Tesla Model S - a month of use in NYC

In my first month with the Model S, my wife Jennie and our two kids have done what most car-owning NYC residents typically do: taken trips to New Jersey and Connecticut, parked in two feet of snow and slush and in various garages, driven it up and down between midtown, Chelsea Piers, and downtown on the streets and… » 2/18/13 5:57am 2/18/13 5:57am

Ford Has Another Movement, Bentley Has A Fragrance, And Whitacre Has An…

This is The Morning Shift, our one-stop daily roundup of all the auto news that's actually important — all in one place at 9:00 AM. 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? » 2/19/13 9:07am 2/19/13 9:07am

For $3,950, Yo Quiero Roadmaster?

The term Rat, when applied to a car, implies a certain level of, how shall we say, rattiness that itself implies a focus on function over form. Despite its seller giving it that appellation, today’s Nice Price or Crack Pipe Buick Roadmaster is more a whale than a rat, but would paying its price make you batty? » 2/19/13 8:00am 2/19/13 8:00am

The Rinspeed Micro Max Is A Mini-Sized Bus From The Future

Frank M. Rinderknecht's creative powerhouse joined forces with infotainment company Harman to create the perfect urban traffic system. The Micro Max electric vehicle is part of the revolutionary idea, using Cloud technology with real time navigation functions while balancing between the functions of personal and… » 2/19/13 7:32am 2/19/13 7:32am

Look At These Lovely And A Bit Sad Pictures Of The Universe's Largest…

It was a great day for wealthy microcar afficionados who have longed for a Biscuter to liven up their walk-in humidor, but a sad day for those of us who would just love to see a crapload of microcars all in one place. That's because the greatest microcar musuem, the Bruce Weiner Microcar Museum is closing its doors… » 2/18/13 8:29pm 2/18/13 8:29pm

This Is Automotive Storytelling At Its Best

I've been wondering about how I should feature Josh Clason's work on Jalopnik. I first came across his Depth of Speed series when it started in 2011, and after he produced two fantastic seasons under that umbrella, his returned with something even better: the Petrolicius videos. » 2/18/13 5:40pm 2/18/13 5:40pm

Two gauges, some Dymo, a medium-sized tach, a steering wheel with zero buttons: this is how simple the Porsche 917/30’s cockpit was. Then again, with 1,500 hp on tap, maybe it’s best not to multitask. » 2/18/13 4:34pm 2/18/13 4:34pm

This Drag Racer Walked Away From A 300 MPH Explosion

Thanks to modern safety advances, Top Fuel drag racing champion Antron Brown walked away from his car exploding at 300 miles per hour and crashing multiple times into concrete retaining barriers. » 2/18/13 4:34pm 2/18/13 4:34pm

This Is Drowsy Driving Illustrated In One Amazing Tattoo



Driving while drowsy is incredibly dangerous, yet we never really think of it like distracted driving or drunk driving. This tattoo will make you think differently. » 2/18/13 4:33pm 2/18/13 4:33pm

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

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