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The 17 Most Powerful 4-Door Hatchbacks of 2015

26 minutes agoVehicles / Cars : SFGate: Top Down

Hatchbacks aren’t traditionally the car you buy to satisfy a need for speed, but some of these small, ultra-efficient cars have a big secret—they’re seriously powerful. Here's a look at the 17 most powerful gas-powered hatchbacks of 2015.

It's Now Just Barely Possible To Get A Free Tesla Model X

26 minutes agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

If a wild, crazed South African runs up to you, screaming about visions of the future, tubetravel, and a free Tesla Model X, we’re hear to tell you that you should believe him. Maybe. Hopefully. But in all seriousness, Tesla’s said it’s actually prepared to give you a free Model X, if you meet the right conditions. Read more...

IndyCar President Derrick Walker Resigns Amid Controversial Season

26 minutes agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

IndyCar President of Competition and Operations Derrick Walker announced his resignation yesterday, effective August 31. Per Walker’s own remarks to Racer, he has stayed longer than the duration of his original contract and wants more time to concentrate on his Tudor United SportsCar team, Team Falken Tire. Read more...

Elon Musk Promises That Model S Auto Pilot Is 'Almost Ready'

27 minutes agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

Remember the Big D reveal way back in October of last year? Most people were so enamored with the dual-motor drivetrain and insane acceleration that the other news – Auto Pilot – fell off the radar. Owners were promised the upgrade earlier in the year, and now it’s almost August, so Musk took to Twitter. Read more...

Buy Pro Wrestler CM Punk's First Car And The Vomit Stains Are Free

27 minutes agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

CJ Wilson Automotive (yes, that CJ Wilson ) is auctioning longtime pro wrestler and fighter dude CM Punk’s first car for charity right this very moment. Yes, the car is a Chevy Monte Carlo. Yes, there are vomit stains in it. Read more...

20 Stunning Military Images That You Absolutely Have To See

27 minutes agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

These are the 20 most brilliant military images I found around these wonderful intertubes this week. Not only do they highlight the amazing things America and our allies’ service people do on a regular basis, but also the photographers, both military and private, that work so hard to gives us a view we could never see with our civilian eyes. Read more...

Comment Of The Day: Truth And Lies Edition

27 minutes agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

Lifting one’s burdens is always impressive, but the greatest burden of all is that of a myth. One myth loomed over us all, a staggering hill of things that are probably lies. You may even call them a mountain. Read more...

Marines Declare F-35B Operational, But Is It Really Ready For Combat?

27 minutes agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

The Marine Corp has declared initial operational capability for their first squadron of F-35Bs. The announcement is seen by some as more of PR achievement as the aircraft still has years of testing ahead of it. Others will argue that it represents a major accomplishment for the beleaguered F-35 program. Show More Summary

Add 24 Accessories To Your GoPro Arsenal for $38

27 minutes agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

If GoPro’s pricey first party accessories have scared you away from action cams, this highly rated third party bundle could change your mind with a ton of mounts, tripods, and even a carrying case for just $38. We’ve posted this $15Show More Summary

Don’t Let A Lame Dream Sequence Ruin The Fun Of Pedrosa On A Supermoto

28 minutes agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

So what have you been doing with your summer? Hanging with friends, maybe taking in a track day or two? Dani Pedrosa has been doing some of the same during the MotoGP break. Except he’s got cooler friends, better tracks, and the entire Luc1 team at his disposal. And naturally, they made a video. Read more...

What It's Like to Have the Oldest Phone in San Francisco

28 minutes agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

I live in the world’s most famous tech city, surrounded by the most advanced personal electronic devices. None of them, however, grab quite as much attention as my own phone does. Read more...

Everyone Just Shut Up And Let This Man Keep His Plane In His Driveway

28 minutes agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

Maybe this says a lot about me, but most of the time when people use the term ‘eyesore,’ I either have no idea what they’re talking about, or it’s directed at me. In this case, the term is being used to refer to an Oceanside, Long Island man’s small airplane, which is parked in his driveway. Neighbors want him to get rid of it, and I hope he doesn’t. Read more...

Clarkson, Hammond, And May's New Show Is At Least A Year Out

29 minutes agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

Ever since Top Gear as we knew it went off the air, everyone wanted to know where we’d see Jeremy Clarkson, James May, and Richard Hammond end up next. Ever since we heard they’d be going to Amazon, we wanted to know when. Executive Producer Andy Wilman just dropped the news, and it’s a ways off. We’re talking Autumn 2016. Read more...

Stop Buying Cheap Used Sports Cars And Expecting Them To Be Perfect

29 minutes agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

In life, the curmudgeons and pessimists who think of themselves as realists will regurgitate the tired trope of “there’s no such thing as a free lunch.” While it is true that cheap steak may include some gristle, it could potentially be the best steak you’ve ever had. But you could also choke on it. Read more...

Why Do Center Display Screens Look Like They’re Just Tacked On?

29 minutes agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

Hello, everyone! Today is an extra special day, because it’s Friday, and that means it’s time for your favorite, and my favorite, and everyone’s favorite Jalopnik column, Letters to Doug. Tomorrow is also an extra special day because it’s Colorado Day, which means the local DMV employees will probably bring in cupcakes. Read more...

The Weakest Truck In This Diesel Throwdown Has 1190 LB-FT Of Torque

29 minutes agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

You may have heard diesel pickups can put down gargantuan power with pretty basic modifications. With fully built engines and watermelon-sized turbos, some these babies are hitting over 2,000 Lb-Ft. Watch ‘em race and squeeze through obstacle courses towing construction equipment! Read more...

This Is The Sexiest Car I've Ever Seen Racing

30 minutes agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

The Maserati Tipo 151 is rumored to be the first car to hit 300km/h (186.4 mph) at the original Mulsanne straight at Le Mans, but despite all the V8 power, it didn’t turn out to be reliable enough to win. That doesn’t matter now. Read more...

Jet Boat VS 115 Horsepower Tricycle: What Gets Around Manhattan Faster?

30 minutes agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

The lights and smells of Manhattan ensnare millions of humans every year, and if you’ve been you know the joint is always an adventure to get around. Watch two bad haircuts race a pair of powersports machines around the island to find out what’s the, uh, “best” vehicle for the trip. What could go wrong? Read more...

Peter Egan on the Unironic Appeal of Ginormous American Land Yachts 

30 minutes agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

You know Peter Egan. You’ve been reading him for years. The man was always fiddling with a TR-3 or a Lotus Elan or a Morgan 4/4, and writing with a gallows-hued wit about fiddling with said tiny, fussy things. He’d drag home the stray,...Show More Summary

When Did Audi Become Audi?

30 minutes agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

Audi today has a very clear thing going — high tech headlights, flashing other drivers in the fast lane to get the hell out of the way. When did this Audi (and Audi Man owner) mythos start? Read more...

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