2017 Porsche 911 Carrera GTS first drive review: The bargain 911

Cape Town, South Africa – I’m at the wheel of the 2017 Porsche 911 GTS at Killarney Raceway behind 2016 24 Hours of Le Mans winner Marc Lieb and I’m frustrated. Lieb, in the even more powerful 911 Turbo S, is setting a leisurely pace and I want to pass him. It’s not because I’m some world-class driver. Another well-meaning but less confident…

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2017 Porsche 911 Carrera GTS first drive review: The bargain 911

Bloodhound SSC secures funding to break land speed record

A British team composed of top Formula 1 and aerospace industry engineers has announced it has secured funding for its attempt to break the existing world land speed record. At the wheel of the outlandish Bloodhound SSC vehicle will be the world’s fastest man, Andy Green, who has held the 763 mph record for almost two decades. Green will be behind…

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Jannarelly Design-1, 2017 Nissan GT-R at Spa, 2018 Mercedes A-Class: This Week’s Top Photos

Sports car startup Jannarelly this week unveiled its gorgeous Design-1 roadster. The best part is that Jannarelly, based in Dubai, is hoping to get the car into U.S. showrooms for just $55k. It sure would be a tasty track toy. This week we spent some time behind the wheel of the 2017 Porsche Macan GTS. Those three letters aren’t just about…

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Jannarelly Design-1, 2017 Nissan GT-R at Spa, 2018 Mercedes A-Class: This Week’s Top Photos

Google founder Page working on flying car

Some details have finally made their way online regarding Google founder Larry Page’s ultra-secret startup, Zee.Aero, and they might surprise you: He’s working on a flying car. Zee.Aero is entirely unrelated to Google, which Page is no longer running (he’s still in charge of Google parent company Alphabet, though). Patent filings have revealed…

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Jay Leno Drives The 2017 Audi R8: Video

Audi’s second-generation R8 has just gone sale in the United States and one of the first guys behind the wheel, as usual, is Jay Leno. The comedian has a soft spot for the R8, as the original was one of the first cars he filmed after starting up his web series Jay Leno’s Garage. He appears pretty pleased with the new model, though he…

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SCG003 Falls Victim To The ‘Ring, Driver Unhurt After 120-MPH Impact With Barrier

During practice yesterday for this weekend’s Nürburgring 24 Hours race, one of Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus’ SCG003 road-going racers crashed into a barrier at a speed in excess of 120 mph. Behind the wheel was American Ken Dobson who was said to be “fine” after the crash. Thanks to the design of the SCG003, most of…

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Google Autonomous Car Public Road Trials Start This Summer: Video

A year since unveiling its own self-driving car, Google has confirmed that the small, pod-like research vehicle is ready for testing on public roads. Google has been testing a fleet of Toyota Prius and Lexus RX vehicles fitted with its autonomous car technology on public roads for some time now, which according to the company has so far caused…

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Bloodhound SSC Ballistic Testing Shoots Bits Of Wheel At Driver At 2,300 MPH: Video

When traveling at 1,000 mph, the Bloodhound SSC land speed record car’s wheels will spin 10,200 times per minute—or 170 times per second. If part of the wheel comes off at that speed, you’re talking about a life-ending projectile. So what do you do about it? You engineer, you build, and then you test. This is the test, wherein…

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