New DeLorean DMC-12, The Barnacle, 2019 Audi RS 5: The Week In Reverse

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Order books opened for the new DeLorean DMC-12; we learned of the barnacle parking enforcement device; and we caught the new 2019 Audi RS 5 undergoing testing. It's the Week in Reverse, right here at Motor Authority.

It's always heartwarming to see good people helping others, and this week we learned about Chris Collins, who pickup a homeless man in his Lamborghini Aventador. Collins bought the man lunch, gave him a ride, and even paid for a night's stay in a hotel so the guy could have a warm bed and hot shower.

We now know why Ken Block turned the Hoonicorn into a twin-turbo 1,400-horsepower fire-breathing beast: Climbkhana. While we don't know full details, yet, a teaser video shows Block taking the insane Mustang up Pikes Peak, sideways, of course. The full video will hit the Internet next summer.

Faraday Future has announced that it will show a production model at the 2017 Consumer Electronics Show in January. Set to be built on the company's VPA platform, we expect the vehicle to be some sort of crossover-like model akin to the Tesla Model X, though without the ridiculous Falcon Wing doors.

We spied the 2019 Audi RS 5 undergoing testing on the Nürburgring. Taking laps at speed, you can hear what is probably a 2.9-liter twin-turbo V-6 under the hood, as the sound definitely isn't that of a naturally-aspirated V-8 engine. Expect a reveal some time in 2017.

The days of the parking enforcement boot might be numbered with the introduction of the "barnacle" parking enforcement device. It's a massive yellow piece of plastic that sucks to your windshield with 750 pounds of pressurized grip. Offenders can pay their fines over the phone and get a code to release the device. The barnacle is currently in a trial period with a number of police departments across the U.S.

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