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Japan's Plan to Fuel Cleanest Cars is Put to a Halt

Japan's Plan to Fuel Cleanest Cars is Put to a Halt

November 30, 2015 @ 11:15 pm by Craig Trudell

  Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has big plans for his country to lead the way in clean cars. His bureaucrats are getting in the way. Abe has declared hydrogen-powered fuel cell vehicles “the ultimate eco car,” praising their promise for the environment and Japan’s domestic automakers, which are ahead of the pack. A symbol of the challenges he’s running into is the compact hydrogen fueling station that Honda Motor …

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Super Plane Taking Over!

Super Plane Taking Over!

November 24, 2015 @ 8:35 pm by Sarah Buhr

Cobalt is a private aircraft manufacturer launching its first two models today. The fully-certified Co50 Valkyrie and its experimental version, the Valkyrie-X, are available for pre-order starting today. Valkyrie is super sleek and built for speed. It’s the fastest in its class (single piston engines), with the ability to travel up to 260 knots, as opposed to the typical 242 knots. It’s also safer than most private planes, according to Cobalt. The craft is …

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Hellcat Powered Jeep is a Monster

Hellcat Powered Jeep is a Monster

November 19, 2015 @ 11:20 am by Fox News Team

Now this is a road hog. Wild Boar Customs has taken the Jeep Wrangler to truly great lengths, creating a 6x6 monster powered by a Dodge Hellcat V8. It teamed up with Dakota Customs to help with the engine swap, then went ahead and bumped up the horsepower from 707 hp to 754 hp, just because. A 36-inch stretch accommodates the extra axle, which is a Ford 9-inch that works …

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2016 Ferrari 488 Spider Review

2016 Ferrari 488 Spider Review

November 17, 2015 @ 9:00 am by Mike Duff

FIRST DRIVE REVIEW It’s hard to maintain journalistic perspective on the launch of any new Ferrari, especially one that’s held at a luxury wine resort on the side of a mountain in Emilia Romagna, surrounded by the sort of scenery that causes the Italians to put “issimo” at the end of superlatives. Hell, we can even forgive the company’s controversial decision not to serve cocktails until after the press conference, …

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Back to the Future is Here!!

Back to the Future is Here!!

November 16, 2015 @ 9:25 am by John Wenz

  Just in time for Back to the Future Part II to come true (well, maybe not the part about the Chicago Cubs), the Smithsonian hosted the first public demonstration of the Hendo hoverboard this weekend. The hoverboard doesn't require its own specialized track to work. Instead, it works on any conductive surface, meaning a skate park could just put a sheet of copper under a thin surface to make it hoverboard-ready. According to National …

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Ford Transit vs. Mercedes-Benz Sprinter

Ford Transit vs. Mercedes-Benz Sprinter

November 12, 2015 @ 8:45 am by Daniel Pund

        We didn’t drive three full-size modern vans 430 miles just to gain admittance to the 43rd annual Van Nationals. We also drove them there (with a dorm room’s worth of furniture from IKEA) so we’d have a place to sleep away our drunkenness. Oh, right, and also to perform a comparison test of the newest big boys. After what seemed like a century of incremental improvements to the …

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George Barris passes away at 89

George Barris passes away at 89

November 10, 2015 @ 9:40 am by Ze Otavio

  King of the Kustomizers George Barris passed away this morning at the age of 89. Surely to be remembered as the man who designed the Batmobile for the 1960s Batman TV series, his influence extended well beyond Hollywood. A California native, Barris began customizing cars at 14 alongside his brother Sam in Sacramento. The pair moved to Lynwood in Southern California after World War II, and they soon developed a reputation for …

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Recrafted Tires

Recrafted Tires

November 3, 2015 @ 1:55 pm by Dom Sherman

Every year, more than 200 million worn-out tires get replaced and another 15 million leave the road on scrapped cars. That’s a lot of round, black blight collecting in vacant lots and piling up into unsightly mountains. Fires that start in such mounds are notoriously hard to extinguish. Traditional landfill ­disposal isn’t viable because tires are bulky and buoyant. When their cavities fill with methane, the tires migrate to the …

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