Terrifying Image Shows Heroic Crew Trying To Keep Stricken Osprey Flying

This image from the Marine Corps shows a deadly event that occurred on October 1 last year. The crew flew the Osprey in maintenance mode by accident, which greatly reduced engine power output. The harrowing story of heroics and the loss of a young Marine’s life, is a must read in this article by the San Diego Union… » 7/01/15 4:01pm 16 minutes ago

How To Watch Motorsports In Person And Enjoy It, As You Should

Do you like watching racing? One of the most awesome things you could do—ever—is go to a race in person. Meet your heroes, watch the cars and marvel in awe. Here’s how to avoid coming back an exhausted, sunburnt-to-a-crisp sad shell of your former being and actually have a good time, as you absolutely should.… » 7/01/15 3:40pm 36 minutes ago

How To Hit The Apex Without Getting Clubbed By A Seal

Man, I miss my RX8. If you’re a gearhead / amateur grease monkey with an engine hoist, there’s no better deal out there right now in the sports car world than a first generation (SE3P) 2004-2008 Mazda RX-8 . Just go into it with the right mindset and expect to spend $2k on the thing every 10 years. » 7/01/15 3:28pm 48 minutes ago

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Rhys Millen Dominating Pikes Peak In A 1-Megawatt EV Is Strangely Serene

Rhys Millen and his all-electric eO PP03 set a new record at Pikes Peak this year, running to the summit in 9:07.022 and beating out Monster Tajima by over 20 seconds. But the combination of speed and silence in this on-board video of his balls-out run is downright tranquil compared to the rest of the field.
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I Changed My Mind About The Scion FR-S And You Should Too

As I calmly waited for the car to arrive, I felt none of the usual anticipation for the experience that lay before me. The burbly metallic blue coupe eventually rolled up, giving me the chance to convince the car’s caretaker to hand over the keys. It was at that point when I realized that almost everything I thought I… » 7/01/15 1:40pm Today 1:40pm

Was This Huge WWII Floatplane Going To Deploy Mini-Subs To U.S. Shores? 

After yesterday’s Catalina catastrophe, I began to wonder what the biggest floatplane ever built was. Not a flying boat, where the aircraft’s fuselage also serves as a monohull with pontoons providing sea-keeping stability, but literally a plane attached to floats. Then I came across the obscure Italian-built CANT… » 7/01/15 1:20pm Today 1:20pm

Today's Best Deals: Smart Locks, Phone Lenses, Power Outlets, and More

Here are the best of today’s deals. Get every great deal every day on Kinja Deals, follow us on Facebook and Twitter to never miss a deal, join us on Kinja Gear to read about great products, and on Kinja Co-Op to help us find the best. » 7/01/15 1:15pm Today 1:15pm

The 2016 Mazda Won't Get More Power, Deal With It Haters

Reviews of the 2016 Mazda Miata have been universally glowing, with auto journalists (who aren’t biased when it comes to Miatas at all, ever) praising it as something like the Second Coming, except better and with a convertible top. And yet many people with doubt in their hearts continue to pine for more power. When… » 7/01/15 12:50pm Today 12:50pm

U.S. Builds First Giant Robo-Suit, Immediately Challenges Japan To Fight

Finally, after millennia of bullshit agriculture and metallurgy and revolutions industrial, political, cultural, whatever, shit’s finally getting good. That’s because there are now two giant, functional, manned robotic mecha-Gundam-Pacific Rim-giant-robot-whatever suits, and it looks like they’re gonna fight. Who will… » 7/01/15 12:00pm Today 12:00pm

Dodge To Ramp Up Hellcat Engine Production As War On Tires Continues

Since the introduction of the 707 horsepower Dodge Challenger Hellcat and Charger Hellcat models last year, Dodge has made significant gains in the War on Tires. Unfortunately, many tires remain un-obliterated despite their best efforts. But wars are marathons, not sprints, and so Dodge is set to “substantially… » 7/01/15 10:02am Today 10:02am