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  • McLaren 720S Spider

    McLaren's 720S supercar has turned out to be a bit of a heavy hitter, with the car able to keep up and in some cases outmatch pricier, more powerful competition. Now McLaren has added a Spider convertible option to its supercar made by science. It joins the original coupe and Track Package options in showrooms in March 2019, priced from $315,000. The 720S Spider features a retractable hardtop roof just like its 650S Spider predecessor, effectively making it a coupe when its roof is up. The roof is a one-piece carbon fiber unit that can be lowered or raised in just 11 seconds at speeds of up...

  • Kart-powered race car bed
    Hoonigan crew turns race car bed into a real car

    Remember those red race car beds from childhood? Some even came with a steering wheel attached to let young car buffs live out their racing fantasies. Now Ken Block's Hoonigan crew has turned fantasy into reality. Hoonigan's "Garage Garage" YouTube series decided to take one standard issue race car...

  • BMW makes 1-millionth 3D-printed component
    BMW's created 1M 3D-printed parts since 2010

    The use of 3D-printed components isn't exactly new, but it has begun to reach levels normally reserved for mass production. A remarkable example is the 3D priting of parts by BMW. The German automaker said in a November announcement that it has produced one million 3D-printed components since 2010...

  • Ken Block's Hoonicorn RTR for Gymkhana 7
    The backstory of Ken Block's Gymkhana cars

    It's been nine years since Ken Block's first Gymkhana video reached the internet, and the rally driver and serial entrepreneur has taken the time to look back on all nine cars that have starred alongside him in the viral video sensations. The history began with Subaru, which Block drove for in the...

  • 2020 Chevrolet Corvette C8.R race car spy shots
    2020 Chevrolet Corvette C8.R tests at Sebring, shoots flames

    The new race car based on the yet-to-be-revealed mid-engined C8 Chevrolet Corvette has been spotted. Prototypes have been undergoing tests at major racetracks under the cover of darkness in order to hide their details, and a video of one of the test sessions, taken at Florida's Sebring...

  • 1984 Ferrari 308 GTB on Jay Leno's Garage
    1984 Ferrari 308 GTB pops into Jay Leno's Garage

    The 1980s weren't exactly a high point for sports cars, but the decade still birthed some desirable pieces of machinery. Case in point: the Ferrari 308 GTB, which remains one of the most affordable ways to own a Ferrari today. A 1984 model was the latest vehicle to stop into Jay Leno's Garage, and...

  • Waymo self-driving car prototype

    Waymo won't launch a public self-driving car service this year, the company admitted Wednesday. Instead, the self-driving provider will offer a small-scale service in Phoenix, Arizona to existing volunteers that have already been screened. The limited service, called Waymo One, is a step toward providing a full service to the general public. Waymo One will be offered only to users that the company has screened and invited. For months, the Google-Alphabet self-driving car subsidiary said it would launch a public ride-hailing service with its autonomous cars by the end of 2018. Instead, Waymo...

  • SSC Tuatara pre-production prototype
    Pre-production SSC Tuatara hypercar tests on public roads

    The team at SSC is currently cooking up America's first hypercar and a pre-production prototype has just been spotted testing on public roads. These photos were sent in to Motor Authority by a reader and were snapped on a stretch of road near SSC's headquarters in West Richland, Washington. The new...

  • 2020 Audi RS Q3 spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2020 Audi RS Q3 spy shots and video

    Audi has just unveiled a new generation of its Q3 and today we have new spy shots and video of a prototype for the high-performance RS Q3 version from the Audi Sport division. Previously thought to be a tester for a new SQ3 variant, our sources have confirmed that this is in fact a future RS Q3. It...

  • Mercedes-AMG GT R Pro
    AMG's new GT R Pro runs a 7:04.63 Nürburgring hot lap

    There's a new top dog in AMG's GT sports car family, the GT R Pro, which the Affalterbach tuner unveiled last week at the 2018 LA Auto Show alongside an updated GT range. AMG announced at the debut that the GT R Pro is capable of a Nürburgring lap time of 7.04.632, and now we have the video of...

  • Dubai police Giath Chevy Tahoe-based police car
    Dubai Police enlist Chevy Tahoe-based Giath SUV

    Yet another toy has joined the Dubai Police Department's garage. But unlike many of the garage's patrol vehicles, this one is not a supercar. It's a Chevy Tahoe. Not just any Tahoe, but what the department calls the "Giath," and it's one of the most advanced police vehicles on the planet, the...

  • Mercedes-Benz self-driving Cooperation Car
    Daimler concept shows how self-driving cars could communicate with pedestrians

    It will require years of research and technology implementation before self-driving cars are a common sight. Until then, some automakers aren't only working on the tech itself, but also developing ways for self-driving cars to communicate with pedestrians. Mercedes-Benz parent Daimler showed off...

  • 2019 Audi S6 spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

    Sport sedan fans can look forward to a redesigned S6, prototypes for which have been spotted on multiple occasions. Audi has already unveiled the redesigned version of the regular A6 and judging by the lack of camouflage gear on testers for the S6 its debut can't be far. Look for the debut to take place early next year. A redesigned S6 Avant wagon is also on the way, though sadly the wagon isn't likely to reach the United States. Clearly visible on the S6 prototype are the sporty front and rear fascias and four large exhaust tips. You'll also spot the large brake discs and calipers that...

  • Porsche 911 GT2 RS Clubsport, 2018 LA Auto Show
    Porsche 911 GT2 RS Clubsport is a track-only 700-hp monster

    Porsche has come out with a new car to tempt racing enthusiasts. The German automaker surprised visitors to the 2018 Los Angeles auto show on Wednesday with the reveal of the 911 GT2 RS Clubsport, a new racing variant of the outgoing 991-generation 911 GT2 RS designed for clubsport-style events...

  • Rimac C_Two wind tunnel testing
    Rimac C_Two undergoes extensive wind tunnel testing

    The Rimac C_Two may be nearly sold out, but the electric supercar isn't ready for prime time just yet. Engineers are still hard at work finalizing the car ahead of production, and Rimac gave fans a look behind the scenes in the wind tunnel. Rimac started from a clean sheet with the C_Two which...

  • 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...

  • 2020 Lincoln Aviator, 2018 LA Auto Show
    2020 Lincoln Aviator ready to make a mark in the luxury market

    With the reveal of the 2020 Lincoln Aviator at the 2018 LA Auto Show on Wednesday, Lincoln took another next step in its transformation to a contending luxury brand. The Aviator competes in the mid-size crossover class against the likes of the Audi Q7, BMW X5, Mercedes-Benz GLE, and Volvo XC90...

  • "The Grand Tour" season 3 trailer
    "The Grand Tour" season three trailer debuts; the boys are back in January

    Fans of Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond, and James May will be treated to more shenanigans and fast cars when season three of "The Grand Tour" debuts this January. Amazon released the first trailer for the show's third season Tuesday and it brings us back to the three hosts as they travel the...

  • SSC Tuatara engine

    SSC previously said it's the only firm with a real shot at reaching the 300 mph barrier, and it appears work is full-speed ahead. The company posted a new video of its upcoming Tuatara hypercar's twin-turbo V-8 engine testing, an engine that will provide the gusto in the mission to 300 mph. The engine was first revealed this past August and will displace 5.9 liters, down from a quoted 7.0 liters when the original Tuatara concept bowed in 2011. However, the smaller displacement unlocked an 8,800 rpm redline. The supercar's peak power comes on around redline—all 1,350 horsepower worth...

  • 2018 Mercedes-AMG GLC63 S
    Mercedes-AMG GLC63 S smashes Alfa Romeo Stelvio's 'Ring record

    Mercedes-AMG's GLC63 S is now the fastest SUV around the Nürburgring, with AMG development engineer Markus Hofbauer having managed to fling the 503-horsepower small SUV around the full Nordschleife in a time of 7:49:369. That compares to the previous record of 7:51.7 set by the similarly...

  • Rivian R1T electric pickup concept
    Rivian R1T electric pickup revealed ahead of 2018 LA auto show, R1S SUV coming too

    It seems like an electric car startup surfaces every other day, but there's reason to take Rivian a bit more seriously than most. Instead of making bold promises that get pushed back or completely fail, Rivian has been working diligently in the background on its electric car plans for several...

  • Bruce Canepa's Porsche 959
    Bruce Canepa says Porsche is the ultimate driver's car

    Opinions vary greatly on what makes the ultimate driver's car, but when Bruce Canepa speaks, we listen up. The former professional racer makes the case that Porsche is the best of the best in a new video collaboration with video game "CSR Racing." Those who don't know Canepa, we'll provide a quick...

  • A visual showing how your head and neck move during a crash without a HANS device
    This is why you should wear a HANS device

    It stands for Head and Neck Support, and the HANS device is a vital piece of safety gear every race car driver should be using. The Motorsport Safety Foundation has put together a video showing exactly why you need to be wearing a HANS device when you're out on the racetrack. A fire suit-wearing...

  • Mika Häkkinen drives 1995 McLaren F1 GTR Le Mans winner
    Mika Häkkinen drives the McLaren F1 GTR Le Mans winner

    Twenty-three years after the #59 McLaren F1 GTR crossed the finish line in first place at the 24 Hours of Le Mans, the car is back at the track. And McLaren put a legendary driver behind the wheel. Mika Häkkinen, former McLaren driver and 1998 and 1999 Formula 1 World Champion, climbed behind...

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