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I Fixed The Most Important Thing On My Mercedes-Benz

6 months agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

The three-pointed star hood ornament is one of my favorite features on my car. New Mercedes models did away with them, so they’re kind of a neat thing you don’t see much anymore. And so when mine got knocked off, a piece of my heart went with it. I had to get it fixed. Read more...

The Grand Prize For This MotoGP Video Game Championship Is Ironically A Car

6 months agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

As video games continue to move into the world of sports, including racing, MotoGP just added itself to the list. In an official, MotoGP-governed eSports championship, gamers will compete for a digital MotoGP title later this year. The fastest e-motorcycle racer, ironically, will win a new car. Read more...

The 2017 Mazda Miata RF Still Isn't Practical At All But You Won't Care

6 months agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

“Where should I put this?” my boyfriend asked, holding up his wallet. I looked around the 2017 Mazda Miata RF’s cramped interior. There was no glove compartment. No door pockets. The center console cubby was too small. The compartment between the seats was already filled with paperwork and other items from the press… Read more...

Diesel Ice Cream Trucks In England Could Be Poisoning Children

6 months agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

Nothing says ‘sweet summer innocence’ like getting a cool treat from a stranger driving a van. However, such snacks might be harmful to kids, and we’re not talking about just the refined sugar here. Reporters from The Daily Mail in England took a bunch of emissions readings from ice cream trucks in England, and found… Read more...

Inflate Your Tires From Anywhere With This $28 Compressor

6 months agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

There are few things more irritating than noticing your tires are low on air, and then having to find a bunch of quarters, driving to the gas station, and cursing the heavens when the compressor shuts off before you’ve finished filling all four. Read more...

Perfect Day For A Burnout

6 months agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

For reasons beyond my explanation, I am somewhat obsessed with the Pilbara, the big chunk of desert in Western Australia where much of the country’s mining goes on. Here is a slice of life from this chunk of money desert. Read more....

Two Tricks For Making An Engine Swap Easier

6 months agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

As a junky old VW owner, I have about the easiest time of anybody in the car world when it comes to dropping an engine. There are four bolts to undo, a handful of wires and lines to unplug and the whole thing can come out. The rest of you have a tougher time, but it can be made easier. Read more...

Tuner Shop Busted For Illegally Importing An R33 GT-R

6 months agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

All JDM Motors, a Japanese tuner and import car parts store in North Charleston, SC, was accused of smuggling illegal cars into the United States after authorities discovered a 1996 Nissan R33 GT-R hidden in a shipping container. Read more...

The 'Ugliest Ferrari Ever' Sounds Absolutely Incredible

6 months agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

The Ferrari 312 B3 Spazzaneve (snowplow) from 1972 was “so ugly that it never raced,” as we described it a few years ago. F1 fans never got to see its wedge concept race, but now we can hear its flat-12 wail and my god does it sound good. Read more...

St. Louis City Workers Pave Road Around This Dumb Parked Kia

6 months agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

If you think about it, parking your car anywhere besides at your own house is kind of a scary thing. Cars are valuable, and, weirdly, it’s totally normal for us to just leave them on the sides of streets, sometimes for hours. Most of the time, the cars sit, unmolested. During those other times, especially when the… Read more...

What It's Like To Run 'The Hardest Stage In The World' 

6 months agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

We in America are not particularly familiar with tarmac rallies—traditional rallies run flat out on closed public roads—but in Europe they are some of the toughest (and most dangerous) races you can find. The very toughest is the legendary Druidale stage, and here’s why it keeps this reputation. Read more...

Here Is the Porn Video That Played in DC's Union Station Last Night [NSFW]

6 months agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

Last night, a display screen in Union Station—one of Washington DC’s main transit hubs—found itself moonlighting as a tiny pornographic theater. Now, Gizmodo can exclusively reveal footage of the incident, and I can assure you that, one, it’s definitely pornography, and two, I have never had a commute this stimulating. Read more...

The New 2018 BMW M5 Will Be A 600 Horsepower AWD Monster With A Twin-Turbo V8

6 months agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

We’ve seen rough renderings of the 2018 BMW M5, we’ve heard it out on the Nürburgring, and now BMW has finally confirmed that the new generation is powered by a 600 horsepower version of its twin-turbo V8, powered through mostly the rear wheels. Read more...

Meet One Of The Wackiest Japanese Car Tuners On The Planet

6 months agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

Takuro Watanabe is a wacky tuning genius. He built a 2JZ-powered S14 Nissan Silvia that has four turbochargers, a hand-activated second throttle body, and a small jet engine on the rear wing for downforce. On top of that, he has a Fierarri F40, and an enormous jet engine that he plans to put into a car. He might be… Read more...

Watch Crazy-Ass Actor Tom Cruise Fling An E28 BMW 5 Series And Crash Into Shit In Paris

6 months agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

Tom Cruise is hard at work filming the sixth (sixth!) Mission: Impossible movie in Paris right now, and videos from the set show him doing his own stunts—which sadly involve badly damaging a fleet of puke-green E28 5 Series BMWs. Read more...

Breville Smart Oven Air: The Best Toaster Oven Is Now An Air-Fryer And Dehydrator

6 months agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

You voted Breville’s Toaster Ovens the best in the business, and their latest, the Smart Oven Air, even replaces your dehydrator and air-fryer, along with your toaster (obviously), your oven (maybe), and possibly even your slow cooker. Read more...

Comment Of The Day: Bring It Back Around Edition

6 months agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

Yesterday, we marveled at how anybody could survive having their car torn completely in half, and today we realized it was actually an achievement of one of the hardest challenges in car design. Read more...

Treason: An Explainer

6 months agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

President Donald Trump did a very dumb thing last week when he divulged top-secret information during his meeting with Russian Foreign Minister Sergey Lavrov and Ambassador Sergey Kislyak. And while a bunch of places were calling it an impeachable offense, or even suggested treason, it turns out that treason is a hell… Read more...

This Tiny Plastic Car Has No Reverse Gear But Can Do Backwards Donuts Anyway

6 months agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

You don’t need a license to drive this weird plastic-bodied French microcar, nor do you need a reverse gear to get this wacky front-wheel-drive car to spin around in reverse. Read more...

These May Be All The Engines For The 2018 Jeep Wrangler

6 months agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

One of the most anticipated vehicles of the year is the next-generation Jeep Wrangler, but a big question mark is what engines it will have. A tip sent to Jalopnik from an anonymous source appears to confirm the full range of motors, including two versions of the planned diesel. Read more...

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