New BMW M1 Exists Only In Imagination Land

This image popped up over the weekend being touted as a prototype BMW M1 snapped during a candid moment in a Spanish hanger. As we all know, major automakers regularly keep priceless, top secret, never before seen but completely finished supercars stored in regional airports, without camo on them. Well, there was that » 5/05/08 8:40am 5/05/08 8:40am

Chinese Car Maker Knocks-Off Prius, Leaves Off Wheel, May Be Electric

Sometimes, less is more. These three-wheeled knock offs of western cars might be such a case. Sure, they're not safe, they're poorly made and they're slow, but who wouldn't want to drive one? More cute and cuddly than their western counterparts, Jin Da Lu's copies are likely to be way more efficient too, powered by an… » 3/17/08 5:30pm 3/17/08 5:30pm

Detroit Auto Show: Rancheroized Lincoln MKT Concept; No, It's Not Real

If Lincoln had a sense of humor, they might have gone with a Ranchero version of the MKT concept that's showing in Detroit today. Of course, they did build the Blackwood pickup, so they're not completely without irony, intended or not. Still, we're not relying on The Man to supply such a car; instead we turn to… » 1/14/08 8:09am 1/14/08 8:09am

What About a Subaru WRX STI Two-Door?

With all of the Subaru WRX STI business coming to a head today, our buddy Dave asks the pertinent question. What about the ages-old rumor that a new, two-door STI hatch was on the way? It went thataway. Nonetheless, Dave pieced together what such a beast might look like if it were ever to materialize. Yes? No? What say … » 10/09/07 2:30pm 10/09/07 2:30pm

Eight-Legged Fraud: Zagato 575 GTZ "Spyder" a Fake

Zagato would like to inform you the supposed Zagato 575 GTZ Spyder is a fake. A rep from the venerable Italian design firm says the shot we ran earlier this week — the one that triggered some puzzled stares around the Jalopnik virtual campus — is an "illegally photoshopped" spec of the Zagato 575 GTZ coupe, a one-off… » 9/01/07 6:44am 9/01/07 6:44am

De Tomaso Revisited: The Stefan Schulze "Panthera"

3D artist and designer Stefan Schulze did something we wish someone inside an actual car company would — revive the design of the Ford V8-powered De Tomaso Pantera of the 1970s. Once sold at Lincoln-Mercury dealerships, the Pantera — along with the Porsche 930 (911 Turbo) — was the symbol of vehicular sexiness for the… » 7/26/07 8:44am 7/26/07 8:44am

A 'Cuda for Chrysler? Foose Hints Yes

What's this, then? Apparently during an interview at the New York auto show, hot rod supernova Chip Foose hinted at a possible Chrysler 'Cuda to join the upcoming Dodge Challenger. Of course, without Plymouth, resurrecting the original "Hemi 'Cuda" would seem a hollow exercise. Maybe Chipper was talking about a new… » 4/26/07 9:21am 4/26/07 9:21am

The 2008 Subaru Impreza: Real? Fake? Photoshopped? Yes.

Oh, the tangled web. Let's take a step back from what has become The Great 2008 Subaru Impreza Photos Question of 2007 and see if we can get this straight. 1.) Motor Trend published photos of the redesigned Impreza, taken by its own photographers, in its May issue. 2.) An early recipient of said magazine scanned the… » 3/30/07 6:56am 3/30/07 6:56am

New York Auto Show Preview: Spec'ing the 2008 Subaru Impreza

According to the UK's AutoExpress, the next Impreza will have a drastically redesigned fascia that won't likely remind certain writers of certain, er, body parts. The new model's getting a complete refiguring, likely to be consistent with the company's B5 concept. Gone will be former design boss Andreas Zapatinas's… » 2/08/07 9:07am 2/08/07 9:07am

Spec'ing the Audi Small Hatch: More, Better

That Audi's building a replacement for the ungainly European A2 (or A1, depending on which rumor you prefer) is the subject of wide speculation. What that car will look like, however, is where opinion diverges. One thing generally agreed upon, however, is that the car will share parts with VW's Euro B-segment rides… » 1/25/07 6:31am 1/25/07 6:31am

AutoWeek Gets Mileage from Fake M3 Pics

Hey kids, can you follow the bouncing imagery? Maybe none of this would matter if there wasn't so much pent-up demand to see BMW's new, V8-powered M3. Nonetheless, AutoWeek's built a cover story around the photo illustrations created by Barry Hayden of Motor Forecast, which ran in the February issue of the UK's Car. AW … » 1/19/07 1:16pm 1/19/07 1:16pm