What's The Fastest Beetle Ever?

Yesterday, we had a pretty spectacular video of the new VW Andretti Rallycross Beetle in tire-sacrificing action. In that article, Máté wisely called it the "fastest modern Beetle." I say "wise" because of the word "modern" in there. Because I don't think it's the fastest Beetle ever. » 9/19/14 4:05pm 8 minutes ago

An ode to the cargo van

There is a persistent myth out there, long disproved by men of science, that the bumblebee should not be able to fly. Proponents pointed to the obvious fact that a bee is large and its wings are relatively small; a straightforward (and shortsighted) calculation proves they can't generate enough lift or beat their… » 9/19/14 3:48pm 24 minutes ago

Is Lamborghini About To Introduce A Hybrid Called 'Asterion?'

Lamborghini sent out a cryptic teaser the other day regarding a new car they're about to show. And now, Autoblog.nl says it'll be called 'Asterion,' which is a mythological name for a half bull/half human hybrid. And we bet this car uses electricity too. » 9/19/14 3:11pm Today 3:11pm

2015 Nissan 370Z Roadster: The Jalopnik Review

When was the last time you thought about a Nissan 370Z? Sure, it came out a few years ago, but for some reason it seems like the vast majority of people would only answer with "never." It's a little, over-powered, rear-wheel drive monster, and you can get it with a folding roof. So I set out to find what went wrong. » 9/19/14 2:30pm Today 2:30pm

The Tesla Model S Raises The Suspension Based On Location

Tesla is out with one of its more elaborate software updates to the Model S, and among the list of features is a new location-based air suspension setting that remembers when you need additional ground clearance and lifts the car automagically. Neato! » 9/19/14 2:04pm Today 2:04pm

The F-35′s X-Ray Vision Is The Future Of Naval (And All Other) Warfare

One of the most 'popular' features on the controversial F-35 is the jet's Distributed Aperture System (DAS). DAS creates an all-seeing sphere and classifies and relays data and video to the pilot's helmet and to the jet's mission computers. This game-changing system has now been adapted for the high seas, and it won't… » 9/19/14 12:04pm Today 12:04pm