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Cybertruck Serves As A Sinking Boat And A Koenigsegg Jesko Burns In This Week's Car Culture Roundup

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Photo: Manuel Velasquez (Getty Images), Tristar Media (Getty Images), James Leynse/Corbis (Getty Images), Daniel Golson/Jalopnik, Andy Kalmowitz / Jalopnik, Image: BYD, Screenshot: Drone Views | Zisimos Zizos via YouTube

Vin Diesel Shows Off 3 Familiar Muscle Cars For ‘Fast X Part 2' Filming On Instagram

Photo: Manuel Velasquez (Getty Images)
Photo: Manuel Velasquez (Getty Images)

There seem to be few things in the world that Vin Diesel loves more than the “Fast and Furious” franchise, and he’s a big fan of sharing that love with fans. Most recently, this has meant posting Instagram videos behind the scenes of “Fast X Part 2,” showing off all the cars that will be arriving — or returning — to the series. - Amber DaSilva Read More

Tesla Cybertruck’s ‘Vault’ Is A Leaky Mess

Photo: Tristar Media (Getty Images)
Photo: Tristar Media (Getty Images)

Add the Tesla Cybertruck’s “Vault” to the list of things about the electric pickup that haven’t lived up to the hype. As it turns out, the tonneau cover meant to make the bed of the Cybertruck impenetrable has a hard time keeping things like water out of the truck’s rear. - Andy Kalmowitz Read More

Tesla Sales Haven’t Dropped Like This Since 2012

Tesla hasn’t looked this dire since Elon Musk had his original hairline - Photo: James Leynse/Corbis (Getty Images)
Tesla hasn’t looked this dire since Elon Musk had his original hairline - Photo: James Leynse/Corbis (Getty Images)

Happy Monday! It’s July 1, 2024, and this is The Morning Shift, your daily roundup of the top automotive headlines from around the world, in one place. Here are the important stories you need to know. - Amber DaSilva Read More

BYD Sales Surge As Tesla’s Continues To Drop

Image: BYD
Image: BYD

Good morning! It’s Tuesday, July 2, 2024, and this is The Morning Shift, your daily roundup of the top automotive headlines from around the world, in one place. Here are the important stories you need to know. - Andy Kalmowitz Read More

Check Out All The Most Interesting Cars From The 2024 Hillsborough Concours d’Elegance

Photo: Daniel Golson/Jalopnik
Photo: Daniel Golson/Jalopnik

Concours events are always some of the best car shows to attend, though the automobiles on display are typically older and extremely expensive. Only one post-war car has ever won the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance, for example. But in recent years, the cars you’ll see on concours lawns are getting newer, more accessible and more eclectic, as evidenced by my recent trip to the Hillsborough Concours d’Elegance in northern California. - Daniel Golson Read More

Koenigsegg To Replace $3 Million Jesko Burned By Hydraulic Leak

The Jesko owner won’t be without a car for long, hopefully. - Screenshot: Drone Views | Zisimos Zizos via YouTube
The Jesko owner won’t be without a car for long, hopefully. - Screenshot: Drone Views | Zisimos Zizos via YouTube

Koenigsegg has been racing to uncover an issue with its multi-million-dollar Jesko hypercar after one burst into flames in Greece last month. Now, the Swedish automaker has reportedly uncovered the cause of the fire that destroyed the $3 million Jesko and has even pledged to replace the owner’s ruined ride, which had previously sold out. - Owen Bellwood Read More

Cybertruck Serves Briefly As Sinking Boat While Stuck In Lake

Cyberstuck. - Gif: This is Slovakia via YouTube
Cyberstuck. - Gif: This is Slovakia via YouTube

Elon Musk has made a lot of outlandish claims about the flagship Cybertruck, including that it will survive the apocalypse and will even be able to serve briefly as a boat should the world flood. Well those sailing credentials have been thrown into doubt this week after footage emerged of a Cybertruck stuck on the bank of a small lake. - Owen Bellwood Read More

I Think Ford Copied BMW’s Key From A Decade Ago

Photo: Andy Kalmowitz / Jalopnik
Photo: Andy Kalmowitz / Jalopnik

I just had a 2024 Ford Maverick Tremor dropped off for a week of testing, and when I was handed the key I was taken aback by how familiar it seemed. This was very odd considering the fact I’ve never tested a Ford before – therefore I’ve never seen the key. However, I just couldn’t shake the feeling that I’d used it before. - Andy Kalmowitz Read More

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