Blog Profile / Motor Authority


URL :http://www.motorauthority.com/
Filed Under:Vehicles / Cars
Posts on Regator:24390
Posts / Week:52.1
Archived Since:April 7, 2008

Blog Post Archive

Volkswagen: What’s new for 2017

Volkswagen’s been in damage control since the revelation in late 2015 of its diesel emissions cheating, and that’s meant we’ve seen little in the way of new products from the brand. That will start to change come the 2018 model year with new additions like the Atlas as well as an updated Golf and redesigned Tiguan and Touareg all...

Dodge Demon transbrake, Elextra electric supercar, Mercedes-AMG GLC63: Car News Headlines

The Dodge Challenger SRT Demon is shaping up to be a dedicated drag racer you can drive on the streets. In Dodge’s latest teaser for the Demon, we learned of yet another track technology that’s appearing for the first time on a production car. A Swiss firm by the name of Elextra has released the first photos of an electric supercar...

New F1 Experiences package lets you tour the track, pit lane

Ahead of the 2017 Formula One World Championship season opener in Melbourne, Australia this weekend, F1’s new owner Liberty Media has announced the first of its strategies aimed at improving the spectacle of the sport. F1 is launching its own ticketing and travel packages through which fans will be able to acquire much greater access than...

Dodge Demon comes with transbrake straight from the factory

Dodge has revealed yet another feature fitted to the upcoming Challenger SRT Demon designed to get the car down the line quicker. The latest is a transmission brake, a feature normally reserved to the aftermarket world. Its addition to the Demon makes the car the first transbrake-equipped production car in history. Like the torque reserve feature...

Elextra supercar promises 0-62 mph time in under 2.3 seconds

A Swiss firm by the name of Elextra has announced plans for an electric supercar that promises to be the fastest accelerating car ever produced. The company boasts a 0-62 mph time of less than 2.3 seconds for its car which so far has only been shown in a handful of teasers. (The Tesla Model S P100D is currently the quickest with its 0-60 time of...

Most new Audi RS models will be SUVs

Late last year we learned that Audi Sport, the new name for Audi’s Quattro performance division, will be bringing out as many as eight new models by the end of 2018. One of these is the new RS 5 that debuted during this month’s 2017 Geneva auto show. Most of the others will be high-riding models, Audi Sport boss Stephan Winkelmann has...

Watch how Bugatti abuses its cars to ensure they handle big power and tough tracks

It’s common knowledge Bugatti goes above and beyond to produce its extraordinary hypercars, but new video proves the boutique automaker certainly does its due diligence when engineering a vehicle for the most extreme performance conditions. Video snippets posted to Twitter from James Mill of The Sunday Times show how rigorous Bugatti is when...

Fiery Beast of Turin makes 150-mile road trip after 100 years

What is “The Beast of Turin”? We’re glad you asked. That title was colloquially bestowed upon the 1911 Fiat S76, which was brought into this world to do one thing: break a land-speed record. The 1909 Blitzen Benz held the record at the time, but Fiat was keen on trouncing the record. And they did it. The 1911 S76 was able to...

Report: McLaren readying 900-plus horsepower hybrid V-8 for F1 successor and hybrid V-6

If you thought the buck stopped at the bonkers McLaren P1, the automaker’s CEO, Mike Flewitt, wants to make it clear there’s more to come. Specifically, the famed McLaren F1’s successor sounds like it’s in for some serious power. Speaking to Car and Driver at the 2017 Geneva International Motor Show, Flewitt reiterated half...

Edd China leaving 'Wheeler Dealers' over creative differences

Top tip: Edd China, the handyman-host of TV's "Wheeler Dealers" is stepping down to pursue other interests, he announced this week. It's the latest in a series of changes Discovery Channel's Velocity network has made to the show since taking control of it a few years ago—and it's by far the biggest. Ant Anstead, host of the British program...

Nissan: What's new for 2017

Nissan is busy for the 2017 model year. While the Japanese brand has no entirely new models in its lineup, it has some news on the performance front, some midcycle updates for its larger SUVs, and it is adding a new small crossover SUV. That small SUV is the Rogue Sport in the U.S. It's not new, though. It's been around for awhile in other markets...

2018 Subaru Ascent spy shots

When it was dropped at the end of the 2014 model year, Subaru’s Tribeca was both the oldest and least popular model in the automaker’s lineup. But given the strong demand for reasonably priced SUVs with third-row seats, it was only a matter of time until a replacement was launched. That replacement was previewed at the 2016 Los Angeles...

Are you Plum Crazy enough to spend $90K on a Challenger Hellcat convertible?

Dodge never built a convertible version of its Challenger. A number of outfits have decided to fill that market space with aftermarket modified versions of their own. With the Hellcat model of the Challenger running rampant around the nation, it's no surprise to find a droptop variant being offered for sale as well. If you want the feel 707...

Mick Schumacher becomes Mercedes brand ambassador, stars in car comedy video series

Mercedes-Benz has signed up Mick Schumacher, son of Formula One legend Michael Schumacher, as its newest brand ambassador. And to kick off the partnership, Schumacher junior, who’s earned himself the nickname Quick Mick because of his winning performance on the race track, is starring in a series of car comedy videos called “Fahrschule...

Polestar's future will be electrified, and it's nearly here

If you want what is about to become a retro Polestar without a hybrid powertrain, or electric-only powertrain, you better buy the new 2017 S60 or V60 Polestar, quick. Henrik Fries, vice president of product strategy and R&D for Volvo's Polestar division told Motor Authority on Monday at a media event in Scottsdale, Arizona, that Polestar's...

2018 Volkswagen Touareg, Polo leaked

Next-generation versions of the Volkswagen Touareg and Polo have been spotted in South Africa wearing minimal camouflage gear. The South African edition of CAR has several photos showing the vehicles ahead of their respective launches later this year. Both have already been spied in prototype form on multiple occasions. The next-generation Polo...

VW Touareg leaked, McLaren BP23 teased, Mercedes-Benz GLE spied: Today’s Car News

Photos of the next-generation Volkswagen Polo and Touareg have hit the web. Only the Touareg is expected in the United States; it should be on sale late this year or early next. McLaren has released a new teaser sketch for its F1 successor. The car is due in 2019 and will be the fastest, most powerful and most aerodynamic McLaren road car to date...

McLaren teases F1 successor, says it will be faster, more powerful than P1

McLaren showed its newest supercar to the public this month at the 2017 Geneva auto show, but behind closed doors the company's talking about what's next. Not the next car, but rather the next "F1." The company insists that it's not looking to replace the F1, rather that its next hypercar, code-named BP23, will be an homage to the legendary Gordon...

2018 Opel Insignia Country Tourer spy shots

Opel’s Insignia mid-sizer has just been redesigned. So far we’ve only seen the Grand Sport fastback sedan and Sports Tourer wagon. Also in the pipeline is a Country Tourer soft-roader, which has just been spied in prototype form. The Insignia Country Tourer is a rival to the Subaru Outback and more upscale Audi A4 Allroad and Volvo V60...

Porsche profit per car totaled $17,250 in 2016, could go higher with digital services

Porsche delivered 238,000 cars in 2016 and banked 3.9 billion euros (approximately $4.1 billion) in operating profit. That works out to roughly $17,250 in operating profit per car, up 9 percent on 2015's results. BMW and Mercedes-Benz are looking at around $5,000 per car. Ferrari, meanwhile, can count on a staggering $90,000 per car though is only...

Recent Posting Activity

Achievements

Posts per Week
Posts on Regator

Related Blogs


Copyright © 2015 Regator, LLC