Every so often, you get what sounds like a perfect recipe. It has all the right ingredients, seemingly in all the right proportions. Then they’re all added together, and the result is a bit crap. Like the Mercedes-Benz SLK 55 AMG Black Series. »
One day out of the year, the kind folks at the Lingenfelter Collection open their doors to us mere mortals so that we may drool over cars that cost more than our lives. Today was that day, and if you aren’t amazed by the caliber of cars in this garage then you are either A. Jay Leno or B. one of those UAE oil magnates… »
Earlier this month Jalopnik reported on Tesla Motors and their radical dealer-less sales model being shut out of a state where the lieutenant governor owns several dealerships. (What an odd coincidence, heh?) »
I don’t think I’m being unfair when I say that the Honda Civic Si isn’t especially relevant in the performance car game anymore. What used to be the ideal platform for tuners and autocrossers (or both) has turned into merely a sporty Civic with a great gearbox. But does that make it a bad car? Absolutely not. »
After pimping Amazon delivery drones like an infomercial and throwing the F-35 program the ultimate softball, not to mention a series of other embarrassing screw ups, it looked like 60 Minutes was losing its luster. Yet last night’s extra-long segment on USAF Space Command and anti-satellite warfare was well worth… »
Champion rally racer Andrew Comrie-Picard got behind the wheel of this Subaru BRZ, turbocharged to 450-horsepower by Crawford Performance, to shake down BFGoodrich’s new road-performance tires on Glendora Mountain Road. Looks lovely, sounds better. »
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Traffic sucks, so why not start your morning off with some music? You provide the toast and we’ll provide the jams. »
The Kurt Busch-Patricia Driscoll domestic violence allegations ended on a messy note. There wasn’t enough evidence to press criminal charges against ex-boyfriend Busch, but there was enough to assign Driscoll a protective order. Now, garbage people are using Busch’s latest NASCAR win as a reason to taunt Driscoll. »
Some of the commentators covering Kurt Busch’s phenomenal driving as of late have uncomfortably tried to frame it as a Cinderella-style comeback. Mike Joy cranked that awkwardness up to 11 today, declaring Busch’s Sprint Cup Toyota Owners 400 win as going “from suspension to redemption.”
This week’s ridiculously awesome wallpaper comes to you courtesy of Avedis Djinguelian, who was lucky enough to experience this beautiful Ruf in person. »
Some cars just beg of you, plead with you to go faster. That’s what Matt Sanders of Autocar thought of the new Lamborghini Huracán GT3 after driving one flat out on track. The fruit of Lambo’s first factory racing effort works better at higher speeds. Go faster. Why aren’t you going faster? You should be going faster. »
The Tracer MKIII was built by Australian architect Mike Richardson out of a Honda motorcycle and is known as a tilting vehicle. »
The first clip in this amazing video, shot 53 years ago, shows us the very first time the legendary A-12 Oxcart, the predecessor to the famous SR-71 Blackbird, first took to the air from its Groom Lake test base. »
A 25-year old man remains in the intensive care unit with serious injuries following a crash at WRC’s Argentina Rally this Saturday. He suffered multiple fractures in the accident, which resulted in six spectators being brought to the hospital. All but one are still there. »
Ah, go-karts. One of many preferred gathering places of car nerds everywhere. Go-karts are such a nice, relaxing activity to do with your fri—wait. Wait. Hold up right there. We’re going karting? I HAVE TO WIN THIS AND I WILL PUNT YOU OUT OF THE WAY IF YOU’RE SLOW.