A key improvement to this year's Jalopnik Film Festival is the inclusion of work submitted by filmmakers, reviewed by a panel of judges that will include Matt Miller, Tamir Moscovici, Spike Feresten, Jeff Zwart, and James Glickenhaus. Best. Judges. EVER.
We couldn't do this film festival without a sponsor and this year our sponsor, Volvo, has agreed to help us produce a film about car culture… and by "us" we mean "you." We're going to provide everything you need to make your idea a reality, we just need your idea.
The Swedish want the 2015 Volvo XC90 to be one of the safest cars on the market. That's why the new car has run-off road protection, auto braking at intersections and about 40 per cent of its body made of ultra-high strength steel. Talk about a cannonball that seats seven.
Volvo engineers must be wizards because their new Twin Engine drivetrain translates to the top of the range XC90 T8 having 400 horsepower and 472 lb-ft of torque with CO2 emissions of around 60 g/km. That's better than the Prius and its 91 g/km of emissions.