Is The Reanultsport R.S. 01 An Audi R8 Copy Or A Victim Of Design?

The concept of the Renaultsport RS 0.1 is a strong one: Stuff a Nissan GT-R V6 into the back of a race car. Given Nissan's Le Mans plans it makes perfect sense to let their French cousins have a stab at it. Yet, all anyone can see is an R8. » 8/30/14 11:34am 3 minutes ago

Not-So-Good Vibrations: The Contest!

Let's play a game. I'll give you the facts and you see if you can diagnose my client's car. My client bought a brand new four-wheel-drive vehicle. He knew nothing about cars and probably never planned to take it off road like in the picture above. (The ones in traffic did not look as fun as this.) After a few weeks of… » 8/30/14 11:14am 23 minutes ago

The 1978 Ford Capri Really Put Things Into Apocalyptic Perspective

Nowadays when you see an ad for a car with any remote semblance of performance, you get imagery of adrenaline-inducing road-holding with the occasional monster or two. But back in 1978, ads for the Ford Capri liked to tout its "safe and predictable" handling. Bummer. » 8/30/14 11:00am 37 minutes ago

Wait, Superman Once Built A NASCAR Racecar?

While doing a bit of research for yesterday's Question of the Day, I came across one of those little facts that, upon hearing, makes you make one of those confused-disbelief faces the sitcoms like so much. The fact was that Superman once built a NASCAR racer. For a race sponsored by aliens. » 8/30/14 10:00am Today 10:00am

You Can Now Buy A Racetrack/Airport In Metro Detroit

There is a real airport in the suburbs. But the small, mostly dormant Coleman A. Young Municipal Airport on Detroit's east side could go for sale soon as the city's lawyers try to settle this neverending bankruptcy. Oh, and it has a racetrack. » 8/30/14 9:37am Today 9:37am

Weekend Motorsports Roundup, August 30-31, 2014

Welcome to the Jalopnik Weekend Motorsports Roundup, where we let you know what's going on in the world of racing, where you can see it, and where you can talk about it all in one convenient place. Where else would you want to spend your weekend? » 8/30/14 12:00am Today 12:00am

How To Tow A Project Car From An Impossible Place: The 7-Hour Saga

So you've spotted a prime project car; owner will let his tragic heap go cheap and maybe it's even got a title. But it's wedged deep in the depths of some hoarder barn with no power and no brakes. Don't worry, getting it home isn't impossible. Just an incredible pain in the ass. Hop in, let's do this. » 8/29/14 4:29pm Yesterday 4:29pm

Meet The Hell Cannon, The Free Syrian Army's Homemade Howitzer

In a place where heavy weaponry is scarce, yet war against a fairly well armed government has raged for years, there are bound to be some ingenious improvised arms. As is the case when it comes to the Hell Cannon, the Free Syrian Army's artillery piece not of choice, but of necessity. » 8/29/14 3:22pm Yesterday 3:22pm

Malaysia Airlines Just Axed 6,000 Jobs

A day after reporting a $97.6 million loss for the second quarter, Malaysia Airlines announced the reduction of 6,000 jobs — 30 percent of its workforce. They also lost $140.8 million in the first quarter, and are undergoing a full overhaul of their corporate structure and business model. » 8/29/14 2:55pm Yesterday 2:55pm

What It's Like To Race F1 Champ Sebastian Vettel Around Eau Rouge

I'm standing at the base of one of the most legendary corners in all of auto racing, the uphill right-left sequence named Eau Rouge. I'd never driven it before but four-time F1 champ Sebastian Vettel has and he's waiting in a hopped up Infiniti hoping to crush me. Then it starts to rain. » 8/29/14 2:20pm Yesterday 2:20pm

Tony Stewart breaks silence about Kevin Ward, Jr, incident

A haggard, visibly shaken Tony Stewart broke his silence following the incident that took Kevin Ward, Jr.'s life at a sprint car race earlier this month. The NASCAR driver will compete in the Sprint Cup race at Atlanta Motor Speedway this weekend. Head over to Road & Track for a video and breakdown of Stewart's… » 8/29/14 1:57pm Yesterday 1:57pm

Pilot Killed In Virginia F-15C Crash

The pilot of a Massachusetts Air National Guard F-15C fighter jet that crashed in rural Virginia was killed in the incident, the Colonel of the pilot's fighter wing said late last night. The impact of the plane early on Wednesday morning had set off a large search for the missing pilot. » 8/29/14 1:25pm Yesterday 1:25pm