Nissan’s LCD Rearview Mirror Proves Not Everything Needs To Be Digital

There's a risk in critiquing any new technology as unnecessary because technology creates its own necessity. We all managed to live without smartphones ten years ago, now most young Americans couldn't do it. I don't think Nissan's "smart rearview mirror" — basically an LCD monitor instead of mirrored glass — is… » 8/01/14 12:00pm 33 minutes ago

Want to prevent 1,100 MPH blowouts? Watch this.

Bloodhound SSC is designed to go 1,100 MPH on the salt. At those speeds, just the friction of the air passing over the aluminum wheels can heat them up to 200 degrees Fahrenheit. At 300 F, they could disintegrate.

Clearly, that's a bad thing. To figure out if the Bloodhound SSC's wheels could take the punishment, they… » 8/01/14 11:46am 46 minutes ago

Ultimate C4 Corvette Cage Fight: 1991 ZR-1 Vs 1996 Grand Sport

You've got $20k budget for something sporty, what do you buy...a new V6 Mustang? Heck no!! You don't want people to think you are driving around in a rental, do ya? What you need is something that'll show the boys back at your 30th high school reunion that you made it. What you need is a Corvette. » 8/01/14 11:31am Today 11:31am

The Real Reason Volkswagen Golf Sales Tanked In July

Today is the first of the month, a date that is significant for two reasons: it's the day Jalopnik writers blow their paychecks on sway bars and more skinny jeans, and it's the day automakers report their sales figures from the prior month. And July wasn't a good look for Volkswagen in the U.S. » 8/01/14 11:01am Today 11:01am

This Ferrari Had The McLaren F1's Three-Seater Layout 26 Years Earlier

Wow, if it isn't another Ferrari expected to change hands at about a zillion dollars. It's getting boring, isn't it? Probably not this time, as I'd argue the 1966 Ferrari 365 P Berlinetta Speciale "Tre Posti" is speciale indeed. » 8/01/14 10:27am Today 10:27am

The Stupidity Of 'Best In Class' Claims, Retold As A Courtroom Drama

Automakers will bicker all day over "Best In Class" titles, 'cause they figure you'll abandon all other loyalties when you see those three little words. But after diving deeper on Ford and Ram's latest title tug-of-war, all I can tell you is why "best in class" is the last thing you should care about. » 8/01/14 10:21am Today 10:21am

This Might Be The Four-Cylinder Porsche Boxster And Cayman

Spotted on the Nürburgring: A Porsche Boxster and a Porsche Cayman. Normally, this would be an unremarkable occurrence. Except they sound quite a bit different than the last Cayman I drove. Maybe even two fewer cylinders different. » 8/01/14 10:17am Today 10:17am

How To Do A Sub-Cadillac ATS Sedan The Right Way

Cadillac's chief global marketing officer Uwe Ellinghaus stopped by yesterday to hang out with the Jalopnik commentariat and talk about how the luxury brand wants to take the fight to its German rivals. Before he split, I had one question for him. » 8/01/14 10:00am Today 10:00am

Chrysler Is Holding It Down Like They're Giving Lessons In Physics

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? » 8/01/14 9:30am Today 9:30am

Two Guys Are Making the Coolest Racing Game I've Ever Seen

As a Nintendo-less kid of the '80s, I spent a lot of time playing Outrun on the Sega Master System. While my contemporaries hopped on koopas and rescued princesses, I jammed out to Magical Sound Shower and drove cross country in my cherry red Ferrari. I miss those days; and I'm not the only one. Two creative… » 8/01/14 8:16am Today 8:16am

This Amazing Jet Will Transport Ebola Victims From Africa To The U.S.

From Foxtrot Alpha: How do you pack two patients that are infected with one of the world's deadliest viruses into a pressurized aluminum tube that is filled with healthy care takers and pilots for 12 hours and not get almost everyone infected in the process? You use this old ex-Royal Danish Air Force Gulfstream III… » 8/01/14 8:09am Today 8:09am