The 2020 Corvette Stingray puts the power behind the driver.
It's built specifically with the racetrack in mind.
Mopar's crammed lots of power into this crate beast.
Every car on the list is worthy of a poster.
They're the Best of What's New.
Watch junkyard cars get new life as engine blocks. Photography by Stephen Mallon.
The outlaw duo died May 23, 1934. Their stolen Ford V8 could be relevant once more.
A noisy debate about the world's fastest and most popular motorsport.
This was no Tokyo drift, but it was pretty fast and furious
A connected, smart, and fun vision of tomorrow
Luxury supercars, hydrogen fuel cells, and fully autonomous cars -- in 15 years
Shedding pounds for speed and efficiency
From Acura's curvy NSX superhybrid to Infiniti's sophisticated Q60, these are our favorite vehicles from the 2015 North American International Auto Show
Popular Science is covering the 2015 North American International Auto Show. Here's a taste of the big news we expect.
Wearables and gesture controls are dazzling, but the most useful automotive innovations at CES are far more practical.
It is the best of what's new.
Hybrid electric coupes are fashioned for efficiency—with fangs
Head-up displays, cordless smartphone charging, and more
The first production plug-in hybrid sedan from Porsche
An electric hatchback from Mercedes-Benz, the track-ready, street-legal Jaguar XKR-S GT, and more!
The year's top tech innovations include the Tesla Model S, Chevrolet MyLink, Mercedes Benz's reinvented windshield wipers and more
Before making a run at the 1,000MPH mark next year, the Bloodhound team fires up their engine.
An inside look at the DeltaWing, the boldest--and most polarizing--racecar design in decades
Five technologies that will shape the cars of the future
The classic German sedan gets an exciting upgrade
PopSci's old-school guide to maintaining your tires, troubleshooting your carburetor, and driving without accidentally killing anyone
650 horsepower at 7,500 feet
The good, the bad, and the hideous
PopSci's earliest coverage of Model T's, sleazy car salesmen, and the must-have automobile accessories of the 1920s
How does GM encourage adoption of its mild-hybrid system? Make it standard
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.
A look at the inner workings of GM's plug-in car
See what happens when a 1927 Model T and a 1986 Mustang come together in an unholy (but fast!) union
It's always sunny in Los Angeles
Behind the wheel, we find that GM's highest-profile concept car has become a refreshing, radically different kind of production vehicle
Electric cars are nothing new: From lever-powered hybrids to generator-towing luxury cars, we've tracked their progress for nearly a century
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
Electric cars haven't killed the engine as we know it, yet. In fact, the century-old technology is getting stronger every year
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?
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
Lexus makes good on a five-year promise, with a high-horsepower, design-forward halo of a sports car made from cutting-edge materials. And it's got an equally superlative price tag.
Toyota looks to its past for an excitement transfusion. It also raids the Subaru engine laboratory, but it's OK. Toyota's a part-owner
A company that makes plug-and-play kits to let cars run on natural gas goes hotrodding. Will it convince the old roadster crowd to do low-emissions burnouts?
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
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
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
And thus began Carl Long's worst week ever...
At the height of the automotive industry crisis, carmakers tried to smile through the pain
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
Electric cars battle performance purists as the UK's largest auto show turns green
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
A plug-in concept from Volvo brings the power inside the wheels for increased efficiency and extra mileage
PopSci heads to the 20th North American International Auto Show to bring you the mean, green machines about to flood our shores
We put Lambo's latest limited-edition, $1.4 million supercar through its paces on an abandoned Italian airstrip. Video and photos galore inside
Peek into the future of automobiles at the show with more concepts and prototypes than any other
Our intrepid reporter recaps the coolest concepts, plus some models you (or your rich uncle) can actually buy.
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
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
See automotive editor Eric Adams's photo-guide to the slickest new rides and concepts unveiled at the industry's premier event in Detroit
The latest addition to Porsche's stable of sportscars may just be the sexiest yet
Inexpensive and efficient, the smallest cars are finally available in the U.S.
Zero to 60 in under five seconds: World's fastest grocery-hauler from Mercedes hot-rod division. Also tested: the fantastic new S65 AMG.
Racing technology, now and in the future
The Popular Science Automotive Buyerâ€™s Guide
You shouldn't need a degree in computer science to understand whatâ€™s going on under the hood of your next car. Here's your no-nonsense guide to the latest automotive -- and the coolest cars that showcase them
For 64 years, concept cars have wooed and wowed the driving public. Many made empty promises, but the best foreshadowed real technological change.
Youâ€™re pushing 185 mph. The trees to your left have melted into a green blur, the tachometer needle shakes frenetically as it nears the end of its ascent, and the engine is screaming.
If racecar designers werenâ€™t constrained by speed-stifling rules, theyâ€™d create monsters of suction capable of doing 300+ mph ... upside down.
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?
How do you completely disassemble a classic sports car and rebuild it better than new? You take a deep breath and dive in.
It's a moment fraught with exquisite anticipation and dread-the moment when your car's true power is laid bare for all to see.
They look like lawnmowers on steroids, but superkarts can keep pace with million-dollar Ferraris--150 mph on the straights and crazy Gs in the turns. The best value in racing is starting to get respect.
Under the hood of the 1,001-horsepower Bugatti Veyron is a 16-cylinder tale of big egos, aggressive engineering and media sniping.
Rally racers in super-modded street cars follow their own Cliffs Notes to navigate rocky dirt roads full of gullies and blind curves. The rawest form of racing is finally gaining traction in the U.S.
Automobiles: the latest in transmission tech
Import tuners, once kid brothers to small-block chevys, have grown up.
Inside stuff: A hidden feature launches the M3, but faster in Europe.
Old tech & new materials intricately combined for insane speed: the ingenuity of the top fuel dragster.
Tricked-up right out of the factory, and aimed young.
The all-new Nissan 350Z packs in a lot of technology at a little price.
Volkswagen's canoe-skinny mini could do New York to D.C. on 1 gallon of gas.
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 PopSci car test: Do performance and practicality really mix? We drive the new sport wagons.
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.
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.
Whether you're struggling to afford your first set of wheels or looking for a luxury-mobile, you'll find it here.
Forget what you know about gas-electric vehicles: The next generation is built for performance.
Technology beat the clatter and smoke of diesel car engines. It's time for a U.S. comeback.
It's two engines in one. Ford's dual-displacement engine runs on six cylinders for power, then switches to three for economy.
We test the muscle of the newest sports cars on the track.