The 2014 Jalopnik Gift Guide: Ideas For Last-Minute Cheapskates

Christmas is three days away. Chanukah is over in two. You're lazy, and you're broke, so you haven't gotten any gifts yet. Not any movies, books, games, tasteful items, or really anything else. But we're not here to shame and judge – we're here to help. So here are some ideas, costing less than $25, to help you out,… » 12/22/14 4:39pm 4 minutes ago

Look at What This Father is Doing With This GoKart

This is a five horsepower, four-stroke, chain-driven, single speed, mad, mad, speed machine. It'll do 25mph, in fact, with my shivering ass a 150lb fully grown man-boy gripping and tugging at the pseudo-pro pleather wheel on a slighly less than level grade. This thing only has one purpose, and therefor it is a… » 12/22/14 4:33pm 9 minutes ago

​California DMV Will Blow Its Deadline On Rules For Self-Driving Cars

The California DMV set a deadline of January 1 to establish rules that would govern self-driving cars. The only problem is DMV officials can't figure out exactly how to set safety standards for robotic chauffeurs that are still years away from production.
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Spend All Your Cocaine Money On This Honest-To-God Miami Vice Ferrari

Two cars stand out in the legendary 1980s TV series Miami Vice: the first was the black Ferrari Daytona, actually a replica on a Corvette chassis, and a white Ferrari Testarossa, which was the real deal all day long, baby. Now's your chance to own one of the actual TV cars. » 12/22/14 3:51pm 51 minutes ago

Car Wash Employee Forgets What Pedals Do What, Totals Lexus

One of our readers, Mike, is, like many of us, interested in having a clean car. Also like many of us, he took his car to a local car wash. One of those places where you can reasonably expect your car to be cleaned and not rammed through four lanes of traffic, two parked cars, jumped over a curb and into a bush. Mike… » 12/22/14 3:34pm Today 3:34pm

Here Are Ten Of The Best Exotic Cars You Didn't Know You Could Afford

Do you enjoy swooning over exotic cars, but never seem to have the endless conveyor belt of cash that it takes to own one? Fear not, for I have compiled a list of bona fide exotics that are as affordable as any four wheeled mediocrity machine available today. Consider this a gift from your local neighborhood Tavarish. » 12/22/14 2:40pm Today 2:40pm

Lamborghini transformed into expensive lawnmower

They must be accustomed to wet roads up in Surrey, British Colombia. Even if they aren't experts in the rain at a minimum they're Canadian, so you'd expect local drivers to be courteous and friendly and generally very likable, even the Lamborghini-driving ones. All my expectations for our northern friends are blown… » 12/22/14 2:26pm Today 2:26pm

$14 IR Thermometer, Street-Legal Scooter, and More Deals

You might not think you need a non-contact thermometer in your tool box, but they're a ton of fun to mess around with, and can really come in handy for everything from cooking to home energy savings. If you want one for yourself, or you just want to start your holiday gift shopping,you can order one today for just » 12/22/14 2:15pm Today 2:15pm

The First A350 Design Sucked So Bad That Airbus Had To Scrap It

Airbus finally delivered its first A350 XWB today in Toulouse, France, to launch customer Qatar Airways. It's a milestone for the world's newest and most modern passenger jet, but Airbus would like everyone to forget how its A350 original design was so bad that airlines had almost zero interest in it. » 12/22/14 2:08pm Today 2:08pm

The Final Cup: RIP Cars & Coffee

It’s not often that the second-to-last of something gets commemorated. It isn’t called “The Penultimate Supper,” after all. But, this past Saturday was the first Cars & Coffee where everyone attending knew the bad news — after eight years and 400 Saturdays, the legendary weekend cruise-in car show planned to… » 12/22/14 1:39pm Today 1:39pm

​This Is The First 'Real' Build Of Google's Self-Driving Car

When Google announced its purpose-built, self-driving car program in May, the prototype it used for demos was a very rough, early build. After testing all of the different systems in a variety of prototypes, Google has built its first complete robo-pod that's ready to take to the streets. » 12/22/14 1:33pm Today 1:33pm

Five Base Model Cars You Should Buy 

It's that time again where your friends at Jalopnik have another Tom vs. Tavarish car buying advice throw-down. You may remember our last bout regarding financing. This time my partner says that base cars are penalty boxes and you should spend the extra cash. But here are five cars that are perfectly fine without any… » 12/22/14 1:11pm Today 1:11pm

Christmas comes early for Lewis Hamilton

"How'd you hurt your back Lewis?" "Oh, it was just a little off-season practice incident." That's how I imagine the conversation going at least, when reigning F1 champ Lewis Hamilton has to explain his inevitable ridiculous injury to Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff. What else would you expect after giving the world's… » 12/22/14 12:44pm Today 12:44pm

Red Light Cameras Are A Dangerous, Money-Grubbing Scheme, Study Says

Everyone who's ever gone through a yellow light, like a normal person, only for it to turn red just as you exit the intersection and then you see a giant flash pop up so you instinctively slam on the brakes in the desperate hope that you won't get a ticket, knows that this system just doesn't work. And now there's… » 12/22/14 12:38pm Today 12:38pm

EXCLUSIVE: This Is Nissan's Front-Engine GT-R LM Nismo Le Mans Racer

Nissan will be heading to the 24 Hours of Le Mans this year, with what we believe to be a reveal of their new race car set for the Super Bowl. We can't wait that long, so here's our exclusive early look at what the new Nissan GT-R LM NISMO, aka Nissan's new LMP1 car, will look like. » 12/22/14 12:02pm Today 12:02pm

This Year, Make Holiday Traffic Work for You

Whether you're full of yuletide cheer or just sad low-octane eggnog, there's one thing most people have in common this holiday season: there's a lot to get done! Suddenly, normally easy moments — like spending alone time in your car — become ideal places to have an anxiety attack, as you start dwelling on everything… » 12/22/14 12:00pm Today 12:00pm