Every Scam 'Supercar' Company Is Basically This Hilarious Kickstarter

The other day I reported on a brand-new supercar company, Lyons Motor Cars. While it seemed like they were earnest and have put a lot of effort into their plans, the harsh reality is that their car has about as much of a chance of becoming real as does the Annihilator, the "Fully Customizable Dream Car" proposed by a… » 3/27/15 3:21pm 3 minutes ago

Rhys Millen Could Totally Drift A Hellcat Hundreds Of Feet In The Air 

Let's be clear about one thing first: this video isn't real. At least, part of it isn't real. Drifting ace Rhys Millen did all the Challenger Hellcat driving for real, he just didn't do it on a platform suspended by helicopters hundreds of feet above the streets of Cape Town. That would be crazy. » 3/27/15 3:01pm 23 minutes ago

A Train From 1836 Could Be Buried In Brooklyn Because Of Petty Politics

A beautifully preserved 1830s steam train is thought to be lurking under a busy thoroughfare in one of the posher parts of Brooklyn. But in 1861, it was sealed up, seemingly for eternity. Everything was set to excavate it just a few years back, until petty personal politics seem to have destroyed any chance of that. » 3/27/15 2:42pm 42 minutes ago

The Touch-Roll-Touch Was One Of The Craziest Maneuvers Done In A Fighter

The Lockheed F-104 Starfighter, also known as the "Missile With A Man In It," is known for many things. It was the first operational mach two capable fighter, it was designed by the legendary Kelly Johnson and served with 15 nations for almost 50 years. One thing it is not known for is its slow-speed handling. » 3/27/15 2:23pm Today 2:23pm

How Do I Convince My Wife To Let Me Buy A Fun Car?

Good news, everyone! Today is FRIDAY! Actually, it's now Tuesday, and I'm writing this like 11 days in the past. That's because I am currently on vacation in a country where Internet is reserved for a lucky few, such as cafes where they make you order a baba ghanoush to get the WiFi password. » 3/27/15 2:05pm Today 2:05pm

A Truck Carrying A McLaren 12C Was Just Destroyed By A Train

One of the joys of owning a McLaren is that when you have routine warranty work done, the manufacturer picks it up from you, does the work, and drops it off with no problem at all. And to transport it, they even put it on a truck for you. And that’s great, until that truck stalls out on train tracks, and a train… » 3/27/15 1:46pm Today 1:46pm

Ferrari Will Make V12 Hybrids, Won't Make V12 Turbos

Ferrari went for a pair of turbochargers on its V8s in order to get more torque and burn less fuel, but sources say their V12s will remain naturally-aspirated with the benefits of an additional hybrid system just like in the LaFerrari. » 3/27/15 12:47pm Today 12:47pm

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 Today 12:39pm

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 Today 12:26pm

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 Today 12:06pm

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

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