A prototype for a new Audi RS 7 Sportback based on the second generation of Audi's svelte A7 has been spotted. The car is expected for a reveal this year and will pack over 600 horsepower.

Professional drifter Vaughn Gittin Jr. and his team at RTR Vehicles have launched a performance pickup truck based on the Ford F-150. The truck was previewed by the 600-horsepower F-150 RTR concept unveiled in 2017 and features many of the same upgrades as the concept truck.

Ford plans to invest $500 million in Rivian and use the American EV startup's modular platform to develop a zero-emission vehicle for the Ford brand. The identity of the vehicle wasn't revealed but we know it won't be an electric F-150 that Ford is already working on.

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

2020 Audi RS 7 Sportback spy shots and video

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Ford invests $500M in Rivian with electric F-150, Tesla pickup truck in mind

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