Air Asia Flight Carrying 162 Is Missing, Possibly Crashed (UPDATED)

A flight reportedly carrying 162 people on board — 155 passengers plus 7 crew has disappeared from radar, and its location is currently unknown. Air Asia flight 8501 had taken off from Surabaya and was heading to Singapore Sunday morning when it disappeared from radar at 7:24AM. Bad weather may have been a factor. » 12/28/14 12:43am Today 12:43am

Exclusive: Meet The USAF's Long Awaited KC-46A Pegasus Tanker 

It's been a decade and a half in the making, but now the time has finally come to see the USAF's new tanker in whole form, moving under its own power. The KC-46A is based on different elements of different variations of the Boeing 767, and once fielded, it will represent a massive capability increase in American… » 12/27/14 7:48pm Yesterday 7:48pm

Owning A Merkur For A Year Was Not A Disappointment

So I have now officially owned my 1986 Merkur XR4Ti for an entire year. In this year, I learned how to drive stick, taught myself how to heel-toe rev-match, completed several successful journeys, and was only stranded once. Lets start by talking about some of the work that has gone into the car. » 12/27/14 4:17pm Yesterday 4:17pm

First Tesla P85D On A Dyno Put Down Way More Torque Than Advertised

The Tesla Model S has kicked out some wacky power readings, but it looks like somebody was able return 864 ft-lbs of torque with a P85D a few times in a row. Pretty impressive considering the factory claims about, oh, 177 lb-ft less. The shrieking jet wail the car makes in an enclosed garage is something else… » 12/27/14 3:38pm Yesterday 3:38pm

Did A Possible Federal Indictment Make This Race Team Sell Its Cars?

Scott Tucker is a curious bird: great at running a winning race team, not so great at staying out of trouble. So, it's curious that Level 5 Motorsports is selling off a ton of equipment right after it was reported that the feds might be about to bring charges against Tucker for racketeering. » 12/27/14 3:13pm Yesterday 3:13pm

What Would A Ride In The Millennium Falcon Actually Do To Your Body?

The Millennium Falcon pulls some pretty crazy stunts in the trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. And while we recognize Star Wars takes place in a fictional universe, we couldn't help but get pedantic about the physics of the scene, and the effects it might have on the human body. » 12/27/14 2:59pm Yesterday 2:59pm

Russia's Terrifying 'Nuke Trains' Will Be Roving The Rails By 2018

Banned under the previous STARTII treaty, but not excluded in 2011's New START treaty, Russia is pulling from its Soviet strategic playbook and reviving the intercontinental ballistic missile toting, hiding in plain sight, 'Nuke Train' concept. » 12/27/14 2:44pm Yesterday 2:44pm

How To Get Trapped In (And Escape From) The Trunk Of A Ferrari

Our friends at Regular Car Reviews got their hands on an oddly familiar Ferrari and finally put it through the type of testing nobody's been brave enough to go through with: can a grown man fit inside that precious little cargo box that passes for a trunk on this car? » 12/27/14 1:32pm Yesterday 1:32pm

Here's How You Can Own This Vintage Porsche 911 SC For Chump Change

If you've been in possession of a more-or-less reliable pulse for the last few years and have glanced at the used car market at least once, you'd have figured out that the one car to get is a vintage Porsche 911 like this project SC Targa. Now's your chance to roll up your sleeves and buy one of your very own for… » 12/27/14 12:17pm Yesterday 12:17pm

Bottom Budget Beaters This Winter

LiquidBurns described the Top Luxury 4x4 Bosses This Winter. Not everyone cares about luxury. Not everyone can afford a second car for winter. So I've decided to compile a list of bargain basement beaters for those of us in the cheap seats. » 12/27/14 12:16pm Yesterday 12:16pm

Time Lapse Videos Capture The True Beauty Of Space At 17,150 MPH

Watching the world go by from the window of a plane at Mach 0.8 is hard to beat, but when it comes to an expanded world view, nobody gets a better picture than the residents of the International Space Station. Check out this time-lapse compilation by Germany's Alexander Gerst. » 12/27/14 11:59am Yesterday 11:59am

Connecticut Cops Delivered Christmas Toys In This $250,000 War Machine

On Christmas Day the police department of Manchester, Connecticut roamed the streets in their eight-ton armored personnel carrier decked out in Christmas lights bearing gifts to needy kids. Cute community outreach initiative or subtle "scare 'em straight" operation? » 12/27/14 10:50am Yesterday 10:50am

Get 58% Off Limefuel's Giant 20,000mAh Dual USB Battery Pack

What's the most important thing about a backup battery pack? How much juice it holds, right? That's why we like the new Limefuel — it holds 20,000mAh, which should be enough to recharge your phone around ten times, or an iPad Air nearly twice over. Now, Jalopnik readers can grab one for just $34.99 – that's 58% off. » 12/23/14 1:04pm Tuesday 1:04pm