This is what Mercedes-Benz calls “color” for the 2017 S-Class. Only five almost-indistinguishable blacks to pick from? This palette looks like the rainbows you see in the People’s Republic of Imgonnafuckingkillmyselfistan.
Recently, my lovely coworkers volunteered me to ride on the back of a racing motorcycle, the kind used in MotoAmerica, at Austin’s Circuit of The Americas. I feel like we’ve known each other for a long time on this blog, friends, and I need to be honest with you: I was scared to death. In a good way. I think.
Beep beep! It’s Celica Man’s favorite One True Celica, the 1989 All-Trac Turbo. FWOOM!
Remember how much the 2006 ScIROCco concept rocked? Yeah, the production version was pretty too, and it’s aged like Keanu Reeves, but the original concept hasn’t aged at all. It’s even got an Audi mouth for some reason.
Are you living your best life? EUROTRASH E36 snow guy is. Be like him.
Mother and cub moving down the middle of a busy street. (H/T to Rick S!)
La voiture des gens.
I still think the Audi R8 e-Tron concept, first generation AND second generation all had promise. After a lengthy argument with an Audi exec at a table of journalists, apparently it was only ever supposed to be a limited time offer. Sure didn’t seem like it, but what a shame.
From here this 2009 Mitsubishi Eclipse GT could be a Nissan GT-R. Or anything, really.
A couple weeks ago, you may recall that I drove a really lovely hand-built mid-engined aluminum roadster, all made with Chris Runge’s two hands, some hammers, and a big-ass English wheel. The very act of how the metal gets shaped to the body is fascinating, so we thought you might actually like to see how that works.
Behold the Toyota Racing Development Prius Hybrid, because that’s actually not a contradiction in terms or an oxymoron. Apparently. [Photo: Kat Callahan/Jalopnik]
Remember that Volkswagen Jetta I’m trying desperately to unload, I mean, give away to the person with the craziest idea of what to do with it? Ten finalists will be chosen on Monday for you to vote on, and each project is just as insane as what’s pictured here. You have been warned.
Driving a Range Rover at the age of 94 with the Obamas and Queen Elizabeth along for the ride must be the ultimate definition of #squadgoals, even though we don’t know what they’re talking about. How about a “caption this” contest? Go for it, you clever people.
We’re a little more than a month from the 100th running of the Indianapolis 500, and ahead of the big race, ex-Jalop current Road & Track editor Sam Smith drove five amazing vintage cars at the famed speedway. You should read his story, it’s full of great words and great photos.
Everyone has lusted after a Pontiac G8 Sport Truck at some point in their miserable boring lives. [Photo: Pontiac (RIP), 2010]
BMW’s new M2 MotoGP Safety Car is going to be one of the sexiest vehicles on the race track, even if it’s not the fastest. [Image, and many more like it, via BMW]
The little red Mini Cooper featured in the signature car chase from 2002's The Bourne Identity once had its own little corner on the Universal Studios lot. The fifth film in the franchise, tentatively titled “Bourne 5", is currently shooting.[Robert Taylor via Flickr, taken in 2005]
This Japanese junior high school student had the right idea for New Year’s Eve: slurping ramen and playing (and doodling!) the Initial D video game. [Image: Photo credit, Kat Callahan/Jalopnik.]