Video: The 610HP, Twin-Turbo, Flamespitting Ferrari 348 Challenge

A traditional Ferrari Collector would probably want to leave his 1-of-32 348 Challenge factory race car stock, or maybe just slightly upgraded with a few modern safety and performance parts for occasional track use. Not Steve Maxwell and Stacey Slead. They stuffed Stacey's car so full of boost, brake, and grip that … » 6/10/14 2:54pm 6/10/14 2:54pm

My 1984 Mercedes Benz 300TD, reviewed

The discerning buyer who needs to fit many dogs in the back and four people up front in the lap of, mid-range, luxury. That is who buys a Mercedes 300 wagon. Fitted with a turbo and adorned with the finest vinyl to keep the backs of the occupants firmly adhered to the MB-Tex as to avoid falling out of the seat.… » 5/31/14 8:53am 5/31/14 8:53am

Why The 1969 Lancia Fulvia Coupe Is The Most Beautiful Car In The World

I happen to think that the Lancia Fulvia is the most beautiful car ever made and I tend to put my fingers in my ears and sing if people disagree with me. So with the styling of the car indisputable, the only thing I had left to do was answer the nagging question I've had in my mind; does it drive as good as it looks? » 5/25/14 11:51am 5/25/14 11:51am

Going Analog: 1974 BMW M2 Review

I have a dirty secret. Super cars aren't really my thing. I appreciate them and marvel at their outrageous power and digital brains, but I'm more of an analog guy myself. My theory on cars and motorcycles is if my talents can't push them to the absolute limit, then they're really not for me. That's what makes … » 5/19/14 1:20pm 5/19/14 1:20pm

Video: The 2015 Audi A3 is the Second Coming of the B5. Or is it?

Audi would have you believe that the all-new A3 is like the B5, except with a healthy dose of personal assistant thrown in. And that's because Audi is selling "connectivity" through a series of MMI-interfaced apps with the A3. And that's because they want to sell cars to hipsters after they see their hipster friends… » 5/12/14 12:01pm 5/12/14 12:01pm

2001 E-Z-GO PDS: The Oppo Review

This dark green, humble looking cart is as important to the family as an heir is to a King. This 14 year old EZ-GO was the last vehicle my grandfather bought, he passed away in 2006 and this cart represents him and what he loved doing the most. The decision to change this cart to buy a new one has come up several… » 5/02/14 9:33am 5/02/14 9:33am

Video: Shredding a Set of Tires in the Chevrolet SS

This is the 2014 Chevrolet SS, also known as the 2008 Pontiac G8 GXP. First it was dead, then it was alive again, but only for cops, and then people begged for it on the internet (where everyone wants what they can't have). So, here it is, alive once more for customers. Is it everything they asked for? » 2/18/14 11:26am 2/18/14 11:26am

Video: The Range Rover Long Wheelbase Autobiography is Just Magnificent

You've probably never heard of the Alabama Hills region, just west of Lone Pine, CA, but I'd bet everything I have that you've seen it at least once. You see, this area, in the shadow of Mount Whitney, California's tallest peak, has played host to over 200 film shoots thanks to its epic "Wild West Frontier" setting… » 2/04/14 8:13pm 2/04/14 8:13pm

A few thoughts on owning a Fiat 500 Abarth

I've posted on here before about this little guy, and after spending about a month with it, I figured I'd tell you guys how it feels to live with an Italian hot rod. This isn't a formal review since there's already an awesome Jalopnik review of the Abarth, and I don't think I can really add to that, so this is from… » 12/17/13 8:50am 12/17/13 8:50am

Need for Speed Rivals: The Kotaku Review

Everyone in this year's Need For Speed—racers and cops both—is an asshole. Neither side is likable. Thank God. It's incredibly freeing to be a total, speed-obsessed jerk, especially when it's accompanied by amazing visuals and intense velocity. Way to welcome us to next-gen, Need For Speed Rivals. » 11/16/13 8:34pm 11/16/13 8:34pm

Video: Can an Air Suspension Solve the "One Car for Everything" Problem?

As I noted when I reviewed the 2014 Porsche Panamera Turbo recently, not everyone wants what I want, which is to say that not everyone wants 6 cars in their garage, each with a very specific purpose. For most people, that's just not realistic. A lot of these people want one car that does it all: practicality for the… » 10/15/13 3:32pm 10/15/13 3:32pm

2003 Freightliner Thomas School Bus: The Opposite Lock Review

The school bus. A vehicle we all have spent hours of our lives on. This was the first step towards an education. A very frightening experience for any kindergartner. Walking up those three (then) big steps and entering this world of a (then) tall ceilinged vehicle full of blue seats and kids. » 8/27/13 8:03am 8/27/13 8:03am