The 2020 Corvette Stingray puts the power behind the driver.
Building a car that's also a boat is hard, but their numbers are increasing.
The sort-of-self-driving cars of the near future might pose a problem
A connected, smart, and fun vision of tomorrow
Three cars will demonstrate their new focus on performance
Local Motors is building "micro-factories" and plans to sell a printed electric vehicle in 12 to 18 months
Its makers are hoping to have it assembled and ready to roll by the end of the week.
Meet the new Ford F-150
A millennial responds to his automobile-loving, autonomy-wary critics
Robots can already outdrive humans. Now everyone needs to get out of their way.
Five technologies that will shape the cars of the future
PopSci's old-school guide to maintaining your tires, troubleshooting your carburetor, and driving without accidentally killing anyone
How Silicon Valley engineers are transforming cars into very smart, very fast and increasingly opinionated information systems
Would you take these seaplanes and other vehicles out for a ride? We'd take our chances on the marsh buggy, but would probably strap on a life vest (or two) while riding the amphibious bicycle
In the heart of coal country, our little ultra-efficient car turned heads
Winged tanks, a torpedo-shaped aerobile, and flying cars designed by the 20th century's most renowned aviation minds
Humans make terrible drivers. Research shows we're panic-prone, unpredictable and slow to react behind the wheel. Now a new breed of robot cars promises to eliminate human error for safer roads, less traffic and major fuel savings
Ride into the future on three wheels
A deeper look at polar ice. An electric-car renaissance. The death and rebirth of major scientific experiments. Read on to discover what this year has in store
Japan's Keio University created the shocking Ellica, an electric supercar that could out-run some of the world's fastest exotics. Now for their next trick -- public transportation.
Nissan is going to manufacture the Leaf in the thousands (maybe the hundreds of thousands). We took the first publicly drivable model for a spin
Forget UFOs. The first circular aircraft could soon hit the market right here on Earth. They won't take you to space, but they might just be worth the long—very long—wait
PopSci's new automotive guru flogs one of the year's most anticipated sports cars—the 2009 Nissan GT-R
Check out our photo highlights from the 2008 New York International Auto Show
At this year's NYIAS, nostalgia is king. Launch our gallery to see why
Nine myths and misconceptions, and the truth about why hydrogen-powered cars arenâ€™t just around the corner
For the modern soapbox derby, all you need is gravity-and $30,000
For 64 years, concept cars have wooed and wowed the driving public. Many made empty promises, but the best foreshadowed real technological change.
If racecar designers werenâ€™t constrained by speed-stifling rules, theyâ€™d create monsters of suction capable of doing 300+ mph ... upside down.
What would happen if an architect renowned for his unruly, twisted-metal structures decided to craft a new kind of automobile? We´re about to find out.
Cars that think for us! Cars that change shape at will! Cars that scream along underground at twice the speed of sound! Itâ€™s a cinch to predict the future of the automobile. But how do we get there?
American visionaries, cranks and con men have long sought the simple key to boosting the efficiency of the gasoline engine. Now a barefoot tinkerer in India believes he has unlocked the door. Is he for real?
Under the hood of the 1,001-horsepower Bugatti Veyron is a 16-cylinder tale of big egos, aggressive engineering and media sniping.
Popular Science brings 7 visionaries together to predict the trajectory of aviation in its second century.
He's the Henry Ford of the lithium-ion-powered auto. Call this his Model G.
At age 14, he was setting model-airplane records. At 32, he was an international soaring champion. Now, almost 50 years later, his company, AeroVironment, designs the most innovative unmanned aerial vehicles. To Paul MacCready, it's all the same thing.
Bicycles can cost $4,000. Some are branding exercises. But when BMW designs a 2-wheeler, expect some serious engineering.
First look at the guts of GM's fuel cell Autonomy car
The inside account of how GM stole the Detroit auto show by hustling its Pontiac Solstice off the sketchpad and onto the stage in record time.
Forget what you know about gas-electric vehicles: The next generation is built for performance.
An inside look at the DeltaWing, the boldest--and most polarizing--racecar design in decades
While other college kids study, sleep, and party, disciplined teams of gearhead geniuses-in-training duke it out for trophies-and the chance to build the cars of tomorrow-at the premier university-level car race
Sony and other unlikely car designers.
This is the engine, fuel tank, and transmission of a revolutionary new kind of car. In this feature, we offer a first peek at the cool designs it makes possible.
Greener than a Prius and hotter than a Maserati, the Fisker Karma promises to change the way the world thinks about electric cars. The only problem is that nobody outside the company has driven one yet. Will Henrik Fisker tempt buyers into the electric age, or is he already a relic of the past?
The long journey to make the fastest car on the planet
It's Bentley's bid, seven decades later, to reclaim the Le Mans throne. It's an experimental car. We're going 190 mph.
After months of anticipation, Chevy releases its final Volt design
Gordon Murray may have been responsible for some of the most highly prized race cars and one legendary sports car, but his latest trick will be far more fuel-efficient, with space enough for a threesome
The team at Terrafugia is about to fulfill the fantasy of every driver pilot: a consumer vehicle that can take to the highways and the skies. All they have to do is finish the first one
It's always sunny in Los Angeles
The good, the bad, and the hideous
Far-out supercar concepts, innovative alt-energy vehicles, and more than one pair of hot triplets--it's all at the NYIAS this week, and automotive editor Eric Adams is on the scene
“Party for a Solar Powered New York” yields some innovative solar-powered toy cars
BMW's latest design and powertrain study may have a clinical-sounding name, but beneath that avant-garde skin and lab-coat-tested powertrain beats the heart of an ultimate driving machine
We cover all the bases: droolworthy visions, dramatic departures, genre-defining pioneers and true forehead-slappers (a nuclear-powered Ford sedan? Why not!).
Britain's Richard Noble, the reigning king of land speed, is building a rocket on wheels to shatter his own record. The only problem: A ragtag American team might beat him to it
Secretive startup shows off electric concept car FFZERO1 at CES
PopSci editor Seth Fletcher reports from the front lines
An industrial designer's award-winning concept for a taxicab generates interest from car builders in Mexico. Could that nation's capital become a test bed for cars for hire?
Nissan has produced a quick, fun-to-drive, technologically sophisticated pure-electric car. But inevitably, limited driving range makes it a daily commuter, not a road-tripper
Popular Science is covering the 2015 North American International Auto Show. Here's a taste of the big news we expect.
Motor Trend magazine speculates on the tech company's auto, to unbelievable results
How to recreate auto tech from 60 years ago.
New I-Pace is a breakthrough achievement—and a hell of a fun car.
It can get to 60 miles per hour in under three seconds.
Swedish concept: sexy or sexist?
Our intrepid reporter recaps the coolest concepts, plus some models you (or your rich uncle) can actually buy.
Whether you're struggling to afford your first set of wheels or looking for a luxury-mobile, you'll find it here.
U.S. automakers are thinking big -- and building small.
Tesla says the founder of rival Fisker Coachbuild stole confidential information in order to build a competing vehicle.
An innovative fuel-generating system could bring car racing into the green era
Futurists foresee a world where motorcycle builders go four wheeling, Formula One takes on the city and the Karma comes to life
With promises of production by early next decade, car makers focused their energies on battery power at this year's Paris motor show
A crowdsourced, street-legal rally racer; Neil Young's electric Lincoln Continental; tinkering with an Audi R8's computer for crazy horsepower boosts--and much more
A short history of the automobile's biggest life saver
Jake Loniak is a college junior; he's also the inventor of one of the most innovative concept vehicles we've seen in ages. Inside: the electric exoskeleton motorcycle and an exclusive video of the beast in action
The supercar is capped at just 236 miles per hour.
Every car on the list is worthy of a poster.
Volkswagen's canoe-skinny mini could do New York to D.C. on 1 gallon of gas.
This upcoming luxury sedan will go head-to-head with the Bentley Continental in the battle for high-dollar dominance
The ultra-luxury car will be two feet shorter than a Mini Cooper, and come as an accessory to your regular Aston Martin
It looks just like a Honda from the 1960s, but the EV-N concept's tech is totally naughties
Gas misers they're not. Monsters and marvels they are. We dissect powerplants from the United States, Germany, England, and Italy to find four spins on the tech of big torque.
The crowds were back and the sense of impending doom was gone. But the proliferation of safe designs and shortage of insane concepts shows an industry playing it safe.
One of the most inspiring shows we've been to