Oh, what’s that? You’re looking for a fun but affordable, interesting but usable car? You’re going to want to hop right out of that Miata you’re test driving and get your butt into a Suzuki Cappuccino.
On the outside, it just looks like a gray 2014 Honda Civic Si with a crooked front license plate and some stickers on the trunk lid. But under the hood sits a heavily-built 500-horsepower beast that makes Matt Farah, the host of The Smoking Tire, laugh uncontrollably. Watch the video of this “super sleeper,” and…
Did you know that you can buy an old Rolls Royce for, like, the lint and lose change in your pocket? Anybody can get one of these cars off Craigslist now, but turning one into an ass-hauling hot rod takes a special kind of demented genius.
Buying a powerful, low-slung two-seat “sports car” specifically to sit in traffic seems a little odd. Or is it actually an excellent idea?
We say we like weird cars around here. But how weird are you really willing to live with? If you’re up for living in the strangest form of opulent Franco-Italian luxury there is, consider the Citroën SM. You have no idea how great this thing is.
The owner of this STI engine-swapped Subaru Forester doesn’t have the use of his legs, but he still hustles his car around canyons and track days. Watch him explain how it’s done, and see well-practiced car reviewer Matt Farah give the hand controls a shot for the first time.
John Bothwell builds brand-new Bugattis to 1927 specifications, right down to the leather engine parts, so you know he’s got style. He also drove one across the U.S., the long way, so you know he’s insane. But after watching his brainchild Bug’ roll around SoCal I’m starting to think he’s on to something.
Matt Farah of The Smoking Tire and The Drive took a Tesla Model S P90D with Ludicrous Mode canyon carving in his latest One Shot review, and then he decided to let the car’s Autopilot driver assistance software give it a go. So how did it manage?
Is an E36 BMW or a Lexus IS300 a better drivable tuner car? How many Jeep tattoos is too many? Why are off-road sports cars so hot right now? All this and more discussed on this week’s Smoking Tire podcast, featuring Jalopnik!
Top Gear, as we know it, is now off the air. A replacement show, with a new format and a different cast, is coming out God knows when. The original guys are making the transition to Amazon, but their show, too, seems like a long way off. So if you’re like me, you’re having withdrawals.
Matt Farah went for a drive in the first Lotus Evora 400 delivered to America, only to get so surprised by it that he might need to buy one now. And he should.
Matt Farah and his gang of miscreants at The Smoking Tire have made a sequel to their road-trip epic All Cars Go To Heaven and it’s coming out on Christmas. This trailer is a peak at “what you do when there are no adults around,” and you’ve got three terrible but wonderful cars for an 819 mile road trip from hell.
The Nissan Axxess may have only been brought to the United States for one year, but its relative rarity hasn’t discouraged its owners from making the most ingenious mod ever to the back hatch. That’s right: there’s a toilet.
Alex and Hannah spent about a year turning this 1986 Hino flatbed truck into a beautiful cabin on wheels, which came out looking a lot better than every fort I've tried to make. Alex reckons his house will do a quarter mile in "at least thirty seconds."
The best formula for a car is to put a simply outrageously powerful engine in a spritely body. That is the Aston Martin V12 Vantage S. It's basically automotive nirvana. Not the band.
Wish you could play Forza 5 with the crew of The Smoking Tire? Well now you can, sort of, as they livestream their gaming on Twitch, until 6 PM PST today. They'll be giving out car packs and copies of the game to fans, too. Get it!
Matt Farah is kind of a car slut. That guy will drive anything. It's what makes him so much fun to watch. It's also what makes the absurd mix of cars in his Forza 5 car pack so enjoyable. A Fiat Punto, vintage Nova, and an Audi RS2?
The BMW E46 M3. Ultimate Driving Machine. Perfection on Wheels. DudeBro! It's like, the best car ever. That's what they say. But if I'm honest, the last one I drove was a convertible, on rims, equipped with SMG, and it sucked really hard. Everyone says these things are incredible, was I missing something? So, when JF…
The word on the street is that the 2014 Corvette Stingray is an amazingly good car. Like the second coming. But has it lost all its crudity and burnout capability? No. No it has not, as Matt Farah demonstrates.