The 2015 Automotive Report Card

Almost exactly 10 years ago, I wrote an article on a website I owned entitled "Charting the Horsepower War: Factory Fast Rates Automakers". In a pre-Kinja era, I was amazed to see that Mike Spinelli over at Jalopnik picked it up and reposted it onto the front page. The actual site is long gone, but through the magic… » 3/27/15 12:39pm 6 minutes ago

Police Departments Offer "Safe Lots" For Craigslist Transactions 

You can find some great deals on bargain automobiles on Craigslist. However, recent stories about buyers and sellers being robbed or even killed illustrates the risk you take when dealing with an online stranger. Some police departments are responding by allocating a portion of their parking lot to ensure a safe sale. » 3/27/15 12:26pm 19 minutes ago

How Elio Motors Wants To Redefine Three-Wheelers, Starting With The Law

For as long as they've existed in the vehicular landscape, three-wheelers have occupied a sort of nebulous space between motorcycles and cars, and not just because of their wheel count. They're usually legally classified as with motorcycles, which has meant a few headaches for Elio Motors, the startup automaker that… » 3/27/15 12:06pm 39 minutes ago

Top Gear Is Not Dead Yet; BBC Working To Renew The Show For 2016

What happens to a well-loved and highly acclaimed TV show when it loses its star? Historically, the prognosis isn't good. But even with the sacking of Jeremy Clarkson after FacePunchSteakColdCutFracasGhazi, the folks at Top Gear say the show will go on. » 3/27/15 11:15am Today 11:15am

Will Toyota's 1000 Horsepower LMP1 Hybrid Crush It Again In 2015?

Toyota isn't doing a crazy retro livery for their 2014-winning World Endurance Championship LMP1 car like Porsche, and they aren't going absolutely insane like Nissan. Instead they're back for 2015 with familiar colors. The updates are under the skin, and it still has 1,000 horsepower, so that's good. Will it emerge… » 3/27/15 10:42am Today 10:42am

It's Incredibly Easy To Lock A Pilot Out Of A Plane's Cockpit

At a press conference earlier this week, a French prosecutor stated that the co-pilot of Germanwings Flight 9525 most likely deliberately crashed the plane. The co-pilot was alone when the aircraft began its slow descent and the door to the cockpit had "locked automatically." Many questions are being asked about how… » 3/27/15 10:29am Today 10:29am

What It's Like Going To The Nürbürgring In A 950 HP LaFerrari

Last week my friend sent me a message. "What are you doing this weekend, do you want to come to Spa and the Nurburgring with us?" This friend is Maxige78 who owns a Ferrari 599GTO at the moment. I wasn't sure whether to go at first. Then Max mentioned his friend was bringing his LaFerrari. » 3/27/15 10:00am Today 10:00am

Mercedes Formula One Driver Nico Rosberg Uses Maxi Pads

So, maxi pads: they're these things for menstruation. A woman's miserable-time. Surely, you've seen the commercials, or if not, Deadspin has a thorough explainer. Only, for obvious reasons, Nico Rosberg doesn't use them like that. He told Sky Sports at the extremely muggy Malaysia race that he uses them to absorb… » 3/27/15 9:43am Today 9:43am

Watch This Malaysian Racer Scare The Crap Out Of Driving Instructors

We’ve seen race car drivers scare the crap out of their own mothers before, but let’s be honest, it’s easy to scare your mother. Bring home one little completely inconsequential deadly tropical disease, and she’s rushing you off to the hospital. But jaded old driving instructors? That’s serious business. » 3/26/15 10:33pm Yesterday 10:33pm

Save 51% on the Code Black Drone w/ HD Camera + Crash Pack 

The Code Black Drone is back in stock after selling out in a matter of days, and Jalopnik readers can grab it for 50% off. Right now, you can also get a complete crash pack with spare blades, lights, and motors so you don't have to sweat the crashes - just enjoy the flight. » 3/24/15 4:16pm Tuesday 4:16pm