2009 Ford F-150 Grille, All Taped Up

The Ford F-150's the vehicle that sold more than any other this past year. Yup, more than the Camry, more than the Accord and more than it's pickup truck rivals. Although we already knew we'd be seeing the newly-redesigned 2009 Ford F-150 this week at the Detroit Auto Show, and we already have seen some pretty clear… » 1/07/08 11:05am 1/07/08 11:05am

A Titan of a Giveaway: PickupTruck.com Wants You to Help Customize, Win…

Our friends over at PickupTruck.com have one heck of a big giveaway. One could even say it's a Titan-ic giveaway if one was predisposed to puns. Luckily we're not. But, whether punny or not, they're giving away a 2008 Nissan Titan PRO-4X Crew Cab. Only if you're the winner then it's a little bit more than just a stock… » 1/07/08 8:00am 1/07/08 8:00am

Rescue 911: Ford Expands Sync With "911 Assist," Calls William Shatner…

Speak of the devil — the embargo's just dropped on Ford's newest addition to the Sync system unveiled tonight at the 2008 CES show by Microsoft's main man himself — Bill Gates. It's called "911 Assist" and it uses the bluetooth phone connection function of Sync to dial the local 911 operator through your phone if… » 1/06/08 9:30pm 1/06/08 9:30pm

CES 2008: Ford Unveils Sirius Travel Link Navigation System, Offers…

In addition to a tease of even more Sync-ing to come at the 2008 CES show, Ford's just unveiled their newest toy to complement the Sync system. It's called the Sirius Travel Link navigation system — and it's a nav system that uses Sirius's ability to download data to your in-dash system to give drivers and passengers… » 1/06/08 7:31pm 1/06/08 7:31pm

A Real KITT? GM to Reveal Plans for Driverless Vehicles Within Decade…

We'll be there live on Tuesday when GM CEO "Slick" Rick Wagoner gives the keynote address at the 2008 Consumer Electronics Show in Vegas — and boy are we glad we're going. We're hearing the General's main man will devote part of his speech to GM's desire to really create KITT from Knight Rider. No, not an advanced… » 1/06/08 7:00pm 1/06/08 7:00pm

30-Second Knight Rider Commercial Airs, No Turbo Boost In Sight

UPDATE: We snagged ourselves a higher-res version of the new Knight Rider commercial. We've replaced the ol' and busted one with the new hotness you see above and added the text of the commercial below the jump. The second commercial for the new Knight Rider's aired just weeks after the first and it's got us… » 1/06/08 9:10am 1/06/08 9:10am

Detroit Auto Show: Kid Rock Bringin' Sex Rhymes to GM Style Event Next…

Looks like in addition to the A-list, B-list and C-list music names the General's throwin' down at the GM Style event next Saturday night prior to the Detroit Auto Show, they'll also have a D-list entertainer in the house. "D" as in D-etroit. Ha! We slay ourselves...and pretty much only ourselves. Yes, GM's bringing… » 1/04/08 9:15am 1/04/08 9:15am

Maximum Bob Lutz Hates Spy Photographers, Orders all Camaro Test…

Looks like Bob Lutz, main product man for the General, has decided he's sick and tired of the spy photographer rat race on the new 2009 Chevy Camaro. So, rather than play the war of escalation with the shutterbugs, he's ordered Ed "I Live To Serve" Peper to remove all cladding from the new Chevy muscle car while it… » 1/03/08 1:16pm 1/03/08 1:16pm

First Pontiac G8 Wagon Photo?

Ben caught it before any of us. His eagle eyes caught something all of us should have immediately noticed if we hadn't been so Camaro crazy. Unless our eyes are playing tricks on us — there's a camouflaged wagon hanging off the back of that Camaro-carrying trailer truck from the 2009 Chevrolet Camaro spy photos we… » 1/03/08 10:44am 1/03/08 10:44am

2009 Chevrolet Camaro, First Interior Shots!

The spy shooters of KGP have snagged us one heckuva get — these are the best shots to date of the 2009 Chevy Camaro caught on a car trailer — including the very first interior shots we've yet seen. We'll have all the shots up in a moment, but we've got the full spy report below the jump. UPDATE: All the photos added… » 1/03/08 9:47am 1/03/08 9:47am

Exclusive Video From New Death Race Movie Features Mean-Looking…

While we knew going in the Death Race "trailer" we posted earlier wasn't the real thing, our sources tell us like the Jason Statham screen shot we showed you last week, the video we've got up above is absolutely the real thing. It's some behind-the-scenes video from the new Death Race movie. That vehicle you see… » 1/02/08 4:00pm 1/02/08 4:00pm

Gawker Geeks Out, Launches io9 Sci-Fi Site

So you're pretty anxious about 2008? How about 2078? If you're thoughts end up bent more towards the future than the present, maybe our newly launches sister-site, io9 might be for you. Described by editor Annalee Newitz as a pop-culture site in which she and her team of sci-fi savvy writers get to focus on "fantasies… » 1/02/08 11:00am 1/02/08 11:00am

Nothing But a G-Thang: G-Power Reveals 730 HP Hurricane, Lays Claim to…

The German tuners all about powerful precision have put together one heckuva package for the BMW M5. They're calling it the Hurricane and they're claiming the $130,000+ package (or if you don't own the M5 already, just buy the package plus an M5 for a mere $352,584) makes the M5 the "fastest and most powerful… » 1/02/08 7:45am 1/02/08 7:45am

Video of Honda's Transforming Rose Bowl Parade Float in Action,…

Remember the transforming Honda Ridgeline parade float for the Tournament of Roses parade we showed you last week? Yeah — you remember, the one piloted by Asimo the amazing super-robot from the number two super best awesome automaker from the land of the rising sun? Well, one of us actually woke up early enough… » 1/02/08 5:30am 1/02/08 5:30am

Jalopnik Reader Requests Armored Maybach for Azerbaijani President?

We get some strange requests here at Jalopnik. Sometimes those requests are admittedly from some very strange people. But the e-mail we got last night was by far the most strange request we've seen in quite some time. It's from a man named Rustam Mamedov. If it's the same Rustam Mamedov we found in a quick Google… » 12/31/07 11:00am 12/31/07 11:00am

Detroit Auto Show Just Two Weeks Away, Cobo Hall Getting All Gussied-Up…

The mother-of-all-auto-shows, the Detroit Auto Show, is just a couple of weeks away so it's now time to start the deluge of pre-Auto Show stories from the local Detroit press on how Cobo Hall's getting ready for the limelight. First to the plate is Bryce Hoffman of the Detroit News and his enthralling piece on… » 12/31/07 10:15am 12/31/07 10:15am

Mercedes CLS AMG 63 Images Leak on to Internet

Although we'd already heard the new Mercedes CLS AMG wouldn't be getting a power boost beyond 514 HP under the hood, now we're not only hearing what it'll officially look like, we're seeing it. Here's the first shots of the new four-door "coupe" from Daimler — helpfully making the rounds on the internet well before… » 12/31/07 9:30am 12/31/07 9:30am