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Felipe Massa to drive for Venturi in Formula E

He only stepped down from Formula 1 last November but Brazilian racing driver Felipe Massa is already ready to jump back behind the wheel, only this time in the Formula E Championship. Massa confirmed Tuesday he will drive for Venturi starting from the 2018/2019 season, the electric car racing series' fifth. He signed a three-year deal with the team and...

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The Michelin Tweel airless tire is now available

The tweel (a portmanteau of tire and wheel) has been a concept in the tire industry for some time now. If you're not familiar with that term, it refers to an airless tire. Michelin has been developing its tweel for over 10 years. Now the French tire giant is ready to bring this revolutionary roller to the market. Michelin Tweel Technologies is the name of...

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2019 Bentley Continental GT first drive review: the stuff of dreams

The day begins in a Sequin Blue 2019 Bentley Continental GT at the exclusive Kitzbuhel Country Club in the Tyrolean region of Austria. Set against verdant rolling hills and tooling through storybook villages, it would be easy to think one is lost in a fairy tale. This car's cabin is outfitted with two-tone Portland (cream) and Imperial Blue leather...

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2019 Porsche 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport race car storms Monza

Porsche motorsport engineers headed to Italy's Monza circuit in late April to conduct early tests of several race cars coming for 2019. Among them was the racing version of the upcoming 718 Cayman GT4 road car, which is expected to carry the Clubsport name of its predecessor (shown below). There aren't any solid details on the 718 Cayman GT4 Clubsport but...

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Why don’t pushrod engines have high redlines?

Pushrod engines may not be high-tech by today's standards, but they soldier on and have benefits of their own. One downfall, however, is their ability to rev. Pushrod engines tend to have rather low redlines. You won't find a GM small-block V-8 revving to 9,000 rpm, but there's a reason for it all. Jason Fenske of Engineering Explained is here to help us...

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MIT self-driving car can handle rural roads

Self-driving cars rely on loads of advanced technology to help them see and navigate the world around them. However, researchers at MIT have built a self-driving car that doesn't rely on 3D mapping or even visible lane markings to get where it needs to go. Instead, the team's MapLite technology enables the self-driving experience by combining basic GPS data...

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Cody Walker brings a Toyota Supra to Jay Leno’s Garage

You're in for a special episode of “Jay Leno's Garage” today. Cody Walker, the youngest brother of the late Paul Walker, visits Jay Leno and the comedian's famous garage with a 1993 Toyota Supra. But this isn't any old Supra. It's a right-hand-drive example shipped from Japan, probably not overnight, and the car looks to be in good condition...

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Devel Sixty 6×6 SUV smokes Mercedes-AMG GT in drag race

Dubai's Devel has started testing prototypes for a 6x6 super SUV dubbed the Sixty. Part of the testing included a trip to the drag strip where the Sixty managed to outmuscle a Mercedes-AMG GT sports car. Devel quotes a 0-60 mph time of 5.8 seconds for the Sixty, so the prototype in the video might be generating a little more power than the official 700-hp...

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What is an octane rating and what does it mean?

You pull up to the pump and you are presented with a few choices, and we're not talking about different fuel types here. We're talking, of course, about octane ratings. Those are large figures at the fueling station, and you know if you press the higher one you're going to spend more money. Why is that and what does is all mean? Jason Fenske from...

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Wolfgang Porsche shares his top 5 favorite Porsches

Dr. Wolfgang Porsche is the grandson of Porsche found Ferdinand Porsche. His older brother Butzi designed the 911. Wolfgang is a competent metalworker in his own right, but he's not getting his hands dirty these days. Dr. Porsche (how cool would that look on a business card?) helps run the good ship Porsche AG. He recently sat down with the Porsche video...

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