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Welcome To SketchBattle, The Fight Club Of Car Design

2 days agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

Car design is an incredibly competitive field. The jobs are hard to get, the work is intense, and it takes years before that first idea actually becomes part of something real, something drivable. On top of all that, the work is pretty anonymous for most, and it’s hard to get any sort of direct feedback from people… Read more...

Drive Out the Darkness With This $8 Cree LED Flashlight

2 days agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

Everyone should keep a few small LED flashlights handy, and this $8 model from KMASHI includes Cree bulbs, five lighting modes, and a 50,000 hour lifespan. Read more...

This Is What A V12 Should Sound Like

2 days agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

Dear carmakers, I have listened to many of your latest and greatest twelve-cylinder engines. They are powerful. They are efficient. They do not sound like a V12 should. To set you back on the right path, please listen to the twelve-mouthed gulps of air this Toyota engine takes. Read more...

Counterpoint: The Kawasaki KLR650 Was My Answer To Everything On Two Wheels

2 days agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

Our man Andrew Fails makes a compelling argument about why the Suzuki SV650 is the best all-around bike to be had. Only one problem: He’s wrong, at least according to me. I say it’s actually Kawasaki’s venerable workhorse, the KLR650. I know, because I rode one for a dozen years until being seduced by the siren song… Read more...

How Many People Really Paid To Reserve A Faraday Future Car?

2 days agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

Silicon Valley and skeptics in the auto industry waited with bated breath for the mysterious Chinese-backed auto startup Faraday Future to show its autonomous, electric FF 91 production car. But what about normal people, the people who might actually buy the thing? Not so much as Business Insider reports only 60… Read more...

Volkswagen TDI Owners Seem Mostly Happy About Their Dieselgate Software Fix

2 days agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

Earlier this month, the 2015 model year diesel Volkswagens were approved by the EPA and California Air Resources Board for an emissions software modification. Those fixes have now begun rolling out to customers, and while some first impressions by forum-goers indicate that the repair may make the cars more sluggish,… Read more...

Watch This Canadian Driver Avoid Four Moose Like A Boss

2 days agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

Driving on snow and ice covered roads can be treacherous enough, but throw in a heard of moose in your path and that is a recipe for code brown. This Canadian driver is either a master at snow driving or really lucky—probably a bit of both. Read more...

What Happens If The U.S. Doesn't Step Up To Defend NATO

2 days agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

President Donald Trump took the Oval Office today with the most anti-NATO outlook in recent memory. His previous statements suggest that he might not assist our allies if they came under attack, as required under Article 5 under the North Atlantic Treaty, which has been particularly troubling to America’s European… Read more...

Tesla Knew Drivers Would Be Inattentive Idiots With Autopilot: Feds

2 days agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

A recent lawsuit filed against Tesla made an excellent case for why human-controlled driving is still exceedingly important, but it turns out Tesla itself seemed to have that on its mind while designing its famed Autopilot function, according to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration report that cleared… Read more...

Lose Yourself And All Sight Of This Car In This Twin-Turbo 370Z's Tire Smoke

2 days agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

What’s the best way to test out a new drift build? By taking the Internet masses along for the ride and filling a camera’s lens with tire smoke, duh. Read more...

Just Listen To The Good Sound Of The Original Koenigsegg Prototype

2 days agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

Koenigseggs today are alien machines, unearthly in design and engineering wizardry made by a man from the future who builds cars until they are fast enough to take him home. But the first-ever Koenigsegg prototype was not that at all. It was a shoddy thing, looking like it came out of a shed in the 1990s, which it… Read more...

The Nissan Presea Was The Integra Fighter That Couldn't

2 days agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

Nissan built a rival to the Acura Integra back in the 1990s, but nobody seems to remember it. Part of that, I’m sure, is because the car was never sold in the United States. Another part, I’m also sure, is because the car had absolutely no styling. Read more...

Here's Some Good News: Checker Is Coming Back In 2018

3 days agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

The Checker Marathon is best known as the iconic New York City taxicab. It’s also one of the cars that saw the least changes in its lifetime, with a 1960 model looking just about identical to the last ones made in 1982. And Hemmings reports that now it’s coming back, but not in the old, expected, four-door… Read more...

Driving A Stripped-Down Turbo Miata Kit Car: Doors Are Overrated

3 days agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

This might not look like a 1999 Miata but it is. It’s a stripped down version of one, only consisting of the bare essentials. This is the Exocet from a company called Exomotive. Starting around $7,000, you can build one yourself by getting a hold of a donor NB Miata (1999-2005), ripping it to shreds and throwing on a… Read more...

Ex-Formula One Wrecking Ball Pastor Maldonado Might Crash The IndyCar Party

3 days agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

Venezuelan pay driver Pastor Maldonado wants to race again, y’all. Late last year, he claimed to be speaking with a few Formula One teams, but I guess those didn’t pan out. So, he’s doing what any good ex-F1 driver who can’t land another F1 drive tends to do: he’s looking at an IndyCar drive. Read more...

They Caught The Thief Who Walked Away With $1.6 Million In Gold From An Armored Truck

3 days agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

The man who casually walked off with an 86-pound bucket of gold flakes was caught in his native Ecuador yesterday. And so ends the saga of one of the luckiest, most brazen thefts to capture our collective imagination in some time. Read more...

The Feds' Decision On The Tesla Autopilot Crash Is A Win For Self-Driving Cars

3 days agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

Good morning! Welcome to The Morning Shift, your roundup of the auto news you crave, all in one place every weekday morning. Here are the important stories you need to know. Read more...

The 2018 Ford Mustang Convertible Is Quite Beautiful

3 days agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

Ford unexpectedly took the cover off of the 2018 Ford Mustang convertible today (once more not at an auto show), showing what the drop-top version of the refreshed model looks like. It’s lovely and I don’t care what anyone else says. Read more...

What Is NAFTA And What Could Happen If Trump Dismantles It?

3 days agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

Trade. It has a nice connotation: You give me this, I’ll give you something of equal value in return. When it comes to trade deals—the North American Free Trade Agreement, in particular—the connotation isn’t so pleasant. Incoming U.S. President Donald Trump went after it heavily this during the election cycle. But… Read more...

NASCAR On A Boring Track's Road Course Would Be A Huge Improvement

3 days agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

Many of the 1.5-mile oval tracks on NASCAR’s schedule have an unfortunate nickname: “cookie cutter.” They’re not known for the most interesting racing in the world. However, most do have an alternate, often unique road course layout that other series use. Why doesn’t NASCAR race there instead? Read more...

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