The Supercar’s New Clothes

We love our supercars to death. We obsess over their top speeds and great power. But what is it like to actually use one? Over 500 miles of European motorway, we discover an inconvenient truth. » 7/04/12 1:00pm 7/04/12 1:00pm

Budapest’s secret Grand Prix street circuit

This Sunday will mark the 75th anniversary of the Hungarian Grand Prix, an event held since…1986. Fifty years before Formula One came to the Hungaroring, there was a Grand Prix race in downtown Budapest with 100,000 people in attendance. The Silver Arrows came. Scuderia Ferrari came. Three-quarters of a century later,… » 7/29/11 4:00pm 7/29/11 4:00pm

Auto Union E-Tron Concept Racer Is For The Kids

The Auto Union Type C was a marvel of motorsports technology, the Audi e-tron concept's a marvel of modern design and electronics. Put them together in the guts of a child's pedal car, and there's Richie Rich's next Christmas present. » 1/21/11 4:30pm 1/21/11 4:30pm

The 1936 Auto Union Type C Unpeeled

This stuff'll keep engineer kids up all night. The third of Auto Union's Grand Prix racecars, the 1936 Typ(e) C sparred with Benzes and Alfas, and made Bernt Rosermeyer world champion. Now see it in wireframe glory. » 1/04/11 2:30pm 1/04/11 2:30pm

Kids’ Fashion Meets 1930’s Silver Arrow Race Car

In a case of visual merchandising gone slightly weird, this is a display window of the Italian fashion brand Benetton selling kids’ clothes with a toy version of the V16-powered 1936 Auto Union Type C. » 9/06/10 5:00pm 9/06/10 5:00pm

Audi R8 V10: The Supercar's New Clothes

We love our supercars to death. We obsess over their top speeds and great power. But what is it like to actually use one? Over 500 miles of European motorway, we discover an inconvenient truth. » 5/05/10 12:00pm 5/05/10 12:00pm

Remembering Bernd Rosemeyer

It was 72 years ago on this day that Bernd Rosemeyer flipped his streamlined V16 Auto Union on the Autobahn at 268 MPH and died. Come and watch a video of his very photogenic life. » 1/28/10 9:30am 1/28/10 9:30am

Bernd Rosemeyer, Now In Chocolate Form

You can buy a bar of Belgian chocolate with Bernd Roseyemer’s Auto Union Type C on the wrapper. Just make sure you don’t exceed 270 MPH while eating it. » 10/06/09 9:00am 10/06/09 9:00am

The Jalopnik Guide To Mid-Mounted Engine Faux Pas

Having been invented three times over three decades, the mid-mounted engine is not an engineering innovation that feels particularly natural to the human eye. Here’s our guide to avoiding faux pas involving mid-engined cars. » 8/21/09 1:30pm 8/21/09 1:30pm

Gerry Judah's Sculptures of Speed

In the name of art, it's cars in the sky at the Festival of Speed every year since 1997. Meet the man who makes them: Gerry Judah, a Baghdadi Jew from Calcutta. » 7/13/09 12:00pm 7/13/09 12:00pm

Vorsprung Your Way to Goodwood This July to See Audi at Its Very Best

Audi will be the featured marque at this year's Festival of Speed, held July 3-5. This is your last chance to see the Auto Union race cars before Audi becomes, by default, hopelessly uncool. » 3/19/09 1:00pm 3/19/09 1:00pm

Last Flight Of The Silver Comet: Bernd Rosemeyer's Fatal World Speed…

Bernd Rosemeyer was fearless, but yesterday in 1938 his attempt to eclipse 268 MPH on a public road and set the speed record in an Auto Union prototype would prove fatal. » 1/29/09 10:00am 1/29/09 10:00am

Auto Union Type C

The LeMans-dominating Audi R10 is an incomparable engineering spectacle. Honed from the finest materials and tested by banks of supercomputers before the first part was even crafted, the LeMans Prototype car is only now being challenged three years after its birth by an improved Porsche RS Spyder. The irony here is… » 4/22/08 12:00pm 4/22/08 12:00pm