We’ve just driven the second-generation R8 supercar, which Audi has confirmed will be hitting local showrooms next spring, as a 2017 model. The car is a major improvement over the original R8 in almost every way, though it’s not without its faults.

The Ford Motor Company [NYSE:F] has confirmed that its new Mustang Shelby GT350R will be fitted as standard with carbon fiber wheels. We’ve also learn that German suppliers are working on aluminum-carbon wheels that come close to matching the performance of pure carbon wheels but at a more attractive price.

Mercedes-Benz is likely to introduce a new generation of its CLS for the 2018 model year. We hear the car will be offered as a sedan only, with the current CLS Shooting Brake not proving popular enough to warrant a successor.

You'll find all of these stories and more in today's car news, right here at Motor Authority.

2017 Audi R8 First Drive

Close Look At The Ford Mustang Shelby GT350R’s Carbon Fiber Wheels

Next-Gen Mercedes-Benz CLS Likely To Drop Shooting Brake

2015 Jaguar XK Review

Aluminum-Carbon Hybrid A More Affordable Alternative To Pure Carbon Wheels

Second Tesla Gallery, Service Center Opening This Weekend In Houston

2016 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 Gets Sporty New Look, More Tech

Buick Enclave, Chevrolet Traverse, GMC Acadia, Saturn Outlook Recalled

Azerbaijan Added To 2016 Formula One Provisional Calendar

China Built 25,000 Electric Cars & Plug-In Hybrids In June Alone


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