How To Become Formula One's Next Big Star

Before he becomes a globe-trotting racing god, the modern Formula One driver competes in GP2. It’s a racing series removed from the madness and attention, created to breed talent for the ultimate challenge of F1. We spent a Grand Prix weekend in GP2 to see the lives of Formula One’s future stars. » 10/01/12 2:00pm 10/01/12 2:00pm

Everything You Need To Know About The Best Car You Can Buy For $36,000

The first thing you need to know about the Morgan Three Wheeler is, when Alex Roy invites you to drive one of the only ones in the United States you absolutely have to say yes whatever the consequences. There will be consequences. » 10/01/12 12:00pm 10/01/12 12:00pm

A Driverless Car Will Be The First Real Robot You'll Own

Nevada has already started licensing driverless cars. California is right behind them, albeit with a few more caveats (big off switches, etc). This is just the beginning, of course. Driverless cars are absolutely coming, and in many ways this is the biggest advancement in motoring since the cupholder and 8-track… » 9/26/12 2:00pm 9/26/12 2:00pm

McLaren P1 Vs. McLaren F1: How Do They Match Up?

So you know how you were thinking about going out and buying a used McLaren F1 and a brand new McLaren P1 so you could park them side-by-side and really scrutinize the differences? Well, you're in luck, because I'm going to save you about $2.5 million dollars or so, thanks to Jalopnik's amazing new Dynaslide Image… » 9/18/12 3:20pm 9/18/12 3:20pm

Internet Pulls Together 1,200 Cars For Terminally Ill Boy

A little over a week ago, a post appeared on a British Subaru forum: A father had just found out his son was terminally ill with cancer and he wanted to give him one last thrill with a small car show on September 8th. » 9/10/12 12:00pm 9/10/12 12:00pm

How Shills From Warren Buffett's Chinese Car Company Stole Their Own…

After a meteoric rise domestically, Chinese automakers are plotting an invasion of foreign markets. The stakes are incredibly high as they prepare to enter America, where Warren Buffett-backed Chinese carmaker BYD has been promising to sell an electric vehicle for a few years. » 7/11/12 10:30am 7/11/12 10:30am

How Toyota's BMW Deal Fulfills Akio Toyoda's Deepest Desire

Let's face it: when Akio Toyoda became CEO at Toyota, nobody really knew what to make of it. Was he just representing the family's interests? Would he be a puppet for management? Or was he a Hail Mary pass to pull Toyota out of its slump? » 6/29/12 10:30am 6/29/12 10:30am

Smart Explains How They Determined The Weight Of Emu Poop

The Smart brand made news this week when they smartly outmaneuvered a blogger on Twitter when he suggested the crap of a single bird could destroy one of the cars. Not so, they said. It would take 4.5 million pigeon poops to destroy a Smart. » 6/22/12 2:00pm 6/22/12 2:00pm

What's An R/C Track Doing In The Middle Of Afghanistan?

As anyone who's had to perform military service in a warzone knows, overseas deployments tend to involve hard work and long working hours. But the down time can be just as intense, with many of the troops turning to video games and pirated DVDs to keep their minds from drifting wistfully homeward while they're away. » 6/21/12 12:00pm 6/21/12 12:00pm

This Is The Solution To All Unintended Acceleration Issues

Acceleration is like fire: a good servant and a cruel master. Acceleration when you want it is one of the true joys of motoring. Acceleration when you don't is a nightmare. Alarmingly, it's a recurring nightmare, with the most recent incidents occurring just last month, and the largest recall in automotive history,… » 6/12/12 12:00pm 6/12/12 12:00pm