Let me begin by saying I was hired at Jalopnik because I’m good at video production, not because I have some sort of Rain Man-esque knowledge of the minutiae of automotive history. We leave that to Jason and Raphael. Don’t get me wrong though, I love cars and I love driving! But this level of car-nerd-dom has led me…
Bad news: We got lost looking for the new Giulia reveal so we had to sit in the nosebleed section.
Regardless of your feelings on vintage-inspired cars, you have to be excited for this new roadster. The Fiat display at the LA Auto Show brought new and old Spider styling together. Raphael Orlove has mixed feelings, but come on. We all want to drive this thing.
At least three people were taken into custody last night following reports from three New York news helicopter pilots being targeted by lasers. WABC, WCBS, and WNBC each filed separate reports about the lasers with the FAA, who followed up with local authorities.
As if Christian Koenigsegg’s cars weren’t cool enough already, he’s now making robot cars way cooler than Michael Bay ever could.
We’ve always found that voice control systems in cars are a bit pointless, since virtually every one is crap. (No, we don’t want to go to Ottawa, we want to turn on the radio. NO ONE WANTS TO GO TO OTTAWA.) But it turns out that if you do use a voice control system in your car, it could be incredibly distracting.
Remember earlier this year when we told you about professional skier Jon Olsson’s super awesome Audi RS6 Avant? Well, we’ve got some bad news. Following a truly bizarre series of events, that car is now a fiery heap of ashes, and it’s not because someone crashed it.
Today’s wallpaper comes to us courtesy of Nikhil Nachappa, who shot this FT-1 at this year’s Detroit Auto Show. Nachappa told us, “I won the photo contest for the concept cars category with this photo.” It’s easy to see why!
Okay, we get it. Cars are fun, the suburbs are boring. But these two pinheads are driving recklessly, almost ruining two beautiful cars, and not even really looking that cool doing it:
In a move that will push America even closer to fully-automated vehicles, ten automakers will make emergency braking standard on their U.S. models, according to Reuters. Experts hope this will reduce the incidence of rear-end collisions, and a recent report indicates it can reduce injury by 35 percent.
There’s something about vintage racing that’s just more FUN than regular racing. Maybe it’s the whimsy of cars that would be delightfully impractical on modern roads:
Dubai is known for its obscene displays of wealth, and the tradition is continuing with the new Bugatti-inspired houses from DAMAC Properties.
On Thursday we told you about thieves stealing a custom Mustang from a California retiree, and today we’re happy to report that the car has been returned, safe and sound.
F1 legend Niki Lauda has never sugar-coated his opinions on modern racing, so you know when he’s giving praise, it’s legit. The most recent target of Lauda’s goodwill is current world champ Lewis Hamilton.
If you live in Seattle and you need a ride to Valhalla, you’re in luck. The driver-on-demand app Uber is running a promotion with the new Mad Max video game that puts passengers inside post-apocalyptic-inspired vehicles.