The Best Split-Window Coupes

There are a few pieces of car engineering that are immediately evocative of particular time periods: dual-clutch transmissions bring to mind recent sports and super cars. Carburetors remind us of vintage racecars. Split-windows necessarily refer to pre-World War II family sedans. Or do they? » 2/18/13 4:15pm 2/18/13 4:15pm

Florida Couple Got Sexy In A Car And Crashed It Into A House

Driving is great. So is sex. Mixing the two is a bad plan. And where else but in Florida would an affectionate motorist couple step forward to serve as an example why. » 2/18/13 4:05pm 2/18/13 4:05pm

The Amazing Decorated Trucks Of India

One of the most striking things an American will notice on India's highways is how almost all their cargo seems to be transported by these lavishly decorated and slightly ramshackle large trucks. They're everywhere, often overloaded to twice their normal height, and barrelling down the road with a gleeful disregard… » 2/18/13 3:57pm 2/18/13 3:57pm

The Modulo. Built on a Ferrari 512S chassis by Pininfarina for the 1970 Geneva Motor Show, a year before Bertone did the Countach. Coke lounge interior, glass velocity trumpets. Because why not? (Photo: Pininfarina) » 2/18/13 3:43pm 2/18/13 3:43pm

Tesla Road Trip - Going from Point A to Point B is Only Half the Battle

If we take the headline gist of the NY Times article – Tesla Model S Bricks in travel from DC to Boston – then yes @TeslaRoadTrip and XanderWalker proved him wrong.  If you really get into the article though, there are issues that XanderWalker barely touches on that are not disproven, and more so when you learn more… » 2/18/13 12:10pm 2/18/13 12:10pm

It’s A Truck Carrying A Truck Carrying A Truck Carrying A Mercedes

Last week, a Polish truck driver was stopped in Germany for driving an Iveco flatbed loaded up with another flatbed truck carrying a VW-MAN truck carrying a Mercedes. » 2/18/13 3:20pm 2/18/13 3:20pm

This Is What A Spy Plane Eye Chart Looks Like From The Air

There's a good chance that a surveillance satellite is taking pictures of your neighborhood right now, but you'll never know it's there. It's way too high above the Earth's surface to be seen by the naked eye. But there's something here on the ground that helped develop those satellites into the highly precise… » 2/18/13 3:00pm 2/18/13 3:00pm

Air Force Pararescue Jumpers Dive Out Of Helicopters Into Hell

If you ever find yourself lost behind enemy lines with no hope of getting past the bad guys, over the lines, and to the safety of your own people, you're pretty well stuffed. For military pilots, this scenario is a distinct possibility. That's why the Air Force has crews of pararescue jumpers to fly into all sorts of… » 2/18/13 2:29pm 2/18/13 2:29pm

Dear Honda: You Need To Make Great Cars Again

Honda, you used to be one of my favorite automakers in the world. In a world of boring Toyotas, you were an exciting alternative. But somewhere in the last decade you forgot all of that. It makes me sad, and Honda, you're better than that. » 2/18/13 2:08pm 2/18/13 2:08pm

RideApart Review: Ducati 1199 Panigale S

Who’s most qualified to review the Ducati 1199 Panigale S? A racer? A journalist? How about the guy who departed on a 15,000-mile, seven-month, coast-to-coast (and back) road trip the day he bought one? Dennis Matson did just that, then authored this review. » 2/18/13 1:56pm 2/18/13 1:56pm

Jeremy Clarkson's Twitter Hacked By Diet Spammers

Burger King isn't the only Twitter account with a problem today. Jeremy Clarkson, Top Gear host and cantankerous Brit, has had his Twitter account hacked. Now he's vowing revenge. » 2/18/13 1:37pm 2/18/13 1:37pm

Museum of the US Air Force - Restoration Facility Photo Dump

My family and I flew up to Dayton for a couple of days to check out the Air Force Museum.  When we arrived we signed up for the presidential hangar bus trip and I signed up as a standby for the restoration facility tour. They only get 44 people over there once a week, so this was a rare opportunity. Amazingly enough I… » 2/15/13 5:45pm 2/15/13 5:45pm

Red Bull Races A 900 Horsepower Off Roader Up A Ski Slope

Probably jealous that Monster did a backflip with one of their off road Minis, Red Bull took a 900 horsepower TORC truck dropped it on one of their ski slopes. » 2/18/13 1:00pm 2/18/13 1:00pm

Watch Your Ass, Someone Might Steal Your Tailgate

It's pretty easy to remove the tailgate from most trucks. All you have to do is pull the handle, flip the gate halfway down, and pull it off the tabs. Theives have picked up on that, and according to statistics from the National Insurance Crime Bureau, tailgate theft is up 18 percent this year. Since 2006, 1,345… » 2/18/13 12:53pm 2/18/13 12:53pm

Citroën's Air Hybrid Replaces Batteries With Air

I know it's hard, but forget the funky DS3 Cabrio or the Technospace MPV Concept for a second! Citroën will give the centre stage to its air-hybrid system at the Geneva Motor Show, and I'm really excited to see it from up close. I also hope it works. » 2/18/13 12:17pm 2/18/13 12:17pm

Driving India's Jeep In A Desert Rally Without The Burden Of Skill

I knew I wanted to drive a Thar long before I had any idea I'd ever get to India. I was interested because it's one of the best automotive examples of evolution to an environment. Think of it this way: both the Thar and the Jeep we Americans know and love started with the same source: the WWII-era Willys Jeep. This… » 2/18/13 12:00pm 2/18/13 12:00pm

What's The Worst Automaker Cost-Cutting Measure?

Automakers love saving money any way they can. Some of these ventures we rarely notice (sharing A/C units across brands) while others, like Chrysler switches in Maseratis, are more obvious. What's the worst automaker cost-cutting measure? » 2/18/13 11:30am 2/18/13 11:30am

The Most Outlandish Automaker Claims Ever Made

Every so often a carmaker comes around, makes up a supercar with a zillion horsepower that runs on baby tears and we all try not to laugh. Jalopnik readers know ten manufacturer claims that outdid all the others. » 2/18/13 11:00am 2/18/13 11:00am

See What Happens When Fast & Furious and Forza Horizon 2 Collide

Who doesn't love a free ride? Especially when it's in one of the cars from the explosive, high-octane Fast & Furious movies. For most people, getting the keys to these cars IRL is a no-go, but there's an alternative: the worlds of Forza Horizon 2 and Fast & Furious collide this week in a free (for now!) expansion that… » 3/30/15 12:00pm Yesterday 12:00pm

Last Chance: Get The Wireless Bluetooth Cloud Buds For 77% Off

Wireless bluetooth ear buds are the new norm for on-the-go music listening. For a limited time, Jalopnik readers can save 77% on the sleek, comfortable Wireless Bluetooth Cloud Buds. This deal is ending soon, so don't miss out. » 3/27/15 1:01pm Friday 1:01pm