Apple Car San Francisco

What is this mysterious Apple car?

By on February 4, 2015 at 10:50 AM.

What is this mysterious Apple car?

Since Apple is by its nature a mysterious company, every hint that it’s trying something new drives lots of speculation. So it was this week when San Francisco radio station KPIX reported that a mysterious minivan that was leased to Apple and was equipped with multiple cameras had been spotted driving around the Bay Area. More →

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Google vs. Uber

Google might become the next Uber for… Ubers

By on February 3, 2015 at 7:45 AM.

Google might become the next Uber for… Ubers

A running joke in the tech community is to poke fun at all of the new startups that claim to be “an Uber for X,” where “X” is anything from pet grooming to prostitution. Well Google, which is already a major investor in Uber, is supposedly developing a ride-sharing program of its own that integrates its self-driving cars venture — that’s what Bloomberg is saying, at least, suggesting there’s plenty of concern at Uber over Google’s future plans.

On the other hand, The Wall Street Journal reports the news is “blown out of proportion.” More →

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Audi Self Driving Cars

The single biggest reason driverless cars might never catch on

By on February 2, 2015 at 8:45 PM.

The single biggest reason driverless cars might never catch on

Are driverless cars the future or are they another “moonshot” project that won’t live up to the hype. Although driverless cars could seriously improve driving safety and reduce accidents, they do come with one glaring flaw: They’re incredibly boring to ride. More →

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Tesla Model X Test Video

Tesla’s hugely anticipated Model X gets caught on video

By on January 30, 2015 at 11:10 AM.

Tesla’s hugely anticipated Model X gets caught on video

Tesla first unveiled its Model X crossover utility vehicle (CUV) back in 2012, although it’s not set to release until later this year. Given that the car is fairly close to launch it’s not surprising to see Tesla testing it out on the road and Seth Weintraub at Electrek directs our attention to new video that shows the Model X going on a test run at the  Alameda Airport test track in California.

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Tesla Model S P85D

Video: Watch terrified passengers’ reactions when the driver floors it in a Tesla P85D

By on January 28, 2015 at 11:50 AM.

Video: Watch terrified passengers’ reactions when the driver floors it in a Tesla P85D

Tesla’s tuned version of its Model S has been making waves ever since it was announced last year, and we have seen it do some pretty incredible things so far. It beat a Lamborghini Aventador off the line and it absolutely obliterated a Challenger Hellcat in a drag race, and it did it all without a single drop of gasoline. The Model S might not be the most refined luxury car on the road, but there’s no question that the P85D can hang with even the fastest supercars on the market.

Precious few people know what it’s like to actually sit in a Model S P85D when the driver floors it, but now a hilarious new video gives us a pretty good idea of what all that power feels like. More →

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Lamborghini Drag Race Video

Video: Watch a man crash a 2,000-hp Lamborghini into a pond

By on January 27, 2015 at 12:01 PM.

Video: Watch a man crash a 2,000-hp Lamborghini into a pond

The Lamborghini Gallardo is obviously an incredible machine straight out of the factory, but the custom red Gallardo pictured above is in a league of its own. Built by Sarasota, Florida-based Heffner Performance, the twin turbocharged beast has been on display several times at shows, touting more than 2,000 horsepower thanks to a wide range of modifications.

Not everyone can handle all that power, however, and things recently took a turn for the worse when one driver crashed the one-of-a-kind Lambo into a pond. More →

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ferarri

These 20 cars just sold for a ridiculous $115 million at auction

By on January 20, 2015 at 10:45 PM.

These 20 cars just sold for a ridiculous $115 million at auction

Think that $100,000 BMW your neighbor just bought is overpriced? What if we told you that a single car just fetched a price of nearly $10 million at a recent auction in Arizona? Gooding & Company held an automobile auction this past weekend in Arizona and the 20 priciest cars sold for a staggering $115 million, combined. Of course, we’re not talking about Fords and Hyundais off the line here. We’re talking about rare and exotic collector cars that are among the most desirable automobiles in the world. More →

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Tesla Model S P85D Drag Race Video

Video: Tesla’s amazing Model S P85D smokes a Challenger Hellcat in a drag race

By on January 20, 2015 at 10:17 AM.

Video: Tesla’s amazing Model S P85D smokes a Challenger Hellcat in a drag race

As we’ve seen in the past, Tesla’s Model S P85D simply gets incredible acceleration and can go from 0 to 60 miles per hour in an insane 3.2 seconds. While we’ve already seen the Model S P85D go up against a Lamborghini in the pastStreetCarDrags has posted a new video showing the car going up against a 2015 Dodge Challenger Hellcat, one of the world’s top muscle cars that features a 6.2L Supercharged HEMI V8 engine with an output of 707 horsepower. More →

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Lamborghini Huracan Crashes

Watch a $250,000 Lamborghini Huracán crash at 200 mph

By on January 19, 2015 at 3:03 PM.

Watch a $250,000 Lamborghini Huracán crash at 200 mph

We are taught to drive safely long before we actually have the opportunity to get behind the wheel of a car, but for some hardheaded individuals, the education simply doesn’t stick. That appears to be the case for the driver of this Lamborghini Huracan, which can be seen exceeding 330 kilometers per hours (205 mph) before smashing into the traffic barrier and flying off the road. More →

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Worst Uber Drivers Ever

Uber driver crashes into cop car, then gets caught with weed in the glove compartment

By on January 18, 2015 at 9:21 AM.

Uber driver crashes into cop car, then gets caught with weed in the glove compartment

For the past several months, Uber has been beset by significant controversy thanks to the alleged criminal behavior by some of its drivers, including multiple drivers who have been arrested for sexual assault. And late last week, an Uber driver in Minnesota further embarrassed the company after he first crashed into a police vehicle and then subsequently got caught having marijuana in the glove compartment. More →

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Local Motors 3D Printed Car

What it’s like to ride in a 3D-printed car

By on January 13, 2015 at 10:15 PM.

What it’s like to ride in a 3D-printed car

As always, there was a huge focus on motor vehicle innovations at CES this year, from hydrogen fuel cells to dashboard operating systems. But here’s one thing you probably didn’t see: a 3D-printed car.

Chris Ziegler at The Verge had a chance to ride around in the Local Motors Strati at the North American International Auto Show this week and found that a 3D-printed vehicle shares a surprising  More →

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Best Of Detroit Auto Show 2015

These are the sexiest, most futuristic new cars unveiled at the Detroit Auto Show

These are the sexiest, most futuristic new cars unveiled at the Detroit Auto Show

By on January 13, 2015 at 3:00 PM.

The annual Detroit Auto Show is always a fantastic showcase for futuristic new cars. Some of them are concepts that will never see the light of day, and others are fairly good representations of cars that will eventually be released to the public. This year, there are two clear stars of the show. The first is Ford’s stunning GT revival, and the second is the brand new Acura NSX, which auto enthusiasts have been waiting years to see reimagined.

But there was plenty more to see at this year’s show. More →

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