For over four years, Dainese has been offering its airbag-equipped racing suit in Europe, but it’s never been available in the States. That changes this September, when the first batch of D-Air suits land in the U.S., and Dainese is taking it a step further, opening its airbag tech to other companies. »
BREAKING NEWS: The Transportation Security Administration isn’t good for anything except laughing at your flabby naked body and molesting disabled children. If you want to know what a wasteful joke of security theater the administration really is, look no further than a new report that shows how often they failed to… »
In what is truly a spectacular sight to behold, the American Arleigh Burke Class Destroyer USS Mitscher (DDG-57) welcomed the French Concorde Class Frigate replica Hermione off the East Coast of the U.S. yesterday. The Hermione had just completed a cross Atlantic journey as part of her mission of goodwill and… »
A sexy European body with a big brutish American V8 go together like automotive peanut and jelly. The formula has been going strong for over 60 years. Here’s a list of most of them from earliest to newest.
Horrible news just came out from across the pond. Franck Petricola died in a crash this evening during a qualifying session at the Isle of Man TT.
After a year of promotions, acres of press, and well-received test rides of its Livewire prototype, Harley Davidson’s CEO says its electric motorcycle won’t arrive for at least a couple of years. And as always, the problem is range and cost.
We first heard that Ferrari was debuting a twin-turbo refresh of the beloved 458 Italia, dubbed the Ferrari 488 GTB, back in February. But this is not a 488 GTB. The vents are wrong, the exhausts aren’t quite right, and then there’s that sound. The deep, relatively muted noise coming out of it is, well, off. »
Since Formula One has become a bit stale and stifled by regulations, the World Endurance Championship has emerged as a much more interesting “anything goes” sort of racing series. This leads to bonkers entries like the front-wheel drive Nissan GT-R LM Nismo prototype. But if Corvette Racing ran an LMP1 prototype, what… »
Potholes are the garbage of roads. But they’re also the bane of the existence of drivers in Panama City, a gleaming metropolis of skyscrapers and beauty, which was so busy building all of it that it forgot about its actual roads. One company sought to change that, by having the potholes tweet about it every time a… »
One of my favorite statistics ever is that 30 percent of drivers in cities are circling the block to find parking. The traffic data nerds at Inrix thinks it’s found the solution, snagging data from a host of sources to create a heat map of where to find open spaces, and it’s coming to BMW later this year.
On May 23rd, Singapore Airlines Flight 836, an Airbus A330-343 flying from Singapore to Shanghai, was cruising through inclement weather at 39,000 feet with 188 passengers and 12 crew aboard. While over international waters, both Rolls-Royce Trent turbofan engines experienced a total loss of power. »
I’ve never driven a vehicle in my entire life that attracts as much attention as my Nissan Skyline GT-R. It’s like driving around in the Oscar Meyer Wienermobile, except everyone thinks you’re British. »
I remember when I found out that there was a whole sub-genre of romance novels set against a NASCAR backdrop. “Huh,” I think I thought, “That’s pretty weird.” Really, though, I had no idea. There’s a huge, little-known subgenre of automotive-related romance novels that’s been around for years. Here’s five of the most… »
It’s Sunday afternoon with 1 hour 20 minutes to go in the American Endurance Racing series season opening event. We are three laps down in second place, and consistently turning lap times in the 1:16’s at NJMP’s Lightning track- taking a second and half to two seconds off the gap each time we pass the start/finish… »
Back in the Early Days of Motoring, people made cars for a few reasons. To get around places, or to win races, or to scare Old People by mowing them all down at 2 miles per hour. But what was the first car ever made for nothing but the enjoyment of driving? »
The Porsche 968 and Mitsubishi Conquest are two forgotten sports cars of the 80s and 90s. But those that remember them probably don’t remember them for their donut prowess. They should have been. »
The Ford Mustang GT California Special, the Nurburgring Edition Lexus LFA—there are plenty of special edition cars out there built or named for specific places, but what about us Canadians? Turns out we’ve had some neat limited editions of our own. »
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