Why Is This Surfing Website Lying About A 2015 VW Microbus?

I'm sure this is just some crappy attempt to gain web traffic at the expense of truth, credibility, and reality. The article itself sounds like it was machine-translated by a Commodore 64 and then typed into the web page by a monkey wearing mittens. But it's already been brought to my attention on Facebook. So what's… » 9/17/14 6:30pm 32 minutes ago

Watch These Russian Missiles Completely Tear Through A Derelict Wreck

We talk a lot about naval shells, torpedoes, and missiles here on Foxtrot Alpha, but it's not very often we get to see the heavy hitting stuff in action on the water. So here's supersonic ramjet-powered cruise missiles absolutely tearing apart a floating target. » 9/17/14 6:10pm 52 minutes ago

The Most Radical Citroën Dyane Buffet Tanker Truck Ever Built

I have to admit that Italy's car customization regulations are a mystery to me (having only spent time there as a tourist) but it seems that the laws must be based on Texas vehicle code and turning your Dyane in a faux tanker truck/buffet is just another weekend filled with welding fumes and cheap Chianti. » 9/17/14 4:39pm Today 4:39pm

Here’s Proof That An Exotic Car Won’t Melt In The Rain

There comes a time in the life of every aspiring journalist when he must put himself at risk of great personal peril in order to bring you a major developing story. Some go to treacherous riot zones and cover dangerous looting. Others go undercover to bring you tales of corruption and greed. As for me, I recently had… » 9/17/14 3:56pm Today 3:56pm

This Giant Sensor Packed Balloon Is About To Watch Over The Capitol

It may look like a pregnant blimp, but it packs one hell of a radar system. The Joint Land Attack Cruise Missile Defense Elevated Netted Sensor (JLENS) is an aerostat that can haul powerful radars and communications systems up to its perch at 10,000 feet, for weeks at a time. Which is exactly what it is about to do… » 9/17/14 3:16pm Today 3:16pm

Installing the 3M Paint Defender on a Focus ST

Hooniverse Associate Editor Jason Connor has a pretty rad machine in the form of his mountune Ford Focus ST. He has been taking it to the track, and hitting the canyons, while also using the car to serve as the occasional Hooniverse camera car. That means he's getting some paint chips on the nose of his beloved… » 9/17/14 2:56pm Today 2:56pm

2015 BMW M3: The Jalopnik Review

There are two types of premium compact super sports sedans: The BMW M3 is one type, the BMW M3-fighter is the other. The 2015 BMW M3 enters a more crowded ring of contenders than ever before. Is it still the top of the heap, or does it finally need to concede to its rivals? » 9/17/14 2:40pm Today 2:40pm

Would You Pay Ten Grand For A '97 Miata?

One could argue that the Mazda Miata is the "official car of Jalopnik." Miata love runs strong around here, and while I personally would never buy one, I can understand the appeal. But I'm not quite sure a '97 NA is worth $10,000, feel free to convince me otherwise. » 9/17/14 2:25pm Today 2:25pm

LA School District Gives Back Its Grenade Launchers But Keeps Its MRAP

The nation was up in arms over LA's school district having three grenade launchers in its possession for over a decade. Now the district's police department is giving them up. But also, uh, they're keeping their MRAP. » 9/17/14 1:59pm Today 1:59pm

Supercars Are Stupid

There. I said it. Supercars, though incredibly engineered, beautiful, and amazing to drive, are fundamentally stupid. It's not really their fault; it's how they're used. The way most supercars are used is like using a Cray XK7 to check email. They probably have the worst ratio of capability to actual use of anything… » 9/17/14 1:44pm Today 1:44pm

The 2015 Fiat 500X: Will Americans Buy This Fiat?

I think it's fair to say that Fiat hasn't exactly taken America by storm. Sure, the 500 Abarth is a perennial Jalop favorite, and other versions the tiny car sell okay in big cities, but the larger, uglier 500L has been something of a sales dud. Can the 500X change Americans' minds? » 9/17/14 1:34pm Today 1:34pm