BREAKING Outdated Air-Cooled News: Porsche, VW, And Zündapp Lies!

The Volkswagen Beetle genesis story is easily one of the most well-known and often-told in all of motoring. I've read about it countless times, and the details almost never change. Until now. I just encountered one of my first real contradictions in the story of the Beetle, and it's making me question everything. » 4/17/14 10:00pm Yesterday 10:00pm

The Saga Of The "Lemon 911" And One Man's Quest For Justice

Nick Murray is a guy like many of us. He has a dream car, and he's worked hard to finally get it. In Nick's case, that car is a Porsche 911, and he managed to realize his dream. Well, with only one small catch: He says his Porsche 911 is a total lemon. Here's everything wrong with this sad, sick 911. » 4/17/14 10:00am Yesterday 10:00am

This Could Be The Sound Of Porsche's New Four Cylinder Engine Maybe

Porsche already confirmed that they're going to be dropping a flat-four cylinder engine into the 2015 Porsche Boxster and the Cayman, but we haven't heard a peep out of the motor itself. But this really truly maybe definitely possibly could be might be the sound of Porsche's future on the Nurburgring. » 4/02/14 10:20am 4/02/14 10:20am

2014 LeMans / FIA WEC Season Preview (16 Photos)

Spring time means baby animals, pretty flowers, afternoon rains, and the screaming thunder of exotic racing cars. Like no other form of motorsport, endurance racing combines the very best of high-efficiency technology, fuel savings, aerodynamic wizardry, and outright speed. In the hard-fought battles of IMSA and the… » 3/30/14 1:02pm 3/30/14 1:02pm

My Day at Road Atlanta.

As you may know. Last year I won the Jalopnik and Blipshift T-Shirt contest thanks to my "Smoking Permitted" design and the grand prize was a one day, High Performance, Skip Barber Racing School. I Registered for the course at Road Atlanta on March 18th, and hit the road! » 3/23/14 4:45pm 3/23/14 4:45pm

Apex: The Guys Behind /DRIVE Are Making The Definitive Hypercar Movie

Hypercars are the highest echelon of motoring. What you don't realize is that this is also one of the most competitive arenas not only in cars, but in the entire world. And the team behind /DRIVE wants you to experience the competition in the first 4K big screen documentary: Apex: The Story Of The Hypercar. » 3/19/14 2:00pm 3/19/14 2:00pm

VW Makes $23,000 On Every Porsche Because You Like Paint And Leather

Here we go again. Yes, if you can afford a new Porsche, you want choices. Even if it means spending the price of a new Mazda 6 on leather options for a Panamera. Volkswagen is OK with it, because it makes them a lot of money. » 3/13/14 9:00pm 3/13/14 9:00pm

Watch Bill Caswell try to break the Porsche 911 Turbo S

Porsche told us that the PDK transmission in the 2014 Porsche 911 Turbo S would take whatever abuse we threw at it. It was a perfect excuse to ask Bill Caswell to help us celebrate 50 years of Porsche with 50 consecutive launch control starts. You must see the violence to appreciate it. Read the full story right here. » 3/11/14 2:28pm 3/11/14 2:28pm

Porsche LeMans Racer Is Attempting To Use The Energy We Lose From Gas

Gasoline engines have gotten incredibly good at squeezing all the energy they can out of gas. The problem is that "incredibly good" still means about 37% efficiency. If my high school transcript is any measure, 37% still kind of sucks. The rest of that energy is lost as heat, but there are ways to reclaim it. Ask… » 3/06/14 1:40pm 3/06/14 1:40pm

Drink In The Beauty Of Porsche's Le Mans Race Cars

For the first time since 1998, Porsche is set to field contenders in this year's 24 Hours of Le Mans. With a 911 RSR and the 919 Hybrid, they will attempt to one-up Audi, their corporate cousins who have dominated the race for years. Here's a closer look at their cars. » 3/04/14 1:15pm 3/04/14 1:15pm