Monthly Archives: August 2018

Watch a late model Stock Car race around the Nürburgring

Dale Lomas knows every inch of the Nürburgring. As a founder of the website BridgeToGantry, Lomas has covered all sorts of 'Ring events, shuttled folks around in Ring Taxis, and raced in many VLN and other 'Ring racing events. So to see him surprised by a certain vehicle that appeared recently at the German racetrack is a big deal. That's why we'll...

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Drive with Mercedes EQ app to check whether electric cars suit you

Drivers around the world will need more information and education on electric cars if automakers are to realize zero-emissions goals. Mercedes-Benz has taken a creative step to show drivers that they may be ideal candidates for a switch to the electric lifestyle. The German luxury brand is testing the waters with its "EQ Ready" smartphone app in Australia...

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Tesla works on tech to flash indicators when drivers forget

The turn signal is one of the most essential passive safety measures onboard every single new car. Yet, millions of drivers choose to ignore the ability, and let's face it, the decision puts other drivers at risk. Tesla appears ready to flick the indicators whether a driver likes it or not. The Silicon Valley-based electric car manufacturer has filed for a...

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Total seclusion: Rolls-Royce Privacy Suite turns Phantom into rolling meeting space

Elites will have no need to wait until their destination to discuss pressing matters, at least not when they're in the back seat of Rolls-Royce's Phantom. On Friday, the British ultra-luxury marque debuted its new "privacy suite" for the extended-wheelbase Phantom at the Chengdu auto show currently on in China. The rear cockpit features Electrochromatic...

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2019 Chevy Camaro, Next Ford Mustang, 2020 Ford Electric SUV: The Week In Reverse

We drove the 2019 Chevrolet Camaro Turbo 1LE; possible details regarding the next-generation Ford Musang surfaced; and the 2020 Ford electric SUV was spied. It's the Week in Reverse, right here at 'Motor Authority.' We slid behind the wheel of the turbocharged 2019 Chevrolet Camaro 1LE and found it to be a real athlete, but the car still has serious...

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Tesla has a surprise reveal for Grand Basel show; is it the production Roadster?

The Grand Basel show in Switzerland will play host to a new Tesla reveal, the electric car manufacturer confirmed Friday. Tesla sent invites to owners declaring it has a "surprise" to showcase at the show that celebrates all things design, as well as "automotive masterpieces." Noting the show's theme, the production version of the Tesla's second-generation...

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Hennessey’s 808-horsepower Heritage Mustang hits the dyno

Hennessey Performance Engineering in August unveiled the 2019 Heritage Edition Ford Mustang to celebrate hitting the 10,000-build milestone. The fiery red car, which features a design inspired by the livery of a 2018 Ford GT Heritage Edition supercar owned by Hennessey boss John Hennessey, is based on a Mustang GT and features the tuner's HPE800 performance...

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2018 Formula 1 Italian Grand Prix preview

The 2018 Formula 1 World Championship continues this weekend with the Italian Grand Prix at the legendary Autodromo Nazionale Monza. The Italian event is typically the last of the European rounds, as is the case this year, and it's always a great race to attend, thanks in part to thousands of Tifosi there to celebrate their home team. And then there's the...

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2019 Audi S6 Avant spy shots

Audi engineers are hard at work developing a redesigned S6 and more have just been spotted, some without any camouflage gear. The prototypes are for the wagon body style, referred to by Audi as an Avant. Audi revealed the new A6 Avant (shown below) earlier this year, which means the sportier S6 Avant can't be far. It should debut alongside a redesigned S6...

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This is how Lamborghini’s Countach got its name, and it’s not what you think

It seems like most Lamborghini model names are associated with bullfighting. That's not true with all of Lamborghinis though, as the most famous example of moniker derivation lies with the Countach. Bertone designer Marcello Gandini is the man responsible for some all-time great automotive styling. He penned the Bugatti EB110, the Alfa Romeo Montreal, Iso's...

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