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Nissan Skyline R33 GT-R from 'The Fast and the Furious'Fans of “The Fast and the Furious” may have always wondered why such a minor character had one of the coolest cars in the film. We’re talking about Leon and his bright yellow R33 Nissan Skyline GT-R. Once again, Craig Lieberman, technical director for the first three “Fast and Furious” films, has answers. He sat down with Sean Morris who was the…

Ferrari SF90 StradaleFerrari’s forthcoming SF90 Stradale plug-in hybrid hypercar is well into development, and a car-spotter managed to capture video of two test cars lapping the famous Fiorano test track. Despite the move to hybrid and turbocharging technologies, the SF90 Stradale still manages to sound like a proper Ferrari. Even through the muffing turbochargers…

Acura LegendHonda blazed a trail in 1986 with its Acura luxury brand that Nissan and Toyota soon followed with Infiniti and Lexus, respectively. Although the Legend and Integra went on sale in the mid-1980s with the brand’s genesis (no pun intended), it wasn’t until the 1990s that both took off and established their respective claims on luxury…

2020 Porsche Taycan 4SPorsche substantially brought down the price of its Taycan with this week’s announcement of the Taycan 4S variant. Naturally the power and range is reduced compared to the top-end Turbo and Turbo S models, but the car is hardly lacking in performance. Another EV in the headlines this week was Volvo’s new XC40 Recharge. It comes with 402…

2021 Ford electric SUV teaserBuyers of Ford’s upcoming Mustang-inspired electric SUV can look forward to two years of free charging at 12,000 U.S. stations, the company announced Thursday, outlining a nationwide infrastructure network that will support its first wide-release battery-electric vehicle at launch. Ford is calling the FordPass Charging Network “North…

Google Maps ReportingGoogle is rolling out new features for Google Maps navigation users this week, including Waze-like incident reporting for iPhone users for the first time. iPhone users will now be able to report speed traps, accidents, slowdowns, construction, lane closures, disabled vehicles and objects on the road from within Google Maps. “This feature has been…

Electric GT crate electric V-8As more options for electrifying classic cars come to market, enthusiasts have come to embrace the idea of converting old, oil-burning cars to electric powertrains. But a worldwide preservation group is speaking out against it. They call themselves the Fédération Internationale des Véhicules Anciens (FIVA), or the…

GM Defense ProjectsGeneral Motors is locked in a pitched battle for the soul of the American pickup market, and if it has its way, those pickups might just help America win battles in the real world. To that end, GM Defense has put together what it calls the Infantry Squad Vehicle, which is a Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 stripped down to its fundamental architecture and…

2020 Chevrolet CorvetteWe got behind the wheel of Chevrolet’s game-changing, mid-engine Corvette; Volkswagen said it needs to build more enthusiast cars; and we learned that Bentley’s new Flying Spur is the executive sedan for those who prefer driving over being driven. It’s the Week in Reverse, right here on Motor Authority. The 2020 Chevrolet Corvette has been the…

Lunaz Electric ConversionsReplacing gasoline-powered engines in classic cars with electric motors has progressed from niche cottage industry to legitimate resto-modding, and now some of the most valuable and sought-after luxury classics are becoming targets for powertrain transplants. Enter Lunaz Design, the British startup intent on restoring and electrifying classic…

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