2017

  • 2017 Ford GT originally commissioned by John Cena - Image via Mecum Auctions

    It seems no one wants to keep this Liquid Blue 2017 Ford GT. First bought by pro wrestler-turned-actor John Cena, the GT first changed hands in August of 2017. Ford immediately sued Cena for breaking the legal agreement each GT buyer signs stating they won't sell (i.e. flip) their car for two years after purchase. The two parties reached an agreement in July 2018. The car has had two more owners since then. Now on the hunt for its fifth owner, the low-slung supercar is headed to the block at Mecum's Indy 2019 auction on May 18. In January, Mecum came to an agreement with Ford to not accept...

  • 2017 Audi RS 7
    Buy Bavarian: 2018 Audi RS 7 discounted up to $18,500

    Shoppers who have an eye on a 2018 Audi can take advantage of some serious discounts through the end of November. The 2018 Audi RS 7 tops the list, with up to $18,500 in savings. CarsDirect reported Wednesday that the German luxury brand has issued dealerships "marketing allowance," which is...

  • 2017 Ford GT originally commissioned by John Cena - Image via Mecum Auctions
    John Cena's 2017 Ford GT takes 6-figure hit on latest sale

    The 2017 Ford GT originally commissioned by actor and pro-wrestler John Cena crossed a Mecum auction block in Dallas last week, fetching $1,320,000 in the process, a steep discount to the $1,540,000 it sold for during Russo and Steele's Monterey Car Week auction just in August. We'll remind you...

  • Ford GT launch control
    Here's how launch control works on the Ford GT

    Since most of us will never have the pleasure of owning or ever getting behind the wheel of the modern Ford GT, we have others who can fill us in on how the supercar works. Today, it's all about launch control. This video from DragTimes shows us how to engage the system on a 2017 Ford GT...you...

  • 2017 Ford GT originally commissioned by John Cena - Image via Russo and Steele
    John Cena's 2017 Ford GT sold again, this time for $1.5M

    The mockery of Ford's attempts to block flippers from profiting from early sales of the GT supercar continues with news that the 2017 example originally ordered by actor and pro-wrestler John Cena has been sold for the second time. The car went under the hammer at Russo and Steele's auction held...

  • Jenson Button drives the 2017 Honda Civic Type R at the Hungaroring
    F1 champ Jenson Button sets 2017 Honda Civic Type R's final lap record

    Honda has been out to prove the performance of its Civic Type R since the feisty hatch debuted for the 2017 model year, and its yardstick has been to set the lap record for front-wheel-drive cars at famous race tracks around the globe, including the Nürburgring. The final attempt took place...

  • 2017 Ford GT heading to Mecum auction again

    The controversial 2017 Ford GT that sold at Mecum's Indianapolis auction this past May is up for sale yet again. It's once again being sold by Mecum, this time at the auction house's Monterey Car Week sale. To recap this particular GT's story, the supercar sold at auction for $1.8 million in May and somehow skid past Ford's buyer agreement promising not to sell the car for at least two years. We learned this week that the sale in May was done by the car's second owner, Michael J. Flynn, and that Ford had attempted to block it. But since Ford missed the chance to stop the car's first owner...

  • Ford GT active aero rear wing video
    Watch a Ford GT's active aero rear wing in action

    The second-generation Ford GT has plenty of party tricks, but one of them is a trick rear wing that offers multiple functions while driving around town or at the track. Video from Drag Times explores and demonstrates how the active aero rear wing works by hooking up a GoPro to showcase how the wing...

  • 2017 Ford GT sold at Mecum auction for $1,815,000
    2017 Ford GT sells for $1.8M at auction

    Ford made buyers of its modern GT supercar sign an agreement promising not to sell for at least two years in an attempt to curb the cars from being flipped for huge profits. It hasn't worked because some GT buyers have already sold their cars, with the latest example selling at Mecum's auction in...

  • John Cena with the 2017 Ford GT
    Ford sues dealership that resold John Cena's GT

    Legal drama seems to follow the Ford GT wherever it goes. The latest installment of drama comes from a well-known story involving John Cena, his GT, and the fact the actor and wrestler flipped the car within a no-sell window. Ford sued Cena last year, and the ordeal is still playing out in court...

  • Katech adds a whipple supercharge to a 2018 Chevy Camaro ZL1 1LE
    Katech supercharges the Chevy Camaro ZL1 up to 760 wheel horsepower

    Katech takes your stock standard General Motors machine and turns it into something you should be afraid to drive. Or at least, you should have some semblance of skills before taking to the wheel. That should be the case for anybody who buys a car like the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE, and even more so...

  • 2017 Ford F-250 Super Duty
    Living and working with the 2017 Ford F-250 Super Duty

    Dear truck makers, Enough already! Your trucks are big. I get it. Can we stop with the bigger is better mentality? City boy I spent last week with a 2017 Ford F-250, a mega truck not exactly suited to the urban confines I call home. Ford updated its Heavy Duty pickups for the 2017 model year...

  • 2017 Toyota Land Cruiser

    The Toyota Land Cruiser is a dinosaur living in modern times. It roams the roads and off-road trails with zero regard for time marching on, and yet it retains its legendary status in the automotive landscape. For those who aren't intimately familiar with the Land Cruiser, it can be confounding as to why automotive enthusiasts continue to be infatuated with this relic. After spending a week with a 2017 example, I have come up with eight things you need to know about this aging SUV with a cult-like following. It's like the '90s today If you miss cars from the 1990s, the Land Cruiser should be...

  • Armormax Armored Tesla Model S
    This bulletproof Tesla's claim has just one hole in it

    Utah-based Armormax is in the business of transforming everyday machines into rolling vaults for clients. They take normal cars and add various levels of armor. The latest build is a Tesla Model S P100D that's been pieced together for a client in the Middle East. Armormax claims it's the fastest...

  • 2016 Ford Focus RS at Gingerman Raceway, October 2016
    Ford has a fix for failing Focus RS head gaskets

    Ford Focus RS owners can let out a collective sigh of relief. The company has announced a fix for the car's failing head gasket woes. Some owners may be in for new cylinder heads, depending on the severity of their problem. Ford had acknowledged an engine issue in its hottest hatch in recent weeks...

  • 2017 Ford GT at Barrett-Jackson auction
    2017 Ford GT and first retail 2019 Mustang Bullitt bring big bucks at auction

    It wasn't just Chevrolet raising big bucks for charity during the past weekend's Barrett-Jackson auction in Scottsdale, Arizona. In fact, it was a Ford that raised the most funds, in this case a 2017 GT that sold on Saturday—with Ford's full blessing—for $2.55 million. The car was...

  • 2017 Tesla Model 3, 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show
    Tesla Model 3 hits 60 MPH in 4.66 seconds, passes quarter mile in 13.3

    We know from the Model S that Tesla underquotes the performance of its cars. Heck, we’ve seen a Model S P100D with Ludicrous Plus mode hit 60 mph in a mindboggling 2.389 seconds. So with Tesla stating at the Model 3’s launch last summer that the small electric sedan will do 0-60 mph in...

  • 2017 Ford GT - Image via Barrett-Jackson
    Here's your chance to safely purchase a Ford GT

    Remember the song and dance one had to perform to be among the lucky few afforded the chance to buy a 2017 Ford GT? Ford was extremely picky about who it wanted driving its latest halo vehicle. Any hand raisers were required to produce a video and sell themselves before they could spend $450,000...

  • Jeremy Clarkson thinks the Ford GT is like a mad Caterham

    A Caterham is one of the purest expressions of automotive driving heaven. The tiny, bare-bones British sports car is a nimble, open-air, lightweight machine that leaves you fully engaged in the act of driving. It's the sports car distilled to its basics. So, for Jeremy Clarkson to call the Ford GT a "mad Caterham," it means the man is heaping massive praise on the latest supercar from the Blue Oval. Clarkson spent some quality time with the new Ford while filming for the new season of the Amazon Prime series "The Grand Tour." While he, like many of us, felt that the GT could be a bit soft due...

  • John Cena with the 2017 Ford GT
    Ford sues John Cena for flipping 2017 GT early

    Actor, pro wrestler and all-around car nut John Cena is in a bit of trouble with Ford. The automaker filed a lawsuit on November 30 with the U.S. District Court in Michigan claiming Cena violated his purchase agreement for a 2017 Ford GT by flipping the car early. The lawsuit, a copy of which is...

  • 2017 Jaguar F-Type SVR Convertible
    Bag a bargain: discounts of up to $30K offered on 2017 Jaguar F-Type

    Jaguar’s F-Type has been updated for 2018. The changes are subtle yet provide the stylish sports car with the latest technology and a more refined look. There’s also a new 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4 base option that has brought the price tag down to $60,895. The problem is that...

  • 2017 Mercedes-Benz G550 4x4 Squared
    Mercedes-Benz G550 4x4 Squared review: top tax bracket bruiser

    “Hey dude, your car is huuuuge!” We expected that reaction while driving a vehicle with nearly 18 inches of ground clearance through Washington D.C. What we didn’t expect was someone to ask us if it’s a Hummer, though. Come on! This is definitely not a Hummer. It’s the...

  • 2017 Honda Civic Type R
    Motor Authority Best Car To Buy 2018 nominee: Honda Civic Type R

    Honda fans in America have wanted patiently. As other countries got four generations of Civic Type Rs, we looked on longingly. Now it's our turn. The 2017 Honda Civic Type R shoves 306 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque through its front wheels and handles it expertly. A front suspension...

  • 2017 Honda Civic Si First Drive
    Living with the 2017 Honda Civic Si: the good and the bad

    The latest Honda Civic is also the best Honda Civic. That's an easy statement to make, but it's not quite as simple when you add the “Si” designation on the end. Because despite a raft of bad Civics for the current model to overshadow, the reality is that the Si range has been a much...

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