p>Cooking great vegetarian food is not rocket science. In fact, some of our favorite chefs—like <b>Yotam Ottelenghi</b>—embrace a veggie-forward menu, proving that we don't <i>need</i> meat for flavor or substance. Whether you're a full-time …

Healthy Eating

Shelby GT350R #001 is officially a million-dollar car

Ultimate Mustang commands seven figures for charity.<p>We know the new Shelby GT350R is designed to make mincemeat out of a road course. Turns out, it's no slouch making a slow crawl across the auction block either.<p>Over the weekend at the 2015 Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale auction, Ford CEO Mark Fields …

Sports Cars

9 Killer Sandwiches for Brunch

We're fans of bacon, egg and cheese on a roll for breakfast, but the weekend demands an upgrade.<p>We're fans of bacon, egg and cheese on a roll for …

Breakfast

Quick and Easy Kung Pao Chicken

In a small bowl, combine the rice vinegar, soy sauce, water, and sugar in a bowl and set aside.<p>Put the chicken and cornstarch in a Ziploc bag and …

Calling all chocolate lovers! 6 diet-friendly dessert recipes

Chocolate! Desserts! Diet-friendly? Yes, you read that correctly. These six recipes prove that you can have your chocolate and eat it, too. Enjoy and don’t even think about feeling guilty!<p><b>1. Dark chocolate fondue with fresh fruit:</b> This is how you do fondue! At a mere 153 calories per 1/4-cup …

Dessert

These Are the Best Pancake Recipes to Make From Scratch

Is there a better way to start the morning than with a large stack of flapjacks? We certainly don’t think so. Pancakes are that simple, perfect …

The Experimental Cookie: Teaching Kids Science Through Baking

If you spend any time around cooks, you might hear some version of this comment: “Cooking is an art. But baking… ooh, that’s science.”<p>What people mean, usually, is that baking requires precision and relies on chemistry. Neglect kneading your bread dough, and you’ll forego the development of the …

70s Muscle: Santiago's Kawasaki Z1000 cafe racer

If the sixties was the heyday for muscle cars, the seventies was the era of superbikes. Cars that could run the quarter mile in 13 seconds were considered fast, but the Kawasaki H1 and Honda CB750 were equally rapid.<p>Then the literbike inline fours arrived—like the Kawasaki Z1000. And the Camaros, …

Motorcycles

Mercedes-AMG’s Next Gullwing May Go Mid-Engine, Hybrid Route: Report

Many were sad to see the SLS AMG drive off into the sunset just five short years after its launch, once again leaving the Three-Pointed Star without …

2015 Cadillac ATS Sedan Spy Photos: Aping the ATS Coupe

Still no Coupe de Ville, but definitely more coupe-like.<p><b>What It Is:</b> A 2015 Cadillac ATS coupe—no, a 2015 Cadillac ATS <i>sedan</i>, caught completely undisguised. This year, Cadillac introduced the ATS coupe, a two-door BMW 4-series competitor spun off of the sweet-driving ATS sedan that’s been on sale for …

Automotive Design

2014 Honda Civic Coupe CVT Automatic

A whiff of sportiness with less petroleum aftertaste.<p>Now that today’s Civic sedan is about the same size as the Accord of the late ’80s—thus assuming the spot in Honda’s lineup for tidy, practical transportation—the two-door Civic coupe is pivotal to keeping young, sporty-car buyers from abandoning …

2016 Chevrolet Volt Spy Photos: Make or Break Time

Sleeker, cheaper, and available in multiple strengths.<p><b>What It Is:</b> Chevy’s next Volt, wrapped in squiggle-design contact paper and fitted with placeholder lighting elements and sheetmetal. While the camo is heavy with this one, new model seems to be sleeker, lower-slung, and wedgier than the current …

Electric Vehicles

1976 Chevrolet Cosworth Vega vs. 1976 Mercury Capri

Quick Reactions: Europe's Mustang meets Chevy's minor disaster at Three Mile Island<p>The mid-1970s were like the Middle Ages for car enthusiasts, a dark era marred by an oil embargo and increasing concern about smog that had automakers struggling to meet new emissions and fuel-economy standards. As …

Ann Arbor

Mercedes-Benz GLA Concept First Look

Lasers, Cameras, and Mini SUV Action<p>The Mercedes-Benz GLA concept debuts at the Shanghai auto show, previewing the automaker’s newest crossover. Based on the same platform as the upcoming CLA250, the GLA concept contains much of the hardware and design cues we’ve seen in recent models based on the …

Automotive Industry

2013 Fiat 500e Quick Drive

Alter ENVI: Chrysler's Alternate Future Didn't Plug this Small Italian as its First EV<p>Reexamining photos of Chrysler‘s ENVI program, it’s hard not to think about what could’ve been. It’s been about three and a half years since the first news of the alternative propulsion unit’s closing. ENVI took …

Electric Vehicles

2013 Chrysler 300S Arrival

Eschewing Eight Cylinders for Eight Speeds<p>I called dibs on the Chrysler 300S just about the minute I heard one would be joining our long-term fleet. The timing lined up well, with my Hyundai Elantra long-termer set to go back as the Chrysler was to arrive. Well, the Elantra stayed a little longer …

Chrysler

Volkswagen CrossBlue Coupe Concept First Look

Innovative Hybrid is Neither Blue nor a Coupe<p>Prepare for confusion: The Volkswagen CrossBlue Coupe concept isn’t a coupe — it’s a four-door crossover. And it isn’t even blue — it’s metallic orange. Clearly some product planners at VW have an interesting sense of humor. Instead of focusing on what …

Auto Shows

2014 Acura RLX vs. 2013 Cadillac XTS4

Elements of Style<p>Specs-wise, the 2013 Cadillac XTS4 and the newly released 2014 Acura RLX almost are twins. Each sedan is powered by a midsize, 24-valve V-6 mated to a six-speed automatic. The Acura‘s wheelbase is a mere half-inch longer than the Caddy’s, while exterior dimensions are within inches …

Acura

2012 BMW 328i Sport Long-Term Update 6

Service Department Shenanigans<p>If you haven’t been reading our Car Salesman Confidential series, I recommend it. It’s a fascinating look behind the scenes at a dealership and shows how slim the profit margin can be on a new car. The service department, though, is where there’s money to be made.<p>I …

Fuel Efficiency

SAE 2013 World Congress

A Mystery Super/Turbocharged-Axial-16 engine, Another Electric Elise, Anti-Cancer Glass, and a Flocked Beetle!<p>There was a wide array of automotive awesomeness on display again this year at the SAE 2013 World Congress, Detroit’s annual assembly of vehicular visionaries. As ever, your engineering …

Natural Gas

2013 Shanghai Auto Show Roundup

The Biggest Cars at China's Big Show<p>Crawling through the outskirts of Shanghai, from one traffic jam to another, I’m finding it difficult to see where any more cars would realistically fit. Congested and polluted, urban China is as un-driver friendly as it gets, but for the world’s carmakers it …

Auto Shows

2014 BMW M6 Gran Coupe First Drive

Ultimate M<p>Is the new 2014 BMW M6 Gran Coupe the best M money can buy? It’s certainly the M product that requires the most money to buy, ringing in at $115,225 to start, including $1300 in guzzler taxes. To these eyes it’s far and away the best-looking M product, and its 560-hp/500-lb-ft twin-turbo …

BMW

2012 Nissan Frontier 4X4 PRO4X Long Term Update 4

Starting to get Whiny<p>Another month gone and another month with nearly 2000 more miles added to our midsize hauler. With so many miles under our lightweights’ belt, staffers have noted the manual transmission is starting to whine more. Associate editor Scott Evans took our Nissan Frontier home for …

Nissan

2014 Lexus IS 250 F Sport First Test

Lamb in Wolf's Clothing<p>Having shamelessly modified a classic idiom for our subtitle, we presume there’s explaining to be done. We just had our first 2014 Lexus IS in for testing — an IS 250 F Sport. The bad news first: Since the car doesn’t drop to the public until this June, we can’t attest with …

Luxury Lifestyle

2015 Volkswagen GTI First Drive

The First is Still The Best<p>In 1976, Volkswagen created the “hot hatch” with the MK1 Golf GTI. Since then, many competitors have come and gone, but the little GTI has evolved into the seventh generation you see here. Though the GTI has grown bigger, stronger, and more refined over the years, it has …

Mockups

2014 Toyota 4Runner First Look

No Surprises: All Business Here -- No Unibody or Other Mechanical Shenanigans<p>For the dyed-in-the-wool Toyota 4Runner fans, here’s all the important information you need to know about the 2014 version: The word “new” appears in 16 instances throughout the midsize SUV’s eight-page, introductory press …

Toyota

Greenwich Concours Preview: 1990 BMW Z1

If you needed any more reasons to attend the Greenwich Concours d’Elegance this June, here’s one more reason: cars like this 1990 BMW Z1, one of the …

Tesla Claims "World's Best Service And Warranty Program"

Quiet, clean, quick, and stylish, the Tesla Model S is, clearly, the best production electric car in the world. Now Tesla Motors is seeking to …