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Tire laced with gold and diamonds is world’s most expensive at $600,000 a set

A company based in the United Kingdom has unveiled the world’s most expensive car tire. A set of the special tires, which are based on the Z Tire performance rubber from Zenesis, will set you back a staggering $600,000. To justify the price, Zenesis has added diamonds and gold leaf to the surface and boasts that some of the folks that helped...

Report: VW to drop 40 models in restructure

The Volkswagen Group, still reeling from the fallout of last year’s revelation of its diesel emissions cheating, on Thursday released the first details on an overarching strategy aimed at moving past the scandal and transforming the company into a leader in sustainable mobility. One of the biggest challenges in the new strategy, titled...

Rosberg returns to winning form at 2016 Formula One European Grand Prix

Mercedes AMG’s Nico Rosberg was in full control yesterday at the first ever Formula One race held on the Baku City Circuit in Azerbaijan's capital. The eighth round of the 2016 World Championship marked the return of the European Grand Prix to the calendar and saw quite a few surprises. Rosberg led into Turn 1 and was never really unsettled...

2016 24 Hours of Le Mans: Wins for Porsche, Ford overshadowed by heartbreak for Toyota

It was the cruelest of endings on Sunday at the 2016 24 Hours of Le Mans, with car trouble costing Toyota the overall win in the closing minutes. Heavy rain prior to the race led to some flooding and saw the safety car on the track for almost the entire first hour. Once the race was on, Toyota led for most of it with its pair of TS050 Hybrids...

2017 Ford GT in production guise surprises at Le Mans

There’s an assortment of cars racing around the Circuit de la Sarthe in this weekend’s 2016 24 Hours of Le Mans, which at the time of writing is led by Toyota and one of its TS050 Hybrid LMP1s, but one car in particular is creating plenty of excitement off the track. Ford Motor Company [NYSE:F] rolled out a production-spec version of...

Ford Flathead V-8 rebuild timelapse video is mesmerizing

Our friends at Hagerty Insurance spent six grueling days rebuilding a Ford Motor Company [NYSE:F] Flathead V-8 that they bought at the Hershey Swap Meet last year. Fortunately for us, they've condensed this epic project down into about six and a half minutes in this highly-entertaining video. You don't have to get your hands dirty to enjoy...

Rolls-Royce 103EX concept, Ford GT at Le Mans, 2017 Volvo S90: This Week’s Top Photos

This week fellow BMW Group subsidiaries Rolls-Royce and Mini unveiled their own Vision Next 100 concepts to celebrate the centennial of their German parent. Rolls-Royce’s concept, code-named the 103EX, was this impressive coupe that boasts an electric drivetrain, autonomous capability and a virtual assistant full of British charm...

Lego Ford GT on display at Le Mans

Ford thinks it has all the pieces together to dominate the 24 Hours of Le Mans this year, but the automaker's racing car isn't quite put together the same way as the 4,000-piece Lego model it is displaying on the sidelines of the grueling race in France. Rendered in 1/3 scale, the Lego version of the new Ford GT race car is on display for the next...

Lamborghini overhauls its museum

Visitors to Central Italy will now have a new reason to stop in Sant’Agata Bolognese, a small town that Lamborghini has called home for generations: The Italian supercar manufacturer has opened the doors to its freshly renovated museum. The museum itself dates back to 2001 but was growing a little rough around the edges, so Lamborghini took...

UK firm to offer insurance for autonomous cars

Driverless cars aren't yet ready for consumers, but a British firm has already stepped in to cover one potential hurdle: Insuring the vehicles. British insurance underwriter Adrian Flux says it will offer what it believes to be the first policy to cover autonomous cars. Interestingly, since those vehicles take driver error out of the picture, the...

Ford Bronco restoration service launches

You may not be able to buy a new 1960s Ford Bronco, but a St. Louis-area firm is offering you the next best—and maybe better—thing. As originally reported by the Detroit News, Seth Burgett's new Gateway Bronco offers well-heeled shoppers the opportunity to order up a resto-modded 1960s or '70s Bronco almost as though they had walked...

Citroen Advanced Comfort suspension bids adieu to hydropneumatics

French maker Citroën has been known for the comfortable ride of its cars for 60 years, since it pioneered the use of hydropneumatic suspension on the streamlined DS model unveiled to an astonished world at the 1955 Paris Motor Show. Now part of PSA Peugeot-Citroën, the company is developing new suspension designs for ensuring a smooth...

Flat out at the 1983 24 Hours of Le Mans in a Porsche 956

As you get ready to spend a 24-hour chunk of your weekend watching a varied assortment of cars racing around a circuit in the middle of France, enjoy this video of a flying lap from more than three decades ago. The scene is the 1983 24 Hours of Le Mans and doing the driving is racing legend Derek Bell. He’s behind the wheel of the #1...

GT3 RS for MSRP, burly barn find, burnouts and more: This Week On The Forums

Why people still yell "Freebird" at concerts is unclear. It's a true mystery. There's a compelling argument involving a Chicago DJ, of course. But while we know why the sky is blue, the actual origin of the presumably ironic request is likely lost to the sands of time. That said, if drunk audience members yell it enough, some artist will...

Ford GT documentary parts four and five: The racers and Le Mans

Ford Motor Company [NYSE:F] Performance has released the fourth and fifth installments in a series of videos on the development of the revived Ford GT. Part four details the process that Ford and Chip Ganassi Racing used to pick the drivers and part five delves into the racing results along the way to Ford's long-awaited return to the 24 Hours of...

2017 Jaguar F-Type SVR, 24 Hours of Le Mans, Transformers 5's Barricade: The Week In Reverse

We drove the 2017 Jaguar F-Type SVR; Ford Motor Company's [NYSE:F] back at the 24 Hours of Le Mans; and Barricade from Transformers 5 was revealed. It's the Week in Reverse, right here at Motor Authority. The 2018 Audi A8 was spied testing on the Nürburgring this week. The design of the new A8 falls in line with the recently launched A4 and...

The Honda CR-Z is now dead

Honda may not be giving the CR-Z a dignified "Final Edition" send-off in the U.S. like it did in Japan, after all; Car and Driver reported the car is officially dead. The automaker ended production of the hybrid hatchback sportscar and it went quietly into the night, according to the magazine. To be fair, few people will miss it. Despite a refresh...

Watch the Audi R8 safety car drift at Le Mans

During a rainy practice session ahead of this weekend's 24 Hours of Le Mans, an Audi R8 safety car dramatically sped around the track but was caught on camera in the midst of an epic, apparently unintentional, drift. The R8 was said to be piloted by Yannick Dalmas, a four-time Le Mans champion, but reports have so far not confirmed just who was...

2016 24 Hours of Le Mans, Mopar ’16 Ram Rebel, Mini Vision Next 100: Today’s Car News

This weekend is the 2016 24 Hours of Le Mans and there’s a lot to be excited about as Ford Motor Company [NYSE:F] is making its return, competing in the GTE Pro class alongside illustrious brands such as Aston Martin, Ferrari [NYSE:RACE] and Porsche. Ford and its new GT are off to a good start, having secured a pole position. Mopar has...

2016 Formula One European Grand Prix preview

The European Grand Prix has had an erratic history on the Formula One calendar, held sporadically and shuffled between a number of circuits over the years. The last time a European Grand Prix was held was in 2012 and back then it was in Valencia, Spain. The event has now returned as round eight of the 2016 Formula One World Championship and this...

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