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You Built What?! The 200-MPG Aerocycle

235 votes | submitted 2010-07-07 04:16:56 by mklopez | 26 comments

A motorcycle with an aerodynamic shell gets more than 200 miles per gallon

Autos: 2011 Model Year Preview

270 votes | submitted 2010-07-07 02:27:35 by theengineer2008 | 20 comments

Here's a look at all of the new cars, trucks and SUVs coming down the pike in the next year or so.

Mercedes E-Cell Prototype Unveiled (Pics)

304 votes | submitted 2010-07-06 22:56:55 by whiteblackninja | 18 comments

The car generates 525 horsepower, about 10 percent less than the 6.3-liter V-8-powered SLS AMG, and accelerates to 62 mph in just 4.0 seconds, 0.2 seconds behind the gas-powered car. The quick time is no doubt attributable largely to the all-wheel drive layout of the E-Cell.

How Dangerous of a Driver Are You? (Interactive)

440 votes | submitted 2010-07-06 20:51:36 by oboy | 121 comments

Are you a dangerous driver? If so, how dangerous are you? Find out...

Definitely Turn Left at Next Intersection

356 votes | submitted 2010-07-06 05:37:30 by tonychenyj | 48 comments

Artist Garvin Nolte really doesn't want to get lost. His art piece Crossroads consists of 25 various satnavs suckered to his car windscreen—all screaming out directions to the same destination. In German.

Bosozoku-style rides

297 votes | submitted 2010-07-06 02:28:33 by muxaulo | 44 comments

50 photos of wildly modified bōsōzoku-style (modified vehicles in peculiar and showy ways) rides from Japan.

Bugatti Announces 268mph Veyron Super Sport

643 votes | submitted 2010-07-05 23:45:11 by absolutelytrue | 210 comments

Improving upon the Veyron’s already impressive 1,001 horsepower, Bugatti engineers have fitted the Super Sport model’s 8.0L sixteen-cylinder engine with larger turbochargers and intercoolers, resulting in a massive 1,200 horsepower and 1,106 lb-ft or torque.

Dodge Creates Ultimate Factory Customized Viper (With PICS)

376 votes | submitted 2010-07-05 14:37:30 by hackiewackie | 57 comments

Commemorating the end of a storied production run, Dodge has announced the creation of the ultimate factory customized Viper.

Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sport Sets New Land Speed Record

542 votes | submitted 2010-07-04 21:14:16 by basilyando | 51 comments

In the hands of experienced Bugatti test driver Pierre Henri Raphanel, the Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Super Sport managed two test runs of 265.9mph and 269.8mph for an average terminal velocity of 267.81mph – a new production car speed record.

Replacing seat belts & air bags after a crash is a must

341 votes | submitted 2010-07-04 07:06:53 by cqlivingston | 44 comments

Seatbelts are designed to protect, but as one industry spokesman put it, "They are designed to work just once." The question of whether to repair safety equipment after a crash raises another issue: What about the air bags? How do you know that once they have been deployed they are being replaced correctly?

Marines to Get Their Own Flying Car?

338 votes | submitted 2010-07-04 02:11:52 by damninteresting | 41 comments

Logi Aerospace is developing a concept vehicle that's meant to be a flying car specifically designed with the military in mind. But not just the military

Why Cant We Make Solar Powered Cars?

447 votes | submitted 2010-07-03 21:32:42 by 0bamaclintobush | 111 comments

Over the last several years, the automobile industry has taken great strides toward creating a "greener" driving experience. From hybrids to biodiesel, consumer demand for environmentally friendly cars is definitely high, but it seems no car manufacturer can get a handle on the ultimate in renewable energy: solar power.

BMW Reveals Details About Its "Mega City" Electric Car

329 votes | submitted 2010-07-03 11:53:36 by mizzy | 39 comments

Luxury car fans, start your engines — BMW’s very first electric vehicle is on its way. The Megacity Vehicle, set to be released in 2013, is made out of lightweight carbon fiber and aluminum and will be built from the ground up using the company’s “LifeDrive structure”, which is reportedly as strong as steel but 50% lighter than standard aluminum.

DIY Movement Sprouts for Electric Cars

292 votes | submitted 2010-07-02 21:35:07 by derekmarkham | 53 comments

The industry has been slow to bring electric cars to market, but that hasn't stopped people from making their own.

The Best Cars You Can't Buy in the States [PICS]

486 votes | submitted 2010-07-01 18:28:18 by lbucha | 96 comments

In response to the car industry's recent tumult, Ford is importing models from its excellent European division, and Fiat's acquisition of Chrysler means we'll be seeing the first Stateside examples of the brand in almost thirty years. Still, that doesn't mean we'll get everything we really want.

X-Prize Sr. Director: "No Silver Bullet for Auto Efficiency"

207 votes | submitted 2010-07-01 18:25:27 by bukowsky | 9 comments

Eric Cahill, Senior Director, Progressive Insurance Automotive X PRIZ talks with Joe Brown, Senior Associate Editor at WIRED, about technology breakthroughs and what it means for automotives in the future.

LA Has Worst Traffic In US, Beijing Worst in World

420 votes | submitted 2010-07-01 17:47:01 by wjappe | 56 comments

Where does your city rank when it comes to "commuter pain"?\r\nLA Has Worst Traffic Congestion In US, Beijing Worst in World\r\n\r\n\r\n

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