“That thing looks like a fighter jet,” “...spaceship,” “...Cigarette boat.” Few people in the presence of a 2018 Lamborghini Aventador S Roadster can bring themselves to call it a car. It’s the manifestation of immature and indulgent fantasies. And it is magnificent.
I drove the 2017 Cadillac ATS-V so long ago I had to check and make sure the car’s still in production. The six-speed manual, six-cylinder twin-turbo, two-door, rear-drive car has been lauded so much on Jalopnik already I almost didn’t bother writing about it. But! It’s been stewing in my mind since and I can finally…
The 2018 Ford Mustang GT let out a glorious, guttural belch as I rolled into the gas through a long sweeping turn. There was nothing else on the road but tire marks and tumbleweeds until I caught a twinkle in the rear-view mirror: another Ford Mustang GT, this car’s direct predecessor.
About 50 miles from nowhere and four hours to daybreak, I squinted through the steep windshield into a soup of sand and fumes while our 2018 Toyota 4Runner TRD Off-Road Premium plowed across open desert. We were hunting the horizon for adventure or trouble and rest assured, this truck loves to find both.
The 2019 Porsche Panamera Turbo Sport Turismo is a dream car in more ways than you might think. Of course it’s expensive; something many of us can only fantasize about buying. But it’s also the literal stuff of dreams. Something that shouldn’t exist in real life. Something that feels impossible.
I thought Dirt was going to be another feel-good, coming-of-age sports movie. And in many ways it is. What I did not bank on was the fact that it kind of turned out to be a walking talking Lucas Oil ad. Which, if you watch the movie through that lens, makes things truly bizarre.
We are in an unexpected golden age of wagons. This year alone, your hardworking Jalopnik staff has tested wagons from Volvo, Buick, Mercedes and Jaguar. Wagons are having a bit of a moment thanks to the crossover boom and how Americans are going nuts over anything with a hatch. But now we find ourselves in what may be…
The Tesla Model 3 is not only futuristic, it feels surprisingly normal. But what is normal, really? Last time we were only able to drive a Model 3 for a few hours, but this time, we got a whole weekend. So go ahead and ask us anything you want about it.
There are some who are into cars for the wrenchin’. The idea of spending time, money and sanity resuscitating an old Willys Jeep speaks to them. But some of us just want to drive a working vehicle. If you want classic CJ looks without having to keep an old Jeep alive, the Mahindra Roxor was made for you.
For all intents and purposes, the Subaru 2018 Levorg is a WRX wagon. It’s built on the same platform as the WRX, shares the same 300 horsepower 2.0-liter turbocharged flat-four engine, has the same all-wheel drive system and is available with the same Lineartronic continuously variable transmission. Yet unlike the…
The Cadillac ATS-V is supposed to be extremely quick, grippy on the road and track, and, above all else, highly enjoyable to drive. Nearly three years after its debut, we thought it deserved a reevaluation.
Maserati, as a brand, is an institution, but Maserati as an everyday luxury alternative to BMW, Mercedes-Benz or Porsche is barely on anyone’s radar. I spent some time playing with the Italian automaker’s mass-appeal options to see what you’re missing.
At first, I was slightly put off that the loaned 2018 Jaguar XF Sportbrake S was silver. It’s a really petty thing to complain about, the color of a press car—but after driving it for a weekend, I realized that the more mundane one of these wagons looks, the the more covert you actually feel about driving it. This is…
The 2018 Subaru WRX STI Type RA executes exactly what we’ve fallen in love with Japanese performance cars for: Spider-Man cornering grip, endearingly immature looks and a ridiculous turbo surge. This is easily one of the most fun things I’ve driven and it’s absolutely worthy of its exclusive status.
I was about to call this $98,000 2018 BMW M550i with Dinan’s Stage 1 tune a “sleeper”, but the quartet of fatty exhaust pipes and 20-inch Forgeline wheels will definitely wake you up. It’s a lot more low key than an M5, though, and on the highway it’s pretty much a low-flying private jet.
I’m not ready to call the 2019 Ram 1500 the best half-ton pickup truck, but I think it’s my new favorite. Even after the novelty of the 12-inch touchscreen wears off, the cab is so comfortable and well organized that I felt like I could live in it. Or, at least, truck off on a 1,000-mile adventure in it.
I’ve been wanting to drive a Tata Nano, the Indian city car billed as the cheapest car you could buy new, ever since I heard that a brand-new $2,500 car existed. Somehow, though, the Nano has eluded me; I even spent some time in India, and despite my efforts, I didn’t even get to drive one on its home turf.
A charitable description of the 2017 Toyota Prius Prime’s performance would call it a “momentum car.” Precious speed must be preserved, because accelerating takes forever. On the other hand, I could not get this car to dip below 50 MPG no matter how hard I flogged it, which is downright miraculous.
The year is 2020. The Earth’s magnetic field has reversed at the poles and the world has mostly frozen over. Everyone is miserable. But you, my friend, you bought an all-wheel drive 2018 Kia Stinger GT with winter tires before the Big Switch, and you’re in good shape. You’re also having the time of your life.