Raising A Kid Costs Almost Exactly As Much As A Porsche 911 GT3 Cup

The latest article I came across on #millenials at Refinery 29 had a curious statistic: it now costs over $245,000 to raise a middle-class kid to the age of 18. That's an interesting number because it only costs $243,273 (before tax) to buy a new 991-generation Porsche 911 GT3 Cup. » 1/28/15 8:35pm Yesterday 8:35pm

Why Is An F/A-18D Making An Approach On An Amphibious Landing Dock?

This video of a USMC F/A-18D making an approach to land on the USS Bonhomme Richard LHD-6 is bizarre. The thing is that VMFA(AW) squadrons, who fly the USMC's missionized two-seat F/A-18Ds, don't embark on super carriers and there are a lot better places to work on your instrument approach skills. So... what the hell? » 1/28/15 8:05pm Yesterday 8:05pm

This Is The Cheapest MKIV Twin Turbo Toyota Supra You'll See All Month

In Pretty Woman, Vivian Ward had a checkered past that led her down some very dark alleys in life until she discovered someone that turned her life around. This MKIV Toyota Supra is exactly like that iconic character - you know it's been through some shit, but you just might be willing to take a chance on it. » 1/28/15 7:35pm Yesterday 7:35pm

McLaren Builds Time Machine, Skips Past Remaining F1 Shakedown Time

Look, McLaren, if you're going to build a time machine, the key is to make it out of stainless steel. Bare stainless. And put some effort into it, eh? Some gadgets and baubles? Otherwise, it just looks like a plain silver 650S yoinked from Park Place's back lot. » 1/28/15 7:05pm Yesterday 7:05pm

Daytona's Medical Center Is The Most Interesting Place You Should Avoid

I was having a wonderful time shooting pictures of the Rolex 24 at Daytona, perched on the side of the berm beside the International Horseshoe for the fireworks show. That is, until I hit my eyeball with my camera. Contact popped out. Lots of pain. Oh, cool, I only have the use of one eye. » 1/28/15 6:05pm Yesterday 6:05pm

The Next Air Force One Will Be A Boeing 747-8

When you're the leader of the free world, you can't just zip around in some crappy Cessna you bought for the price of a Mustang GT. You gotta fly in something nice, something that makes it look like our country still has its shit together. For this reason, the Air Force has chosen the new Boeing 747-8 to be the next… » 1/28/15 5:37pm Yesterday 5:37pm

The Finns Turned An Excavator Into A Perfect Ridiculous Amusement Ride

You, like me, have definitely looked at a giant earth mover before and thought, "no, this is wrong. All wrong. This thing's true purpose has never been realized." But there, the thoughts stopped, for True Perfection Is Unknowable. Until now, when a bunch of Finns turned one into a giant bungie swing. » 1/28/15 5:05pm Yesterday 5:05pm

Here's How To Take Awesome Pictures Of Your Car At Night

Taking pictures is an art - which for some means that it requires a lot of discussing composition and smelling your own farts. For me, it means that there is no right way to do things, and to get great results, one must never stop experimenting. Here are my tips on how to take a good looking night photo. » 1/28/15 3:55pm Yesterday 3:55pm

The U.S. auto dealer model isn't going away anytime soon. Here’s why.

Disclosure: I've been working in the car business for over seven years now, though I'm not in sales anymore. I've learned a lot about how the auto business operates during that time. This article isn't intended to glorify car dealerships. It's to explain why today's auto industry can't just up and change to a… » 1/28/15 3:43pm Yesterday 3:43pm

Crazed, Whale-Penis Loving Loons At Dartz Now Want To Touch Your Kids

Oh, Dartz. Sweet, crazy, Dartz. You do not disappoint. You may remember Dartz as the company that broke new lack-of-taste ground on 6-wheeled G-Wagens or the company that introduced whale penis leather into our collective nightmares. Now they just want some time with your kids. » 1/28/15 3:24pm Yesterday 3:24pm

The Firenza Might Be The Worst Car You've Never Heard About

When it comes to "worst cars ever" lists, certain names are pretty much guaranteed to show up: Gremlin, Pinto, Edsel, and, of course, Corvair. But those lists are also almost guaranteed to omit this name: Firenza. » 1/28/15 2:39pm Yesterday 2:39pm

Cool Animation Explains How The Nissan Titan Diesel Has So Much Torque

The 2016 Nissan Titan XD's 5.0 Cummins diesel V8 is designed for longevity and low-noise output. But the M² "two-stage" two-turbo setup is where that beastly 555 lb-ft of torque figure, and theoretically robust powerband, come from. Here's how it works. » 1/28/15 2:37pm Yesterday 2:37pm

Get 50% Off ZeroLemon's Giant 20,000 mAh SolarJuice Battery

This ZeroLemon battery pack is simply put... epic. It's shockproof and rain-resistant, has huge capacity at 20,000mAh, and best of all – it's outfitted with solar charging capabilities if you're stranded without power. Jalopnik readers get 50% off + Free Shipping . » 1/27/15 5:43pm Tuesday 5:43pm

Here are Some Cheap Smartphone Mounts For Your Next Road Trip

If you use your phone in the car as a media player or GPS, mounting it on your dashboard is much safer than picking it up repeatedly from your center console. Here are two inexpensive options to get you started, including one that comes with a Lightning cable. » 1/28/15 1:31pm Yesterday 1:31pm