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 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...

 2021-02-12 21:30 

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French Study Suggests Motorcycle Lane Splitting Can Lead To More Crashes...

I'm generally a supporter of allowing motorcycles to split the lanes of slow or stopped traffic. But I've always wondered how truly safe the practice is. We now have some insight as a French study concluded that lane splitting caused a 12 percent ...

 2021-02-12 21:00 

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I Had No Desire To Drive The 2021 Audi SQ5 But Now I Dig It. Here's Why...

I'm a 29-year-old single car enthusiast who has absolutely no interest in buying a crossover SUV. Why anyone thought it would be a good idea for me to review the new Audi SQ5 is beyond me — I had old Jeeps to drive. But I took one for the team a...

 2021-02-12 20:30 

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I Tried Every Trick For Mounting Tubeless Tires Except For One...

Of course, the one I didn't try was "do things right the first time." Still, with at least three and a half correct elements out of five, I got some not-quite tubeless tires to mount and hold air....

 2021-02-12 19:45 

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Even The Ford GT90's Tires Were Cool...

The one-of-one Isdera Commendatore 112i hits the auction block in Paris this weekend, and it's touched off a mini celebration of '90s supercars on social media. Most of these cars, like the Commendatore, Ford GT90 and Indigo, Italdesign Cal , McLa...

 2021-02-12 18:50 

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The Alpha ACE JAX Concept Is Here To Safari EV-erything...

It may not be a definite step towards actual production, but Alpha is back with another concept that intends to brings a little personality to the EV world. And this time, Alpha is showing off its safari everything take....

 2021-02-12 18:20 

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I'm A Priest With Fewer Patrons Due To COVID And I Need To Reduce My Vehicle Costs! What Car Should I Buy?...

Wil is a priest for his local Episcopal church. While he runs his services online, the pandemic has dramatically reduced the number of patrons and he is being a bit more careful about his finances. He needs a cheap ride that is reliable enough to shuttle ...

 2021-02-12 17:35 

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Watching Audi Build The E-Tron GT Is Deeply Satisfying...

Audi is extremely proud of its new E-Tron GT. It shows in its flashy premiere for the pretty grand tourer. It also shows in a Neckarsulm, Germany, factory tour video that Audi released this week. The production process is incredibly detailed and includes ...

 2021-02-12 16:55 

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The Bruce Springsteen DWI Story Is A Weird One...

Bruce Springsteen, who is a musician, was arrested for DWI in November of last year, news which only came out this week and prompted Jeep to pull its Super Bowl ad featuring The Boss. This would seem to be a pretty cut-and-dry story except that it's n...

 2021-02-12 16:25 

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Our First Real Look At China's New Space Station Module Confirms It's A Lot Like The Old Mir Space Station...

China has been in the process of developing a modular space station for years, and the core module of such a station is now ready for launch. The station core module, called Tianhe (that means "harmony of the heavens" and would sound hopelessly ne...

 2021-02-12 16:00 

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IIHS Study Tries To Explain Women's Increased Risk Behind The Wheel, Systemic Negligence Not One Of Them...

Multiple studies have shown that women stand a greater chance of being killed in a car accident than men, and a significantly greater chance to be injured. A new study from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety proposes some reasons why that's th...

 2021-02-12 15:30 

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What Science Experiment Have You Conducted On Your Car?...

Our dear David is once again diving into science! He's derusting the world's rustiest axle, plucked from a 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee 5.9 Limited, in a trash can using electrolysis. Specifically, he's immersing the axle in a solution of water an...

 2021-02-12 15:10 

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It's Amazing How Little Trump Did For Infrastructure...

Billions and trillions are spilling out of the Federal Government, or at least they're trying to. All that and more in The Morning Shift for February 12, 2021....

 2021-02-12 14:30 

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The Out-Of-Control Ram TRX Markups Are Here...

It's pretty much inevitable at this point, right? A new model, be it performance or special edition or whatever, gets released by an automaker. We're told an MSRP, only for that to get thrown out the window once that model gets to dealers. Dealers...

 2021-02-12 14:02 

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Blip: 8 Bit Bangers...

It's Friday! The buttocks of the week, if you choose to measure it so. I thought you might like to see how a Porsche 959 and a Ferrari F40 looked as rendered on a Sinclair Spectrum, one of the biggest home computers in Britain in the 1980s. As the nam...

 2021-02-12 13:30 

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Fixing A Plane With Tape Is Not As Crazy As You Think...

An alarming set of pictures is making the rounds on social media lately showing a pilot fixing a badly damaged plane with tape. It turns out these pictures are very old, but they still elicit similar responses from people: How can a plane fly held togethe...

 2021-02-12 13:00 

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At $9,500, Would You Throw Caution — And Everything Else — To The Wind In This '1918' Bucket T?...

Nice Price or No Dice: At $9,500, Would You Throw Caution — And Everything Else — To The Wind In This '1918' Bucket T?...

 2021-02-12 01:15 

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The 2020 Porsche Taycan 4S Keeps Over Performing Its Range Estimate, Even In The Cold...

The all-electric 2020 Porsche Taycan 4S does not quite have Tesla-defeating performance on paper, especially after the EPA initially gave it a disappointing estimated 203-mile range. Real-world testing by InsideEVs reflects something different and backs u...

 2021-02-12 00:30 

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Fernando Alonso Might Have A Broken Jaw After Getting Hit By A Car While Cycling: Report...

Two-time Formula One champion Fernando Alonso has been taken to a hospital after being hit by a car while cycling, according to a report. The incident occurred on a road in Switzerland....

 2021-02-11 23:45 

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Watch This Guy Geek Out Over A Bunch Of Electric Volvo Trucks...

Cheesy Superbowl ads and even cheesier clapbacks aside, it's irrefutable that Norway really does love its EVs. All the proof you need is in the following video of Youtuber Bjrn Nyland overcome by joy when he sees three Volvo BEV trucks recharging at t...

 2021-02-11 23:00 

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I Installed Solar Panels On My 89-Year-Old Garage To Make My Electric Car Truly Zero Emissions...

The blending of new technology and old makes me extremely excited these days. Whether it's the idea of shoving an electric motor into an old VW van, or powering my near nonagenarian home with modern photovoltaics, it gets me so amped. Of course the pu...

 2021-02-11 22:15 

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Once You Start Taping Your Car, There's No Going Back...

A guy in a 997 911 that he clearly loved more than life once pointed to the black tape and the nicks on the bumper of my Honda Fit and, a bit jealously, said, "You know, there's a freedom in that."...

 2021-02-11 21:45 

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Secret Fords And The Story Of The 1980s Ford WRC Car That Never Made It...

I've been reading a new book that author and car designer Steve Saxty sent over for me to review, Secret Fords: Volume One, and it's a great look into the development of Fords that reached production, as well as a bunch that didn't. Included i...

 2021-02-11 21:10 

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F1 Will Test Sprint Races This Season, Freeze Engine Development Next Year...

Formula 1's 10 constructors support Saturday sprint races at "selected" grands prix this year, orgaizers announced following a Thursday commission meeting. Additionally, F1 will freeze power unit development beginning in 2022, a year earlier t...

 2021-02-11 20:35 

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These Are Your Favorite Production Wheels...

Wheel design can make or break the whole look of a car. Good wheel design can catch one's eye and draw you in. Whether it is a nice simple split-spoke or some huge 21-inch rims on a luxury car, it seems that a good deal of attention is lavished on whe...

 2021-02-11 20:15 

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The New Redesign Of The Cozy Coupe Is A Dramatic Improvement Over The Old Garbage One...

I'm not sure if my invite to the big media unveiling of the re-designed Cozy Coupe got lost in the email or what, but somehow this automotive icon got a significant facelift and I wasn't notified. What the fuck, Little Tikes? Is that how you wanna...

 2021-02-11 19:40 

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Elon Musk's Boring Company Wants To Dig A Tunnel In My Hometown And I Don't Know How I Feel About It...

Elon and those damn tunnels are at it again: Musk's Boring Company and the San Bernardino County board of supervisors have agreed to dig one in my hometown of Ontario, California. And I'm on the fence about it. Our local newspaper, the Daily Bulle...

 2021-02-11 19:10 

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Here's How Gran Turismo Explained EVs and Hybrids in 1999...

The '90s were a strange time for electric cars, in that they simultaneously existed but also weren't really taken seriously or promoted by the manufacturers who built them. Aside from the well-known GM EV-1, you had the Toyota RAV4 EV, Chevrolet S...

 2021-02-11 18:45 

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Someone Spotted A Pre-Release DARTZ Truck And What That Banner Says Is Pretty Hilarious...

A reader wandering around a parking garage in China sent us some pictures of an exciting automotive unicorn: A new DARTZ truck, fully bonkers as is required of any fine DARTZ product, but this one has yet to be officially announced or shown. Even better, ...

 2021-02-11 18:15 

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Review: The Genesis GV80 Vs. Bentley Bentayga V8...

I am not a fancy mom, or any kind of mom, really. I more self-identify as a childless dirtbag blogger, even more so these days thanks to my lax COVID-19 lockdowns dress code. But over the summer and fall I got to drive two of the fanciest of SUVs on the m...

 2021-02-11 17:45 

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Cool Tool: Why Every Wrencher Should Own A Thread Checker To Identify Nuts And Bolts...

Over the past few weeks we've looked at handy flexible hose clamp pliers, screw-holding screwdrivers and battery desulfators that rescue batteries from the dead. This week's cool tool, the nut and bolt thread checker, can identify the exact thread...

 2021-02-11 17:20 

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More Than 100 Cars And Trucks Crash In Massive Pile-Up On Frozen Highway In Dallas-Fort Worth...

They say everything is bigger in Texas and unfortunately that seems to be true of the car accidents, too....

 2021-02-11 16:50 

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Ford Vs GM Battery Fight Ends With A Fizzle...

The feds finally weighed in on the case of LG Chem (a battery supplier for GM and others) versus SK Innovation (a battery supplier for Ford and others). LG accused the SK of stealing trade secrets and wanted SK's batteries blocked from the U.S., but F...

 2021-02-11 16:25 

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Oh Man Buddy, Don't Do That...

Here, we have a classic conundrum. You've got your car (in this case, a little primer-colored van) on one side of a thing (in this case, some kind of drainage ditch) and you want it to be on the other side of the thing. So you get to puzzling it out. ...

 2021-02-11 16:00 

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Hyundai's New Robocar Wants To Go To Space...

Hyundai is back with another robot, but this one won't sell you a car. This creation wants to go to space, and I'm a little confused about what prompted the urge....

 2021-02-11 15:30 

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Are Touchpads Good?...

Well, are they? I posed this question to a couple of colleagues in our office Slack channel, and the reaction was largely "no." But, here's the thing: If you happen to drive a car with a stupidly placed touchscreen (raises hand) that's jus...

 2021-02-11 14:59 

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The Future Of Dodge And Chrysler Sure Seems Bleak...

If I was a Chrysler 300 worker I'd be running for the hills, the Infiniti QX60 is going to get redone, and electric cars. All that and more in The Morning Shift for February 11, 2021....

 2021-02-11 14:35 

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The 2022 Chevy Camaro Gets The Corvette Stingray's Best Color...

The 2022 Chevy Camaro has not undergone any significant changes for the updated model year. The 455-horsepower LT1 V8 engine fitted in the Camaro SS, unfortunately, did not find some extra horses in the last year, and nobody touched the design. GM's m...

 2021-02-11 13:53 

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Blip: They Know What Sells Cars...

I like that this Skoda 105L brochure includes this picture, not just because I'm a lifeling taillight fetishist and it's a lovely canned ham/tombstone/shoe-shaped taillight, but that Skoda is going out of their way to show all the three sections i...

 2021-02-11 13:35 

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The 2021 Ram 1500 HFE EcoDiesel Gets Up To 33 MPG Which Ram Hopes You Will Care About...

The 2021 Ram 1500 HFE EcoDiesel looks just fine, which is to say it looks like a Ram, which is all I will say about the matter because Ram owners love their Rams. That's not what Ram wants you to think about the 2021 Ram 1500 HFE EcoDiesel anyway, bec...

 2021-02-11 13:00 

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At $39,500, Would You Drop The Hammer On This 1992 Mercedes-Benz 500E?...

Nice Price or No Dice: At $39,500, Would You Drop The Hammer On This 1992 Mercedes 500E?...

 2021-02-11 01:15 

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Jeep Pulls Bruce Springsteen Ad From YouTube After DWI News...

Bruce Springsteen, who is a musician, was reportedly arrested on November 14 and charged with DWI, but that news didn't surface until today. This was highly inconvenient for Jeep, which ran a long and presumably very expensive ad featuring The Boss du...

 2021-02-11 00:30 

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Hey, I Said No Speeding Indoors!...

Porsche! You're going in timeout! If I've told you once, I've told you a hundred times, no setting Guinness World Records for speed inside the house. You've injured your brother and now he's crying, and I'm just trying to get dinne...

 2021-02-10 23:45 

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Every Hatchback Should Be Powered By A GSX-R Engine...

Every single compact hatchback on the market needs to be powered by a 1-liter 11,000 rpm Suzuki screamer sitting behind the driver and powering the rear wheels. This is the truest fact in the universe, and I will not hear any argument to the contrary. Thi...

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