The lost art of the old-school racing gearbox

Every race car has a gearbox of some kind, and quite a few have a Hewland cantilevered off the back. And yet few have the time or skill required to take one apart and make the fiddly bits right. Its ancestor is the innovative Beetle transaxle, its legend was forged in competition by being bolted into virtually… » 3/26/15 3:52pm 8 minutes ago

Infrared Search And Track Systems And The Future Of The US Fighter Force

Lockheed has a new modular sensor system for combat aircraft dubbed the "Legion Pod" that aims at plugging a major hole in US air warfare capability. It provides a bolt-on Infrared Search and Track (IRST) system for optically hunting down enemy aircraft, especially stealthy ones, that our radars have trouble detecting. » 3/26/15 3:21pm 39 minutes ago

The Porsche 919 Now Comes In The Right Color; Must Now Win Le Mans

Shut. The. Front. Door. Shut down the Internet. Drop everything. And look at this. Porsche just showed off its trio of Le Mans-bound 919 LMP1 race cars, and they finally painted one in the right color. This car is pretty much guaranteed to win. Place all bets on #17. (Oh, and they've got black and white cars, too.) » 3/26/15 3:02pm 58 minutes ago

Chevy's Secret HoverTrax Floating Car Leaked Due To Website Error 

I knew it. GM's been sitting on hovercar technology for years, and they're just about to release it. How do I know? Because some IT person got sloppy and pushed the HoverTrax images to Chevy's website before the announcement at the New York Auto Show. I mean, just look! That's a hovering Trax! » 3/26/15 2:37pm Today 2:37pm

Here's What Could Happen If Mahindra Buys Pininfarina

Yesterday, we reported that Mahindra, makers of the legendary Thar, were in talks to buy Pininfarina, the legendary styling house and designers of some of the most beautiful cars ever built. Today I spoke with a source close to the deal, and learned some interesting things — and I'm making one very exciting guess. » 3/26/15 2:10pm Today 2:10pm

Clarkson: 'Leave Oisin Alone, None Of This Is His Fault'

Just a day after being sacked by the BBC, Jeremy Clarkson was spotted riding his bike near his home. A mob of reporters stopped him to ask if he was worried about going to jail. Clarkson instead said people should leave Oisin Tymon, the producer he assaulted, alone. And he's right. » 3/26/15 1:50pm Today 1:50pm

Today's Best Deals: iPads, Cable Ties, Headphones, and More

Great deals on everything from magazine subscriptions to drill sets today, including one of the most popular items we've ever listed. Enjoy! » 3/26/15 1:15pm Today 1:15pm

2015 Dodge Durango Looks Awesome With The Challenger's Red Interior

The 2015 Dodge Durango R/T adds the option of "Radar Red Nappa leather seats" from the Challenger and Charger. Not the kind of news I normally care about, but the Durango rules and this new interior actually looks pretty sweet. » 3/26/15 11:53am Today 11:53am

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