Alex Zanardi is a multi-gold medal-winning Paralympian, a two-time CART champion, and had a special edition of the Acura NSX named precisely after him. And due to a racing crash years ago, he lives without legs. This is how he drives a race car.
Traffic sucks, so why not start your morning off with some music? You provide the toast and we’ll provide the jams.
A Porsche 911 GT1. Mercedes CLK GTR attempting to do donuts. A drag race between a Ferrari 250 GT SWB and a Lamborghini Miura S. You’re about to overload on a ton of very, very good cars. Yes, there’s also a Porsche 918 Spider drag racing a Porsche 959.
Kei cars are absolutely adorable, and for the most part, they can do all the things that big cars do. And since they can mostly do all the things a big car can do, their owners try to do most of the things drivers of big cars can do. Except they shouldn’t try to drive over concrete medians, lest they get beached like…
Yes, I know, there are Lexuses (Lexii?) that sound good. But there aren’t too many that are LOUD. I’m talking Saturn-V-on-launch-loud. Proper noise. Like the unearthly noise coming out of this supercharged Lexus GS F.
Pwn2Own is a hacking conference with a very simple premise: Hack into the device, and it’s yours. All sorts of computers and browsers and devices have been featured over the years, but for the first time ever, there will be a car. Specifically, a Tesla Model 3. Hackers will try their best to get inside its systems and…
The Infiniti QX Inspiration concept is supposed to be leading the way for Infiniti, showing the bright electric crossover future to come. It was supposed to physically debut at the Detroit Auto Show. Instead, it couldn’t even make it out to all the waiting journalists.
Declining car sales, China’s market is going down, and Renault is accusing someone (?) of a “a purposefully orchestrated destabilization campaign.” All that and more in The Morning Shift for January 14, 2019.
The United States Border Patrol is notoriously bad at driving its Ford F-150 Raptors, but the thing is, it has Raptors. It is pretty much the best high-speed desert-driving mass-market vehicle there is. If you want something better, you’re going to have to go with a buggy, which the cops also have. But apparently, it…
This nation, this once great and glorious nation, has been cursed with a plague for the past 20 years. It is the curse of the big wheel and the skinny, worthless tire. We need to bring back big, meaty, beautiful sidewalls, and this map showing where the worst roads in America are shows precisely why.
The Special Atomic Demolition Munition, AKA the SADM, AKA “a backpack nuke,” is what it sounds like. It’s a nuke that can fit in a backpack. Here’s how you use one. You know, just in case you were wondering.
We’ve all seen it. Some slightly scruffy, previous-generation Mercedes S-Class of unknowable provenance, festooned in both ///AMG and Maybach badges. It cannot be both. It is neither. The up-badging must stop, but thankfully a new TREND is emerging: Humblebadging.
This week we’re talking about Notre Dame, New Year’s resolutions, whether you too can be a Football Man, and of course, Mitsubishi.
A nice number of you won’t stop buying crossovers, Aston Martin is preparing for the Brexit apocalypse, and oil’s replacement might bring some similar foibles. All that and more in the Morning Shift for January 7, 2019.
It’s the 1950s, and you’re the Soviet Union. Your deepest rivals, the Americans and their corporations, are all preparing the latest and greatest jet airliners to fly them all over the world. And you’ve got... pretty much nothing. But you do have a huge bomber ready to deliver the apocalypse.
If you want a big, luxurious, Big Beef Boy car, you’ve got plenty of options. Mercedes S-Class, BMW 7, Jaguar XJ, Audi A8, Lexus LS, and probably something else that I’ve evicted from my mind for being too boring. The Maserati Quattroporte is not too boring, however. Oh, not at all.
I’ve never thought about how coal actually gets used. It came out of the ground, it goes into a power plant, soot comes out, and West Virginia dies happy and very, very early. The end. Sure, it had to go onto a train at some point, and that train was probably unloaded by Dickensian street urchins with shovels or…
We all know that Jalopnik is not good for your health, or ours. But for reasons that are utterly beyond us, you people will not stop reading it. These are the most-read Jalopnik posts for all of 2018.
Think of your dream, no-holds-barred, greatest racing series idea. It might involve drivers like Mario Andretti, Parnelli Jones, and Paul Newman for a little star power. Maybe a fleet of Jaguar XJ220s, which all get destroyed in huge crashes. Then you put it on TV. It was absurd and great and bad, and you’ll love the…