GM Wants You To Buy A Malibu, Can't Sell You One

We've all seen the ads for the new Chevy Malibu touting it as GM's long awaited savior, a "super accord" and the ultimate Camry fighter, et cetera. And with a 100% increase in in Malibu sales in December, the advertising campaign might be working. There's only one little problem: there aren't enough Malibus to satisfy… » 1/07/08 11:00am 1/07/08 11:00am

Old Canadian Busted For Racing Olds Under New Law

Ontario police caught a young-at-heart and lead-of-foot 85-year-old Canadian man going 100 mph (40 mph over the speed limit) in his Oldsmobile Intrigue, which makes him the oldest person to be charged under a new street racing law. The new law states that anyone going more than 31 mph over the speed limit can be… » 1/07/08 10:45am 1/07/08 10:45am

Zonda v. GT-R At Nurburgring, Who Will Win?

The ultimate measure of performance for many supercars is the lap time around the Nurburgring. We told you about Toyota letting loose the rumor about the LF-A setting the record lap over various other supercars. Here's a well synched shootout between the venerable Zonda F against a lap from the almost as venerable… » 1/07/08 10:15am 1/07/08 10:15am

Cadillac Debuting Provoq Alternative Energy Concept Tomorrow At CES

GM announced today that they would be debuting the Cadillac Provoq at the CES show in Las Vegas. According to the company the Provoq "continues Cadillac's remarkable heritage of landmark concept vehicles, this time in a vehicle free from petroleum fuel and emissions, the ultimate luxury." Translation: electric car.… » 1/07/08 9:54am 1/07/08 9:54am

The Rinspeed "X-Treme" Is A Swiss Extravaganza

The mad Swiss at Rinspeed, known for both Porsche tuning and underwater Lotus tuning have set their sights on the Porsche 957 Cayenne and the results are extreme X-treme. The Rinspeed X-treme is much wider and lower than the stock Cayenne thanks to the bulging arches and matching side skirts. The whole package is also… » 1/07/08 9:45am 1/07/08 9:45am

Car Salesman Who Stole From Mentally Ill Customer Going To Jail,…

As if it's hard enough to get a good deal when buying a new truck, imagine if you're mentally ill. Then imagine that you let on that you're not well and have tons of money in cash at home. What happens next is the sales team at Douchebag Brothers Autos first goes to your house and steals about $70,000, then takes… » 1/07/08 9:30am 1/07/08 9:30am

Rules Of The Road: Jalopnik's Guide To Speed Limit Enforcement

[Who knew the 10th amendment to the US Constitution would create the state-by-state patchwork quilt of driving laws we've got? Well, the founders did — despite their lack of cars. Fear not, interstate drivers, we here at Jalopnik have sorted through the red tape to bring you detailed guides to driving rules;… » 1/04/08 6:00pm 1/04/08 6:00pm

The Big Ass Airbag May Save Your Life, Cost You Your Dignity

We're not really sure what more there is to add to this photo of what claims to be a revolutionary airbag, but is quite... er... kallipygian. While we guess the design helps prevent you from snapping your neck or being guided into the pillar, there's no getting around the fact that it looks like you've just gone nose… » 1/04/08 4:30pm 1/04/08 4:30pm

The E85-Powered Aston Martin Vantage GT2: The Hottest Thing Since The…

Aston Martin Racing has decided to share an illustration of the Vantage GT2, the latest addition the company's growing racing stable. The V8-powered Vantage derivative is the first available Aston Martin race car that can run on either race fuel or E85 bioethanol. The addition of this green-lipped wonder means that… » 1/04/08 4:00pm 1/04/08 4:00pm

Jeremy Clarkson For British Prime Minister?

We're big fans of Top gear as most readers already know, but we're not sure if we'd put host Jeremy Clarkson in the driver's seat out of our country. A petition on the web site of the current PM Gordon Brown is calling for Brown to step down and make Clarkson the new chief. The petition is gaining steam, with more… » 1/04/08 3:00pm 1/04/08 3:00pm

How K.I.T.T. Became A Mustang

Confirming our suspicions about the Ford-NBC-Knight Rider Deal, AdAge is reporting how GM dropped the ball on picking up the Knight Rider tie-in and how Ford lunged at the opportunity. According to the article, Ford took note of the success of the Transformers film in pimping out the full line of GM vehicles and… » 1/04/08 2:00pm 1/04/08 2:00pm

When The Snow Falls, The Chrysler Snorunner Calls!

There was a brief time when Chrysler was producing a small, affordable, fuel efficient and good looking vehicle that hadn't been touched by Shelby. Though not a car, the Chrysler Snorunner was a little vehicle after our own heart. The single ski, narrow tracked snow cycle was produced by the Outboard Marine Division… » 1/04/08 1:30pm 1/04/08 1:30pm

No Parking Anytime: Ex-Congressman Fills Teen's Car With Bullet Holes

Teenagers be warned, if you attempt to park near ex-Congressman Craig Washington's law office your ass is grass. A pair of unlucky high school students learned this the hard way as they were (or so they claim) looking for a parking spot and ended up with a few bullet holes in their Camaro. For those not lucky enough… » 1/04/08 12:45pm 1/04/08 12:45pm

Australian Hoons Steal Drag Racing Car, Somehow Haven't Been Caught

If you own a car down under worth more than $10,000 we suggest you just incase it in concrete. According to police, thieves made off with this blue Supergas class mustang race car, a 40ft white trailer, an F250 ute and some tools and spare parts. Basically, an entire racing team. This comes after not one, but two rare… » 1/04/08 10:45am 1/04/08 10:45am

Detroit Auto Show: Audi R8 To Feature V12 TDI Engine, We Sort Of Called…

When all of those R8 mules started bursting into flames the blogosphere bit down pretty hard on a description from Quattro GmbH that they were packing V10 twin-turbo'd engines. We quickly posted a response from J.F. Musial claiming that we should expect anything but that V10 for the next R8. Thanks to an embargo break… » 1/04/08 10:30am 1/04/08 10:30am

Columnist: Don't Hate On The $2,500 Tata

Ever since Tata announced that it was going to build a Rs 1-Lakh ($2,500) car, there have been some hating on the idea. Certain people are a bit unhappy about the massive amount of congestion the vehicles might cause, the possible environmental impact and the possible lack of safety features (because eight people on a… » 1/04/08 10:15am 1/04/08 10:15am

Drivers On Cell Phones Slow Traffic, Become Even More Unlikable

If you didn't dislike drivers who spend all their time in the car chatting away on their cell phones before, a new survey from the University of Utah is going to push you that much closer to grabbing a tire iron and smacking the crap out of their X3 (in places where Cell phone driving laws don't exist). The study… » 1/04/08 10:00am 1/04/08 10:00am

Detroit Auto Show: Scan Of Facelifted RX-8 Leaks Onto The Web

We have a scan of the a facelifted RX-8 for those tempted to give in and buy a new RX-8 before the next generation RX-9 is available for purchase. The rotorheads over at managed to pick up this Japanese mag story of the Mazda RX-8 RS, which will bow at the Tokyo Auto Salon and include those fierce… » 1/04/08 9:30am 1/04/08 9:30am

Honda Sales Up For 2007... Acura Not So Much

Honda recorded it's 14th consecutive year-over-year sales increase after selling 1.55 million vehicles in 2007, up 2.5% over 2006. For the month of December, Honda's sales were up by 14 vehicles to 131,972 compared to 131,778 cars in the previous year. "We sold 14 more Fits, break out the bubbly!" The Accord saw a… » 1/03/08 6:00pm 1/03/08 6:00pm

Chrysler Sales Also Down In 2007, Completes The Domestic Hat Trick

Unlike GM and Ford, Chrysler saw an increase of 1% in sales for December 2007 compared the previous December. That's what they'd like you to focus on, please. They'd rather you ignore the fact that for 2007 total sales were 2.08 million vehicles, a decrease of 3% from 2006. The Chrysler brand saw a year-over-year… » 1/03/08 5:15pm 1/03/08 5:15pm