Taking risks in life can sometimes lead to great things. If you took those risks and they made you rich enough to buy a Porsche 911 R, congratulations. I’m just not sure the risk of drifting that 911 R on a snowy mountain road is worth it, though.
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The new 2017 BMW 5 Series will be like what the new E-Class is for Mercedes, and not just a midsize luxury sedan. The new 5 will be the platform in which BMW will test a ton of new autonomous gizmos. To show everyone what to expect, BMW brought an automated prototype to CES that's pretty much capable of driving itself.
What ambitious but troubled startup Faraday Future showed off in Las Vegas will be, if it reaches production, one of the most advanced personal vehicles the world has ever seen. But that's a huge if, just as it's highly questionable whether its wonderful features like LIDAR and self-parking and supercar-slaying speed will ever become a production reality either.
Brothers Daniel and Jason Knust of Wollongong, Australia, wanted to show their mum Carol how much they appreciate her by getting her the car she's always wanted: a BMW 3 Series. So, they saved up for ten years to buy her one for Christmas. In this video, her completely incredulous reaction is just the best.
President-elect Donald Trump is tweeting again, and once more he's tweeting about the F-35 fighter jet. Last week, he said the F-35 program costs have gone "out of control," and he was right, sort of. Except now his proposed solution appears to be a physically impossible fantasy plane. God help us.
Faraday Future is the mysterious Chinese-backed Silicon Valley auto startup that made its break a year ago disappointing the world at the last Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas. Things don't look particularly good on that front at the moment.
Its most prestigious hire and top-listed executive, Marco Mattiacci of Ferrari fame, has reportedly left the company — just days away from a make-or-break production car debut at CES 2017.
Ever since Tesla's range of cars made it possible to do updates over the air, we've all been wondering what the company who invented Ludicrous mode would slot into their cars as unlockable Easter eggs. We might now finally have an answer, and it's the most amazing thing I've personally ever seen a Tesla do.
Part of what makes the Star Wars series great is all the attention paid to the details of the long, long ago, far far away galaxy everything resides in. I saw Rogue One this weekend, and I'm happy to say it's crammed full of all sorts of exciting technical stuff, and now you and I are going to scrutinize the crap out of it. Prepare yourself for some painfully geeky shit. Minor spoilers within!
In the long history of motoring, the unspoken goal of the starting process is to make it as easy and invisible as possible. Cumbersome cranks gave way to a combination of keys and starter buttons, then to just a twist of a key, and now many new cars just use a simple button. One time, though, on one car, there was a totally different goal: to make starting the car a challenge. To make it require effort. To make it a game.
In 2009, screenwriter Charlie Kaufman spoke to a reporter about the excessive expectations that some people draw from movies. He highlighted how some hope for a life that mirrors Hollywood, and are eventually let down by reality. In the car world, autonomy is pegged as the ideal future, but will it happen as soon as our tech overlords say it will?
Bodywork is a dark art undertaken only by those deemed worthy by the car gods. YouTuber Arthur Tussik was among those chosen by automotive deities to take on such daunting tasks, and he’s decided to share his holy work with the rest of us on his YouTube channel. Watch him transform a totally smashed up BMW 3 Series back to a beautiful like-new state.
I can’t help but be excited about the EmDrive, the experimental space propulsion system that seems to defy the fundamental laws of physics. A peer-reviewed paper has just been released, and, despite many physicists expecting this paper to finally kill the EmDrive puzzle, the opposite has happened: the paper found that the drive does, in fact produce thrust. It’s just that nobody seems to know how. Or why. I asked our tame physicist to help us figure this out.
Some of you may not be aware of this, but Porsche has apparently made a model called the 911 R. It is a car that some would say is quite adequate if you like that kind of thing. Top Gear’s Matt LeBlanc shares his thoughts on the new “fancy Beetle.”
As if there weren’t petrol stations all over the place or something like that, Volvo announced on Thursday that owners will be able to have petrol delivered right to their vehicles by using a smartphone app. Owners can also have their cars taken in for a wash or service, because only peasants do that stuff by hand.