Bonkers Report Says Boxster And Cayman Will Be Renamed 'Porsche 718'

For this next story, I'm going to need you to gather enough salt that you'll have no reason not to make margaritas afterward. The latest rumor involving the much-speculated-on next-gen Porsche Boxster and Cayman says the cars will be renamed the Porsche 718. Guhhh? » 12/26/14 9:45am 20 minutes ago

Outstanding photos the X-15, the fastest manned aircraft ever made

While the Blackbird SR-71 was the fastest manned airplane ever created, the fastest manned aircraft title goes to the North American X-15, a rocket plane that flew for the first time on June 8, 1959 released from the NASA NB-52B (below.) On October 1967 it pulverized all records: 4,520 miles per hour (7,274 km/h). » 12/26/14 9:22am 42 minutes ago

Where Do Famous Race Cars Go When They Get Replaced?

What happens to race cars after the season is over? The next season's model comes out, and the old one fades from view. Where do the old cars go? Some of those older cars make their way into the hands of enthusiasts who not only keep them running, but race them. Welcome to the world of vintage racing. » 12/26/14 9:06am 59 minutes ago

Boy Scout Troop Rescues Pilot Who Crashed Into A River

The pilot of a downed Mooney M20 was lucky his bad day was met by a troop of scouts who lived up to their motto to always be prepared. Shortly after takeoff engine trouble required the pilot to ditch in the nearby Congaree River near Columbia, S.C. » 12/26/14 8:54am Today 8:54am

Why Do We Watch James Bond Movies At Christmas?

The James Bond films have been a television favorite during the holiday season for as long as I have been alive. I can credit the inception of my fascination with the series directly to Spike TV's 007 Days Of Christmas, which I would stay up watching all night before I was even a teenager. Yet, I've never really… » 12/26/14 12:11am Today 12:11am

Surprise! Porsche's Gift Bags Have Parts Numbers

There was an amusing little Easter egg on one of my Christmas bags: a little alphanumeric code on the bottom that should look familiar to anyone who's spent grueling hours digging through the Porsche parts catalogue. » 12/25/14 11:33pm Yesterday 11:33pm

This Is The Most Terrifying Image Of Santa Claus Driving A Car

Let's just take a moment and really look at this picture here. There's a lot going on. It's from Museum Victoria's collection, in Australia, which is why it's so summery-looking. It was painted by James Higgins Quirk, and, while charmingly rendered, is nevertheless a little terrifying. Maybe because Santa is, like, 20… » 12/25/14 7:00pm Yesterday 7:00pm

Genius Dad Figures Out How To Convince His Kid To Go To Sleep

Let's be honest: "if you never go to sleep, Santa will never come" was about as convincing as "broccoli tastes good" or "you can't take a bunny to school" when you were a kid. One dad on the F1Technical.net forums has figured out the trick, though: make the bed look like a Mercedes W05 Formula One car. » 12/25/14 5:59pm Yesterday 5:59pm

Chaos ensues as armored truck spills $4.5 million on a street

Dozens of Hong Kong motorists and pedestrians rushed to grab loads of money after an armored truck's doors opened by accident on a busy road, spilling about 4.5 million US dollars in HK$500 notes (US$65) on Christmas Eve, reports the South China Morning Post. Check out all those frantic bastards. » 12/25/14 5:37pm Yesterday 5:37pm

Airline Employee Caught Smuggling Guns On Flights As Carryons 

The TSA happily shows off all of the weapons they catch inside carryon baggage every month, but what happens when guns are taken onto planes as part of an inside job, by people with airport security clearance. That's just what happened as the Feds busted up a gun smuggling channel between Atlanta and NYC. » 12/25/14 5:00pm Yesterday 5:00pm

This USAF Thunderbirds Style Night Before Christmas Poem Is Brilliant!

This USAF Thunderbirds interpretation of The Night Before Christmas popped up last night on my Facebook news feed and I thought it was just fantastic. Well done guys and thank you to all USAF personnel, and all of our warriors for that matter, working and fighting around the globe on this special day. » 12/25/14 4:01pm Yesterday 4:01pm

Get 58% Off Limefuel's Giant 20,000mAh Dual USB Battery Pack

What's the most important thing about a backup battery pack? How much juice it holds, right? That's why we like the new Limefuel — it holds 20,000mAh, which should be enough to recharge your phone around ten times, or an iPad Air nearly twice over. Now, Jalopnik readers can grab one for just $34.99 – that's 58% off. » 12/23/14 1:04pm Tuesday 1:04pm

Pre-Order: 55% off the Limited Edition Code Black Drone W/ HD Camera

A few weeks ago, we offered a pre order discount on this limited edition Code Black to Gizmodo readers. It sold out in 2 days. Luckily, we brought it back, so Jalopnik readers can get a pre-order discount of 55% off a Code Black Drone + Free Shipping. Want to get in on the drone craze? This is a good place to start. » 12/22/14 4:22pm Monday 4:22pm