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  • McLaren 720S Spa 68 special edition

    McLaren Special Operations is back with a very limited-edition set of supercars based on the 720S. This time, McLaren's specialty department set out to honor the 50th anniversary of Bruce McLaren's first grand prix win with just three special 720S supercars. The three "720S Spa 68" models, which MSO revealed on Thursday, are finished in Bespoke Anniversary Orange formulated to match the Papaya Orange of the championship-winning McLaren that won the 1968 Belgian Grand Prix at Spa-Francorchamps. There, Bruce McLaren piloted a McLaren M7A to the company's first grand prix win. Fifty years later...

  • 2018 Ford Mustang GT in Terlingua, Texas
    What does the Ford Mustang mean to America?

    A pencil-straight imaginary line connects Portland, Oregon, to Terlingua, Texas, about 1,800 miles, unbending and uninteresting between two disparate towns at near-opposite poles of the U.S. We found their connection in a 2018 Ford Mustang GT, and in the story of how the Ford Mustang became...

  • Portland Cars & Coffee Mustang Day
    At Portland’s Cars & Coffee, the Ford Mustang still means America

    At a gas stop at a Chevron in Lakehead, California, I stop in the middle of the candy aisle to read email. “Hey! Why does your license plate say DIE?” The voice from the front of the store asks. He says it again, then again, before I realize he’s talking to me. “It...

  • 2018 Ford Mustang GT and 2018 Ford GT
    Ford GT and Ford Mustang GT: A celebration of performance

    One’s a race car that wears almost no disguise. The other is an American icon. They’re both Fords, and they’re both GTs. But as you might guess, there’s just a little bit of a difference between the Ford GT supercar and the Ford Mustang GT. We traveled to California to take...

  • 2018 Ford Mustang GT Peformance Package Level 2
    History of the Ford Mustang GT

    With its 460-horsepower 5.0-liter V-8, the 2018 Ford Mustang GT offers ready-made power for the masses. It’s not the top performer in the lineup, but it is Ford’s symbol for obtainable Mustang performance and it’s better than ever. The GT badge has held various meanings throughout...

  • 2018 Ford Mustang GT
    We built our own 2018 Ford Mustang GT this way; here’s why

    Building a 2018 Ford Mustang is a "Choose Your Own Adventure" story. With so many options and trim levels, it’s unlikely your Mustang will ever meet an exact twin in its lifetime—that’s even before considering aftermarket parts. When Ford asked us to custom-order our long-term...

  • 2020 BMW M8 leak - Image via German Car Forum

    Here it is. The new BMW M8 courtesy of a leak on German Car Forum. The particular version shown is the hotter M8 Competition. It features a number of carbon fiber accents that will likely be absent on the standard M8. It should also come with extra horsepower but we won't know for sure until BMW M launches the M8 in the coming months. Details we can spot in the leaked shots include carbon fiber on the roof, side mirror caps, front intake surrounds, side vents, trunk lid spoiler, and rear diffuser. You'll also notice the massive wheels which at the front measure 20 inches in diameter and are...

  • 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1
    2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 first drive review: A stable genius

    Turn 16 at Atlanta Motorsports Park is a test of a driver’s courage and a car’s ability to stick to the track. Though it’s only a slight right-hander, it follows the turns 13, 14, and 15 left-handers that link to create one big, high-speed arc. Turn 16 is the moment of truth when...

  • 2020 Porsche 911, 2018 LA Auto Show
    2020 Porsche 911 Carrera S officially revealed: Here it is

    After countless spy shots and endless speculation, the 2020 Porsche 911 made its appearance Tuesday evening ahead of the 2018 LA Auto Show. Not much about the iconic sports coupe was a secret to fans of the brand, patiently awaiting the 992 model, which is officially the eighth generation of the...

  • 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1
    Chevrolet Corvette ZR1: Motor Authority's Best Car To Buy 2019

    Each year the Motor Authority editors place our butts in a slew of new luxury and performance cars. We drive them on the road and on the track. We treat them like we own them and like we stole them. This year we whittled down a particularly strong class of candidates to five finalists: the Audi RS...

  • 2021 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe facelift spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2021 Mercedes-Benz E-Class Coupe spy shots

    Mercedes-Benz's E-Class family is approaching the midway point in its life cycle and a prototype for an updated member has just been spotted. The prototype is for the E-Class Coupe but similar updates should be bound for other E-Class members. We've also spied prototypes for the updated E-Class...

  • 2020 BMW M8 prototype
    BMW M8 enters final round of testing

    BMW isn't taking its time with additional variants of its revived 8-Series. The coupe is still a month out from showrooms but the German automaker has already revealed the 8-Series Convertible, and soon there will be a more practical 8-Series Gran Coupe and high-performance M8 as well. Next in the...

  • Original 1968 Ford Mustang Bullitt

    Amid all the glitz and glam at the annual SEMA Show at the Las Vegas Convention Center sat the original Ford Mustang used in the Bullitt film. The appearance, along with that of owner Sean Kiernan, was part of an international tour that won’t be coming to an end anytime soon. “It’s been fantastic,” Kiernan said outside of the Shell booth where the car was parked. “As long as the car is good, I’m good,” he added. And the car looked great. Its dark green paint still shows the wear and tear put on a movie car and that original look is something Kiernan...

  • Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus 006 Coupe
    Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus gives update on 006 retro coupe and roadster

    Scuderia Cameron Glickenhaus has revealed more details on one of the several car projects it has in the works. The American race team and nascent sports car manufacturer behind the 003 supercar and upcoming 004 sports car and 007 hypercar in July released the first details on a retro sports car...

  • 2018 Abt Audi RS 5-R
    Abt Sportsline readies hot Audi RS 5 and wide-body SQ5 for SEMA

    German tuner Abt Sportsline has been showing up to the annual SEMA show for a number of years now. The company doesn't tend to dabble in over-the-top upgrades but what you do get is quality that matches what the OEMs are offering. Two standouts Abt is bringing to the 2018 SEMA show on next week are...

  • 2019 Cadillac CTS-V Pedestal Edition
    Cadillac marks 15 years of V-Series with Pedestal Edition ATS-V Coupe and CTS-V

    It's been 15 years since Cadillac launched its first V-Series model, the 2004 CTS-V, and to celebrate Cadillac has launched new Pedestal Edition models based on the ATS-V Coupe and CTS-V. They're being introduced for 2019 and can be ordered from the first week of November. Their arrival also marks...

  • 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 leaked on Instagram via @sinister_lifestyle
    2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 leaked

    The 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 is expected to make its debut in January at the 2019 Detroit auto show, but it appears the new snake just couldn't wait that long to slither out from under its covers. First reported on Thursday by Jalopnik, the new Shelby GT500 was shown to a group of...

  • 2017 Ford GT
    Ford GT production extended to 1,350 cars through 2022

    Ford had previously announced that it would build 1,000 units of its GT supercar. On Friday in Dearborn, Michigan, the Blue Oval announced it would expand that total to 1,350 cars and build them through 2022. Ford will open up the application process on Nov. 8 and will take applications from North...

  • Polestar 1 pre-production prototypes under construction

    The well-documented development of the Polestar 1 continues with the announcement Thursday that the high-performance hybrid coupe is now in the pre-production stage. This is the stage where final testing and certification and registration processes take place. Polestar said the first batch of 34 pre-production prototypes will be used for crash tests, weather tests, and final road validation. The pre-production stage also provides the engineers with an opportunity to iron out any production snags before any customer examples are built. This is crucial in the case of the 1 as the car's carbon...

  • 2019 Lexus RC, 2018 Paris auto show
    2019 Lexus RC debuts in Paris with sharper look

    The Lexus RC is a worthy option in the entry-level luxury coupe segment. It combines excellent build quality with solid performance, although it isn't quite at the same dynamic level as its German rivals. Following an introduction for 2015, the RC is now at the midway point in its life cycle and...

  • Infiniti Q60 Project Black S Concept, 2018 Paris auto show
    563-horsepower Infiniti Q60 Black S prototype revealed with F1 tech

    Infiniti's sinister Q60 Project Black S coupe has progressed from the concept stage to a working prototype. The latest version was presented on Tuesday at the 2018 Paris auto show to help kick off the Japanese brand's new electrification push. The Q60 Project Black S is a high-performance version...

  • 2019 McLaren 600LT
    2019 McLaren 600LT first drive review: Senna alternative

    Braking at the same point in turn 1 of Budapest’s Hungaroring circuit as when driving the 570S, the 600LT stops well short and then has to be driven to the turn on the throttle. It's not exactly the fastest way around, but I’m keeping my instructor happy with a conservative...

  • 2019 Lamborghini Aventador SVJ first drive
    2019 Lamborghini Aventador SVJ first drive review: The life you save

    I didn’t kill the little orange traffic cone on purpose, but nor did I have much regret for its demise, which was in the name of science. Or at least, research. Lamborghini requested that I run my first laps in the new track-centric Aventador SVJ (Super Veloce Jota, a name borrowed from its...

  • 2019 Volkswagen Beetle Final Edition
    2019 Volkswagen Beetle Final Edition marks end of cult hero

    It was in 1938 that the Volkswagen Type 1, more commonly referred to as the Beetle, or “Käfer” in its home market of Germany, first rolled off the line. Eight decades on and the nameplate is still with us, though sadly that won't be the case for long. VW revealed a Beetle Final...

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