Few cars at any price are as hotly anticipated as the new Ford Focus RS, the new 350 horsepower all-wheel drive God Hatch. Now that it’s on sale in Europe, our tame racing driver Robb Holland has one and wants to show us what it can do on one of the oldest and most dangerous race courses in the world.
There are Mustangs. There are Shelby Mustangs. But in all of Mustang-dom, few nameplates are as equally revered and feared for their brutal ferocity and tendency to literally send owners to hell like “Super Snake.”
After a year in production, the long awaited iRacing Nürburgring sim is finally launching today. If you’ve ever wanted to drive the legendary Nordschleife and GP circuit but couldn’t come up with the scratch to do it for real, then this might be your best chance yet to experience automotive nirvana.
I’m telling you, Circuito de Guia is one of the most insane race tracks anywhere in the world. I wasn’t being hyperbolic when I called it “batshit crazy.” Anything can happen and usually does. That was definitely the case this weekend.
According to that joker Michael Ballaban, touring car drivers, and I quote: “Should all be banned from all competition, of any sort, for all of time. No pie eating contests, no bar trivia nights, no dizzy-baseball, and certainly no WTCC.” Please.
I’ve been going to SEMA for more than a dozen years now, and I’ve seen it go from an over the top, in-your-face festival of insanity during the peak of the internet boom in the early 2000s to a ghost town a half a dozen years later thanks to the global recession. The good news is that SEMA is back and stronger than…
What’s it like to drive the 2016 Cadillac ATS-V on the street? Don’t know. Don’t care. Didn’t ask. That is not why I’m here. If you want to know what it’s like taking the kids to school or picking up groceries, then you can ask somebody else. I’m just here to tell you what it’s like to wring the neck of Caddy’s…
Of all the future tech that has been immortalized in Hollywood films over the decades, nothing seems to captured sci-fi geeks’ (of which I am one) imaginations like the hoverboard. The concept seems simple enough yet a working model as remained tantalizingly out of reach. Until now. The Lexus hoverboard is a real…
A lot of people bristle at the idea of ever changing the Nürburgring. Given its long and storied history as a kind of sacred place where machines and humans are put to the ultimate test, why would you want to change anything? That’s what I thought too, until I realized the ‘Ring has already changed a lot. And that’s…
Some of you noticed an extremely fast Ford Focus chasing the Ferrari 458 Italia in the first installment of /RING TESTED. Here's that car on a hot lap around the Nürburgring showing just how fast FWD can be.
He's not The Stig, but he knows his way around a Ferrari. Come back tomorrow to find out what we mean.
We've been working on a small project this year with a not-so-small friend. Come back Thursday for the first installment.
When I decided we should do the Jalopnik Film Festival I knew if we could get RUSH we'd have to get SENNA and Grand Prix. And if we could get all that to happen, I prayed we could get SENNA director Asif Kapadia to come. Sometimes dreams do come true.
A gauntlet has been thrown. A challenge has been issued, and here I stand, ready to accept. Robb Holland, I will see you on the racetrack.
(This weekend, we called the bizarre, slow driving antics of World Touring Car Championship qualifying from Salzburg into question. Touring car driver and Jalopnik contributor Robb Holland took issue with our account. This is his response. - T.O.)