I can hear you from all the way over here. “That’s not a real car, Raph,” you shout at your computer screen. “You made that up. It’s a figment of your imagination!” Hah. I wish. This thing is real as hell.
Read car news websites all day and you’ll get the impression that the only cars to ever catch on fire are Ferraris (all the time), Teslas (in wrecks), Fiskers (in your garage) or Lamborghini (when people rev them standing still). This is not the case. All kinds of cars catch fire, like this one right here holy shit…
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A prototype Jeep pickup truck passed through the city of Morgantown, West Virginia today. Why do I know this? Because the people of Morgantown, West Virginia emailed over the thrilling news.
The 2019 Aston Martin Vantage came into this world decked out in a fantastic eye-searing highlighter green, looking every bit like the expensive super tuner car from the future it should. And only now am I finding out the official name for this color and I don’t know exactly what Aston was going for.
The 600 horsepower hybrid Polestar 1 coupe is an instantly desirable car on looks alone. Now we can see it throw down in its natural habitat: where it is cold as all hell.
The Subaru SVX is one of the looniest cars ever put into production: a flat-six luxury coupe with a fighter jet canopy from a company that mostly just sold plain station wagons. But these two sides of Subaru once collided and gave us the Subaru Amadeus. Or, rather, not.
Do not forget the air-cooled Honda 1300 Coupe, one of the weirdest, coolest cars the company ever made.
With rotary engines long out of production, the job of building and maintaining them has fallen to individual experts, like wizards of some kind of dark art. But there was a time when things were official, and this is what that factory assembly process looked like.
NASCAR has a lot of problems these days. It can’t get its diversity program right. It can’t detach from Trump. It has to remind drivers to take a breath between thanking sponsors because they keep passing out in post-race interviews. I’m not here to fix those problems. I can only address the biggest issue at hand. The…
The new Aston Martin Vantage is an interesting car, what with its no-grille front hiding a hot-vee twin-turbo AMG V8. It looks wild on the street. It looks wilder testing at Monza.
The Porsche 956/962 was quite possibly the greatest sports racing car ever built, absolutely dominating Group C competition in the 1980s. So why is someone debuting a 962 in 1993?
When the third-generation Corvette came out in the late ‘60s, it was a huge departure for the kind of car that it was, a major design departure. When it came time to replace that car all the way in the early ‘80s, there was a huge question about how radical that new design would be. And that meant that there were all…
I sort of always assumed Wiesmann appeared out of thin air when Jeremy Clarkson drove one on old Top Gear in 2005. But it’s older than that. No, it’s older than that, too.
If you like to hear anti-lag echoing through the woods, clear your calendar next weekend because Ken Block is coming back to American stage rally and he’s doing it in his 1993 Ford Escort Cosworth.
Say goodbye to yesterday in a 1966 BMW 2000 CS.
For the past half hour, the Jalopnik main chat room has been full of us talking about East German microtrucks, and that’s probably as good a sign as any that we should all just hang out online.
We’re very familiar with seeing how prototypes metaphorically shed their camouflage when they’re revealed as production cars. But rarely do we get to see a pre-production car get fake panels bolted onto it to complete its disguise.
I am not exactly an arbiter of what is or is not a bad decision but so help me god I want to drive this thing so bad even though O know it would probably end with me flattened like a pancake.
About an hour in I called it quits. I was fairly sure that I knew what most of this car was, but I gave up any hope that I might find out its exact history from googling around. This mystery car, looking like a mid-engine Chevrolet Corvette prototype that never was, had stumped me. At least it had stumped everyone…