Porsche would make excellent potato chips. To make a quality chip, you need the skill to slice thin and even, so you get full potato flavor in every single one. And few companies can slice a product lineup thinner while maintaining flavor than Porsche.Case in point: the 2019 Porsche Panamera GTS and GTS Sport Turismo, which together increase the Panamera family to 18 unique models. The GTS lands above Panamera, Panamera 4 and 4S models, as well as the Hybrid, Executive and Sport Turismo variants. Yet it slots in below the Turbo and Turbo S, and all of those variants. A massive gap in the product lineup!Falling in that space gives the GTS a 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V8, just like the Turbo models, but here, boost pressure is 11.6 pounds per square inch, not 18.9. This engine uses an aluminum block and heads, with an iron lining around each cylinder, which helps wear and friction. The lining in the block is just 150 micrometers, or 0.15 millimeters, thick, which gives you those wear … [Read more...] about 2019 Porsche Panamera GTS and GTS Sport Turismo first drive: Chips anyone?
Rumble on ice 2019
Looking back at this year’s Jalopnik Reviews, we found that Miatas, McLarens and bi-turbo Mercedes-Benzes proved excellent as always. But we also discovered the sweetness of a $50,000 Subaru WRX and found out whether 1990s Hondas lived up to the legend. Since we’re committed to being an impartial outlet that covers every aspect of car culture, we don’t give out formal awards for best new cars the way most outlets do. After all, who gives a shit? Nobody buys something because it was the North American Car or Truck of the Year. We’ll all be dead eventually, so buy whatever you want and enjoy it as long as you can. But in lieu of that, we like to list the finest cars—old and new—that we drove between January and now. We hope you’ll find it useful, and we’re glad you were here with us on our adventures. Here are our favorites for the year. 1999 Honda Civic Si Nostalgia is a hell of a drug, and I am powerless against its influence. So many … [Read more...] about The Best Cars We Drove In 2018