Fisker Recalls All Karma Hybrid EVs Over Fire Risk

Fisker is again recalling the Fisker Karma hyrbid-electric luxury vehicle after the most recent fire was linked to a faulty cooling fan. There are approximately 1,000 of these EVs on the road and two fires so far this summer. » 8/18/12 5:48pm 8/18/12 5:48pm

That’s Why They Call It A Firebird

At last week's burnout competition in Vernon, Texas, one Firebird did a burnout so massive, the car caught on fire. As the announcer rightfully points out, that's why they call it a Firebird. » 8/17/12 1:00pm 8/17/12 1:00pm

Exclusive: Fisker Karma Hybrid Sets Itself On Fire And Burns While…

A Fisker Karma hybrid-electric luxury sedan set itself on fire earlier this evening as the owner went to purchase groceries, Jalopnik has exclusively learned. The cause of the fire is unknown but photos show extensive damage to the front left quadrant of the car. » 8/10/12 10:22pm 8/10/12 10:22pm

Don't Scream 'Is This Your First Fire?' At The Firefighter Trying To…

If our vintage classic car was getting incinerated in a trailer, we'd be pretty upset, but we wouldn't scream "is this your first fire?!" at the responding firefighters, unlike this vocal Illinois woman. » 8/07/12 4:30pm 8/07/12 4:30pm

Guess Which Soccer Player's Ferrari Just Burned To The Ground?

As he drove around Valencia's soccer stadium Monday, CF Valencia forward Éver Banega spotted flames when he looked in the rearview mirror of his Ferrari 360. Banega escaped the conflagration, but the car, worth more than $100,000, was completely destroyed. » 7/30/12 2:20pm 7/30/12 2:20pm

Here's The Aftermath Of Last Week's Devastating $2 Million Classic Car…

The fire that destroyed a Charlton, Mass.-based European car restoration shop this weekend resulted in the destruction of a dozen cars. Among them were Porsche 356s and 911s, a couple of Jaguar E-types, a 1930s Rolls Royce, and a Mercedes or two. » 7/30/12 12:00pm 7/30/12 12:00pm

Did An Illegal Chop Shop Cause The $2 Million Classic Car Shop Fire?…

Jalopnik has learned some new details on what may have caused the five-alarm warehouse blaze in Central Massachusetts Thursday night that destroyed an auto restoration garage and multiple classic cars inside. » 7/28/12 2:00pm 7/28/12 2:00pm

A Building Fire In Massachusetts Claimed $2 Million In Classic Cars…

A massive five alarm blaze in Charlton, MA last night claimed an entire strip mall of six businesses, including Werke Classic, a classic car restoration shop. The damage is estimated at $2 million. » 7/27/12 3:00pm 7/27/12 3:00pm

German McLaren MP4-12C Test Drive Ends In Fiery Crash

There are few concepts more prone to disaster than an exotic car test drive. Combine a salesman staring down a large payday with a driver determined to push the limits of an powerful unfamiliar car and things like the fiery crash you see here are bound to happen. » 6/30/12 12:30pm 6/30/12 12:30pm

Volkswagen Van Drives Itself Into Condo While On Fire

Just when we thought we had seen all the world of car fires had to offer, a 1987 Volkswagen Vanagon manages to surprise us. The van performed the seemingly impossible this past week when it drove itself uphill into a nearby condo after setting itself ablaze. » 6/24/12 11:00am 6/24/12 11:00am

GM Recalls 413,418 Chevy Cruzes Because They Might Burst Into Flames

Chevrolet is on fire this year, literally. After a National Highway Traffic Safety Administration investigation into Chevy Volt battery fires, the bowtie is in the hot seat again, this time for its so far much lauded 2011 and 2012 Cruze models. » 6/22/12 12:30pm 6/22/12 12:30pm

Ferrari FF Catches Fire On Polish Freeway

Ferrari has produced fiery sports cars throughout its long history, but the flames have been more literal than figurative as of late. The latest in a spate of ferrar-b-ques burned on a Polish highway this week, destroying a $430,000 FF coupe. » 5/30/12 12:00pm 5/30/12 12:00pm

Electric Taxi Explodes In China

The safety of electric vehicles is being questioned in China after a crash involving a BYD taxi resulted in this massive explosion, killing its driver and two passengers. » 5/29/12 10:00am 5/29/12 10:00am

Thieves Couldn't Steal This Audi S5 So They Torched It

A Long Island, N.Y. car dealership caught the whole thing on its security camera: Two would be thieves, unsuccessful in their attempts to steal a 2012 Audi S5 convertible, returned an hour later, set it on fire and fled again. » 5/14/12 2:30pm 5/14/12 2:30pm

Brand New Fisker Karma Blamed For House Fire

Fisker's hybrid-electric Karma is being blamed for a house fire in Sugar Land, Texas that occurred last week. Three minutes after the owner pulled into his garage, his electric luxury sedan burst into flames, torching his two other cars and a sizable chunk of his house. » 5/08/12 2:40pm 5/08/12 2:40pm

No, The Engine Is Not Supposed To Explode

Chris Rado has been busy for the past few years building the fastest, wildest front-wheel drive time attack car the world has seen. He can rest assured he was testing the boundaries of what's possible when his 1,200 horsepower Scion TC simply exploded. » 5/01/12 2:30pm 5/01/12 2:30pm

Watch A Pickup Truck Full Of Propane Roasting In A McDonalds Drive-thru

Static electricity and several propane tanks combined this past week with fiery results at a McDonalds drive-thru in Coachella, Ca. According to the driver of the truck was in the process of investigating a hissing sound when a propane tank in the truck exploded in flames. » 4/29/12 11:00am 4/29/12 11:00am

Witness A Photo Shoot Go Terribly, Horribly Wrong

Arvin's 1993 Mazda RX-7 is a work of art. A brilliant tangerine example of one of the loveliest Japanese cars ever built. It's why he invited Ronnie Corado to photograph it for It's a good thing Ronnie got some nice shots before the burnout portion and the resulting unintentional fire. » 4/25/12 4:00pm 4/25/12 4:00pm