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8 Things You Probably Didn’t Know About The Shelby Daytona Coupe: Video

Last fall’s Goodwood Revival served as the stage for Shelby American’s 50th anniversary celebrations of the monumental 1965 World Sportscar Championship, a championship in which Shelby finished ahead of Ferrari [NYSE:RACE] to secure a manufacturers’ title—a first for an American team in international motorsport. The car...

2017 Honda Ridgeline Is New Truck To Love, Per Super Bowl 50 Spot: Video

Remember when you had to wait to watch the Super Bowl to see the ads? Those days, sadly, are now gone and there are little surprises left for the game itself. Still, that doesn't mean the spots themselves aren't entertaining. Honda has one all set for Super Bowl 50 on February 7, but it just couldn't help sharing it a bit earlier than that. It's...

Optimus Prime & Bumblebee Transform Big Bucks At Auction

The Autobots rolled out... and into Scottsdale, Arizona so they could cross the auction block at the recent Barrett-Jackson event. Optimus Prime and Bumblebee were assigned no reserve and ordered to drive across the block in vehicle form, and the pair attracted a fair amount of dollars. Optimus Prime is a 1992 Peterbilt 379 semi-truck that comes...

The Beginner's Guide To The Rolex 24 At Daytona: Mega Gallery

I've always respected the purity of sports car racing, but I just never really got into it. And then the invitation came from Audi to attend the 2016 Rolex 24 at Daytona and I couldn't pass up the opportunity. With little exposure to the sport, I had to educate myself on the various classes and the cars that compete in them. I had to learn how to...

Daytona 24 Hours Results, BMW 1-Series Spied, First Acura NSX Sold: Car News Headlines

The 2016 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship’s season-opener, the Rolex 24 at Daytona, is now over. It brought plenty of action along with plenty of mishaps for teams. BMW is working on a direct rival for the likes of the Audi A3 and Mercedes-Benz CLA. The car is expected to debut later this year and we’ve just spotted one of the...

Lexus To Enter IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship With RC F GT3

Lexus recently announced that it will offer factory support for the new F Performance Racing team led by Scott Pruett. The veteran racer has extensive experience in North American racing series so it comes as no surprise that the Lexus-backed team just announced it will initially compete in the IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. The team...

Another ‘Bandit’ Pontiac Firebird Crosses The Auction Block, Raises $550K

There’s been a bit of a frenzy in the market for Pontiac Firebird Trans Ams connected to the 1977 classic Smokey and the Bandit, though one could say it’s simply a reflection of the current mania in the world of collector cars. The mania certainly hasn’t hit its peak as we’ve just witnessed one of the original movie promo...

Icona Unveils Updated Neo Concept With In-Wheel Electric Motors: Video

Icona is a design house with Italian roots but is based in Shanghai, China where it has access to a number of Chinese automakers, both established and up-and-coming. The company was only founded in 2010 but has close links to Italian firm Cecomp, which for more than three decades has been building concepts and pre-production models for the major...

Pink Floyd Drummer Nick Mason Shows Off His LaFerrari: Video

He may be most famous for being the drummer of British band Pink Floyd, but Nick Mason, who recently celebrated his 72nd birthday, is also an avid car nut and racing driver. He has a serious collection of both vintage and modern cars, including road and racing models the likes of which include the storied Ferrari [NYSE:RACE] 250 GTO. He also owns...

Toyota To Suspend Japanese Production Due To Blast At Steel Supplier

Toyota confirmed over the weekend that it will need to suspend production at all its plants in Japan due to a blast at a plant of its main steel supplier. The blast at the plant of Aichi Steel Corp actually took place on January 8, but with the plant offline for repairs it meant steel supplies for clients have started to dwindle. Toyota will...

Honda-Powered ESM Prototype Powers To 2016 Daytona 24 Hours Victory, Corvette Takes GT Class

The number 2 Tequila Patrón ESM Ligier-Honda JSP2, driven in the premier Prototype class by Pipo Derani, Johannes van Overbeek, Scott Sharp and Tequila Patrón CEO Ed Brown, was the winning car at this past weekend’s Rolex 24 at Daytona, the opening race of the 2016 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship. It was the first...

After Successful Start, DeltaWing Suffers Crash At 2016 Rolex 24 At Daytona

The season opener of the 2016 IMSA WeatherTech SportsCar Championship, the Rolex 24 at Daytona, is currently underway. Unfortunately for the DeltaWing from Panoz DeltaWing Racing, the race was over within a few hours due to a crash. With Andy Meyrick behind the wheel, the oddly-shaped race car, competing in the top Prototype class, crashed into...

First 2017 Acura NSX Sells For $1.2 Million At Charity Auction

It’s been a heck of a long wait for Acura’s second-generation NSX supercar but we’re now just a few weeks out from the order books opening up. If you were hoping to get your hands on the very first customer example, though, you’re out of luck as the rights to the car have just been sold. Yes, the rights to the 2017 NSX with...

Opel GT Concept, 2016 Cadillac CT6, 2017 Mercedes-AMG GT R: This Week’s Top Photos

General Motors Company’s [NYSE:GM] European unit Opel unveiled its new GT concept. The concept is in the form of a tiny, two-seater sports car with rear-wheel drive. Opel is only willing to state that the concept signals the sporty, youthful image the brand is seeking, so unfortunately there may not be any plans to actually build it. One...

A Porsche 911 SC RS Tackles A Snow-Covered Nürburgring: Video

In the mid 80's, Porsche had racing on its mind. Well, really Porsche has always had racing on its mind but in 1984, it had rally racing stuck in its craw, and the only way to scratch that itch is to dive in. The Porsche 911 SC RS was born, and it's 290-horsepower heart was set on getting the outside of the car covered in dirt. MUST WATCH: Andy...

Classiest Sideways Shenanigans With A Rolls-Royce Drift Car

We've recently shown you that drifting is a bit harder than you might think. Imagine doing this tire-killing deed in a car designed to keep its occupants cossetted in supreme comfort and luxury. Imagine doing it in a vehicle that has engineers who enjoy adding in more weight rather than trying to shed it. What we're saying is, imagine going...

This Week On The Forums: Criminal Conduct, Pissed Porsche Purists And More

It takes a special celebrity to be most famous for simply not being dead. But that's the case for Abe Vigoda. Along with fantastic turns in the Godfather franchise, Vigoda was repeatedly referred to as deceased for over three decades, a fact which he and friend Conan O'Brien exploited expertly. Sadly, the website bearing his name received its...

2017 Porsche 718 Boxster, 2016 Cadillac CT6, FCA Product Shakeup: The Week In Reverse

Porsche announced the 2017 718 Boxster; we drove the 2016 Cadillac CT6; and FCA laid out its future plans with a major product shift. It's the week in reverse, right here on Motor Authority. After about 20 years the Porsche Boxster is finally getting its first major changes: a new name and completely revised powertrain. The new generation will be...

Land Rover Defender Production At Solihull Comes To An End

Land Rover’s Solihull plant in the United Kingdom has been churning out Defenders since 1983. Production at the site goes back much further, though, as it was here that the Defender’s predecessor, the original Land Rover Series, was built since 1948. Today, production of the SUV icon at the site came to an end with the last example, a...

Ford GT40 Replica, Pagani Huayra BC, Next-Gen Rolls-Royce Phantom: Today’s Car News

Ford Motor Company [NYSE:F] is celebrating the 50th anniversary of its historic win in the 24 Hours of Le Mans with the GT40 MkII by entering the car’s spiritual successor, the GT, in this year’s race. You can celebrate in your own way by snapping up one of 20 50th anniversary GT40 replicas built under license by Superformance. The car...

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