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The 600 Horsepower Polestar 1 Throws Down

The 600 horsepower hybrid Polestar 1 coupe is an instantly desirable car on looks alone. Now we can see it throw down in its natural habitat: where it is cold as all hell.

The Subaru BRZ Proves A Modern Rear-Wheel Drive Car Is Great For Winter Driving The Subaru BRZ Proves A Modern Rear-Wheel Drive Car Is Great For Winter Driving

Cold weather is not my thing. Ice is not my thing. Visiting the north is definitely not my thing. As a Texan, I like for it to be at least above 80 degrees Fahrenheit, if not in the triple digits. Ice driving and studded tires aren’t exactly my specialty.

The Ferrari F40 Is Not Stopped By Your Pitiful Snow The Ferrari F40 Is Not Stopped By Your Pitiful Snow

Winter is finally abating, and soon all of our pristine, rust-prone old cars will be back on the road again. Except for all of us who do drive our cool old cars through the winter anyway, like this guy and his Ferrari F40.

Secrets Of The 'Scandinavian Flick' And Other Ice Driving Tricks

Winter in Canada makes you think pond hockey, hot chocolate or maybe... not going outside at all. But if you have a 2018 Porsche 911 C4S and a frozen skidpad to yourself, trust me, it’s worth braving the cold.

Driving A $265,000 McLaren In Snow Didn't Work Out Driving A $265,000 McLaren In Snow Didn't Work Out

Local news out of Hazleton, PA shared a few pictures this week of what appears to be a very sad and cold McLaren 650S caught in a snow storm and apparently waiting to be carried home in the protective clutches of a flatbed like a big, beautiful baby.

Watch A Scottish Bus Driver Drift Her Way Through A Near Miss Like A Double-Decker God

There’s miserable weather in Scotland right now, which is making driving conditions pretty terrible, which is what caused this absolutely insane near-miss between a double-decker bus and a stuck car. Incredibly, the only accidents reported are the ones that likely occurred in every pair of pants in all vehicles…

A Visual Reminder That Rally Drivers Are Completely Bonkers

Everyone in the Canadian rally scene is familiar with Crazy Leo and his, uh, enthusiastic driving style. To wit: he and his codriver Alex Kihurani went careening into a snowbank at around 85 miles per hour, blew out a window, filled the car with snow and continuing on through the rest of the stage.

Dumpling House In Japan Cooked Up 500 Hot Meals For Drivers Stuck In Massive Snowstorm Dumpling House In Japan Cooked Up 500 Hot Meals For Drivers Stuck In Massive Snowstorm

A snowstorm shut down not only Highway 8 running through Sakai City in Osaka, but also the nearby dumpling shop Gyoza No Osho. Not wanting to let the restaurant’s food go to waste, employees banded together to cook up some 500 meals for the drivers stuck in the miles-long traffic jam cutting through the neighborhood.

A Reminder That Today's WRC Rally Cars Are Completely Bonkers

Rules enacted last season have made the cars of the World Rally Championship delightfully extreme, wider, more powerful and more wonderful than they have been in years. Please watch as Jari-Matti Latvala absolutely hucks his Toyota Yaris sideways in a test session in Sweden as a demonstration of what I mean.

This Should Settle The 4WD Vs. 2WD Winter Braking Debate Once And For All

Team O’Neil Rally School shared a video recently about the differences between braking with two-wheel drive and four-wheel drive, but people complained the test methods were unfair. So, the school tested it again, and drove home their surprising point: A 4WD system can actually brake better than a 2WD one.

The New Acura NSX Is Also A High-Tech Snownut Machine

I may be a professional race car driver, but my writing gig for Jalopnik doesn’t suck either. (Just don’t tell Patrick that or he’ll take away the peanuts he’s currently paying me.) Case in point: a snowy, hoon-filled test of the new Acura NSX. Is it good to blast a $150,000 hybrid supercar around an empty winter…

I Got All New Life Goals When I Saw This Rally Porsche On A Frozen Lake I Got All New Life Goals When I Saw This Rally Porsche On A Frozen Lake

I probably don’t need to tell you guys this, but frozen lake/ice driving is super fun! You should definitely go do it if you get the chance. And doing it in a very expensive Porsche 964 rally car? I’ve got some new goals after seeing this.

Here's The Confusing Difference Between Braking In 2WD And 4WD Modes

Normally, we think of four-wheel drive as something that helps you move, not stop. When you’re trying to make the car stop, whether or not you’re in 2WD or 4WD shouldn’t really matter much, right? I mean, that’s what I’d guess, but I can’t say I know for certain. That’s why this video from Team O’Neil Rally School is…

GM Tried To Conquer Winter Driving With Space-Age Liquid Tire Chain GM Tried To Conquer Winter Driving With Space-Age Liquid Tire Chain

We are in the middle of a bitter cold winter, and as automotive enthusiasts we share a largely universal hatred of snow and ice, right? I’ve personally inflicted damage to bumpers, differentials, and control arms, thanks to icy roads. Perhaps I’d have been better off with a traction-enhancing spray on my car’s driven…

Amish Snow-Nuts Look Like A Blast

The northeast is experiencing another blast of cold this week, and I’m so tired of it. It’s hard to feel compelled to do much of anything when it’s this cold. But there’s this video that may help all of us see the frigid temperatures in a new light.

Why Snow Rallies In America Are So Much Gnarlier Than In The Rest Of The World

The most famous winter rallies in the world take place in the frozen norths of Sweden, Norway and Finland, but the gnarliest ones take place right here in America. Why? Because we run our snow rallies without studs.

Watching The 2009 Rally Norway Is Probably Going To Put Me In A Snowbank This Winter

Snow and ice lays before us. Veritably, it is the danger driving season. Nothing will set your brain sideways quite like this re-edit of the 2009 Rally Norway, where Citroëns and Fords and Subarus and Mitsubishis raced in white. Also, one guy had AC/DC on.

Bridge Ices Before Road

If you don’t see the sign, expect to do the time (paying off your increased insurance rates after sliding on a sheet of ice that was formerly an off-ramp and straight into a pileup of crashed cars).

A Guide To How You Should Buy Winter Tires A Guide To How You Should Buy Winter Tires

Winter is officially here and that means it’s time for winter tires. It might seem like a great expense—if the tires on my car weren’t made for all seasons, why do they call them all season tires?—but trust us, they’re worth it. Really. Not sure which kind is best? Here’s what you need to know before buying some.

Nameless Hero Braves The Blizzard In A Drop-Top Mercedes SL Nameless Hero Braves The Blizzard In A Drop-Top Mercedes SL

Someone in Rhode Island decided to venture out during the worst of this past week’s “bomb cyclone” that pummeled the North East. This would be quite an undertaking in any vehicle but one nameless resident decided that the perfect car for their winter trek would be a Mercedes SL with the top down.

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