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  • 2019 McLaren Senna top speed run

    The McLaren Senna is one of the world's pinnacle supercars, but how does it hold up in a top speed run? The Johnny Bohmer Proving Grounds has the answer as it recently sent a Senna down its special runway. JBPG prides itself on having one of the smoothest and longest runways to test manufacturer performance claims. It gives cars like the Senna plenty of room to do its thing. McLaren claims the Senna will sprint to 208 mph before the 4.0-liter twin-turbo V-8 engine has given its all. However, video shows it couldn't quite crack 208 mph. Instead, the car maxed out at 204 mph. There's a good...

  • Airbus Vahana autonomous drone
    Step inside the Airbus autonomous drone

    Add Airbus as one of dozens of companies working to bring autonomous flying taxis to life. The company has been working on its prototype Vahana autonomous drone for awhile now, but on Monday the firm revealed the first pictures of the vehicle's cockpit. What's neat is this is actually the second...

  • Bentley Bentayga by Bengala
    Custom Bentley Bentayga is ready for the apocalypse now

    Perhaps you've never heard of Bengala. If not, consider the Bentley Bentayga Bengala an introduction. The posh luxury SUV has undergone a makeover with the Spanish design firm, and it looks ready for just about anything thrown at it. Bengala says on its website that it partnered with a former...

  • 2020 Porsche Cayenne Coupe
    2020 Porsche Cayenne Coupe, 2020 Land Rover Discovery Sport, 2020 BMW X7 M50i: This Week's Top Photos

    Porsche has introduced the 2020 Cayenne Coupe as the latest challenger in the growing field of low-slung crossover SUVs. After taking one for a spin this week, it's clear the vehicle defines a high-end performance crossover SUV better than pretty much anything else on the market. Toyota presented...

  • Aurora Innovation self-driving car prototype
    Self-driving car tech company Aurora Innovation buys lidar firm

    Aurora Innovation on Thursday announced plans to purchase a lidar company that could have a major effect on the burgeoning self-driving car industry. The California-based Aurora Innovation said it will purchase the Montana-based lidar company Blackmore. The self-driving-systems company said the...

  • The Boring Company Las Vegas Convention Center station rendering
    The Boring Company shows off tunnel efficiency, nabs Las Vegas contract

    The Boring Company continues to pursue its revolutionary idea of bypassing traffic, and moving commuters in high-speed underground tunnels. Elon Musk's tunneling company decided to show off just how much quicker a ride is compared to sitting in traffic. Wanna race? pic.twitter.com/zDNpdsdHaM...

  • McLaren IndyCar, 2019

    Fernando Alonso and the McLaren IndyCar team will not be on the grid for this weekend's Indy 500. The team's qualifying and testing days were plagued with serious errors that, frankly, border the edge of unforgivable. ESPN recapped an initial Associated Press report and spoke with McLaren Racing CEO Zak Brown to receive additional details about everything that went wrong. In the Friday report, Brown confirmed previous media reports about a "comedy of errors" that cost McLaren a spot on the grid this weekend. The team did not finish its own steering wheel design in time, which left Alonso...

  • 2020 Porsche Cayenne Coupe
    2020 Porsche Cayenne Coupe, 2020 Chevrolet Silverado 1500, Niki Lauda dead: The Week In Reverse

    We got behind the wheel of the 2020 Porsche Cayenne Coupe; the 2020 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 was revealed with expanded V-8 engine availability; the world lost Formula One legend Niki Lauda. It's the Week in Reverse, right here on Motor Authority. Porsche is jumping into the crossover coupe craze...

  • Acura Legend
    Acura files trademark for Legend, suggesting beloved nameplate may return

    The Acura Legend helped put the Japanese luxury brand on the map in the U.S. starting in 1985. Although the Legend departed us a decade later, it appears Acura may have a rebirth in mind. AutoGuide first discovered a trademark filing for the Legend name on Thursday. Acura curiously filed the...

  • 2020 Audi Q3 Sportback spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    Audi Q3 Sportback debuting in July won't reach US

    Audi is preparing a sleeker, more coupe-like version of its Q3 compact crossover SUV, which was just redesigned for 2019. Previously thought to be called a Q4, the coupe-like Q3 will be the first Audi SUV to feature the Sportback name, which so far has appeared exclusively on the automaker's...

  • 2019 Audi TT
    Audi TT dead, rare Shelbys sold, Civic Type R with lift kit: Today's Car News

    It's official. The Audi TT is on its way out, to be replaced by a performance-oriented electric car positioned at a similar price point. According to the rumor mill, the replacement could be in the form of a fastback sedan targeting the Mercedes-Benz CLA and upcoming BMW 2-Series Gran Coupe. A...

  • Monaco
    2019 Formula 1 Monaco Grand Prix preview

    Round six of the 2019 Formula 1 World Championship takes us to the south of France for the prestigious Monaco Grand Prix. The race is the most famous on the calendar, but it's also a bit of an anomaly due to its low speeds, a result of its historic setting in the principality. The Monaco Grand Prix...

  • Honda Civic Type oveRland by RHEL (Ralph Hosier Engineering)

    The Honda Civic Type R is usually the type of car you'd see slammed and sitting on low-profile rubber. However, Ralph Hosier Engineering (RHEL) has taken a very different approach with its build based on the latest generation of the hot hatch. The British firm is an expert at building unusual cars, normally for television and film industry, and with its Civic Type R the company was keen to demonstrate what it can do with a car normally designed for the road. The result is this Civic Type OveRland. Taking inspiration from cars design for Rally Raid and Overland events, the team at RHEL started...

  • 1967 Shelby Cobra 427 S/C Roadster
    Original Shelby Cobras, including a 427 S/C Roadster, fetch big bucks at auction

    An amazing collection that included no less than four highly original Shelby Cobras headed to auction in May, fetching some seriously big bucks. The collection was from the estate of the late Steven Juliano and was put under the hammer at Mecum's auction that ran May 14-19 in Indianapolis, Indiana...

  • 2019 Audi A8 L
    Audi mulls turning A8 into dedicated EV

    Audi is considering turning its A8 flagship sedan into a dedicated EV around the middle of the next decade, when a redesigned model is due. New CEO Bram Schot made the revelation during the automaker's annual general meeting held Thursday in Neckarsulm, Germany. “The next generation of the...

  • 2020 Opel Corsa-e
    Opel's first car post GM is the 2020 Corsa-e electric hatch

    Germany's Opel on Thursday unveiled a redesigned Corsa, its first car developed entirely post the brand's sale by General Motors to France's PSA Group in 2017. The new Corsa represents the sixth generation of Opel's popular subcompact hatch and was presented in Corsa-e electric guise. The Corsa-e...

  • Rolls-Royce Wraith Eagle VIII
    Rolls-Royce Wraith Eagle VIII recalls a 20th-century milestone

    In 1919, the world's first non-stop trans-Atlantic flight happened, and Rolls-Royce engines provided the power to make it happen. Marking the 100th anniversary of the 20th-century milestone, Rolls-Royce crafted a limited-edition line of Wraith luxury cars with jaw-dropping nods to the flight. The...

  • 2019 Audi A8
    Audi says extra-luxurious A8 model coming

    Although the A8 is Audi's range-topping sedan today, there's an even more luxurious version on the way. The German luxury brand confirmed Thursday a new "especially luxurious and prestigious derivative." That's corporate speak for something really fancy coming to the A8 family. Although the company...

  • 2013 Ford Mustang GT camera car from 'Need For Speed'

    Those in the market to film their own car chases may want to take a close look at this modified 2013 Ford Mustang GT. Not only has the pony car undergone upgrades from Saleen, it's a full-blown camera car with a glass hatchback. Specifically, the Mustang GT was used to film the "Need For Speed." The 2014 film starred Aaron Paul and loosely followed the action from the long-running video game series. The car is currently for sale on eBay and the seller provided the lengthy list of upgrades it underwent to shoot some fast cars. Saleen was responsible for the supercharger to boost output to 625...

  • 2019 Audi TT
    Audi TT is dead, electric successor inbound

    After 20 years, the Audi TT will leave us. The brand's chairman Bram Schot confirmed the TT's demise Thursday. However, he revealed Audi already has plans to replace the model with a new electric car. While that's good news for TT fans, there's no guarantee the new electric car will be a sports...

  • 2018 BMW M8 GTE racecar
    BMW to bid farewell to WEC motorsport series

    BMW's run in endurance racing lasted just a single season. BMW said Wednesday it will exit the World Endurance Championship series as it makes changes to its motorsports program. That will make the 2019 24 Hours of Le Mans this June BMW's farewell to WEC. "We will not compete in WEC going forward,"...

  • 2020 Cadillac CT5, 2019 New York International Auto Show
    Cadillac CT5-V, CT4-V performance cars set for May 30 debut

    That didn't take long at all. Following the regular CT5 sedan's debut at the 2019 New York International Auto Show, the hotter CT5-V will debut at the end of this month. That's not all, though. We'll get our first look at the even smaller CT4 sedan, too. The luxury brand confirmed Thursday that...

  • BMW M3/M4 Competition Package
    2020 BMW M4 coming standard with M Competition pack

    BMW is preparing a new generation of the 4-Series, and with it will come a new M4. There's still plenty of life in the current M4, though, especially now that BMW is sweetening the deal by offering the car's M Competition Package as a standard feature. This represents a saving of $5,000. Launched...

  • 2021 BMW 4-Series Convertible spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    2020 Chevy Silverado, 2020 Mercedes GLE580, 2021 BMW 4-Series Convertible: Car News Headlines

    Chevrolet has added a V-8 option to more models in its 2020 Silverado lineup. One of them is the Custom Trail Boss, which thanks to the V-8 offers up 420 horsepower of grunt. Mercedes-Benz's latest GLE has also received a V-8 option. In this case, the engine is paired with a mild-hybrid system...

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