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Breakdown: Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental

Just last month the all-new Boeing 747-8 Intercontinental embarked on its maiden test voyage from Paine Field in Everett, Washington and with it, a legacy that started 42 years ago entered another chapter of its storied life. The 747 is a modern-day icon, representing a crux of engineering, design and ambition — maybe even more...

Like father, like son

Breakdown: 2012 McLaren MP4-12C

A. Cutting Edge: Formula 1 technology and design inspired. Schuey would be jealous. B. Automotive Weightwatchers: Extensive use of carbon fiber for rigidity and lightness C. High-tech Bathtub: Carbon-fiber monocell for driver safety and structural integrity D. Talk about Details: Magnesium dash support beam instead of steel to save weight E. Not Just a Pretty...

So good, you forget about Ferrari World

Breakdown: Ferrari 458 Challenge

A. Smart: Steering wheel mounted Manettino to adjust F1-Trac high-performance traction control system, suspension and E-diff settings B. Symphonic: Intentional removal of the audio system so you can hear the sonorous V8 and listen to yourself scream with joy C. Sleek: Formula 1 aerodynamics to decrease lift and increase downforce and cooling. More traction, less...