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China Building Island Big Enough for Airstrip

Satellite images show China is building an island on a reef in the disputed Spratly Islands large enough to accommodate what could be its first offshore airstrip in the South China Sea,

Texas Woman Charged After Filing Amber Alert Over Stolen Car

yesterdayVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

A woman from Galveston, Texas, was just charged with filing a false report after reporting an Amber Alert to local police. An Amber Alert, which launches a massive public search effort to find a missing or kidnapped child, was in this case used in the hopes of finding her stolen SUV. Read more...

Mercedes-AMG GT designer says similarities with Porsche 911 unavoidable

yesterdayVehicles / Cars : Car Advice

In an exclusive interview with CarAdvice at the global launch of the all-new Mercedes-AMG GT, Mark Fetherston, exterior designer for Mercedes-Benz, said he makes no apologies for any similarities that some might see between the GT and Porsche 911. “There are classic sports car proportions that you kind of want in your car and you [...]

Maritime Reporter @ 75: The Daily Cartoon

 Maritime Reporter & Engineering News was founded by John J. O'Malley (1905-1980) in 1939, and today ranks as the world's largest audited trade publication

Mazda 2 sedan revealed, no sure thing for Australia

yesterdayVehicles / Cars : Car Advice

The new-generation Mazda 2 sedan was unveiled today ahead of its formal premiere at the Thailand motor show on November 28. The three-box version of Mazda’s entry model carries over the hatchback’s signature curves, and on first impressions avoids the pitfalls many ill-proportioned light-sized sedans fall into. The production model that will be shown in [...]

Check Out the Gold Concept Car Making Its Debut at the LA Auto Show

Lexus held the world premier of their brand new LF-C2 concept car on opening day of the Los Angeles Auto Show on Wednesday. The super shiny Grand Touring design comes in the form of a 2+2 roadster layout a... via

Video: McLaren P1 squares off against Porsche 918 in Evo track battle

Evo's side-by-side comparison of the McLaren P1 against the Porsche 918 Spyder isn't the first time we've seen England and Germany's ultimate automotive weapons sized up together; last month, Autocar tested them over the standing mile, with a Ducati 1199 Superleggera playing the joker. Show More Summary

Budapest's Elisabeth Bridge Turned 50 Today

yesterdayVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

The Elisabeth is the third youngest bridge of Budapest, being opened to the public on the 21st of November, 1964. Its load testing was completed with a fleet of Ikarus buses and Ganz UV trams a few weeks earlier. Read more...

Update: Explosion in the Gulf of Mexico

An explosion occurred aboard a production platform Thursday at West Delta 105, operated by Fieldwood Energy, resulting in one fatality and three injured. The Bureau

This Is What Happens When You Spend A Little More On Your Aston Martin

yesterdayVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

For the right price, Aston Martin will do to your expensive British car whatever you want as part of their Q customization program. Of course, when I hear "Q" is upgrading an Aston Martin I immediately think of adding missiles. Alas, not, but here here's a tasteful look at a tasteful Vanquish convertible they did. Read more...

Porsche Debuts 3 New Special & Limited Edition Models at LA Auto Show

The Los Angeles Auto Show is barely underway, with tons of reveals ahead of us, but we're probably the most excited for the three new special and limited edition Porsche debuts: the Porsche Panamera Ex... via

Ford F-150 gets up to 26 mpg with 2.7-liter EcoBoost engine

yesterdayVehicles / Cars : Leftlane

Despite the hype surrounding Ford's aluminum pickup, the Ram 1500 EcoDiesel still holds the efficiency crown with a 28-mpg highway rating.

Official: 2015 Ford F-150 to get up to 26 miles per gallon

The 2015 Ford F-150 is one of the most important US vehicle debuts in years, be it in the pickup segment or the entire marketplace. While we've already known about the truck's engine lineup, its payload ratings and we've even learned a bit about how it drives, the truck's EPA-estimated fuel economy ratings have remained a mystery. Show More Summary

Journo Posts Video Of Himself Doing 217 MPH In A Ferrari On A Highway

yesterdayVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

German autojournalist Matthias Malmedia posted the above video yesterday, knocking on the door of 217 miles an hour down a public highway. The whole video is strange. Read more...

Recall Alert: 2014 Land Rover Range Rover, Range Rover Sport and 2013-2014 LR4

Vehicles Affected: More than 28,000 model-year 2014 Land Rover Range Rover and Range Rover Sport luxury SUVs, and model-year 2013-14 LR4 luxury SUVs, all manufactured between Sept. 16, 2013, and June 30, 2014 The Problem: The tire pressure monitoring system...

Infiniti Synaptiq Concept Merges Human And Machine

Most automakers don't create detailed back stories for their concept cars, but Infiniti apparently felt its futuristic Synaptiq racer needed a little more context. According to the story, the Synaptiq competes in a race called the A.R.C.—the name stands for Air, Rally, Circuit—which transitions from a Formula One-style grand prix...

Recall Alert: 2015 Cadillac Escalade, Escalade ESV

Vehicles Affected: More than 1,000 model-year 2015 Cadillac Escalade and Escalade ESV luxury SUVs The Problem: The passenger-side instrument panel top cover may have been manufactured using an incorrect spacer fabric, causing a reduction of adhesion between the spacer fabric...

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