Here's why the SRT Hellcat V-8 isn't going into the Viper

It won't fit. No, seriously, that's the reason. We talked with SRT powertrain director Chris Cowland this past week at length about the topic and it's simply not going to happen. You can read about the several critical reasons why over on Motor Authority at the link below. » 7/25/14 2:55pm 38 minutes ago

Visiting a Car Mausoleum

Yesterday I was invited to view what I thought was a garaged collection of old sports cars. I arrived to find two dozen bird poop encrusted cars parked inches apart in a cavernous former beer brewery. I've seen plenty of car collections, but this was unlike any of the others. I had to shuffle sideways between the… » 7/25/14 2:40pm 53 minutes ago

Wheelchair-Bound Ex-Motorcycle Racer Just Did His First Off-Road Rally

Joan Lascorz's two-wheeled racing career was brought to a tragic halt in 2012 when a 120 MPH crash put him in a wheelchair. But he's not letting that kick him out of motorsports– he just finished the Baja Aragon off-road rally, in a first-gen Mercedes ML of all vehicles! » 7/25/14 2:35pm 58 minutes ago

Man Behind This Ugly Car Wants To Sue Us Because We Said His Car Is Ugly

Remember the Youabian Puma from the LA Auto Show? Of course you do. If you saw it in person, you're probably having colossal blue flashbacks about it right now. Well, the man who made the car, Dr. Kambiz Youabian, is so very upset that so many people called the car ugly that he's threatening to sue us all. » 7/25/14 2:16pm Today 2:16pm

Why Do You Care About Cars? Why Do You Read Jalopnik?

Success breeds contentment and contentment is the enemy of success. Jalopnik has exceeded any dreams we had of what it could be, which means we need to dream bigger. We also need to realize that car culture is still in danger and that we don't serve everyone who deserves to be served. Thus we need to know: Why do you… » 7/25/14 1:20pm Today 1:20pm

The Automotive World Doesn’t Have To Be So Complicated

In the past few months, since getting involved with the great crew over at Road Magazine I've found myself looking at Cars and Motorsport in a slightly different light. Don't get me wrong, I've always tried to keep an open mind about the industry, but actually getting involved and sharing my opinion has made me step… » 7/25/14 12:36pm Today 12:36pm

Travelers Are Willing To Pay More To Have Wi-Fi On Their Flights

Honeywell has released its 2nd annual wireless connectivity survey, and the results have shown that having Wi-Fi on a flight is really important to most travelers. So much so, that 22 percent admitted to paying more for their ticket, just to have Wi-Fi availability on their plane. » 7/25/14 12:22pm Today 12:22pm

Live Streaming of Today's Continental Tire Challenge Race!

Bored at work? At 2:35 EST, the Continental Challenge Race from the Brickyard Grand Prix is live on the web! Click on this link to watch. It won't start broadcasting till race time so here is a link to the main page. Matt bell with Stevenson Motorsports(pictured above) is on pole for Continental race which should be… » 7/25/14 12:08pm Today 12:08pm

Gaggle Of Porsche Prototypes Show Facelifted Boxster And 911 Targa GTS

There were eight prototype Porsches in Beverly Hills on Rodeo Drive the other day. And even through the camo we were able to see some excellent things. Like updates to the Boxster and Cayman and what appears to be a GTS version of the 911 Targa. GAHHHHH! » 7/25/14 11:59am Today 11:59am

Firefighter Racing is the Best Almost-Motorsport To Exist

So I was bored on a Friday night, and I saw an ad in the paper for some sort of firefighting competition at a local firehall. I'd previously noticed that this firehall had what appeared to be a drag strip on the premesis, so for the $4 admission fee I went to check it out. Here's what I found: » 7/25/14 10:37am Today 10:37am

Fill Your Tank (More Than Once!) with a $150 Gift Card

The one thing guaranteed to suck the joy out of driving is the cost of gas when you decide to top off your tank. As you pull away from the gas pump, you're not sure what's higher: the number on the bottom line of your receipt, or your blood pressure. Of course, buying gas isn't nearly as traumatic when you're spending… » 4/15/14 12:00pm 4/15/14 12:00pm

Watch Jaguar Turn Four Villains-in-Training into Performance Drivers

The getaway is a key component of effective villainy. With this in mind, the four winners of Jaguar's Villain Academy contest gathered at the Circuit of the Americas in Austin, Texas to sharpen their driving skills at the Jaguar Performance Driving Academy. Lapping COTA in an F-TYPE might not make these contestants… » 6/27/14 12:00pm 6/27/14 12:00pm