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Mitsubishi Evo Vii from The “Fast and the Furious” series has featured dozens of memorable cars, but one of those cars almost didn’t get its moment in the spotlight. The Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution VII driven by Paul Walker’s character Brian O’Connor in “2 Fast 2 Furious” could have been a Dodge Neon SRT-4. That’s the story from Craig Lieberman, technical director on the…

Ferrari SF90 StradaleThe Ferrari SF90 Stradale marks a major technological milestone for the Prancing Horse. It’s Ferrari’s first plug-in hybrid, and also the most powerful Ferrari road car yet. The automaker just released a video showing how this high-performance hybrid gets built. The video is high on drama, thanks to a pumped-up soundtrack, but short on narration…

Lotus Evija productionThe Lotus Evija electric hypercar is a step closer to reality. Lotus has set up a manufacturing facility for the car at its home base in Hethel, United Kingdom. The facility is currently building prototype cars, but series production and the first customer deliveries will begin this summer, Lotus said. Work on the Evija production facility began…

Red Bull Racing F1 drivers Max Verstappen (left) and Alex Albon test the Aston Martin ValkyrieAston Martin Red Bull Racing’s Max Verstappen and Alex Albon finally spent some time with the Aston Martin Valkyrie hypercar this week. Naturally they’re fans of the car, but it would be hard not to when you have a 1,160-horsepower V-12 to play with. First deliveries are scheduled for the second half of the year. Another hypercar in the news this…

2020 Nissan GT-R NismoThe 2021 Volkswagen Golf R was spied; Lucid is preparing to one up Tesla; we drove the 2020 Nissan GT-R Nismo. It’s the Week in Reverse, right here at Motor Authority. The 2021 Volkswagen Golf R was spotted free of camouflage undergoing final cold-weather testing. Expected to arrive in the U.S. in the second half of 2020 as a 2021 model, the new…

Audi E-Tron S first drive“The car doesn’t feel heavy when you’re driving,” Stig Blomqvist tells me and I do not believe him until he flings our Audi E-Tron S prototype into the first bend. It’s not even 8:30 a.m. and we’re already sideways on a racetrack at the Audi Sport skunkworks west of Ingolstadt, Germany. The car’s tires…

Mercedes-AMG during testing for the 2020 Formula One World ChampionshipOfficial testing for the 2020 Formula One World Championship is currently underway at the Circuit de Catalunya in Barcelona, Spain, and Mercedes-AMG surprised the field on Thursday by implementing a new technology that allows its drivers to adjust the toe-in angle of the new W11 EQ Performance mid-race. Mercedes calls the feature Dual Axis…

2021 Ford F-150 spy shots - Photo credit: S. Baldauf/SB-MedienMaserati’s long-awaited sports car will now be a supercar, the automaker has confirmed. It will also go by the name MC20 and make its debut in March at the Geneva International Motor Show. It will initially arrive with internal-combustion power but a battery-electric powertrain will eventually be offered. Los Angeles-based Czinger will use the…

2020 Maserati Quattroporte with Zegna Pelletessuta woven leather interiorMaserati’s long march toward full electrification commences in April with the introduction of an updated Ghibli boasting a plug-in hybrid powertrain. Maserati will then look to introduce similarly updated versions of the Quattroporte and Levante, which will enter production at their respective plants in Turin, Italy, in July, meaning we should see…

2021 Volvo S90 Recharge T8Volvo’s current 90 series of sedans and wagons has reached the midway point in its lifecycle and to keep things fresh the automaker has introduced a round of updates. The changes largely mirror those introduced last year on the 2020 XC90 and affect both the aesthetics and mechanicals of the vehicles. The big news is the availability of mild-hybrid…

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