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No Driver Can Make It Through This Seattle Highway Exit Unscathed

Jalopnik - Tue, 05/07/2024 - 9:30am

The day that YouTube user Michael B bought a Nest camera and trained it on a Seattle highway exit notorious for its spectacular crashes was a good day indeed. The Union Street exit on the city’s I5 highway features a tight curve and a dramatic speed limit drop to a mere 20 mph, and plenty of drivers who either don’t…

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These Are The Lamest Cars Our Readers Loved As Kids

Jalopnik - Tue, 05/07/2024 - 9:15am

Being able to appreciate cars from every corner of automotivedom makes for a true enthusiast. This starts out early in life when many of us don’t know any better — and that means we might have grown up falling head over heels for some ridiculous cars. Last week, we asked readers what lame cars they liked when they…

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The 2024 BMW F900GS Has No Worlds Left To Conquer

Jalopnik - Tue, 05/07/2024 - 9:00am

BMW’s GS line of adventure motorcycles has done everything. These bikes have circled the globe, racked up hundreds of thousands of miles, and visited some of the most remote places on the planet. But when a bike is too omnicapable — too good at everything, too often the objectively correct choice — it becomes boring.…

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Audi A6 E-Tron to debut this summer

Motor Authority - Tue, 05/07/2024 - 8:45am
Audi will launch its long-awaited A6 E-Tron this summer, the automaker announced last week while presenting its financial results for the previous quarter. The A6 E-Tron is the second model from Audi to ride on Volkswagen Group's PPE (Premium Platform Electric) dedicated EV platform which debuted earlier this year in the Audi Q6 E-Tron and Porsche...

The Incredible Tale Of 1907's 8,000-Mile Race From Beijing To Paris

Jalopnik - Tue, 05/07/2024 - 8:45am

In 1907, the automotive world was a drastically different place. If you were going to travel somewhere, you wouldn’t have even considered going by automobile unless you were rich. Vast swaths of the world’s population had never moved faster than the speed of a horse, and the Ford Model T was yet to change the world.…

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Bear Drags Crash Victim From Wreckage After Car Crashes Into Woods

Jalopnik - Tue, 05/07/2024 - 8:30am

A man in Massachusetts died after he lost control of his car and crashed into a stand of trees in western Massachusetts over the weekend. To add insult to his fatal injuries, a bear came along and attempted to drag his body away, police report.

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2025 Porsche 911 spied with almost zero camouflage

Motor Authority - Tue, 05/07/2024 - 8:00am
Porsche engineers are out testing prototypes for an updated 911 range, and the latest test vehicle has shed almost all of the camouflage gear seen earlier. Previously we brought you spy shots of prototypes for the updated 911 Turbo, 911 Turbo S, and 911 Carrera Cabriolet. Our latest shots show the updated 911 Carrera coupe, both as standard and...

At $5,000, Is This 1981 Mercury Marquis A Liberating Deal?

Jalopnik - Tue, 05/07/2024 - 8:00am

Today’s Nice Price or No Dice Mercury Grand Marquis Brougham should not be confused with Donatien Alphonse François, better known as the Marquis de Sade and a world-renowned weirdo. Now that we have that clear, let’s see what the car might be worth.

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NASA Director Says He Trusts SpaceX Because Elon Musk Isn't The One Running It

Jalopnik - Tue, 05/07/2024 - 8:00am

NASA plays nicely with privately owned SpaceX, but is that something to be concerned about? In an interview with NPR, NASA director Bill Nelson assuages any fears of an unsupervised Elon Musk running a space agency by reminding us that SpaceX is actually run by its president Gwynne Shotwell. Nelson trusts Shotwell to…

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What Horrible Thing Have You Done To Ruin Your Car?

Jalopnik - Tue, 05/07/2024 - 8:00am

I don’t own a truck, nor do I own a set of nuts (truck or otherwise) but a passing glance at a Tesla Cybertruck with “Cybernuts” made me stop and wonder what other horrors lurk on the internet. Perhaps, even, within the hearts of the very citizens of this mom-and-pop automotive outlet.

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Bentley Batur Convertible Is Another Coachbuilt Stunner

Jalopnik - Tue, 05/07/2024 - 7:30am

When Bentley revealed the coachbuilt Batur coupe in 2022, it said the limited-run model was “the start of a design revolution” for the brand, signaling the near-end of its internal-combustion era. It used the most powerful version yet of the company’s long-running W12, which was a pivotal part of Bentley’s success…

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Kia EV3 urban crossover debuts on May 23

Motor Authority - Tue, 05/07/2024 - 7:00am
Kia on Tuesday announced the planned reveal of a new electric vehicle on May 23. It's the production version of the EV3 concept shown last fall, whose name it will carry into production, and it will be the Korean automaker's smallest EV yet. Teaser photos released together with Tuesday's announcement, as well as our own spy shots of prototypes...

First of Nio's two new EV brands will be called Onvo

Motor Authority - Tue, 05/07/2024 - 6:00am
Nio doesn't have widespread recognition like Tesla or even fellow Chinese EV manufacturer BYD, but it's already ready to introduce two new brands to help boost sales by offering EVs at a lower selling price than its own premium offerings. One of the brands, confirmed as Onvo, will be aimed at families. The other, which still goes under its Firefly...

Converting Your 1968-’72 Chevy Truck to EFI: Tanks Inc. Has Options

Corvettes Online News Feed - Tue, 05/07/2024 - 4:50am
Owners of 1968-’72 Chevy trucks have options when ordering a new fuel tank. Now they can choose how they wish to fill their new tank.

1988 Maserati Karif Sales Brochure Sure Got Weird And Creepy Fast

Jalopnik - Mon, 05/06/2024 - 5:00pm

The 1988 Maserati Karif isn’t exactly the most beautiful car to ever be sold, and its performance more than 35 years later is nothing to write home about. Still, with only 221 ever produced, it is quite rare. Just ignore the whole thing where Maserati supposedly planned to build 250 of them and couldn’t find enough…

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Don't Be Fooled, This Lifted Pontiac Aztek Isn't Worth $13,000

Jalopnik - Mon, 05/06/2024 - 4:22pm

I’ve mentioned what it’s like coming to automotive realizations before. One of the biggest realizations is coming to terms with the fact that the Pontiac Aztek isn’t as bad as it was made out to be when they were new. In fact, if it were put on the market today the Aztek would probably be pretty successful thanks to…

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[VIDEO] C8 Corvette Z06 Squares Off with Maserati MC20 in Frustrating Intercontinental Mid-Engine Battle

Corvette Blogger - Mon, 05/06/2024 - 3:58pm

AutoTrader UK brings a Maserati MC20 to battle the C8 Corvette Z06 at Willow Springs and the host seems to really want you to like the Italian supercar, which as far as I can tell failed to do 185 mph.

Continue reading [VIDEO] C8 Corvette Z06 Squares Off with Maserati MC20 in Frustrating Intercontinental Mid-Engine Battle at Corvette: Sales, News & Lifestyle.

Supercharging Your Old Toyota 4Runner Is The Cheapest Way To Get New-Car Power

Jalopnik - Mon, 05/06/2024 - 3:24pm

The new sixth-generation Toyota 4Runner was recently unveiled, marking the end of the fifth-gen’s 14-year production run. The new model comes with optional hybrid power, but since all new cars are too damn expensive, what can you do to your fifth-gen 4Runner to keep up with the rich kids in their new trucks? In a new…

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This Coachbuilt G-Wagen Convertible Looks Like A Million Bucks, Sold For Just $72,800

Jalopnik - Mon, 05/06/2024 - 3:05pm

Coinciding with this weekend’s Formula 1 Miami Grand Prix and taking advantage of the fact that a bunch of rich car folks would be in town, Bonhams held a high-end car auction. The results were, uh, not great, but one lot in particular was truly unique, and managed to find a new home. The only 1996 Heuliez Intruder…

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Sail GP Team Ejected From Boat When Crew Member Pushes Wrong Button

Jalopnik - Mon, 05/06/2024 - 2:48pm

It’s understandable to assume that yacht racing is solely the purview of ascot-wearing socialites. However, hydrofoiling catamarans used in the highest level of international competition aren’t toys. SailGP yachts are capable of reaching 60 miles per hour. Higher speeds also mean bigger incidents, and Team USA found…

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