Pininfarina And Mercedes-Benz Never Talk About This 6.3 Bastard Child

This is the only picture Pininfarina has of the Mercedes-Benz 300 SEL 6.3 Pininfarina Coupe. Mercedes' massive online database doesn't even mention its existence. But the car is very real, and an 82-year-old Dutchman has it. » 3/18/15 3:43pm 3/18/15 3:43pm

The Weirdest Postal Vehicles

What you see here is an electric prototype based on the old Saab 95 that was used for a brief period in the city of Linköping before ending up in the museum. But can it be the weirdest postal vehicle ever built? » 2/10/15 8:25pm 2/10/15 8:25pm

BMW Is Announcing A Mystery Car Tomorrow (Updated)

BMW released this short, cryptic video that's 90% darkness and headlights, with one brief flash of a little bit of car. They're calling this a "sneak peek," but what do we think it's a sneak peek of, exactly? (UPDATE: It's the new 1-Series) » 1/15/15 4:47pm 1/15/15 4:47pm

There Are Still At Least 24 Volvos Submerged In A Canadian Harbor

Some say 24, others 26, while the Bedford Institute of Oceanography mentions 32. But whichever is correct, here's how a bunch of Volvos ended up on the bottom of Bedford Basin in Halifax, Canada. » 10/22/14 6:35pm 10/22/14 6:35pm

Meet Uruguay's Amazing Stillborn Frankenstein Sportscar, The Ultra SP

The cars of Uruguay have been very interesting lately around the Jalopnik offices, and for good reason. Like many South American countries, Uruguay had a pretty closed automotive sector, which made for all sorts of interesting mutants. Like the Ultra SP. » 10/09/14 9:00pm 10/09/14 9:00pm

Source: Hellcat Dyno'd Up To 825 HP But May Have Emission Issues

An anonymous Chrysler source has given us some very interesting information: they've dyno'd a Hellcat at all the way up to an insane 825 HP, though they're having trouble meeting emissions requirements at the advertised 707 HP. Also, some very interesting supercharger news for small cars. » 9/15/14 4:15pm 9/15/14 4:15pm

There's A 1000 Horsepower Secret Audi In This Press Picture

By the time this picture was taken in 2001, the car hiding in the background wasn't a secret anymore. But in its day, it was one of Audi's greatest behind-the-scenes projects. » 8/12/14 1:10pm 8/12/14 1:10pm

The Creator Of The Brubaker Box Has Some Big Plans For The Future

Yesterday, I allowed myself to have a little public love-fest with one of my favorite VW-based specials, the Brubaker Box. Happily, it seems that I wasn't alone, as many of you shared my enthusiasm. Even better, our little Brubaker love-in attracted the attention of the man himself, Curtis Brubaker. He's got some good… » 7/31/14 10:30pm 7/31/14 10:30pm

Here's The Early Four-Seater 911 Prototype You Wish They'd Built

Porsche has an unmarked secret warehouse that holds prototypes, test mules, all the cutaway chassis we've seen at car shows — and even this crazy proper four-seat 911. » 7/31/14 2:37pm 7/31/14 2:37pm

The First Kenyan Car Had The Greatest And Worst Mission Statement Ever

Ever heard of the Nyayo Pioneer? Me neither. The Pioneer was to be Africa's first independently developed car, and the project was started with this amazing quote from Kenya's then president: he asked for the development of a car, "no matter how ugly or slow it may be." Wow. » 7/16/14 3:18pm 7/16/14 3:18pm

The Inside Story Of The Stillborn Honda That Would Have Dominated F1

History records that Honda quit Formula 1 at the end of the 2008 season, but Japanese engineers continued to work in secret and were very advanced on a 2009 car design and beyond. Ultimately this secret R&D project lead to the firm creating a 2014 specification hybrid power unit which will be used by McLaren in 2015… » 7/07/14 3:00pm 7/07/14 3:00pm

This Unique 1954 Bentley R Type 'Gooda Special' Has iPod Connectivity

Bentley built 208 R Type Continentals between 1952 and 1955, but only one of them was turned into a proper racer by its extravagant owner. Fifty years on, the Gooda Special took on the Goodwood Circuit. » 4/09/14 9:00pm 4/09/14 9:00pm

Volkswagen Quietly Built A Ton Of Electric Golfs For Nearly 40 Years

I Had No Idea Italy Built A Tatra

I always loved Tatra's T87 because it seemed like a refugee from an alternate world that never was — a world of airships instead of airplanes, vacations on the moon in Airstream Lunar Trailers, and, of course, streamlined rear-engined cars. I'd never heard of this Isotta Fraschini before, but it seems to be of the… » 3/09/14 4:30pm 3/09/14 4:30pm

Porsche Built A Very Slow Car That Could Last Forever

In 1972, environmentalists predicted that cars would become obsolete in the 21st century simply due to the lack of raw materials to build and fuel them. A year later, Porsche's engineers replied with the Forschungsprojekt Langzeit Auto, or FLA for short. » 2/27/14 9:00pm 2/27/14 9:00pm

This Is The Best Chevrolet Citation You've Never Seen

The Eesti Sports was introduced at the Las Vegas specialty car show in 1984 and as you can see, it's just as coketastic as the rest of the eighties was, despite being just a kit car based on the Chevrolet Citation. Yes, it's indeed a sporty Citation. » 1/24/14 1:40pm 1/24/14 1:40pm

This World Peace Prophet Is Secretly Building Detroit's New Muscle Car

One of the highlights of the Detroit Auto Show was seeing the three existing Equus Bass 770s up close. And one of the biggest mysteries of the show was why Equus wouldn't reveal who was in charge of the company, saying only that it was a "European businessman." I wanted to find out who it was. Spoiler alert: I did and… » 1/24/14 12:20pm 1/24/14 12:20pm

Is Skoda Secretly Volkswagen's Best Brand?

We don't get Skodas in America. That's really too bad. As far as I can tell, Skoda has the most dynamic, interesting, and fun lineup amongst all of the brands that the VW Group owns. And I mean all of them. » 1/15/14 4:45pm 1/15/14 4:45pm

A Collapsed Old Railway Tunnel Hides These Rare Cars

A doomed railway station in a tunnel, a sudden collapse in 2012 and a bunch of rare classics hidden under decades of dirt. Meet Liverpool's hidden underground garage. » 1/08/14 3:00pm 1/08/14 3:00pm