Watch A 1983 Chevy Pickup Run A Screaming 10-Second Quarter Mile


There's an elegance to the simplicity of a street truck. There's really nothing to 'em besides seats, wheels, in the case of this 1983 Chevy C/K... a big honking 650 horsepower turbocharged engine. » 12/18/14 6:46pm 12/18/14 6:46pm

This Is What A Fire-Spewing Formula 1 Turbo Failure Looks Like

Formula 1 went turbo this year and now, on the last race of the season, we get to see the massive smoke- and fire-spewing result when one of them fails. » 11/23/14 9:23am 11/23/14 9:23am

2015 Mustang EcoBoost VS. Merkur XR4Ti

Being the owner of a Merkur XR4Ti and the son of another XR owner, we were both very excited when we heard Ford was reviving the 2.3 Turbo engine in the Mustang. The Mustang hasn't been powered by a 2.3 Turbo since the SVO which ended production in 1986 and featured the same engine that was slotted into a Sierra… » 10/31/14 8:09pm 10/31/14 8:09pm

We 'Drag Raced' The 2015 F-150 2.7 EcoBoost: Little Lag, Then A Big Boot

I just spent my first two minutes in the 2015 Ford F-150, with the brand-new 2.7 twin-turbo V6. As you're about to see; the power did catch me by surprise. Enjoy my unedited initial impressions on this brief ride-along. » 9/29/14 11:47pm 9/29/14 11:47pm

​A 315-HP Yamaha FZ1 Is Basically Unridable

There was a time, not too long ago, where anything with two wheels and 200 hp was nearly impossible to control. Now there's this: a home-build, turbocharged Yamaha FZ1 that's putting out enough grunt to spin the world sideways. » 8/20/14 8:13pm 8/20/14 8:13pm

Strange Things Happen When You Turbo A GSXR

When slapping a turbocharger onto a Suzuki GSXR-1000, there's a laundry list of to-dos. A reinforced tachometer needle probably isn't near the top of the list. » 8/11/14 6:21pm 8/11/14 6:21pm

​This Turbo Diesel Cafe Racer Is Powered By Bacon

Allow me to list some of the things I love: Motorcycles, turbos, diesel, and bacon. Through the wonders of Marketing, all of these things have coalesced into a diesel cafe racer that's making a cross-country trip powered by bacon grease. And yes, it smells like breakfast rolling down the road. » 8/05/14 8:33pm 8/05/14 8:33pm

Video: Porsche 991 Turbo S vs. Dodge Viper GTS

The SRT Dodge Viper hasn't been doing so well recently, despite its nearly complete ground-up redesign. It's fast, brash, light, and raw, and is seemingly what everyone on Jalopnik wants: a supercar with a manual gearbox and the minimum number of nannies required by US law. The Porsche 991 Turbo S is the exact… » 5/23/14 11:39am 5/23/14 11:39am

The Smoking Tire Project Fiesta ST Gets COBB Stage 1

After we filmed the somewhat controversial Ford Fiesta ST vs. BMW E46 M3 video a month or so back, we as a group were so smitten with the Fiesta ST's ludicrous value for money proposition that our cameraman and resident mad scientist Thaddeus Brown went straight to the dealership and traded in his 2006 Mini Cooper S… » 1/31/14 12:57pm 1/31/14 12:57pm

Video: Meet the 400HP, Tire-punishing, Turbo BMW E30 - /TUNED

As nice as it is to visit a reputable tuning company such as a Titan Motorsports or Heffner and drive their creations, I'm never really surprised by them. Everyone says their cars are fast as hell and run great, and then when they do, it's exactly what I expect. » 12/10/13 10:41am 12/10/13 10:41am

Next Honda Civic Type-R Harbinger Of More VTEC Turbos, Yo

After decades of producing impressive naturally-aspirated engines, Honda may finally be accepting that they're approaching the threshold of what's possible in volumetric efficiency without boost. » 11/19/13 10:25am 11/19/13 10:25am

Video: Can an Air Suspension Solve the "One Car for Everything" Problem?

As I noted when I reviewed the 2014 Porsche Panamera Turbo recently, not everyone wants what I want, which is to say that not everyone wants 6 cars in their garage, each with a very specific purpose. For most people, that's just not realistic. A lot of these people want one car that does it all: practicality for the… » 10/15/13 3:32pm 10/15/13 3:32pm

Video: The 2014 Porsche Panamera is a Supercar and a Daily Driver in One

This is the new Panamera Turbo, and... no, really. This is the new Panamera Turbo, not the old one. They changed it, I swear. You just can't really see it unless you look close. See in that picture, they moved the license plate down and there's a new side skirt? Right, new, like I said. Some people don't like the… » 10/07/13 1:27pm 10/07/13 1:27pm

Turbo could be the sweetest surprise of the summer

Every once in a while, there's an animated film that has a totally bizarre premise, which should not work at all. And yet, the result is actually kind of great. Gnomeo and Juliet was one such movie, and so is Turbo, the story of a snail that wants to be a race car. Turbo could be the summer's most pleasant surprise. » 7/18/13 8:14am 7/18/13 8:14am

New Roadkill - Boosted '78 Chevy Monza Spyder with 5 leaf-blowers!

I can't believe nobody has posted this yet! Watching them figure out how to get their "superchargers" working is downright educational. » 5/31/13 5:21pm 5/31/13 5:21pm

Here's What It's Like To Drive a 430-hp Subaru BRZ

We love the Scion FRS and Subaru BRZ. They are affordable, practical, and you can drive them at 10/10ths basically all the time. But what happens to a BRZ when you add enough boost to more than double the horsepower and more than triple the torque output? We grabbed the keys to Crawford Performance's BRZ and found out. » 5/13/13 3:59pm 5/13/13 3:59pm

Consumer Reports Slams Small Turbo Engines

In a move to boost overall fleet fuel economy numbers, more carmakers have turned toward small displacement turbo engines as a solution. But Consumer Reports just called foul on manufacturer claims that their turbos are more efficient and more powerful than larger displacement, normally-aspirated engines. » 2/05/13 1:20pm 2/05/13 1:20pm

This Supposedly Nine-Second Craigslist Honda Civic May Be My Next Car

Ever since I moved to D.C., I've been on the prowl for a new set of wheels. Nothing too fancy, you see — this is kind of a tough town to own a car. I just need something small, reliable, practical, efficient and reasonably fun to drive. You know, like an older Honda Civic. » 12/15/12 5:00pm 12/15/12 5:00pm

Used Car Face Off: War Of The Stick-Shift Wagons

Welcome to Used Car Face Off, where we find two similar or similarly priced used cars and ask you which one you would buy. Choose wisely! » 11/25/12 3:00pm 11/25/12 3:00pm

To Celebrate Saab’s Bizarre History, Clarkson And May Must Drop An E30…

Welcome to Sunday Matinee, where we highlight classic car reviews or other longer videos I find on YouTube. Kick back and enjoy this blast from the past. » 10/07/12 6:00pm 10/07/12 6:00pm