The McLaren 600LT Spider: A lighter, more focused track supercar

Enlarge (credit: Jonathan Gitlin) Although we make every effort to cover our own travel costs, in this case McLaren flew us to Phoenix to drive the 600LT (and the 720S Spider; more on that next week) and provided two nights in a hotel. I’ll admit it: I wasn’t sure if I was going to like […]

There’s a type of spider that produces milk for its babies because evolution is wild

portioid/iNaturalist CC BY-SA 4.0 Researchers in China studied Toxeus magnus, a species of jumping spider, and discovered that its mothers nursed babies with their own secreted “milk.” The milk has about four times the amount of protein typically found in cow’s milk. Scientists believe the female spiders developed this ability in response to food shortages […]

2019 Fiat 124 Spider Abarth will at least look and sound faster

[unable to retrieve full-text content] Filed under: Fiat,Convertible,Performance An optional dual-mode exhaust promises to give the 124 Abarth the sound it deserves. Continue reading 2019 Fiat 124 Spider Abarth will at least look and sound faster 2019 Fiat 124 Spider Abarth will at least look and sound faster originally appeared on Autoblog on Wed, 05 […]

Rare Rides: NSU’s New Way to Wankel, the Spider From 1965 (Part II)

In Part I of this four-part NSU Rare Rides series, we covered the beginning of the NSU brand and its initial product offerings — which included knitting machines. The company moved into bikes and motorcycles, as well as a three-wheeler considered a midpoint between motorcycle and car. The engineers were certainly busy, but all was […]

McLaren 570S Spider Canada Commission is for our northern neighbors

McLaren’s MSO custom division seems to stay quite busy. Every few months they seem to have a new special configuration to offer buyers. Sometimes they’re a bit silly or unimpressive, but other times they create something really unique and cool. This McLaren 570S Spider falls into the latter category. It’s called the Canada Commission, and […]

Junkyard Gem: 1974 Fiat 124 Sport Spider

Fiat sold the Pininfarina-designed 124 Sport Spider in North America for the 1966 through 1980 model years, followed by a few years of importation by Malcolm Bricklin as the Pininfarina Spider. During the 1970s, these cheap and lightweight sports cars sold well, and enough of them still await oft-postponed restorations that plenty of them still […]

Man’s attempt to torch spider turns into unmitigated disaster

Published time: 9 Jan, 2018 12:55 Residents of a Californian apartment block have been forced out of their homes after a man set the building on fire while trying to kill a spider by setting it alight. The man tried to kill the arachnid using a propane torch after spotting it in his bathroom in […]

Jessica Jones Gets Season 2 Premiere Date, Spider Man-Mocking Teaser

Jessica Jones will be back on the case in March. RELATEDIron Fist Renewed for Season 2, New Showrunner Is Named In Season 2 of Marvel’s Jessica Jones, the New York City private eye is beginning to put her life back together after murdering her tormenter, Kilgrave (played by David Tennant). Now known throughout the city […]