Shortly after the unveiling of Tesla’s Model 3 earlier this month, Elon Musk took to Twitter in a storm of information about the new car, mentioning that the target drag coefficient was 0.21. If that target makes it to production, it would make the Model 3 the most aerodynamic high-volume production car ever made.…
SpaceX has been making good money sending all sorts of non-classified things into space, and has also been making some fantastic highlight reels of the crashes on return. But things have taken a turn for the serious now that SpaceX has won its first contract for a military launch.
Attention! Attention! This is important! Three insipid thoughts about automobiles have occurred to me, and now, pursuant to OSHA regs 31.46a and subparagraph 77e, I must relay them to you. So get ready.
Want to see some of America’s weapons arsenal all lined up from smallest to largest? Watch this cool two-minute clip, which covers everything from a 1.25-inch bullet to 1000-plus foot aircraft carriers.
Happy 100th birthday to Ferruccio Lamborghini—the man who set out to build the ultimate grand tourer after a poor customer service experience with Enzo Ferrari.
Porsche trademarked the ‘960' name back in September, and we’re just now finding out about it. The new trademark could mean the automaker is working on a new car. Or not. But if it is, what could the ‘Porsche 960' be?
Last fall, an 18 year-old girl crashed into another car at a speed of over 100 miles per hour. Now a victim from the other car has brain damage, and is suing Snapchat, which the girl was using just before the incident.
After settling two big lawsuits where drivers claimed Uber did not allow them to accept tips, Uber agreed to not get in the way of the practice any more. There was even speculation that Uber might start encouraging the act. Today, the on-demand ride app has answered that speculation with an unequivocal middle finger…
Many people think the McLaren F1, one of the greatest cars of all time (the GT version is pictured here, because this is my post and I MAKE THE RULES) is powered by a BMW V12 and is repaired with a dinky old laptop. Today, I think we all learned that the part about the BMW V12 was wrong.
As I mentioned earlier this week, the 2017 Jaguar F-Pace turns out to be all kinds of amazing despite not being a sexy wagon. Turning smashed soda cans into 200+ mile an hour sports cars is pretty impressive, and the 3-to-1 recycled ratio Jaguar is planning to achieve by 2020 is something even Captain Planet would…
Last year, Ford said it would set aside $4.5 billion to add 13 hybrid and electric cars by 2020, a move that would help the company meet emissions regs. Then last week, Ford admitted “no immediate plans” to go toe-to-toe with Tesla. Now, a new report from Autonews quotes CEO Mark Fields, saying the blue oval will…
Because a thermite-blasting cannon isn’t crazy enough, Colin Furze used a pair of motors and propellers designed for parasailing to build himself a fully functional flying hoverbike. It’s easily one of the mad scientist’s most dangerous builds to date, but seeing how maneuverable it is almost makes us want to build…
Although the Mythbusters final season is over, it lives on as the show that tested absolutely ridiculous premises and followed through with an actual budget and an entertainment value that was second to none. One of the more notably insane things they’ve ever tried, at least in my eyes, is installing square wheels on…
This is a Compaq LTE 5280 laptop from the early 1990s, running a bespoke CA card. In 2016, McLaren Automotive—one of the most high-tech car and technology companies on the planet—still uses it and its DOS-based software to service the remaining hundred McLaren F1s out there, each valued at $10 million or more.
Fiat Chrysler is allegedly in the midst of talks with Alphabet Inc., parent company to Google, about some sort of “technical partnership,” The Wall Street Journal reports. This seems like a rather odd pairing, but maybe it makes more sense than we think.
Life is all about compromises. If you have come to the point where you need a midsize four-door sedan, but you want something enjoyable to drive, there are two ways to go: A European sport sedan, or a brand new “sporty” version of a mainstream sedan.
We’ve already seen stories of people tracking down long-lost cars from their youths, but none of those stories involved a badass Volvo 142 racecar. This one does.
If you want a Big Green Egg charcoal grill, but don’t want to cash in your 401(k) to buy one, this Char-Griller alternative is down to an all-time low $288 today, and a great investment for meat lovers everywhere.
I’ll admit, I’m sort of puzzled by this one. This dashcam video was shot by a driver in Clifton, NJ, and it seems pretty unremarkable, just a guy driving behind a police car in good weather and fairly light traffic, at speeds of around 25 MPH or so. Then the police car brake-checks the driver. Why?