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Macan: Meet the very different future of Porsche? (CNET On Cars, Episode 52?)

21 hours agoVehicles / Cars : Car Tech

Porsche Macan marks the beginning of several chapters for the carmaker, plus a new list of the safest cheap first cars for teens and the new options that are putting the squeeze on car radio.

Mercedes-Benz GLA45 AMG Review

21 hours agoVehicles / Cars : Car Advice

The Mercedes-Benz GLA45 AMG is the third member of the German company’s uber popular family of hot fours. Ostensibly a crossover SUV, albeit a very car-like one, the hardcore GLA spin-off joins the A45 AMG and CLA45 AMG. It offers a higher ride height and more practicality than either, and at $79,430, is priced smack-bang [...]

BMW M4 DTM Champion Edition sports eye-catching highlights

21 hours agoVehicles / Cars : Car Advice

The limited run BMW M4 DTM Champion Edition has been created to celebrate the fact that an M4 lookalike has run away with this year’s DTM championship. Unless you’ve been following the DTM championship closely, last weekend’s season ending race at the Hockenheimring was all about the Audi RS7 Piloted Driving Concept. That unique RS7 [...]

Yes, You Can Drift A Semi Truck

21 hours agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

I mean, maybe not you personally. I don't know you. But you, this French-Canadian truck driver, certainly can drift a trailerless big rig. Read more...

Lotus Exige S automatic here in 2015

21 hours agoVehicles / Cars : Car Advice

The beginning of the end? An automatic version of the hardcore Lotus Exige S road racer will be offered for the first time ever, the Malaysian-owned British car maker has announced. Said to be completing its final stages of testing, the new six-speed automatic Lotus Exige S is set to go on sale globally from [...]

Honda CEO and executives take pay cuts over recent recalls

21 hours agoVehicles / Cars : Car Advice

The president of Honda Motor Co. and 12 other top executives will take unprecedented pay cuts after the company announced the fifth recall for its new Jazz Hybrid in just 12 months. Reuters reports the latest recall affects 425,000 Honda Jazz Hybrids (badged Fit Hybrid in other markets) and other models in Japan, and relates [...]

2015 Audi S6 Review

21 hours agoVehicles / Cars : Car Advice

If the idea of an all-wheel drive large luxury sedan appeals to you, there’s basically no other choice than the updated 2015 Audi S6. But what does the S6 do that its German and British foes don’t? Firstly, Audi has positioned the S6 in a unique price and equipment point. While it doesn’t wear an [...]

McLaren P1 GTR interior unveiled, driver programme detailed

21 hours agoVehicles / Cars : Car Advice

The interior of the McLaren P1 GTR has been revealed, along with new details about the track-only vehicle and its ownership programme. Being a track-only device, the GTR’s interior is naturally a stripped out affair, with the only nod comfort being the air conditioning system. The dashboard, door trims and centre tunnel are fashioned out [...]

Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe makes Australian premiere

21 hours agoVehicles / Cars : Car Advice

The Mercedes-Benz S-Class Coupe made its Australian premiere this week at Melbourne’s Motorclassica, known as the Australian International Concours d’Elegance.  As such, the stunning grand tourer that replaces the CL makes its firstShow More Summary

Mazda performance car revival in the works

21 hours agoVehicles / Cars : Car Advice

It’s not often we get a chance to drive a sports car from the 1990s at the request of a manufacturer. But that was exactly the case when we found ourselves behind the wheel of a race-winning 13B twin-turbo rotary Mazda RX-7 at Eastern Creek raceway at the recent World Time Attack challenge. Although it was [...]

Video: Nissan GT-R goes on Rockies Alberta adventure with Epic Drives

Years after its original debut, the Nissan GT-R remains a much-feared, well-regarded entry in the sports car landscape. Sure, many of its original competitors are onto new generations these days, but Nissan has continually improved the GT-R, giving it meaningful tweaks almost every year since it came to the US market for 2009. Show More Summary

eBay Challenge: The Best Classics For Less Than $10,000

22 hours agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

We all know what $10k will get you on the new car market - a big fat nothing. So I propose a challenge, in which you use that money on a vehicle that was made in a simpler time - when cars ran on leaded fuel, seat belts were optional at the dealer and the only traction control available was your right foot. Read more...

U-Turn: What you missed on 10.24.14

2015 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack The goodness of the 2015 Dodge Challenger isn't just limited to that 707-horsepower Hellcat model. As associate editor Brandon Turkus explains, there's plenty to love about the Challenger R/T with its Scat Pack kit, complete with a 6.4-liter V8, eight-speed automatic transmission, and more poise than ever before. Show More Summary

Two Crowd-Funded Inventions That Could Up Your Tailgate Party Game

23 hours agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

Parking lot party enthusiast Matt MacLean has invented (and successfully Kickstarter-funded) an all-in-one compostable tailgate-party loadout. Burger bro Matt Hureau wants to put a lift kit on your cheeseburgers. Read more...

Study: Berkeley findings says motorcycle lane-splitting safer than ever [w/video, poll]

The latest study seems to indicate that riders are better off splitting lanes than ever before. In some parts of the US, the concept of a motorcycle buzzing between lanes of slower traffic is a foreign concept, but it's an accepted practice in others. Show More Summary

Meet The Car That's The VW Beetle's Oldest And Most Direct Ancestor

23 hours agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

I've written before about Paul Schilperood's remarkable book that makes the case that the VW Beetle was largely developed based on the ideas of the Jewish auto journalist Josef Ganz and not Ferdinand Porsche, as has been commonly thought. Today, I want to look in detail at a key component of this idea: The Standard Superior. Read more...

[DeltaWing has some very cool world time clocks at its offices.

23 hours agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

[DeltaWing has some very cool world time clocks at its offices. They're not only carbon ceramic brake discs, but they're set to racetracks around the world. I think it's time for me to upgrade.] Read more...

Read This: Artist Peter Max's Corvette collection headed to auction [w/video]

Sometimes, the stories that lead to cars turning up at auction are as interesting as the vehicles themselves. That's absolutely the case with the Peter Max (pictured above) collection of vintage Chevrolet Corvette models that are scheduled...Show More Summary

4WD Vs. AWD: How They Work And What Makes Them Different

23 hours agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

"All-Wheel Drive" and "Four-Wheel Drive" ostensibly sound like the same thing, right? A reader explains how that's not exactly the case, and how each system keeps you moving. Read more...

Out of Touch

I just got back from 10 days of sailing in the British Virgin Islands, attending the 33rd Annual Interline Regatta. It's my third year at the regatta, and was a blast as usual. It had an interesting beginning in that I and several teammates...Show More Summary

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