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Future Car: 2015 Aston Martin Vantage

February 22, 2013   ·   0 Comments

Even boutique automakers can’t escape new rules for lower emissions and higher mpg. That’s why Aston Martin is paring pounds and toning-up engines for its ...

Future Car: 2014 Jeep Grand Wagoneer

Jeep dusts off a classic nameplate for a luxury version of its latest Grand Cherokee, likely with 3-row seating. The new Grand Wagoneer will be ...

Future Car: 2014 Porsche Macan

The Carrera of compact crossovers or a Porsche-prepped Audi Q5? The “baby Cayenne” will be both. Many other questions await answers but the Macan should ...

Future Car: 2014 BMW 1-Series Compact

Inside This Article 1.  Reality Check: 2014 BMW 1-Series Compact 2.  3.  BMW goes front-wheel drive–really–for a new smaller car based on its next-generation Mini. ...

Future Car: 2015 Jaguar XS

Jaguar plans a new premium-compact car to chase the BMW 3-Series, and it promises to be far more special than the old X-Type. The XS ...

What is a Nor’easter?

Nor’easters can occur in the eastern United States any time between October and April, when moisture and cold air are plentiful. They are known for ...

Future Car: 2016 Cadillac LTS

Is this a good time to launch a new ultra-premium car? That’s the question facing General Motors about its long-rumored “flagship” Cadillac. Though work is ...

How the Electoral College Works

Do you remember voting for the president in a mock election in elementary school or junior high? Maybe you selected your candidate at random because ...

Flight Pictures

Wilbur and Orville Wright launched a century of aviation when their plane, the Wright Flyer I, took flight on Dec. 17, 1903.(Wright State University Archives) ...

10 Completely False ‘Facts’ Everyone Knows

Different Parts of Your Tongue Detect Different Tastes. Lots of people think different parts of the tongue are fine-tuned to detect different tastes. The tip ...

The Most Embarrassing Moments in the History of Science

What? Scientists get things wrong? We know. It’s shocking to hear, but science isn’t always an exact science. Mistakes do happen — and they often ...

Future Car: 2014 Lotus Elan

It replaces the mid-engine Evora and could thus be the most significant of five new models coming by mid-decade from Britain’s Lotus Cars. The 21st-century ...

Future Car: 2014 Jaguar XK200

Jaguar plans a million-dollar “eco supercar” based on its show-stopping C-X75 Concept. The XK200 won’t use micro-turbine engines, but race-car engineering will make this range-extender ...

Future Car: 2014 Porsche 918 Spyder

Porsche’s next flagship sports car is–wait for it–a tech-heavy plug-in hybrid. Ultra green and ultra mean, the slinky 918 Spyder will also be ultra costly ...

How Rent-to-own Homes Work

You’ve just bought the home of your dreams, signed the contract and packed the moving van — you’re all set, right? Not if you haven’t ...

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