The Other Firsts No One's Talking About For The Proposed 2018 Mars…

Remember Dennis Tito? He's the millionaire who became the first space tourist back in 2001, who bought himself a ticket on a Soyuz heading to the International Space Station. Now he's got some big new space plans: he wants to send two people on a Mars flyby mission in 2018. If he can pull it off, there's lots of… » 3/01/13 4:10pm 3/01/13 4:10pm

This Harlem Shake On An Airplane Triggered A Federal Investigation

Good Lord, I am so glad that the whole "Harlem Shake" thing is on the way out. To say that it was "massively irritating" is the understatement of the year. (It seems to have been replaced by a meme that involves putting screams into a video by someone named Taylor Swift.) But before the shake goes away forever, it… » 3/01/13 2:41pm 3/01/13 2:41pm

Jalopnik And Gizmodo Are Coming To A Town Near You… With A Viper

Spring is nearly here and we're anxious to trade the dark hipster monastery that is the Gawker office for the beautiful open highways of America. And what better escape vehicle than an SRT Viper GTS? We're going on a road trip, y'all, and we're bringing some friends. Come hang out with us on our SRTxSW adventure. » 3/01/13 2:36pm 3/01/13 2:36pm

Thanks To A Bounced Check, F1's Worst Team Changes Drivers

How far gone are we from the days when talent was the best way to get into F1? So far that when GP2 driver and F1 hopeful Luiz Razia was fired from Marussia F1 yesterday, there was no question of how often he damaged the car in testing, how fast he was or how good he was at conserving tires. Instead, it was entirely… » 3/01/13 2:25pm 3/01/13 2:25pm

Mahindra Genio Double Cab Pickup: The Jalopnik Review

Mahindra doesn't sell any cars or trucks in the US. At all. So when they flew me out to India to show me what they do, I was naturally wondering if maybe they were planning on making another try for a spoonful of the vast US market. I asked everyone I could, and I either got very noncommittal replies or outright… » 3/01/13 2:00pm 3/01/13 2:00pm

'Maximum' Bob Lutz Body Slams Ex GM CEO Ed Whitacre

Former AT&T boss and 10-month GM CEO Ed Whitacre has a book out about how he saved GM. I've already lampooned that notion, but it's nice to see 'Maximum' Bob Lutz chime in, if only because Lutz was there and because Lutz is a jet-flying, Global Warming-denying madman who always speaks his mind. Lutz, predictably,… » 3/01/13 1:15pm 3/01/13 1:15pm

How Jaguar's Active Differential Maximizes Performance Potential

While every part of a performance car serves a purpose both aesthetic and functional, there are certain parts, like the differential, that are absolutely essential. The differential — the ability of the wheels to spin at different speeds at one time — can also make or break the performance driving experience. » 7/30/14 12:00pm Today 12:00pm