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  • 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1

    The 2019 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 is a weapon. It was named Motor Authority Best Car To Buy 2019 after it vaporized the competition. It's an all-American supercar with 755 horsepower and 715 pound-feet of torque from its supercharged 6.2-liter V-8 engine. Buyers can choose to #GiveAShift with a 7-speed manual, or put down the quickest time at the track with an 8-speed automatic. For the first time in ZR1 history there's a convertible model, but every ZR1 is actually a targa just like other C7 Corvettes. With performance specs like a 0-to-60-mph sprint of just 2.85 seconds, a dash down the...

  • 2019 Mercedes-Benz G550
    8 things you need to know about the 2019 Mercedes-Benz G550 and AMG G63

    The 2019 Mercedes-Benz G-Wagen doesn’t look much different than the boxy SUVs from each of the 40 years preceding it. Typically, if a vehicle is indistinguishable from its predecessors, that’s a bad thing. The Mercedes-Benz G-Class is anything but typical. I went to San Diego...

  • Aznom Atulux coach-built pickup truck
    $263K Ram 1500, 2020 Chevrolet Corvette, 2020 Mustang Shelby GT500: Top Stories Of 2018

    From a $263,000 Ram 1500 pickup truck and the mid-engine 2020 Chevrolet Corvette to the upcoming 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500, Motor Authority published thousands of stories in 2018. Some were funny, some were sad, and some were just bizarre, but 10 stories really rose above the rest with...

  • 2019 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Widebody
    The cars that Sergio Marchionne left us: the good, the bad, and the "unfit"

    Sergio Marchionne's death Wednesday left a hole in the automotive industry that may last for decades. The plainspoken, sweatered CEO of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles pulled few punches in public—and fewer in private. Longtime interior designer at FCA, Klaus Busse, tweeted Wednesday that design...

  • 2018 Nissan Titan XD, "The Beast"
    6 things to know about driving a lifted pickup truck

    They go by various names: bro trucks, monster trucks, bruisers, mud trucks, the list goes on. Nissan has named its highly modified Glacier White Titan XD, appropriately, “The Beast.” With a Rough Country 6-inch (!) lift kit, MKW M91 20-inch wheels wrapped with Mastercraft MXT 35-inch...

  • Porsche Top 5 - Most iconic motorsport models
    Porsche lists its top 5 most iconic race cars

    Porsche has tapped Derek Bell for the latest video in its Top 5 series. In this clip, Bell shares Porsche's list of of its most iconic race cars. Now might be the time to bail out of that conference call and find some earbuds. Bell should know about iconic race cars. He's won Le Mans five times...

  • 2018 Audi SQ5

    Crossover SUVs provide practicality for daily adventures, but sometimes a touch of performance is desired. That’s where the 2018 Audi SQ5 comes in. It’s not a pudgy family truckster flopping into corners, nor is it a track slayer. The 2018 Audi SQ5 is a compact crossover SUV with special sauce. Here are 5 things you should know about the 2018 Audi SQ5: What’s under the hood? The Audi SQ5 is powered by a turbocharged 3.0-liter V-6 it shares with the S4 and S5, but it sounds different. Upon starting the SQ5 the engine gives a little bark and then settles into a burble. The...

  • Porsche Carrera 2.7RS
    Here are the 5 lightest Porsches ever made

    Porsche perfectly played with our emotions last year when it rolled out its Top 5 video series. The clips focused on a given subject and plucked out five Porsche models that best covered that subject, and these models spanned Porsche history. Now the automaker is back with a fresh Top 5 clip, and...

  • 2018 Lincoln Navigator
    9 things you need to know about the 2018 Lincoln Navigator

    The Lincoln Navigator was once the gold standard for luxury SUVs, but it faded into history as time—not to mention limited investment from parent company Ford in its luxury brand—marched on. For 2018, the Navigator has been reinvented with the lofty goal of once again becoming the...

  • 2017 Toyota Land Cruiser
    8 things you need to know about the 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...

  • 2018 Cadillac CTS-V
    8 things you need to know about the 2018 Cadillac CTS-V

    Rip out the heart of a C7 Chevrolet Corvette Z06, shove it into a four-door luxury sedan, and what do you get? The 2018 Cadillac CTS-V. With far more horsepower than anyone truly needs, loud noises that will instantly put hair on your chest like a Chia Pet, and a chassis that should be a dynamic...

  • 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk
    8 things we learned living with the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk

    A 707-horsepower SUV that can carry five people and their camping gear or attack a racetrack like a sports car, the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk is one of the most ridiculous creations in the automotive universe for all the right reasons. In our first drive report I said it was the most...

  • Cadillac Super Cruise

    In a time when every automaker is telling us that self-driving cars are coming, one automaker is taking a giant leap. That automaker is Cadillac, and the giant leap is the launch of its Super Cruise driver assist system. It's a monumental step forward in the march toward self-driving cars, as it provides consumers with the first real hands-free driving experience. (Technically, Tesla's AutoPilot used to allow hands-free driving. It requested drivers put their hands on the wheel but didn't disable the system if they didn't. The current version requires driver' put their hands on the wheel at...

  • 2018 Dodge Durango SRT
    6 things you need to know about the 2018 Dodge Durango SRT

    So you want a hot-rod station wagon, but it's 2017. Options range between "few" or "none." Not anymore. The 2018 Dodge Durango SRT is here, and it's a hot-rod wagon with a lift kit that can also tow your race car—also known as the "gearhead trifecta." With a long profile, huge interior...

  • 2018 Lexus LC 500
    10 things you need to know about the 2018 Lexus LC 500

    These days, Lexus doesn't do boring. It's all about outrageous styling, big power, and luxurious interiors. The new 2018 Lexus LC 500 has all of the above. No, I'm not high. I'm sober; the LC 500 is serious too. Before you dismiss the wild spindle grille, check out these 10 things regarding the...

  • 11 things you should know about the 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio
    11 things you should know about the 2018 Alfa Romeo Stelvio

    Alfa's been slow cooking its entrance back into the United States, and now it's cranked up the heat with the launch of the 2018 Stelvio. Of course, everyone knows you need an SUV, no matter the segment, because all the cool kids are doing it and Americans demand it. Now, Alfa's joining the club. In...

  • 2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio
    10 things you need to know about the 2017 Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio

    Some might say Alfa Romeo's return to the U.S. started with the 4C, but if substantial sales actually matter, it's the new 2017 Giulia that truly marks the brand's return. A moment Italian car fans have been waiting for has finally arrived, but was it worth the wait? If driving terrific driving...

  • 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk
    Motor Authority's hits, misses at 2017 New York auto show

    Automakers deepened their benches at the 2017 New York auto show with a long line of performance and luxury offerings. Sadly, this year's show lacked big surprises—who couldn't see the 2018 Jeep Trackhawk in the tea leaves? Conversely, this year's show also lacked any big flops—unless...

  • 2017 Mini Cooper Countryman

    It might look like the outgoing Mini Countryman, but the all-new 2017 model shares little more than a few nuts and bolts with its predecessor. It's a well thought-out subcompact crossover SUV that's far better aligned with what buyers are generally after—roominess, refinement, and on-road polish. Here's a look at seven things we think you should know about the brand's latest foray into the increasingly competitive world of tall-riding wagons—or crossovers. Also, don't miss our full first drive review of the 2017 Mini Countryman. Mini's lineup (finally) makes some sense. After...

  • 2017 Jeep New Compass Trailhawk
    10 things you need to know about the 2017 Jeep Compass

    Brush away some Wagoneer nostalgia and you'll find that Jeep's lineup is the most complete it has ever been now that an all-new Compass has arrived for 2017. Slotting in between the boxy, petite Renegade and the still rather awkward Cherokee, the Compass may have what it takes to become the brand's...

  • 2017 Subaru BRZ
    8 things you need to know about the 2017 Subaru BRZ

    For the first time since it went on sale in 2012, the Subaru BRZ has received a substantial refresh. From an updated design and interior materials to new tech and powertrain upgrades, there's a lot to talk about. While we have a full first drive report here, more impressions here, and some insight...

  • 2017 Aston Martin DB11
    7 ways the 2017 Aston Martin DB11 is still a 'Bond' car you can buy

    While the 2017 Aston Martin DB11 may not be the exact same car featured in "Spectre," the slinking grand-tourer is every bit the DB10's successor. The differences? That car had an ejector seat and parachute; this car has active aerodynamics. That car slid through Vatican City at night; this car can...

  • 2015 Alfa Romeo 4C
    Things we hate about the cars we love

    Designing and engineering a car is a balance. If an automaker puts a lot of money into one aspect of a car, other areas may suffer to meet a price target. The struggle between engineering and design is real: good cars can look bad, and vice versa. If the car is meant to handle well, how much power...

  • 2005 Saab 9-2X
    Guilty pleasures: Cars we loved that you hated

    It's not a critic's job to convince you they're right—whenever that actually happens. On a good day, a critic champions what's new with biting insight and relatable commentary, because rock and roll needed a cheerleader once. On other days (read: most), we're just bitter asses. A "good" car...

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