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Watch The 150 MPH Honda Mean Mower Storm Up The Hill At Goodwood

The Honda Mean Mower V2 is powered by a 189-horsepower engine out of a CBR1000RR Fireblade. It can top 150 mph. It can cut grass. And here it is at the Goodwood Festival of Speed hooning up a British aristocrat’s driveway like a bat out of hell.

The Tesla Model 3 Can Drift

Ever since the Tesla Model 3 debuted we’ve been wondering a nagging question. Questions about its production rate, build quality, and worker conditions were all mere breezes rustling past our ears compared to The Big One. The Thing On All Of Our Minds. Can the Tesla Model 3 drift? It turns out that yes, yes it can.

Stef Schrader Takes The Checkered Flag Stef Schrader Takes The Checkered Flag

After five long, grueling, year-long laps as one of Jalopnik’s most beloved and prolific staff writers, we must announce that Stef Schrader—our best Porsche fan and chief Puffalump enthusiast—is taking the checkered flag and leaving us.

The Trade War Is Officially On The Trade War Is Officially On

Good morning! Welcome to The Morning Shift, your roundup of the auto news you crave, all in one place every weekday morning. Here are the stories you need to know.

We Swapped The Music On These Slow-Motion Fighter Jets And It's So Much Better

More than 50 percent of the American military is less than 25 years of age, so it makes some sense that occasionally it likes to release videos like fighter jets dancing in slow motion. The music they put over its original video was crap, though, so we made it better.

A Real McLaren P1 GT Longtail Is Coming, Get Hype A Real McLaren P1 GT Longtail Is Coming, Get Hype

I’ll gladly talk about the McLaren F1 all day. McLaren F1 this, McLaren F1 that. But there is only One True King of the road-going McLaren F1s, and that is the McLaren F1 GT. It was longer. More luxurious. With more downforce and less drag. And now there will be a McLaren P1 from the same mold.

It's Possible To Have Mixed Feelings About Tesla It's Possible To Have Mixed Feelings About Tesla

We’re Tesla shills. We’re Tesla shortsellers. We’re in bed with Tesla. We want to kill Tesla to do a favor for the traditional automakers and big oil. Here at Jalopnik, we’ve been accused of tons of things in regards to Elon Musk’s electric car company, and it’s because that company generates a lot of news that’s…

Tesla Did It, With A Ton Of Caveats Tesla Did It, With A Ton Of Caveats

Tesla did it. Sort of. It hit its goal of 5,000 Tesla Model 3s per week (albeit half a year late), bringing it to over 7,000 cars a week total. Production was up 55 percent this past quarter over the one before it, Tesla says, and the company is declaring it all its trouble“worth it.” But there has been trouble.

The McLaren 600LT Is Your New Little Lightweight 'Long' 'Tail' Lasciviousness The McLaren 600LT Is Your New Little Lightweight 'Long' 'Tail' Lasciviousness

The McLaren Sports Series already comes in a few street car varieties for us U.S. Americans. There’s the 570S, for sportiness, and the 570GT, for comfiness. But where is an ever-so-slightly longer version, for both raciness and longiness? Enter this, the McLaren 600LT.

Depeche Mode – 'Just Can't Get Enough' Depeche Mode – 'Just Can't Get Enough'

Traffic sucks, so why not start your morning off with some music? You provide the toast and we’ll provide the jams.

McLaren's CEO Just Said Something I've Been Thinking For Literally Years Now McLaren's CEO Just Said Something I've Been Thinking For Literally Years Now

This would have been blasphemy back in the day, but I’m bored by horsepower. It’s cheap. It’s too easy. It’s too dumb. We’re at the point where a Cadillac with 640 horsepower has been on the market for years now. The horsepower wars are over, and we all won. But there’s a new war coming. The war over weight.

Initial D Is Now Initial D(isclosure)

Initial D has been a manga, it’s been anime, it’s been games, it’s even been a live-action feature film. But throughout all of those different media, it was missing something. Something smart. Special. Something beautiful. It was missing a little thing I like to call GOVERNMENT TRANSPARENCY.

Harley-Davidson Is Moving Some Production Overseas Thanks To Trump's Trade War Harley-Davidson Is Moving Some Production Overseas Thanks To Trump's Trade War

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The 2019 Honda Insight Is The Most Normal Hybrid The 2019 Honda Insight Is The Most Normal Hybrid

At first I had no idea what this all-new 2019 Honda Insight was supposed to be. Was it an Accord? Why would Honda re-use the name of a car nobody really liked? And would it bring any joy to drivers? But I found out what it is. It’s a hybrid for the Normals among us.

What Do You Want To Know About The HondaJet? What Do You Want To Know About The HondaJet?

Honda, which you probably know as a car company, actually makes a ton of stuff that Aren’t Cars. One of those things is a private jet, which Honda has helpfully called a HondaJet. And I’m about to go for a ride.

The NXT 360 Is The Next-Gen Humvee The NXT 360 Is The Next-Gen Humvee

When the HMMWV, AKA the Humvee, AKA the military version of the Hummer, first came out, people thought it was unstoppable. Then the wars of Afghanistan and Iraq happened, and it proved extremely vulnerable to everything from improvised bombs to mines to bullets. So this mean-looking thing is what the original maker of…

The 2019 BMW Z4 Finally Gives Us A Good-Looking Z4  The 2019 BMW Z4 Finally Gives Us A Good-Looking Z4 

I know I’m going to get a lot of hate for this take, but I don’t care. I gotta LIVE MY TRUTH. I gotta FOLLOW MY BLISS. And my bliss, for this exact moment, is what looks to be the 2019 BMW Z4, revealed in these patent drawings way before the curtain officially drops.

Boeing Will Sell You An Ejection Seat Boeing Will Sell You An Ejection Seat

You’re looking for a new seat for you fully sikkkk CRX. You’ve considered Recaros. Jamexes. Sparco seats. Have you ever considered an ejection seat, though? Because apparently Boeing will sell you one. A real one. Ripped out of a real fighter jet.

This Is Why Care By Volvo Has Been Such A Mess This Is Why Care By Volvo Has Been Such A Mess

When we last checked in with Care by Volvo, it was a mess. Members of the much-anticipated Volvo subscription service—which for $600 includes a car, insurance and basic maintenance—reported cars that went undelivered, silence from customer service and one blown deadline after another. But now we know it was because…

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