Millions Served: PopSci Drives the Lamborghini Reventon

Popular Science car guy William R. Snyder got a coveted spot covering the first press drive of the Lamborghini Reventön (sorry, Reventón). That's the million-Euro Murciêlago LP640 imbued with fighter-jet mojo by way of copious carbon fiber and a cockpit-like interior. We're still far more impressed with Lamborghini's… » 11/02/07 1:00pm 11/02/07 1:00pm

Top to Bottom: Dan Neil on the 2008 Chrysler Sebring Convertible

In today's editon of the LA Times, Mr. Neil has channeled some tips for incoming Chrysler grand poobah Robert Nardelli through a review of the latest player in the long line of drop top Chrysler Sebrings. Nardelli's ability to tell the difference between a good car and a bad car might be what saves Chrysler from a… » 8/08/07 4:00pm 8/08/07 4:00pm

Nick Hall Drives the Caparo T1

We're always pleased when Master Nick Hall sends one of his missives from somewhere along the Spanish coastline. Usually we hear about what's going behind the scenes. Now, writing for World Car Fans, Hall talks about his turn behind the wheel of the Caparo T1 — that low-volume "Formula car for the street" created by two… » 6/29/07 3:50pm 6/29/07 3:50pm

Driving the Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead

The lads at Autocar, more heavily locked in with the crew in Goodwood than we are, got a stab at a spin in the new Rolls-Royce Phantom Drophead coupé and wafted themselves silly. We've seen the Drophead at a few auto shows lately, and it's truly an insane piece of work. It makes us want to pick up a big, nasty redhead… » 5/18/07 7:45pm 5/18/07 7:45pm

Clarkson Drives Audi S3, Visits Ice Station Impossible

Ol' JC spins a tale of finding himself stuck somewhere eight miles high in Canada at an abandoned weather station with a guy named Halli, an uncultured Icelandic type who, from the sound of Clarkson's fabulous hyperbole, undoubtedly rebuild a drawbridge with nothing but a found crate of Doublemint foil wrappers, the… » 5/16/07 2:45pm 5/16/07 2:45pm

Super Flight: Driving the Lamborghini Gallardo Superleggera

When he's not writing Car Hack's Notebook columns for the Jalop, our mate from Birmingham, UK, Nick Hall must suffer his day job. Such drudgery it is to fly to Scottsdale, Arizona to drive the Lamborghini Gallardo Superleggera in the desert at ludicrous speeds, trying to outwit a police force that lives to put his… » 4/13/07 10:18am 4/13/07 10:18am

Spumy Flinders! Dan Neil on the 599 Fiorano

In the video accompanying his review of the Ferrari 599, Se or Neil mentions that in a past life as a rock writer, he once interviewed Anthrax. He then proceeded to call them numbskulls. How can the band that recorded Among the Living and Persistence of Time possibly be a group of numbskulls? True, they did also record … » 4/11/07 8:45pm 4/11/07 8:45pm

No Klingon Love Poetry: Dan Neil on the Toyota Yaris


Yes, us oldsters still read the newspaper. This largely due to the fact that time is indeed marching on. Holding onto a bit of previously read pulpy words and pictures while sweating away at the gym always seems like a practical use of what time is left. Fellow gym goers likely thought marbles had been permanently… » 3/22/07 1:45pm 3/22/07 1:45pm

It's Completely Mad: Clarkson on the Lamborghini LP640

That Jeremy Clarkson writes about cars by writing about other cars is about as predictable as an iron-gray sky and slight drizzle over Leeds. But even ol' Jezzah must have broken the soft-launch threshold in his latest Times piece. He doesn't mention the subject Lamborghini LP640 by name before word 786. And then, he… » 3/12/07 1:45pm 3/12/07 1:45pm

I Am The Gert: Riding Shotgun In A Se7en Over Decker Canyon

For part 47 of "Why My Job Is Better than Your Job," I direct your attention to how I spent my Saturday. Turns out that Jalopnik blabbermouth commenter and all around righteous dude Al Navarro is president of USA7s.com, a new club dedicated to all cars inspired by the legendary Lotus 7. He sent the Postfather a query… » 2/12/07 12:00pm 2/12/07 12:00pm