A little while back we saw the online debut of the Aston Martin V12 Vantage V600, a limited-run superspec car with the company’s big V12 and a manual transmission. Now it’s out in the real world and we didn’t realize that it is a widebody hulk of a car.
Last week we got confirmation from the FIA that Le Mans will have a new top class in 2020, with prototype design and road car looks, but the degree to which the class would balance on one side or the other remained unclear. Now we have a bit more detail on how this should all shake out.
The most famous corners in racing are all about elevation change: Eau Rouge at Spa, The Corkscrew at Laguna Seca, the Minami jump at Ebisu. Now, please welcome the“Roller Coaster From Hell,” recently run for the first time at Estonia’s Kehala Ring.
Hey, uh, let’s all be real cool for a second. Nobody is going to arrest me if I get this new Aston Martin Vantage GT4 race car, revealed today ahead of the 24 Hours of Le Mans, and just drive it around, are they?
The first thing that happened when I drove a Tesla on Autopilot was an instant, unsettling feeling of not being comfortable in the car at all, thinking it’s always a moment away from crashing. Slowly, I got used to it and calmed down, just like everyone else I’ve talked to who has used Autopilot. This video from a…
I’ve long maintained that drifters are the new hot rodders, but it was still surprising to me when I heard Chris Forsberg’s Nissan 370Z Formula Drift pro car with an 800-plus horsepower VQ V6. This car idles like a big block gasser.
Vintage Audis have two reputations: they are absolute monsters to drive in the winter and they are impossible to find nowadays in running, working condition for reasonable money. Well, friends, take a look at this $750 of frail German steel.
Yesterday we saw what must be the world’s most used Dodge Viper, with 190,000 well-worn miles on the clock. I think it is fair to say that at least 70 percent of those miles have been burnouts.
The Bugatti Chiron is an absolute engineering marvel, and its W16 is as well, with a twin-to-quad turbo setup that makes 1,500 horsepower while not weighing any more than its predecessor in the 1000-horsepower Veyron. But how much does that engine weigh, exactly? A ton. Well, almost.
What makes a good driver isn’t how you drive when everything goes right; it’s how you drive when everything goes wrong.
This is a 1989 to 1994 BMW Alpina B10 Biturbo, apparently the fastest sedan in the world on its debut with a top speed somewhere around 180 mph, per Alpina. It’s a very ‘90s Alpina morning over here on Jalopnik.
This is the Pagani Zonda Revolución, shot recently lapping at Imola. It’s part of the tail end of the Zonda line, a never-ending series of last-run cars to mix Italian supercar style with a naturally-aspirated AMG V12. Listen to it. It’s hard to believe, still, after all these years, that this is a German engine.
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Next weekend is the pinnacle of motor racing, the 24 Hours of Le Mans. That means it’s a good time to watch some of the most technically advanced cars in history jiggle over curbs in ultra-slow-mo.
The second-generation SW20 Toyota MR2 has a bit of a killer reputation, supposedly impossible to buy, difficult to own and more than a little challenging to drive. We linked up with the owner of a pristine low-mile 1991 Turbo who has not lift-off oversteered into a tree and went over some of the misconceptions and…
For the past few months, the top hypercar manufacturers and the FIA have been in talks to decide what the top class of sports car racing will look like at the 24 Hours of Le Mans and beyond. Their conclusion is to have a new level of freedom for hypercar design for LMP1 prototypes.
Look, you may have things like “science” or “math” that will tell you that Kristaps Blušs’ carbon-kevlar BMW M3 with a 9,000 RPM American V8 under the hood isn’t technically the fastest car in the visible universe, but empirical evidence (this video, my own eyes and ears) suggest otherwise.