2015 Ford Mustang, New Ferrari Enzo Could Hit 920 HP, And Carmakers Get…

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 parcel it out to you one story at a time. Isn't your time more important? » 4/16/12 9:00am 4/16/12 9:00am

Inside The $400,000 Van Built Like A Private Jet

Being rich can be very difficult. Do you choose to ride around in a limo, drive a super car, or go for something rare and vintage? Now, thanks to Becker Auto Design's $400,000 JetVans, you have a new choice. A custom Mercedes-Benz Sprinter van filled with mobile Bond-villian grade levels of technology and luxury. » 4/13/12 4:30pm 4/13/12 4:30pm

Watch Ford Marketing Chief Jim Farley Explain Why He Loves Jalopnik

Last week at an after-party during the New York Auto Show, a long-time automaker PR professional uttered a maxim of automotive spin I've heard so often it feels like a Tantric mantra: "The cars are the stars." Every time I hear it, I shake my head — because if there's one phrase that sets us apart from every other… » 4/13/12 10:00am 4/13/12 10:00am

The New Viper's Secret Track Map Easter Egg Tattoos

There's two little design easter eggs you might miss on the new SRT Viper if you don't look carefully — maps of two famous racetracks that have been lovingly tattooed like a tramp stamp onto the new 640 HP supercar. » 4/06/12 9:00am 4/06/12 9:00am

Did You Know There Are Other Things Called 'Viper'?

The star of the New York Auto Show is the new Viper. Everyone's talking about it — even more than the new Nissan cab, if you can imagine that. But what's less realized is that there's lots of stuff called "viper" that aren't even cars! Get this — they even named a snake "viper!" » 4/05/12 4:30pm 4/05/12 4:30pm

The UFO On Top Of The New NYC Taxi Will Stop Cabbies From Honking

For an auto show in New York, it makes sense that one of the cars everyone's most interested in is a cab. Specifically, the Nissan "Taxi Of Tomorrow" re-revealed yesterday. And while the design is novel (at least from the perspective of the old Crown Vics), almost everything in it is immediately understandable to cab… » 4/05/12 3:30pm 4/05/12 3:30pm

2013 Shelby 1000: Because Carroll Wants 1000 HP Before He Dies

It's nice to know that there's still car customizers that will make a new model just because. No focus groups, no careful studies, just the very basic idea that some things would just be cool to do. Like making a 1000 HP car that's not a Veyron. Mostly because it's only $250,000. » 4/05/12 2:30pm 4/05/12 2:30pm

2013 Toyota Avalon: Is That A Harelip?

For enthusiasts of the cars-you-kind-of-forgot-about segment, today's a big day. It's the day Toyota unveils the 2013 Toyota Avalon, and its all-new design. From the side, it's clean, sleek, and reasonably handsome, though in almost the exact same ways every new mid-size sedan is clean, sleek, and handsome. Right down… » 4/05/12 12:30pm 4/05/12 12:30pm

Mitsubishi Is One Door Away From Making A Modern Isetta

I'm not livesketching the 2012 New York show show, but I did want to take a moment to sketch something that struck me as very important. Perhaps unwittingly, the Mitsubishi i-MEV Sport Air concept car really, really reminds me of a modernized Isetta. It even has a huge glass front end that would make a perfect door.… » 4/05/12 12:30pm 4/05/12 12:30pm

2013 SRT Viper: Straight Up Car Porn

All I've wanted to do all day is stare at the 2013 SRT Viper. To lick its shimmering curves and caress its glorious carbon fiber details. But I'm busy and you're not here. That's what we've sent our photographer to capture every fapworthy detail. » 4/05/12 12:00pm 4/05/12 12:00pm

Is The Acura RLX Concept Taking Us Back To The 90s?

Get yourself a pair of Zubaz, because Acura's bringing back the early ‘90s all over again with the RLX — a big, V6-engined all-wheel-drive sedan concept with four-wheel steering. » 4/05/12 11:45am 4/05/12 11:45am

Avengers' Acura MDX Gets 234 MPG

According to the accurate-looking window sticker, this 2012 Acura MDX with special tactical packages for S.H.I.E.L.D. gets an impressive 234 MPG city/304 MPG highway mileage, though this is running on Palladium. It's a fuel which, apparently, costs a daunting $448/oz. But that's actually cheap. Because the car itself… » 4/05/12 9:30am 4/05/12 9:30am

2013 Ram 1500: My Name Is Ram, My Eight-Speed Tranny Has A Big Knob

Visually, the 2013 Ram 1500 has few visual changes from the outgoing model. Mechanically, however, they've finally brought Chrysler's big truck into the 21st century with a new ZF eight-speed transmission, adjustable air suspension, and a V6 that doesn't suck. » 4/05/12 8:30am 4/05/12 8:30am

World's Most Stereotypical Lamborghini Owner Says He's Seen The…

The Lamborghini SUV is coming. We know this. The exotic Italo-Teutonic already said they'd show one at the Beijing Auto Show, but it's still nice to get confirmation from World's Most Stereotypical Lamborghini Owner, who claims on his Facebook page that he's seen it. » 4/04/12 5:15pm 4/04/12 5:15pm

2013 Mercedes GL: As Big As A German Castle

Need to tow a horse trailer or vintage racer or a fair-sized boat? Think a Suburban is utterly déclassé? Mercedes has you covered, good sir! The refreshed 2013 GL-Class supersized SUV bowed today, offering exactly zero surprises and likely causing ripples of civilized excitement among upper middle class and lower… » 4/04/12 3:30pm 4/04/12 3:30pm

Nissan's Iranian New York City Cab Problem

While Nissan happily trumpets their taxi-selection victory inside the Javits Center, just outside Bill de Blasio, Public Advocate for the City of New York, held a press conference decrying the selection. The reason? Nissan still does business in Iran, in violation of U.S. sanctions. » 4/04/12 2:30pm 4/04/12 2:30pm