3 Words: Roof Mounted Exhaust

Italian Francesco Zefferino Sbarro—known as Franco Sbarro—is an interesting man. Starting as a mechanic, he gradually worked his way into Scuderia Filipinetti, a Swiss race team. Using strong cars, they competed in Formula 1 and sports car racing, with drivers like Jim Clark, Phil Hill, Ronnie Peterson, Jo Siffert,… » 6/12/14 4:45pm 6/12/14 4:45pm

2014 Lexus GX 460: The Truck Yeah! Review

Like its close cousin the Toyota 4Runner, the Lexus GX 460 really feels like a truck thanks to body-on-frame construction. I've never seen a Lexus on a trail, but the GX's shocks feel soft enough to absorb Trophy Truck jumps. That makes turning an oceanic experience, and makes me wonder who this SUV is actually for. » 4/28/14 4:34pm 4/28/14 4:34pm

Trucks and Crossovers are Not Just for Morons

Trucks (including crossovers and SUVs) will very likely surpass car sales this year. The "crossover" craze has been going on for about 10 years or so, but if you ask some people on the internet the vast majority of truck and crossover buyers are just "idiots who think they need something they don't." This superiority… » 3/16/14 2:21pm 3/16/14 2:21pm

This Futuristic Truck Was Actually Designed By Walmart

With 7,000 tractor trailers currently in its fleet, it makes sense that Walmart would have a vested interest in designing more efficient delivery vehicles. The company's new ultra-aerodynamic Walmart Advanced Vehicle Experience—or WAVE—concept is lighter and more fuel efficient than other trucks on the market, and can… » 3/04/14 11:53am 3/04/14 11:53am

The new Ford F-150 is going to change your junkyard forever

It's time for a mass extinction. The junkyard you once knew will need to evolve, or die. In the new era, just 20 years from now, nearly 14 billion pounds of aluminum from new 2015 Ford F-150 trucks will flood auto recycling facilities, and if things work out right, aluminum prices will never be the same again. » 1/21/14 5:47pm 1/21/14 5:47pm

These Autonomous Dump Trucks Let Mines Operate Around the Clock

As the pace of robotic integration into the modern workforce continues to increase, automatons are finding their way into an ever wider variety of industries. Already making an impact in the agricultural sector, automatons are now poised to perform the task of driving massive, house-sized mining trucks—a job once held… » 11/13/13 5:15pm 11/13/13 5:15pm

The World's Biggest Dump Truck Can Haul a Staggering 500 Tons

What looks like a small apartment complex is actually the biggest vehicle man has ever dared to put on eight wheels. Designed and built by a Belarusian company called BelAZ, the 75710 (come on, you couldn't have thrown the word mega in there?) itself weighs almost 900 tons, and can haul close to 500 tons of mined rock. » 10/03/13 3:01pm 10/03/13 3:01pm

New Fuel Tanks Can Prevent Explosions Despite More Than 600 Hits

It's the easiest way to blow up a vehicle in Grand Theft Auto. Just shoot up the gas tank, boom, and you've got a nifty little explosion on your hands. That's entertaining in video games, sure, but when it's real life and you're in a real war zone, the prospect of such an event occurring is downright terrifying. » 9/07/13 11:05am 9/07/13 11:05am