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Supercars Are Stupid

2 hours agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

There. I said it. Supercars, though incredibly engineered, beautiful, and amazing to drive, are fundamentally stupid. It's not really their fault; it's how they're used. The way most supercars are used is like using a Cray XK7 to check email. They probably have the worst ratio of capability to actual use of anything on the planet. Read more...

The 2015 Fiat 500X: Will Americans Buy This Fiat?

2 hours agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

I think it's fair to say that Fiat hasn't exactly taken America by storm. Sure, the 500 Abarth is a perennial Jalop favorite, and other versions the tiny car sell okay in big cities, but the larger, uglier 500L has been something of a sales dud. Can the 500X change Americans' minds? Read more...

Can You Jump A Beater Toyota? Yes. Should You?

2 hours agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

These guys may be reconsidering their assessment of that first question. Read more...

Lamborghini Huracan Begins ForzaFuel Challenge

2 hours agoVehicles / Cars : TopSpeed

Imagine if you could combine some Top Gear-style challenges with an epic supercar road trip like the Gumball 3000, and then you sprinkled it all with a little bit of Forza magic and a dash of Tanner Foust. This event is the Forza Fuel Challenge, and it is here to celebrate the coming launch of the new Forza Horizon 2 video game on September 30th. Show More Summary

Join Us Tomorrow for the TopSpeed Podcast Episode 029 LIVE

2 hours agoVehicles / Cars : TopSpeed

Hey, everybody. I am back with your weekly reminder that the TopSpeed Podcast is coming at you live tomorrow at 12:00 p.m. EDT. We would love it if you came by to hang out and chat with us. This week we have a lot of big news to cover and a bunch of fun questions to answer. Show More Summary

China COSCO Announces 14,500 TEU Newbuilding Contracts

China COSCO Holdings says it has entered into newbuilding contracts with CSSC's Changxing Shipbuilding for the construction of five 14,500 TEU containerships as COSCO continues to upgrade its fleet. The post China COSCO Announces 14,500 TEU Newbuilding Contracts appeared first on gCaptain Maritime & Offshore News.

2014 Audi R8 Review

2 hours agoVehicles / Cars : Kicking Tires

"The V-10 version of Audi's mid-engine R8 is a user-friendly, daily-drivable supercar that comes alive when called upon with a screaming motor, wild styling and amazing reflexes," Cars.com reviewer Aaron D. Bragman said of the 2014 version. Check out Bragman's...

Mercedes-Benz S550 Plug-in Hybrid

2 hours agoVehicles / Cars : TopSpeed

Mercedes-Benz is expanding its S-Class lineup for 2015 with a plug-in hybrid version, joining the S400 Hybrid and the S300 BlueTEC Hybrid. The S550 Plug-in Hybrid features an extreme level of technical innovations all working together to produce the most efficient driving experience while still offering all the posh buyers expect from Mercedes. Show More Summary

Kia Soul getting turbo power, possible AWD

It's been a long time coming, but it appears we might finally see a turbocharged Kia Soul next year. Kia officials reportedly confirmed the hotter Soul to Motor Trend recently, and also stated that the company is (still) investigating...Show More Summary

BJ Baldwin Runs Rampant Over Ensenada In Recoil 2: Video

Last year, BJ Baldwin drove his trophy truck in an entirely awesome manner for a short video called Recoil. That clip was entertaining. Now, Ballistic is back with a new video called Recoil 2... and it's amazing. Baldwin has teamed up with his pal Dan Bilzerian, noted rich guy living a great life, to set the stage for Recoil 2. It starts with a...

The Ultimate Ice Scraper, Oil Drain Pan, Gadget Chargers [Deals]

2 hours agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

Winter is coming, and this tool can scrape ice off your windshield AND push snow off your hood and roof. You might not need it today, but you'll be happy you got it in a few months. [Snow Joe Telescoping Snow Broom with Ice Scraper, $13] Read more...

The 2015 Ford Mustang GT kicks ass

2 hours agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

I'll cut right to the chase. The 2015 Ford Mustang GT is excellent. We had this white car, a GT Premium with the Performance Pack, in our PCOTY posse last week in Ohio and Detroit. Everyone loves it. Well, except Robin. Read more...

Lamborghini Teases New Car For Paris, Four-Door Model Possible

The Lamborghini Estoque concept thrilled fans of the brand when it made its debut back in 2008, but since then, despite intermittent rumors of a production intent for the car, it has fallen by the wayside. Now, it looks like the idea of a Lamborghini four-door is back on the rise. This time, the four-door frenzy is being fueled not by a concept...

U.S. Navy Command Triad Fired

In a rare move, US Fleet Forces Command announced the firing of the entire command leadership of the guided missile destroyer USS James E. Williams (DDG-96).  The ship is currently [...] The post U.S. Navy Command Triad Fired appeared first on gCaptain Maritime & Offshore News.

Complete set of Batmobile images snapped on streets of Detroit

Detroiters have been spotting the newest Batmobile from the upcoming film, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, for a few weeks now. The leaks were steady enough that director Zack Snyder even tweeted out a glossy (yet cropped) imageShow More Summary

Toyota FT-1 Vision GT: The Racing Supra You All Know You Want

3 hours agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

The Toyota FT-1 wasn't a real car, in the sense that it was it just a concept and a design study. And this version of the FT-1 is even less real because it's for Gran Turismo 6. I don't care. I want to believe. Read more...

Passengers Love Just About Everything About Virgin America

3 hours agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

On Monday night at the Airline Passenger Experience (APEX) Expo in Anaheim, California, the APEX Association gave Passenger Choice Awards to airlines who were voted for by passengers. Virgin America cleaned up. Read more...

Used Vehicle Prices Dropped Four Months In A Row

3 hours agoVehicles / Cars : Jalopnik

Automakers and dealerships had record sales this summer on new vehicles. But the availability of cheap credit, generous factory incentives, and heavy discounts meant that many buyers found new cars a better value than used. With used car inventories piling up, prices are dropping. Read more...

TTAC Salutes The Lincoln Motor Company

Last year, TTAC reviewed the Lincoln MKZ, and found it wanting. Poor build quality, sub-par fuel economy and questionable value for money led me to write a review that, while accurate in its portrayal of the cars faults, went above and beyond the call of duty as far as verbal vitriol was concerned. Show More Summary

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