I’m absolutely smitten with the idea of space travel and, by extension, a total sucker for almost any space hardware. Of course, the most exciting bits of space hardware are actual manned spacecraft. So far, humanity has produced, by my count, ten separate spacecraft to carry us into space. Here’s a chart of them all. »
The genesis of the whole Volkswagen Dieselgate thing actually began in 2014, when a West Virginia University study found a discrepancy between the emissions VW diesels put out in EPA tests and what they put out on the road. And in testimony he’ll deliver to Congress tomorrow, Volkswagen USA CEO Michael Horn will… »
Russia has upped the ante once again in Syria over the last 24 hours, launching cruise missiles from the Caspian Sea at targets in Syria. Meanwhile, information has come to light about a series of intercepts made on U.S. Predator and Reaper drones by Russian fighters operating all over the war-torn country.
I was recently invited to the home of a guy who owns two Subaru BRATs. This is like getting invited to dinner with the president: you must say yes, even if it means you have to reschedule your life-saving heart transplant. »
Hell. Pain. Agony. Anger. Madness. To the point where you just start punching your steering wheel and try to rip off your car’s roof and scream until your forehead and neck veins burst and then cry like a crazy person. That’s what it must feel like going through this insane traffic jam just outside of Beijing, China.… »
Earlier this week, Callaway Competition showed off its Corvette C7 GT3-R at the ADAC GT Masters Season Finale at the Hockenheimring in Germany. It’s got a huge wing, tons of carbon fiber, a sweet ducted cooling module and vents all over the place. This thing oozes with engineering goodness.
We’ve all heard the story of how Raphael Orlove rolled his dream car, a 1973 Baja Bug, but have you seen it? Thanks to the very talented Sam Woolley and our latest video series, Worst Car Stories, now you can. »
There are all kinds of weird, wonderful forms of motorsports here on Earth. What kinds of racing might we develop for space? »
There’s a lot of batshit crazy technology in the field of aerospace research, and not all of it sees the green light. These are the ten most insane space programs that never happened.
The new Ford Shelby Mustang GT350R is being heralded as one of the best pony cars to ever come from Detroit. But, funnily enough, that same praise was recently given to another Mustang: The Boss 302. Can the new car make the old one depreciate faster? »
Autonomous cars are an inevitability, which we’ve known for a while, but the remaining questions we’ve had for a while doesn’t concern the technology, but rather the regulations. Rather than wait for the government to say something, it looks like manufacturers are just saying “screw it” and stepping up to the plate… »
What was once Ducati’s entry level answer to the Harley-Davidson Sportster is now the Italian firm’s most powerful naked to-date. But have the boys in Bologna added enough power? »
A private team from Israel has become the first to secure a launch contract to loft a rover into space and, with any luck, on to the moon in the second half of 2017. »