This Rear-Engine Hatchback Almost Became The New Mini Cooper

In 1994, BMW made the curious decision to buy Britain's beleaguered Rover Group. It didn't work as well as they had hoped, and in 2000 they dumped all but one of Rover's brands: Mini. That ended up a smash success, but the car almost turned out very differently. » 12/06/13 5:45pm 12/06/13 5:45pm

Unique BMW Mini Prototype Found On Ebay Proves Rover Origins

If you have £1,315 ($2,213) and space to spare for a piece of automotive history, hit Ebay in the next 31 hours and grab yourself this 1998 Mini Cooper prototype shell. It's got a few surprises under the metal. » 12/02/13 10:40am 12/02/13 10:40am

10 Years Ago, Opportunity Rover Began a 90-Day Mission That Never Ended

When NASA's Opportunity rover launched on July 7th, 2003, expectations were modest. It would spend 90 Martian days exploring soil and rock samples and taking panoramas of the Red Planet; anything else would be a bonus. Nearly ten years after its initial shift was up, Opportunity is still going strong. » 7/07/13 2:22pm 7/07/13 2:22pm

Video - Range Rover Evoque: On and Off-Road Test

The Range Rover Evoque is the smallest Range Rover ever. It’s also the first Range Rover since 1993 to not come with an air suspension. It’s also the first Range Rover to feature “design input” from a pop singer who, despite her considerable beauty, almost certainly has never driven more than ten feet off the tarmac.… » 4/09/13 2:59pm 4/09/13 2:59pm

How To Build A Car On Mars

I'm pretty sure we're going to have a Mars colony one day. In fact, my retirement plans kind of hinge on it. I'm not so deluded that I think I'll be able to ship my beloved Beetle and Scimitar over with me, so I'm going to have to pick up a new car when I get to Mars. » 8/16/12 2:00pm 8/16/12 2:00pm

Talk To The Man Who Drives The $2.6 Billion-Dollar Mars Curiosity Rover

Matt Heverly has one of the coolest jobs in the Solar System: he drives rovers. On Mars. He drove NASA's Opportunity rover for four years and now he's getting ready for the biggest mission in the history of NASA's planetary exploration—driving the $2.6-billion car-sized Curiosity rover after it lands this Sunday (I… » 8/02/12 2:30pm 8/02/12 2:30pm