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  • 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500, 2019 Detroit auto show

    The Shelby GT500 name made a comeback this week at the 2019 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, and this time it's applied to a 2020 Mustang packing over 700 horsepower. We were able to get a Ford rep to start the car, and it sounds absolutely insane. Another storied name that made a comeback in Detroit was Toyota's Supra. Although the new sports car is closely related to BMW's 2019 Z4 this time around, there's still a turbocharged inline-6 under its hood and power still goes to the rear wheels. Sadly, there's no manual transmission here yet. Lincoln showed up with its...

  • 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500
    Ford will honor your 2020 Mustang Shelby GT500 warranty if you take it to a racetrack

    The 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 is the the pinnacle of the pony car's six-generation lineup, and it's the most powerful production Ford ever made. It's designed to be a "track-ready car" Ford Performance boss Carl Widmann told Motor Authority. A track-ready car should be taken to the race track...

  • 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500
    The 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 needs its hood pins, here's why

    The king of the sixth-generation Mustang arrived Monday when the 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 was unveiled at the 2019 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. While its power output is a talking point, racers took note of its standard hood pins. Ford said the new snake will have over...

  • 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500
    Ford has no interest in setting record lap times with 2020 Mustang Shelby GT500

    The supercharged 5.2-liter V-8 engine of the 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 could be heard throughout most of the 2019 North American International Auto Show in Detroit on Monday as Ford Performance boss Carl Widmann cold-started, and revved, the snake at the Blue Oval's booth for Motor Authority...

  • 2018 Ford GT Heritage Edition on the dyno
    Hennessey: I wouldn't put a V-8 in a Ford GT even for $1 million

    Texas tuner John Hennessey created the 1,000 horsepower Exorcist and a 605-hp VelociRaptor 6x6 pickup truck, but there's a line even he won't cross. It's the Ford GT. Hennessey told Motor Authority in his "qualified opinion" a V-8 engine simply won't fit in the current Ford GT supercar. Hennessey...

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    Last chilly Detroit auto show sparks warm memories for some, but what's next?

    John McElroy doesn’t get too misty-eyed when he talks about moving the Detroit auto show from January. “It was 17 degrees outside when I left this morning. I am so glad it’s moving to June,” the longtime radio and television journalist said Monday. After decades as a...

  • Rendering of Jeep Gladiator Hercules Photo: Jeep Gladiator Forum

    Just three months into his current role as Jeep president in North America, former SRT chief for Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Tim Kuniskis sat Monday in an upstairs office above the 2019 North American International Auto Show. The admitted car guy who prefers T-shirts and drag strips looked tired from the morning's show as he wore suit and tie but he perked up after questions about Jeep's rumored high-powered Gladiator, reportedly called Hercules. "Hercules? Wow. That's getting a lot of traction today," he said. "I think the pictures are cool—I don't know who made them—but they look...

  • 2019 Detroit auto show highlights
    2019 Detroit auto show in pictures: The trucks, SUVs, crossovers, and cars you need to see

    The cold Detroit air didn't make much room for warm feelings about the city's final auto show in January. The press preview days for the 2019 North American International Auto Show in Detroit wrapped up Tuesday as automakers and journalists give way to the show's opening to the public, which is...

  • 2018 Infiniti QX30
    Clock ticking for QX30: Infiniti boss says cute-ute tie-up with Mercedes-Benz won't be renewed

    Infiniti's new president Christian Meunier said Monday that the Infiniti QX30 luxury crossover won't return for a second generation in its current form. "(The QX30 is) not a very successful product. We’ll keep selling it for now...but this is not a product that has a future beyond its current...

  • 2020 Volkswagen Passat, 2019 Detroit auto show
    VW won't offer V-6, AWD, or manual transmission in 2020 Passat

    The 2020 Volkswagen Passat will go it alone, at least in terms of what's under its updated body. Mike Lovati, VW's U.S.-market chief product planner for the Passat, told Motor Authority at the 2019 North American International Auto Show in Detroit that the Passat will move forward with only a...

  • GAC Entranze concept, 2019 Detroit auto show
    GAC returns to Detroit auto show with Entranze concept, delays US launch to 2020

    GAC is determined to be the first volume Chinese brand selling cars in the United States, and it made its intentions clear once again with an appearance in Detroit this week at the 2019 North American International Auto Show. GAC brought a number of its latest models as well as an electric concept...

  • 2020 Kia Telluride, 2019 Detroit auto show
    2020 Kia Telluride is a new option for the big SUV crowd

    Families in the market in for a spacious 3-row, 8-seat crossover SUV from a mainstream brand have a new option in the form of the 2020 Kia Telluride. After treating us with a preview last fall, Kia has now given its Telluride a proper auto show debut, with the covers coming off on Monday at the...

  • 2019 Hyundai Elantra GT N Line, 2019 Detroit auto show

    The assimilation of the N performance sub-brand into the Hyundai borg didn't take long. On Monday, the automaker introduced the 2019 Hyundai Elantra GT N Line at the 2019 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. The Elantra GT N Line is a rebadged Elantra GT Sport from last year that marks the first N Line entry into the U.S. Although it shares the "N" badges with the Veloster N and i30 N (the latter not available in the U.S.), the Elantra GT N Line is mostly an appearance package without significant hardware upgrades such as a new engine. It is on sale now and costs $24,185...

  • 2019 Lincoln Continental Coach Edition, 2019 Detroit auto show
    2019 Lincoln Continental Coach Edition: Suicide doors are back

    Next year, 80 2019 Lincoln Continental owners will bring back memories of Lincoln’s 1960s glory days when they open their car’s doors. That’s because coach doors, more popularly known as suicide doors, will return with the limited edition 2019 Lincoln Continental Coach Door...

  • 2019 Subaru WRX STI S209, 2019 Detroit auto show
    Limited-edition 341-hp Subaru WRX STI S209 storms Detroit

    Like the dinosaurs in "Jurassic Park," the Subaru WRX STI has seemingly been frozen in amber. When it was released in the U.S. in 2004, it produced 300 turbocharged horsepower. Today that figure is 310 horses. That's not a lot of growth in 15 years, but the STI is still a fantastic performer with...

  • 2020 Ford Shelby Mustang GT500 revving at 2019 North American International Auto Show
    Here's what the 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 sounds like

    Ford dropped the latest 'Stang on Detroit auto show crowds on Monday with the 2020 Mustang Shelby GT500, and now we know just how mad the machine sounds. Ford Performance boss Carl Widmann at the GT500 stand at Cobo Center at the 2019 North American International Auto Show revved up the 5.2-liter...

  • Infiniti QX Inspiration SUV concept, 2019 Detroit auto show
    Infiniti QX Inspiration SUV concept debuts in Detroit, heralds brand's electric future

    Infiniti on Monday revealed a new concept previewing a small, electric crossover SUV currently in the works. The concept, called the QX Inspiration, debuted at the 2019 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, and its arrival in Motor City marks the start of Infiniti's 30th anniversary...

  • Nissan IMs Concept, 2019 Detroit auto show
    Sedan on stilts: Nissan IMs concept previews crossover electric limo

    There's nothing like one car that can do it all. Nissan's IMs electric sedan concept, unveiled Monday at the 2019 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, aims for just that. It sits tall, like a crossover, with five passenger seating inside—unless you're a wealthy magnate who hires...

  • 2020 Volkswagen Passat, 2019 Detroit auto show

    Volkswagen unveiled a new version of its Passat on Monday at the 2019 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, but fans hoping for major changes are in for disappointment as the car is an update of the existing model which dates back to the 2012 model year. The new Passat arrives in showrooms in the summer as a 2020 model and will be offered in four trim levels plus a special Limited model available at launch only. The sole powertrain at launch will be a 2.0-liter turbocharged inline-4 that carries over from the previous year but offers slightly more torque thanks to a software tune...

  • 2020 Toyota Supra, 2019 Detroit auto show
    2020 Toyota Supra: The return of sports car excitement at Toyota

    Toyota may be known for quality, reliability, and cars with all the handling prowess of a warm bath, but the Japanese brand has been injecting some emotion into its cars for a few years now. It's also been building some sports cars, though with the help of other brands. First it was the Toyota 86...

  • 2020 Ford Explorer, 2019 Detroit auto show
    Thrifty or rambunctious: 2020 Ford Explorer hybrid and ST revealed

    It's been less than a week since the 2020 Ford Explorer made its formal debut, and the Blue Oval's already expanding the crossover SUV's lineup. On Monday at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Ford introduced the 2020 Explorer hybrid and ST models to give Americans more options...

  • 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500, 2019 Detroit auto show
    2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 arrives with venom: Hoodpins come standard

    It's been 50 years since the Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 and Shelby GT350 shared the showroom, and for 2020 the two muscle cars sporting the automotive legend's name will once again. On Monday, the 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 made its debut at the 2019 North American International Auto Show in...

  • 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500
    The 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 doesn't have a manual transmission, here's why

    The snake has finally returned. On Monday, the 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 was unveiled at the 2019 North American International Auto Show in Detroit with a surprise for enthusiasts: no manual transmission. But why? Ford spokesman Jiyan Cadiz told Motor Authority the 2020 Shelby GT500 doesn't...

  • 2019 Genesis G70
    Genesis G70, Hyundai Kona and Ram 1500 pick up 2019 North American Car, Utility & Truck of the Year title

    The jury is in, and they've just named the winners of the prestigious North American Car, Utility and Truck of the Year awards for 2019. There was strong competition this year, particularly in the utility category which saw some new electric entrants. Nevertheless, over a period of several weeks...

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