Electric cars are slowly but surely becoming more of a thing. But the problem is that carmakers are basing most of them on small economy cars. What gas car would make a great electric car?
Seeing as how today is Father's Day, I figured it's time for something all dads love – practical advice. So far we have determined a Lotus, a Nissan, a Fiat, a Bentley, a Wienermobile, a Ford, a Ford, a Porsche, and a Volkswagen will all Baby to some degree. But is there one car you'd recommend above all others?
We received a whole bunch of tips about that interesting Solar Roadway idea, and we were intrigued, until we realized that the Solar Roadway would probably be incredibly expensive, just to start. But a lot of genius ideas for your car sound really good, at least at first, on paper.
In-car infotainment systems are too damn hard to use these days. And that's not just for the Olds, that notion goes for everyone, as Patrick pointed out. But maybe it doesn't have to be this way. Maybe a brighter, easier future is ahead. And maybe you've got that infotainment system right now.
Jason is right. Stupid plastic wheel covers should die a painful death, preferably very quickly so we don't have to see them anymore. Let those steelies shine, kids. But so should fake intakes. You might think they've been eliminated, but you'd be wrong.
Last week our EIC, Matt Hardigree, and his Editorial Fellow sidekick, Chris Perkins, decided that it was a good idea to take a Corvette Stingray Convertible out into the middle of a goddamn snowstorm. As much of the country is on schedule to get more snow this week, we should probably think about that topic.
Rule changes for the sake of "improving racing" tend to be the worst. They usually make cars slower, they usually make drivers slower, they usually make everything slower, and when anything slower it is definitively less fun. So that's why it's always a pleasant surprise when the opposite occurs.
The 2014 Winter Olympics begin in Sochi, Russia this upcoming week, and still, despite my constant stream of strongly worded letters, they've ignored all of my pleas to include some car-based events in the festivities. Clearly, this is an outrage that should not stand.
I suppose you could say that here at Jalopnik we're Jordan Taylor fans. He not only runs a hilarious Twitter account, he's also blindingly fast, seeing as how he was last year's Grand-Am champion in the Daytona Prototype class. But I'm more a fan of his mullet.
It's incredibly easy to make the argument that sponsorship destroys how a sport looks. On the other hand, I think that sponsorship has only enhanced the way motorsport looks. Call me a corporate tool, but some motorsport liveries are just gorgeous.
You can count me among the people who were surprised by the looks of the new 2015 Chevrolet Corvette. I expected a big power boost with some subtle aesthetic upgrades, like Z06s of the past, and that was about it. But no. We now have creases and bumps and spoilers galore. And that is just better.
One of the joys of automotive criticism is that everyone's got a different opinion. A car can be great or a car can be terrible, depending on who you're asking. But every so often, all of us auto journos get our heads together and decide that one particular car is unanimously wonderful. And then we are wrong.
Today is the winter solstice. Well, technically, the point at which the Northern Hemisphere was most turned away from the winter sun was at 12:11 PM EST, but who's counting. And that means today is dark. Some places, though, go through real darkness, for months at a time. And that might require a special vehicle.
The Porsche 959 is known as a road-going technological tour de force from the 1980s. It featured four-wheel drive, twin turbochargers, and a top speed nearing 200 miles per hour. And then in 1986, in won the Paris-Dakar Rally.
Yesterday Patrick took a look at the Mini-That-Never-Was, the Mini Spiritual. Conceived as the original clean-sheet design for a new Mini, it never left the concept stage. I'm happy for that, and I'm happy that we got the sporty, fun Mini instead. But many cars are better than their initial concepts.
This illustrious extended weekend contains what is probably the most American of American holidays. No, not Labor Day, that's for Pinko Commies. We've had Black Friday, which is now also Black Thursday, and we're about to have Cyber Monday, which is like Black Friday, except Cyber. So what's the best vroom for your…
Some engines are famous. They get all the love, all the glory, all the medals. They have chrome inlet pipes and their own stands at auto shows. And some of them are not. They toil away for many hundreds of thousands of miles, unappreciated, but still pretty great.
There has been a Formula One race in Monaco since forever. Same with races at Spa, and the Nurburgring. F1 races in the United States, however, have tended to bounce around in a sea of instability. That's often led to a lot of weirdness, either in the venue, or the race itself. But one race could be the weirdest.
Though November is commonly known for people getting fat on pumpkin spice lattes, it's also known for animals going out and getting fat for their winter hibernation. Coupled with deer mating season, November is the deadliest time for animal-related crashes. If you have to make the best of a bad situation, you might…