I was tempted to call this post Only ’90 Kids Will Understand, because I’m pretty sure every single one of my friends, regardless of whether or not they cared about cars, had a toy blue Bugatti EB110 20 years ago. Even today the car still looks wild, and the more you learn about it the more amazing it seems.
Transmission work can seem particularly daunting to D.I.Y. mechanics, partially because it involves a lot of heavy and hard-to-reach pieces. But like most automotive repairs, a methodical approach and a clear tutorial can get pretty much anybody through it.
Two cars crossed the finish line of the 2019 Africa Eco Race’s Stage 7 last week like a tumbleweed of metal and rubber. Unbelievably, everybody walked away from what commentators called an “almighty crash” uninjured.
The most shocking thing to come out of this week’s story about 97-year-old Prince Philip crashing and apparently immediately replacing his Land Rover is the fact that the Duke of Edinburgh, husband of Queen Elizabeth II, drives one of the lamest English cars of all time.
The Lotus Esprit is a quintessentially 1990s small-batch supercar. Its intensely pointy body is punctuated by square taillights. The cockpit is about as artfully executed as a Power Wheels car. But 25 years later, the limited-run Sport 300 is still special.
The 2019 Dakar Rally is over with Toyota beating Red Bull (finally), the big Russian trucks beating everybody (as usual), Toby Price doing Australia proud and some surprises from the small contingent of Americans in the race.
With a radical Toyota 2JZ engine swap and an understated look, this might be the first fourth-generation SN95 Ford Mustang that’s really turned me on since I was logging hours crashing a Cobra R into cops in Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit. What a categorically cool build.
If the red driver’s side/black passenger’s side interior look for the 2020 Toyota Supra Launch Edition is supposed to be a callback to the old car’s famously driver-focused wraparound console, I’m not impressed. But seriously, I thought we all agreed that asymmetrical automotive interiors were not going to fly?
Can you drive by feel? No. If you try, inspired by movie/meme, will people make puns at your expense? Yes.
Last October a horrific stretch limousine crash killed 20 people and rocked the state of New York. As a result, Gov. Andrew Cuomo wants to introduce a raft of transportation safety reforms including an outright ban on long limos.
The Hyundai Veloster N TCR is a turnkey racecar for the TCR class of the IMSA Michelin Pilot Challenge. It made its American debut at the 2019 Detroit Auto Show, and will go fender-to-fender against the likes of the Honda Civic Type R TCR, Volkswagen GTI TCR, and the Audi RS3 LMS TCR at 10 races this year.
It makes sense that we got a bumper crop of electrified crossovers at the 2019 Detroit Auto Show. But is there some rule saying they all have to look like they’re crouching and squinting?
I know–call me out for gratuitous 2020 Toyota Supra blogging here. But when I noticed that the new Supra’s emblem looks like the one from the famous MKIV of the ’90s, I just had to examine how similar the two are.
The 2018 Ram 2500 will be the last big truck you can buy with a manual transmission. Ram’s three-pedal option is going away for 2019, and every other brand abandoned stick shift for its full-sized trucks a long time ago. It’s not surprising, but it’s still sad.
The 2019 Hyundai Veloster N gave the sport compact scene something new to be stoked about at last year’s Detroit Auto Show. This year, Hyundai is following up with a mildly sporty N Line treatment for more of its models starting with the Elantra GT. here’s a breakdown of what this trim will look like.
Whoever planned Daihatsu’s 2019 Tokyo Auto Salon booth proved they have great taste and a sense of humor. Behold: An entire fleet of delightful Daihatsus dressed up for different jobs. Plus a squirt-sized sports car.
The 2019 Toyota Mark X GRMN is a classy-looking sedan with a powerful V6, rear-wheel drive and six-speed manual transmission. Hot damn. It’s like one of your favorite BMWs from the 1990s with today’s Toyota reliability. In other words, straight out of Jalopnik’s dream journal.
The Mugen Honda N-Van lives at the confluence of cool, cute, fun, practical and versatile. And I want to live there too.
Honda tuner Mugen has trotted out a batch of cars wearing body kits for the 2019 Tokyo motor show. Most of them are fairly reserved; the RC20GT kit for the Honda Civic Type R is not.
On Jan. 1, 2019, a new rule went into effect changing the way California cops can bust you for exhaust noise violations and the car community seems to be freaking out about it. The legislation in question is California Assembly Bill 1824, here’s a rundown of what it really means.