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  • 1970 Speedkore Dodge Charger Evolution

    It made its debut at the 2018 SEMA show and now SpeedKore Performance Group's Demon-powered, carbon fiber-bodied 1970 Dodge Charger has paid a visit to Jay Leno's Garage. And there to explain it all was SpeedKore boss Dave Salvaggio. You may remember him from his meetup with Leno for the custom 1967 Chevrolet Camaro gifted to Chris Evans by Robert Downey Jr. We learn that SpeedKore's latest car, known as the Evolution, may resemble a '70 Charger but actually uses a custom frame. The engine, of course, is the 6.2-liter supercharged V-8 from the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon, though SpeedKore...

  • 2019 Tesla Model 3 Performance
    Tesla to raise prices after March 18

    Tesla announced Sunday that it will raise prices by about 3 percent on average across the board. The only exception will be the base Model 3, known as the Standard Range, which will keep its $36,200 starting price. The increased pricing will be introduced after March 18, so potential buyers have a...

  • Dendrobium D-1 XP-2 prototype
    McLaren F1 designer joins Dendrobium electric supercar project

    The man who penned the McLaren F1 has joined Dendrobium to work on the technology firm's electric supercar project. Dendrobium announced in February the appointment of Peter Stevens, revealing that the British designer had already enhanced the design of the latest prototype of the company's...

  • 2020 Opel Insignia facelift spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2020 Opel Insignia spy shots

    Opel's Insignia lineup is about to be updated, as evidenced by the sighting of partially camouflaged prototypes. The latest tester is for the Insignia's Grand Sport fastback body style, which we get here as the Buick Regal Sportback. Opel engineers are also testing an updated Insignia Sports Tourer...

  • 2020 BMW 3-Series Sports Wagon spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2020 BMW 3-Series Sports Wagon spy shots and video

    There's a redesigned BMW 3-Series in showrooms, and once again the small sport sedan will spawn a wagon variant, known in the United States as a Sports Wagon. In other markets the 3-Series Sports Wagon is called a Touring. Our latest spy shots and video show a handful of prototypes for the...

  • How do you rebuild a carburetor?
    How do you rebuild a carburetor? Like this

    There's heartache and joy that come with owning, and caring for, an older vehicle. It's helpful if you can sort out a number of problems on your own, it will save you cash and trips to your local mechanic. One of the more seemingly puzzling aspects of old-car ownership occurs when you drive a...

  • 2020 Volkswagen Golf spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

    Prototypes for a redesigned Volkswagen Golf, the eighth generation of the popular nameplate, has been spotted. The car enters production in June and should be in local showrooms early next year, meaning we'll likely see it as a 2020 model—unless VW decides to delay it for the U.S. like it did with the current Golf. VW's main plant in Wolfsburg, Germany is expected to become the sole site for Golf production from the new generation on. Only VW die-hards will be able to tell the new design from the current one. New dual-element headlights with a hexagonal pattern feature up front. There...

  • 2006 Mercedes Benz SLR McLaren
    Mercedes-Benz SLR to return? Daimler renews trademark

    Mercedes-Benz could have plans for a new SLR sports car after parent company Daimler moved to renew the trademark this month. The Drive first spotted the trademark renewal and reported the news on Thursday. The automaker officially filed the renewal on March 1 via a New York-based law firm. The...

  • Aston Martin Vanquish Vision concept
    This Week's Top Photos: The 2019 Geneva auto show edition

    The 2019 Geneva International Motor Show has come and gone, and it was another bumper year especially for performance fans. There were supercars and hypercars galore, and one of our favorites was the Aston Martin Vanquish Vision Concept, which previews the new mid-engine Vanquish coming early next...

  • 1954 Mercedes-Benz 300SL unrestored
    Rare birds: Two Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwings on display at Amelia Island Concours

    The Mercedes-Benz 300SL Gullwing of the 1950s and early 1960s remains an iconic sports car of the last century. This weekend two of them will flock to one place. The brand announced chassis number 43 and 44 will be on display at the Amelia Island Concours d'Elegance in Florida. Mercedes-Benz only...

  • 2020 Acura TLX Type S spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    Acura MDX crossover, TLX sedan up for redesigns soon

    While the 2019 Acura RDX ushered in Acura's latest design language, both the MDX and TLX are on deck for the full-boat version of that treatment in the near future. Both the crossover and sedan will be treated to redesigns soon, perhaps as soon as the end of 2019, according to a Thursday Car and...

  • McLaren Senna GTR
    McLaren Senna GTR takes the hypercar to new heights

    The McLaren Senna is already an incredible feat of technology and engineering, but the Senna GTR has arrived to outdo everything the standard car accomplishes. Well, except comfort. On Friday, the British supercar maker revealed the ultimate in the brand's Ultimate Series, the McLaren Senna GTR...

  • Koenigsegg Jesko

    We have an official debut date for the Tesla Model Y; the Koenigsegg Jesko arrived with insane power; Bugatti showed off the La Voiture Noire, the most expensive production car ever. It's the Week in Reverse, right here on Motor Authority. Tesla announced it will reveal the Model Y crossover on March 14. The Model Y will be based on the Model 3 electric car, and CEO Elon Musk said it will cost about 10 percent more than the sedan. That should give the Model Y a starting price right around $40,000. The Koenigsegg Jesko debuted to replace the Agera supercar at the 2019 Geneva International...

  • 2010 Acura ZDX Official Production Reveal
    New Acura ZDX may be in the pipeline

    The Acura ZDX was unloved in its short-lived time, but with the market's penchant for crossovers, the nameplate could be in for a revival. That's the word from Car and Driver, which reported Thursday that a new ZDX is under consideration at the Japanese luxury brand. Acura's response to the...

  • 2019 Audi Q8 vs. 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class
    Luxury SUV rumble in the Rockies: 2019 Audi Q8 vs. 2020 Mercedes-Benz GLE450

    Ask me if I consider luxury crossovers to be vital to the human experience, and I’d say probably not. Ask me again on icy roads, in the middle of a blizzard, on an interstate in the middle of Colorado, while being massaged in my seat? Different answer. Luxury SUVs have a time and place and...

  • New Stratos
    2020 Audi e-tron Sportback, 2020 Porsche Taycan, New Stratos: Car News Headlines

    Audi has only just launched its e-tron crossover SUV but the German firm's next electric car is already on the auto show circuit. The vehicle is the e-tron Sportback, which is essentially the e-tron with a more rakish, coupe-like profile. The Porsche Taycan is now less than a year away from its...

  • 2020 Porsche Taycan spy shots
    Porsche Taycan to debut in September

    Porsche announced on Friday that its Taycan will be revealed in September, which points to a debut at the 2019 Frankfurt International Motor Show on the same month. We'll remind you that it was at the Frankfurt show that the original Mission E concept was first shown four years ago. When Porsche...

  • Acura Precision concept, 2016 Detroit Auto Show
    Acura reportedly readying flagship sedan based on 2016's Precision concept

    Acura's well-received Precision concept from 2016 has already influenced the design of several models in the Japanese brand's lineup, most notably the 2019 RDX. Soon, though, we could see a model actually based on the concept. Car and Driver reported Thursday that Acura is working on a flagship...

  • 2020 Buick LaCrosse (Chinese spec)

    Buick has unveiled an updated, much more handsome version of its LaCrosse sedan in China, just as the nameplate dies off in the United States. The updated LaCrosse goes on sale in China following a debut at the 2019 Shanghai auto show in mid-April, and its production will be handled exclusively at a plant in Shanghai that's run by General Motors and its Chinese partner SAIC. The lower front fascia has taken on a more streamlined design and now resembles the unit fitted to Buick's Enspire concept unveiled last year. The head and taillights are also new at both ends, and the front grille has...

  • Alfa Romeo Tonale concept
    Production Alfa Romeo Tonale compact SUV could arrive in 2020

    Alfa Romeo last June announced plans for a compact crossover SUV and at this week's 2019 Geneva International Motor Show we got a preview in the form of the Alfa Romeo Tonale concept. Alfa Romeo is committed to launching the production version of the Tonale some time before the end of 2022, and...

  • New Stratos
    New Stratos arrives in production guise, classic livery at 2019 Geneva auto show

    First unveiled in 2010, the New Stratos brought one of the most iconic rally car designs into the modern era. The project was the dream of Michael Stoschek, a German billionaire with a love of rally cars of the original Lancia Statos' era. He commissioned Pininfarina to build the modern car, which...

  • 2020 Audi e-tron Sportback prototype
    Audi rolls out e-tron Sportback prototype at 2019 Geneva auto show

    A prototype for Audi's e-tron Sportback was rolled out on Tuesday at the 2019 Geneva International Motor Show, previewing the automaker's next electric car. The e-tron Sportback is a coupe-like version of the e-tron crossover SUV that went on sale for 2019. The more rakish e-tron Sportback is...

  • Piech Mark Zero concept
    Piech family member starts car brand, plans electric sports car with 5-minute charging

    A Swiss firm by the name of Piech used this week's 2019 Geneva International Motor Show to present the Mark Zero sports car concept. Piech was founded by Rea Stark Rajcic and Anton Piech, the latter a son of former Volkswagen Group patriarch Ferdinand Piech, and the company has ambitious plans to...

  • F1 car made from cardboard
    Recycled race car: How to build an F1 car using only cardboard

    Reduce, reuse, recycle. We hear it often, but what if there was a far cooler way to repurpose cardboard laying around? Fortunately, there is. A new video from YouTuber "The Q" shows us exactly how to take regular, old cardboard and turn it into a full-blown Formula 1 car. We have so many questions...

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