Read car news websites all day and you’ll get the impression that the only cars to ever catch on fire are Ferraris (all the time), Teslas (in wrecks), Fiskers (in your garage) or Lamborghini (when people rev them standing still). This is not the case. All kinds of cars catch fire, like this one right here holy shit…
Nobody came to the office this past Friday except Patrick and I. It was miserable. To enhance our misery further in this lousy world, we decided to have an argument about cars. A cargument, if you will. Because food in cars is disgusting, and you should all be ashamed of yourselves.
I am nothing if not a fair, honest, and gracious (and beautiful, too, why not) journalist. That’s why when I review Minis, I try to do so from the deranged standpoint of someone who might actually buy them. But the truth is, I hate them for a ton of reasons. Patrick George, who is wrong, thinks I’m wrong. Welcome back…
This year’s annual “Are You Faster Than Jalopnik?” kart-a-palooza in Sterling Heights, Michigan did not disappoint, and, now, we have video to prove it. The setting was a frigid evening in mid-January, when Jalopnik staff and over 100 readers descended upon Kart 2 Kart ahead of the Detroit Auto Show.
By the time January rolled around, I had been begging to drive a giant, 12,000-pound Monster Jam truck for six months. When someone finally gave that idea the go-ahead, it was surreal. As if the reality of my longstanding request hadn’t hit me before then, I realized that I actually had to drive one of these things.
At the end of Sunday’s Daytona 500, there will most likely already be a driver in the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series playoffs. How, you ask, could someone be in the postseason playoffs after the first event of the year? Thank NASCAR’s complicated new championship format, which we’re here to help simplify.
Elon Musk shot his own personal Tesla Roadster into space, and it was Good. Wait, no. No it was Not Good. It was a giant ad for a billionaire and his empire and it’s all downhill from here. Or it was inspiring and beautiful. Or it was bad. Welcome to Carguments.
The Dodge Challenger Hellcat may make 707 horsepower, but on a casual drive through the city, the amount of power it actually uses tops off at Honda Accord numbers. We set out to test how much of the car’s 707 HP a driver actually uses, thanks to a handy meter on the dash.
The new 2019 Mercedes-Benz G-Class may look the same on the outside, but there are some huge changes underneath. So I sat down—well, technically, crouched down—with G-Class head of development Oliver Metzger to look at some hardware. It was awesome.
Bringing the 2018 Jeep Wrangler to life was a massive project that took hundreds of people years to do. We caught up with a few of them including Jeep Design Director Mark Allen, to hear about how the new Jeep known as the “JL” came together and climb around a few to dig into details.
A couple of months ago, Texas Motor Speedway asked me to come out for some drag racing one Friday night. The track lets everything from mild daily drivers to all-out dragsters race to see who’s fastest down pit road, and my car’s 145 horses just wouldn’t do. So, I roped my mom into it.
Jalopnik’s Deputy Editor Michael Ballaban: Journalist. Lover. Patron of the arts. Anchovy syrup enthusiast. Above all else, driving god. But how did he get that way? Are heroes like Mike born, or are they made? It’s definitely the latter, and in our latest video, you’ll learn how by seeing what really happens at a…
Recently, my lovely coworkers volunteered me to ride on the back of a racing motorcycle, the kind used in MotoAmerica, at Austin’s Circuit of The Americas. I feel like we’ve known each other for a long time on this blog, friends, and I need to be honest with you: I was scared to death. In a good way. I think.
By now, you’ve heard of the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon. It has 840 horsepower. It has a 2.7-liter supercharger. It can come with only one seat. And it is, for all intents and purposes, a drag strip slayer. Here’s how it does it.
If you’ve ever wondered how your car’s battery stays charged, wonder no more. I cracked open a junkyard alternator and recorded the wonders that lie within in the second installation of our new video series, David Dissects.
A while back, I wrote about the very conflicting story of Violette Morris, a cyclecar racer in the 1920s who was so insanely hardcore she had her breasts removed so she could fit into her cramped race cars better. She’s a fascinating person, but also something of a monster who ended up murdering people for the…
When I first found out during the LA Auto Show that the 2017 Cadillac CT6 in the Platinum trim came with onboard WiFi, two back seat monitors, an HDMI port and a household outlet, I immediately thought that this would be a perfect place to hook up a gaming console. Turns out I was right, and here’s what happened when…
It’s time for This Week On Craigslist! We’re looking at a bunch of cars that we could have pinned down, but didn’t, and are very sad about it.
We recently got our hands on a Ford Focus RS to see if the much-ballyhooed Drift Mode is actually any faster than the car’s more normal high-performance Track Mode, or if Drift Mode was just a bunch of pointless powersliding. As it turns out, on loose surfaces, Drift Mode is way, way, way faster than we expected.