The problem with the Veyron is that no matter how powerful your car, you can only go as fast as the road permits.
The car industry claims to be based on change. There's always a new model, a new brand, a new fastest car. At a certain point, you realize that some things never change.
This is the Bricklin SV-1. It was one car importer's supercar dream of the late ‘70s and it was a miserable, if spectacular failure. Surprisingly, a few served police duty, but that didn't pan out very well either.
I'm not sure what was the greatest moment in my life as an intern. I went through a few unpaid desk gigs, rubbing shoulders with important New York City architects one summer and moving museum cars another. Driving a Jaguar XKR convertible was definitely a high point, though.
Today we learned how rally co-drivers communicate through microphones with the sack of meat that turns the steering wheel using pace notes. That system is fine, but what happens when the mic breaks?
What if there was a way that we could bring harmony to the world, and all we needed was a bunch of high-power 4x4 drag racers? We think we know how.
It's fast, it's expensive, and it's amazing to drive, but it's a new Ferrari so it's overplayed.
The car industry has its giants of Toyota, GM, and VW, but there are still plenty of little manufacturers that outperform their budgets and our expectations. Which is the greatest David in the car industry, competing against its established Goliath?
Today we chronicled the last cars of a number of historically great, lovable British car companies. Is it possible, though, that the UK's car industry is doing better than ever before?
Today we asked what car companies lost their way in 2012. We will answer that question on Monday, but before we do, there's another question we have to ask, and it's about the big, fat cars that come out of Bavaria's once-lithe Motor Works.
I have always thought of cars as unique in that each model is an individual design, yet also a mass-produced object as well. They occupy a space almost between industry and art. Perhaps there is another intersection in the car world, unique to automobiles.
Today we witnessed the possible death of a Miata. It collapsed into a ditch and will be sold. Could there be another sports car that could survive this kind of abuse?
We've all seen them. Ferraris with Mansory bodykits, chrome Lambos, and whatever the hell happened to this red/gold McMerc SLR. There needs to be a home for these mistreated supercars.
Think about it. Look outside. Is it sunnier out than it was in 2009? Is your life better than it was before you knew the identity of the Stig?
Wow, did Mr. K ever put together one awesome machine.
After all these years, has there been a more complete, beautiful, gentlemanly, sporty Ferrari than the 250 SWB?
Plenty of websites can get you clear statistics on the size of a Dodge Ram, but the vastness of America skews our perspective. To find out how big a full-size pickup is, you have to go to Europe.
Today we saw another drama in the continuing misadventure of the new NYC taxi. It makes us wonder, why does the city even go to the trouble of setting a standard taxi?
We brought world rally champion Petter "Mr. Hollywood" Solberg on to Jalopnik today and it was as fantastic as we'd imagined. Here are the six best things he said.
This is the true story about my time in the Czech Republic with a bus driver named Zoltan. It is a little long, I know. Keep in mind that this happened a few months after Dude Where's My Car came out.