The Pentagon's New Super Helmet For Soldiers Sucks, For Now

After 14 years of warfare that has been pock-marked with improvised explosive devices, the Pentagon has come up with a motorcycle-like infantry helmet that is meant to protect soldiers from both shrapnel and concussive blasts. Sadly, this new technology is anything but ready for combat. » 8/27/14 1:25pm 10 minutes ago

The Jalopnik Film Festival Has Best Judges In History Of Judiciaries

A key improvement to this year's Jalopnik Film Festival is the inclusion of work submitted by filmmakers, reviewed by a panel of judges that will include Matt Miller, Tamir Moscovici, Spike Feresten, Jeff Zwart, and James Glickenhaus. Best. Judges. EVER. » 8/27/14 12:56pm 39 minutes ago

Life Is Great So Here's A Hideous Ferrari Doing Burnouts In Monaco

Hideous Ferrari, you ask? Yes, a hideous Ferrari. It's a Mansory 599 GTB Stallone, and presumably it shares the name of Sylvester Stallone because it too likes way too much Human Growth Hormone, and is now exhibiting the facial deformities of acromegaly. So here it is in motion. » 8/27/14 12:44pm 52 minutes ago

BRABUS' Customized Sprinter Is Another Nail In The Limo's Coffin

I've always liked that the tuning company BRABUS has been willing to work their tuning alchemy all across the Benz line, from Smart cars to G-Wagens. So it makes sense that eventually they'd get to the Sprinter. And what they've doing to the vans should help make limos feel like endangered emus. » 8/27/14 12:00pm Today 12:00pm

Dad Uses Dealership Trips As Reward To Foster Son's Love Of Cars

This isn't a new car-buying strategy on how to torture salespeople with toddlers, though that may be crazy enough to work. It's about how one dad is turning his tyke into a gearhead, without going broke, by visiting the showrooms. Even though they aren't making a purchase, the dealers are pretty cool about it. » 8/27/14 11:00am Today 11:00am

Here's Why You Need To Go To The Henry Ford Museum RIGHT NOW!

Friends, Family, Fellow Jalops I come bearing urgent news. The car you're looking at in the above picture is the GT40 Mark I Chassis # 1075 currently on display at The Henry Ford Museum in Dearborn, MI. Why is this significant? Because it won at Le Mans. Once? HA! No, that chassis won TWICE. In 1968 and 69. It was the… » 8/27/14 10:28am Today 10:28am

Vladimir Putin Is Killing The Russian Car Industry

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? » 8/27/14 10:07am Today 10:07am

The Renaultsport R.S. 01 Is The Mid-Engined GT-R You Always Wanted

The Nissan GT-R is all great and fine and dandy, but it's big, and heavy, and the engine is right up at the front. What you wanted was something sleek, something lightweight, and you wanted the engine in the middle, where it belongs. And it had to be French, for some reason. This is the Renaultsport R.S. 01. » 8/27/14 9:10am Today 9:10am

Your Favorite Smartphone Car Mount is $7 Off Right Now

The iOttie One Touch took home the prize of your favorite smartphone car mount, and I can say from experience that it's worth every penny of its usual $20 price. That said, if you don't own one yet, they're going for $13 right now. » 8/27/14 8:45am Today 8:45am