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Last year’s Formula E car looks great with about a trillion ice studs in its tires, but the Group B Quattro it’s chasing still looks better suited to this kind of activity. I’d die for the opportunity to boot either of these around the ice circuit at Zell am See for the GP Ice Race.

Ducati is Close to a Production Electric Bike Ducati is Close to a Production Electric Bike

Electric motorcycles make a lot of sense. For most riders, going more than 100 miles on a ride is an extreme case. Range is much less of a concern on motorcycles for that reason. Ducati has been dabbling with the idea of an electric motorcycle for a few years, but according to Ducati boss Claudio Domenicali, an…

Volkswagen Shows it's Serious About the Hot Hatch Wars With Race-Inspired GTI TCR Volkswagen Shows it's Serious About the Hot Hatch Wars With Race-Inspired GTI TCR

Volkswagen has been slogging through the trenches of the Great Hot Hatch war for 43 years. The Golf/Rabbit GTI has been on the front lines since the beginning, and has fended off competition from France and Japan quite well. In the newest extra-performance version of the GTI—Which Volkswagen unveiled in…

Hell Yeah Volkswagen is Taking Its Electric I.D. R to Break Records at the Nurburgring Hell Yeah Volkswagen is Taking Its Electric I.D. R to Break Records at the Nurburgring

2018 was a good year for Volkswagen’s electric racing I.D. R, as it completely obliterated the standing record at the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb. That car managed to smash 12 miles of mountain roads and 156 corners in less than 8 minutes with consummate pro Romain Dumas at the wheel. Volkswagen is so…

Here Are All of the Throwback Liveries You'll See at the 24 Hours of Daytona  Here Are All of the Throwback Liveries You'll See at the 24 Hours of Daytona 

This year marks the 50th anniversary of the International Motor Sports Association. Founded in 1969 by an ex-SCCA director John Bishop with funding from NASCAR impresario Bill France, Sr. IMSA’s first sanctioned race was for Formula Vee and Formula Ford open wheelers at Pocono Raceway. From that inauspicious…

Robert Wickens' Team Has a Car For Him When He's Ready Robert Wickens' Team Has a Car For Him When He's Ready

There aren’t many stories quite so feel-good as the story of Robert Wickens’ road to recovery. Despite spinal injuries sustained during a high speed crash at Pocono Raceway last August that rendered him paralyzed, the Canadian has remained optimistic and working hard through his physical therapy regimen.

Weekend Motorsport Roundup; January 19-20th, 2019 Weekend Motorsport Roundup; January 19-20th, 2019

Welcome to the Jalopnik Weekend Motorsports Roundup, where we let you know what’s going on in the world of racing, where you can see it, and where you can talk about it all in one convenient place. Where else would you want to spend your weekend?

During the Jalopnik karting night last weekend, in which you were faster than the writers, Jason Torchinsky asked some trivia questions. One of those questions was “Name a vehicle with two rear window wipers.” He received the more Jalop answer, which is of course the XV10 Toyota Camry Wagon. But I wanted to use this…

Four German Audi Managers Charged In U.S. For Diesel Cheating Four German Audi Managers Charged In U.S. For Diesel Cheating

Audi officials Richard Bauder, Axel Eisner, Stefan Knirsch, and Carsten Nagel have been indicted and charged with conspiracy to defraud the United States, conspiracy to commit wire fraud, and violation of the Clean Air Act. The indictments by grand jury in Detroit, related to the quartet’s alleged role in Audi AG’s…

I Guess Nissan is Doing the Tracks Instead of Wheels Thing Again I Guess Nissan is Doing the Tracks Instead of Wheels Thing Again

Somebody needs to have a calm yet firm sit-down discussion with Nissan. Putting tracks on existing cars doesn’t make them inherently exciting or new or different. Nissan has been doing this for years, and it’s become boring and formulaic. Anyway, here’s an Altima with tracks on all four corners and all-wheel drive.…

Comment of the Day: German Engineering Edition Comment of the Day: German Engineering Edition

Sometimes the best questions to ask are the most obvious ones. When Chris Harris asked why the new Porsche 911's door handles needed to be so complicated, he was asking what we were all thinking. What we’ve been thinking for decades.

Comment of the Day: Fake Cars Edition Comment of the Day: Fake Cars Edition

The MkV Supra isn’t all Supra, under its strange skin with many fake vents lies a BMW. I am no Supra hater, as it’s an interesting thing with a Toyota badge, which usually grabs my attention. Some people, however, will forever lament that the prior four generations of Supra are significantly more Toyota than the…

It's Time for the Hot Van to be a Thing It's Time for the Hot Van to be a Thing

If a hot hatch is a good thing, and you can’t have too much of a good thing, then a hot city van should be an even better thing, yes? A few misfit Germans with a sense of humor over at Ford added an extra dash of dynamism to a couple of Ford’s Transit Connect models. The prior generation Transit Connect got a dose of…

Comment of the Day: Supra Overload Edition Comment of the Day: Supra Overload Edition

Toyota has been teasing the new BMW-based fifth-generation Supra for at least a hundred million years, and it’s starting to wear on some people, not least of which myself. It’s a fun and interesting car that might prove to punch a little bit above its weight class, taking on such cars as Porsche’s Cayman. It’s an…

2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500: This Might Be It For Real 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500: This Might Be It For Real

The Ford Shelby GT350 has been the top of the Mustang heap for a few years now, but we’ve known for some time that a GT500 is coming to top it. Now, as part of an already leaky 2019 Detroit Auto Show, we have images that appear to be of a factory marketing brochure for the new top dog supercharged cross-plane crank V8…

Here's Your Chance To Own A Honda City Turbo II and Motocompo Here's Your Chance To Own A Honda City Turbo II and Motocompo

In the early 1980s, Honda made scrappy little cars and bikes like the City Turbo II, and fitted them with strangely useful options like a Motocompo scooter-in-the-trunk for daily commutes in densely populated areas of Japan. It was a creative way to get around city congestion by parking your City a few miles away and…

Top Gear Looks as Ridiculous and Whimsical as Ever in the Season 26 Trailer

I might catch hell for this, but I like the current LeBlanc/Harris/Reid Top Gear better than the guys sometimes referred to as “The Holy Trinity”, messrs. Hammond, Clarkson, and May. The new crew has finally found their collective groove, work well together, and add a bit of levity to a series that was before so…

If You Needed Any More Confirmation, Here’s the New Toyota Supra on the Cover of Car and Driver If You Needed Any More Confirmation, Here’s the New Toyota Supra on the Cover of Car and Driver

We’ve received this image of an advance copy of the upcoming Car and Driver issue, and guess what? It has the best view yet of Toyota’s new Supra ahead of the planned launch tomorrow.

Your Ridiculously Awesome Acura NSX Wallpaper Is Here Your Ridiculously Awesome Acura NSX Wallpaper Is Here

The Acura NSX is an excellent sounding hybrid supercar, and it really should be driven in a tunnel at all times. The white of the Acura really looks great in juxtaposition to the myriad colors of the lights lining the tunnel walls behind, making this an excellent shot. It’s a good looking car in an interesting…

This is How BMW's Water Injection Makes More Power This is How BMW's Water Injection Makes More Power

I am not a science man. I didn’t do well in chemistry or math in school. That’s why I write words instead of equations. Jason Fenske of Engineering Explained, however, is whip smart about the science magic of automobiles, and he does a pretty great job of explaining that science to mere mortals like myself.

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