​The Mercedes S550 Plug-In Hybrid Has An Eco-Friendly Foot Massager

Mercedes is out with its plug-in hybrid version of the S-Class, and in addition to packing a 8.7 kWh battery that can run the S for up to 20 miles on pure electricity, it's featuring some pretty interesting tech, including a gas pedal with haptic feedback. » 9/15/14 3:26pm Monday 3:26pm

Blowing Your Fire System At 390 MPH Is Pants-Shittingly Terrifying

Danny Thompson is out to realize his father's dreams by running an updated version of the Challenger II streamliner to 450 MPH. During a test last month, he was knocking on the 400 MPH mark when his fire suppression system decided Danny needed a bath. » 9/12/14 3:00pm Friday 3:00pm

​Ferrari Is Building 10 Special Edition Cars Just For Us Americans

This year marks Ferrari's 60th birthday selling in the states, and to commemorate that – and its kick-ass sales so far this year – it's creating 10 special edition models for the U.S. Please let it be the 458 Montana. Please let it be the 458 Montana. Please… » 9/12/14 1:35pm Friday 1:35pm

​Classic Car Shopping Just Got Dangerously Simple

You might remember Tailpipe.co from a few months back. It lets you search across a range of sites to find classic cars, and it promptly obliterated our productivity. But it left a bit to be desired, so after hearing our gripes they're relaunching at VintageWheels.com. We're the first to get a taste and your afternoon… » 9/10/14 1:16pm 9/10/14 1:16pm

The Model 3 Will Be The First Tesla With Auto Pilot

Elon Musk has made it clear that fully autonomous driving isn't a top priority for Tesla. Instead, he wants an auto-pilot system where the driver can cede control for short amounts of time, say, in traffic or on the highway. And the first Tesla to get that feature will be the Model 3. » 9/10/14 10:22am 9/10/14 10:22am

The Coolest Thing At This Massive Transportation Show Is 60 Years Old

I'm at the Intelligent Transportation Systems conference in Detroit, the biggest auto technology expo in the world. And after walking the aisles of Cobo for over two hours, this GM concept from 1956 is the coolest thing I've seen. That says something. » 9/10/14 9:52am 9/10/14 9:52am

This Amazing Vintage Car Photo Database Is Our Fappening

I can't overstate the magnitude of what Stanford has just unleashed. The university's Revs program has put out the most comprehensive image library of cars, racing, and the culture surrounding it in existence. There are nearly 200,000 images covering every marque, race, auto show, and everything in between over the… » 9/09/14 6:30pm 9/09/14 6:30pm

The Highway Fighter Is BMW's R nineT Finally Done Right

BMW handed out a dozen of its new retro R nineT motorcycles to some of the world's top customizers and told them to go to town. The results have been mixed. Some are clean, most are staid, and one was downright obscene. And then there's this, the Highway Fighter from Cherry's Company. » 9/06/14 6:27pm 9/06/14 6:27pm