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  1. Driving a real Formula 1 racer on the road isn't possible. That makes Zac Mihajlovic's homemade, road-legal F1 replica really something. Mihajlovic has documented the build process on Instagram, which reveals the car features an actual Ferrari V-12 engine. Specifically, the engine comes from an F12 Berlinetta, which makes 769 horsepower and 520...
  2. Porsche wasn't able to avoid the recent diesel emissions scandal that afflicted a number of Volkswagen Group brands, with a diesel version of its popular Cayenne SUV among the vehicles fitted with emissions cheating software. With regulators now tightening emissions standards and placing extra scrutiny on diesel emissions in particular, Porsche...
  3. Converting internal combustion-powered cars to electric powertrains is all the rage these days. A British firm by the name of RBW is the latest to jump on the electrification bandwagon with its electric MG Roadster offering. However, these aren't old MGs turned into electric cars—these are brand new cars. RBW has partnered with the British...
  4. Ferrari this week revealed the first members of a new series known as Icona in the form of the absolutely superb Monza SP1 and SP2 based on the 812 Superfast. The Icona series will draw inspiration from the most evocative Ferraris of the 1950s and exhibit an elegance that's been missing from the automaker's cars of late. BMW showed us the...
  5. Amazon's family of Alexa-connected devices is ready for a road trip. The online retailer and technology company announced Thursday its Echo Auto, which brings Alexa and its voice controls to the car. Some automakers offer Alexa voice control built-in to their infotainment systems, but for millions of drivers with older vehicles, Echo Auto turns...
  6. Ram has added a dose of luxury to its popular off-road 1500 Rebel model. The brand announced Friday the 2019 Ram 1500 Rebel 12 package, which combines some of Ram's luxury and technology features with the off-road capability of the Rebel. The 2019 Ram 1500 Rebel 12 begins life as a standard Rebel model with all of the extra goodies. They include a...
  7. Land Rover's brilliant Range Rover Sport SVR is already quite the wild beast but this latest take from Kahn Design significantly ups the wow factor. It's called the Range Rover Sport SVR Pace Car, and like the vehicle it's based on it's been developed to offer the perfect blend of luxury and performance. The changes begin with the addition of a...
  8. In 1968, "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang" premiered to the world. Roald Dahl's film adaption of Ian Fleming's classic book took the world by storm. To celebrate the golden anniversary of this iconic film, the National Motor Museum in Beaulieu, England, is rolling out a massive celebration of the film and the history surrounding it. Fleming wrote the book...
  9. We had our first stint behind the wheel of the 2019 Cadillac XT4; the refreshed 2020 Audi R8 Spyder was spied; and the 2019 Genesis G70 was priced. It's the Week in Reverse, right here at 'Motor Authority.' Cadillac's late to the compact crossover SUV market, but it finally has a contender with the 2019 XT4. We slid behind the wheel of the...
  10. Toyota says it wants to build another sports car to join the upcoming fifth-generation Supra and the 86 in its lineup. A new Celica or MR2 could fit the bill, according to a Wednesday report from Road and Track. The public confirmation of Toyota's desire to build a third sports car comes after years of speculation the MR2 was gearing up for a...
  11. “Underway on nuclear power!” That was the message from the USS Nautilus following its 1954 launch as the world’s first nuclear-powered submarine. From behind the wheel, the optional 335-horsepower, 380-pound-feet, 2.7-liter twin-turbo V-6 in the 2019 Lincoln Nautilus is silent and powerful enough to be mistaken for atomic power...
  12. With BMW's reborn 8-Series just months from hitting showrooms in coupe form, engineers out testing prototypes for the convertible have let their guard down. Look for the 8-Series Convertible to arrive next spring and to be followed by an 8-Series Gran Coupe in the tail end of 2019. Ford recently detailed a round of worthy updates for its 2019...
  13. Ford has introduced a worthy round of updates on its F-150 Raptor for the 2019 model year, but you're going to have to pay a premium for them as the prices have been increased on the off-road performance truck. Cars Direct has learned from Ford order guides that the base 2019 F-150 Raptor Super Cab will be priced from $54,350, including...
  14. Audi Sport's second-generation R8 supercar is about to receive a round of updates as it reaches the midway point in its life cycle, and today we have the first spy shots of a prototype for the updated R8 Spyder. Previous testers showed the coupe only. The prototype suggests that the changes will be mild, at least on the outside of the car. Clearly...
  15. Daimler and BMW Group announced in March that the two rivals would join forces and combine their various mobility services under one equally owned joint venture. The two German auto giants have since confirmed that the mobility joint venture will be headquartered in Berlin. The company, which hasn't been given an official title, will see various...

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