2017 Nissan GT-R, 2017 Porsche Macan GTS, next Toyota Supra: The Week In Reverse

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Toyota FT-1 concept, 2014 Detroit Auto Show

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We drove the updated 2017 Nissan GT-R; slid behind the wheel of the 2017 Porsche Macan GTS; and told you what the new Toyota Supra needs. It's the Week in Reverse, right here on Motor Authority.

The fifth Transformers movie, titled Transformers: The Last Knight, is set to be released on June 23, 2017, and director Michael Bay released the first image of the new Bumblebee. Based on the sixth-gen Chevy Camaro, the newest Bumblebee is looking aggressive with its custom body kit, pronounced spoilers, and Autobot logos.

The fact that there's a new Toyota Supra coming is no secret, but what will it be like? We sat down and took a look at the 10 things the new Supra needs to be in this new automotive climate.

Records are meant to be broken, and that's just what has been happening at the Isle of Man this past week. Mark Higgins set a record last weekend only to break it again on Monday in a modified Subaru WRX STI with a lap time of just 17:35. Meanwhile, Michael Dunlop set a two-wheeled lap record of just 16:58 on the back of a BMW superbike.

The Nissan GT-R has been refreshed for 2017 with updated suspension tuning, technology, and design tweaks. Do these changes add up to be a more civilized sports car? We slid behind the wheel and found out at Belgium's legendary Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps.

Porsche said the new 2017 Macan GTS is the "target" Macan, as in, all the other versions are derivatives. We spent some time behind the wheel to find out if this was pure marketing speak or if the Macan GTS is the new benchmark not only for the model lineup but the crossover SUV segment in general.

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