How To Drift Like A Badass Motherfucker

Entering the turn, aboard a NISMO 370Z, I stabbed the clutch, hit the gas, and turned a hard left. The backend pivoted heroically, the rear tires bellowed smoke, and I felt like the most badass motherfucker in history. » 2/12/13 3:08pm 2/12/13 3:08pm

Watch Norwegians Hoon Awesome Cars On A Frozen Lake

You might not think that doing things outside when it's more than 20 degrees below zero (Farenheit) is a good idea. But chances are you aren't Norwegian. » 2/12/13 2:42pm 2/12/13 2:42pm

F1 Driver's Feet Are Too Big For His New Car

Formula One drivers are famously compact little guys and tall drivers are definitely in the minority. At six feet tall, Nico Hulkenberg is one of the taller ones. That means he has bigger feet. And those big feet seem to be too large for his new car. » 2/12/13 2:26pm 2/12/13 2:26pm

Fake Wind-Up Keys Look Better Centered

The fact that I'm admiting fake wind-up keys work — from an aesthetic standpoint — at all astounds even me. They're a bit cheesy. But if they're to be done, they should be done correctly, not slapped on the back of a car at an odd angle, like some afterthought refrigerator magnet. » 2/12/13 2:18pm 2/12/13 2:18pm

An Introduction to the Targa California


Spend a few minutes with any gear-head and the topic of conversation almost always involves cars and inevitably veers to the fun things to do with them.  Drag strip trips and track days are commonly discussed, an autocross for the cone counters, car shows for the paint buffs, but one of the more fun things to do is… » 2/12/13 1:41pm 2/12/13 1:41pm

Is This President Obama's Secret Ride?

This Benz probably isn't the commander-in-chief's covert set of wheels, but it's a pretty smooth tribute to the man nonetheless. But we have one suggestion: For the Obama Edition, perhaps a bigger Benz would be a more fitting car to name after the leader of the free world? Maybe a G-wagen? (Hat tip to Ilya!) » 2/12/13 1:34pm 2/12/13 1:34pm

The Best Mountain Roads

I love mountains. And not just on foot or with a pair of skis. To drive up or down (and through) them is also a fantastic adventure! Sometimes, you can't even shift above third gear, but speed is almost irrelevant on steep and curvy roads. It's all about cornering and precision there, while you also enjoy the fresh… » 2/12/13 1:06pm 2/12/13 1:06pm

How NOT To Dig Your Car Out Of The Snow

Unless you carry a flamethrower, there is no perfect way to get your car out of the snow. I managed to figure out pretty much the worst way. » 2/12/13 12:45pm 2/12/13 12:45pm

Nissan Altima V8 Supercars revealed

Nissan Motorsport has unveiled the race colours for its 2013 Nissan Altima V8 Supercars and its four-man driver line-up that will take to the grid at the opening round of the championship in Adelaide in March. » 2/12/13 12:24pm 2/12/13 12:24pm

The Zero Fucks Given RX7 Is Better Than Any Car You'll Ever Own

What happens when a 21-year old takes a first generation RX7, throws out the rotary engine, puts in a V8, and makes a whole bunch of other questionable modifications? You get this: Corbin Goodwin's amazing RX7 hot rod. Holy crap nuggets is this thing cool. » 2/12/13 12:00pm 2/12/13 12:00pm

ADAC Small Car Crash Test - Only the smart fortwo Protects Against…

One of the two greatest questions anyone will ask (or rather just assume) about the smart fortwo is, "Is it safe?" » 2/12/13 11:47am 2/12/13 11:47am

The Ten Worst Engine/Car Combinations

The worst thing you can do in any business venture is overpromise and then also underperform. Jalopnik readers found ten cars that never had the engine they needed, or had an engine wasted on that platform. » 2/12/13 11:02am 2/12/13 11:02am

Volvo Went Communist Long Before The Chinese

"The Csepel Car Factory, the MOGÜRT Export Company and the Swedish AB Volvo founded a joint venture in Hungary. The new agreement states that using Swedish-made components, the Type L-3314 Laplander all-wheel drive vehicles will be assembled at the Csepel Car Factory.

The Laplander is capable of satisfying…

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The Tesla Model S Is The World's Most Expensive Beta Test

Tesla Motors' website promises that the new Model S sedan is a car "so advanced it sets the new standard for premium performance" while delivering "unprecedented range and a thrilling drive experience." But visiting the Tesla Motors Club forums gives you an idea of what the other side of Tesla ownership is like: doors… » 2/12/13 9:53am 2/12/13 9:53am

When Space Age Pepsi Was Way Cooler Than Coca-Cola

In 1983-1984, Pepsi in West Germany issued the 12 most awesome 330ml cola cans ever produced in the soft drink industry. The collectible set was named 'Welt Der Raumfahrt' i.e. 'The World of Spaceflight'. » 2/12/13 9:40am 2/12/13 9:40am