It all seemed like a joke at first: Former Formula One driver, former NASCAR driver, former rallycross champion Scott Speed got suspended from iRacing at the start of this year for trying to intentionally wreck another player in the racing simulator. But there was more to this story, and we went to iRacing…
Were you aware that the Honda Civic Type R uses a Mitsubishi Heavy Industries TD04 turbocharger, running up 23 pounds of boost to make all of the car’s 306 horsepower? That’s great information, but it’s not even close to making the cut for the five things you really ought to know about driving this front-drive…
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I hadn’t realized how dark it’d gotten until the fuse blew. The stadium lights flooding the road course at Englishtown blinked out and briefly, for the first time all day, the blare of drift cars stopped.
Take one look around the JDM import scene in America and one thing becomes immediately clear: Something is going on in the Florida Department of Motor Vehicles.
This year Toyota capped off what looks like the end of the modern LMP1 era, from Audi vs everybody to Audi vs Peugeot to Audi vs Porsche to Porsche vs Toyota to Toyota vs itself. Among all of these vehicles, let’s remember the one that most sounded like a pod racer: the Toyota TS030.
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.