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Alanis King Alanis King Jan 18, 2020. 19 comments

What The Characters Of Yu-Gi-Oh Would Drive In The Year 2020

What The Characters Of Yu-Gi-Oh Would Drive In The Year 2020

No matter how much our parents might have yelled at us to go outside instead, the things we watched on television as kids can play a big role in our adult lives—as evidenced by the underlying commandments guiding this website and its regular visitors, who saw Fast and Furious as children and pledged their undying allegiance to the Toyota Supra and Honda S2000.

For me, that thing was a show...

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Alanis King Alanis King Jan 18, 2020. 9 comments

It's Never Really Goodbye

It's Never Really Goodbye

When former Jalopnik Editor-in-Chief Patrick George reached out in 2015 about potentially writing for some car website with a funny name on weekends during college, I was flattered. Motorsports were my specialty, but I could learn regular cars for this kind of opportunity. How hard could it be?

“Have you ever used Kinja?” was one of the first things he asked me during my informal interview for...

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Alanis King Alanis King Jan 18, 2020. 22 comments

Oh Shit These Bitches Are Pink

Oh Shit These Bitches Are Pink

The

yellow splitter guards Dodge Charger and Challenger owners drive around with were never meant to be fashionable, as Dodge intended them as shipping protection to be removed by dealers. But they are, to the point that Dodge’s head designer said in October that a color change was under consideration.

That color change seems to have happened, via a recent story by Car and Driver. And oh...

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Alanis King Alanis King Jan 18, 2020. 15 comments

NASCAR Is Officially Testing A Sequential Shifter In Place Of Its Four-Speed Manual

NASCAR Is Officially Testing A Sequential Shifter In Place Of Its Four-Speed Manual

NASCAR is testing a new car design scheduled to debut in its top-tier Cup Series in 2021, which would replace the sixth-generation race car that’s been run since 2013. In trying to get with the times, NASCAR is also testing a new transmission—a sequential in place of its long-run four-speed manual.

Cup Series driver Erik Jones was testing the new car this week at the 1.5-mile Homestead-Miami...

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Alanis King Alanis King Jan 16, 2020. 18 comments

The Women-Only W Series Will Be A Support Race For Two F1 Events This Year

The Women-Only W Series Will Be A Support Race For Two F1 Events This Year

The women-only W Series racing division, which ran its inaugural season last year with

Williams Formula One development driver Jamie Chadwick taking the championship , will be back for a longer second season in 2020. Not only will the second season be longer, but it’ll also pair up with F1 for two race weekends.

F1 announced on Thursday that the W Series would be a support race for two of its...

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Alanis King Alanis King Jan 16, 2020. 6 comments

The NASCAR Xfinity Series Will Run The IMS Road Course For The First Time Ever This Year

The NASCAR Xfinity Series Will Run The IMS Road Course For The First Time Ever This Year

Nearly a decade after the NASCAR Xfinity Series traded one of its best races of the year for a much less exciting one at the big oval nearby, Indianapolis Motor Speedway, the series will move to the IMS road course this year. The switch comes a couple of months after racing tycoon Roger Penske

bought the track .

It sounds like a decent move, too, if not nearly as good as just going back to...

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Alanis King Alanis King Jan 15, 2020. 8 comments

NASCAR Changes Aerodynamics Package To Make Short Tracks And Road Courses More Watchable

NASCAR Changes Aerodynamics Package To Make Short Tracks And Road Courses More Watchable

NASCAR introduced

a new aerodynamics package for its top-tier Cup Series last season to mixed reviews, from both drivers and viewers. But one thing we could all agree on was how the package did at road courses and short tracks, which was really, really badly. Horribly. Every synonym for “unwatchable”-ly.

But NASCAR will try to change that this year, announcing Tuesday that it’ll take a new...

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Alanis King Alanis King Jan 14, 2020. 11 comments

Crash Testing For Race Cars Is Just As Intense As You'd Expect

Crash Testing For Race Cars Is Just As Intense As You'd Expect

We often talk about

crash tests for street cars , since those are the cars we drive and knowing how they’ll handle an impact is important. But race cars need to be crash tested as well, because safety in auto racing is more than just slapping on a halo or something similar and immediately calling it good.

I was poking around about Formula One this week when I noticed a mention of F1 crash...

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Alanis King Alanis King Jan 14, 2020. 12 comments

You Can Buy The First C6 Corvette Z06 For $79,000, But You Can't Take It On The Street

You Can Buy The First C6 Corvette Z06 For $79,000, But You Can't Take It On The Street

There’s some kind of odd mystique surrounding the “first” model made of any material item, even though no one can tell the difference and No. 2 onward are likely a lot cheaper. If you’re into firsts, though, the first example of the sixth-generation Chevrolet Corvette Z06 to roll off the line is for sale for $79,000.

But don’t think you’ll be proudly driving it out of the showroom, because...

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Alanis King Alanis King Jan 13, 2020. 16 comments

Nissan Is Working On Contingency Plans In Case It Decides To Split With Renault: Report

Nissan Is Working On Contingency Plans In Case It Decides To Split With Renault: Report
The Morning Shift All your daily car news in one convenient place. Isn't your time more important?

Tensions between Renault and Nissan, Ford sales tanking in China, not-great U.S. sales numbers, Carlos Ghosn’s movie ideas, and Audi dropping out of the New York Auto Show. All of this and more in The Morning Shift for Monday, Jan. 13, 2020.

1st Gear: Nissan And Renault Still Aren’t On Great Terms

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Alanis King Alanis King Jan 10, 2020. 22 comments

The 2020 Honda Civic Type R Is Going To Get Fed-In Engine Noise

The 2020 Honda Civic Type R Is Going To Get Fed-In Engine Noise

If you asked any automotive enthusiast their favorite part about a vehicle, their answer wouldn’t be something trivial like a “manual transmission.” It’d definitely be fed-in engine noise, which also happens to be a new feature on the 2020 Honda Civic Type R. Just kidding about that first part. But the latter is unfortunately true.

Honda debuted the 2020 version of the Civic’s top performance...

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Alanis King Alanis King Jan 10, 2020. 18 comments

Carlos Ghosn's 'Pink' Mansion Is Not Pink Enough

Carlos Ghosn's 'Pink' Mansion Is Not Pink Enough

Former Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn is a big topic currently, considering that he

escaped from Japan to Lebanon while on house arrest and has an Interpol red notice out for him . But there’s one thing people aren’t talking enough about, and that’s how Ghosn’s Lebanese home is being described as “pink” when it is absolutely not pink enough.

Ghosn fled house arrest

last month after being arrested

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Alanis King Alanis King Jan 10, 2020. 8 comments

The Most Important Part Of Working Your Dream Job Is Keeping The Dream Alive

The Most Important Part Of Working Your Dream Job Is Keeping The Dream Alive

Teenage me always thought the most magical place on a race track was on the other side of the fence, earning a paycheck doing what she loved. I stared at the infield during races when I was younger, wishing I had the status or credentials or teleportation ability to get myself down there from the grandstands, knowing I’d be the happiest person in the world when I did.

But just like there’s a...

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Alanis King Alanis King Jan 10, 2020. 20 comments

I Am Utterly Fascinated By Bugatti's Instagram Comments

I Am Utterly Fascinated By Bugatti's Instagram Comments

Instagram, over the years, has morphed from that small corner of the internet where people weren’t constantly trying to fake it into that large corner of the internet where everyone is being paid to fake it. But there are still some bright spots, such as the comment sections of brand accounts like Bugatti.

See, once you scroll past the “top” comments on Instagram that always happen to be...

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Alanis King Alanis King Jan 08, 2020. 14 comments

Haas F1 Boss: You'd Be Naive To Think Smaller Teams Could Fight For Wins In 2021

Haas F1 Boss: You'd Be Naive To Think Smaller Teams Could Fight For Wins In 2021

When it comes to Formula One, we’ve all been under the impression that 2021 will be our year—well, maybe not our year, but the year that more than three teams will actually be able to compete due to

new regulations for leveling the field. But Haas F1 boss Guenther Steiner wants you to know that the new rules won’t magically make smaller teams like his competitive for wins.

The 2021 season...

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Alanis King Alanis King Jan 08, 2020. 14 comments

Pit Stops In NASCAR's Two Lower Divisions Are About To Get A Whole Lot More Complicated

Pit Stops In NASCAR's Two Lower Divisions Are About To Get A Whole Lot More Complicated

Modern NASCAR rules are

complicated , often for the sake of entertainment—if you can get past the confusion. But new rules the sanctioning body announced on Tuesday seem more about logistics than entertainment, and they’ll impact pit stops at seven races across NASCAR’s two lower national divisions.

The rules are for events run by the Xfinity Series and Truck Series—the second- and third-tier...

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Alanis King Alanis King Jan 08, 2020. 13 comments

The 2020 Honda Civic Si Is Still A Lot Of Car For $25,000

The 2020 Honda Civic Si Is Still A Lot Of Car For $25,000
Jalopnik Reviews All of our test drives in one convenient place.

Some cars are just good—not the kind of good that impresses a large audience simply by virtue of its badge or the expensive toys and electronics it comes with, but the kind of good meant to cater to a car enthusiast whose tastes are slowly disappearing from the market. The 2020 Honda Civic Si is one of those cars.

And even with a...

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Alanis King Alanis King Jan 07, 2020. 22 comments

The Ford Fusion, Which Will Die In Ford's Carpocalypse, Still Does Huge Sales

The Ford Fusion, Which Will Die In Ford's Carpocalypse, Still Does Huge Sales

Ford’s plan to kill off its cars has been

a perplexing thing since news of it came out in early 2018 , and remains so nearly two years later. That’s underscored by Ford’s own sales reports, because even as crossover and SUV sales continue to skyrocket, the Ford Fusion sedan still pours out of the dealership lot.

The Fusion, the

last we heard , will live through at least 2021 before it...

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Alanis King Alanis King Jan 04, 2020. 23 comments

Congratulations To The Three (3) People Who Bought A New Lexus LFA Last Year

Congratulations To The Three (3) People Who Bought A New Lexus LFA Last Year

The Lexus LFA is a fascinating thing—a V10 supercar so unlike the rest of the company’s lineup, in both performance and price—and it has been since the car’s limited run of

500 units before production ended in 2012 . But not all of those 500 units have been bought yet, and Lexus sold three new LFAs in 2019.

That number is up from two in 2018. Congratulations to all involved, because you’re...

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Alanis King Alanis King Jan 04, 2020. 22 comments

The Ancient Dodge Challenger Now Sells More Than Twice What It Did When It Was New

The Ancient Dodge Challenger Now Sells More Than Twice What It Did When It Was New

The Dodge Challenger is a muscle car that’s been around in its current form since 2008, and has roots in 1990s Mercedes-Benz architecture. But Dodge sold more than twice the number of Challengers in the U.S. market in 2019 as it did in 2009, when the car still qualified as “new.” That makes the Dodge Challenger a modern marketing marvel, both for its sheer sales numbers and for making us all...

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