I'm going to New York, and now I need a place to stay

I spontaneously applied for an exchange semester (or two quarters) at Berkeley Manhattan, and I today received the okay! That's all very exciting for the german boy I am, so now I'm hustling to prepare everything for the trip. So here's a question: where would you NY Jalops look to find a reasonably priced place to… » 8/20/14 9:45am 8/20/14 9:45am

Breaking News #2: Verstappen racing for Torro Rosso 2015

Another very interesting development was just announced: Max Verstappen was confirmed to race for Scuderia Torro Rosso, the Red Bull junior team, as soon as next year. Verstappen is driving his first season in a open wheel formula car after success in karting and already won 8 races in the Formula 3 Euro Series, which… » 8/18/14 3:25pm 8/18/14 3:25pm

Breaking News: André Lotterer replaces Kobayashi at Caterham

Lotterer has been a Jaguar F1 test driver back in 2002 and has enjoyed many victories in the second fastest open wheel series, Formula Nippon, including a won title with Toyota's TOM team. How will he do in the Caterham? I'm not sure. While he's undoubtedly talented behind the wheel of anything, the current car has… » 8/18/14 2:11pm 8/18/14 2:11pm

21 Minutes of Horizon 2 Gameplay

A very brief recap: stunning graphics, offroad cars like the Rally Fighter and Ram Runner, city racing with a hint of Midtown Madness. It looks like Horizon 2 is the game that will profit the most of Turn 10's new detail obsession. Watch the video and judge for yourself, and discuss it in the comments below (even… » 8/13/14 5:35pm 8/13/14 5:35pm

Isle of Man TT Course coming to GPL, looks mighty impressive

Simracers are blessed with a huge amount of tracks to chose from. Seriously, there are circuits of all varieties available online for download. And yet there's one track or another that stands out. Snaefell Mountain Course is one of them. » 8/11/14 1:23pm 8/11/14 1:23pm

The rumours were true: goodbye Parabolica gravel trap

As I've mentioned in some edition of the Paddock Club, Monza was rumoured to tone down one true precision corner, the Parabolica. Pilots would step on the throttle early, eager to get a fast exit, but would have to be careful to not get sucked into the gravel, as Lewis Hamilton did in 2013. The result? A ruined… » 8/07/14 9:55am 8/07/14 9:55am

Mercedes reportedly going full BMW, building another A-class sedan

The usually very well informed Mercedes-Fans.de website published an article that shows artist renderings of a A-class sedan. The story behind the pictures is that Mercedes is planning to build the fourth front wheel drive derivative in Mexico. Nissan already has a facility there, and with reports suggesting that the… » 8/04/14 8:50am 8/04/14 8:50am

WRC Finland: Two VW drivers go head to head before last day

Finland is to WRC what Indianapolis is for Indycar: the absolute highlight of the annual season, paired with a huge spectacle and enthusiastic fans along the track. This year was no exception, so here's a quick summary ahead of the very last stages that will take place tomorrow. » 8/02/14 3:58pm 8/02/14 3:58pm

Remeber I posted the 991 GT3 RS two months ago?

So many people called me stupid for believing an obvious fake. And what happened in the end? This. Oh, the sweet taste of satisfaction. http://jalopnik.com/the-2015-porsche-911-gt3-rs-might-be-the-nastiest-moder-1613918306 » 7/31/14 10:35am 7/31/14 10:35am

OppoQuestion: How do "shaved" engine bays work?

So Speedhunters featured this nice Chevy Small Block swapped W108 Mercedes. Pretty cool, and the engine bay is proper showcar stuff. Now here's my question: how does this shaving and cleaning the engine bay of everything non-essential thing work? There must be a reason why the factory needs all of that space, so where… » 7/29/14 4:16pm 7/29/14 4:16pm

Monza will finally become a high speed fest again

Monza is legendary for being the high speed festival of the year. Monza is basically all straight, interrupted by 4 fast corners and 2 chicanes. Sadly though, the event lost some of its spirit. Sebastian Vettel followed a trend set by Button in 2010 and gave downforce a higher priority than pure top speed. In 2011,… » 7/29/14 8:45am 7/29/14 8:45am