A new automaker was created on Wednesday and it’s called Stellantis. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and PSA Group announced the merger of the automotive group’s will result in a new company named Stellantis. The automaker said the name comes from the Latin verb “stello,” which means “to brighten with stars.” Stellantis said a new corporate logo
The 2021 Ford Bronco looks like a vintage off-roader, but that’s far from the case thanks to modern powertrains, technology, and capability. Thousands of future Bronco owners plunked down $100 to secure their SUVs after the Bronco’s reveal on Monday evening, but when it comes to styling flourishes and Easter eggs, the Bronco is still
Hyundai developed a manual transmission that allows the driver to shift through a gear lever without engaging a clutch pedal, but it isn’t coming to the United States anytime soon. Announced by Hyundai earlier this month, and first reported by Autocar India, the “intelligent Manual Transmission” (iMT) will be offered on the Hyundai Venue in
An Ohio Ford dealer is selling 750-horsepower 2020 Ford Mustang GT models for $44,994, according to Car and Driver. That’s just 10 hp less than the 2020 Shelby GT500, which starts at $71,495. So if you can live without the Shelby’s track-focused suspension, brakes, and aero, this could be the horsepower bargain you want. Beechmont
Jeep may crash the 2021 Ford Bronco’s party early. On Saturday, the off-road brand teased a Jeep Wrangler with a 392 cubic-inch V-8 on Facebook. The single shadowy teaser image shows a 392 badge on the hood of a Wrangler. A raised hood scoop appears to be a functional and feed cold air to cool
We drove the 2020 Polaris Slingshot R; Dodge talked Challenger Super Stock and Demon; and the 2021 Ford Bronco family took shape. It’s the Week in Reverse, right here at Motor Authority. We tooled around in the 2020 Polaris Slingshot R and basked in the attention of fans and onlookers. Our resident 12-year-old fangirl said
The Black Series will return to the Mercedes-AMG lineup in July, but someone in Affalterbach couldn’t wait. On Thursday, the Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series made an early debut via a YouTube video featuring Tim Burton, known as Shmee150. The AMG GT Black Series appears to have a widebody kit with flared front and rear fenders
The rear-wheel drive Audi R8 went from a limited edition to a permanent fixture in the lineup, but it is not currently sold in the United States. That may be about to change. EPA fuel-economy listings show the rear-wheel drive Audi R8 as a 2021 model. Listings for “2WD” versions of the 2021 R8 coupe
After 84 years of nearly continuous production, Morgan has built its last steel-chassis car. All Morgan sports cars will now use the bonded-aluminum CX-Generation chassis introduced in March 2019. The steel ladder-frame chassis was introduced in 1936 and has remained in production ever since, except for production stoppages during World War II and the coronavirus
Toyota will reproduce and sell parts for the 2000GT sports car through its Gazoo Racing (GR) division. Parts will be sold both in Toyota’s home country of Japan and overseas, the automaker said in a press release Monday. Launched in 1967, the 2000GT is one of Toyota’s earliest performance cars, and one of its rarest.
Lamborghini has teamed up with the Italian Sea Group to launch a yacht inspired by supercars. Deliveries are scheduled to begin in 2021. The new yacht is called Tecnomar for Lamborghini 63, in reference to the automaker’s 1963 founding, and it borrows styling elements from a number Lamborghini cars. The Y-shaped bow lights reference the
Dodge unleashed a new version of its Challenger muscle car that packs a heady 807 horsepower. It features many of the mods from 2018’s Challenger SRT Demon, but unlike the drag special the new Super Stock isn’t a limited edition. It’s available for 2020 and will continue to be available for 2021. 2021 Dodge Durango
Audi updated its Q5 for 2021, we slid behind the wheel of the 2021 Porsche Cayenne GTS, and Dodge launched the new 2021 Durango SRT Hellcat. It’s the Week in Reverse, right here at Motor Authority. Audi’s popular Q5 crossover SUV was given an update. The exterior hasn’t changed much because this update is all
Ford’s 7.3-liter V-8 that debuted in the 2020 Super Duty is being offered as a crate engine by Ford Performance. The monster engine, part number M-6007-73 on the Ford Performance website, costs $8,150 and is known to be capable of fitting in an F-150 or Mustang. However, before you starting dreaming up some wild engine
Cobra reproductions have been around for decades, but AC Cars—the British firm behind the original Ace sports car that formed the basis for the Cobra—is giving them a new twist. AC announced Wednesday that it will launch its first all-electric Cobra. Called the AC Cobra Series 1 Electric, the car is based on the first
The 2020 Woodward Dream Cruise is the latest automotive event to be canceled due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic. The event’s organizing board voted Monday to cancel the annual summer car cruise through the heart of Detroit and surrounding towns. Organizers were concerned about the ability to maintain social distancing and whether participants would wear
The coronavirus pandemic has taken down another auto show. The group that runs the Geneva International Motor Show, The Foundation “Salon International De L’Automobile,” announced on Monday that the 2021 Geneva show is canceled and that it prefers to sell the rights of the show to Palexpo SA, the venue where the event is held.
As the Rivian R1T electric pickup truck inches toward production, the company released video showing torturous testing of a prototype. It’s hard to think of an automaker development process that involves drifting on pavement, rock climbing, and high-speed runs through sand with the same vehicle, but that’s exactly what Rivian has put the R1T through.
Porsche has a new generation of its 911 Turbo S out, and we took a spin this week. The car packs 640 horsepower, or enough to run the quarter-mile in 10.5 seconds, and it has one of the sexiest rears of any car in production right now. 2021 Porsche 718 GTS 4.0 Porsche also announced
The 2021 Ford F-150 made its debut; we slid behind the wheel of the 2021 Porsche 911 Turbo S; and the 2022 Genesis GV70 was spied. It’s the Week in Reverse, right here at Motor Authority. The wraps came off the redesigned 2021 Ford F-150. The latest iteration of America’s best-selling, and most important, vehicle
Lordstown Motors was created last year to purchase an idle General Motors factory in Lordstown, Ohio, and convert the factory to build electric pickup trucks. Lordstown unveiled its Endurance truck Wednesday, ahead of GM’s own GMC Hummer EV, and it claims that it will start deliveries in January 2021. The Endurance borrows some components from
England’s Goodwood Festival of Speed is one of the biggest events on the automotive calendar, and now organizers are trying to replicate it in the United States. Instead of an aristocrat’s estate, the American Festival of Speed will be held at a country club racetrack in the heart of the U.S. auto industry. The festival
A prototype for the second of three planned crossover SUVs at Genesis has been spotted. The prototype is for a small SUV expected to be badged a GV70. Think a Korean rival to the Audi Q5 and BMW X3. [embedded content] Genesis said at its 2015 launch that it will have six distinct models by
Mercedes-Benz didn’t find much luck when it launched Maybach as a standalone brand in in the early 2000s. Poor sales of the ill-fated Maybach 57 and 62 sedans led to Mercedes axing Maybach in 2012. However, a new strategy to utilize Maybach as an ultra-luxury sub-brand of Mercedes was hatched with the arrival of the
When the second-generation Tesla Roadster was unveiled in 2017, Tesla CEO Elon Musk said the electric sports car would do 0-60 mph in 1.9 seconds. Shortly after the reveal, Musk upped the ante by hyping the idea that Tesla could add rockets to the Roadster to further quicken acceleration, or possibly make the car fly.
Part musical, part morality play, and one of the best car-chase movies of all time, “The Blues Brothers” turns 40 years old this year. It debuted June 20, 1980, and today “The Blues Brothers” is remembered for cementing John Belushi’s status as a comedic star and for elevating the Black art form of blues—all through
“The Blues Brothers” turned 40; the Ford Mustang Mach 1 returned; and the 2021 Toyota Supra was priced. It’s the Week in Reverse, right here at Motor Authority. “The Blues Brothers” turns 40 years old this year. Part morality play, part musical, and one of the best car-chase movies of all time, the movie debuted
The 2020 SEMA show is still scheduled to take place in early November despite the ongoing pandemic. One of the builds set to debut at the Las Vegas aftermarket trade show is a medley of Mopar’s greatest hits. Built by the Wisconsin companies Hemi Autoworks and Ellsworth Racing (and first spotted by Motor1), “Highway Star”
It was in 2016 that EV startup Lucid Motors first came out of the woodwork and revealed an early version of its Air luxury sedan boasting 1,000 horsepower. Lucid is almost ready to show us the production version, with the company on Wednesday confirming the covers will come off September 9. The car was originally
The final BMW i8 rolled off the assembly line in Leipzig, Germany, late last week, according to German-language website Bimmertoday. The last car, an i8 Roadster, was painted Portimao Blue by BMW Individual, the automaker’s personalization division. This i8 is likely the only one to leave the factory in Portimao Blue, according to BMW Blog,