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2017 Porsche Panamera deep dive

Editor’s warning: This article contains some geeky in-depth engineering information about what makes the 2017 Porsche Panamera tick. Reading it puts you in danger of learning more about this car than you thought you might want to know. What is the Golden Rule? Treat others as you would like to be treated, right? Not according to Porsche. The...

2019 Mercedes GLE, alternative Bugatti Chiron design, mid-engine Corvette: Today’s Car News

A prototype for Mercedes-Benz’s next-generation GLE has been spotted again. The new mid-size SUV is still in the early stages of development but already we can see that it will adopt a boxier, more rugged design. Speaking of design, one of the alternative designs for Bugatti’s Chiron hypercar has surfaced. It was the winning design of...

Mercedes-AMG hypercar in the works?

Is Mercedes-Benz via its AMG skunk works about to enter the hypercar war? In its latest issue, Autobild makes mention of plans for a new model called the R50 being developed to celebrate the 50th anniversary of AMG in 2017. That’s just one year away so things already seem doubtful but making the situation worse are the car’s claimed...

Next Land Rover Range Rover to become more upscale

While Land Rover’s Range Rover is widely regarded as the progenitor of the luxury SUV, today there are numerous brands competing in the space including some with offerings much more luxurious than the Range Rover. It’s something that hasn’t gone unnoticed at Land Rover which has attempted to challenge newcomers such as the...

What the Bugatti Chiron could have looked like

The design of Bugatti’s new Chiron was met with almost universal praise at its unveiling at the 2016 Geneva Motor Show. But it was just one of several proposals, and others, such as this one from Bugatti designer Sasha Selipanov, show that the 1,480-horsepower hypercar could have taken on a very different look. While much of the design of...

Updated Mercedes roadmap reveals plans for E-Class All Terrain, GT C Roadster

Update: A version of Mercedes-Benz’s investor presentation slide released on Thursday showed a GLA Coupe. The slide has since been replaced by an updated version that shows a GLA facelift at the point where the GLA Coupe was originally depicted. Mercedes-Benz has slipped some information about upcoming product launches in a presentation...

Lewis Hamilton clinches 2016 championship lead after Hungarian Grand Prix

Mercedes AMG’s Lewis Hamilton is now in the lead of the 2016 Formula One World Championship after an impressive run during Sunday’s Hungarian Grand Prix. It’s the first time this year that the reigning championship has been in the lead, though his teammate Nico Rosberg isn’t far behind and there’s still plenty of...

Classic Recreations creates Shelby gold with purple(ish) GT500

In the muscle and pony car world, the Ford Motor Company [NYSE:F] Shelby GT500 is one of the more prized machines in a sea of already celebrated and loved bits of iron. They're not hard to find, necessarily, but they're certainly expensive. For some though, there are ways to make them even more expensive. Jason Engel and his talented team at...

Guilty pleasures: Cars we loved that you hated

It's not a critic's job to convince you they're right—whenever that actually happens. On a good day, a critic champions what's new with biting insight and relatable commentary, because rock and roll needed a cheerleader once. On other days (read: most), we're just bitter asses. A "good" car is hard to write about because good is subjective...

Fuel tank fabrication and wheel widening: Project Binky Episode 13

Got a good half hour this Saturday morning to watch a couple of British guys entertain you while building one of the the world's fastest Minis? No, well make the time because you're in for some laughs and you might learn something, too. Project Binky is the work of Nik Blackhurst and Richard Brunning, the principals of Bad Obsession Motorsport in...

BMW 1-Series sedan, Ford Mustang Shelby GT350, Jeep Wrangler Salute: This Week’s Top Photos

You may have missed it but BMW this week unveiled a new 1-Series sedan. Unfortunately the German automaker has no plans to sell the car outside of China, at least for the time being. If it ended up here it would have been a nice rival to the likes of the Audi A3 and Mercedes-Benz CLA. Don’t sweat it, though, as we hear Cadillac is planning...

The Do's and Don'ts of Tesla's Autopilot system

The Tesla Model S has a feature you all know about. It's called Autopilot, which is a poor name for a system that is still essentially in its beta testing phase. I say "poor name" because as we've seen in the news, a number of owners believe this means the car is damn-near autonomous. This is not the case, as it's merely semi-autonomous. It's a...

Life-size Hot Wheels X-Wing carship to prowl San Diego Comic Con

You know Hot Wheels for its scaled-down versions of your favorite machines. Of course, it also makes machines straight out of your wildest dreams. Usually its crafted in 1:64 scale, but occasionally things get sized up. This is such an occasion as Hot Wheels is preparing a new line of vehicles it's calling Carships. To kick off the scale space...

Genesis to offer 5-year warranty and 3-year complimentary maintenance

Hyundai's new Genesis luxury brand hopes to woo customers with a generous warranty and attentive dealers. It's a strategy followed by other carmakers, but might be more important for Genesis as it tries to break away from a parent brand known for more value-oriented cars. Genesis will offer a 5-year new-vehicle warranty, as well as a...

Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution Final Edition listed at $88,888

The 2016 Porsche 911 R selling for almost $1.3 million, representing an almost seven fold increase in price, is probably one of the more extreme cases highlighting the current craze in collector cars, but this Mitsubishi shows that the mania isn’t reserved to high-end brands. The car is a 2015 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution Final Edition, and...

Mid-engine Corvette, defecting from Jaguar, double trouble and more: This Week On The Forums

German police officers generally aren't known for their great sense of humor. But according to NBC News, two cops in Bendorf proved to be exceptionally good sports this week, when women at a raging party mistook them for part of the evening's entertainment. Unfortunately for the randy revelers, they were actual cops. The police vehicle outside...

The mid-engine 2018 Chevrolet Corvette might have just been outed

We have a scintilla of evidence that the mid-engine 2018 C8 Corvette may actually be a thing. The engineers at Katech might have just outed the powertrain and other details including its name. Quick refresher: Katech used to work on the engines for Corvette Racing before GM brought that venture in-house. So, you might say Katech has a history with...

2017 Corvette Grand Sport, Koenigsegg One:1, Tesla Master Plan: The Week In Reverse

We drove the 2017 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport; a Koenigsegg One:1 crashed at the Nürburgring; and Tesla announced its latest Master Plan. It's the Week in Reverse, right here on Motor Authority. Koenigsegg built only seven of its One:1 supercars--including the prototype, which it sold--and this week it crashed one of them at the...

If humans evolved to survive car crashes

No, you’re not looking at a prop from the 1980s sci-fi classic The Thing. This is Graham, a sculpture that’s meant to represent a human being evolved to survive car crashes. It was created by a team of artists and researchers as part of a safety campaign run by the Transport Accident Commission of the Australian state of Victoria. The...

2017 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport first drive review

The Corvette is the king of American sports cars, but which one reigns supreme? If smashmouth acceleration and take-no-prisoners grip are your thing, the only Corvette on the menu is the Z06. Check, please. If you favor a subtler approach--maybe just a roundhouse to the jaw, with a donkey-kick chaser--there's this: the 2017 Chevy Corvette Grand...

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