First Drive: Mercedes-AMG GT Isn't A 911 Fighter, It's More Than That

I have a problem. I've never managed to keep the throttle floored the entire stretch of Laguna Seca's front straight in anything over 500 horsepower. It's practically my home track, but as soon as I start climbing that crest, self-preservation kicks in and I lift. Every. Damn. Time. That changed in the Mercedes-AMG GT. » 11/12/14 9:47am 11/12/14 9:47am

The Eight Speed Automatic Corvette Stingray Does Not Suck At All

Last week, the General Motors company sent me one of their Corvette Stingrays. Only unlike every other Stingray I've driven so far, this one had two pedals instead of three. Normally, this outcome would plunge me into a deep existential crisis, like when I drove that automatic Mazda Miata over the summer. This time… » 10/30/14 12:05pm 10/30/14 12:05pm

The Charger Hellcat Is The Most American/Insane Car You Can Buy

There's really only two things you need to know about the 2015 Dodge Charger Hellcat: it may be the most American car you can buy right now, and it's absolutely, unrepentantly clamshit insane. The idea of a well-appointed four-door family car with enough power to liquify everyone you love is crazy. And wonderful. But… » 10/29/14 12:05pm 10/29/14 12:05pm

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