Dodge Challenger Scat Pack: American Muscle That Will Save Your Soul

It just so happens that the house I moved to in Austin is near this elementary school. And it just so happens that I would drive past this elementary school in a 2015 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack, and on more than one occasion it caused the kids at recess to turn and point at the muscle car, their jaws dropped in… » 10/16/14 12:00pm 10/16/14 12:00pm

2015 Volvo V60 T6 R-Design: The Jalopnik Review

Every year in America, the president issues a State of the Union address in which he (or she, to be fair and forward-looking) takes stock of the political landscape and lays out his (or her) agenda. Since this is Jalopnik, I think we should issue a State of the Wagon address, and assess where the 2015 Volvo V60 fits… » 10/10/14 1:26pm 10/10/14 1:26pm

The Mercedes GLA45 AMG Is Dumb And I'm Dumb And I Kind Of Love It

Tossing the loud and boastful Mercedes GLA45 AMG around rustic Vermont towns left me constantly thinking the same thing: I can't believe Mercedes builds this car. Mercedes is a company at war with itself, at once both Germany's most staid luxury brand and also the maker of that country's most bashit cars. Tension is… » 9/26/14 1:22pm 9/26/14 1:22pm

Forza Horizon 2 Is As Close To Living Your Car Fantasy As You'll Get

Hi, I'm an autojournalist. Car companies fly me and my colleagues around the world to drive their fancy new cars. Sometimes on tracks but usually just on amazing b-roads in Spain or Italy or whatever. Forza Horizon 2 is about as close as you'll get to living our dream life, just without the deadlines, consequences, or… » 9/25/14 10:21am 9/25/14 10:21am

2015 Nissan 370Z Roadster: The Jalopnik Review

When was the last time you thought about a Nissan 370Z? Sure, it came out a few years ago, but for some reason it seems like the vast majority of people would only answer with "never." It's a little, over-powered, rear-wheel drive monster, and you can get it with a folding roof. So I set out to find what went wrong. » 9/19/14 2:30pm 9/19/14 2:30pm

Farewell To The Cadillac CTS-V, The Best Product Of Old GM

There was a brief period of time after the bailout and before the recall crisis where GM was filled with a spirit of "we can do better" before the reality of just how bad they'd been had fully sunk in. This golden era product many treasured products, including the new Corvette, but none of them are better than the… » 9/18/14 1:54pm 9/18/14 1:54pm

2015 Aston Martin V8 Vantage GT: The Jalopnik Review

The Aston Martin V8 Vantage isn't the fastest. It isn't the cheapest. It's not the best on any quantifiable scale. That doesn't matter. The V8 Vantage is the most beautiful and special car in its class. And with the Vantage GT, more people can afford to experience a throaty super model. Here's why they should. » 9/10/14 12:16pm 9/10/14 12:16pm

2015 Lexus RC F: The World's First V8-Powered Drifting Beluga Whale

Just hearing the word Lexus tells you what kind of car you think you'll get. It'll be reliable and luxurious, but also sedate and, well, boring. But what about the Lexus RC F, an M4-rivaling, beluga-snouted sports coupe with a thundering V8 and a throttle pedal that might as well be labeled "drift switch?" Is there… » 9/05/14 10:06am 9/05/14 10:06am

Driving The 14th, 15th, and 700,000th Miata Was A Religious Experience

The introduction of the simply gorgeous 2016 Mazda Miata has also allowed us to take a trip down memory lane: Mazda is letting us drive some of their heritage cars. Here's what it's like in the 14th, 15th, and 700,000th Miatas ever made. It's an amazing look at what made the Miata just so brilliant. » 9/04/14 5:00pm 9/04/14 5:00pm