Category Archives: Auto

The Beautiful Car And The Ungroundable Drone

The Beautiful Car And The Ungroundable Drone

Welcome to Must Read, where we single out the best stories from around the automotive universe and beyond. Today we’ve got reports from The Center for Public Integrity, BusinessWeek, and Petrolicious.

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‘Performance Add-Ons’

People want more performance from their cars. That’s what they want. But they want it all efficient too. Pat Goss has the solution.

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How Long Do You Plan On Keeping Your Car?

How Long Do You Plan On Keeping Your Car?

It feels like cars are getting more and more disposable. Will you keep your car long enough to find out?

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Iowa Governor’s SUV Clocked At 84 MPH, Cop That Called It In Fired

Iowa Governor's SUV Clocked At 84 MPH, Cop That Called It In Fired

The Governor of Iowa’s SUV was clocked at 84 MPH. A senior member of Iowa’s police force called it in, but the SUV wasn’t pulled over. He complained about the incident. He’s now been fired.

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Watch A Motorcycle Rider Crash And Land On A Camaro’s Roof

You know, if he needed a ride that badly, he probably should have just asked.

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What It’s Like To Drive The Mercedes-Benz A45 AMG And BMW M135i

The BMW M135i has already won over European hearts and minds, but if you’re like Chris Harris, your first reaction to the Mercedes-Benz A45 AMG was, "What’s this all about?" Here’s what it’s all about.

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African Dictator’s Son’s Siezed Supercars Auctioned For $3.67 Million

African Dictator's Son's Siezed Supercars Auctioned For $3.67 Million

About 75% of Equitorial Guinea is below the poverty line, but that didn’t stop the son of the country’s dictatorial leader from buying two Bugatti Veyrons, a Ferrari Enzo and 599 GTO, a Maserati MC12, a Porsche Carrera GT, an Aston Martin One-77, a Rolls-Royce, and a handful of other supercars. He’ll probably never see them again.

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Turbo could be the sweetest surprise of the summer

Turbo could be the sweetest surprise of the summer

Every once in a while, there’s an animated film that has a totally bizarre premise, which should not work at all. And yet, the result is actually kind of great. Gnomeo and Juliet was one such movie, and so is Turbo, the story of a snail that wants to be a race car. Turbo could be the summer’s most pleasant surprise.

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Inside the Mesmerising Robotic Factory Where Teslas Are Born

It can’t be easy to build a car, but the factory where Teslas are born makes it looks like a piece of cake. The folks over at Wired took a look behind the scenes to watch rolls of aluminum transform into fully functional electric cars, and it’s a sight to behold.

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Before Jetpacks, We Were Promised Butterfly Wings

Before Jetpacks, We Were Promised Butterfly Wings

The jetpack would emerge in popular American science fiction of the 1920s, and later become cemented into the popular imagination after World War II. But the idea of single-flyer personal transportation tech didn’t start with the jetpack. In the late 19th century, people were obsessed with flight. And they imagined a future where strapping a pair of wings to your back would be quite the trend in the skies of tomorrow.

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