Welcome to the Jalopnik Weekend Motorsports Roundup, where we let you know what's going on in the world of racing, where you can see it, and where you can talk about it all in one convenient place. Where else would you want to spend your weekend? Read more...
Forty-five years of regular use anywhere on this planet will take its toll, even in California, where we East Coasters like to imagine cars naturally remain pristine no matter what. And, indeed, as we can see from the photos, this California black-plate 1969 Ford Falcon Futura station wagon for sale on Hemmings.com has taken a […]
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We’ve found the Michael Paul Smith of the off-road world, and now the Michael-Paul Smith of the European rallying scene. Instagram user takupon0816 creates incredibly detailed dioramas featuring mostly vintage cars slideways while rallying that, in some cases, look like nothing less than an actual historic rally photo. (via) Jive-Bomber at the Jalopy […]
Ford’s US police cars are about to become ‘safer’, with the installation of a live tracking device to monitor officer behaviour. The global carmaker says collisions are the leading cause of police officer fatalities, and hopes the new technology will ensure police are driving in a safe manner. Show More Summary
Warmer weather may be sweeping our continent right now, but a late ski season provided the perfect opportunity to utilise our Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV for one last weekend carve and for our second long-term update (LT2). We wondered if an electric vehicle had ever visited the Snowy Mountains of New South Wales, and the Mitsubishi [...]
Mercedes-AMG has paid an undisclosed amount to purchase a 25 per cent stake in MV Agusta, with the partnership confirmed to focus on a sales and marketing push targeting buyers of both high performance cars and motorcycles. “In MV Agusta, we have found the perfect two-wheel partner for Mercedes-AMG,” said Mercedes-AMG chief executive Tobias Moers [...]
Kia will launch a dedicated hybrid crossover vehicle before the end of 2016, according to officials from the South Korean car maker. Autocar reports the new model, known internally as ‘DE’, will be based on a unique platform. It will be powered by a 1.6-litre four-cylinder petrol engine and an electric motor, and feature a [...]
Russian billionaire Viktor Kharitonin has purchased two-thirds of the Nurburgring race track, which fell into bankruptcy in 2012. Bloomberg reports that the chairman of Russian pharmaceutical company Pharmstandard has purchased a majority share in the famed German track. Show More Summary
The street up! features a sport-inspired look inside and out.
Audi has confirmed that the mainstay of its range, the Audi A4, will enter a fifth generation in 2015. During celebrations marking the 20th anniversary of the A4 badge, Audi announced that its Ingolstadt plant in Germany is preparing for the launch of the next-generation A4 in 2015. A new body shop with over 1300 [...]
Mercedes-AMG has confirmed it will purchase a 25 percent stake in MV Agusta, and fill one of the seats in the bike-builder’s boardroom. The news first broke in a report last week, suggesting the German carmaker was keen to find another two-wheel company to partner following the sudden end to its deal with Ducati in 2012. Show More Summary
This week, Nissan’s GT-R NISMO finally landed in the U.S., and the first one has gone to the man behind one of the biggest GT-R forums on the web. The best part is that he fully intends to hit the track with his new 600-horsepower beast. We managed to drive the 2015 BMW M3 and M4 this week and found them to be undoubtedly better conceived...
Over at BoingBoing, there's a nice little post that features a little-known auto photography sub-genre: the landscape, reflected in paint. These are pretty amazing. Read more...
The new Audi TT with a two liter turbo and all-wheel drive is pretty much the ultimate all-year daily driver sports car. And a good one at that. Read more...
"Slow and steady wins the race" is an age old slogan that implies those who conserve their energy and pace themselves are the ones around long enough to reap the fruit of their frugality. Today's eBay challenge is to find an equally frugal car under $5000 that sips fuel like it's getting paid to do it. Read more...
What’s Hot: Genuine performance capability, sheer grip, stonkin' straight six. What’s Not: Firm ride, road noise can be a little instrusive. X-FACTOR: Stunning performance for those willing to think outside the (German) box. VehicleShow More Summary
Being the owner of a Merkur XR4Ti and the son of another XR owner, we were both very excited when we heard Ford was reviving the 2.3 Turbo engine in the Mustang. The Mustang hasn't been powered by a 2.3 Turbo since the SVO which ended production in 1986 and featured the same engine that was slotted into a Sierra body to create the Merkur XR4Ti. Show More Summary