2016

  • Buck Lasek's 2016 Subaru WRX STI on Jay Leno's Garage

    Pro skateboarder and rally driver Bucky Lasek made yet another appearance on "Jay Leno's Garage," and this time he brought one of his daily drivers along. It's a 2016 Subaru WRX STI with a healthy amount of modifications, which Lasek is more than happy to detail. For those unfamiliar with Lasek, he made his name in the professional skateboarding world in the late-1980s through the 1990s. In 2012, Subaru chose him to compete in the Global RallyCross Championship, where he placed second and third throughout his career with the team. He left the team in 2016, and the Global RallyCross series...

  • 2016 Porsche 911 R for sale in Florida
    2016 Porsche 911 R surfaces for sale in Florida

    The 2016 Porsche 911 R may be one of the most sought after modern vehicles ever. Why? Porsche introduced the 911 R as a return to its roots—a no frills sports car lacking modern amenities to stoke the flames between driver and machine. When introduced, Porsche asked $185,900. Months later...

  • 2014 Kia Forte Koup
    Kia is killing off the Forte Koup

    The Kia Forte Koup has been sent to the automotive guillotine as consumer demand for small cars continues to dwindle in favor of larger crossovers and SUVs. It hasn't helped that the 10th-generation Honda Civic coupe has come out swinging this time around either. Kia confirmed to CarsDirect the...

  • 2015 Hellcat
    Hellcat owner jailed after clocking 158 mph on public road

    Here's an instance where the black key would have helped the owner of this 2016 Dodge Challenger Hellcat, rather than unlocking the full potential of the car with the famed red key. Maybe. Determined to show off all 707 horsepower in his new ride, an Illinois man piled his buddies into his 2016...

  • 2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350
    2016 Mustang Shelby GT350 owners suing Ford, say 'track-ready' cars overheat too quickly

    Owners of some 2016 Ford Shelby GT350 Mustangs have filed a lawsuit against Ford Motor Company [NYSE: F] and claim their cars, which are marketed as "track ready," overheat in as little as 15 minutes. The owners, who are seeking class-action status, are suing for fraud and breach of warranty claims...

  • 2016 BMW M2
    Let's make the BMW M2 better

    Less than 24 hours ago we told you the BMW M2 was the vehicle you must have in your garage, by awarding it the Motor Authority Best Car to Buy 2017 title. That still holds true, but the reality is, it's not perfect. The BMW M2 could be better. If you want that show but no go Let me be clear...

  • 2016 Ford Focus RS

    By their nature, hot hatches are a little juvenile. They start out as economy cars and add turbocharged power, big wings, wide tires, sport suspensions, and all manner of tack-on parts to toughen the look. The new Ford Focus RS is no exception. It looks like it just dropped out of the latest Fast & Furious movie. Everything's oversized: the rear wing, the exhaust outlets, the front air intakes that feed the hungry intercooler and brakes. But that doesn't mean it can't win our Best Car To Buy award. We care about performance here, and fun behind the wheel can trump any issues we have with...

  • BMW M2 vs. Focus RS
    BMW M2 vs. Ford Focus RS: Have turbos, will travel

    Being low man on the totem pole isn't always so bad. Two of our finalists for the Motor Authority Best Car To Buy 2017 award, the 2016 BMW M2 and 2016 Ford Focus RS, started life at or near the bottom of their respective lineups. The Ford Focus’ platform dates back to 2011. It’s a...

  • 2016 Ford Focus RS
    2016 Ford Focus RS video road test

    Time for a confession. We've been angry all these years. Europe has been sliding around behind the wheel of the Ford Motor Company [NYSE:F] Focus RS for years. Here in America--land of the free, dammit--we've been RS-free. Time for that to end. The Focus RS is finally here, finally free to drift...

  • 2016 BMW M2
    2016 BMW M2 video road test

    BMW built a fearsome reputation for speed with its M cars. But you're forgiven if the last generation of Ms left you a little wanting. They're high-performance demons--but they can feel brittle and digital. There's one M car that captures the best of BMW and puts it all in a reasonably priced...

  • 2016 BMW M2
    Motor Authority Best Car To Buy 2017 nominee: BMW M2

    At Motor Authority we like cars that are fun to drive fast, so we stand up and take notice when BMW releases a new M model. M cars have defined engaged driving excitement for ages, but recent examples have become a little too digital for our tastes. That’s not the case with the new BMW M2...

  • 2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 HPE800 by Hennessey Performance
    Hennessey’s supercharged Shelby GT350 sounds seriously mean

    Buy a Ford Motor Company [NYSE:F] Mustang Shelby GT350, get Hennessey Performance to install its HPE800 supercharger package on it, and you’re instantly the biggest badass on the block. Don’t believe us? Just hit play on that video above. Make sure to dial the volume down first, though...

  • 2016 Ford Focus RS

    Ford couldn't have released the Focus RS at a better time. The Mitsubishi Evo is officially dead, and the Subaru WRX STI is getting long in the tooth. The most recent generation of the STI is only offered as a sedan, and an Evo hatchback was never offered in the U.S. While other automakers are giving up on hot hatches, Ford has just released the hottest of the hatches. The Focus RS makes more power than any hot hatch ever released, including its only current direct competitor, the 292-horsepower Volkswagen Golf R. It also uses some impressive hardware, highlighted by an advanced...

  • 2016 Tesla Model X
    Tesla drops entry-level Model X 60D after 3 months

    Tesla [NSDQ:TSLA] in mid-July announced the entry-level 60D option for the Model X. Its arrival helped bring the price of entry for the electric SUV down to $75,200. Just three months later, the 60D is no longer available, meaning the entry-level Model X is now the 75D, which starts at $86,700...

  • 2016 Ford F-150 EraThr3 by Hulst Customs
    750-hp Hulst Customs special among Ford’s F-150 SEMA fleet

    The 2016 SEMA show is just around the corner and Ford Motor Company [NYSE:F] is shaping up to be one of the biggest brands at the tuning mecca. Models like the Mustang, F-150 and in recent years the Fiesta and Focus have proven perennial favorites in their respective segments, and it looks like...

  • Driver crashes 2016 Ford Focus RS into a ditch
    Ford Focus RS driver drifts into wall

    A pedestrian safety campaigner recently called to have the drift mode on the 2016 Ford Motor Company [NYSE:F] Focus RS disabled on cars sold in his native Australia. Unfortunately, idiots like the Focus RS driver in this video only serve to give credence to safety concerns surrounding the feature...

  • BMW Safety Moto GP Water Injection
    More automakers to adopt BMW M4 GTS water-injection system

    BMW in 2015 launched a version of its M4 equipped with a water-injection system. The technology, available in the aftermarket for years, is able to boost output while also improving efficiency, the downside being the added weight and inconvenience of a water tank that owners will have to top up...

  • 2016 Ford Focus RS by Hennessey Performance
    Hennessey’s first stage Focus RS already spitting out 405 hp

    Ford Motor Company’s [NYSE:F] Focus RS has landed and no doubt many owners will be keen to install some mods. Famous Ford tuner Mountune has already announced some factory-backed upgrades including a package to raise the output to 370 horsepower and 376 pound-feet of torque, up from the...

  • 2016 Ferrari 488 GTB

    Quiet hands. A race instructor friend of mine harps on them all the time. If you want to go fast around a track, you need smooth, steady steering inputs to keep the suspension settled and keep the car on its intended path. Saw at the wheel and you are losing precious time. If you are driving the Ferrari 488 GTB, you need quiet hands. As part of Monterey Car Week, I have the opportunity to drive Ferrari's rear-mid-engine, V-8-powered super sports car. I've driven supercars before, but nothing like this. Starting out at the Casa Ferrari outpost on Highway 1 in Carmel Highlands, I have two hours...

  • Tesla Model S P100D
    Industry take on Tesla P100D ranges from tepid to terrible

    Tesla announced Tuesday that its increased battery capacity for its Model S and Model X meant the car could go farther, faster than ever before. The response from several industry analysts shortly after sunk faster than a lead balloon. “A clear and realistic path to profitability and...

  • 2016 Ford Focus RS
    Focus RS output boosted to 370 hp with factory-backed Mountune kit

    British tuner Mountune is an expert at extracting more performance from Ford Motor Company [NYSE:F] products. And in recent years we’ve seen the company come out with upgrades backed by the factory, including here in the United States where it has a local arm. Now Mountune has teamed up with...

  • Hennessey hitting 169 mph in a 2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350R
    Video proof that the Ford Mustang Shelby GT350R can hit 169 mph

    We're pretty sure no one is saying the 2016 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350R is slow. If someone does, you can show them this: John Hennessey running a stock 2016 Shelby GT350R to 169 mph. It's important to note that, according to Ford, the 2016 Shelby GT350R doesn't have a speed limiter. Rather, it's...

  • 2016 Hennessey HPE1000 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat
    Hennessey straps 1,032-hp twin-turbo Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat to the dyno

    It doesn’t get more badass than this. Strapped to the dyno of Hennessey Performance Engineering is a 2016 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat dishing out hypercar-like numbers. The car features the tuner’s HPE1000 Twin Turbo package. That’s right, the folks at Hennessey have added a pair...

  • 2016 Hyundai Genesis Coupe
    Hyundai Genesis Coupe bows out, successor to be sold under Genesis brand

    The 2016 model year will be the last for Hyundai’s Genesis Coupe, the automaker has confirmed. A successor is planned but will be sold under Hyundai’s new Genesis luxury brand. The successor will be a larger, more luxurious model possibly hinted at by 2015’s Vision G concept car...

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