At some point, the stuff of your dreams (and if you're here, those dreams might just have side strakes and NACA ducts) gets old. One day, the all-conquering hero of yesterday's car rag crosses the depreciation threshold of your average income, no matter how many posters filled bedroom walls or pre-driver's license… »
Both of these cars are BMW M3s. One is descended from the other, but other than that, it's all differences. Naturally-aspirated four versus twin-turbo six. Street tires versus wildly-cambered race rubber. A warranty, and an S14 engine that burns money and fuel in equal proportions. One won races for years, the other… »
After the Tony Stewart / Kevin Ward, Jr. debacle, I was as guilty as anyone for thinking it insane that short-track organizers didn't have rules requiring drivers to stay in their cars. We found data that showed just how disproportionately dangerous short-track racing was. Letting them climb onto a hot track is… »
Saturday's deadly encounter between Tony Stewart's car and Kevin Ward, Jr. is as tragic as its circumstances are unusual. What's not unusual, sadly, is death and injury at short-track events like the sprint car race at Canandaigua. It's a more serious issue than you might have thought. »
If you're wondering what inspired our investigation into the speeding laws in all 50 states yesterday, it was Editor Zach Bowman's surprisingly jovial encounter with a fine law enforcement officer in the great state of Texas. It was one of many encounters: with a tumbleweed (which ended badly for the tumbleweed); a… »
If you've ever experienced haptic feedback in a car (GM's terrifying butt-shakers come to mind—those suckers really get your attention), you'll probably see where this is going. These Lechal haptic-feedback shoes use Bluetooth connectivity to give you quick navigational hints.
Walking to a restaurant in an unfamiliar… »
Bloodhound SSC is designed to go 1,100 MPH on the salt. At those speeds, just the friction of the air passing over the aluminum wheels can heat them up to 200 degrees Fahrenheit. At 300 F, they could disintegrate.
Clearly, that's a bad thing. To figure out if the Bloodhound SSC's wheels could take the punishment, they… »
Lamborghini has made about 30,000 cars in its 51-year history. Slightly less than half of those were Gallardos. Let that sink in for a minute. The Gallardo is gone, and its replacement is the Huracán—and Lamborghini can't afford to screw this one up. »
3D printing used to mean validating parts—rapid prototyping. You'd figure it out in 3D-printed plastic, then you'd have to go fabricate the real part. The next phase is already out in the wild, and it's going to make the old process totally obsolete—for some parts, at least. »