Of Course Flyin' Miata Will Stick A V8 Into The New Miata

"IT DOESN'T HAVE ENOUGH OF TEH POWER!!!1!" the naysayers will scream about the 2016 Mazda Miata, even though it sounds like an absolute delight as well as a marvel of modern weight-saving and engineering. But for the people who always want more, Flyin' Miata says they'll have them covered. » 1/30/15 5:12pm 23 minutes ago

You Should Never Ever Ever Purchase A Manufacturer Buyback Vehicle

From time to time someone asks me what happens to all those lemons the manufacturers buy back from my clients. Or, sometimes, "Should I purchase a manufacturer buyback vehicle?" The answer – based on 23 years of work in the field – is a Taylor Swift-esque Never Ever Ever. » 1/30/15 4:58pm 36 minutes ago

eBay Challenge: The Best Four-Cylinder Cars For Less Than $4,000

What happens when you want great fuel economy, rock solid reliability, and don't want to sublet a kidney for it? You buy a four-cylinder, that's what, jabroni. This week's challenge is to find the absolute best four-cylinder cars money can buy for less than a $4,000 budget on eBay. Bonus points if they're all one… » 1/30/15 4:50pm 44 minutes ago

Water Skiing In An Airplane Is The Ultimate Aquatic Thrill

If you've ever wanted to experience the feeling of gliding on the surface of the water, but don't have skis, a rope, or even a boat, just jump into a Piper Cub, grab a few buddies and get wet with the formation airplane water skiing craze. Watch as this trio of pilots demonstrate how to use hydroplaning to their… » 1/30/15 4:35pm 59 minutes ago

The Best Batman Ever Drove A Custom Atari-Equipped '71 T-Bird

I can't believe I never heard of this guy until very recently. I can't believe most of us haven't heard of this guy. Because Willie Perry may just be the closest thing we've ever had to an actual, no-joke super hero. Like Batman, he had no made-up powers; unlike Batman, he wasn't rich. But he had the badass car, and… » 1/30/15 4:11pm Today 4:11pm

A Better List of the Automotive Instagram Accounts You Must Follow


Instagram is a fun, especially if you love cars. It became widespread initially from the social aspect of sharing photos with friends, but I think it's maintained momentum because, along the way, it's become a legitimately creative medium. A few months back, Chris Perkins wrote a post about automotive Instagram… » 1/30/15 3:49pm Today 3:49pm

Should I Purchase A Manufacturer Buyback Vehicle?

Yes, folks, it's already Friday! And that means it's time for everyone's favorite Friday feature, Letters to Doug, wherein you write me a series of complicated, challenging letters that cover a wide range of pertinent automotive topics, and I cherry pick the one that's easiest to respond to! » 1/30/15 3:03pm Today 3:03pm

IndyCar Didn't Even Know Brazil Was Canceling Its Season Opener

According to USA Today, IndyCar's season opener at the Autódromo Internacional Nelson Piquet in Brasília has been canceled. Brazilian reports suggest that the government agency that owns the track itself and was funding the event pulled out at the last minute, leaving IndyCar's March 8 opener without a home. » 1/30/15 2:46pm Today 2:46pm

You Can Still Buy A Brand New 1992 Lancia Delta Integrale HF Turbo

The thing about the Delta HF Turbo is that Martini livery or not, you want an unmolested car. A friend of mine went all the way from Hungary to the Netherlands to get one without any "upgrades," but even that couldn't be as clean as this time warp, headed for auction with just 31 delivery miles. » 1/30/15 2:24pm Today 2:24pm

Millions Of 'Connected' BMWs Were Possibly Using Unencrypted Data

BMW sent a press release out today partially titled BMW Group ConnectedDrive increases data security. This is technically true, but doesn't quite get at the core issue: data security was 'increased' because there had been almost none. The German Automobile Association (ADAC) discovered this when they were able to… » 1/30/15 1:45pm Today 1:45pm

Timeline shows the potential future of Russia's next-gen fighter jet

Here's the potential timeline for Russia's T-50 PAK-FA, the fifth generation multirole fighter that will get the designation Su-50once it gets into production on January 2016. The nemesis to the American F-22 Raptor and F-35 Lightning II will fly with the flag of Russia, South Korea, India and Iran. » 1/30/15 1:01pm Today 1:01pm

Here Is Why No One Is Buying The Chevy SS

Recently, we posted about great cars that no one was buying. At number four was the Chevy SS, with a 415hp LS3 V8, rear-wheel drive and mag-ride suspension; it is a modern day E39 M5. The reason for such lackluster sales isn't because people don't want them, it is because they can't have the one they want. » 1/30/15 12:27pm Today 12:27pm

Get 50% Off ZeroLemon's Giant 20,000 mAh SolarJuice Battery

This ZeroLemon battery pack is simply put... epic. It's shockproof and rain-resistant, has huge capacity at 20,000mAh, and best of all – it's outfitted with solar charging capabilities if you're stranded without power. Jalopnik readers get 50% off + Free Shipping . » 1/27/15 5:43pm Tuesday 5:43pm

Get An Extra $100 Off The Epic 3DRobotics IRIS+ Quadcopter Drone

If Richard Branson is involved, chances are it's pretty cool. For a little while, Deadspin readers can get an additional $100 off the IRIS+ Super Drone (plus free shipping) with the coupon code "100flight" . This is the lowest price available on a very high end consumer drone that does it all. » 1/29/15 4:30pm Yesterday 4:30pm