2015 Land Rover Discovery Sport Climbs 45º Hills, Starts Under $40k

The 2015 Land Rover Discovery Sport is here, and though it's quite as the space-age as the concept it's a pretty attractive SUV with an aggressive price and what looks like solid capability on paper. Also, I'm glad the "Discovery" badge is back in America. » 9/02/14 10:39pm Today 10:39pm

​The Local Motors Sports Car Challenge Is Open For Voting

The same band of engineering misfits that brought the Rally Fighter to life is crowdsourcing the sports car of our dreams. It's front engine, rear-wheel drive, with a manual in the middle. And now it's time to vote on the design. » 9/02/14 9:10pm Today 9:10pm

Michael Bay Is Bringing This Breathtaking SciFi Book To Life

Cosmic Motors is one of those coffee table books that seems kinda cool, you pick up on a whim, then unwittingly read cover-to-cover before it burrows into your brain meat forever. It's cars and planes and racing all rolled into a thin sci-fi storyline, and now Michael Bay is making a movie out of it. » 9/02/14 7:45pm Today 7:45pm

Mercedes May Bring The G65 To America, Take Their Sick Joke Too Far

The Mercedes G63 is exactly as awful to drive as you'd think a lifted Jeep with sports car tires would be, but it's only the second biggest joke the company plays on customers. The worst offender would be the G65, and rumor has it that's coming to American dealerships for 2016. » 9/02/14 7:12pm Today 7:12pm

This Racetrack Has No Guardrails, And Other Sprint Car Eye-Openers

See that track? It has no guardrails. And those cars racing on it are only a few hundred short of a thousand horsepower. This kind of racing takes place all over the country. Welcome to the world of sprint cars. » 9/02/14 6:45pm Today 6:45pm

This Lego Corvette Is Way Better Than What You Think

When it comes to making Lego model cars, the more curvy the car, the more difficult it is. Just look at the difference between how the Lego Beetle and the Lego Mini had to be made. That's why before I clicked the link for this Lego 1969 Corvette, I wasn't expecting much. I was very wrong. » 9/02/14 6:12pm Today 6:12pm

This Study Just Proved You Look Like Your Car

Torch, you got it all wrong. Instead of mashing cars together, you should've tried morphing cars and their owners. Then again you might not've noticed that much of a change: it turns out people tend to buy cars whose grilles and headlights resemble their own faces anyway. » 9/02/14 5:30pm Today 5:30pm

Watch A MiG-21 Fighter Jet Come Down Over Libya In A Huge Fireball

A Libyan MiG-21 fighter jet flying in the skies over the city of Tobruk in Eastern Libya came down in a densely populated neighborhood earlier today, exploding with incredible force upon impact. The pilot and a small boy on the ground were killed, according to initial reports. » 9/02/14 5:07pm Today 5:07pm

The Worst Timing For Rain In The History Of Rain

For those unfamiliar with Summit Point, turn 4 is a fast, downhill, 90+mph right-hander that can be taken flat out in a spec Miata. Nicknamed "The Chute", it's butt puckering in the dry, but get smacked in the face by Mother Nature as you're hitting turn in, and it's terrifying. » 9/02/14 3:28pm Today 3:28pm

Here’s What Happened When I Drove 900 Miles In a Fully-Loaded U-Haul

I recently completed a 900-mile move from Atlanta to Philadelphia. It was long, and arduous, and difficult, and I spent a large portion of it wishing I could claw my eyes out with a flathead screwdriver. Here I'm referring to the part of the move where I had to deal with Comcast. » 9/02/14 3:23pm Today 3:23pm

Sit Back, Tell Us How Special You Are, and Win a Prize

While the drive to take quizzes and fill out surveys online is technically not included on Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs, it's nevertheless up there with eating, sleeping, and sex in terms of unstoppable human urges. When given the opportunity to reflect on your own special self by ticking off boxes—… » 9/02/14 12:00pm Today 12:00pm

Build Your Own (Tiny) V8 Engine, Add Bluetooth to Any Car [Deals]

Here's something a little bit different. This working model of a V8 engine comes with over 100 parts, and has neat touches like light-up spark plugs and engine sounds. It's a great learning tool, and an even better desk toy. [Haynes Build Your Own V8 Engine Model Kit, $65] » 9/02/14 1:45pm Today 1:45pm