We drove the 2020 Polaris Slingshot R; Dodge talked Challenger Super Stock and Demon; and the 2021 Ford Bronco family took shape. It’s the Week in Reverse, right here at Motor Authority. We tooled around in the 2020 Polaris Slingshot R and basked in the attention of fans and onlookers. Our resident 12-year-old fangirl said
Honda’s hottest hatchback is getting a special-edition variant with even greater performance. The 2021 Honda Civic Type R Limited Edition detailed by the automaker Thursday is lighter, louder, and is just getting started. Scheduled to arrive in the United States later this year, the Limited Edition just set a lap record at Japan’s Suzuka Circuit.
The C8 Corvette heads into its sophomore year with minor changes. After ushering in the era of the mid-engine Corvette for the 2020 model year, new colors and additional tech features are the only significant changes for the 2021 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray, but the sub-$60,000 price stays the same. The 2021 Corvette coupe’s base price
As Audi rolls out electric vehicles to cover much of its model line and fill the gaps between its existing models, it’s preparing to offer just as much flexibility in body styles as you’ll find if gasoline is your preference. The Audi Q4 Sportback E-Tron concept introduced Tuesday follows a design theme that Audi terms
Toyota will reproduce and sell parts for the 2000GT sports car through its Gazoo Racing (GR) division. Parts will be sold both in Toyota’s home country of Japan and overseas, the automaker said in a press release Monday. Launched in 1967, the 2000GT is one of Toyota’s earliest performance cars, and one of its rarest.
Lamborghini has teamed up with the Italian Sea Group to launch a yacht inspired by supercars. Deliveries are scheduled to begin in 2021. The new yacht is called Tecnomar for Lamborghini 63, in reference to the automaker’s 1963 founding, and it borrows styling elements from a number Lamborghini cars. The Y-shaped bow lights reference the
Dodge unleashed a new version of its Challenger muscle car that packs a heady 807 horsepower. It features many of the mods from 2018’s Challenger SRT Demon, but unlike the drag special the new Super Stock isn’t a limited edition. It’s available for 2020 and will continue to be available for 2021. 2021 Dodge Durango
Audi updated its Q5 for 2021, we slid behind the wheel of the 2021 Porsche Cayenne GTS, and Dodge launched the new 2021 Durango SRT Hellcat. It’s the Week in Reverse, right here at Motor Authority. Audi’s popular Q5 crossover SUV was given an update. The exterior hasn’t changed much because this update is all
In the future, like it has in the past, BMW may mean “Bring My Wallet.” That’s because the automaker detailed Wednesday its update for in-car technology, including new navigation services, wireless Android Auto compatibility, digital key support, and over-the-air upgrades to some vehicles. An over-the-air update can enable new features and it will be available
Maserati is in the process of renewing its lineup with new and updated cars, and part of the renewal plans include the introduction of a new 3.0-liter twin-turbocharged V-6. The engine, code-named the Nettuno, has been developed in-house at Maserati and will see first duty in the automaker’s MC20 supercar. The mid-engine model is due
Mazda is launching a special edition MX-5 Miata to celebrate the company’s 100th anniversary. Announced Monday in a Mazda press release, the car is scheduled to arrive in United States dealerships later this year. While Mazda was founded in 1920, the company didn’t produce its first car—the R360—until 1960. The R360 was a “kei car,”
Meet the latest vehicle to join the ranks of the United States Army. It’s been developed by General Motors’ GM Defense subsidiary and goes by the name Infantry Squad Vehicle, or ISV for short. As the name suggests, the vehicle is designed to carry infantry, in this case nine at a time. GM has been
As the Rivian R1T electric pickup truck inches toward production, the company released video showing torturous testing of a prototype. It’s hard to think of an automaker development process that involves drifting on pavement, rock climbing, and high-speed runs through sand with the same vehicle, but that’s exactly what Rivian has put the R1T through.
Porsche has a new generation of its 911 Turbo S out, and we took a spin this week. The car packs 640 horsepower, or enough to run the quarter-mile in 10.5 seconds, and it has one of the sexiest rears of any car in production right now. 2021 Porsche 718 GTS 4.0 Porsche also announced
Amazon announced Friday it has acquired self-driving startup Zoox. No details on the amount paid was mentioned but the Financial Times reported earlier that the deal was worth in excess of $1.2 billion. Silicon Valley-based Zoox was founded in 2014. However, unlike many rival self-driving car startups working purely on the driving system, Zoox intends
Swedish performance marques Koenigsegg and Polestar took to social media earlier this month to tease a future collaboration. The companies posted to their respective Instagram pages a photo of the Koenigsegg Gemera together with the Polestar Precept concept, along with the message that something “exciting” and “interesting” would be happening soon on the west coast
Buyers looking to race up the Polestar 2 need not fret. Volvo’s performance spinoff has developed a Performance Pack for the compact electric sport sedan that adds some impressive chassis upgrades for not much money. The pack will set you back $5,000, on top of the price of the Polestar 2 which starts from $61,200,
As it prepares to resume racing during a global pandemic, Formula One is launching a new diversity initiative. Called “#WeRaceAsOne,” the program aims to fight racism and other forms of discrimination, F1 said in a press release Monday. “As a global sport we must represent the diversity and social concerns of our fans, but we
Mercedes-Benz didn’t find much luck when it launched Maybach as a standalone brand in in the early 2000s. Poor sales of the ill-fated Maybach 57 and 62 sedans led to Mercedes axing Maybach in 2012. However, a new strategy to utilize Maybach as an ultra-luxury sub-brand of Mercedes was hatched with the arrival of the
When the second-generation Tesla Roadster was unveiled in 2017, Tesla CEO Elon Musk said the electric sports car would do 0-60 mph in 1.9 seconds. Shortly after the reveal, Musk upped the ante by hyping the idea that Tesla could add rockets to the Roadster to further quicken acceleration, or possibly make the car fly.
McLaren has filed a trademark application with the United States Patent and Trademark Office for “Sabre,” but it’s unclear what, if anything, the automaker plans to do with it. The filing lists “sports cars and structural parts therefor” as possible uses for the Sabre name. However, automakers often trademark names whether they plan to use
Chevrolet has just launched the C8 Corvette, and the general consensus is that the Bowtie brand has a huge hit on its hands with the mid-engined marvel. But the current Corvette Stingray model represents just the first stage of the car’s performance. There are still models like the Grand Sport, Z06 and ZR1 to come,
Rezvani is a Californian coachbuilder that over the years has built up a reputation for launching wild sports cars and SUVs. The company is now on the verge of unveiling its wildest vehicle yet: a 6-wheeled, off-road-focused pickup truck. It’s called the Hercules 6×6, and Rezvani plans to unveil it this summer. The company has
Back in 1995, a McLaren F1 in GTR racing guise took home the overall win at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in what was McLaren’s debut at the French classic. The race saw five F1 GTRs take to the starting grid, with the number 59 car piloted by JJ Lehto, Yannick Dalmas and Masanori
Steeda has been building fast Mustangs for over three decades, and the company’s latest effort is its most potent yet. The new Q850 StreetFighter Edition based on the Ford Mustang GT is the latest in a long line of Q-series Mustangs from Steeda, and it brings to the table over 800 horsepower and 630 pound-feet
Fifty years ago this weekend the iconic Porsche 917 sports racer gave the Stuttgart manufacturer its maiden overall victory at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, a significant milestone of its two years of nearly complete domination of international endurance racing. The Porsche 917’s debut at Le Mans the previous year was high on expectation,
The Porsche crest is one of the most recognizable logos in the car world. But when the crest first appeared, Porsche had already been making cars for a few years, as the automaker explained in a press release last week. Porsche has a complicated history, but the company considers the first 356 to be its
In response to stricter global emissions standards, automakers are looking for new ways to wring every last bit of efficiency out of the internal-combustion engine. In this Engineering Explained video, Jason Fenske discusses how entry ignition tech could keep combustion engines alive a little longer. Despite the emergence of electric cars, gasoline cars aren’t going
BMW’s 5-Series has just undergone a mid-cycle update, and now Alpina has launched its own version of the updated mid-sizer. Alpina’s version is called the B5, and there’s both sedan and wagon body styles to choose from. There’s also a D5 option for buyers looking for the efficiency benefits of a diesel, but for outright
Nissan suffers from an aging lineup and is bleeding cash as a result. Fortunately, the Japanese auto giant is working on a fleet of new or updated models to help turn its fortunes around, one of which has just been spotted. Engineers have been spotted testing a redesigned Rogue Sport compact crossover SUV which we’re