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2019 Buick Regal GS Sportback spy shots

18 minutes agoVehicles / Cars : Motor Authority

Buick has introduced a larger, more sophisticated Regal for 2018. The car comes in liftback (Regal Sportback) and wagon (Regal TourX) body styles in the United States, but skips the more traditional notchback sedan shape offered in China. Also missing is a sporty GS variant, though one is coming. Our latest spy shots show the GS version of the...

VW reveals GTI hybrid concept with rear-axle electric motor

This year’s Wörthersee Tour GTI tuning fest is upon us and Volkswagen has revealed some exciting concepts. Last week we were treated to the production-bound Up! GTI concept and now we have details on two new concepts present at the Austrian event. The highlight is a Golf GTI hybrid concept that may just hint at the future of the popular...

Geely agrees to purchase major stake in Lotus, Proton

China’s Zhejiang Geely Holding Group, the company that owns the Volvo, Lynk & Co and Geely car brands, on Wednesday agreed to purchase 49.9 percent of Lotus parent company Proton from current owner DRB-Hicom. As part of the deal, Geely will also purchase a 51 percent stake in Lotus. Terms of the deal weren’t revealed as a final...

Developer of Porsche 917 simulator promises realistic sights, sounds and even smells

13 hours agoVehicles / Cars : Motor Authority

Last year, Project 917 divulged ambitious details to develop a Porsche 917 replica for motorsport fans to relive the iconic racer. Since then, Project 917 has changed its plans, announcing instead a full-motion simulator complete with a 917 cockpit and hood. If all goes to plan, Project 917 hopes to have the rig ready this year and on show at next...

Twin-turbo Lamborghini Huracán sets new 1/2 mile world record of 250 mph

14 hours agoVehicles / Cars : Motor Authority

Underground Racing is back at it, and it seems nothing can slow the shop down. Less than seven months after the performance house set the half-mile world record of 247 mph in a Lamborghini Huracán it built, it's back, this time with Gidi Chamdi behind the wheel of its latest Huracán built for smashing record. This time, Underground...

Report: Mercedes to downsize engines for next-gen compacts

15 hours agoVehicles / Cars : Motor Authority

The next-generation of Mercedes-Benz compact cars are likely in for smaller powerplants, according to a new report from Autocar. Developed under the M282 code name, the engines will reportedly displace 1.2 and 1.4 liters and bear an inline-4 configuration. The German marque is said to be targeting lower emissions and increased efficiency with the...

2017 Porsche 911 Carrera GTS laps the 'Ring quicker than previous GT3

16 hours agoVehicles / Cars : Motor Authority

Porsche seems to have outdone itself again. The 2017 911 Carrera GTS is capable of lapping the Nürburgring Nordschleife quicker than the previous 911 GT3, evidenced by the accompanying video. The video shows the car setting a 7:24 lap at the hands of Sport Auto's expert tester, a full second faster than the previous best time for the GT3...

Kris Singh adds Pagani Huayra BC to collection

16 hours agoVehicles / Cars : Motor Authority

Kris Singh, the American multimillionaire with a love for exotic cars, has added yet another extraordinary vehicle to his collection. A Pagani Huayra BC has just joined a collection that already includes a Lamborghini Veneno and Koenigsegg Agera RS, plus likely several other rare machines. Pagani says it plans to build only 20 Huayra BCs...

2017 Porsche 911 Carrera GTS Cabriolet first drive review: the one you want

16 hours agoVehicles / Cars : Motor Authority

At times, it has felt like Porsche’s myriad 911 configurations serve only to answer questions nobody was asking. But this is not one of those instances. After a few hours behind the wheel of a 2017 Porsche 911 Carrera 4 GTS Cabriolet, Porsche's wisdom becomes crystal clear. Sure, it's basically a 911 S droptop with just a few extra goodies...

Geely poised to buy major stake in Lotus parent Proton

16 hours agoVehicles / Cars : Motor Authority

A major stake in Lotus could soon pass into the hands of Chinese automaker Geely, owner of Volvo, Lynk & Co and its own Geely brand, if a report out of the United Kingdom proves accurate. The Financial Times (subscription required) reports that Geely on Wednesday will announce plans to purchase a 49 percent stake in Lotus parent company Proton...

2019 Jaguar I-Pace spotted during photo shoot

16 hours agoVehicles / Cars : Motor Authority

Jaguar’s I-Pace electric SUV has just been spotted completely undisguised. Posted by Agenda de l'automobile (via Jalopnik) on its Facebook page is this video showing the I-Pace in what is almost certainly production-ready form. The video was taken in Monaco during what appears to be an official film shoot. The I-Pace can be seen driving...

Ford GT owner review, Dodge Demon pricing, Audi self-driving car: Car News Headlines

16 hours agoVehicles / Cars : Motor Authority

You’ve already read our take on the 2017 Ford GT. Now listen to what one of the people Ford selected to actually purchase the car thinks. In this case that person is fitness king Andy Frisella. We now know how much the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon will set you back. Considering the exclusivity and performance on offer, the price is an...

2017 Smart ForTwo Electric Drive priced from $24,550

16 hours agoVehicles / Cars : Motor Authority

Smart was one of the first mainstream automakers to introduce an electric car when it launched the first ForTwo Electric Drive on the market late last decade. Smart is now launching a successor, which the company has confirmed will be priced from $24,550. That’s $1,200 lower than the previous model’s starting price despite the new one...

Owner posts a review of the 2017 Ford GT

22 hours agoVehicles / Cars : Motor Authority

The 2017 Ford GT—there's a lot that can be said. It's the reincarnation of an American supercar icon; it represents the dreams of so many hardworking individuals with a passion for motorsport, and it's been the source of a lot of debate as much as it's been praised. The media, including Motor Authority, has had its time with the GT for...

2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon priced from $86,090

23 hours agoVehicles / Cars : Motor Authority

The 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon has been priced from $86,090. The figure includes a $1,700 gas guzzler tax and $1,095 destination charge and is an absolute bargain when you consider the performance on offer and the exclusivity of the car. Recall, the Demon is capable of delivering 840 horsepower, 770 pound-feet of torque, 1.8 g of...

Audi promises fully self-driving car by 2021

Audi has promised to launch a fully self-driving car by 2021. The target date is a popular one as it’s close enough to be practical but at the same time far enough that should the target be missed few are likely to remember. Other automakers with a similar target include BMW, Ford, Mercedes-Benz, Nissan, Tesla and Volvo. Audi’s...

2018 Renault Mégane RS to debut Friday at the 2017 Formula One Monaco Grand Prix

Renault’s newest rival to the Ford Focus RS, Honda Civic Type R and Volkswagen Golf R will be unveiled on Friday at the 2017 Formula One Monaco Grand Prix. The car is a new generation of the Mégane RS, and at its launch it will be driven by current Renault Sport F1 driver Nico Hülkenberg. A photo showing the rear of the car...

BMW racer Timo Glock gets acquainted with new M5’s all-wheel-drive system

Ex-Formula One racer Timo Glock has a pretty great job these days. After racing with various manufacturers and teams, he's been a BMW factory racing driver for some time, competing in DTM. His most recent task is one of much more interest, however. BMW recently put Glock behind the wheel of its next-generation M5, with Dirk Hacker, head of...

Tesla reinstates free Supercharging for existing owners

Good guy Tesla has had a change of heart. Following news the company would begin charging for Supercharger station use, Elektrek reports Tesla will extend free charging to all existing owners. That means one of the greatest perks of owning a Tesla has once again returned. Tesla's original plan was to shell out 1,000 miles of free charging to...

FCA design chief Ralph Gilles featured in Netflix documentary series

Ralph Gilles may be one of the most highly respected automotive designers of the modern era, but he's not just about drawing lines and shaping figures: he's a car guy. He's not just a car guy either, he's a motorsports aficionado and has quite the penchant for track days. An episode of the new Netflix documentary series "Abstract: The Art of...

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