Every Vehicle Is Crazier Than The Last At Sweden's Wackiest Ice Race

Did you miss Sweden's Speed Weekend On Ice last month? So did we, but photographer Lars Mårtensson was there and he got an absolutely incredible gallery of the ridiculous machines driving, skating, and rocket-boosting their way across this frozen lake. » 3/12/15 6:05pm 3/12/15 6:05pm

You Can Buy This 572hp Acura NSX Race Car For The Price Of A WRX STI

With an estimated 550hp and a price of $150,000 the new NSX has the potential to be a serious supercar, but it seems like it took forever to get the car ready for production. If you tired of waiting, or not real keen about having some electric motors with your VTEC, this 1995 race spec NSX-T can be yours. » 1/16/15 7:45pm 1/16/15 7:45pm

Best Cars To Buy If You Want To Throw Down A Killer Lap Time

Sometimes you want something practical, sometimes you want something luxurious, and sometimes you want something that will devour apexes and scream down the straights at your local racing circuit . Opponaut LiquidBurns, has found the top 5 cars you can buy right now that will get you that checkered flag. » 10/19/14 10:00am 10/19/14 10:00am

Two Of The Most Beautiful McLaren F1 GTRs Reunited

Last week I did a photo shoot of the reunion of two sister McLaren F1 GTRs, chassis #04R and #13R which both competed in the All Japan GT Championship series in 1996 to much success. » 9/15/14 9:00am 9/15/14 9:00am

An Audi A6 TDI Wagon And A Gulf Trabant Racer Is All You'll Ever Need

Think about it! A luxurious family car with a 3.0 V6 diesel that pulls like a locomotive, and a classic race car from communist Germany to keep you entertained on the weekends. A match made in heaven. » 5/26/14 5:00pm 5/26/14 5:00pm

Watch All The Spins And Action From The Worlds Best Car Event

The Ten Smallest Race Cars Of All Time

The key to success on a racetrack? "Simplify, then add lightness." — according to the father of Lotus, Colin Chapman. These ten tiny racecars take his ideas to a whole new level: » 9/23/13 11:06am 9/23/13 11:06am

Ride Along As Chris Harris Takes The Lead In The TT Celebration Race

Make sure to throw yourself around in your chair to try and get the full effect of what it must have been like to be there with Chris Harris in his Lister Jag. This was shot during the Goodwood Revival's TT Celebration race, and is pretty incredible to watch. » 9/19/13 5:16pm 9/19/13 5:16pm

When You're A Racing Driver, A 140mph Flying Door Ain't No Thang

Mike Simpson races in the British GT3 Championship in a Ginetta G55. Fighting for the lead at Brands Hatch, his car is hit by flying debris at a not inconsiderable 140mph or so. But what kind of debris, you'll ask if you didn't read the title? Well, not a mirror or a bird carcass or a Green Shell, but an entire door.… » 8/18/13 11:40am 8/18/13 11:40am

Let's start a car race for normal people

Racing is competitive. It's expensive. And you need lots of talent. Most of us have none of those things. But we like cars! We read and watch car things! We love driving! And squealing tires!

Here's my idea: A time-speed-distance style road rally with a few special stages in between at local race tracks. Mix it up… » 8/14/13 2:21pm 8/14/13 2:21pm

A Jalop's Guide to Attending the 24 Hours of Le Mans

I'm writing this while on the train from Le Mans to Paris. The 2013 race ended a few hours ago and Audi won again. Many things happened during the race, including the death of a driver, but I'm not going to dwell on that here. What I want to provide is some info on how to attend the race as a normal fan. No… » 6/28/13 6:23pm 6/28/13 6:23pm

Show Me All the Cool Stuff About This Car

This is the Marcos Mantis XP, I don't know much about it other than it looks awesome; in fact, I don't know much about Marcos cars in general. There are a lot of strange and beautiful bits on this racecar that I'm sure have a very specific purpose or at least an interesting story. Get your geek on and tell me about… » 4/29/13 9:18am 4/29/13 9:18am

The "Spirit of Lemons" Plane has debuted!

Not long ago, Jeff Bloch (AKA "Speedycop") and his possey rolled into CMP. As is usual for Jeff, utter ridiculous-ness is the name of the game. The "press ban" of his plane build from the last few months is finally lifted, and the first photos are flyin' in from the racetrack - literally! » 3/15/13 6:01pm 3/15/13 6:01pm

37 Reasons To Follow Jalopnik

If you're reading this it means you've made a wonderful choice or a terrible mistake. Either way, you're here and you're starting to realize it's what you've always wanted from an Internet website. You've found out there are other people just like you. Here are 37 reasons why you should like us on Facebook, follow us… » 3/14/13 12:00pm 3/14/13 12:00pm

This Guy Tattooed 'Because Racecar' On His Chest

Tattoos: they can be classy, they can be tragic, and they can be on your butthole. Check out this guy, though, that put the great Jalopnik-created car meme "because racecar" right on his chest, where the Internet will always see it. » 12/04/12 4:00pm 12/04/12 4:00pm

What's The Difference Between Driving A Street Car And A Race Car?

How different is it to get behind the wheel of a racecar, compared to that modded Evo (or whatever) in your driveway? » 5/17/12 3:30pm 5/17/12 3:30pm

For $99,000, Hit The RUF

Porsche's venerable 911 is lust-worthy on its own, but that hasn't stopped many an tuner from attempting to eke out even more of what the car has to offer. Today's Nice Price or Crack Pipe 1986 Carrera coupe has been RUF'd up, but is its price too RUF to handle? » 2/17/12 8:00am 2/17/12 8:00am

For $128,999, Enjoy RS’d Development

According to la biblia, it took but a simple apple to get Adam and his girlfriend evicted from their garden apartment. Today's Nice Price or Crack Pipe Group B Ford is a far, far more desirable forbidden fruit, but will you find its price is rotten to the core? » 1/06/12 8:00am 1/06/12 8:00am

Watch Formula 3 cars race through Chinese city streets

Monaco? That's for sissies. In Macau, the circuit is just 22 feet wide — too narrow for F1 — and Formula Three cars take to the streets just after the superbikes, reaching top speed of 171 MPH as they brush against stone walls and metal crash barriers. And this year it rained. » 12/15/11 1:30pm 12/15/11 1:30pm

Rally-prepped Dodge Avenger dressed up with no place to go

To tout its Mopar parts division, Chrysler and Fiat's parts arm Magneti Marelli built a Euro-spec rally car out of a Dodge Avenger, with 300 hp and powerslide-ready hand brakes. Will it ever actually race? Probably not. » 4/13/11 12:00pm 4/13/11 12:00pm