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Show Us Your Most 'Dad' Car Show Us Your Most 'Dad' Car

It’s Father’s Day, and it’s time to think about ultimate dad cars. You want something practical, but you want it to be fast and maybe a little bit flash. Maybe your own father had a really cool car that you’ll always associate with dad life, or maybe you’re a father yourself and you have a cool dad-mobile. Either way,…

Toyota’s progress toward its second Le Mans victory Sunday can, in some ways, be traced back to the 2007 Supra HV-R. With a 3UZ-FE V8 engine and a 200HP rear-axle electric motor, plus two front in-wheel 13HP motors, this was the first hybrid car in history to win a race. Toyota and Team SARD won the Tokachi 24-hour…

Your Ridiculously Awesome Porsche 918 Spyder Wallpapers Are Here Your Ridiculously Awesome Porsche 918 Spyder Wallpapers Are Here

Danger: High Voltage! Porsche’s hybrid hypercar 918 Spyder was a shot of adrenaline that Porsche needed to convince consumers that hybrids aren’t boring. In that transition period between traditional sports cars and tech-forward monsters that are on the way came this wild machine. Of the big-three, which includes…

BMW 8 Series Gran Coupe Leaked Inside and Out BMW 8 Series Gran Coupe Leaked Inside and Out

We’ve known the BMW 8 Series Gran Coupe has been coming for a few months now, as BMW has been playing the OEM teaser game. The car is built and exists, but hasn’t yet been shown in full. Late last week an image of the 8GC made its way onto the internet. Car and Driver confirmed with BMW that the image is real and…

This Weird Panhard Is The King of Le Mans Efficiency This Weird Panhard Is The King of Le Mans Efficiency

Aerodynamic science was still something of a black art in the mid 1960s, which is why it was still a major focus of a particular highly regarded trophy at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. The Index of Efficiency was the second most important trophy at Le Mans, following the overall win, of course. And because it was so…

Toyota Takes Repeat 24 Hours of Le Mans Victory With a Dash of Drama Toyota Takes Repeat 24 Hours of Le Mans Victory With a Dash of Drama

From the outset of the world’s most important endurance race a day ago, it was pretty much a foregone conclusion that Toyota would take the win again. As the lone manufacturer-entered Hybrid-powered prototype in the field, Toyota has significantly more power to play with than any other car. The only question that…

The 2019 24 Hours of Le Mans in Pictures, The Start The 2019 24 Hours of Le Mans in Pictures, The Start

The 24 Hours of Le Mans is well underway, and pro photographer Jay Liu is there to capture all of the action. Jay has given us access to his full portfolio of images throughout the Le Mans weekend, freezing everything from the big speed of the hybrid Toyotas to the incredible liveries of the GTE Am class into larger…

Toyota Found This Old Celica Convertible to Haul the Le Mans Trophy and It Rules (Updated) Toyota Found This Old Celica Convertible to Haul the Le Mans Trophy and It Rules (Updated)

Every year the prior-year’s winning team brings a convertible to Le Mans to haul the big trophy around the track. Toyota, having won last June, has kept the trophy in good condition during their tenure as guardian, and brought a totally rad car to France to serve as the trophy’s truck. It’s a gorgeous 1987 Celica,…

WRC Rules Officially Switch to Hybrid Power for 2022 Season WRC Rules Officially Switch to Hybrid Power for 2022 Season

The World Rally Championship’s highest class will move to incorporate hybrid electric drive in two seasons time. The rule change will initially feature what the rulemakers are calling a “supplementary hybrid system” with spec components and software as a transitional stage from 2022 to 2025. Following that,…

The First Big Crash of Le Mans Claims a Corvette The First Big Crash of Le Mans Claims a Corvette

It is not usually a good idea to attempt a pass on traffic in the middle of the Porsche Curves at Le Mans. And one would imagine that Corvette factory ace Marcel Fassler, marking his 14th race at Le Mans (where he has won overall thrice with Audi), would know better. In any case, whether as a result of brain fade or…

This Is the Drag Race For Absolute Audi R8 Superiority This Is the Drag Race For Absolute Audi R8 Superiority

It may not exactly be a surprise that the newest Audi R8 V10 Performance is the quickest of the bunch, but you may be taken aback by just how much progress has been made. Since the Audi R8 made its debut in 2006, it’s become a much more focused machine. It’s tossed aside the sedan-sourced V8 for a big V10, and…

Weekend Motorsports Roundup: June 15-16, 2019 Weekend Motorsports Roundup: June 15-16, 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?

With all this talk of Hypercars at Le Mans today, I’m thinking back to the last time a road-homologated car won the race overall. This is Porsche’s GT1-98, which won the French endurance classic in 1998 with Laurent Aïello, Allan McNish, and Stéphane Ortelli driving. The funny thing, though, is that it is not very…

BMW Released Some Totally Rad Abstract Art and Said It's a Car BMW Released Some Totally Rad Abstract Art and Said It's a Car

BMW released the above image and three others as a way of teasing the buying public about a possible i8 replacement coming in the next couple of years. They’re calling the thing BMW Vision M NEXT as a performance foil to the BMW Vision iNEXT, and conscripted Adrian van Hooydonk to design it. He gave famed German…

Next Season The FIA WEC Entry List Is Getting Smaller But Maybe Not Worse Next Season The FIA WEC Entry List Is Getting Smaller But Maybe Not Worse

Next season is something of an interim year for the FIA WEC. The new 2020-2021 season regulations have been announced, and there have been a couple of takers thus far, but that’s not for another year. Toyota, in the 2019-2020 season, will again be the only factory supported LMP1 Hybrid. Some manufacturers have decided…

Toyota Is Definitely Going To Stick With This Endurance Racing Thing Toyota Is Definitely Going To Stick With This Endurance Racing Thing

Being that Toyota is the first Japanese manufacturer to secure an overall Le Mans 24 victory since Mazda’s famed 787B win in 1991, I had high hopes that the company would stick around to fight into the next generation of regulations. While Porsche and Audi left Toyota to run around at the front with no real…

I couldn’t possibly be bothered with something as mundane as a Rolls-Royce Corniche. I, a man-about-town in the mid-to-late-1970s, chose the much more rare and expensive Camargue as my mount of choice. It was, after all, the first car to ever feature automatic dual-zone climate control. And creased Pininfarina styling…

A Wave of New Crossovers Is Coming And We Will Never Escape It A Wave of New Crossovers Is Coming And We Will Never Escape It

We’ve been given a glimpse of the future of the automobile, and it looks bleak my friends. With pretty much every manufacturer clamoring over themselves to abandon sedans for hatchbacks on stilts they call crossovers, there are a ton of them on the market. But according to an annual “Car Wars” study released…

If desiring to drive a street-legal version of the Lexus RC F GT3 is wrong, then I don’t want to be right. How great would it be to have a street version of the racing version of the sporty version of a luxury car? Very great is my answer. 

The Soviet MD-160 “Caspian Sea Monster” ground effect vehicle aquatic plane/boat (called an “ekranoplan” in local parlance) is a little like the combination Pizza Hut and Taco Bell that some small midwest towns have. It’s not particularly good at flying, as it flies just a few feet off the water, and it’s not a…

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