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Sky and F1 Owners Back Drone Racing

The powers that think they have the clout to decide what we like are going in big on the Drone Racing League, with a conglomerate of backers -- including Sky and F1's new owner Liberty Media -- pumping more millions into the sport they hope might be the next big thing. Read More >>

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Jet-Powered Hearse Could Top 200mph, Says Maker

Speed and engineering enthusiast Matt Mckeown has a new project on the go. He's modifying a 1992 Ford hearse by sticking a jet engine in it, because he has a spare jet engine or two kicking about in the garage and why on earth not? Read More >>

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McLaren Tests 3D-Printing on-the-go at Bahrain GP

McLaren says, and it's not known for lying, that it's going to 3D-print some parts of its race cars in the paddock at the Bahrain GP, as the speedy manufacturing process means it's able to make last-minute switches to specs to suit race day conditions. Read More >>

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Electric MotoGP Races are Coming by 2019

The organiser of the MotoGP bike racing series is about to embrace the electric movement, revealing a plan to introduce a standalone electric bike event to run alongside the petrol MotoGP tournaments from the 2019 season. Read More >>

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This Unbreakable Racing Drone is Perfect for Terrible Pilots

There’s a reason nature uses eggs to protect offspring who develop outside their mothers. Domes are inherently strong and durable, so it also makes sense to build a drone with a similarly bulbous shape to help it survive crashes, collisions, and other accidents when an amateur pilot is at the controls. Read More >>

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Everything is Very Bad, So Watch This Dog Run Really Fast

Here’s Jeff Brines and his dog Tucker, just enjoying some bike trails in Targhee, Wyoming. Brines captured this footage of his dog out-racing him and his mountain bike, all while offering loving words of encouragement. Watch Brines pop wheelies and yell “Let’s go get it!” at Tucker. They’re having a great time. Read More >>

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Jet-Powered Hearses, Shopping Trolleys and Sheds Battle for World Speed Records

A race event over the weekend saw world records fall and much exotic fuel burned, as attendees at North Yorkshire's Elvington Airfield watched weird vehicles attempt to out-weird and out-race each other. Read More >>

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Sky Snaps up TV Rights to Another Huge* Sport — Drone Racing

Sky TV has thrown a staggering -- for us, not them -- $1m at the Drone Racing League, in a deal that will bring indoor drone action to the screens of its subscribers. Read More >>

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Hot Wheels’ New RC Cars Have Minds of Their Own

Racing your Hot Wheels cars usually requires a good imagination, a makeshift track, and a lot of DIY sound effects. But with the new Hot Wheels AI race system, you can finally race your friends, or a computer opponent, on a real track, without needing a smartphone—or a driving license. Read More >>

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Cyclist Goes Full Superman, Beats Everyone

Pro tip to cyclists: sailing through the air horizontally while gripping your handlebars for dear life is the most efficient way downhill. Read More >>

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Racing Hydroplanes Looks Terrifying

Hydroplane racing seems like one of those sports where fans only watch in hopes of seeing a spectacular crash. Read More >>

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What Happens When a 850 Horsepower Truck Races a 10,000 Horsepower Car

Well, you know exactly what’s going to happen. When a car has 10 times the horsepower of a truck, the truck is going to get smoked. The question is how bad will the torching be? Hilariously bad. Read More >>

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The Chaos of Racing Old-Timey Vehicles Is More Exciting Than Formula One

As the world’s premiere auto racing league, the cars that compete in Formula One are technological marvels. But watching what goes into racing vehicles from the turn of the century gives you a greater appreciation for what our ancestors had to deal with to quench their need for speed. Read More >>

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Watch a Terrifyingly Fast 115 MPH Drone Race a Sports Car

Drone racing is exciting in its own right, but for spectators the sport still can’t quite match the horsepower and top speeds of auto racing—or can it? Nissan’s GT-R drone, designed and built by Tornado XBlades Racing, can hit a top speed of 115 miles per hour. It can accelerate from zero to sixty in under 1.3 seconds. Read More >>

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London May Lose Next Season’s Formula E Races

Event organisers, council officials and even judges are still working out if this summer's scheduled London Formula E weekender can go ahead in July, with one bargaining chip said to be a promise that it won't come back again next year if it's okayed for this. Read More >>