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 8 minutes ago

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 27 minutes ago

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

Will Toyota's 1000 Horsepower LMP1 Hybrid Crush It Again In 2015?

Toyota isn't doing a crazy retro livery for their 2014-winning World Endurance Championship LMP1 car like Porsche, and they aren't going absolutely insane like Nissan. Instead they're back for 2015 with familiar colors. The updates are under the skin, and it still has 1,000 horsepower, so that's good. Will it emerge… » 3/27/15 10:42am Today 10:42am

It's Incredibly Easy To Lock A Pilot Out Of A Plane's Cockpit

At a press conference earlier this week, a French prosecutor stated that the co-pilot of Germanwings Flight 9525 most likely deliberately crashed the plane. The co-pilot was alone when the aircraft began its slow descent and the door to the cockpit had "locked automatically." Many questions are being asked about how… » 3/27/15 10:29am Today 10:29am

What It's Like Going To The Nürbürgring In A 950 HP LaFerrari

Last week my friend sent me a message. "What are you doing this weekend, do you want to come to Spa and the Nurburgring with us?" This friend is Maxige78 who owns a Ferrari 599GTO at the moment. I wasn't sure whether to go at first. Then Max mentioned his friend was bringing his LaFerrari. » 3/27/15 10:00am Today 10:00am

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