The Final Cup: RIP Cars & Coffee

It’s not often that the second-to-last of something gets commemorated. It isn’t called “The Penultimate Supper,” after all. But, this past Saturday was the first Cars & Coffee where everyone attending knew the bad news — after eight years and 400 Saturdays, the legendary weekend cruis-in car show planned to… » 12/22/14 1:39pm 18 minutes ago

​This Is The First 'Real' Build Of Google's Self-Driving Car

When Google announced its purpose-built, self-driving car program in May, the prototype it used for demos was a very rough, early build. After testing all of the different systems in a variety of prototypes, Google has built its first complete robo-pod that's ready to take to the streets. » 12/22/14 1:33pm 25 minutes ago

Five Base Model Cars You Should Buy 

It's that time again where your friends at Jalopnik have another Tom vs. Tavarish car buying advice throw-down. You may remember our last bout regarding financing. This time my partner says that base cars are penalty boxes and you should spend the extra cash. But here are five cars that are perfectly fine without any… » 12/22/14 1:11pm 46 minutes ago

Christmas comes early for Lewis Hamilton

"How'd you hurt your back Lewis?" "Oh, it was just a little off-season practice incident." That's how I imagine the conversation going at least, when reigning F1 champ Lewis Hamilton has to explain his inevitable ridiculous injury to Mercedes team boss Toto Wolff. What else would you expect after giving the world's… » 12/22/14 12:44pm Today 12:44pm

Red Light Cameras Are A Dangerous, Money-Grubbing Scheme, Study Says

Everyone who's ever gone through a yellow light, like a normal person, only for it to turn red just as you exit the intersection and then you see a giant flash pop up so you instinctively slam on the brakes in the desperate hope that you won't get a ticket, knows that this system just doesn't work. And now there's… » 12/22/14 12:38pm Today 12:38pm

EXCLUSIVE: This Is Nissan's Front-Engine GT-R LM Nismo Le Mans Racer

Nissan will be heading to the 24 Hours of Le Mans this year, with what we believe to be a reveal of their new race car set for the Super Bowl. We can't wait that long, so here's our exclusive early look at what the new Nissan GT-R LM NISMO, aka Nissan's new LMP1 car, will look like. » 12/22/14 12:02pm Today 12:02pm

My 1988 Peugeot 205 GTi, a lot of blood sweat and happy tears

Mr. Orlove forced me to become a Peugeot 205 GTi owner. Thanks Raphael. Really, thank you. I can now say from experience they're truly great cars. I bought mine in August this year, a car that provided a solid basis but which needed a lot of love. And love it received.
I haven't driven it that much just yet, but I… » 12/22/14 11:54am Today 11:54am

Automakers Recalled More Than 60 Million Cars In The Last Year

This is The Morning Shift, our one-stop daily roundup of all the auto news that's actually important — all in one place every weekday morning. Or, you could spend all day waiting for other sites to parse it out to you one story at a time. Isn't your time more important? » 12/22/14 10:04am Today 10:04am

First Hellcat Sold in Colorado Wrecked An Hour After Purchase

This is one of those things that's certainly unfortunate, but about as surprising as seeing toes emerge from a sock. The first Challenger Hellcat sold in Colorado has been wrecked, and it appears the accident happened about an hour after the car was bought. Somehow, a new-to-the-driver 707 HP car proved tricky to… » 12/22/14 9:00am Today 9:00am

The future of racing looks so much more fun and badass

This video on the future of racingbased on concept tires designed by Hankook Tire and the University of Pforzheim, Germany—is pretty goddamn fun. I don't know if we will ever get to this point (seeing the evolution of racing since the time of Roman Empire, I wouldn't be surprised) but it's great to watch. » 12/22/14 8:17am Today 8:17am

This Year, Make Holiday Traffic Work for You

Whether you're full of yuletide cheer or just sad low-octane eggnog, there's one thing most people have in common this holiday season: there's a lot to get done! Suddenly, normally easy moments — like spending alone time in your car — become ideal places to have an anxiety attack, as you start dwelling on everything… » 12/22/14 12:00pm Today 12:00pm