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The All-Electric Honda E Comes in Five Delightful Colors The All-Electric Honda E Comes in Five Delightful Colors

Honda’s new city car, the Honda E, is a few things: fully electric, absolutely adorable, and, as far as we know, not currently destined for America. But buyers in areas of Europe can now reserve the E in one of five colors, and Honda’s bold choices didn’t fizzle out when it came to deciding what those would be.

McLaren Will Host a $50,000 Monument to Its Failure at the Indy 500 McLaren Will Host a $50,000 Monument to Its Failure at the Indy 500

Cheesy sayings might get annoying over time, but that doesn’t make them any less true. Don’t count your chickens before they’re hatched, after all, would’ve been great advice for those in charge of booking McLaren’s Indy 500 hospitality—now an extravagant monument to its own amazing failure to make the race.

Niki Lauda, Formula One Legend and Three-Time World Champion, Dead at 70 Niki Lauda, Formula One Legend and Three-Time World Champion, Dead at 70

Andreas Nikolaus “Niki” Lauda, a legendary figure of perseverance in the face of adversity and three-time Formula One world champion who remained a fixture in the sport even after his racing days were long over, has died, according to his family members. He was 70.

Drive Your Cars You Cowards Drive Your Cars You Cowards

Here at Jalopnik, we try not to be redundant in the subject matter of our blogs. Redundancy would be boring for us, boring for you, and would eventually rid us of our prized spot on your bookmark bar. But if there’s anything that needs to be said again, and again, and again, it’s this: Cars are meant to be driven.

McLaren Won't Buy Its Way Into the Indy 500 McLaren Won't Buy Its Way Into the Indy 500

Motorsport’s big star in an always-faltering car, Fernando Alonso, was one of three drivers who failed to make the field for this year’s Indianapolis 500—leaving Alonso and his McLaren team with the choice of either trying to buy their way in or going home. They’ve chosen to go home.

W Series Points Leader Jamie Chadwick Becomes Williams F1 Development Driver W Series Points Leader Jamie Chadwick Becomes Williams F1 Development Driver

British racer Jamie Chadwick—a sports-car and single-seater driver who’s a race winner in British Formula 3, a champion in the British GT GT4 division, and, most recently, leads the points in the women-only W Series championship—just took on a new role: development driver for the Williams Formula One team.

Genesis Gave the G70 a Manual Transmission Even Though It Knew Barely Anybody Would Buy One Genesis Gave the G70 a Manual Transmission Even Though It Knew Barely Anybody Would Buy One

When it comes to new vehicles with manual transmissions, at least in this bleak segment of the global car market we call America, things aren’t great—even the holdouts are shedding their third pedals, and barren sales justify it. But Genesis knew its manual G70 sedan would barely sell, and brought it here anyway.

Even Robot Drivers Won't Make Ride-Hailing Cheaper Than Owning a Car: Study Even Robot Drivers Won't Make Ride-Hailing Cheaper Than Owning a Car: Study

Robots and the future of ride-hailing, Tesla’s plans for expenses and cost cutting, potential spikes in gas prices on U.S. coasts, emissions wars, and more Nissan-Renault drama. All of this and more in The Morning Shift for Friday, May 17, 2019.

How Would You Configure Your Grand-Touring, $210,000 McLaren GT? How Would You Configure Your Grand-Touring, $210,000 McLaren GT?

McLaren’s online configurator is one of the most fun to play with—one, because it looks fancy, and two, because of the abundance of paint options that includes more than the usual silver, darker silver, other silver, gray, white, pearlescent white and black. Now, we get to try them all out on the new McLaren GT.

Wrecker Transporting Fernando Alonso’s Wrecked Indy 500 Practice Car Also Wrecks Wrecker Transporting Fernando Alonso’s Wrecked Indy 500 Practice Car Also Wrecks

We all misjudge things from time to time, like the third turn at Indianapolis Motor Speedway or the height of a tunnel in relation to a tall truck. Sometimes, we get several (literal) strikes in one day—like Fernando Alonso’s Indianapolis 500 practice car, which wrecked on a wrecker after wrecking on track on…

Mercedes F1 Boss Says It's Not Realistic to Think His Team Will Win Every Race This Year Mercedes F1 Boss Says It's Not Realistic to Think His Team Will Win Every Race This Year

Given that the two Mercedes Formula One teammates have finished first and second in all five races so far this year, the thought might have crossed your mind to sleep in—or take a daytime nap during, depending on where you live—a race or two. But cool it, because even Mercedes F1 boss Toto Wolff doesn’t think it’s…

Fernando Alonso Goes for a Spin, or Two, in Indianapolis 500 Practice

The Indianapolis 500 is a nearly two-week affair, meaning there’s plenty of time to get the wrecks out of the way before the big day. That’s exactly what retired Formula One star Fernando Alonso did, spinning into more than one wall on just the second day of practice on Wednesday.

We’re Getting a Dutch Grand Prix but F1 Drivers Think It Could Be Terrible We’re Getting a Dutch Grand Prix but F1 Drivers Think It Could Be Terrible

The Formula One Dutch Grand Prix is back next year for the first time in more than three decades, at the same track it last ran at in 1985—Circuit Zandvoort, along the Netherlands’ North Sea coast. But nice scenery and triumphant return to a historic track aside, some drivers think it’ll be rather uneventful to watch.

Hyundai Twists Knife, Drops Manual on Elantra and Hikes Price $2,000 Hyundai Twists Knife, Drops Manual on Elantra and Hikes Price $2,000

No matter which month, year or state of ruin the world is in, a few things have always seemed constant: at least one cat begging for food in the early hours of the morning, seasonal allergies and Hyundai offering a manual Elantra in America. Not to shake your faith in reality, but that last one is no more, as…

Mazda Gives 143 U.S. Buyers Another Chance at the 30th-Anniversary Miata Mazda Gives 143 U.S. Buyers Another Chance at the 30th-Anniversary Miata

The bright-orange, 30th-anniversary edition of the 2019 Mazda Miata sold out within four hours of its order books opening in the U.S., with all 500 of the cars coming this way spoken for. But Mazda’s bringing a few extra to America—143, to be exact—for the people still holding out hope the $35,000 car.

Haas F1's Main Sponsor Went to Court Over Its Logo and Then Things Got Weird Haas F1's Main Sponsor Went to Court Over Its Logo and Then Things Got Weird

Rich Energy, the mystery sponsor of the Haas Formula One Team that only gets more mysterious with further research, became the subject of a recent copyright claim when British company Whyte Bikes noticed their logos looked oddly similar. In a scathing judgement this month, Rich Energy lost the case.

The F1 Dutch Grand Prix Is Coming Back For the First Time Since 1985 The F1 Dutch Grand Prix Is Coming Back For the First Time Since 1985

For the first time in more than three decades, Formula One will host a Dutch Grand Prix next year. The race track that will get the honors is the one that last hosted the race all of those years ago, the Zandvoort in the Netherlands—after some upgrades to meet modern FIA track standards, that is.

Teens Set Fire to Old Race Track, Get Caught Posting It on Snapchat Teens Set Fire to Old Race Track, Get Caught Posting It on Snapchat

There are a few basic guidelines for social media, with some main ones being to never tweet, for obvious reasons, and, if you’re going to commit a crime, not to post about it online—again, for obvious reasons. But that’s exactly what some teens did at a Pennsylvania speedway recently, leading to their arrest for an…

Monster Truck Jumps Record Seven Other Monster Trucks

These days, it’s hard to find something on newsfeeds that’ll make a person drop their jaw in a good way—no matter the subject matter. That, thankfully, is why we have Monster Jam.

Mustang Driver Somehow Uninjured After Getting Wedged Under Semi, Dragged Mustang Driver Somehow Uninjured After Getting Wedged Under Semi, Dragged

“Getting dragged” has a few different meanings these days. There’s the online kind, which happens when someone posts something they easily and advisably should have deleted long before finishing it. Then, there’s the old-school kind, like this Ford Mustang getting dragged by a semi down the interstate.

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