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Alanis King Alanis King Oct 09, 2019. 13 comments

The 2020 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody Is A 707 HP Four-Door Land Missile For The Fans

The 2020 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody Is A 707 HP Four-Door Land Missile For The Fans
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Most know that when we talk about car companies hopping on trends like autonomy, electrification, and efficiency, we’re not really talking about Dodge. Dodge, instead, has a lineup full of dinosaurs that get a thorough polishing, more power and maybe a new bow every year, and we eat it up . Every year. Somehow, it works.

The...

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Alanis King Alanis King Oct 09, 2019. 20 comments

'Not To Be Sexist, But': What It's Like Being A Woman Who Works In Automotive Journalism

'Not To Be Sexist, But': What It's Like Being A Woman Who Works In Automotive Journalism
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At Jalopnik, we often talk about how  women get treated  differently or are represented less in the car and motorsports industries—things that have long catered (and often still do ) to the man’s man. But in 2019, more and more women are involved in it than ever, to say nothing of how we’re half of all drivers and most of the new...

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Alanis King Alanis King Oct 05, 2019. 16 comments

Good Thing I Didn't See This Hellcat-Swapped Miata Before It Sold, Or I Would've Been $36,000 Poorer

Good Thing I Didn't See This Hellcat-Swapped Miata Before It Sold, Or I Would've Been $36,000 Poorer

If there are two things in life that I find to be inarguable blessings to this Earth, aside from emissions and such, they are the Mazda Miata and any motor vehicle with “Hellcat” in its name. Thus, similar to a department-store blowout jewelry sale where I may or may not lose control and hide everything I bought from my husband in various corners of the house, I am blessed to have missed the...

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Alanis King Alanis King Oct 01, 2019. 11 comments

The 2020 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Widebody Will Start At $69,645

The 2020 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Widebody Will Start At $69,645

The Dodge Charger is one of the survivors of the sedanpocalypse, and in terms of features, it is thriving. The newest iteration of the model, the Charger SRT Hellcat Widebody—the wide body being the new part—now has a price tag, and it’ll run you a casual $69,645 on the low end.

That’s plus $1,495 in destination charges, of course, because it has to look like it’s cheaper than $70,000 on the...

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Alanis King Alanis King Sep 30, 2019. 20 comments

U.S. Labor Judge Rules That Tesla Interfered With Union Organizing

U.S. Labor Judge Rules That Tesla Interfered With Union Organizing
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Tesla is ruled to have interfered with union organizing, Fiat Chrysler owes a lot of money over misleading sales figures, Maserati looks toward our electric and autonomous future, more lawsuits over the Trump administration’s efforts to block California from setting emissions rules, and more on...

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Alanis King Alanis King Sep 28, 2019. 19 comments

Here's Your Latest Chance To Be Deemed Unworthy Of Buying A New Ford GT

Here's Your Latest Chance To Be Deemed Unworthy Of Buying A New Ford GT

Have you found yourself to be unworthy of a new Ford GT? Has Ford, perhaps, also found you to be unworthy of a new Ford GT? Well, then, you’re in luck! You will get at least one more glorious chance to be told just how unworthy you are of America’s 647-horsepower Le Mans car for the street. Exciting!

Ford announced this week that next Saturday, RM Sotheby’s and the Petersen Automotive Museum...

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Alanis King Alanis King Sep 27, 2019. 14 comments

NASCAR Truck Team Calls For Playoff Waiver After Being Eliminated Due To Spec Engine Failures

NASCAR Truck Team Calls For Playoff Waiver After Being Eliminated Due To Spec Engine Failures
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Several NASCAR Truck Series title contenders got smoked in the final race of the first playoff elimination round at Las Vegas Motor Speedway this month, and it wasn’t their doing—it was that of their spec engines, which all failed in quick succession. Two of those drivers were eliminated from the...

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Alanis King Alanis King Sep 24, 2019. 19 comments

NASCAR Drivers Need New Insults

NASCAR Drivers Need New Insults

The thing about insults is that they’re usually only good the first time. Call your boss a mumpsimus with the professional skills of a whimpering toddler once and it’s funny; do it every day and it loses its charm. The latter is where NASCAR insults often get stuck, with someone throwing out something good every so often and everyone else recycling it for the next four decades.

That...

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Alanis King Alanis King Sep 24, 2019. 19 comments

Rich Energy: Not Dead Yet!

Rich Energy: Not Dead Yet!

Spooky season is almost upon us, which means it’s time for zombies and ghouls and haunted graveyards to be temporarily fashionable once again. But this fall, rising from the dead isn’t just for the folks in the Halloween movies. It may also be for Rich Energy, our dearly departed sponsor of the Haas Formula One team.

That’s right, kids. In terms of its presence on the world stage of...

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Alanis King Alanis King Sep 23, 2019. 15 comments

The 2020 Karma Revero GT Sounds Like A Flying Saucer That's Been Pummeled By Asteroids

The 2020 Karma Revero GT Sounds Like A Flying Saucer That's Been Pummeled By Asteroids

The Karma Revero GT, which you might have called the “Karma Revero” or the “Fisker Karma” in the past, will have a new setup powering it in 2020. Because that setup leans heavily electric, the powertrain of silence, the Revero will also feature some fake “engine” noise in order to warn those nearby of its presence.

But while you’d think a carmaker with a clean slate to build its “brand...

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Alanis King Alanis King Sep 21, 2019. 12 comments

Haas F1 Team On Why It Didn’t Hire Nico Hülkenberg: We Need To Fix Our Car First

Haas F1 Team On Why It Didn’t Hire Nico Hülkenberg: We Need To Fix Our Car First

Renault Formula One driver Nico Hülkenberg is currently out of a ride next year, since with only 20 cars, F1 silly season is basically a prolonged game of musical chairs. Rest assured, though, Haas F1 was considering him—only to realize they needed to fix their race car before screwing around with anything else.

Given the rest of the drama over there lately, that’s probably for the best.

Haas

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Alanis King Alanis King Sep 21, 2019. 17 comments

Lexus: First This Yacht, Next Maybe Planes?

Lexus: First This Yacht, Next Maybe Planes?

Lexus, in an effort to go for all four elements of nature except maybe fire (that’s Elon Musk’s realm , and probably shouldn’t spread), seems to be going for every method of luxury travel possible these days. It has cars already, of course, but it needs more. It needs cars and boats and planes, oh m—nope, not going there.

Anyway, Lexus, as you might know, unveiled a new yacht recently, very...

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Alanis King Alanis King Sep 20, 2019. 18 comments

This Killswitch Engage NASCAR Car Reminds Me Of All The Band T-Shirts I've Misplaced Over The Years

This Killswitch Engage NASCAR Car Reminds Me Of All The Band T-Shirts I've Misplaced Over The Years

New England’s favorite metalcore sons Killswitch Engage will be on a NASCAR track soon—figuratively, not literally, as one isn’t advised to casually venture onto a NASCAR track with the high-speed traffic and all—and so will all of my nostalgia from the years when I only wore hardcore band T-shirts with unidentified melting figures printed across them.

Do you think my editors would mind if I...

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Alanis King Alanis King Sep 20, 2019. 23 comments

How Your Car Gets Crash Tested

How Your Car Gets Crash Tested

You’ve seen the annual “Top Safety Pick ” car ads and the crash-test videos , with cars slammed into objects as their own debris pours down around them like a snowstorm. Perhaps the latter even convinced you not to buy a car you so desperately wanted.

But that’s just a small part of determining which vehicles on the market are safe and which fall short—a long, messy process full of bulk vehicle...

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Alanis King Alanis King Sep 20, 2019. 19 comments

Bugatti Sold Out Of Its $33,000 Kiddie Car In Three Weeks

Bugatti Sold Out Of Its $33,000 Kiddie Car In Three Weeks

The Bugatti Baby II , a new take on the tiny car founder Ettore Bugatti made for his youngest son’s fourth birthday in 1926, is a lot of things. You could call it a revival of history, as Bugatti does, or perhaps “the only Bugatti most of us can afford.” Or you could take the most direct route, which is a $33,000 kiddie car for the rich that sold out in three weeks.

Somehow, this $33,000...

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Alanis King Alanis King Sep 19, 2019. 18 comments

Robert Kubica Loses F1 Ride After Coming Back From Crash That Partially Severed His Arm

Robert Kubica Loses F1 Ride After Coming Back From Crash That Partially Severed His Arm

Robert Kubica was on the rise in his career at one of motorsport’s highest levels, Formula One, when he suffered a horrific 2011 rally crash partially severed his arm. Kubica made it back to the top eight years later with the Williams F1 team, against all predictions, but his comeback won’t last into 2020—at least, not with Williams.

Kubica confirmed in an F1 press conference Thursday that he...

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Alanis King Alanis King Sep 19, 2019. 22 comments

The 2020 Toyota Camry TRD And Avalon TRD Are How Sedans Fight To Stay Relevant

The 2020 Toyota Camry TRD And Avalon TRD Are How Sedans Fight To Stay Relevant
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The 2020 Toyota Camry TRD and its larger Avalon TRD sibling are the natural next evolutions of the company’s sneaky push to inject more energy into its historically dull sedan lineup. It’s working, kind of.

These cars are Toyota’s first real steps in testing what “performance” Camrys and Avalons could be, and that’s just what...

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Alanis King Alanis King Sep 18, 2019. 14 comments

Petersen Automotive Museum To Honor Life Of Jessi Combs With Multiple-Day Exhibit Next Week

Petersen Automotive Museum To Honor Life Of Jessi Combs With Multiple-Day Exhibit Next Week

The Petersen Automotive Museum in Los Angeles announced Tuesday that it will open a temporary exhibit this Sunday honoring the life of Jessi Combs, who died in August while attempting to beat her own land-speed record. The exhibit, “Jessi Combs: Life at Full Speed,” will run through Wednesday of next week.

'Fastest Woman On Four Wheels' Jessi Combs Killed In Jet-Car Crash

Yesterday, while...

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Alanis King Alanis King Sep 18, 2019. 18 comments

Just Think Of All The Things You Could Do Instead Of Spending $30,000 On This Ford GT Paint Job

Just Think Of All The Things You Could Do Instead Of Spending $30,000 On This Ford GT Paint Job

We can all admit that the mint-green paint on this 538-mile 2017 Ford GT is good, even if the car has been ignored, sitting aimlessly for the past two years for likely no purpose other than to flip it as soon as contractually possible. What we can all also admit—hopefully, at least—is that it was too expensive.

The current generation of the Ford GT, which has been out for a few years now, was

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Alanis King Alanis King Sep 18, 2019. 23 comments

What Happened To The Nissan Pathfinder?

What Happened To The Nissan Pathfinder?

I’ll admit I’m not the first person to think about the Nissan Pathfinder all day. I’m more of a “check the used-car sites to see if Lotus Elise prices are holding” type, and the Pathfinder doesn’t necessarily scream “Think about me, you absolute dunce!” It wouldn’t be a very compelling argument if it did.

But pricing for the 2020 Pathfinder came out Tuesday, with the model starting at $31,680...

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