Some crazy hill climbing from Formula Offroad Finland 2012. Ends with extreme jumps and roll overs all the way to the bottom.
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Since 2008, the Justice Department has been using license plate scanners to track millions of cars in real-time around the U.S. as part of a massive domestic intelligence-gathering program that’s largely been kept secret. It’s like PRISM for cars and we have no idea how big it is.
The program, run by the Drug Enforcement Administration, was originally developed as a way to monitor vehicles used for drug trafficking, but the database is now employed by both federal and local authorities to track people accused of … More
Drivers trying to calculate whether it’s practical to own an electric car are facing a new math.
U.S. gas prices have fallen more than $1 per gallon over the last 12 months, to a national average of $2.06, according to AAA. That makes electric cars — with their higher prices tags — a tougher sell.
“Fuel savings are … More
Starting the only known street-legal, jet-engined Corvette is easy. Push the buttons on the console to turn on the igniters inside the Pratt & Whitney turbine (assuming you’ve put jet A fuel into the tank, although it will run on nearly anything that burns.) Engage the starter so the turbines begin spinning up to 30,000 rpm. Push in a T-handle that looks like a choke from a 1940s sedan, and once the engine’s at speed, turn the igniters off. Don’t worry — you’ll know when it’s running by the sound of a jet surrounding you.
The Jet Vette was the creation of Andy and Vince Granatelli, created in … More