Ferrari California Road Trip

Behind the wheel of the entry-level roadster

Ferrari invited us to San Diego to test drive the new Ferrari California, and I fortunately drew the lucky straw at our editor’s meeting. We have always held Ferrari in great esteem for its dedication to design and innovation, but hadn’t thought of ourselves as Ferrari enthusiasts. That’s changed now that I’ve had the opportunity to spend a day with one of the most exciting …

2009 Ferrari 599XX and Maserati Gran Turismo

Kicking off this year's New York International Auto Show last week, we attended the U.S unveiling of the new Ferrarri 599XX and Maserati GranTurismo S Automatic at Ferrari's Park Ave showroom. Both were originally exhibited at the Geneva Auto Show a few weeks prior and are the focus of much desire. While the GranTurismo is the more practical choice, the Ferrari, a professional level race …

Virus-Powered Car Batteries

Responding to the growing need for high-functioning rechargeable batteries, scientists at MIT came up with virus-powered versions, a remarkable idea that may just be the next big thing in green tech. Using genetically engineered viruses that essentially build a cathode, the upshot is a battery that can be charged up to 100 times without losing any of its capacity (improvements are expected). What's more, the …