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Porsche 911 GT3 RS once owned by Jerry Seinfeld heads to auction

It's no secret Jerry Seinfeld is a bit of a Porsche fanatic. After all, the famous comedian and television star is as much a car guy as he is a funny guy, and Porsches make up the vast majority of his collection. Brace yourselves because one of his prized Porsches will soon be up for grabs. Auction house Russo and Steele has consigned a 2007...

Porsche 911 GT2 RS, Honda Civic Type R, Ford Ranger Raptor: This Week’s Top Photos

This week we drove the 2017 Honda Civic Type R, and we found it to be a very impressive machine. There’s 306 horsepower on offer from a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4, along with one of best-tuned chassis in the compact performance segment. But is this enough to outmatch some much more powerful competition? McLaren’s 570S is now...

Porsche may join Formula E in 2018

Formula E may be attracting yet another high-profile brand to its form of electric motorsport: Porsche. According to a new report from Autosport, Porsche is mulling over the possibility of joining Formula E in 2018. Porsche CEO Oliver Blume, board member Michael Steiner, and LMP1 racing chief Andreas Seidl met with Formula E boss Alejandro Agag at...

How to build an F1 car using only matchsticks

You might be good at clicking the bricks of a Lego kit into place. That's child's play, though, because you're presented with clear instructions and the appropriate pieces required to accomplish your goal. What if you were given a different building block of sorts and tasked with crafting something using just your imagination? Could you do it? The...

Buy yourself an entire Group-B rally car collection

Bonhams really knows how to take our breath away. The auction house will sell off this gorgeous collection of Group-B rally cars at its August 18 auction at Quail Run during Monterey Car Week. The cars have been in a private collection since 1989, but the current owner is ready to see them off. Even more interesting than the cars themselves is the...

2018 Mustang GT's tach reveals 7,500 rpm redline, expect horsepower bump

The Ford Mustang's receiving a heavy refresh for 2018 including updates to its design, tech, and powertrains, and now it appears we know the new, higher redline for the GT model powered by the 5.0-liter V-8. Thanks to a photo posted by CJ Pony Parts of the 2018 Mustang's analog gauge cluster, it appears the updated 5.0-liter V-8 will have a 7,500...

2020 BMW 8-Series Convertible spy shots and video

BMW is preparing replacements for its 6-Series coupe and convertible but will be positioning the cars higher, into 8-Series territory. The automaker confirmed the move in May with the unveiling of the 8-Series concept at the 2017 Concorso d’Eleganza Villa d’Este. However, the car was hardly a secret as prototypes for the 8-Series have...

2019 Cadillac CT6, 2018 Ford Expedition, 2017 Honda Civic Type R: The Week In Reverse

We spotted the 2019 Cadillac CT6; Ford announced powertrain upgrades for the 2018 F-150 and Expedition; and we slid behind the wheel of the new 2017 Honda Civic Type R. It's the Week in Reverse, right here at Motor Authority. Ford already announced the return of the Ranger mid-size pickup truck, but prototypes spotted testing on public roads...

The fourth Lamborghini Centenario has landed in the US and it's baby blue

Lamborghini has only allotted four Centenarios for the U.S. market. If that figure still stands, we're looking at the fourth and final Centenario to reach American shores. This Centenario features the most unique look of the four cars: it's finished in a baby blue hue. Car number one features exposed carbon fiber with blue accents; car number two...

Congress wants to clear road for self-driving in every state

Nearly 80 bills in 30 states are winding their ways through state legislatures to tackle just one issue: self-driving cars. That’s become a significant burden for the auto industry and legislators who are eager to usher in safer cars for public roadways, Congress heard this week. On Wednesday, the Senate commerce and transportation committee...

Cadillac CT6 facelift, new VW Polo, Alcon-enhanced F-150 Raptor: Car News Headlines

Cadillac’s CT6 was only introduced in 2016 but a major update is already in the works. The update will see the big sedan adopt the sultry looks of Cadillac’s Escala concept. We also hear that a new, Cadillac-exclusive V-8 might be offered. Volkswagen has unveiled its new, sixth-generation Polo. The subcompact hatch gets loads of...

Jaguar Land Rover Classic opens massive facility in UK

It was only last year that Jaguar and Land Rover brought together their various classic car operations under the one roof. We say "roof" figuratively, as the newly established Jaguar Land Rover Classic department was without a facility of its own. That issue has now been rectified as Jaguar Land Rover Classic this week opened the massive Classic...

Hyundai N performance brand aims for America: will it be Veloster first?

The air’s thick around the Hyundai R&D facility in Namyang, South Korea. It’s summer. It’s humid. Dust from beyond Beijing blows in from the west and turns the sky to cement. The air’s thick with excitement, too. It’s the first time a slew of global journalists get a crack at the swirly stickered i30 N hatchbacks...

Alcon has a powerful brake upgrade for the Ford F-150 Raptor

Alcon likes big brake kits, and it cannot lie. That's why it's created such a kit for the Ford F-150 Raptor. This is a big rig that manages to haul itself down from speed nicely, but there's always room for improvement. That's what the Alcon brake kit provides. If you upgrade to this kit, you'll find a 10 percent reduction in disc temperature, a...

2019 BMW X4 M40i spy shots

BMW engineers are out testing a prototype for what’s likely to be a new generation of the X4 M40i. Telltale signs this is the M Performance model we’re looking at are the enlarged intakes in the front bumper, chunky side sills, blue brake calipers, lowered ride height, and enlarged exhaust tips. If it were a proper X4 M, we’d...

Bidding on first 2017 Honda Civic Type R tops out at $200K

Honda recently decided to give fans the chance to own the first very 2017 Civic Type R in the country. That's right, the car with a VIN ending in 001. It went up on an online auction and at the close of bidding on Thursday the final tally came in at $200,000. Not bad considering the starting price on a Civic Type R is just $34,775. Of course...

2018 Volkswagen Polo revealed, GTI packs 197 horsepower

A new generation of the Volkswagen Polo, the nameplate’s sixth iteration, was revealed on Friday. The new model features an evolutionary look though major changes have taken place under the skin. Underpinning the vehicle is the smallest version of the MQB platform. The platform is flexible enough to spawn everything from this subcompact Polo...

Toyota’s Kobayashi secures 2017 Le Mans pole with record lap

Kamui Kobayashi driving the No. 7 Toyota TS050 Hybrid during qualifying for the 2017 24 Hours of Le Mans has smashed the lap record and in the process secured pole position for this weekend’s race. The ex-Formula One driver's time during the second qualifying session on Thursday was 3:14.791, or 2.096 seconds quicker than the previous lap...

2019 Cadillac CT6 spy shots

When it arrived as a 2016 model, Cadillac’s CT6 ushered in a new naming strategy for the brand as well as marked the first use of the lightweight, aluminum-infused Omega platform for large, rear-wheel-drive cars. While the car was never meant to be the true flagship sedan Cadillac fans have been pining over for years, its combination of...

Someone paid $664,200 for a parking spot in Hong Kong

Paying to park in major cities—or nearly any metropolitan area—is never fun. It's usually expensive and space is incredibly limited. New York City is just awful, but it doesn't have anything on Hong Kong. One driver paid $664,200 for a single parking space, according to a report from Reuters. That figure exceeds the cost of some pretty...

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