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Audi reveals new TT spec racer

We’ve seen the coupe. We’ve seen the convertible. We’re still waiting on word of the next variant, but before it arrives, Audi has revealed the racing version of the new TT.

Set to form the backbone of the inaugural Audi Sport TT Cup, the competition-spec sports coupe is closely based on the…


Novel head-up display aims to improve lap times with video-game-like ghost car [w/video]

Ever wish racing in real life was more like playing Gran Turismo or Forza? By that don’t mean lots of swearing and sideswiping other racers into corners, we think it would just be useful to have all of the game’s data available on-the-fly in real life – especially a ghost car for comparing…


BMW i8 with 500+ horsepower in the cards?

While BMW makes plenty of machinery to keep enthusiasts interested, its most enticing models are often based on more ordinary ones. That’s what made the arrival of the i8 so captivating, emerging as the first stand-alone BMW sports coupe since the M1. But if its dual purpose – trying its…


Did you know? 1 in 5 vehicles has been recalled this year

2014 will forever be known as the year of the recalls. General Motors has been the biggest culprit, with over 70 recalls to date, but there have been plenty of other notable recalls competing for our attention this year.

Now, CNN Money is reporting that 2014 has seen a total of 544 recalls,…


Aston Martin testing modified Vantage at the ‘Ring

Aston Martin is on the verge of a renaissance that stands to be the biggest shift for the British automaker since it went independent in 2007 – if not since Ford took it over in the early 1990s. It’s got a new chief executive, a new engine deal in place with Mercedes-AMG, a new platform…


Honda to present HR-V, updated Acura ILX at LA show

Honda has already showcased its new Fit-based crossover around the world. We’ve seen it in Tokyo wearing the Vezel name and we’ve seen it in Paris in ‘prototype’ form. We’ve even seen photos of the US-spec version. We just haven’t seen that North American model in the flesh, but that’ll all be…


Total oil exec killed when plane collides with drunk snowplow driver

Sad news out of Russia, as it’s being reported that Christophe de Margerie, the chief executive of France’s Total Oil, has been killed along with three other people after their plane collided with a snow plow on the tarmac of Moscow’s Vnukovo International Airport.

The plane de Margeri was on,…


English Bulldog is the friendliest motorcycle passenger ever

Dogs are man’s best friend, and motorcycles are a ton of fun to ride. Combine the two of them, and the result might be even better than either one alone.

Need proof? Just look at this happy pup caught on video. While this might not be the safest thing we’ve ever seen, it is adorable,…


Hendo hoverboard is real and here’s how it works

Well, it’s not hot pink or made by Mattel… but the Hendo hoverboard is real and we want one (even if it costs $10K to buy). We all think of the same exact thing when we hear the word “hoverboard:” Back to the Future. After Marty McFly is transported into the future to fix the mess his future…


Formula 1 racing back to Las Vegas?

“There’s a million countries that would like to have an F1 race,” said the sport’s commercial director Bernie Ecclestone to The Independent recently, “but they can’t afford it.” Las Vegas wouldn’t fall into the latter category, but while not exactly a country unto itself, it is apparently at the…


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