Jeff Westphal did the unthinkable when he won pole position at this year’s Nürburgring 24 Hours. He became the first American in the race’s 45-year history to win pole position and he did it with an American-owned team, in a car dreamt up by an American. All while competing against teams supported by major…
Wealthy American supercar nut James Glickenhaus is sick and tired of everyone’s unreliable Nürburgring Nordschleife lap time claims. To settle this for good, Glickenhaus wants to launch a “Road Cup” for road-legal cars to determine which street-legal car has the fastest ‘ring time once and for all.
It was a sad day indeed when Gumpert, the maker of, er, eccentric-looking supercars, went bankrupt. The resurrected company, Apollo Automobil, showed off a rather pointy Arrow concept in March. Who else is going to have a hand in making that car? None other than the space-time-ripping racing barons at Scuderia Cameron…
The roadgoing version of the Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus SCG003C race car is here! Kind of. But it’s already claimed to pull 2G’s in a corner.
In all my years at racetracks around the world, there’s one button I’ve never pressed. But this weekend, I pushed it, and I pushed it, and I kept pushing it until I could push it no more.
This Corvette Z06 with the Z07 package and all the options was close to $100,000 when new, which doesn’t exactly make it the ideal ride of the proletariat masses you think of when you picture a Bernie Sanders supporter. So what the hell is going on here?
Victor Muller is a lawyer by trade, but that might be one of the main reasons why his Dutch supercar company Spyker is still around. Yet he’s also the designer of stunning cars such as the new C8 Preliator, and a guy who refers to himself as the ultimate customer of his own car. Here’s why that all makes perfect sense.
Here’s James Glickenhaus driving his Daytona-winner 1967 Ferrari P3/4 with his racing team’s Program Director Paolo Garella in the passenger seat in what I assume must be New York traffic. Photo credit: Paolo Migliorini Brizzolari
The Scuderia Glickenhaus Nürburgring 24 Hours competing racecar just set a new lap record at the Hockenheim ring by a whole four seconds over the previous record-holder — a Porsche 918 Spyder.
When a group of maniacs with backgrounds at McLaren, Porsche, Pininfarina and more come to the conclusion that all of Britain’s road-legal track cars aren’t good enough, they almost have no choice but to make something better. Meet Elemental Cars and their Rp1 prototype, which is an attempt at doing just that.
Racing game Assetto Corsa’s Dream Pack 2 of add-on content is pretty special: not only does it include the Circuit of Catalunya, but now you can race a car with the Jalopnik bump, right there, in the game. We’re right there on the Scuderia Glickenhaus SCG 003’s rear fender.
Traditional handbrakes are disappearing from cars even faster than manual transmissions, and since all upcoming Koenigseggs will come with electronic parking brakes as well, I asked Christian von Koeningsegg why we won’t be doing handbrake turns in the future.
With some types of car ownership, you’re just asking for trouble. These ten types of car owners don’t have any right to complain for their flawed purchases.
[Ken Block, Richard Petty and BJ Baldwin are far from being the only fast-driving Americans at the Goodwood Festival of Speed. Jim Glickenhaus is here somewhere too, who brought the SCG 003C and the P 4/5 here to educate children about good car design. Photo credit: Máté Petrány/Jalopnik]
It’s one thing to build a kit car. It’s something else to build a car using your own creativity and a complete lack of Ikea-esque DIY directions based on production parts.
Nice cars and celebrities often go hand in hand, but very few celebrities are cool enough to share the same passion for cars that we have.