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Meet The Car That's The VW Beetle's Oldest And Most Direct Ancestor

yesterdayVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

I've written before about Paul Schilperood's remarkable book that makes the case that the VW Beetle was largely developed based on the ideas of the Jewish auto journalist Josef Ganz and not Ferdinand Porsche, as has been commonly thought. Today, I want to look in detail at a key component of this idea: The Standard Superior. Read more...

[DeltaWing has some very cool world time clocks at its offices.

yesterdayVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

[DeltaWing has some very cool world time clocks at its offices. They're not only carbon ceramic brake discs, but they're set to racetracks around the world. I think it's time for me to upgrade.] Read more...

4WD Vs. AWD: How They Work And What Makes Them Different

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"All-Wheel Drive" and "Four-Wheel Drive" ostensibly sound like the same thing, right? A reader explains how that's not exactly the case, and how each system keeps you moving. Read more...

You Can Buy This Ferrari Enzo Engine For The Price Of A Jaguar F-Type

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I see you, Mr. Junior Executive. You didn't just seal the deal, you crushed that shit. And now, after reading all the nice things we said about it, you have your eye on a Jaguar F-Type to get your speed fix once your 18-hour workday is done. I'm here to tell you to forget the F-Type; buy this Ferrari Enzo engine instead. Read more...

Ram Needs To Make This 'Swamp Thing Green' Color A Real Option

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Chrysler kept their Ram 2500 for SEMA pretty conservative, but I'm completely in love with the color. It's kind of a perfect medium between looking tough and subtle, with a hint of military utilitarianism. Can't imagine a modern truck this wouldn't look good on. Read more...

Nothing But Water Is Stronger Than The Tightest Of German Engineering

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This is the way a Mercedes ends. Not with a bang, but with a Hammelmann super-high-pressure water pump, shooting out a knife of water at pressure of 1000 bar, at the rate of about 50 gallons a minute. Read more...

All You Need To Do On Your Commute Is Drive, If Slate Will Let You

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I don't really have a commute anymore, thanks to Jalopnik's advanced system of live/work containment pods, but almost every other job I've had bookended the days with drives. Slate seems to think we need to do more on our way to and from work. They're wrong Read more...

Odd glitch of the day: Try and build an ATS Coupe, get to build a Yukon Denali.

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Odd glitch of the day: Try and build an ATS Coupe, get to build a Yukon Denali. Upgrade? Read more...

What It's Like To Drive Your First Ferrari

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There are certain things in life that you just can't refuse: Unlimited refills, free shipping, and the chance behind the wheel of a Ferrari, especially if that Ferrari is now an almost disgustingly shiny red 360 that has to be the most well-documented car in existence. Here's what that's like. Read more...

The Porsche 911 Won't Go Hybrid Just Yet

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A few years ago, most of us would have scoffed at the idea of a hybrid Porsche 911. But now we live in the era of high-performance hybrids like Porsche's own 918 Spyder, and the idea isn't so silly anymore. But while we've suspected Porsche has been testing a hybrid 991 911, the idea is apparently off the table for now. Read more...

Administrator Over Caterham F1 Team Wants The Team To Keep Racing

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Although Caterham has been given approval by the FIA to miss the next two Formula One grands prix at Austin and Brazil due to ongoing financial difficulties, the representative for the administrator who has taken control of the team's assets, Finbarr O'Connell, says that the team is more valuable if they keep racing. Read more...

Sweden Has A Sub That's So Deadly The US Navy Hired It To Play Bad Guy

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We have been glued all week to the sub saga off the coast of Sweden, where six days in Swedish forces have only now called off their search for an elusive sub hiding in the waters off Stockholm. Yet what nobody has mentioned is just how deadly and capable Sweden's own sub fleet is, and there are few better weapons for catching a sub than another sub. Read more...

Here's Proof Tailgate Truckception Is A Real Phenomenon

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This Ford SuperCab Super Duty has a picture of itself (airbrushed?) on to the tailgate. The rest of the setup isn't really my style, but I kinda love the illustration. What's with Massachusetts cars rocking redundancy this week? Read more...

An $8 Million McLaren F1 Is For Sale On Craigslist

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We all know Craigslist is a great place to buy or sell an affordable car. I'm not so sure it is the best place to buy or sell a not-so-affordable car. But if you have $7,890,000 (you read that correctly, I did not add and extra zero) you can buy a " totally legit" McLaren F1 on CL. Read more...

The 2014 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack is ridiculous...

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The Dodge Challenger and Charger Hellcat is getting a lot of press these days. But what about Dodge’s other monsters? I was amazed by the 2014 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack with a 6.4L Hemi V8, 485 horsepower, and a starting price around $38K. So much car for so little dough... Patrick George had a dandy time with the official Jalopnik test car... Read more...

This Pioneer head unit is a bargain at $230 when you look at the features:

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This Pioneer head unit is a bargain at $230 when you look at the features: Read more...

The Jalopnik Film Festival Is Sold Out, Sorry

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Well, you can't say we didn't warn you. Despite expanding from one screen for one showing to an entire theater for two screenings we've still run out of seats for this year's film festival two weeks early. If you didn't get a ticket we'll still be having a party at the theater (details to come) and you can still buy a t-shirt and try to sneak in. Read more...

Swedes Call Off Hunt For Mystery Sub

yesterdayVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

Sweden has been hunting for some sort of mystery... something, in its waters for about a week now. They never were entirely sure what it was, but the best guess was that it was a small Russian submarine. We may never find out now, though, because Sweden just called off the search. Read more...

The Six Coolest Unreliable Cars You Can Get With a CarMax Warranty

yesterdayVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

Next week marks a huge milestone in the life of my used Range Rover: 90 days without any major problems. Oh, sure, there have been minor problems, like the battery was dying, and the rear brake pads were worn, and a few exterior lights had gone out. But nothing that required the use of my CarMax warranty. Read more...

Speedboat with a BMW 507 engine

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It was an experiment in the late 50s to make a speedboat with a BMW 507 engine and design. But then the boat disappeared for decades, until a young guy heard of the boat, found and restored it. Read more...

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