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Jun 12, 2020. 14 comments

Sara Price Will Be The First Woman To Ever Drive For Chip Ganassi Racing

Sara Price Will Be The First Woman To Ever Drive For Chip Ganassi Racing

Chip Ganassi Racing is a team that has made a serious name for itself in motorsport over the last thirty years, winning in IndyCar, NASCAR, sports cars, and rallycross. The team has over 200 wins across all categories, including four Indy 500 wins and further wins in the Daytona 500, Brickyard 400, 24 Hours of Daytona, 12 Hours of Sebring, and 24 Hours of Le Mans, among others. It has now...

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Jun 12, 2020. 24 comments

Think Twice About Those 'Discounted' Tesla Horsepower Hacks

Think Twice About Those 'Discounted' Tesla Horsepower Hacks

Many people see automotive electrification as an open door for quick and easy performance and platform hacks and upgrades, possibly just done at home. While we’re currently in the wild west of this sort of performance hacking, just keep in mind that Tesla isn’t going to put up with it for long.

Simon André, a shop in Quebec, Canada, is now offering Tesla’s factory “Acceleration Boost”...

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Jun 12, 2020. 17 comments

This 1957 Ford F-100 Has The Perfect Patina

This 1957 Ford F-100 Has The Perfect Patina
Truck Yeah The trucks are good!

The patina wars are getting

heated these days , but as of today—June 10, 2020—the champion of the “Jalopnik Perfect Patina Award” is this 1957 Ford F-100 spotted by a St. Petersburg, Florida-based reader named John. Look at these pictures, and you’ll agree.

Patina is a tricky thing. If there’s not enough rust/imperfection, then the car gets labeled as a...

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Jun 12, 2020. 22 comments

Volkswagen Tried To Explain What Happened With That Racist Ad

Volkswagen Tried To Explain What Happened With That Racist Ad

The racist ad appeared on social media last month, and showed a giant white hand manipulating a black man like a marionette. Volkswagen eventually pulled the ad and launched an internal investigation. The company released the results of that investigation today, which are illuminating but perhaps in not all the ways VW intended.

Usually in situations like this, I’m inclined to believe a...

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Jun 12, 2020. 5 comments

Gran Turismo 7 Looks Fast And Shiny On PlayStation 5

Gran Turismo 7 Looks Fast And Shiny On PlayStation 5

Gran Turismo has been a gold standard of console-based racing simulators for many people for a long time. This flashy new gameplay trailer for Gran Turismo 7, which will run on the just-revealed PlayStation 5, gives us a pretty enticing taste of what the next installment of the series will look like.

If you’re just catching up on today’s big video game news, Sony released a whole...

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Jun 12, 2020. 16 comments

Indian Has Trademarked 'EFTR' For Potential Electric Motorcycle (Updated: It's Not)

Indian Has Trademarked 'EFTR' For Potential Electric Motorcycle (Updated: It's Not)

Since the Indian name was revived by Polaris in 2011, it has been taking the fight directly to Harley-Davidson on its home big V-twin turf. In 2018 the company introduced the magnificent FTR1200 based loosely on its Scout model. I’ve logged over 1500 miles on the FTR since then, and have loved every single one more than the last. Now it would seem that Indian has plans to take on H-D in the...

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Jun 12, 2020. 19 comments

Tesla Still Isn't Making Sense

Tesla Still Isn't Making Sense

Tesla, as of this writing, is worth a hair over $180 billion. That doesn’t make it the world’s most valuable carmaker, but goddamn if it isn’t getting close.

The most valuable would be Toyota, which as of this writing has a market capitalization of $205 billion. One difference between the two companies is that Toyota’s net income for its fiscal year ending on March 31, 2020, was $19 billion,...

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Jun 12, 2020. 24 comments

Why I Had To Bail My Parents Out Of Jail For Attempted Murder When I Was 16

Why I Had To Bail My Parents Out Of Jail For Attempted Murder When I Was 16

I realize that most of you come here to read about cars, which is fortunate, as that’s what I spend most of my non-eating, non-

masturbating waking hours thinking about. This story about having to bail my parents out of jail for attempted murder isn’t so much about cars as it is a strange tale of wrongful arrest, a crime, and my parents. There are some cars in it, though.

And, just so you...

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Jun 12, 2020. 24 comments

The '90s Gave Us A Not So Hot Rod

The '90s Gave Us A Not So Hot Rod

Nostalgia can be intoxicating. It is so easy to look back on the “better times”, especially once we are in the present and those times are at an end. I am guilty of this myself—I look back on the mid-’00s, my adolescence, as the good ol’ days now. Instant messenger was my obsession, I was learning to drive, I didn’t have to pay rent or bills— it was awesome.

Back in the ‘90s, there was a lot...

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Jun 12, 2020. 24 comments

I Inherited A Boat, Now I Need To Tow It! What Car Should I Buy?

I Inherited A Boat, Now I Need To Tow It! What Car Should I Buy?
What Car Should You Buy The experts at Jalopnik answer your car-buying questions.

Debjoy had a very nice Honda Fit until the transmission exploded, he also inherited a boat that weighs around 6,000 lbs, including the trailer. He needs something small but mighty that can tow his boat and is relatively easy to park in the city. What car should he buy?

(Welcome back to What Car Should You Buy?...

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Jun 11, 2020. 11 comments

2021 Ford Bronco's Shifter, Engine And Suspension Detailed In Exciting Leaked Photos

2021 Ford Bronco's Shifter, Engine And Suspension Detailed In Exciting Leaked Photos
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The

2021 Ford Bronco is coming, and it’s going to have a manual transmission. Automotive publication The Fast Lane Car has some excellent photos of the shift knob, as well as great under the hood and underbody shots of the upcoming Jeep Wrangler fighter. Check them out.

The Fast Lane Car scored some great shots from “an anonymous source”—ones showing the 2021...

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Jun 11, 2020. 24 comments

Last Night's Massive NASCAR Power Saw Is Totally Legal For Now

Last Night's Massive NASCAR Power Saw Is Totally Legal For Now

Many of you watching last night’s NASCAR race may have experienced a bit of deja vu as you watched a pit crew pull out a massive powered cutoff wheel and starting hacking their Toyota to pieces. But unlike the last time it happened, it’s totally within the rules this time.

Confederacy Loses Again, This Time To NASCAR

NASCAR has banned the Confederate flag following the recent wave of Black...

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Jun 11, 2020. 18 comments

Ford Sued Over Allegedly Defective Manual Mustang Transmissions

Ford Sued Over Allegedly Defective Manual Mustang Transmissions

Ford isn’t an expert in transmissions, but it is becoming an expert in

getting sued because of them . The latest involves manual transmissions on model years 2011-2019 Mustangs.

You can read the whole lawsuit, filed by Mustang owners, here, and I’ve also embedded it at the end of this post. The meaty parts, emphasis mine:

Plaintiffs are informed and believe and based thereon allege that the...

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Jun 11, 2020. 24 comments

Electric Ford F-150 Two Years Away As Rival Startups Rake In The Cash

Electric Ford F-150 Two Years Away As Rival Startups Rake In The Cash
The Morning Shift All your daily car news in one convenient place. Isn't your time more important?

Startups like Tesla and Nikola are enjoying valuation surges while Ford struggles to make waves, covid-19 is far from gone, and Uber keeps learning business lessons the hard way. All that and more in The Morning Shift for Thursday, June 11, 2020.

1st Gear: Meanwhile At Ford

Tesla just hit a...

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Jun 11, 2020. 7 comments

Volkswagen Has Bungled The Launch Of Its Most Important Car In Decades

Volkswagen Has Bungled The Launch Of Its Most Important Car In Decades

There was a shakeup

at the very top of Volkswagen this week, with Volkswagen Group chairman Herbert Diess stripped of his role as chairman of the Volkswagen brand. Yesterday, we learned a little more why.

Part of it had to do, The Wall Street Journal reported, with delays in getting the ID.3 out the door and into customers. The ID.3,

you’ll remember , is the first part of what Volkswagen...

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Jun 11, 2020. 23 comments

At $3,300, Could This Manual-Equipped 2006 BMW 325Ci Be A Drop-Top Delight?

At $3,300, Could This Manual-Equipped 2006 BMW 325Ci Be A Drop-Top Delight?
Nice Price Or Crack Pipe Is this used car a good deal? You decide!

With summer and a less emphatic call to isolate at home both close at hand, today’s Nice Price or Crack Pipe 325Ci convertible couldn’t come at a better time. Let’s see if it could perhaps, come with a better price.

One of the more effective of Stephen King’s brain worms is his 1979 work, The Long Walk. It was written under his...

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Jun 11, 2020. 19 comments

This Modular Light Bar System Looks Fun To Install

This Modular Light Bar System Looks Fun To Install
Truck Yeah The trucks are good!

There are so many off-road LED companies it’s hard to keep them straight, but I do like the look of Vision X’s Unite modular light bar that lets you snap lights onto a track like Legos.

Lighting outfit Vision X first showed this concept off a long time ago, but a little promotional clip released today turned me on to it. If the picture above didn’t sufficiently...

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Jun 11, 2020. 22 comments

What Do You Want To Know About The 2020 Honda CB650R?

What Do You Want To Know About The 2020 Honda CB650R?

Somehow it’s already the middle of the week and here we are at the close of our Wednesday. If you’re hanging around the Jalopnik water cooler today, I hope you’re prepared to hear me talk about motorcycles. It’s time to discuss Honda’s mid-range “neo-sports café” CB650R. This is the naked version of the CBR650R both of which were introduced in late 2018 as 2019 models. And there is currently...

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Jun 11, 2020. 24 comments

Here Are The Best Used Car Deals You Can Buy From Hertz

Here Are The Best Used Car Deals You Can Buy From Hertz

Once Hertz declared bankruptcy, the rental car company pushed a ton of their inventory onto the used car market. While some industry experts predicted this would cause a blow to used car values, prices have started to stabilize a little, but according to iSeeCars.com, you can still score some great deals buying from Hertz.

Millions of Americans are feeling the negative economic impact of...

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Jun 11, 2020. 23 comments

It's Time For GTE To Fade Away

It's Time For GTE To Fade Away

The world of high-level international motorsport has gotten too expensive to continue at its current pace of development. That’s just a fact. Porsche has reduced its GTE plan from four cars to just two, pulling out of IMSA effective at the end of this season. BMW similarly withdrew from FIA WEC at the end of last season. Ford pulled its entire GT program.

Corvette isn’t even going to race at...

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