Tesla Road Trip - Debunking the New York Times

Late Friday night I came across a blog post saying that some Tesla Model S owners were going to attempt to recreate the now infamous DC to CT road trip in a convoy of Tesla Model S. By this point, CNN had already completed the same journey and done a lot of the debunking, but you could still hear the chorus of… » 2/18/13 9:40am 2/18/13 9:40am

COTD: The Highway Of Tomorrow Is Lined With Powerdicks

One of the coolest cars revealed at the Paris Motor Show was the Mercedes SLS AMG Electric Drive. It's got 737-lb-ft. of torque all-wheel-drive goodness, but the coal-powered Merc reminds us of a looming problem with electric cars. » 9/27/12 5:00pm 9/27/12 5:00pm

Most Sensible Daily Driver Ever: Propane-Burning, Supercharged…

You say your daily driver needs classic early-60s looks, clean-burning alternative fuel... and enough supercharged horsepower to rip out your spine? You want instant Project Car Hell Poster Child status? We've found your next car! » 7/03/10 3:00pm 7/03/10 3:00pm

SMS Supercharger Boosts Hemi Horsepower By 45% In Challenger, Charger

SMS, Steve Saleen's new operation, wants to sell 2005-09 Mopar Hemi owners a supercharger that the company claims can bump underhood horsepower by as much as 45%. The SMS 296 supercharger has some unique features, including an internal intercooler and a low profile, letting the blower sit between the cylinder banks and … » 8/08/08 1:00pm 8/08/08 1:00pm

Roush Announces New Supercharger for Mustang GT, 700 HP For Five Grand!

Let's say you've got a current generation Ford Mustang GT that doesn't get you excited any more and a couple grand taking up space under your mattress. Roush Performance can solve both of your problems with the addition of a new supercharger dubbed the TVS2300 ROUSHcharger. For around $5000, Roush will provide you a… » 7/11/08 3:45pm 7/11/08 3:45pm

Jalopnik How-To: Drag Racing

We know the thought of heading out to a drag strip for the first time can be both daunting and intimidating. This past weekend we did just that when we were invited to the second annual Ford Racing Invitational to try our hand at the straight-line game of drag racing. Having always focused more on the curves and less… » 6/18/08 12:00pm 6/18/08 12:00pm

PCH, Factory Supercharger Edition: Kaiser Manhattan or VW Corrado G60?

It would appear that sheer number of doors trumps all other factors when it comes time to pick an airport limo for your next punitive project car, as evidenced by the results of yesterday's Choose Your Eternity poll. And I've got to admit that I almost didn't include the Hexador Suburban... because I was calculating… » 1/18/08 5:00pm 1/18/08 5:00pm

What's Your Favorite Hood Deformity?

We have a friend who once got out of a moving violation ticket because before the cop had a chance to put pen to paper, a Camaro tore by with a blond woman hanging onto the hood. And screaming. Only in Queens. However, as he didn't get a good look at the woman, who knows if she was deformed. What we're here to talk… » 11/01/07 12:00pm 11/01/07 12:00pm