Holden lost a lot of cool points when GM wrapped up production of the V8 Commodore in Australia last year after 69 years, but the company has seemingly taken the time it now has not producing V8 muscle cars to work out an unbelievable and actually impossible electric time attack race car with 1,340 horsepower. So…
For reasons that are as arcane and convoluted as a Freemason initiation ceremony, there’s actually two major speed-related events at the Bonneville Salt Flats: last month’s Speed Week, which we covered here, and this past weekend’s World of Speed, which we’re covering, um, now. I’m not complaining, though: the salt…
The Citroën 2CV is an iconic car, and famous for many things: extreme simplicity, an almost unholy ability to not roll over, and an almost lethal concentration of Frenchness. One thing it’s not really known for is being a race car. A number of people have tried to change this, but the first one to give a real, serious…
If there are two things that are in abundance in racing, it’s GT3 cars and Porsche 911s. Eight of the 29 cars in the top class at this weekend’s Nürburgring 24 Hours are 911 GT3 Rs, so this was as good a place as any to unveil the new 2019 version. It’s meant to be faster and easier to drive than ever, which of course…
Austrian motorcycle maker KTM makes only one automobile, and it’s appropriately bonkers. The X-Bow (pronounced ‘cross-bow’ not ‘ecks-bow’, just a reminder) has been updated for 2018, with most of the changes thoughtfully made to keep the running costs down, since, you know, these things are usually bought as economy…
When Alvin Pharis was a kid in the 1960s, he had an uncle named Clifford who used to race cars. Clifford was a drag racer, starting in the 6 cylinder stock class, and later moving up to super stock. One of those stock cars was a 1965 Ford Falcon, which was sold decades ago. Clifford hasn’t seen that Falcon since he…
If you’re worried that electric cars will ruin racing, let me kill that thought once and for all. I got the rare chance to do something usually reserved for ex-Formula One and Le Mans drivers: drive a Formula E car. I stepped out of the car laughing like a madwoman because it was that much fun to drive.
Andrea is a cool mom who tears up the track on her weekends. Unfortunately, her beloved Fiat 500 Abarth got wrecked, and now she needs an affordable replacement that isn’t what everyone else uses. What car should she buy?
Before the advanced Porsche 918 and the insane Carrera GT, there was the Porsche GT1 racecar. Only 25 road cars of the famous racer were produced, but this example at Goodwood is actually a converted street legal racecar.
It sure seems like Russia has been winning a lot of late. If you want to get on that winning team then maybe today’s Nice Price or Crack Pipe Lada VFTS will be the way to go. That is, if its price isn’t a loser.
If you love the “driving” part of racing and only tolerate the “wrenching and car prep” part for those brief moments of competitive joy, Ford just whipped out a race car for you. Meet the new Shelby FP350S, a new car designed for Trans Am, SCCA and NASA use.
How far would the Environmental Protection Agency go to cut greenhouse emissions on vehicles? According to SEMA, the trade association that represents the automobile aftermarket industry, the EPA is working to ban the conversion of street cars into competition-focused racing vehicles.
Race cars are a veritable Pandora’s Box of weirdness, be it from the bizarre things done by previous owners, improvised medical uses of duct tape, or tools you never knew fell in that hole. What’s the weirdest thing you’ve discovered while wrenching on your car?
A little rain won’t stop these Audi TT Cup race cars. Red Bull Ring, Spielberg, Austria, 2o15. [Photo credit: Audi]
Race cars come and go, but some are destined for the history books from their first shakedown. These ten are the best of the best of 2015, as chosen by Jalopnik readers.
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.
Fiat may be coming out with a tarted-up MX-5 in the near future, but the original Fiat 124 Spider set such a high bar for pure joy that it’ll be tough to live up to. There’s no single car I’ve driven that’s as much fun and as easy to drive as the old 124 Spider. Here’s why you, too, must track an old roadster.
Why build your own race car when you could have the convenience of ordering one from a local dealer?
This is the Subaru Impreza WRX STI NR4 and yes, it’s a fully stripped, prepped and caged rally car sold by Subaru itself. Obviously, there’s a slight catch.
You can keep your Porsche 944 Turbo Cups with all their turbo lag and misery. I prefer the smoother, more predictable powerband of the naturally aspirated 944s, and the biggest engine Porsche ever put in a 944 is my holy grail. That, of course, is the 944 S2, and one of just seven IMSA Firehawk 944 S2s is for sale.