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  • 'Hobbs & Shaw' second trailer

    We received our first look at the new spin-off film from the "Fast and Furious" franchise in February, and now we have a second, more revealing look. A new trailer for "Hobbs & Shaw" was released on Friday and it takes the entire Fast and Furious formula and juices it with steroids. The original franchise has come a long way from illegal street racing and stealing DVD players to take characters on globe-trotting missions to save the world. Bottle up everything the last few installments of the franchise have been, light it on fire, add many more fistfights and explosions, and that's...

  • 2021 Porsche 911 Targa spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    Porsche 911 Targa, Dodge Charger Widebody, inside FCA's heritage museum: Today's Car News

    Porsche's newest 911, the 992 generation, has only just arrived but already the car's Targa body style is out testing with zero camouflage gear. This means the debut must be coming up fast. Just like its predecessor, the new Targa looks to feature the signature chunky rollover bar, along with a...

  • 2020 Mercedes-AMG CLA35 Shooting Brake spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2020 Mercedes-AMG CLA35 Shooting Brake spy shots and video

    Mercedes-Benz used March's Geneva International Motor Show to unveil a redesigned CLA Shooting Brake, and sadly the automaker has no plans to introduce the second-generation model here. That means we'll miss out on cool AMG-enhanced version of the svelte compact wagon that are still being...

  • Undisguised Dodge Charger Widebody - Image via eviil_srt/Instagram
    Dodge Charger Widebody spotted in the wild

    Dodge rolled out a Charger Widebody concept during March's Spring Fest Mopar meet in Pomona, California. At the time, a company spokesman said the concept was strictly a design study to gauge interest from the public. It seems production may have already been given the green light as an undisguised...

  • BAC Mono #100
    Live out your open-wheel dreams in the BAC Mono

    BAC is a startup sports car company from Liverpool, England, which views driving as a sport. The company, started by Ian and Neill Briggs, has offered its Mono single-seat open-wheel sports car since 2012, but the little road and track car only in recent years has started to gain momentum in the...

  • 2020 Lincoln Corsair
    2020 Corsair to be first Lincoln built in China

    The 2020 Lincoln Corsair will become the brand's first model produced in China, Automotive News (subscription required) reported on Wednesday. The Corsair's MKC predecessor is Lincoln's most popular model in China, and the new, much more handsome replacement is likely to continue this trend...

  • 2021 Porsche 911 Targa spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

    Porsche has just launched its new 992-generation 911 sports car and you can bet there'll be just as many variants, if not more, that we saw with the previous 991 generation. We're talking close to two dozen variants, from the base Carerra right up to the GT2 RS. The latest spy shots and video show a prototype for the Targa, likely in rear-drive Targa S or all-wheel-drive Targa 4S guise. The previous 991-generation offered the Targa up to GTS level. The prototype is devoid of camouflage gear meaning the debut should happen this year, possibly at September's 2019 Frankfurt International Motor...

  • New Ford key fobs with anti-hack protection
    Ford introduces smart key fobs to thwart hackers

    Ford has a solution to keep hackers from stealing crucial information encoded in a key fob. The automaker announced last week that its smart key fobs will include a sleep mode to prevent hackers from decrypting key signals. A hacker is capable of using what's called a "relay box" to extend a signal...

  • André Lotterer's 1984 Audi Sport Quattro
    André Lotterer daily drives a 1984 Audi Sport Quattro

    Those lucky enough to own classic cars often choose something other than old, finicky, heritage vehicles as a "daily drivers." André Lotterer is different than most classic car owners. Lotterer featured his 1984 Audi Sport Quattro on the YouTube series "Petrolicious" and described his...

  • FCA Heritage Hub museum
    Peer inside FCA's new Alfa Romeo, Fiat and Lancia heritage museum

    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has a new home for its vintage Italian makes. The Heritage Hub, located within the historic Mirafiori plant in Italy has opened its doors. Inside, FCA houses the best from Alfa Romeo, Fiat, Abarth and Lancia. Total, there are 250 cars on display that FCA calls "historic...

  • Karma Pininfarina GT  -  2019 Shanghai auto show
    Karma Pininfarina GT, 2020 Cadillac CT5, 2020 Lincoln Corsair: This Week's Top Photos

    California's Karma used this week's Auto Shanghai to present a trio of vehicles pointing to the EV startup's immediate, mid-term and long-term plans. One was the 2020 Revero GT sedan due out later this year and another was the Pininfarina GT concept, a stunning coupe that may end up in production...

  • 2020 Mercedes-AMG CLA45 spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    Mercedes-AMG says CLA45, GLA45, A45 will boast 420 hp

    While we're still digesting the performance credentials Mercedes-AMG has cooked up for its A35 and CLA35 cars, the brand shared new details about the CLA45, A45, and GLA45. The big news: they'll have around 420 horsepower. Tobias Moers, head of the Mercedes-AMG, told Autoblog in a report published...

  • 2020 Nissan GT-R 50th Anniversary Edition, 2019 New York International Auto Show

    The 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class made its formal debut; the 2020 Nissan GT-R celebrated a milestone; and the 2020 Lincoln Corsair arrived. It's the Week in Reverse, right here on Motor Authority. At the 2019 New York International Auto Show, the 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLS-Class broke cover with up to 23-inch wheels, a Car Wash mode, and available second-row captain's chairs. It's the largest, most plush, and most tech-filled crossover SUV the German automaker will offer, for the time being. GM's luxury division unveiled the replacement for the ATS and CTS: the 2020 Cadillac CT5. Cadillac can call...

  • 2018 Ford Mustang GT (Matt Dayka/For Motor Authority)
    Ford Mustang is the best-selling sport coupe globally, again

    Buyers have plenty of options to choose from, but when it comes to sport coupes, the Ford Mustang is king. In a Wednesday release, Ford said the Mustang claimed the crown for best-selling sport coupe globally once again. It's the fourth year running the Ford Mustang has earned the title. It likely...

  • 2020 Ford baby Bronco leaked via Off-Road.com
    Ford Bronco Scout name trademarked: Is it the baby Bronco?

    The Ford Bronco is set to return in 2020, and it will get a smaller sibling known so far as the "baby Bronco." Now, thanks to a new trademark filing, we may know that smaller vehicle's real name: Bronco Scout. Ford filed a trademark with the United States Patent and Trademark Office for the Bronco...

  • 2019 New York International Auto Show highlights
    2019 New York International Auto Show in pictures: The cars, SUVs, and crossovers you need to see

    The 2019 New York auto show will open to the public Friday with a clear message from automakers: luxury for buyers comes first. It's no coincidence that the biggest debuts of the show were either from luxury automakers—or mainstream automakers that offering features typically reserved from...

  • Bugatti Divo hot-weather testing
    Bugatti Divo busy with hot-weather testing

    Readying any new car for production is no simple process. Preparing to launch a new Bugatti only heightens the work. Bugatti is currently putting the new Divo through its paces in hot-weather testing, according to a post on the company's Facebook page. The Bugatti Divo debuted last August with an...

  • 2020 BMW M3 spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2020 BMW M3, Qiantu K50, Rivian future plans: Car News Headlines

    BMW introduced a redesigned 3-Series last year. That means a new M3 should be just around the corner. Our latest spy shots show a tester for the upcoming sport sedan, which rumor has it will come with available all-wheel drive and close to 500 horsepower. China's Qiantu has teamed up with America's...

  • Rivian R1T

    Rivian presented concepts for an electric pickup truck and related SUV last November at the 2018 Los Angeles Auto Show, but the EV startup plans to follow them up with even more models, and quickly. In an interview with Bloomberg published Wednesday, Rivian CEO and founder R.J. Scaringe revealed the company plans to launch six vehicles by 2025, and those are just the vehicles that Rivian will sell itself. Rivian is also open to developing and manufacturing vehicles for other firms, Scaringe revealed, so the company's plant in Normal, Illinois, which Rivian acquired from Mitsubishi for just...

  • 2020 Aston Martin DBX spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2020 Aston Martin DBX spy shots and video

    Aston Martin's DBX SUV is on track for a debut in late 2019 and as part of the development a prototype has taken to Germany's Nürburgring for some high-speed testing. Judging from our spy shots and video, the 4-door DBX will be a small SUV with proportions similar to those of the Alfa Romeo...

  • Qiantu K50 by Mullen, 2019 New York auto show
    Qiantu K50 electric sports car starts US production in 2020

    A new Chinese EV brand by the name of Qiantu is using a sleek, carbon fiber-bodied sports car to spearhead its launch in the United States, which kicked off on Wednesday with the debut of the K50 at the 2019 New York International Auto Show. The Qiantu K50 was first shown in China in 2016 and has...

  • Uber launches self-driving pilot in San Francisco with Volvo Cars
    Toyota, SoftBank buy $1B stake in Uber's self-driving car unit

    Ahead of Uber's historic IPO in the coming weeks, the ride-hail giant's self-driving car division received a $1 billion injection from Toyota, investment firm SoftBank, and automotive supplier Denso. Toyota and Denso will together invest $667 million and SoftBank will invest $333 million, valuing...

  • Carlos Ghosn (left) and Dieter Zetsche
    Daimler reportedly to end ties with Renault Nissan, cut jobs

    Daimler will seek to make major cost cuts and end ties with the Renault Nissan Mitsubishi Alliance, Manager Magazin reported on Thursday. According to the German publication, incoming Daimler CEO Ola Kaellenius will not renew joint projects with the Renault Nissan Mitsubishi Alliance. He will also...

  • 2020 BMW M3 spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2020 BMW M3 spy shots and video

    BMW’s benchmark sport sedan, the M3, will soon come in for a redesign. A prototype for the next-generation model been spotted again, revealing a number of clues. Referred to internally as the G80, the new M3 will sport a much wider track compared to the redesigned 2019 3-Series, from which it...

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