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Audi RS 6 AvantIt’s official. The Audi RS 6 Avant is coming to the United States to challenge the Mercedes-AMG E63 S Wagon. Revealed this week, the latest generation of Audi’s uber-wagon comes with close to 600 horsepower and styling that can make a supercar look tame in comparison. The sole surviving 1939 Type 64 (in original condition) and the oldest car to…

Volocopter VoloCityVolocopter, the self-proclaimed pioneer in urban air mobility, unveiled on Thursday the fourth-generation of its on-demand inner-city air taxi. Called VoloCity, the industry’s newest flying taxi is scheduled to undergo public testing later this year. The VoloCity is a small, electrical take-off and landing aircraft (eVTOL) designed to get…

2018 Ford Mustang EcoBoost line-lock burnoutWhen Ford debuted the 330-horsepower Mustang EcoBoost High Performance Package (HPP) earlier this year, it drew immediate comparisons to the turbocharged Fox-body Mustang SVO of the mid-1980s. Indeed, ahead of its announcement, we were among those who speculated that Ford’s development mule signal a revival of the SVO nameplate. It was not meant…

2020 BMW M8 Gran Coupe spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-MedienWe’ve already seen it at the test track, and now we know when we’ll see it in the flesh. BMW announced on Friday that the production version of its M8 Gran Coupe will make its world debut at this November’s Los Angeles auto show. BMW didn’t release any additional information about the M8 Gran Coupe, but it’s safe to…

2019 Fiat 124 SpiderFor the second time in history, it appears as though the Fiat 124 Spider is headed for extinction. Fiat revived the 124 Spider in 2016 after a 31-year dirt nap, but it looks as though the two-seat roadster is already heading back to the automotive graveyard. In a Friday interview with the UK’s Autocar, Fiat CEO Olivier François called…

2021 Acura TLX spy shots - Photo credit: S. Baldauf/SB-MedienWe drove the 2019 BMW M850i xDrive convertible; the 2021 Acura TLX Type S broke cover; and the Porsche Taycan’s interior was revealed with touchscreen galore. It’s the Week in Reverse, right here on Motor Authority. What’s it like to pilot a flagship BMW convertible with 523 horsepower and price tag north of $130,000? We found…

Audi AI:Trail quattro conceptUnlike most luxury automakers, Audi has a history that’s steeped in dirt, gravel, and mud. The German automaker splashed onto the global stage in the early 1980s by dominating the World Rally Championship with its revolutionary quattro all-wheel drive system—a signature element that remains part of its lineup to this day. But what does…

2021 Formula One race car aerodynamic testing - Photo credit: Formula1.comFormula One organizers noticed something about the current crop of cars: they don’t race very well together on the track. As a result, new rules to be introduced from the 2021 season are set to shake things up, with extra emphasis placed on aerodynamics that will allow for closer racing. Proposals for the new rules won’t be decided upon until…

2021 Mercedes-AMG GLE63 Coupe spy shots - Photo credit: S. Baldauf/SB-MedienLamborghini is bringing a new supercar to next month’s Frankfurt International Motor Show. The car is thought to be Lamborghini’s first electrified model, and a teaser shot suggests it will be styled like 2017’s awesome Terzo Millennio concept. A prototype for Mercedes-AMG’s next-generation GLE63 Coupe has been spotted. The new brute is expected…

2020 Opel Corsa-e ADAC Opel e-Rally Cup electric rally carOpel on Thursday revealed the world’s first electric rally car, which is based on the recently redesigned Corsa subcompact hatch, specifically the Corsa-e electric variant. The rally car has been developed for a new one-make series called the ADAC Opel e-Rally Cup, whose first season will take place in 2020. The series replaces the current ADAC…

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