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Alanis King Alanis King Dec 04, 2019 at 04:04. 12 comments

Formula E Will Soon Be An FIA World Championship, Thank You Very Much

Formula E Will Soon Be An FIA World Championship, Thank You Very Much

When it comes to how fancy your racing series is under the FIA governing body, it depends on a short, five-letter word: “world.” Without that word, you’re just a championship. With it, you’re a world championship, like the all-electric FIA Formula E World Championship will be starting with the 2020-2021 season.

Apologies in advance to the driver who wins the title for the 2019-2020 season...

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Alanis King Alanis King Dec 03, 2019 at 21:44.

May I Please Direct Your Attention Toward This Pink Lotus Elise For Sale

May I Please Direct Your Attention Toward This Pink Lotus Elise For Sale

Ignore my driver’s license. Ignore my “birthdate.” I am 12 years old. Most of the time, I am 12 in the sense that all I want to do is watch monster trucks and children’s card games on television. Sometimes, I am 12 in the sense that I want to be a living, breathing Polly Pocket, except more sparkly.

That was the case when I bought a pair of knee-high, rhinestone-covered boots with heels...

Alanis King Alanis King Dec 03, 2019 at 09:30. 4 comments

Bugatti's New 'Chiron Noire' Special Edition Gives Buyers A $3-Million Choice Of Black, Black Or Black

Bugatti's New 'Chiron Noire' Special Edition Gives Buyers A $3-Million Choice Of Black, Black Or Black

The worst part about buying yet another supercar with my monthly allowance from Mom and Dad, which they give me as part of our agreement that I leave them be to day drink and flirt with the young tennis instructors at the country club or whatever, isn’t that I’ll have to forgo my usual expenses—a private jet to the islands, giving my poorer friends a vacation home as their wedding gift—for...

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Alanis King Alanis King Dec 02, 2019 at 22:15. 10 comments

The Feds Aren't Nearly Done Investigating UAW Corruption

The Feds Aren't Nearly Done Investigating UAW Corruption
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More news for the United Auto Workers, both good and bad; phone-detection cameras are now on roads in the Australian state of New South Wales; Nissan’s new CEO plans to look into Renault ties; and Renault is working on a new CEO itself. All of this and more in The Morning Shift...

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Alanis King Alanis King Nov 30, 2019 at 02:30. 9 comments

Seat Heaters Are Perhaps The Greatest Car Feature There Is

Seat Heaters Are Perhaps The Greatest Car Feature There Is

It’s the week of Thanksgiving at Jalopnik HQ, but even the biggest of holidays don’t cause Jalopnik HQ to completely shut down. Someone, after all, has to provide you all with blogs to read while you’re avoiding questions about when you’re having kids or ignoring your family’s bad political views that somehow always come up at dinner. That someone is all of us, and our blogs can’t really be...

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Alanis King Alanis King Nov 27, 2019. 12 comments

Aging Megastar Deeply Threatened By Teenage Climate Activist

Aging Megastar Deeply Threatened By Teenage Climate Activist

Former Top Gear host Jeremy Clarkson has been full of bad takes over the years, from racist comments to suicide jokes . But he’s still at it, and the newest target of his annoyance is Greta Thunberg—an “idiot” teenage climate activist who has, Clarkson added, “killed the car show.”

That’s it, everyone. We’ve figured it out.

End the global surveys. Stop the equations. Give the overheating...

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Alanis King Alanis King Nov 27, 2019.

The 360-HP Cadillac CT5-V Doesn't Have ATS-V Power But It Will Cost $20,000 Less

The 360-HP Cadillac CT5-V Doesn't Have ATS-V Power But It Will Cost $20,000 Less

Cadillac’s new crop of V-Series cars is a lot more diluted than the outgoing one—although we’re now promised that bigger and better is on the way —and, in a logical world, weaker cars mean weaker price tags. That’s exactly the case, since the 360-horsepower 2020 CT5-V will run anyone interested just under $50,000.

That’s compared to the outgoing 2019 ATS-V and CTS-V’s starting prices of

Alanis King Alanis King Nov 27, 2019. 5 comments

NASCAR Looking At The Potential For Street Races, Purpose-Built Tracks As Soon As 2021: Report

NASCAR Looking At The Potential For Street Races, Purpose-Built Tracks As Soon As 2021: Report

The NASCAR schedule is often criticized as redundant, as it regularly includes the same tracks at the same times of year, every year, without much flexibility. But new report indicates that may change as soon as 2021, and that NASCAR could toss in some street courses and temporary purpose-built tracks.

The story comes from Sports Business Journal, which cited unnamed sources in reporting that...

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Alanis King Alanis King Nov 26, 2019. 9 comments

Here Are Some Manly Things I Did After Watching Ford V. Ferrari

Here Are Some Manly Things I Did After Watching Ford V. Ferrari

Ford v. Ferrari, if you hadn’t noticed, is a tale of some of the most honorable things this world has to offer: capitalism , balls of steel, and men doing manly things. Vroom! Grunt! Rrrrrrrr! Perhaps the movie’s manly sentiments—sentiments we men are taught not to have in these sissy days, as they might be toxic!—scared you.

But me? Like the author of this New York Post story about how Ford...

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Alanis King Alanis King Nov 26, 2019. 24 comments

The New Ford Bronco R Failed To Finish The Baja 1000

The New Ford Bronco R Failed To Finish The Baja 1000

Over the weekend, the new Ford Bronco (as the Ford Bronco R prototype race truck) took its first stab at the pinnacle of North American desert racing, the Baja 1000. It was a triumphant launch ahead of the return of the production Bronco , but the race didn’t end as triumphantly as it started. The Bronco R DNF’d after issue upon issue.

The No. 2069 Bronco R prototype is listed with driver...

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Alanis King Alanis King Nov 25, 2019. 5 comments

Chihuahua Absconds With Car, Drives Across Road

Chihuahua Absconds With Car, Drives Across Road

Everyone thought it was going to be the cats that took over—not the machines, war, or any other apocalyptic threat. “Why are you a cat person?” people ask, reminding me that dogs have owners and cats have servants. “Don’t you know they’re just sizing you up for a coup?” But at least I’ll have the last laugh before our new overlords take over, because it won’t be the cats. It’ll be the dogs .

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Alanis King Alanis King Nov 23, 2019. 12 comments

I Have Discovered Dodge's 'Holiday Gifts' Section And I Will Never Be The Same

I Have Discovered Dodge's 'Holiday Gifts' Section And I Will Never Be The Same

I am a self-proclaimed Hellcat Woman, which still surprises me. I’m into lighter sports cars; paying roughly six figures to thunder down the highway in a Dodge has never been on my radar; and I find that lower power numbers are more fun for street driving. Yet, the absurdity of it wins me over every time .

It will, however, take a little longer to win me over on a Hellcat onesie.

“A Hellcat...

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Alanis King Alanis King Nov 23, 2019. 6 comments

Volkswagen Is Done With Gas-Powered Motorsports

Volkswagen Is Done With Gas-Powered Motorsports

Automakers love to remind us how “close ” our electric and autonomous future is, while a lot of major racing divisions they participate in remain powered, at least partly , by internal-combustion engines. But Volkswagen is done with all of that, apparently. It plans to only race electric cars from now on.

Volkswagen announced the plans Friday, saying it is “focusing its motorsport strategy on...

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Alanis King Alanis King Nov 22, 2019. 23 comments

GM: We Are Also Doing An Electric Pickup And It Will Go On Sale In 2021

GM: We Are Also Doing An Electric Pickup And It Will Go On Sale In 2021
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General Motors wants to be in the electric-pickup mix by fall of 2021, Carlos Ghosn gets to speak with his wife after a full seven months, and a whole lot of Fiat Chrysler news, because this is apparently FCA Friday. All of this and more in The Morning Shift for Friday, Nov. 22,...

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Alanis King Alanis King Nov 22, 2019. 11 comments

GM Recalls More Than 550,000 Trucks Over Potential For Seat-Belt Systems To Cause Fires

GM Recalls More Than 550,000 Trucks Over Potential For Seat-Belt Systems To Cause Fires

Most recalls through the U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration are for problems that aren’t great but sound rather normal, like rollaway risk , airbag issues , or faulty builds . But a new, nearly 560,000-truck General Motors recall sounds like something out of a Mad Lib: Seat belts in the affected vehicles could, in the right conditions, end up causing a fire.

Yes, seat belts....

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Alanis King Alanis King Nov 22, 2019. 7 comments

How Would You Configure Your Aston Martin DBX?

How Would You Configure Your Aston Martin DBX?

In all honesty, an Aston Martin SUV isn’t the worst thing. I mean, my growing family of cats was really struggling to fit in the two-seaters, and we needed to add a larger vehicle to the family in order to all fit. Fluffy and Mittens also kept thinking the clutch pedal in the Vantage AMR was some form of whack-a-mole toy—making, as cats often do, once-simple tasks in life suddenly difficult.

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Alanis King Alanis King Nov 22, 2019.

Matt Crafton Played NASCAR's Game And Won

Matt Crafton Played NASCAR's Game And Won

Leading up to the NASCAR Truck Series’ championship race on Friday, where a title would be decided by the highest finisher of four drivers still in contention in that single race, the long shot this season, Matt Crafton, was asked about the potential for him to become the first winless champion in this era of NASCAR.

Crafton, in fact, hasn’t won a Truck Series race since the 2017 dirt-track...

Alanis King Alanis King Nov 21, 2019. 13 comments

Seven-Time NASCAR Cup Series Champion Jimmie Johnson Will Retire After The 2020 Season

Seven-Time NASCAR Cup Series Champion Jimmie Johnson Will Retire After The 2020 Season

Just months after failing to qualify for the NASCAR Cup Series playoffs for the first time in his career and days after the end of the 2019 season , seven-time Cup Series champion Jimmie Johnson announced on Wednesday that next year will be his last as a full-time Cup Series driver.

Even without another title in 2020, Johnson will retire tied with both Richard Petty and Dale Earnhardt Sr. for...

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Alanis King Alanis King Nov 04, 2019. 21 comments

Valtteri Bottas Wins U.S. Grand Prix, Teammate Lewis Hamilton Wins Sixth F1 Title In Austin

Valtteri Bottas Wins U.S. Grand Prix, Teammate Lewis Hamilton Wins Sixth F1 Title In Austin

Valtteri Bottas might not have led the entire Formula One U.S. Grand Prix from pole, but he was out front on the lap he needed to be out front on: the final one. His Mercedes teammate Lewis Hamilton finished finished just over four seconds behind in second, which was enough to secure Hamilton’s sixth-career title.

Red Bull driver Max Verstappen got the final spot on a mostly Mercedes podium,...

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Alanis King Alanis King Nov 03, 2019. 20 comments

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