The Ford Motor Company would have you believe that you need a $60,000 twin-turbo V6 off-roading pickup truck with an aggro name and more cheats than a 12-year-old playing Grand Theft Auto V. Bah, we say! You need this only if you are a tool of the landed gentry. We’re here to prove them wrong with a true car of the…
Vision is a tremendous help when piloting a car, which is why so many cars employ that big window right above the steering wheel. Our readers not held captive in subterranean research labs with 24/7 fluorescent lighting can tell you that night really restricts vision, and we normally remedy this with headlights. But…
We’ve got some exciting new videos coming to you soon, but in the meantime catch up with us driving a McLaren in dirt, a Porsche in snow, a Ferrari in secret, an Ariel Atom at Pebble, and a Toyota Avalon on a track.
We know the Porsche Cayman GT4 is one of the best track-ready cars that money can buy. It’s got the big motor, a stick shift, and GT3 components all packed into a mid-engine platform. But how does it compare to the actual race-car version, the GT4 Clubsport? We joined our friends from CJ Wilson Racing at Willow…
Every car review has a formula: you take the most desirable sports car you can get your hands on, and you take it to the most picturesque back road or race track you can find. And there’s a problem with that.
There are people in this world who love surprises. I am not one of them. As Jalopnik’s Video Director, it’s my job to make sure surprises don’t happen while we’re on a video shoot. Yet, in late February, the Jalopnik staff managed to put one past me—and I don’t completely hate them for it.
A few months before the Detroit Auto Show, our former boss, Matt Hardigree, told us we’d be living in vans in the auto show. “Oh, uh, sure,” I remember myself saying, thinking it was another one of his many hare-brained schemes that never comes to fruition. It turns out I was wrong. And it broke us.
Jonathan Ward’s ICON 4x4 turns trucks into beautiful restomod works of off-roading art. So when we hung out with him, we had no choice but to ask what it would take to turn Andrew Collins’ old Toyota Tundra into their kind of future classic.
Nothing puts a big dumb grin on your face quite like getting a car sideways. If you want to learn how to get sideways in a rear- or mid-engined Porsche, and you’ve got the cash, there’s one place you should go: Porsche Camp4.
Yes, THE FUTURE. Where everything goes “FWOOM” and “BEEP.” Or, in this case, where it’s oddly silent. Because over the next two days, we’re going to be driving over 700 miles, from New York to Detroit, in a Tesla Model S. And we want you to come with us.
Our goals for the first season of Neat Stuff In Cool Cars were twofold: Make something that people would want to watch and have as much fun as possible. How do you think we did?
If you had to describe what we do here at Jalopnik, chances are you’d say something about how we’re an organization dedicated to making the world a better place through song and magic. Oh, and we do shit with cars. This episode of Neat Stuff in Cool Cars is a mix of both, as we get racing driver and NBC Sports…
Of all the future tech that has been immortalized in Hollywood films over the decades, nothing seems to captured sci-fi geeks’ (of which I am one) imaginations like the hoverboard. The concept seems simple enough yet a working model as remained tantalizingly out of reach. Until now. The Lexus hoverboard is a real…
The last thing you want to do after a bad accident is drive but, as any good therapist will tell you, avoiding the problem only makes it worse. Our friend Yannick Lejacq from Kotaku resisted driving following a bad accident so we did what friends do: We made him get back behind the wheel.
The BMW E30 M3 is spoken about in hushed (and not so hushed if you’re around Bill Caswell) tones throughout the automotive landscape. But why is it so revered? We decided to find out.
We uploaded the first three new episodes of our first season of our new video endeavor this week. There was Neat Stuff In Cool Cars, Truck Yeah!, and What Car Should You Buy? We made a few mistakes and learned a lot. What do you think?
Here it is, my dark, secret shame. Though I may be of the esteemed driving class known as “a Jalopnik writer,” I had never, ever driven on a track. Not for a second in my life. Until now. I survived my first track day, and this is how you can, too.
The first full episode of Neat Stuff In Cool Cars premieres tomorrow on Jalopnik’s new YouTube channel. There’s a lot of terrified Ballaban. Prepare yourself.
The BMW i8 is like no other car on the road. Kids see it and think the Millennium Falcon just arrived. Adults think they've time traveled. So how is the Millennium Falcon at some good old fashioned snow drifting? That's what we found out on the second episode of Neat Stuff In Cool Cars.