Sunday News

Prius owners are defecting to Tesla

Recent comments from Toyota’s North America CEO Jim Lenktz in Automotive News clued everyone in on how much of a pull Tesla has. According to the auto publication, about 9 percent of Toyota drivers jump to other brands, and half of those defectors are Prius owners going to Tesla.

Man Puts Giant 37-inch Off-Road Tires On a Honda Accord and Goes Mall Crawling

You may recall a video from earlier this year by Russian YouTube channel Garage 54 ENG. In it, Vlad, the host, throws 38 inch off-road tires on his VAZ 2106 sedan and rips donuts. Well, now an American has decided to replicate this stunt, but with slightly smaller tires on a vehicle fairly common in the U.S.: a sixth-gen Honda Accord.

Tesla Moves to Build the Model Y After a Gangbusters 2018

Elon Musk’s car company just announced its second profitable quarter in a row, but keeping the momentum going requires more focus on costs, and a move overseas.

Tesla says the Model Y is coming in 2020

The Tesla Model Y — the SUV electric vehicle that CEO Elon Musk has been teasing and talking about since 2015 — will begin volume production by the end of 2020, the company said Wednesday in a letter to shareholders.

Tesla CFO Resigns Following Q4 Earnings Release

Tesla’s Chief Financial Officer has resigned from the company shortly after the release of its fourth-quarter earnings report, joining a long list of executive departures from Elon Musk’s car company, including many finance and accounting leaders.

Volkswagen is bringing back the dune buggy

Volkswagen has confirmed that it will unveil an electric Meyers Manx-inspired dune buggy at the Geneva Motor Show in March. The open-top off-roader will be built on the company’s new modular electric platform, or MEB, which will underpin its upcoming lineup of battery-powered cars.

Koenigsegg Is Planning a New Supercar for the Low Price of $1.1 Million

At $15,000, Does This WRX-Swapped 2002 Subaru Impreza Suitably Impress?

The seller of today’s Nice Price or Crack Pipe Impreza says there’s 10K on all its WRX-sourced parts. That should prove enough for a shakedown run, but let’s hope its price isn’t a shakedown of another kind.

We Might See A Tesla Pickup Truck This Summer

A new crossover! A new semi truck! A plant in China! Layoffs! The new roadster, maybe! Tesla has a lot going on right now, but Q4 of 2018 was a nice financial win for the growing automaker. And on the earnings call just now, CEO Elon Musk just kind of casually mentioned we may see a Tesla pickup truck this summer too.

Illinois police share ‘ridiculous’ driver’s triple-digit speeding ticket on snowy road to warn others

A female driver caught going 80 miles per hour over the speed limit on a slushy Illinois road was not only pulled over and arrested Sunday night — she was publicly scolded by the Illinois State Police for the “ridiculous” act.

The Porsche Taycan Will Come With Three Years of Free Charging and Charge Faster Than Any EV

hile the Taycan will certainly be fast in the conventional sense—it’ll do 0 to 60 mph in about three and a half seconds—being faster while charging is actually the sort of speed that owners can actually really appreciate, in a real-world way.

Driver dies after smashing into bollards at 125mph in Mercedes in Russia

Watch a Whole Team of Off-Roaders Hitch Up to Save a Bus in a Snowstorm

There’s all kinds of teamwork happening here–regular citizens stepping up to help public transit! Jeep owners and 4Runner owners driving together?! Maybe Canada really is as friendly as everybody says.

Tesla Reduces Production of Model S and X Cars

Elon Musk’s Tesla announced a reduction in the production of its Model S and Model X vehicles, resulting in its share price dropping sharply this week.

Dangerous Idiot Sleeps While Driving His Tesla on Autopilot

The story of the day! So funny.

Hey, who likes riddles? Here’s one! What’s the difference between KITT from Knight Rider’s self-driving system and a Tesla on Autopilot? The answer? Nothing! They’re both fucking fictional when it comes to being fully self-driving and if you sleep in your Autopilot-mode Tesla you’re an idiot endangering everyone around you. Also, only one could be used while David Hasselhoff enjoyed a cheeseburger. With this in mind, this video of a guy sleeping at the wheel of his Tesla Model X should be even more infuriating.

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Monday News

Drunk driver cruised the wrong way on Connecticut highway for 17 miles, cops say

A man was arrested for DWI — after driving his car 17 miles in the wrong direction on a Connecticut highway, police said.

Massachusetts man, 65, clings to hood of SUV on turnpike in suspected road-rage incident

A road rage incident in Massachusetts turned into a terrifying situation that left one man clinging to the hood of an SUV while it traveled up to speeds of 70 mph on a turnpike, police said.

Walmart wants to hire 900 new truck drivers and is offering an annual salary of $90,000

Walmart, the world’s largest retailer, is experiencing a shortage of truck drivers at a time when it is facing stiff competition from rivals including Amazon.

LAPD commander abandons cop car in suburb after early morning wreck

A top Los Angeles Police Department commander was under investigation for abandoning his unmarked police car in a nearby suburb after an early morning wreck, according to reports.

Wednesday News

Curtain Airbags Deploy on a 2018 Camaro ZL1 While Going 19 MPH

We’ve covered untimely airbag deployments here at Jalopnik before, but this one is something new. A Camaro ZL1's curtain airbags deployed in the middle of an autocross spinout while the driver was going a mere 19 mph. And, according to the driver, GM didn’t want to help with the damages.

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McLaren’s Concept of F1 in 2050 Is Like a Futuristic Video Game You Never Expected Become Reality

GMC’s next Sierra HD pickup can see through trailers

GMC has unveiled its 2020 Sierra Heavy Duty pickup truck, which packs in 445 horsepower and a 10-speed transmission — along with plenty of tech, of course. It offers 15 camera views, including a transparent trailer view that lets you see what’s behind your trailer. The feature blends what a tailgate-mounted camera sees with the view from an accessory camera you can affix to the back of the trailer. You can also install and connect to a camera inside your trailer to make sure no loose items are causing chaos.

Toyota ‘Batmobile’ is no joke

The 2020 Toyota Supra Is Finally Here With 335 HP, Does Zero to 60 in 4.1 Seconds

No more leaks. No more teasers. No more camouflage. At long last the all-new 2020 Toyota Supra is here to revive a storied nameplate, and even if it’s a BMW underneath now it’s still packing turbocharged inline-six power, rear-wheel drive and aggressive looks.

The 1994 Toyota Supra That Sold for $121,000 On Bring a Trailer Is Now at a Dealer for $500,000

The 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Will Slay Hellcats And Camaros With At Least 700 HP

Subaru WRX STI S209 Gets 341 HP: Cower Before Your New AWD Master

The mad king of all-wheel drive once more scampers to the ramparts, screaming. The Subaru WRX STI S209 is here for my Americans! The first S model for America! Rip four tires with 341 horsepower. Vanquish thine enemy: Mitsubishi. Though there is no Evo to fight against, Subaru continues to wage its own war, thrashing against its own shadow.

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Distracted stargazers’ SUV gets swamped…

High tide at Ponte Vedra Beach crept up on Honda CRV

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. – They were watching the moon when they should have been watching the tide. 

Sky gazers at Ponte Vedra Beach were watching the rare lunar eclipse known as a super blood wolf moon on Sunday night when the high tide crept in, the St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office confirmed Monday. 

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Sunday Car News

Mugen Has Made the Most Absurd Honda Civic Type R
Honda tuner Mugen has trotted out a batch of cars wearing body kits for the 2019 Tokyo motor show. Most of them are fairly reserved; the RC20GT kit for the Honda Civic Type R is not.

Rocket technology will allow the 2020 Tesla Roadster to hover above the road

This Guy Chasing After Tire on Freeway Is Really Setting the Tone For 2019

Airstream’s Nest is a cozy, futuristic trailer

Unique 1967 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Super Snake sold at auction for record $2.2 million

BMW Teamed With The North Face to Make a Tent With Tweels

Drone Filming a Wedding Accidentally Catches Footage of a Wild Car Crash