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Extreme Rallycross:: WRC ace Chris Atkinson helps preview new Australian motorsport series

yesterdayVehicles / Cars : Car Advice

Extreme Rallycross, a brand-new Australian motorsport series, has been previewed this week with the help of our country’s most successful rally driver, Chris Atkinson. Expertly sliding a circa-230kW/300Nm custom-built all-wheel-drive machine around a specific course is a task few can handle with ease, and even fewer while smiling almost the entire time. One man who [...]

McLaren P1 GTR to be made road legal by outside firm

yesterdayVehicles / Cars : Car Advice

A British firm, with deep links to McLaren, is offering owners of the track-only McLaren P1 GTR a chance to enjoy their hyper-hypercar on public roads. According to Autocar, Lanzante will help owners of the track-only McLaren P1 GTR make their cars legal for use on public roads. Lazante, which is based in Hampshire, UK, [...]

Get the truck out of the right lane!

yesterdayVehicles / Cars : Car Advice

This may sound weird, but Victoria has got something right about road rules. I’m not talking about the helicopter-parent manner in which that state monitors the speeds travelled by road users, but the way it makes trucks stay out of the right lane on some of its highways. This novel approach to road safety should [...]

Tesla Energy batteries headed for homes and businesses

yesterdayVehicles / Cars : Car Advice

Tesla will move beyond the automotive industry with the launch of an eco-friendly energy storage system for homes, businesses and utilities dubbed Tesla Energy. The Californian car maker claims the battery-based Tesla Energy system aims to foster a clean energy ecosystem and help wean the world off fossil fuels. Tesla Energy will see Tesla batteries deployed in [...]

2015 Ford Focus ST Review

yesterdayVehicles / Cars : Car Advice

There’s a power and performance war at the sharp end of today’s hot hatchback segment, one that Ford seems to have sidestepped with the newly facelifted and updated Ford Focus ST. Is it faster than is its forebear, launched in 2012? You bet. But rather than juicing up the Focus ST’s outputs and acceleration prowess as [...]

Honda HR-V Review: 2015 VTi Petrol CVT Auto

What’s Hot: Sophisticated, comfortable, and spacious. What’s Not: Clunky infotainment, awkward rear door handles,. X-FACTOR: A step ahead of other compact SUVs, a real segment-defining car. Vehicle Style: Compact SUV Price: $24,990 (plus...Show More Summary

The Amazing Electric Egg

2 days agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

I’m currently in the basement of the Indianapolis Art Museum, making preparations for my project coming in August. Upstairs in the museum, there’s a fantastic exhibit of concept cars and one-offs called Dream Cars which we’ll cover in detail soon — but right now I want to talk about just one: the Electric Egg. Read more...

Fractured Vertebra Sidelines Kazuki Nakajima At 6 Hours Of Spa

2 days agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

The rain at Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps only got worse at the World Endurance Championship’s 6 Hours of Spa weekend. In the heavy rain of Free Practice 1, the #1 Toyota of Kazuki Nakajima rear-ended the #8 Audi of Oliver Jarvis near Les Combes corner, fracturing one of Nakajima’s vertebrae. Read more...

Kim Jong Un's N. Korea Prefers Mass Executions By Anti-Aircraft Cannons

2 days agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

North Korea has been executing its political prisoners and unwanted elite by firing squad for decades. But a shot to the heart apparently isn’t brutal enough for Kim Jong Un who’s reportedly using anti-aircraft cannons to kill dissidents according to at least one watchdog group. Read more...

Thinkware Dash Cam X500 records collisions, warns of speed cameras

2 days agoVehicles / Cars : Car Tech

Going above and beyond simple incident recording, the Thinkware Dash Cam X500 uses its camera to give drivers forward collision alerts and its GPS to warn of speed cameras.

Thinkware dashcam adds driver assist, speed camera alerts (pictures)

2 days agoVehicles / Cars : Car Tech

The Thinkware Dash Cam X500 mounts on your car's windshield, and continuously records your driving, detecting collisions and saving relevant footage.

What's The Prettiest Ugly Car Ever Made?

2 days agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

There are some cars that seem like they couldn’t be uglier but remain oddly entrancing. Read more...

Boeing's Dreamliner Has a Bug That Can Make It Lose All Power Mid-Air 

2 days agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

Here’s yet another snag for the embattled Boeing 787 Dreamliner : The Federal Aviation Administration today warned of an alarming software glitch, in which the power can cut out and cause the pilot to lose control in the middle of a flight. Read more...

Who Ordered The P1?

2 days agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

We’re spending the weekend in Pinehurst, North Carolina for the third annual Pinehurst Concours d’Elegance. This is how our day started. Read more...

Late Model Horror Crash Shows How Not To Respond to An Accident

2 days agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

Here’s the worst-case scenario that any racer could imagine. Driver Shane Mitchell’s car got airborne in a crash at the Wenatchee Valley Super Oval, landed on the wall and caught fire as it came to a stop. Mitchell suffered a back injury in the accident, so he was stuck there until a rescue worker pulled him out. Read more...

The New Fisker Has Launched But Its Phone Number Isn’t Working

2 days agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

The New Fisker has launched right on time, promising a support program for both original and new owners, a couple dozen “providers”, and an upgrade program. Also, a customer service line that doesn’t seem to work. Read more...

Toyota to end Prius plug-in production

2 days agoVehicles / Cars : Leftlane

The company promises to deliver a next-generation model, but current inventories will likely be depleted by late summer or early fall.

eBay Challenge: Rarest Cars For Less Than $20,000

2 days agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

Exclusivity is a trait built in to the cars that adorn our bedroom walls and line the garages of the super-rich. But that trait isn’t exclusive to those who wiper their butts with hundos. In today’s challenge, I want you to find me the rarest cars ever, for less than a $20,000 budget. This may be harder than you think. Read more...

Winged Victory: Rolla Vollstedt’s pioneering car and Jimmy Clark’s last drive in America

2 days agoVehicles / Cars :

Vollstedt chassis 67-B today, restored to its as-raced-by-Jimmy Clark trim. Photo courtesy of Brady A. Schwartz. On November 26th, 1967, Jimmy Clark—Indy 500 Champion and two-time F1 World Champion—climbed into the cockpit of the yellow-liveried #21 Vollstedt at the start of the 116-lap “Rex Mays 300” in Riverside, California. It was Sunday, and it would be […]

U.S. Auto Sales Jumped in April, Again Led by S.U.V.s and Pickups

2 days agoVehicles / Cars : Wheels

General Motors posted a 6 percent increase and Ford Motor a 5 percent rise as Americans continue to buy the larger vehicles instead of cars.

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