Owning A Merkur For A Year Was Not A Disappointment

So I have now officially owned my 1986 Merkur XR4Ti for an entire year. In this year, I learned how to drive stick, taught myself how to heel-toe rev-match, completed several successful journeys, and was only stranded once. Lets start by talking about some of the work that has gone into the car. » 12/27/14 4:17pm Today 4:17pm

First Tesla P85D On A Dyno Put Down Way More Torque Than Advertised

The Tesla Model S has kicked out some wacky power readings, but it looks like somebody was able return 864 ft-lbs of torque with a P85D a few times in a row. Pretty impressive considering the factory claims about, oh, 177 lb-ft less. The shrieking jet wail the car makes in an enclosed garage is something else… » 12/27/14 3:38pm Today 3:38pm

Did A Possible Federal Indictment Make This Race Team Sell Its Cars?

Scott Tucker is a curious bird: great at running a winning race team, not so great at staying out of trouble. So, it's curious that Level 5 Motorsports is selling off a ton of equipment right after it was reported that the feds might be about to bring charges against Tucker for racketeering. » 12/27/14 3:13pm Today 3:13pm

What Would A Ride In The Millennium Falcon Actually Do To Your Body?

The Millennium Falcon pulls some pretty crazy stunts in the trailer for Star Wars: The Force Awakens. And while we recognize Star Wars takes place in a fictional universe, we couldn't help but get pedantic about the physics of the scene, and the effects it might have on the human body. » 12/27/14 2:59pm Today 2:59pm

Russia's Terrifying 'Nuke Trains' Will Be Roving The Rails By 2018

Banned under the previous STARTII treaty, but not excluded in 2011's New START treaty, Russia is pulling from its Soviet strategic playbook and reviving the intercontinental ballistic missile toting, hiding in plain sight, 'Nuke Train' concept. » 12/27/14 2:44pm Today 2:44pm

How To Get Trapped In (And Escape From) The Trunk Of A Ferrari

Our friends at Regular Car Reviews got their hands on an oddly familiar Ferrari and finally put it through the type of testing nobody's been brave enough to go through with: can a grown man fit inside that precious little cargo box that passes for a trunk on this car? » 12/27/14 1:32pm Today 1:32pm

Here's How You Can Own This Vintage Porsche 911 SC For Chump Change

If you've been in possession of a more-or-less reliable pulse for the last few years and have glanced at the used car market at least once, you'd have figured out that the one car to get is a vintage Porsche 911 like this project SC Targa. Now's your chance to roll up your sleeves and buy one of your very own for… » 12/27/14 12:17pm Today 12:17pm

Time Lapse Videos Capture The True Beauty Of Space At 17,150 MPH

Watching the world go by from the window of a plane at Mach 0.8 is hard to beat, but when it comes to an expanded world view, nobody gets a better picture than the residents of the International Space Station. Check out this time-lapse compilation by Germany's Alexander Gerst. » 12/27/14 11:59am Today 11:59am

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