From its best angles, the Tramontana XTR looks like a crazy pod race car from a galaxy far far away, with a see-through canopy and two seats laid out in tandem like a fighter jet. From the side, the proportions are weirdly long, reminiscent of the wacky Youabian Puma, but weird is just what we need in these…
Summer’s coming, and that means the potential for shit like this—a can of hairspray exploding in your car—exponentially increases. A driver learned that the hard way this week, and it made for quite a visual.
It may seem like cars are only getting more and more normal. If this keeps up, will new cars ever be weird again? Come out to the New York Auto Show tonight and hear us yell about it on a live panel.
The cars, the roads, the entire transportation systems of tomorrow will be influenced by decisions and events of today. How exactly? That’s what we’re going to argue about, this Friday and Saturday, in two panels at the New York Auto Show. You should come through.
I have a sort of tradition here where, every Thanksgiving, I like to feature a car from Turkey, in honor of the ugly bird we like to kill and eat this time of year. A couple of years ago, I wrote about the first Turkish sports car, the Anadol STC-16. This time, I want to talk about the second Turkish sportscar, the…
The best thing about this car is not that it looks like a 1990s fever dream memory of a 1970s Lancia Stratos. No, it’s that it’s powered by two inline-five cylinder engines joined at a common transmission. This is the 1997 Sbarro Ionos, and I love it and its absurd weirdness.
There’s almost nothing I love more than to drive strange, terrible, wonderful, and maybe slightly dangerous things, and to try to make you watch me do it. That’s why I’m thrilled to let you know the new season of Jason Drives starts soon, and it’s gonna be gooooood.
The Lane Motor Museum in Nashville houses the greatest collection of oddball cars in the country, but even they have to appeal to the masses with their regular exhibits.
A man in Florida has crafted a beautiful sports car out of cannabis hemp, demonstrating the plant’s versatility as not just something that can heal the mind, body, and spirit, but that can also morph into a bright red convertible.
Coming up with simple axioms by which one can live is no easy task. Still, coming up with such axioms is my job, despite what my editor and everyone else tells me. Happily, I think I have finally realized a workable axiom, this one about weird cars and weird bicycles.
Last week, this tiny, vaguely phallic five-wheeled car-like contraption showed up in my Facebook newsfeed and has thus far completely eluded explanation. Help?
Life is too short to drive boring cars. But when you drive a car that’s rare, old, bizarre, poorly designed or just downright atypical, your trips may not always go smoothly.
Rubber bands have long been known to be one of the cheapest, most accessible ways to transform potential energy into kinetic energy. You probably have some within two feet of you right now. Incredibly, a number of years ago, a fast loon named Ron Main built the biggest rubber band-powered car ever and took it to the…
Wrenching with super-strength abilities or x-ray vision could make even working on a modern Range Rover easy.
The most unexpected things always seem to be in the absolute middle of nowhere. Maybe that’s part of what makes it all so weird. These are the ten most jarring things Jalopnik readers have seen out on the open road.
Safety features not only hold us back from flying through windshields, they can also keep us from building and driving some of the more crazy automotive concepts ever dreamed up. These are the ten cars Jalopnik readers would drive if they didn’t have to kneel down to the man.
Automakers, drop those useless convenience features, stop painting those bumpers, and swap those alloy wheels out for steelies. You’re doing it all wrong, and here’s proof: these are ten cars that need to be cheapened up.
Sometimes it only takes a few creative car owners to put their minds together to create a new world of adventure for their seemingly played out daily drivers. Owners of these ten vehicles created new lifestyles and purposes that changed their car’s worlds.
Who needs a heavy-duty dually pick up truck?
For the second time this week, I find myself reeling from the buzz of learning about another obscure car I never knew existed. This one also hails from South America, and while it’s still satisfyingly weird, inside there’s some very familiar oily bits. The car is called the Emis Art, and who knows what makes it so…