​Mercedes-AMG Just Snagged A Stake In Motorcycle Maker MV Agusta

The rumors are true. Daimler has purchased a 25 percent stake in Italian motorcycle maker MV Agusta through its AMG performance arm, putting it (a quarter) on par with Audi, which purchased its rivals at Ducati in 2012, and of course BMW which has had its own motorcycle brand since the 1920s. » 10/31/14 11:44am Yesterday 11:44am

​This Electric Beetle Is A Masterpiece With A Price To Match

I've been on a resto-mod kick for the past few months, fantasizing about hopping-up a Volvo 122S, a vintage Mercedes, or maybe a Squareback. The combination of classic style and new tech is just too damn enticing, and on more than one occasion I've thought about going electric. Or I could just buy this. » 10/30/14 10:00pm Thursday 10:00pm

​Over 2 Million License Plates Were Scanned At The Mall Of America

A dozen cameras have been placed around our great monument to consumerism, the Mall of America, and over the last 3 months, they've managed to scan 2,275,357 license plates. Big Brother knows that you've got a serious Hotdog On A Stick problem. » 10/30/14 6:05pm Thursday 6:05pm

​Meet The Family That Brought The 'Outlaw' Porsche 356 Into The World

Anyone familiar with 50s-era Southern California customizers knows about the Valley Custom Shop in Burbank. Its founder, Neil Emory, wasn't into the chopped and dropped customs of the time, instead focusing on streamlined rides that came off as a complete reimagining of their humble origins. Over 60 years later, his… » 10/28/14 9:20pm Tuesday 9:20pm

​People Are Getting So Fat We're Making Obese Crash Test Dummies

Humanetics has been developing crash test dummies since the 1950s, beginning with aerospace research and eventually moving into automotive world. Now, 60 years later, it's developing the first obese crash dummy because, dammit, we love our 64-ounce Cokes and want to order a Doritos Locos Taco through an app. » 10/28/14 7:20pm Tuesday 7:20pm

There's A Box-Fresh Bimota DB1SR On eBay From 1987

There are few bikes more important to Bimota's history as the DB1. It's responsible for saving the company from financial ruin in the 80s, and the upgraded DB1SR is the pick of the litter. Finding one is North America is next to impossible. So finding one that hasn't been out of its crate since getting packed up in… » 10/28/14 6:08pm Tuesday 6:08pm

​The 570-HP R8 Competition Is The Fastest Audi Ever

Audi has run everything from Daytona to the Nürburgring in the R8 LMS. Now, as the sun sets on Audi's only supercar, it's finally offering the closest thing you can get to a road-legal racecar with the 570 horsepower, 199 MPH R8 Competition. » 10/28/14 2:02pm Tuesday 2:02pm

Fiat-Chrysler Quality Chief Leaves Because Of Abysmal Quality Reports

Less than 24 hours after four Fiat-Chrysler brands ranked last in the most recent Consumer Reports Auto Reliability Survey, Doug Betts, the automaker's Head of Quality is out the door to "pursue other interests." » 10/28/14 11:05am Tuesday 11:05am

​Mazda CX-3 Will Battle The Nissan Juke For Cute 'Ute Supremacy

The Nissan Juke is one of the most ridiculously entertaining compact crossovers on the market, and only one company could give that high-riding insectile freak a run for its money. And that's exactly what Mazda plans to do with the new CX-3. » 10/27/14 9:12pm Monday 9:12pm

​The Bienville Legacy Is An Engineer's Acid Trip On Two Wheels

JT Nesbitt doesn't design bikes – he completely reimagines them. You probably know him as the man behind the Confederate Wraith and G2 Hellcat, and after eight years of engineering he's created this, the Bienville Legacy, a 300 HP superbike that uses a single carbon fiber leaf spring as the suspension. » 10/27/14 7:30pm Monday 7:30pm

​This Little Dongle Is Going To Help Your Kids Learn To Drive

Automatic, the smartphone-connected OBDII dongle that does everything from tracking your gas mileage to diagnosing a check engine light, is getting into the drivers' ed business. It's called License+ and it's designed to keep tabs on new drivers during those crucial weeks and months after they're licensed.
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