The Nine Things You Learn Driving Minis At Indianapolis Motor Speedway

In 1961, Jack Brabham paved the way for rear-engined race cars when he finished ninth overall at the Indianapolis 500 against more conventional front-engined racers. The car was a Cooper-Climax T54. It's kind of fitting then that the car that bears the Cooper name today has its driving school at the Indianapolis Motor… » 12/19/14 1:11pm 10 minutes ago

Tesla Will Do 'Limited Beta' Battery Swaps Between LA And San Francisco

Two days after we called out Tesla's hype machine problem (and, from what we've heard, possibly in response to that), Elon Musk said today that the company will announce the launch of "limited beta" battery swaps between Los Angeles and San Francisco. » 12/19/14 12:20pm Today 12:20pm

This Is The First Video Of Jim Glickenhaus' Awesome SCG 003 On Track

The Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus SCG 003 promises to be an entirely new type of car. It's a lightweight, modular race and road car that could redefine how we look at modern race cars. We've heard it start, but we haven't seen it moving. Until now. » 12/19/14 11:37am Today 11:37am

German Cars Ranked by Power/Weight

At first didn't really want to make this list due to the daunting number of cars. The Porsche 911 alone has an average of 5 performance variants over it's six or so generations, that's roughly 30 911s alone. Likewise AMG has made a performance version of just about every Mercedes for the last couple decades, BMW's M… » 12/19/14 11:19am Today 11:19am

The All-Time Greatest Audi Road Car Could Sell For As Much As $500,000

Are you car shopping for a special gearhead this holiday? Forget about new, they'll just complain about depreciation. And don't get something too flashy, they won't like the attention. You want to find something unique, but still has serious performance credentials. You want a Sport Quattro. » 12/19/14 10:48am Today 10:48am

The Gadgets We Really Want This Year

With all the gear that passes through our grubby little hands, the number of gadgets we covet knows no bounds. And since we have to return most the objects our desire, there's always a few that stick with us just a little too hard. These are the ones we'll be aching for the hardest this holiday season. » 12/19/14 10:19am Today 10:19am

Sweden Will Test Wireless Bus Charging On City Roads In 2016

Swedish truck company Scania will test a wirelessly charged electric-hybrid city bus in the city of Södertälje starting in June 2016 using a cutting edge bus stop that can add enough power for a complete journey in just six to seven minutes. » 12/19/14 10:10am Today 10:10am

The New DB10 Will Use Bullets To Remind You Not To Tailgate James Bond

Nobody likes being tailgated while motoring. Especially somebody like James Bond, who is trained to be hyper conscious of his surroundings, who sees everything and everybody as a potential threat, and who is maybe even a little trigger happy sometimes. Don't tailgate James Bond. Especially if you're in a Jaguar C-X75… » 12/19/14 10:01am Today 10:01am

Here's Why Jim Glickenhaus Bought A Corvette Z06 For His Daughter

My earliest memories are of my Dad's 1988 Testarossa. Black with red interior. It was before airbag laws and he used to drive me to preschool. At my urging, he'd drive past the school to the end of the street and make a U-turn so that I could spend a couple more minutes in the car. It was a masterpiece, a sex bomb, a… » 12/19/14 9:30am Today 9:30am

Alfa Romeo Is Doing Its Own Roadster Without Mazda: Report

It's been a while since we've heard anything about Fiat Chrysler's joint venture with Mazda for a new roadster based on the 2016 Miata. Now we have some surprising news, straight from Alfa Romeo's European boss. Alfa's Miata roadster is definitely dead, that project lives on at Fiat, but Alfa is making their own new… » 12/19/14 9:15am Today 9:15am

Nissan CEO: Russian Ruble Crisis Is 'A Bloodbath For Automakers' 

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? » 12/19/14 9:00am Today 9:00am

Get 47% Off The 6ft Certified iOS + Android Convertible Charging Cable

We've organized a special discount for Jalopnik readers on this awesome 2-in-1 convertible charging cable. It's 6 feet long, and can charge either iOS devices (via MFi-ceritified lighting port) or Android devices (via Micro-USB port). This is a great stocking stuffer, and for Jalopnik readers it's 47% off – just $21. » 12/18/14 2:50pm Yesterday 2:50pm