How Do 'Futuristic' Concept Cars From The 70s And 80s Hold Up Today?

I’m sure we’ll look back in 20 years at the designs of today’s most advanced vehicles and have a chuckle at how strange they are. Or maybe not. Just because we consider something “retro” doesn’t mean it’s suddenly terrible a few decades later and this is very much the case with some concept cars of the 1970s and 80s.


The 10 Best Episodes Of Top Gear, Ever

Jeremy Clarkson was fired last week. It’s looking more and more likely that Top Gear won’t survive in any recognisable form, with James May sounding down on the possibility of continuing and Richard Hammond calling it “the end of an era”.

With that in mind, we’ve picked the 10 episodes of Top Gear you absolutely have to watch, whether you’re a fan of the show or a complete newbie.


I'm Riding A $450 Motorcycle Across Vietnam

Buying a $US450 motorcycle to ride across a communist country devastated by war with your own sounds like a great idea, right? I thought so. Here’s how you can do it too.


This Might Be The Craziest Way Of Introducing A New Car Model

Video: Jaguar unveiled its new car model to the world — the #NewXF — making it cross the Thames river, in London, over a 34mm wide and 240m long high-wire. The car made it successfully to the other side, establishing an extraordinary new world record.


This 3D-Printed Car Transmission Works Like A Charm

Video: Check out this five-speed manual transmission 3D-printed after a Toyota model — the W56 transmission. Watching how the cogwheels spin and react every time the guy changes gears is just amazing.


Terrifying Video Shows Just How Distracted Teens Can Be When They Drive

Oh man, this video is absolutely horrifying. Put together by AAA, it shows how distracted teenagers are when they drive. You see drivers take their eyes off the road to text, people ignoring cars while they’re on the phone and a lot of them just not paying attention at all. You get to see the side-by-side of what they’re doing vs the dash cam footage of the car.


This Jet Engine Will Take A Car To 1600km/h

Briefly: This week, engineers working on the Bloodhound Supersonic Car installed its EJ200 jet engine into the chassis for the first time. Good news: It fits. Bad news: They now have to install kilometres of cabling into the small gaps that are left. [Bloodhound Project]


Ford Introduces Cars That Can Recognise And Obey Speed Limit Signs

Before autonomous smart cars hit the roads, we’re going to be seeing regular cars upgraded with the smarter technologies that will eventually make self-driving vehicles possible. In the UK Ford is introducing what it calls Intelligent Speed Limiter technology on its new S-MAX that enhances the vehicle’s cruise control capabilities with cameras that are able to recognise posted speed limits.


GM Is Developing Smarter Headlights That Will Follow A Driver's Gaze

There are already cars on the road with intelligent headlights that can sweep left or right to improve visibility as a vehicle steers into a turn. But Opel/Vauxhall, a European subsidiary of GM, are developing next-generation headlight systems that can keep track of where a driver’s looking, and automatically re-direct the lights in that direction.


Jeremy Clarkson Officially Sacked By The BBC

It’s official: Jeremy Clarkson won’t have his contract with the BBC renewed following an investigation into a physical altercation with a Top Gear producer.