It sounds unbelievable for any car to lap the 12.94-mile Nürburgring Nordschleife course in only 5:19.546. The Porsche 919 Hybrid Evo went 51.58 seconds faster than the former overall lap record, with an average speed of 145.3 mph. What’s even weirder, though, is that the last record remained unbeaten for over 35…
In Formula One, Monaco is as difficult as it is beautiful. It’s hard to pass, so seeing that happen is impressive but rare. It’s the spectacle of modern F1 cars hustling through a course where they barely seem to fit at speed. That’s why Daniel Ricciardo’s pole position lap—which set a new record there—is a…
The Nürburgring 24 Hours was the most insane car party I’ve ever been to, but behind all the wild campgrounds, there was still a race going on. Manthey Racing driver Laurens Vanthoor set a new pole-winning lap record for the Nürburgring 24 Hours in the No. 911 Porsche 911 GT3 R, and hot dang, it is fast.
The first time you see an original Fiat 500, it’s hard to believe that it’s a real car. It’s as small as a toy. But see a Cinquecento in its element, cutting through the tiny Italian streets for which it was designed, suddenly the shape makes perfect sense.
The World Rally Championship (aka Real NASCAR) is visiting the island of Corsica at the moment, nicknamed the Rally of 10,000 Corners, with some of the twistiest, most challenging roads on the planet.
One of my favorite things in drifting is when a car is set up to sort of drive itself. Watch this video to see what I mean.
The 600-horsepower 1991 Mazda RX-7 IMSA GTO is a four-rotor symphony of mighty Wankel engine sounds. Pro racer Joel Miller stuck a camera on his helmet so you can experience all the loud noises from home—that is, if you can crank your home stereo up to “definite noise violation from two counties away.”
It’s impossible not to love a good onboard video, and Setra Motorsport’s supercharged 2001 E46 BMW M3 will blast your eardrums with pure awesomeness. Let’s ride along with it on the Nürburgring’s Nordschleife, where it laid down a ridiculously quick 7:16.927 lap time.
I watch a lot of onboard videos, but every once in a while, I just kind of stare at one in awe. The way this Datsun 240Z eats up mileage at this year’s Mt. Washington Hillclimb just completely broke my brain.
I love a good onboard racing video, but when you give me all 360 degrees around the car to watch, I can easily kill a whole afternoon. I want to know where all the other cars are, how corners get taken, and even take a closer look at all the things I need to fix on my own car. Surely I can’t be the only one.
Unless you get mesmerized by the fact that they’re hustling über-expensive, state-of-the-art formula cars inches away from every barrier, the Formula One Monaco Grand Prix can be a dull parade. But not in vintage cars. They’re narrow enough to pass on Monaco’s twisty roads and holy crap, they sound awesome.
You know that part in Star Wars where they go speeding through a narrow channel to blow up the Death Star? That’s what the Monaco Grand Prix circuit feels like at speed, except with Formula One cars. It’s absurdly tight and narrow, and you should enjoy its ridiculousness in this onboard of Kimi Räikkönen’s…
Onboard cameras are all but ubiquitous in race cars now, yet the audio that comes from them often isn’t so great. You may hear the car in the background underneath a harsh layer of windy sounds and mount rattles. Here’s the best cheap fix to bad or nonexistent onboard video audio yet.
On the last stage of Rally Mexico, Citroën driver Kris Meeke plowed right off the stage road and into a parking lot. It looked like something straight out of Forza Horizon, yet he went on to win the rally anyway. That detour produced some of the most incredible in-car audio of the year, especially from Meeke’s shocked…
Australia’s Mount Panorama Circuit is one of the greatest tracks in the world. Watch this howling Audi R8 LMS take it on and you’ll understand why.
Do you see that magical opening in the barriers? That light at the end of the forest tunnel, where the dirt path cedes to glorious go-fast tarmac? That’s the Nürburgring’s grueling Nordschleife course, and here’s a rally-prepped Porsche 911 SC driving it in a direction that’s usually verboten.
The world needs more trucks racing on a road course. Trucks are fun! They shouldn’t be forced to only race off-road if you want to go fast! That’s the madness and the genius of the Super Car Thailand’s truck series.
Happy 9/19, Jalopnik! If you love Porsches, you may perk up at the sound of several days in September, thanks to Porsche’s 9-themed model names. There’s 9/17! 9/18! And even the humble 9/14! Today, however, belongs to Porsche’s latest Le Mans prototype, which set the qualifying lap record at Le Mans in 2015. Let’s…
The Monterey Motorsports Reunion had some amazing machinery. Take, for example, this onboard of a 1969 Porsche 917K. Listen to it. Listen to it now.
The WeatherTech Sports Car Championship’s Prototype Challenge cars may be pretty long in the tooth by now, but they’re still mighty quick, especially in WTSC’s mixed field. Case in point: just watch driver Kyle Marcelli pick off cars one by one in this race pass supercut. Watch in awe.