One of the greatest car races in the world is also a showcase for innovative engineering.
It will also tell you how long before they turn green.
Building a car that's also a boat is hard, but their numbers are increasing.
The supercar is capped at just 236 miles per hour.
A noisy debate about the world's fastest and most popular motorsport.
New study offers human understanding for autonomous hand offs
Elon Musk's plan for solar roofs, shareable cars, and maybe an Iron Man suit
The winner of the Autonomy Challenge will work with Grant Imahara to make it a reality
You can't just hold the home and lock buttons to solve this one
It will make pedestrian strikes like hitting a really, really big bug.
This was no Tokyo drift, but it was pretty fast and furious
Amazon Prime drones may have a challenger
Millions of the safety devices have turned deadly
That isn't even the weirdest thing about it
Taking humans out of the equation will transform the car of the future
Little cars flopped in the 1950s. Today, failure isn't an option.
World's largest automaker teams with Stanford and MIT on artificial intelligence driving
The perfect choice for an intergalactic midlife crisis
One of ten brilliant innovations from our 2015 Invention Awards
And once that's done? A self-flying car
We still want flying cars, but we'll settle for driverless ones.
It could be the future of military rescue.
A millennial responds to his automobile-loving, autonomy-wary critics
A millennial's message to automakers
An armadillo-inspired micro car from South Korea can shrink itself down to just 65 inches.
The first production plug-in hybrid sedan from Porsche
Because, seriously, what's the hold up?
Vertical takeoff. Hybrid power. Automatic landing. See it in action as it flies and drives.
It is impractical! And cool! And we would like to fly it.
Writing in 1925, British scientist A.M. Low predicted that we'd eat breakfast via feeding tubes and bald would be beautiful. This guy totally augured Go-Gurt and Vin Diesel.
An inside look at the DeltaWing, the boldest--and most polarizing--racecar design in decades
The plan costs $50 million, but it'll be unlike any roller coaster ever built
PopSci's old-school guide to maintaining your tires, troubleshooting your carburetor, and driving without accidentally killing anyone
650 horsepower at 7,500 feet
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
With the help of a few key exemptions
If only our Thanksgiving travel plans included rides on cross-country high-speed rails, propeller-powered monorails, and the mythical Long Island bullet train
Winged tanks, a torpedo-shaped aerobile, and flying cars designed by the 20th century's most renowned aviation minds
So far, it's just an idea
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
Just don't try to fly this 1934 contraption before reading all the fine print
Smartphone-based systems that let you commandeer your car from across the country
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
The fastest, most powerful Bentley ever is serious fun for the big-bucks crowd. It can also burn ethanol, adding just a touch of greenness
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
Terrafugia's Transition, an airplane that can drive on the highway, takes off for the first time
Fun with high-pressure hoses
A 3,700-mile intercontinental journey in a high-tech swamp boat? Bring it on
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
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
Chevrolet's latest sports car pairs supercar horsepower with driving comfort. Yes, we're sure it's a Corvette.
Electric cars battle performance purists as the UK's largest auto show turns green
When is a daredevil jump not a jump? When it's a flight
PopSci's new automotive guru flogs one of the year's most anticipated sports cars—the 2009 Nissan GT-R
A unique engine prototype cuts emissions and consumption without sacrificing power
PopSci heads to the 20th North American International Auto Show to bring you the mean, green machines about to flood our shores
Long before aerodynamics became synonymous with a well-made auto, an airplane engineer realized that he could marry land and air design for a more efficient vehicle
PopSci has been looking toward the near and distant future of the car for over 135 years. To coincide with car month here, see how some of our past predictions have survived the test of time.
Americaâ€™s favorite old-school videogame maker puts thirtysomethings in the virtual driverâ€™s seat of a suburban dream car
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
The Baja 1000 is the toughest road race on the planet. To win it, you need a lot of guts, a lot of money and a state-of-the-art new truck
A lucky eBay bidder could walk away with a one-of-a-kind Skycar prototype. Starting bid? Just $1 million
PopSci goes pedal-to-the-carbon-fiber in Honda's next-gen prototype fuel cell car after a rare one-on-one interview with Honda's president and CEO Takeo Fukui
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
For the modern soapbox derby, all you need is gravity-and $30,000
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.
How do you completely disassemble a classic sports car and rebuild it better than new? You take a deep breath and dive in.
In a field of teams using off-the-shelf tech, one delivered true innovation.
Toyota's concept MTRC serves up a pretty picture of auto software tech.
Where's the money for President Bush's bold new vision going to come from?
H2.0 assumes you are a professional driver on a legal track or safe private road.
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.
With the rutan-designed globalflyer, these adventurers tackle "the first great aviation challenge of the new century." Technology: cutting-edge. Risks: gigantic.
From pharaohs to dot-commers, nothing feeds the soul quite like an oversize project.
Under the hood of the 1,001-horsepower Bugatti Veyron is a 16-cylinder tale of big egos, aggressive engineering and media sniping.
The National Air and Space Museum in downtown Washington, D.C.
Popular Science brings 7 visionaries together to predict the trajectory of aviation in its second century.
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.
A rally racing guide to the Web
It's Bentley's bid, seven decades later, to reclaim the Le Mans throne. It's an experimental car. We're going 190 mph.
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.
In serious driving, one car's big brakes can outmaneuver another car's bigger engine.
More X Prize aspirants' plans
Import tuners, once kid brothers to small-block chevys, have grown up.
Concepts in aviation: Latest air-car design tactic aims at commercial applications.
Heads up: Civic at 3 O'clock
Old tech & new materials intricately combined for insane speed: the ingenuity of the top fuel dragster.
Seventy-five years after Charles Lindbergh shrank the globe by flying his single-engine Spirit of St. Louis across the Atlantic, another Lindbergh has piloted a small single-engine craft from New York to Paris.
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.