This Is Why Drag Racing Is Awesome

Eyeball-rattling grunt and cars launched by the hand of God: Drag racing is one of the most awe-inspiring things on wheels. Wired.com's Chuck Squatriglia recently took a closer look at Top Fuel racing — the pinnacle of the sport. —Ed. » 8/10/10 12:30pm 8/10/10 12:30pm

Infineon Day One Finished, F-ed Up E30 Leads

A wild day at the Sears Pointless 24 Hours of LeMons… so wild, in fact, that I couldn't get a complete standings list before the other LeMons carnies hosed out the Tilt-a-Whirl and hopped a freight out of town. » 3/07/10 1:15am 3/07/10 1:15am

Jim Russell Lancer Evolution Experience: Because Oversteer Kicks Ass

The Lancer Evolution Experience starts off like most driving schools: You are plopped in front of a chalkboard and lectured to. After that, you're sent out and made to get wicked sideways. And that's when you wake the hell up. » 11/09/09 4:00pm 11/09/09 4:00pm

2010 Audi R8 5.2 FSI: First Drive

With a V8, the R8 is possibly the perfect super car, striking the right balance between performance and usability. The 2010 Audi R8 5.2 FSI adds 105 HP and $32,000. Is the extra performance really necessary? » 8/31/09 12:00pm 8/31/09 12:00pm

Teaser: Driving The Audi R8 V10 At Infineon Raceway

We spent part of the week in California, testing various new Audi products, the headliner being the 2010 Audi R8 V10. Check back Monday for more. Until then, here's a teaser video of our run at Infineon Raceway. » 8/28/09 6:00pm 8/28/09 6:00pm

Post-Sonoma ALMS Wrap-Up

While Jalopnik will be flying the flannel at Sears Point (as NorCal expatriates we just can't quite bring ourselves to call it Infineon Raceway) in a little over a week for the NHRA's Fram/Autolite Nationals, it's time to look back at what could be called drag racing's inverse the American LeMans Series. » 7/21/05 12:54pm 7/21/05 12:54pm