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Couple Adds 79th Dodge Viper To Their Collection: Video

They say you can never have too much of a good thing, and for one couple from Texas not even 77 Dodge Vipers are enough to satisfy their demand for the all-American supercar as they’ve just added two more to their collection. We first learned about Wayne and D’Ann Rauh of Texas two years ago when their collection of Vipers, nicknamed...

Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse Cracks 235 MPH At Idaho’s Sun Valley: Video

It’s not often that you can drive your car at the limit on a public road but the annual Sun Valley Road Rally in Idaho lets you do just that. It’s where owners of some of the fastest cars in the world get to let loose on a smooth, straight stretch of highway, and more often than not you’ll see a Bugatti Veyron or two making some...

2016 Lexus IS Sports Three Engine Options Including Turbo Four

With the arrival of its new NX crossover last year, Lexus joined the wave of automakers introducing downsized turbocharged engines to help meet tough new fuel economy and emissions regulations. Around the same time as the arrival of the turbocharged NX, badged an NX 200t, we discovered that Lexus had registered the trademark “IS 200t”...

Ferrari Planning Hardcore F12: Report

Earlier in the year we saw a mysterious Ferrari F12 Berlinetta mule testing in Italy with some camouflage gear taped over its rear. Originally thought to be an early mule for the F12’s mid-cycle update (Ferrari has confirmed its regular models will have an eight-year lifespan with a major update coming halfway), it’s now thought the...

Ferrari’s Sebastian Vettel Ends Mercedes AMG Winning Streak In Hungary

Ferrari took advantage of a poor start by the Mercedes AMG drivers at yesterday’s 2015 Formula One Hungarian Grand Prix to jump into the lead, and in the case of star driver Sebastian Vettel stay there right up until the end of the race. At one point Vettel had a 30-second gap between the next best driver, though this eroded with the arrival...

Order Your 2015 Dodge Challenger Drag Pak Now: Video

The 2015 Dodge Challenger Drag Pak might have stalled when officially revealed to journalists. But we don't think the the ham-handed intro will impact orders—a sellout is guaranteed. Obviously, low numbers are a given too. Only 60 Drak Pak examples will be sold, and just over half—35 for those keeping score—will be offered with...

McLaren 675LT Mega Gallery And Video

At the 2015 Geneva Motor Show, McLaren unveiled a new, more hardcore version of its 650S that the company said would be built in a limited run of just 500 cars. The car is called the 675LT, where the numerical part of the name refers to the metric horsepower rating and the letters LT signify that it is a ‘Long Tail’ model, just like...

The One:1's Amazing Story From von Koenigsegg Himself: Video

One thing is for sure: Christian von Koenigsegg knows customer service. After he delivered some of the fastest cars the planet has ever seen—see the ferocious Agera R and the CCX—several of his customers came asking for more of everything. Or almost everything. After all, nobody is looking for a deliberately heavier supercar. The...

Mercedes AMG Lock Out Front Row After 2015 Hungarian Grand Prix Qualifying

In extreme conditions at today’s qualifying session for the 2015 Formula One Hungarian Grand Prix, which once again is being held at Budapest’s Hungaroring, Mercedes AMG proved unstoppable. Star driver Lewis Hamilton set the fastest time in a session where the air temperature hit 91 degrees F (33 degrees C), and the track over 130...

2016 Mercedes-Benz GLC, 2016 Ford F-150 Limited, Shelby Daytona Coupe: This Week’s Top Photos

We drove Mercedes-Benz’s handsome new GLC this week, and found that it really hits the mark in most areas of concern for small SUV shoppers. Already we can tell that it’s far more enjoyable and far more engaging than much of the competition. Another Mercedes-Benz we’re looking forward to is the updated SL-Class, a prototype of...

German Students Whir On To New Electric 0-62-MPH Record

Here in the States we talk about 0-60-mph runs when it comes to discussing the specs and performance of your average performance machine. Across the pond, our enthusiast friends who smartly embrace the metric system, measure a nearly similar jaunt as a car travels from 0 to 100 kilometers per hour. Translated to America-speak, that works out to a...

Limited-Run AR Plus 4 Celebrates 65 Years Of Morgan

The Morgan Plus 4 might be 65 years old, but it's hardly ready to retire. To mark its anniversary, the British sports car company has announced an extremely limited run of high-performance versions of the legendary roadster. Only 50 examples of the AR Plus 4 will be built, so if you're looking to secure one, you'd be advised to act quickly. The...

Tesla Model S Owner Laps 'Ring In A Respectable 9:01: Video

From a performance standpoint, there's been plenty of great news surrounding Tesla Motors [NSDQ:TSLA] lately. An available Ludicrous high-performance mode means the Model S can sprint from zero to 60 in 2.8 seconds, and a next-gen Roadster has been confirmed for 2019. But the last time we saw one of Elon Musk's creations attempt to lap the...

2015 Nissan GT-R NISMO, Ford GT, 2017 Bentley Bentayga: The Week In Reverse

We drove the 2015 Nissan GT-R NISMO; Ford gave us a look inside the secret GT design studio; and we spotted the 2017 Bentley Bentayga. It's the Week in Reverse, right here on Motor Authority. The new Ford GT was designed and created secretly, and to do so required a secret underground lab. This week Ford gave us a peek inside this hidden room...

This Week On The Forums: A Twin-Turbo, LS1-Powered Ferrari And More Auto Heresy

It's hardly a secret we live in an extremely divisive era. So when issues which generate universal human agreement arise, it's wonderful. We're speaking of course, about the withering reception of Pixels. Mashable called the film, "terrible and tone deaf," The Verge simply said "Adam Sandler must be stopped," and Uproxx, most beautifully, called...

Londoners Can’t Guess GT Supercar’s Origins When Ford Badge Is Concealed: Video

For most auto enthusiasts and readers of this site, the Ford Motor Company’s [NYSE:F] new GT supercar is unmistakably a descendent of the legendary GT40 race car as well as the original GT supercar launched last decade. However, to the average man or woman on the street, identifying the origins of the latest GT is no easy task. The original...

2016 Toyota Tacoma Comes With GoPro Mount; Is This The Start Of A New Trend?

The Tacoma has long been a beloved small truck amongst those who put the pickup to work. Now that doesn't have to be just work in the 9-to-5 sense, of course. Tacoma owners seem to relish opportunities to get their trucks covered in dirt. That means adventure. That means fun. And that means Tacoma owners might also be the type who own a GoPro or...

2017 Renault Alpine AS1, 2016 Honda Accord, Borgward’s New SUV: Car News Headlines

French automaker Renault is hard at work developing a new mid-engine sports car that will be branded an Alpine. It’s been decades since we last saw an Alpine sports car, but come next year a new one will be back on sale. Unfortunately, there are no plans to bring it over to the United States. Honda’s Accord Sedan and Accord Coupe have...

2015 Formula One Hungarian Grand Prix Weather Forecast

Budapest’s Hungaroring, home of the Formula One Hungarian Grand Prix, is one of the most challenging circuits on the calendar, and that’s before you take into account Hungary’s notoriously high ambient temperatures this time of year. It’s not uncommon for temperatures to approach 100 degrees F (38 degrees C) during the day...

2017 Renault Alpine AS1 Spy Shots

It may look like a Lotus Elise that’s just returned from the worst body shop in town but what you’re actually looking at is a test mule for a new sports car being developed by French automaker Renault and destined to be branded an Alpine. This is the new sports car that was originally meant to be developed together with Caterham...

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