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2016 Kia Optima: This Is It

15 hours agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

This is the only photo we have of the Kia Optima, which will officially bow at the New York Auto Show next week. Kia says it’ll offer more space and technology than the outgoing model. All we know is that it’ll look way better than any Kia has a right to. Read more...

See The Chevy Suburban Grow Up In This Great Gallery Of Every Generation

yesterdayVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

A black 2015 Chevrolet Suburban was just dubbed the 10 millionth vehicle built at GM's Arlington Assembly Center. You don't care, but apparently that gave Chevy the excuse they needed to share this amazing photo album of the big, beloved SUV's last eleven generations. Enjoy! Read more...

Bar Refaeli Thinks Danica Patrick Would Make A Great Model

yesterdayVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

USA Today's For The Win blog snuck in a tasty little nugget in their celebrity Final Four tie-in interview with Bar Refaeli: she thinks NASCAR driver Danica Patrick would, in fact, make a great model. Read more...

Vin Diesel Thinks Furious 7 Will Win Best Picture Oscar, Is Nuts

yesterdayVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

Variety interviewed Vin Diesel, who made the bold, delusional claim that Furious 7 “will win best picture” and that “nothing that will ever come close to the power of this thing.” Immediately after making these statements, I imagine Vin Diesel then drank the entire contents of a nearby fishbowl, eyes locked with the reporter. Read more...

Pininfarina Reportedly In Talks To Be Bought By Mahindra

yesterdayVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

Pininfarina, the Italian styling house best known for designing all your favorite Italian cars plus a few Coke machines, has been on rocky financial footing for a while now. A savior might be in the offing, however, in the form of massive Indian conglomerate Mahindra. Read more...

Paratrooper Is Dropped Into Tall Trees, Pulls Off Incredible Landing

yesterdayVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

Getting dropped into a forest during a static-line jump can end up in pretty horrific injuries, and even death. Mostly because you're basically coming down on a bunch of hundred-foot-plus spears. This Canadian Paratrooper, who jumped out of a C-130 during Exercise Maple Flag, quickly put his training to use, and with a little luck walked away unscathed. Read more...

James May's 'I Quit Top Gear' Tweet Is Fake, Everyone

yesterdayVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

After it was announced that the BBC would not be renewing Top Gear host Jeremy Clarkson ’s contract, co-host James May announced that his next step would require “a lot of careful thought.” That’s so far pretty much all he’s said. But a lot of people have been suckered in by this imposter Twitter account. Read more...

How Top Gear Made Us All Care About Cars

yesterdayVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

The third biggest loser in this sad saga of Top Gear is the wider car media, and the business that surrounds it. Of course the first is the vast fan base that has followed the show for many years. The second, assuming the brand struggles to survive, is the team who work on it - and I can’t imagine how they feel right now. Show More Summary

Nissan LMP1 Passed Its Crash Test; Roll Hoop Now Good For Barrel Rolls

yesterdayVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

When we last heard an update on the Nissan GT-R LM Nismo, the car was going to sit out the first two rounds of the World Endurance Championship for further development work. One thing to fix was a front roll hoop that didn't pass the FIA's crash tests. Per Darren Cox in the Q&A today, that item just passed. Read more...

When All The Cool People Had A Mercedes Gullwing

yesterdayVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

Jay Leno didn't believe in the 300 SL until he bought one that was missing its engine and transmission, but having this faded Cherry Red sports car certainly turned him into a Gullwing fan. This was the one to have in the fifties. Read more...

Do We Need A BMW Mi8?

yesterdayVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

Evo put the BMW i8 against the Porsche 911 Carrera 4 GTS PDK on track, only to be surprised by how much fun BMW's eco-supercar is despite making a few compromises in favor of better fuel economy. But what if the M division were to make a few modifications? Read more...

Miss Jeremy Clarkson? Buy His Favorite Car For Less Than Half Price

yesterdayVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

Whether you like him or not, Jeremy Clarkson is a car guy that fancies some of the most insane cars ever built, with comfort often taking a backseat to butt-clenching POWWWEERRR. This Mercedes-Benz CLK63 AMG Black Series is no exception, and you can now buy it for way, way less than what Top Gear's ex-presenter paid. Read more...

Guy Gets Caught Cheating HOV Lane With Most Interesting Man Standee

yesterdayVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

A Washington State Patrol trooper with very good vision and a healthy respect for the famed Dos Equis shill spotted a driver using a Most Interesting Man in the World cardboard standee as a fake passenger to use the HOV lane. Read more...

Here’s The Problem With Owning An Unreliable Luxury Car

yesterdayVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

As you read this, I am currently on vacation in Europe, a fantastic continent that I visit every so often in order to see beautiful sights, and eat amazing food, and flee all of my Range Rover problems. Read more...

[Audi has long been obsessed with aluminum, perhaps never more than with the bare, polished body on

yesterdayVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

[Audi has long been obsessed with aluminum, perhaps never more than with the bare, polished body on the 1991 Avus Quattro concept. Photo: Audi] Read more...

Official Speculates On Germanwings Crash, Tells Others Not To Speculate

yesterdayVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

EU Agency for Aviation Safety chairman Pekka Henttu claims to be close to the investigation into the Germanwing's crash, and to have unofficial information as to the contents of the cockpit voice recording. He suggests the crew may have been unconscious contrary to official reports, but believes there is no reason to speculate. Read more...

Ask Nissan Motorsport Head Darren Cox Anything You Want

yesterdayVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

Nissan has been a busy company lately, both with their ongoing GT Academy program as well as their crazy World Endurance Championship LMP1 racer, the debut of which has been pushed back to the 24 Hours of Le Mans. We'll let you ask what's going on with that live for the next hour or so with NISMO head Darren Cox. Read more...

Here's A LaFerrari Doing Crazy Powerslides Around The Nurburgring

yesterdayVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

This isn't the fastest lap a LaFerrari can do around the Nurburgring, but it is one with the most tire smoke. This guy has balls of carbon fiber. Read more...

This Indie Shop Is Producing A Line Of 'Brand New' 1956 Ford Trucks

yesterdayVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

The 1956 Ford F-100 is one devastatingly pretty pickup. Hot rod builder Bodie Stroud agrees, and has decided to start selling his own iteration of this classic as the X-100 with "modern suspension, a brand new Ford Racing motor and transmission, and the interior and gauges from a late-model F-150." Read more...

This Is Not A Chevrolet Caprice Burnout

yesterdayVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

This might be a big body, rear-drive, V8-powered sedan that looks like a Caprice, but it's not a Caprice. Read more...

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