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Porsche fans love the GT350, bikers hate the earth, and more: This Week On The Forums

Generally, asking a couple how they met is an innocuous conversation starter. That said, lovebirds Donna Roberts and Mark Ellis have a particularly inspiring story, even if it might be a little difficult to tell in a stuffy room. Because as the New Zealand Herald reported this week, the pair hooked up because Roberts' number was maliciously...

2017 Genesis G90, 2018 Porsche 911 GT2, Cadillac Escala concept: The Week In Reverse

We drove the 2017 Genesis G90; the 2018 Porsche 911 GT2 was spied; and Cadillac unveiled the Escala concept. It's the Week in Reverse, right here on Motor Authority. Hyundai is in the process of building out its Genesis luxury brand, and the new 2017 G90 flagship is the first step. We slipped behind the wheel for a first drive and found it to be a...

W Motors and Iconiq unveil Seven electric van in Monterey

Monterey Car Week is known for its luxury and performance cars but this year’s event, currently underway, has seen the debut of an electric minivan concept from Chinese startup Iconiq. Normally an electric minivan wouldn’t even cause a blip on our radar but this one’s been developed with supercar marque W Motors, the Dubai-based...

Cadillac Escala concept, BMW 2002 Hommage, Mercedes-Maybach 6: Car News Headlines

Cadillac has surprised pretty much everyone with its Escala concept that was unveiled overnight in Monterey, California. The stunning sedan is based on the CT6 platform and is widely tipped to be entering production as a new flagship for the brand. It also signals the athletic new look future Cadillacs will adopt. Another concept unveiled in...

Uber buys autonomous truck startup Otto

Ride-sharing giant Uber sees a future where it not only has a fleet of self-driving cars offering rides to the public, but also self-driving trucks transporting goods on the highway. Uber on Thursday announced the acquisition of Otto, an American startup with around 90 staff working on developing self-driving trucks. The announcement was made on...

Bugatti Chiron lands in Monterey

Bugatti’s new Chiron hypercar has made its official North American debut. The car is one of the star attractions of this week’s Monterey Car Week in California. Its first stop is The Quail: A Motorsports Gathering on Friday and then it heads to the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance on Sunday. It will be joined at the flagship...

Lotus Evora 400 lightweight options drop curb weight to 3,060 pounds

Since its earliest days, Lotus’ ethos has been “performance through lightweight,” the phrase coined by its founder Colin Chapman. Today that tradition lives on with a range of lightweight options designed for the new Evora 400 sports car. The options include a lithium-ion battery, carbon fiber package, titanium exhaust system...

Ford confirms 2 more years of GT supercar production

Ford Motor Company [NYSE:F] has confirmed at least two more years of production for its new GT, bringing the production commitment of the carbon fiber supercar to a total of four years. The news isn’t a huge surprise given the significant interest generated for the first two years of production and the fact Ford has already committed to...

BMW 2002 Homage concept gets retro livery for Monterey Car Week

BMW trotted out a surprise concept car at the Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este back in May. It was called the 2002 Homage, and it started out life as a standard M2 before being completely transformed. So detailed were the changes that only the wide stance and roof gave away the donor car’s identity. At this week’s 2016 Monterey Car...

Cadillac just unveiled a flagship luxury sedan concept in Pebble Beach

Cadillac has strong Pebble Beach game. (Remember the Ciel concept from 2011? Or the Elmiraj from 2013?) This year the automaker took the wraps off its Escala sedan, a four-door flagship sedan built from the same CT6 bones on sale today. The Escala measures 6 inches longer than the CT6— about 5 inches were added to the CT6 wheelbase...

Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6 concept debuts in Monterey

Mercedes-Benz unveiled a new concept for its Mercedes-Maybach sub-brand on Thursday in Monterey, California as part of the ongoing Monterey Car Week. The concept is called the Vision Mercedes-Maybach 6, and it’s in the form of a streamlined coupe with a large grille, slit-like lights and gullwing doors. The concept heralds the new design...

Readers say the Honda S2000 replacement should be called S3000

Honda wants people to think it's an awesome brand once again with great-driving, non-boring cars like it's the '90s all over again. Thankfully, it isn't just talking the talk; rather, it's walking the walk as it starts to introduce new models that are actually worth getting excited about. The Acura NSX is back, the Civic Type R is coming, and...

Singer trots out its latest reimagined Porsche 911s for Pebble

When Singer sets to work on a Porsche 911, you know the end result will be even more special than the car that initially stood before. A "standard" 964-era Porsche 911 (1989-1994) is a marvelous machine, but one "reimagined" by Singer takes it to a whole new place. Now, granted, it's quite an expensive place, which is why you don't see these cars...

Lister brings Knobbly Stirling Moss Edition to Pebble Beach

Last spring, we told you about the wonderful return of the Lister Knobbly. These were British sports cars essentially crafted as hopped-up Jaguars. The brand has been given new life, and Lister will produce continuation versions of fast, loud, and beautiful machine from the 50's. The latest version is the Knobbly Stirling Moss Edition, and that...

Mazda prepping MX-5 RF Launch Edition

The ND-generation Mazda MX-5 Miata is unquestionably a fantastic car. It is nearly the very definition of open-top, lightweight, sporty motoring and some even view it as The Grand Answer to all things automotive. Others, however, might not be as in love with the idea of owning a convertible. Mazda has an answer for those folks too, and it's...

Ferrari GTC4 Lusso makes North American debut in Monterey

Ferraris [NYSE:RACE] tend to be some of the most popular attractions throughout Monterey Car Week, especially the older examples that often attain seven-figure sums at the auctions that take place during the Californian automotive mecca. The Italian marque has its own stand at the 2016 Monterey Car Week on this week. Called Casa Ferrari Carmel...

More details on the Ford Focus RS500

Ford Motor Company [NYSE:F] is out testing a more extreme version of its Focus RS thought to be a successor to the previous generation Focus RS500. The tester was sporting some new vents on the hood as well as a larger rear wing. According to Autocar, the tester is in fact for an RS500, which could potentially arrive on the market as early as next...

Porsche 911 GT2, McLaren MSO HS, Audi A4 Ultra: Today’s Car News

A prototype for what’s likely to be a new generation of the Porsche 911 GT2 has been spotted. The tester combines the aggressive aero package of the GT3 RS with the exhaust layout and additional vents of the Turbo, suggesting it’s a new GT2. McLaren has unveiled its new special edition based on the 675LT. The car is called the MSO HS...

2017 Audi A4 gets entry-level Ultra model with 31 mpg combined fuel economy

Audi is finally bringing one of its Ultra models to the United States. The label represents the most fuel-efficient offering in the range and was first applied on a diesel-powered A3 in 2013. In the U.S., Audi’s first Ultra model will be a member of the 2017 A4 range and is estimated to deliver an EPA-rated 31 mpg combined fuel economy. The...

Volvo and Uber partner to develop autonomous cars

Volvo and ride-sharing giant Uber have announced plans to join forces in the area of autonomous driving technology. Similar to the deal between Fiat Chrysler Automobiles [NYSE:FCAU] and Google, Volvo will supply Uber with cars fitted with autonomous driving systems for development and testing. Previously, Uber had sourced vehicles from Ford Motor...

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