We heard an update on Michael Schumacher's health; Top Gear announced a new host; and we drove the 2016 Lamborghini Huracán LP 610-4 Spyder. It's the Week in Reverse, right here on Motor Authority.
For the first time since September of 2014 we heard an update regarding Michael Schumacher's condition. The former chairman of Ferrari [NYSE:RACE], Luca di Montezemolo said, "I have news and unfortunately it's not good." We wish we had more to report, but that was all he would tell reporters.
We knew the eighth installment of the Fast & Furious franchise was in the works. Now, thanks to Vin Diesel, we have confirmed there will indeed be ninth and tenth installments as well. The last of the Fast & Furious movies will debut on April 10, 2021 according to Diesel.
Top Gear announced Matt LeBlanc will be joining Chris Evans as a host of the new version of BBC's popular show. A photo with automotive journalist Chris Harris sitting at a table with the entire Top Gear crew surfaced on Twitter as well, fueling speculation that he will be named as the third host.
We slid behind the wheel of the new 2016 Lamborghini Huracán LP 610-4 Spyder and found this "lifestyle" car to be every bit the supercar the coupe is, albeit with an open-air driving experience. With a soul-stirring V-10 engine, a fast dual-clutch transmission, and a soft convertible top, the new Spyder will likely bolster Lamborghini sales in 2016.
Finally, Toyota killed the Scion brand and announced that all existing models apart from the tC will be rebadged as Toyotas in August as 2017 models.