The secret engine technology that made the SR-71 the fastest plane ever

On December 17, 1903, the Wright brothers flew the first airplane ever at 6.8 mph (10.9 km/h). Only 61 years and five days later, the Lockheed SR-71 Blackbird took off. It's still the world's fastest airplane with a speed of 2,193 mph (3,530 km/h.) This fascinating video explains its top secret engine technology. » 12/21/14 11:42am A minute ago

Former Airline Official Says U.S. Air Force May Have Shot Down MH370

The former head of a now-extinct French airline is suggesting that Malaysia Airlines Flight 370 was remotely hijacked and flown into the southern Pacific Ocean, before being shot down by the U.S. Air Force, who was supposedly fearing a 9/11 style attack on the military base at Diego Garcia. » 12/21/14 10:01am Today 10:01am

Ex-F1 Doctor Claims FIA Tried To Have Him Fired Over Blog Posts

Dr. Gary Hartstein's blog, A Former F1 Doc Writes, is an excellent resource for anyone interested in motorsports and medicine. Unfortunately, FIA Institute President Gérard Saillant alleged that these posts violated Hartstein's contract with his current day job at the University Hospital of Liège.
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Meet The Sexy New 3-Holer BizJet – The Dassault Falcon 8X

You don't see many three-engined planes flying around these days. Cargo airlines like FedEx and UPS still fly variations of the DC-10 and MD-11, but nobody is hauling passengers on them anymore. But one jet builder, Dassault is sill building 3-engined planes, in the form of unique and sexy business jets. » 12/20/14 10:56pm Yesterday 10:56pm

Enjoy A 604HP, 738 lb-ft Of Torque V12 By Taking It To The Drag Strip

Torque Affair does a lot of fun and interesting things with cars. Which is great, because for so many of us, that's exactly the point of driving. Watch him take a massive V12 Mercedes Benz CL65 AMG to the drag strip and just let it go. Interesting to watch, and it sure looks like fun! » 12/20/14 4:48pm Yesterday 4:48pm

Watch A Formula Continental Start From The Back Row And End Up First

Formula car racing is nuts. Your bum is mere inches off the ground and the wheels and suspension are right there, out in the open. Graze your competitors a bit in a pass and your race is usually over. Here's a guy who makes twelve clean passes to work up to the front. » 12/20/14 3:43pm Yesterday 3:43pm

Read John Pearley Huffman's Last New York Times Review

I end up on the wrong side of critic John Pearley Huffman more often than not, likely giving him the impression that I don't like him. I do like him. And it's thus with a little melancholy and nothing but good will that I share his last review for The New York Timeslast because the paper is foolishly shuttering its… » 12/20/14 2:17pm Yesterday 2:17pm

Dion Von Moltke Tells TEDx How To Make It As A Pro Race Car Driver

TEDx talks are, admittedly, a bit of a crapshoot. Surprise! Here's one worth listening to. It's Flying Lizard driver Dion von Moltke explaining both how he got his start in racing as well as what it takes to make a living doing it. » 12/20/14 2:08pm Yesterday 2:08pm

Why Buy A Civic When You Can Get This Museum Quality Toyota Cressida?

Would you ever put a cast on a perfectly good leg? Of course you wouldn't, because there is never a need to fix something that isn't broken. The automotive representation of this useful saying is this damn near perfect 1986 Toyota Cressida that has everything you need and nothing you don't. Yours for less than the… » 12/20/14 1:00pm Yesterday 1:00pm

Stop Fawning Over Retro Liveries. It's Time For Something New.

Every time a professional race team swaps sponsors, switches cars or starts a new year, you always hear approximately 47 billion calls for them to go back to a classic livery. "Do the pink pig!" "You're not sponsored by Gulf, but can you do Gulf blue and orange anyway?" "ZOMG MAKE GULFTINI STRIPES!" » 12/20/14 12:00pm Yesterday 12:00pm

Here's Why The DOT's Baggage Numbers Mislead The Traveling Public

Every month, the Department of Transportation compiles a report card for the U.S. based airlines — their on time performance, customer complaints, and baggage handling. The baggage report itself is misleading, and doesn't paint an accurate picture of who loses the most bags. Let's look at why this is. » 12/20/14 11:00am Yesterday 11:00am

​Not April Fool's: Lotus Rumored To Be Making An Evora-Based Crossover

Way back in 2006 Lotus decided to have some fun for April Fool's with the Load Lugga, an El Camino'd Elise with a tow hook and a tailgate. The joke was obvious. It was the complete antithesis of what Lotus stood for. We laughed then. We're not laughing now. » 12/19/14 11:00pm Friday 11:00pm

We're Having 'A Moment' With The First Shots Of The SCG 003

It's been a good week for those of us champing at the bit to learn more about the Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus 003C. We've heard it start, watched video of it on the track, and discovered that the road version will be powered by a twin-turbocharged W12. Now we have photos. Oh yes, we have photos. » 12/19/14 10:30pm Friday 10:30pm

This Team Actually Wants To Build Elon Musk's Hyperloop

Could Elon Musk's Hyperloop tube system truly revolutionize mass transit? Maybe, if he had any inclination to do it. Right now it exists as little more than a brilliant concept from a guy whose hands are a little tied at the moment. But one California startup actually wants to make it happen. » 12/19/14 10:00pm Friday 10:00pm

How To Get Your Girl To Kiss When You Smell Like Oil And Other Answers

Hello, delightful word-readers! Have I told you how, collectively, I think Jalopnik has one of the best, smartest, and, let's be honest, assumed attractive readerships around? I'll stand by that, and I'll prove it with my tangelo-sized fists if I have to. So let's see what kinds of questions our wonderful readers have… » 12/19/14 9:30pm Friday 9:30pm

Get 47% Off The 6ft Certified iOS + Android Convertible Charging Cable

We've organized a special discount for Jalopnik readers on this awesome 2-in-1 convertible charging cable. It's 6 feet long, and can charge either iOS devices (via MFi-ceritified lighting port) or Android devices (via Micro-USB port). This is a great stocking stuffer, and for Jalopnik readers it's 47% off – just $21. » 12/18/14 2:50pm Thursday 2:50pm