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Sebastian Vettel Drives First Lap Of Full Russian GP Circuit: Video

Hot on the heels of his drift session around a wet Spa Francorchamps in the Infiniti Q50 Eau Rouge, Sebastian Vettel is back, making us even more envious, with this, the first lap of the full Russian GP circuit. Filmed from on board a Q50 Hybrid, the lap shows Vettel hooning about the Sochi Autodrom in Krasnodar Krai, Russia. The recently...

LED Retrofit Headlights Now Offered For Huge Range Of Classics

Old cars are great, aren't they? Characterful, beautiful, noisy, interactive, nostalgic. Right until you go out for a drive at night and realize your headlights are as effective as a pair of unenthusiastic glow worms. If that sounds familiar to you, you might be interested in the new retrofit Zevo LED headlights offered by Sylvania. The units are...

Rally Driver Rolls Car, Continues On To Win Anyway: Video

If there’s one thing that illustrates the indomitable spirit it takes to win in racing, it’s the scenes of a rally driver and co-driver overcoming a late barrel roll into the woods to save the overall win. It’s a scene we’ve seen before, like this Spec Racer Ford driver who got spun and charged back 25 places to take the...

Tiny V-8 Nitro Engine Looks, Sounds Amazing: Video

You might not be able to swap this V-8 into your car to make it into a mean drift missile or rocket it to 60 mph in sub-three-seconds, but you could strap it to a bicycle or put it in an RC car for some ridiculous fun. Why? Because it’s a tiny nitromethane-powered V-8. SEE ALSO: The Internet Brings Us Another Tiny (Awesome) V-8 Engine: Video...

Infiniti Gets Its Own Formula One Boss

Infiniti looks to be further strengthening its presence in Formula One with the appointment of Tommaso Volpe as its new F1 global director. Effective September 1, Volpe will be responsible for Infiniti’s entire activities concerning the sport, namely, its title sponsorship of the Infiniti Red Bull Racing team. Volpe was previously with Lotus...

Audi To Upgrade Its Vehicle Electrical Systems To 48 Volts

The need for cars to get more efficient and the desire of customers to have more equipment in their vehicles are conflicting goals. Cars with complex electrical systems, dozens of ECUs and all manner of interior gadgets put heavy load on the alternator. That in turn means more engine power must be dedicated to driving these systems. According to...

Subaru WRX STI Type S, Supercharged Honda CR-Z, Wrecked Bugatti Veyron: Car News Headlines

Subaru has unveiled new versions of its WRX and WRX STI in Japan. Both cars feature new styling and LED headlights as well as a series of body and chassis mods. After years on the market with no major upgrades, Honda’s CR-Z has finally been given a power boost. The boost comes from a dealer-installed supercharger kit that can be fitted to...

Porsche To Unveil New 911 GTS At 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show: Rumor

California just so happens to be one of the most popular spots in the world for Porsche sales, so it’s become a bit of a tradition for the German sports car manufacturer to use the state’s annual auto show to unveil something new. This year’s Los Angeles Auto Show, which kicks off on November 20, will be one of the biggest on...

More Aggressive Look For Nissan’s IDx-Based Sports Car

Shortly after the unveiling of the IDx Freeflow and IDx NISMO concept cars at the 2013 Tokyo Motor Show, Nissan executive vice president Andy Palmer said the concepts turned out to be such a hit that senior execs were already mulling which version to put into production, and that Nissan “definitely will do one of them.” Since then...

Land Rover Boosts Adventuring Spirit With Bear Grylls: Video

Survival expert, adventurer, bug-eater and urine connoisseur Bear Grylls has been announced as a long-term global ambassador for Land Rover. The British TV presenter and writer is a natural fit for the Land Rover brand, embodying the firm's 'Above and Beyond' spirit. Bear, whose real name is Edward Michael Grylls, served in the SAS early in his...

Wrecked Bugatti Veyron Sells At Auction For $277k

The Bugatti Veyron, even with some miles on the clock, normally retails for upwards of a million dollars. However, one example that went up for auction in Switzerland has sold for 254,000 Swiss francs (approximately $277,344). It’s a 2008 example with 31,924 kilometers (19,836 miles) on the clock, but its age and mileage (which is relatively...

Official Honda CR-Z Supercharger Upgrade Finally Goes On Sale

Is it an eco car, or is it a performance model? Honda has always claimed the CR-Z hybrid is a little of both, but neither green-minded buyers nor driving enthusiasts have really been convinced. At 37 mpg combined, it's hardly a Prius-beater at the gas station, and a meager 130-hp output won't impress any drag racers. A new supercharger upgrade...

Production Maserati Alfieri To Spawn New Alfa Romeo 6C Sports Car: Report

Alfa Romeo has revealed plans to launch eight new cars by the end of 2018, one of which is described as a “specialty sports car.” We’re not talking about the 4C sports car, which is the only member of the eight-car lineup presently on sale, but a new high-end model that will likely serve as the brand’s flagship. Alfa Romeo...

Subaru Launches New WRX S4 And WRX STI Type S In Japan

Subaru has introduced two new versions of its WRX for its home market, which build upon the solid platform of the 2015 WRX by adding some much-needed horsepower and a few unique touches to further differentiate them. The first is the WRX S4, whose turbocharged and direct-injected 2.0-liter four-cylinder engine is rated at 296 horsepower and 295...

2014 Formula One Belgian Grand Prix Results

With both Nico Rosberg and Lewis Hamilton starting on the front row of the 2014 Formula One Belgian Grand Prix, many thought the race would end up being just another battle between the two Mercedes AMG drivers. But it wasn’t to be. On the first lap, pole-sitter Rosberg got away slowly and was quickly passed by his teammate Hamilton as well...

Wrecked Bugatti Veyron Up For Auction, Current Bid Is $250k

The Bugatti Veyron, even with some miles on the clock, normally retails for upwards of a million dollars. However, one example up for auction in Switzerland—with only a day to go at the time of writing—has a current bid of 230,600 Swiss francs (approximately $252,400). It’s a 2008 example with 31,924 kilometers (19,836 miles) on...

2015 Corvette Z06 Priced, Hellcat Burnout Video, Youabian Puma: The Week In Reverse

The 2015 Chevy Corvette Z06 is priced (and it’s a relative bargain), we spent some time burning the tires off of the new 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat, and the Youabian Puma does its huge, ungainly thing on video. It’s The Week In Reverse, right here at Motor Authority. If you’re itching to get an American supercar in your...

2015 Chevy Corvette, 2015 Ford Mustang RTR, Joss Supercar: This Week’s Top Photos

Ford and drifter Vaughn Gittin Jr. are working on a new RTR version of the 2015 Mustang, and this week we saw the first teaser for the upgraded muscle car. The new Mustang RTR goes on sale next January and will be available worldwide for the first time. McLaren unveiled a new version of its P1 hypercar at the recent Pebble Beach Concours...

How A Bugatti Veyron L’Or Style Vitesse Gets Delivered To Its New Owner: Video

There are only a few hundred Bugatti Veyrons in the whole world. There are only a few dozen highly customized designer versions. This is one of them, and it’s being delivered to its new owner in San Diego. The car is a Bugatti Veyron L’Or Style Vitesse, painted in a stunning red-and-black striped pattern. The process, filmed by Spencer...

2015 BMW M4 Gets Initiated Into The M Division With Drift Video

The 2015 BMW M4 carries on a long tradition of fun-to-drive German sports coupes, even if it wears a slightly different badge. But does it really belong in the company of cars like the E30, the E36, and the E92 M3? It does now. Drifting around an assembly of 37 enthusiast-owned BMW M3s of previous generations—arranged rather conveniently...

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