2017 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport, yellow
We drove the 2017 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport; a Koenigsegg One:1 crashed at the Nürburgring; and Tesla announced its latest Master Plan. It's the Week in Reverse, right here on Motor Authority.
Koenigsegg built only seven of its One:1 supercars--including the prototype, which it sold--and this week it crashed one of them at the Nürburgring at a high rate of speed. According to the company, a faulty ABS sensor caused the front wheels to lock up, thus causing the crash.
Lexus hasn't even launched the new LC sports car yet, and it seems plans to take it racing are already underway. While an official announcement has yet to be made, an LC race car prototype was spied testing on a track.
We slid behind the wheel of the new 2017 Chevrolet Corvette Grand Sport. Spoiler alert: It's our new favorite model in the Corvette lineup. With upgrades from the Z06 but the naturally aspirated LT1 V-8 from the Stingray, the new Grand Sport should prove to be quite popular.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk revealed the Silicon Valley automaker's latest master plan, giving us a glimpse into the future of Tesla. Highlights include plans for a heady duty pickup truck, a semi, a tie-up with Solar CIty, and, of course, more autonomous electric vehicles including but not limited to buses.
Is your car, truck, or SUV turbocharged? Our friend Jason Fenske over at Engineering Explained laid out five things you should never do with a turbocharged vehicle. In an era where automakers are downsizing engines and turning toward forced induction to make power, this is useful advice.