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 2021-02-16 23:30 

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Mercedes-Benz Decides The EQC Isn't Coming To The U.S....

At least not right now: Car and Driver (via Autoblog) reports that the car intended to be the first of Mercedes's new line of EVs isn't coming to the U.S. Everyone expected the EQC to debut early last year, but delays pushed the arrival to early &...

 2021-02-16 23:00 

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McLaren Looks Like It Could Be Fighting For Wins This Year...

I'm sure at least some of this is emotionally charged, but I truly believe that McLaren really has its shit together in 2021. Despite recent pandemic-induced money troubles, the Papaya Orange team has a new engine supplier in Mercedes, a new sponsor i...

 2021-02-16 22:14 

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This Wildly Obscure Volkswagen Taillight Is Making My Head Spin...

I'm going to be honest — today's been sort of an off day for me. I had to take my wife to the dentist earlier, and I've just been swamped with various life things that have made work-focus elusive. It happens....

 2021-02-16 21:15 

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Tesla Is Gunning For BMW And Mercedes To Take The U.S. Luxury Crown...

Mercedes and BMW have an annual contest in the U.S. in which they try to best each other in sales, because Cadillac is a sadness and the Germans — including Audi — have been on top for years now, in addition to Lexus. But it's true also th...

 2021-02-16 20:30 

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James Glickenhaus Wants To Make A Hydrogen Car...

We know the Glickenhaus Boot as a gnarly off-roader, and now Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus says it will follow up that desert-buster with a fuel-cell version called the Zero Emission Boot. It's such a terrible idea that it actually ends up being kind o...

 2021-02-16 20:00 

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2022 Porsche 911 GT3 Keeps Everything You Love And Still Manages To Be Quicker...

The new 911 GT3 isn't really that new at all, at least in concept — and that's what makes it brilliant. Oh, sure, the body is clearly wider, there's that new swan-neck rear wing you could land a small aircraft on and the front suspension...

 2021-02-16 19:35 

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This $3,900 'Holy Grail' Jeep Grand Cherokee Was A Hell Of A Deal But I Somehow Resisted The Temptation...

The manual transmission "holy grail" Jeep Grand Cherokee is my second favorite Jeep of all time (the Jeep Cherokee XJ is number one), and yet, when a beautiful example popped up for sale 45 minutes from my house, I resisted. And I'm here to te...

 2021-02-16 18:47 

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SRT Performance Division, Creator of Bad Boys Like Those Dodge Hellcats, Has Been Neutered...

Many feared that the Chrysler brand was about to be axed by Stellantis. That didn't happen, and as it turns out we were all looking at the wrong brand to fall....

 2021-02-16 17:45 

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Red Bull Is Finally Charting Its Own Formula 1 Destiny...

In Formula 1, it almost doesn't matter how good your chassis is if your power unit underperforms. Red Bull discovered this the hard way through the middle of the last decade and was only beginning to put the pieces together with Honda's help over ...

 2021-02-16 17:15 

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The 2022 Chevy Bolt Might Just Have A Chance...

Chevy showed off the new Bolt and Bolt EUV over the weekend, which will fight the Tesla Model 3 and Model Y, respectively. The play seems to be almost entirely on price, given that Tesla has a superior charging network and probably cooler cars. That said,...

 2021-02-16 16:35 

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Can I Mix And Match Options From Other Trims When I Order A Car?...

As Jalopnik's resident car-buying expert and a professional car shopper, I get emails. Lots of emails. I've picked a few of your questions and will try to help out. This week we are discussing factory orders with mix-and-match options and whether ...

 2021-02-16 16:05 

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Buy This BMW-Powered Ascari And Hit 200 MPH The Old-Fashioned Way: In A Car Nobody's Ever Heard Of...

Not too long ago, there was a special class of obscure supercars that claimed they could hit a top speed of 200 mph, usually from automakers people hadn't heard of yet with names like Pagani, Noble and Gumpert. Ascari was another one and with only 19 ...

 2021-02-16 15:35 

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How Are You Doing, Texas And Oklahoma?...

The whole country is dealing with unprecedented winter conditions on track to shatter records, but the American southwest, in particular, is suffering under historic amounts of cold and snow....

 2021-02-16 15:05 

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Jaguar Has Nothing To Lose...

Jaguar was just about to debut its EV replacement for the legendary XJ sedan only to cancel it at the last moment. Then it declared that it would make a new EV XJ, just a different one. Jaguar is going all-electric in the dumbest way possible, and I still...

 2021-02-16 14:30 

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Read This Horrifying Story Of What Happens When A NYPD Officer Hits A Black Teenager With A Car...

Are you having a good day? Well Jalopnik, via ProPublica, is here to ruin that for you. The nonprofit news organization published a story in June about how the blue wall of silence protects cops who speed into groups of children with their squad cars. I j...

 2021-02-16 14:00 

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Blip: Beige On Beige On Beige...

Is there any better way to get back to work after a long weekend than with a mildly inspirational image of a beige supermini on a beige beach in front of a beige cityscape? I bet it's making you hungry for popcorn shrimp and fries and hush puppies whi...

 2021-02-16 13:38 

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The Microlino Looks Like It Is Finally Happening...

In 2016 we reported that a little Swiss company wanted to revive the Isetta as an electric vehicle. They were supposed to release the car in 2017, then 2018, and when it never materialized it seemed that maybe the cute little cars were vaporware all along...

 2021-02-16 13:00 

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At $22,900, Could This 'Not A Garage Queen' 2005 Porsche 911 Make You Feel Like Royalty?...

Nice Price or No Dice: At $22,500, Could This "Not A Garage Queen" 2005 Porsche 911 Make You Feel Like Royalty?...

 2021-02-15 14:30 

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What's The Scariest Place You've Ever Had To Drive?...

Things look really dicy on the roads of Texas and Oklahoma right now. We truly hope our southern friends are staying safe and staying home. The footage online of trucks sliding around helpless on side streets and freeways reminded me of a trip I took many...

 2021-02-15 14:00 

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We're Taking President's Day Off Like The Good Patriots We Are...

Good morning and happy President's Day my fellow Americans (and a hearty 'How're you now?' to all of my Canadian cousins out there) pour yourself a flagon of cider and pick the lice out of your good wig, we're colonizing this whole day...

 2021-02-15 13:00 

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At $8,000, Is This 1984 Volkswagen Rabbit GTI A Hot Hatch With An Even Hotter Future?...

Nice Price or No Dice: At $8,000, Is This 1984 VW Rabbit GTI A Hot Hatch With An Even Hotter Future?...

 2021-02-14 22:00 

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EV Owners Drive Half As Many Miles As Other Drivers: Study...

Owners of electric vehicles don't drive as much as other car owners, a new study from the University of Chicago, University of California, Davis, and UC Berkeley posits. In fact, the average EV owner hasn't quite met the expected metrics anywhere ...

 2021-02-14 21:00 

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Early-Race Wreck Wipes Out A Quarter Of NASCAR's Daytona 500 Lineup...

The Big One—that massive wreck that wipes out a good portion of the NASCAR field—is inevitable at a big track like Daytona International Speedway, but I don't think anyone was expecting it to come so early or to wipe out so many cars. Yep&...

 2021-02-14 20:00 

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Geely Just Nabbed A Guinness World Record For The Largest Car Mosaic...

I love a good, silly world record involving cars. Whether it's hurdling as many cars as you can in an hour or squishing as many people as possible into a Smart car, trying to set a record gives you the okay to do some wild shit. And Geely just set the...

 2021-02-14 19:00 

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You Can Still Slide A Vehicle With Stability Control...

Plenty of cars these days come equipped with some form of stability control to prevent cars from skidding out of control—but it doesn't make for particularly adventurous driving. But never fear, folks. Team O'Neil Rally School is here to sho...

 2021-02-14 18:35 

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Spotter Guide: All The Paint Schemes For The 2021 Daytona 500...

Happy Valentine's Day. Hopefully you're knee deep in pedals, getting ready to pop your second bottle of champagne and flip on the Daytona 500. The first big NASCAR event of the year will feature new faces, and some older faces in new cars. To help...

 2021-02-14 18:00 

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Mercedes-Benz Recalls 1.3 Million Vehicles Over Emergency Call Fault...

When Mercedes-Benz introduced the eCall system, it sounded pretty damn promising—automatically calling emergency services to your location when you need help? I'll take it. The only problem is, the system has a fault, and that fault has resulted...

 2021-02-14 17:00 

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Suitors, I'll Take My Pink Bugatti Chiron Now...

It's Valentine's Day, folks. What have you done for your significant other today? Flowers? Dinner? A last-minute box of those filled chocolates that are always half gross? Those things are nice, sure. But nothing would ever compare to a specially-...

 2021-02-14 16:00 

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Cold Weather Driving Tips For All My Struggling Southerners Out There...

I arrived back in Texas just in time for it to feel like I'd never left Canada. The south has seen sub-freezing temperatures, ice, and the threat of snow, which is not anything many folks down south are prepared for. So, from me (a former Michigander ...

 2021-02-14 15:00 

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Tesla Reportedly Has Plans To Open An EV Plant In India...

Elon Musk has been working his way around the world by opening Tesla manufacturing plants in one country after another. Now, government documents seen by Reuters seem to suggest that one of the next Tesla facilities will be coming in the southern Indian s...

 2021-02-14 14:00 

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Have You Ever Impressed A Date With Your Car?...

It's Valentine's Day, and I suppose romance is in the air (not that I would know, considering my husband is like 2,000 miles away at the moment). Cars and the art of seduction go hand-in-hand, and I want to know all the times you've impressed ...

 2021-02-13 22:00 

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IndyCar's Firestone Tires Made It Into An Episode Of NOVA...

One of my fondest memories of elementary school was when our science teacher was out for the day and the substitute would wheel in a tube television strapped to a metal cart and stick in one of my school's few VHS tapes of NOVA, PBS's long-running...

 2021-02-13 21:00 

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Force Indy, IndyCar's Diversity-Focused USF2000 Team, Signs Myles Rowe As Driver...

In December of 2020, IndyCar announced that its Road to Indy program would be bolstered by a new all-Black racing team designed to feed promising Black drivers, mechanics, and more into the top level of the series. Now, that team—called Force Indy&m...

 2021-02-13 20:00 

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A Film Company Is Finally Giving Wendell Scott, One Of NASCAR's First Black Owner And Driver, The Recognition He Deserves...

Wendell Scott, one of NASCAR's first Black drivers and team owners, has long been a passing mention in the sport's history. We've seen more features celebrating his accomplishments over the years, but as it stands, NASCAR still hasn't give...

 2021-02-13 19:00 

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How To Follow NASCAR's 2021 Daytona 500...

NASCAR's Daytona 500 is one of my favorite racing events of the year for plenty of reasons, but in large part because it's one of the tasty appetizers we get before the full race season really kicks off around the world. We've already seen the...

 2021-02-13 18:00 

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I'm Obsessed With These Dogs That Can Drive Cars...

Every so often, two of my interests collide. Sometimes, it's finding out that a race car driver also likes one of my niche bands. Sometimes, it's discovering the beautiful world of Animal Crossing crochet. Today, it's discovering that people h...

 2021-02-13 17:00 

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Check Out What Might Be The First Auto Owner's Manual In History...

Any time a human being is offered a new piece of technology, chaos is likely to ensue. Imagine trying to use your air fryer for the first time without having read any of the instructions. That's kind of how folks felt when cars first hit the scene bac...

 2021-02-13 16:00 

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Formula E Is Going To Fine Manufacturers That Quit The Series...

How do you convince manufacturers to stick around and keep on participating in your racing series? Why, you fine them, of course! At least, that's Formula E's strategy....

 2021-02-13 15:00 

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What You Need To Know About Formula One's Future Engine Plans...

On Thursday, Feb. 11, Formula One teams approved an engine freeze that will be instituted in 2022 as one of many new and different concepts being discussed to keep the series interesting. Here's what you need to know....

 2021-02-13 14:00 

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What's The Most Absurd Thing To Happen To You While Flying?...

I had the misfortune of experiencing air travel a few days ago. I'd been in Canada almost six months, which meant my visa was about to expire, which meant I needed to get home at some point in the very near future. I weighed the options: I could drive...

 2021-02-13 07:58 

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How to Hotwire a Car...

Recently, keyless starting has become a popular option on many new cars. So why should you be denied the sublime joy of starting a car without a key just because you happen to drive a two-decade-old piece of crap? You shouldn't, that's why. So I&#...

 2021-02-13 02:00 

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Blip: Mazda's Prototype Program Was The Epitome Of Positivity...

History probably won't remember the Speedsource Mazda Lola fondly, as it never really won anything, and for much of the car's career it was an also-ran failure with under-performing production-based diesel power. With the death of Mazda's prot...

 2021-02-13 01:30 

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Does Ferrari Have A Chance This Year?...

Ferrari unveiled the sound of its 2021 car Friday for some good Friday content. Well, if you think that Formula One cars even sound good anymore....

 2021-02-13 01:00 

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These Are The Best Science Experiments You Performed On Your Cars...

Cars have science all through them. From the chemical reaction created by the engines to the electronics that help operate the car and keep you comfortable. Without science, I doubt automobiles would exist. Conducting your own experiments with cars though...

 2021-02-13 00:30 

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Shell Says Its Past Peak Oil Production...

Royal Dutch Shell, one of the supermajor oil companies, said this week that it could confirm it had reached peak oil production in 2019. As in, it thinks it will never produce that much oil ever again....

 2021-02-13 00:00 

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JR Hildebrand Really Wants The Pikes Peak Record...

The entry list for the 99th running of the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb was released on Friday, and there are some pretty exciting entries on there for this year. After the event was postponed in 2020, and it was limited to pretty much only America...

 2021-02-12 23:30 

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How To Watch The Daytona 500 And Everything Else In Racing This Weekend; February 13-14...

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?...

 2021-02-12 23:00 

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Mazda Will Discontinue IMSA Prototype Program At The End Of 2021 Season...

IMSA is getting beat up in the ring lately. With the collapse of its factory-supported GTLM category, the sanctioning body has already had to pivot its GT classes to a more affordable GTD-based program. Friday's announcement that Mazda would be ending...

 2021-02-12 22:15 

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The Fully-Electric Jeep Wrangler Concept Looks Like It Was Designed By A High School Shop Class...

To show that it's keeping up with the times, Jeep has a new campaign called "The Road Ahead," which lays out the brand's electrification plans. Those plans include debuting what looks to be a downright primitive "All-Electric Wrangler ...

 2021-02-12 22:00 

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New Bill Could Revive EV Tax Credit For Tesla And GM, Include Used Cars...

Once upon a time, you could snag a $7,500 federal tax credit on Teslas and electric General Motors cars. But ever since both automakers passed 200,000 EV sales in 2019 and 2020, respectively, that credit's disappeared. It could return, however, thanks...

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