Sage Karam Injures Wrist In Brutal IndyCar Test Day Crash

Rookie driver Sage Karam crashed in the first few hours of IndyCar's testing at Barber Motorsports Park today. According to USA Today, the crash was bad enough to injure his right wrist, and the team is unsure if he will be able to return to the test. » 3/16/15 3:26pm 3/16/15 3:26pm

Watch Engineers Beat The Bejesus Out Of A 2016 Nissan Titan Diesel

Here's how the Cummins-diesel powered 2016 Nissan Titan XD was bumped, shaken, and slammed all over America to simulate about 350,000 miles of regular use, work, and off-road driving. » 3/11/15 12:28pm 3/11/15 12:28pm

Formula One Crash Blamed On Gust Of Wind

McLaren Formula One driver Fernando Alonso is still in the hospital under observation for a concussion from his preseason crash at Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya. The team has officially blamed unusually high and gusty winds at the circuit as the reason for the unusual accident. » 2/23/15 1:26pm 2/23/15 1:26pm

Kyvat Took This Wing For Mother Russia; Red Bull Didn't Bring A Spare

AAAAAAHHH MOTHERLANDDD! I, Daniil Kyvat, wrestle Formula One cars as if they were a bear! Oh, hey, that's a wall. Uh. Uh. We brought a spare, right? NYET? Turns out, Red Bull's mad dash to get the car ready for testing at Jerez meant that they only had one front wing on hand. Oops! » 2/03/15 5:10pm 2/03/15 5:10pm

Here Is The First Video Of Sebastian Vettel In A Ferrari F1 Car

Red Bull Racing wouldn't release Sebastian Vettel from his 2014 contract in time to make the Formula One tests for Ferrari earlier this week at Abu Dhabi, so he's doing the next best thing: piloting the F2012 car around Fiorano today. » 11/29/14 10:54am 11/29/14 10:54am

Why IndyCars Can Test At COTA, But Not Race

Grainy shots of an IndyCar testing an aero kit at Circuit of the Americas surfaced on the internet. So, will we see a race there? Nope! It's too close to Texas Motor Speedway, and the issue of proximity nixes a lot of other oft-requested tracks from the 2015 schedule, too. » 10/19/14 12:00pm 10/19/14 12:00pm

What's This Secret SUV Prototype Testing In Arizona?

The profile of these camouflaged test mules looks like a Dodge Durango, and the rear reminds me a little like an older Jeep Grand Cherokee. Could this be the 2018 Jeep Grand Wagoneer? Looks a bit like a Ford Explorer too, but then again, everything does. » 6/17/14 9:46am 6/17/14 9:46am

Owners Didn't Know They Were Driving 2015 Ford F-150 Prototypes [Update]

Last night we learned the Barrick Gold Mine has been working 2015 Ford F-150 prototypes since 2011. They weren't the only company testing the trucks, but nobody knew what exactly they were driving. » 5/29/14 8:21am 5/29/14 8:21am

2015 Ford F-150 Prototypes Have Been Working At A Gold Mine Since 2011

Ford's PR team has been snapping pictures of their trucks in action at the massive Barrick gold mine in Nevada. One caption revealed these F-150s are aluminum 2015 prototypes disguised in the old body style, and have been in service for three years! » 5/28/14 10:58pm 5/28/14 10:58pm

Watch The 2015 Ford F-150 Get Beaten To Oblivion In 10 Torture Tests

Some 10 million miles were taken beating up on the 2015 Ford F-150 in the name of durability testing, and naturally the company is eager to show off how much abuse their new truck can take. Ford fan or not, this is fun to watch. » 4/11/14 10:10am 4/11/14 10:10am

Formula 1:Day Four testing Bahrain

Good morning once again ladies and gentlemen. Today ends the first testing session in Bahrain. After this the teams have a quick couple day break to go over all the data and information they have collected thus far and try and apply that new knowledge to either fixing the car, per RedBull and all of the Renault's, or… » 2/22/14 7:13am 2/22/14 7:13am

Technically Formula 1 - Jerez Testing Day 4

Technical innovation is what makes Formula 1 so different from any other form of racing. The on track action is as much played out by the engineers and aerodynamicists as it is the drivers. We are here to admire, study, and discuss this beauty that exists on the ragged edge of what we think is possible, or at least… » 2/01/14 2:57pm 2/01/14 2:57pm

Another Porsche 918 Spyder Is Testing In San Diego Right Now

After two Porsche 918 Spyders were spotted in Arizona, 40rtyp tipped us that there's a third one in Carlsbad, San Diego. Seems to be one of the lightened versions too. » 7/23/13 9:15am 7/23/13 9:15am

2012 BMW M6: 600 hp, Not Dead Yet

BMW's next-generation M6 was recently spotted testing in Europe. Looks like that rumor of the model's cancellation was bunk. Eight cylinders, two turbos, and almost 600 hp? Bring it. [e90Post] » 6/21/10 1:15pm 6/21/10 1:15pm

Attention, Dramatic YouTube Guy: You Watch Entirely Too Much Top Gear

Few things make your hair stand on end like the shout-howl of a 997 RSR getting its groove on. Jerez, artful editing, and Calexico's "Pepita" — real life is rarely this LOOK AT ME, but if it works, who cares? » 2/23/10 5:15pm 2/23/10 5:15pm

Add A Tube Back In: The First Crash Of The New Lotus F1 Era

The bloom is officially off the new Lotus F1 effort — ex-McLaren F1 driver Heikki Kovalainen smacked his green and yellow T127 into a tire wall at Jerez during testing today. Lots Of Trouble, Usually... Scandanavian? » 2/18/10 2:15pm 2/18/10 2:15pm

Look Into Buemi's Eyes, See The Future: The F1 Season Approacheth

The first Formula One test of 2010 took place this week in Spain. It concluded yesterday, but Sebastien Buemi's steely gaze is already piercing deep into the heart of our wire service. Eye-popping gallery time! » 2/04/10 10:00am 2/04/10 10:00am

Hyper Power International Dyno Claims First Accurate Measurement Of…

Horsepower at the flywheel or wheels? It's an important distinction in powertrain bragging rights. Thanks to dyno wizardry from Hyper Power International, you can now know both. MT's tried it first with the GT-R. » 12/30/08 12:30pm 12/30/08 12:30pm

Paint Thickness Tester Can Bust Shady Craigslisters

We all know that Craiglist posters can be some of the most trustworthy individuals on this planet, but for those few occasions when you need to double check their honesty there is this great invention: the paint thickness tester. It's a keychain-sized device that can determine if a car has had any body work needing… » 4/22/08 10:00am 4/22/08 10:00am