This Homemade Gymkhana With An Old Subaru Is Downright Incredible

Ken Block’s Gymkhana series is great. It has the ridiculous stunts, the precision driving and the production quality that can hold someone’s attention for 10 minutes. But there’s always a slight disconnect—shutting down public streets, playing with shiny, nice, expensive cars—from the everyday human being.

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United’s PR Nightmare Means You Can Fly Internationally For Cheap

The United Airlines nightmare began with a bloody passenger dragged from a plane, was made worse with a wedding-bound couple kicked off of a flight, and, most recently (maybe, United has done a lot lately), continued with the death of a giant rabbit. But if you’re still willing to fly with these folks, it’s getting…

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Chinese Hackers Show How To Steal Your Car With $20 Of Hardware

I’ve never really been crazy about proximity keys, mostly because I’m a scatter-brained fool. The overall car industry loves them, though, and most new cars use these types of keyless entry systems. A team of Chinese researchers have figured out a very clever and cheap way to hack the passive keyless entry system and…

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Cat Asserts Its Dominance Over The Philadelphia K9 Unit

This is a cat on top of a police car. But it’s not just any police car. This anarchist cat decided to hop onto a car belonging to the Philadelphia Police Department’s K9 unit, ignoring the cautionary “police dog” warning letters as aloofly as a cat could—because cats rule and dogs drool, if you missed this feline’s…

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McLaren Says No T-Tops On A 720S For Any Price

McLaren is building some of the most impressive performance cars on Earth right now. And if you’ve really got bucks, McLaren Special Operations offers “almost limitless customization” for your new machine. But sawing a 720S into a high-rent Burt Reynoldsmobile is apparently a line that shall not be crossed.

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This Racing Crash Will Make You Want To Wear 10 Layers Of Bubble Wrap

When watching this crash from the Pirelli World Challenge weekend at Virginia International Raceway, it’s hard to decide what’s wilder: how violently this race car tumbled off of the track, or the fact that the driver climbed right out of the car and was released from a nearby medical center.

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Valtteri Bottas Gets An Intense First-Career Formula One Victory 

Team orders weren’t a factor among the Mercedes camp at the end of Sunday’s Formula One Russian Grand Prix, with teammate Lewis Hamilton nearly half a minute back from leader Valtteri Bottas in fourth. But Bottas had a closing Sebastian Vettel to worry about, squeezing through to an intense first victory.

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