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Hacker pleads not guilty to stealing 160M credit cards

One of the five men accused of perpetrating the largest hacking scheme ever prosecuted in the U.S., which culminated with the theft of more than 160 million credit card numbers, pleaded not guilty on Monday, according to Reuters.<p>The charges levied against Dmitriy Smilianets, 29, include conspiracy …

Lamborghini Countach 5000S

Life in the whips-and-chains lane.<p>From the December 1983 Issue of <b>Car and Driver</b><p>You shouldn't have this car. Nobody should have this car. That's obvious from what happens to people when they are exposed to it. On the freeway, fellow motor­ists tuck into your blind spot, watching from where they …

Class of 1963 reunion

We are living through a banner year in automotive history.<p>Rarely has there been so much birthday gridlock around notable vehicles. The Porsche 911 is on a protracted 50th anniversary tour, which will culminate with an official celebration in conjunction with the Frankfurt motor show in September. …

Hyping Hypercars: 2014 Ferrari LaFerrari vs. 2014 McLaren P1, Lamborghini Veneno

Three high priests of the sports-car realm reveal their own golden calves.<p>Geneva is a quiet Swiss city of enormous but restrained wealth. The Palexpo center, where the auto show is held every gray March, is modestly sized, and the automaker stands are, by regulation, relatively small. The scene is …

Best Looks: Shakira

See the ELLE cover star's top red-carpet moments<p>We celebrate the singer's <i>ELLE</i> cover by looking back at her Colombian-inspired style

Red Carpet

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

500-625 F1

1974 McLaren M16C Indy Race Car

Reading time: about 1 minute.<p>Cars<br>• Engineering<br>• Formula 1<br>• Racing<br>• Rare<br>• Vintage<p>The 1974 McLaren M16C Indy Car was an Offenhauser-powered open-wheeled racer …

Sensuous Steel

Ken Gross bought his first car magazine when he was 12 years old and brought it home proudly to show his father. His dad was not interested. So Gross spent his adolescence trying to convince his old man that, despite the fact that he worked for cheap in a gas station and spent all of his spare time …

Microsoft Xbox’s E3 Event Was All About the Games. Now, About That $499 Console …

Despite its age, the Microsoft Xbox 360 has held up well against the console competition, due in part to the company’s approach of offering both …

The world’s fastest police vehicles

Disruptive beauty at the 2013 Concorso d’Eleganza

Classics of the Concorso d’Eleganza

The shores of Italy’s Lake Como radiated with automotive elegance.<p>The grounds of Villa d’Este and neighbouring Villa Erba hosted 49 vehicles competing in nine different judged classes at the annual Concorso d’Eleganza, held from 24 to 26 May.<p>From the decadent 1930 Isotta-Fraschini to the …

For Porsche, 50 plus 400 equals a special 911

It had to happen – it was just a question of when.<p>Three months ahead of the 50th anniversary festivities planned around its 911 sports car, Porsche pulled the wraps off a special-edition 911, commemorating 50 years of fast living.<p>Mechanically identical to the 400-horsepower, rear-wheel-drive …

Lexus LS 460L, splendid isolation

What superlatives remain, 24 years after the debut of the Lexus LS, to describe the finer features of this famously fine sedan?<p>Some cars invite the driver to shut off the stereo to listen to the yowl of the engine or the squealing of the tires. The LS invites its driver to shut off the stereo to …

Bentley Flying Spur, the quiet killer

Certain brands seem to operate above the fray.<p>There is something deliciously absurd about a 5,445lb lounge accelerating from zero to 60mph in 4.3 seconds.<p>“Competition” as it plays out on a supermarket’s soap aisle is as foreign to them as a dirt farmer in Louis XVI’s court. Bentley, cultivator of a …

If you like the Mercedes 300SL

Yes, the original Mercedes-Benz 300SL coupe was the first of the great postwar supercars.<p>Yes, 60 years after its introduction it remains technologically advanced, its greatness rooted in unimpeachable racing success. But what everyone remembers about it are those top-hinged “gullwing” doors. The …

A Veyron in very good hands

“I'm going to demonstrate the acceleration.” The tone was reminiscent of a doctor preparing a patient for a possibly unsettling procedure.<p>There was a muted ‘whruuuum’ as the engine approached an apogee of 1,500 newton-metres of torque.<p>The speaker was trim, energetic 44-year-old Butch Leitzinger, …

From Mini, birthday wishes for Porsche's 911

It is not often that one automaker sends birthday wishes to another, but it is not every day that Europe’s most famous sporting automobile turns 50, either.<p>This week, the BMW Group – by way of its Mini division – cheered Porsche’s 911 on the occasion of its big five-oh. The gift? A photo shoot, …

2015 Porsche 918 Spyder

Porsche recasts this whole hybrid business in a most amazing way.<p>Funnyman Louis C.K. does a widely known bit summed up by a phrase uttered early in the performance: “Everything is amazing and nobody’s happy.” (Go ahead and Google it now, but promise you’ll come back to us. Beware the YouTube …

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The 1981 Indianapolis 500

Who deserved to win the 1981 Indy 500? Mario Andretti and Bobby Unser are still at odds over the finish.<p>Some races are decided on the track. Some are decided in the pits. The 1981 Indianapolis 500 was decided by an appeals board 138 days after the race ended. And more than three decades later, the …

Motorsport

2014 Aston Martin V12 Vantage S: Familiar Formula

Gaydon's recipe for success: Just add power.<p>Since its unfortunate experience with the slow-selling and notoriously unreliable Lagonda, Aston Martin has avoided reinventing the wheel. Simply look at the recent updates to the DB9 and the Rapide S for proof. Now the V12 Vantage, which was first …