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Grassroots racing will save motorsports: Opinion

Some of the guys might wear race suits, but they’re just as likely to wear money-green track suits or black-and-white Speedos meant to look like "tuxedos." They’re racers and they’re having a blast. I've been to a fair number of automobile races and they're all carnivals. This one is definitely the sideshow kind with a bearded...

2019 mid-engine C8 Corvette, 2018 Porsche 911 GT2, 2017 Panamera: The Week In Reverse

We spied the 2019 mid-engine C8 Chevrolet Corvette; Porsche revealed the new 2017 Panamera; and we caught the new 2018 Porsche 911 GT2 testing. It's the Week in Reverse, right here at Motor Authority. Jay Leno has always appreciated the Hurst Hemi Under Glass Plymouth Barracuda, and he finally had his chance to ride in it. Unfortunately, things...

Fatal crash in Florida is first reported Tesla Autopilot death

An Ohio man is dead after the Tesla Model S he was riding in crashed into a semi-truck on May 7, Florida Highway Patrol officials confirmed. According to witnesses and authorities, the man may have been watching a movie before the crash. In a statement posted on its website, Tesla confirmed the man was using the semi-autonomous Autopilot feature...

Pagani shows off new Huayra Roadster at private event

Don't worry. We didn't get the invite to check out Pagani's new droptop version of its Huayra, either. The Italian sports car builder held a very private event for some of its most important customers earlier this week ostensibly to inaugurate its new factory. But attendees were treated to an extra surprise: They were shown the new roadster...

A new special edition Dodge Viper, Porsche 911 GT2 spy shots, first Shelby Cobra up for auction: Car News Headlines

The Dodge Viper hasn't been a big seller, but Dodge has seemingly found a formula for selling its powerful snake: kill it and announce a bunch of special edition models. Four of the five special editions Dodge announced just last week have already sold out, and now Dodge is offering a new one called the Snakeskin Edition ACR. Get it while you can...

Turning pig poop into asphalt

A group of students and researchers in North Carolina have come up with a remarkably good idea for reducing costs and environmental impact for road construction: paving roads with swine manure. Thankfully, the process that the entrepreneurs at North Carolina A&T State University have devised isn't quite as simple as spreading pig poop on the...

McLaren P1 LM car breaks Goodwood Hillclimb record

One of the Goodwood Festival of Speed's major attractions is its renowned Hillclimb, a sprint up Lord March's driveway. It might not be as challenging as, say, the Pikes Peak International Hill Climb, but Goodwood's paved road nonetheless attracts some of the most awe-inspiring cars in the world...like the McLaren P1 LM that smashed the record...

World's first Shelby Cobra headed to auction

There's only one CSX 2000, Carroll Shelby's first-ever Cobra. RM Sotheby's is set to offer the very first Shelby Cobra ever built, and easily one of the most valuable, for the first time to the public when it hits the auction block later this summer in Monterey, California. That very first Cobra was created in 1962, when Carroll himself decided to...

Viper special editions sold out, Snakeskin Edition ACR added

Dodge has had a devil of a time selling its Viper supercar. Now it looks like the answer was to offer a bunch of special edition models, then to kill off the car. The company has announced that four of the five special edition models it just announced last week are already sold out. This is despite the fact that Dodge only started taking orders on...

2017 Porsche Panamera to start at $100,950

Porsche released information about the second generation of its flagship sedan just this week and now we have pricing information. The 2017 Porsche Panamera lineup will have just two models, at least initially. The Panamera 4S and Panamera Turbo will both come standard with all-wheel drive. The base, GTS, and SE Hybrid models will not return at...

Ex-Apple engineers create solar-powered backup camera

Backup cameras will soon become mandatory in all new cars, but for those of us with an older vehicle, solutions tend to be pricey and cumbersome to install. A company called Pearl, which is composed almost entirely of former Apple engineers, says it has created a solution called RearVision. It's a solar-powered backup camera that is integrated...

Porsche breaks 'Ring record with new Panamera

Although the new Porsche Panamera was just shown barely 48 hours ago, the German sports car manufacturer already has bragging rights over any other sedan on the planet. That's because the flagship Panamera Turbo has turned the fastest lap ever recorded for a production sedan at Germany's famed Nürburgring racing circuit: 7 minutes, 38...

Lyft offering rides in new Ghostbusters Ecto-1 this weekend

The original Ecto-1, built for the 1984 movie "Ghostbusters," was a 1959 Cadillac hearse that, according to Dr. Ray Stanz, only needed work done to the suspension, shocks, brakes, brake pads, brake lining, steering, transmission, rear end, engine, muffler, and wiring. Basically, it was great, but also a heap of junk. I would ride in it, but I'm...

Sixth-generation Camaro to race in NASCAR Xfinity Series next year

Chevrolet today announced that the sixth-generation of the Camaro, which was introduced last year as a 2016 model, will be the brand's car of choice next year in the NASCAR Xfinity Series. The car will be marked as an SS model, even though it will share nothing in common with the street car except elements of the look, especially at the front end...

Volkswagen says it may be able to fix dirty 3.0-liter diesels

Lawyers for Volkswagen told a California court Thursday that the automaker may be able to fix illegally polluting cars and SUVs equipped with its 3.0-liter V-6 turbodiesel engine. Owners of the affected cars—which include Volkwagen Touareg SUVs; Audi A6, A7, A8, Q5, and Q7 sedans and SUVs; and Porsche Cayenne SUVs—may not know for...

Brand-new, 57-mile 50th Anniversary Corvette on eBay

In 2003 you could have shelled out about $56,000 to get a brand-new 50th Anniversary Corvette convertible. Now, you can spend $44,900, or possibly less, to get that same car in brand-new condition. A current eBay listing features a 2003 Corvette convertible with the 50th Anniversary package and just 57 miles on the odometer. The owner, cabana_jb...

Lambo driver claims brake failure caused off-track excursion

Brakes can fail. When you put too much heat into a set of pads and rotors they won't be able slow the car the way they could before. Perhaps you've pushed them too far, and they will actually fail on you. This is a very bad situation for any driver. It's especially bad if you're on a racetrack in a Lamborghini Huracan and you're heading for a...

Pagani Zonda still lives: One last special edition

Could it be back from the dead? Kind of, but not really. Pagani announced back in 2014 that it was discontinuing development of its Zonda supercar with the jaw-dropping Zonda Revolucion, but images have made their way onto the web showing one last hurrah for the Zonda. If you'll take a walk down memory lane—or, more appropriately, a...

The Chevrolet Camaro turns 50, another Bugatti Royale is re-created, dual-clutch transmission don'ts: Car News Headlines

The Camaro is turning 50 this year and Chevrolet is celebrating with a series of events and appearances, as well as a couple of videos featuring commercial and promotional footage from throughout the car's history. One of those videos is short and sweet, but we prefer the 18-minute montage showing full ads from every generation of Chevy's pony...

Chevy celebrates Camaro's 50th anniversary with rare video footage

Chevrolet has released a pair of new videos celebrating 50 years of Camaros with rare footage of all six generations of the pony car in action. The video above features complete commercials and promotional videos, while the shorter video below is a compilation with snippets from ads throughout the car's history. To say that 2016 is the Camaro's...

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