Tesla's Robot Charger, Titanium-Bodied Icona Vulcano, 2017 BMW 5-Series: The Week In Reverse

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Tesla showed off a robotic charger prototype; Icona plans to bring a titanium Vulcano supercar to Pebble Beach; and we spied the 2017 BMW 5-Series. It's the Week in Reverse, right here on Motor Authority.

Prepare yourselves, because Skynet is basically here. That's right, and it's all thanks to Tesla. The automaker released a video showing a robotic charger prototype finding its way to a Model S. To say it's scary is an understatement.

We spotted the new 2017 BMW 5-Series sporting production headlights and what appears to be a near-production-ready interior. The new 5-Series will be lighter thanks to a new platform, and it'll of course be available with a wide range of powertrain options.

Local Motors is actually planning to offer a 3D-printed car to consumers in 2017. Dubbed the Strati, experts expect the retail price to be between $18,000 and $30,000 depending on options. The future, it's here.

Icona is back with a second version of its Vulcano supercar first shown in 2013. While the car hasn't become a production reality yet, the latest version called the Vulcano Titanium will make its debut this weekend at the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance and possibly be offered for public sale in low volumes.

The 2017 Aston Martin DB11 was spotted turning laps and hitting the streets in prototype form. Aston fans need not worry, the car sounds fantastic under full throttle. A Mercedes-Benz-sourced twin-turbo V-8 is expected under the hood, along with the Ford-sourced V-12 engine currently used in Aston's lineup.

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