The Future of the Internal Combustion Engine Is Camless

The opening and closing movements of the valves in an internal combustion engine have been controlled by camshaft rotation for around 150 years. The cam itself was invented by Al-Jazari in the year 1206 as part of a proto-drum machine. But now, in Koenigsegg's shop as it is in many other labs around the world, the… » 2/22/13 3:42pm 2/22/13 3:42pm

Why Datsun Should Make a Come Back

In the summer of 1988 my sister started dating some new guy. Like any younger brother I hated her boyfriend for merely existing, but that quickly changed when I saw what he was driving. I remember the first day I heard the exhaust note from his brown 280zx revving around the corner and barreling into our cul-de-sac. » 2/22/13 3:27pm 2/22/13 3:27pm

Which Car Has The Least Blood On Its Tires?

There seems to be an unavoidable connection between being a producer of cars and being a producer of atrocities. It's not that suddenly being around cars sends you on a muderous rampage, it just seems that if you your country has gotten to the point in its development where it can produce automobiles, it's also… » 2/22/13 2:00pm 2/22/13 2:00pm

How The Indian Car Market Is The Bizarro Version Of America's

For the second time on my trip to India, I find myself entering a building and having a chain of flowers draped over my neck as a woman paints a mark on my forehead, and then showers me in flower petals. I never really know what to do in these situations, afraid that as soon as I open my mouth they'll realize the… » 2/22/13 12:00pm 2/22/13 12:00pm

What Car Name Makes The Least Sense In English?

Most car names are nouns. A Note. A Mustang. A Probe. Sometimes they're proper nouns and named after places you'd probably never see such a car driven, like the Sorento. Occasionally, you'll get something that can be a verb, like the Juke. All words that make sense in English. And then you get names that are utter… » 2/22/13 11:35am 2/22/13 11:35am

Get the Power Vault 18,000mAh Portable Battery Pack for 72% Off

Battery life should never slow down real life. With the lightweight and durable Power Vault, you get 18,000mAh of portable power — enough to recharge your phone 10+ times while you're on the go. Right now, Jalopnik readers can grab one for $29.99 - that's 72% off. » 2/24/15 1:29pm Tuesday 1:29pm

Save On ilumi – The Programmable LED Smartbulb That Lasts 20 Years

The Kickstarter-backed ilumi Smartbulb is the ultimate LED lightbulb. It lasts over 20 years, uses 5x less energy, changes color, and is programmable from your smartphone. Mark Cuban even invested on Shark Tank, so you know this is the real deal. Jalopnik readers can save 12% on ilumi – the lowest price online. » 2/25/15 4:15pm Yesterday 4:15pm

Your Garage is Begging For this 3-Ton Jack, Plus More Deals

This highly-rated 3-ton aluminum and steel jack from Powerzone is getting a rare discount from its usual $150 price tag today. As a matter of fact, our deal researcher Corey owns it, and says it's the best Jack he's ever used. You don't have to just take his word though; it has a 4.6 star average from over 300… » 2/26/15 2:52pm Today 2:52pm