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2021 Ford Shelby GTFord has offered a number of Shelby-branded Mustangs in recent years, but you can also purchase a tuned ‘Stang direct from Shelby American. The company’s latest is the 2021 Ford Shelby GT which comes standard with 480 hp but can be upgraded to 700-plus-hp. One of the vehicles we tested this week was a BMW X5 and Mercedes-Benz GLE-Class rival from…

First customer McLaren P1 (Photo by Silverstone Auctions)McLaren’s P1 plug-in hybrid hypercar launched the automaker’s range-topping Ultimate Series when it started production in 2013, and now the first customer car is scheduled to be auctioned online by Silverstone Auctions on May 22. As a refresher on recent hypercar history, the P1 is powered by a twin-turbocharged 3.8-liter V-8 with electric assist…

2021 Genesis GV80We drove the 2021 Genesis GV80, the 2022 Cadillac Escalade-V was spotted, and the NASCAR Next Gen race car debuted. It’s the Week in Reverse, right here at Motor Authority. We got another crack at the 2021 Genesis GV80 and found the luxurious crossover SUV feels like a budget Benz. The exterior is gorgeous with a fast roofline and short overhangs…

2021 Torsus PraetorianIf you want to transport a lot of people over rough terrain, the Torsus Praetorian is the vehicle for the job. Built in Slovakia, the Praetorian is an off-road bus designed to tackle inhospitable terrain, and it gets a few updates for 2021. The Praetorian was designed for jobs like safari tours, ferrying mine workers, and shuttling people around…

Ferrari 812 CompetizioneFerrari’s new 812 Competizione is a marvel in both styling and aerodynamics. There’s both a coupe and an open-top version, the latter featuring a targa-style roof with a removable panel made from carbon fiber. Toyota’s Lexus brand has already announced plans to offer a twin-turbocharged V-8, and now patent drawings for just such an engine have…

Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, home of the Formula One Spanish Grand PrixRound four of the 2021 Formula One World Championship takes us this weekend to the popular Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya, the current home of the Spanish Grand Prix. The circuit is one teams and drivers know well, as it has been on the calendar since 1991 and is also the location where winter testing normally takes place, though not this year due…

Wayne BurgessThis week we learned that electric-vehicle startup Arrival is developing a purpose-built vehicle for Uber drivers. However, Uber isn’t the only ride-hailing company with this idea. On Tuesday, Indian ride-hailing company Ola announced it hired veteran Jaguar designer Wayne Burgess as its head of vehicle design for its new Ola Electric division…

APMA Project ArrowAston Martin’s chief engineer of special projects like the Valkyrie and Valhalla hypercars, Fraser Dunn, is set to join Canada’s Project Arrow team which aims to build the country’s first zero-emission, self-driving vehicle. Project Arrow is an initiative of Automotive Parts Manufacturers’ Association (APMA), which represents Canada’s…

Patent drawing for twin-turbocharged V-8 filed by Toyota on Sept. 3, 2020Toyota has been discovered to have filed patent drawings with the United States Patent and Trademark Office for a new twin-turbocharged V-8. First spotted by a member of the GR86 forum, the patent drawings were filed by Toyota on September 3, 2020, and show a V-8 engine with a pair of turbochargers mounted on top in what’s known as a…

Ferrari 812 Competizione AWhile Ferrari’s 812 GTS features a retractable hard-top roof that at a push of a button can go up or down in a mere 14 seconds, the roof on the related 812 Competizione A unveiled on Wednesday is very different. The 812 Competizione is the new hardcore member of the Ferrari 812 family, and its open-top version, known as the 812 Competizione A, is…

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