Porsche's 918 RSR's performance hybrid system relies on this giant flywheel — sitting where a passenger seat should be — to capture and release energy on command. It's a real-life turbo boost button. Here's how it works.
This is Garth Yeaman, the 30-year-old who valiantly struggled to keep the world's greatest license plate from being destroyed by Virginia's humorless bureaucracy. He lost the battle, but he's not giving up the war. We interviewed him. Here's his story.
Just revealed today at CES, the Focus Electric is Ford's first fuel-free, rechargeable passenger car. More importantly, it will supposedly offer a mile-per-gallon equivalent fuel economy that's better than the Chevrolet Volt and competitive with other battery electric vehicles. How?
Of all comic book fantasy vehicles, the Batmobile claims a special place among fans and car geeks alike, but few realize just how many variations there have been over the last 70 years. Here's every Batmobile ever drawn or built.
Starting this spring, OnStar will begin selling — for $299 — "Anywhere," a standalone rearview mirror compatible with most top-selling vehicles that allows access to much of OnStar's services. Yup, it's OnStar-to-go. This may be the coolest safety-and-security gadget ever.
Have you always wanted a vehicle that can drive on both land and water? How about an amphibious car that needs a little testing and troubleshooting? If you're equal parts wealthy and crazy, the Dobbertin HydroCar could be for you.
Last month we told you Neil Young's 1959 Lincoln turbine-charged electric hybrid was damaged in a fire it may have started. Determined to rebuild the LincVolt, we saw Young on webcam this week visiting the remains of his charred dream.
Want to retrofit an iPad in place of your Mustang's stock Sync-ified infotainment console? You'll need to relocate Sync to the ceiling, but with some basic carpentry skills the install is surprisingly easy.
Back in 2002, car journalist extraordinaire Ezra Dyer set out destroy a 1984 Cadillac Eldorado with the aid of a gun club for a feature in Automobile Magazine. Video was created of the ensuing destruction. That video was just published.
In case any wonderfully original Hollywood producers are considering a Back To The Future reboot or sequel, we've tapped our knowledgeable and geeky readers for this list of ten awesome alternatives to the DeLorean-based time machine. Great Scott!
This week's East Coast blizzard that shuttered airports and trapped subway riders was just the latest in a long technological battle by modern cities against snow, as the National Snow and Ice Data Center reminds us. — Ed.
On the fourth day, God created heavenly cars. On the fifth day, God created mighty engines. On the sixth day, our commenters combined them and created the ten crazy engine swaps we want to see.
Although I swore off owning anything that doesn't have two or four wheels after a bad 6x6 Amphibious Vehicle project hell experience, watching footage of this Russian Screw Drive vehicle cruising through the snow is enough to reconsider.
In what is equal parts must have accessory for new Camaro fan boys and strange mixture of car love and technology, check out the 2011 Chevrolet Camaro PC Rides Computer found on craigslist
just in time
too late for Christmas.
Blendtec's "Will it Blend" is the biggest name in viral YouTube videos that's never found a corporate sponsor it couldn't pulverize. Now they've teamed up with another YouTube viral sensation — Ken Block. Will his new Fiesta RC car blend?
Generations of Detroiters used to park themselves under the jaw-dropping ornate plasterwork and opulence of a downtown movie palace called the Michigan Theater. Today, it's where they park their cars. Ironic, considering it was built atop Henry Ford's first workshop.
The Harrier made its final flight with the British RAF last week, marking an end to the jet famous for being able to take off and land vertically. The jet's recently declassified flight manual shows just how extraordinary it was.
Have you always wanted a mini pickup truck but their maneuverability, off road ability and simplicity made you think twice? This stretched 6x6 Datsun Mini Truck may be the perfect solution for your unreasonable needs.