The 2016 Audi TT's Biggest Edge Is Still How Good It Looks

Longtime readers of this website may remember that when it launched a decade ago, Jalopnik announced itself to the world as a place that loved cars sometimes “just because of the curve of a hood.” And in a nod to compelling hood curvatures—as well as the site’s “exclusive sponsor” at the time—its logo contained the … »Yesterday 1:52pm11/30/15 1:52pm


The 2016 Audi A3 Sportback E-Tron Is A Fun Hybrid Oddball, But Who's Going To Buy One?

Here’s a neat little recipe for a car. Take one part premium badge, one part economy car, make it not only a hybrid but a plug-in hybrid with 14 miles of all-electric range, move it with a six-speed dual-clutch gearbox, and make sure it tops out at almost $50,000, before tax credits. Never asked for that sandwich?… »11/10/15 12:06pm11/10/15 12:06pm

An Electric Audi R8 E-Tron Is A Thing That Will Actually Happen Next Year

Audi first hinted at an electric version of its R8 sports car back in 2009, but it never made good on its promises. Well now the technology is here to make a reasonable case for production, or something, and I guess actions will have to speak louder than words. Because it’s electric. Get it? »11/05/15 7:45pm11/05/15 7:45pm

Volkswagen Had Diesel Cheat Systems On V6 Engines Too, Audi And Porsche Included: EPA (Updated)

Did you really think Dieselgate only involved the Volkswagen Group’s four-cylinder engine lineup? Hah! The Environmental Protection Agency and California Air Resources Board announced today that VW’s 3.0-liter diesel V6, found on Porsche, Audi and VW models, also had an emissions cheating system. Update: And VW denies… »11/02/15 1:26pm11/02/15 1:26pm

Study: Humans Driving Cars Are More Likely to Hurt Other Humans Than Self-Driving Cars

With autonomous vehicle operators now required to report their crashes, we finally have some data to compare robot drivers to human drivers when it comes to road safety. Here’s one good argument for a robot-driving future: Human drivers are more likely to get in crashes that hurt or kill other humans. »10/29/15 4:35pm10/29/15 4:35pm

Synchronized Spinning Is My New Favorite Wet Weather Motorsport

If you missed the very start of the 6 Hours of Fuji, you didn’t miss much. It was so wet that they left the cars to circulate behind the safety car for about forty minutes. If you missed any part afterwards, you’re missing pure, unadulterated wet weather insanity. Marvel, for example, at this graceful twin pirouette.
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