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The mystery Ferrari coupe spotted testing in October has been revealed as the Roma—a new front-engine, fixed-roof, 2+2 grand tourer based on the same underpinnings as the Portofino convertible. Revealed Wednesday at a private event in Rome, appropriately, the new coupe boasts clean, sleek lines and a fixed roof. Up front, the Roma features a
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Kia on Tuesday previewed the 2021 Optima by showing the Korean-market K5. It’s our first look at the final shape of Kia’s next-generation mid-size sedan.  Kia uses the K5 nameplate for the Optima in its home market, so what we’re seeing here is the South Korean-spec version of the mid-size sedan that will replace the
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Volkswagen’s indisputable sport compact icon is the Golf GTI, but over the past two decades, the automaker has pushed its hot hatchback formula beyond the limits of its practical, humble roots. The result? R. R represents the pinnacle of VW performance and sporty styling, gracing many of its models—mild and wild—and offering perks designed to
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The Raging Bull’s future hypercars will likely lean on supercapacitors for electrification, taking advantage of their light weight and small footprint to get the most bang for their hybrid-system buck.  This news comes from Lamborghini itself, which announced Wednesday that, in partnership with MIT, it has filed a patent for a new synthetic material that
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The Ringbrothers “Valkyrja” may look like a warmed-over 1969 Chevrolet Camaro, but this 890-horsepower monster the team brought to SEMA blows away the resto-modding formula thanks to modern tech and materials.  The beating heart of the Valkyrja is a 416-cubic-inch Wegner Motorsports LS3 topped with a 2.9-liter Whipple supercharger. Bolted to the engine is a Flowmaster Stainless Steel
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General Motors has taken the next step toward offering electric crate motors, and the finished product is this 450-horsepower, all-electric 1962 C-10 pickup truck unveiled Tuesday equipped with what the company is calling its “Connect & Cruise” powertrain.  It sounds lofty, but at its core, Connect & Cruise is simply a repackaged set of EV powertrain
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Hyundai’s performance hatchback is getting some love for this year’s edition of SEMA, America’s biggest automotive aftermarket trade show. The Korean automaker’s own N performance division and Bisimoto Engineering are showing off concepts such as an off-road prepped Kona that turns the baby crossover concept on its ear.  The Veloster N Performance concept got an extensive
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Hyundai’s designers have taken a stab at what they believe to be the future of long-haul trucking with the wild HDC-6 NEPTUNE Concept Class 8 fuel-cell-electric truck (FCEV) concept shown at this week’s North American Commercial Vehicle (NACV) Show. The company’s stylists took their inspiration from the streamliner locomotives of the prewar era, aiming squarely
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What does a well-to-do adrenaline junkie put in an underground garage in Park City, Utah? Well, the answer could be any number of things, but when you’re Ken Block, it’s toys—really cool toys.  It’s not much of a stretch to imagine that Block likes to keep some of his more interesting rides close to home,
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When a company like Ford says it will show more than 50 builds at SEMA, you can bank on the majority of them being trucks. It’s also fitting that the company with the largest display will be displaying some of the largest vehicles.  We’ve already gotten a glimpse at some of the Ford Ranger and
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Hyundai’s engineering teams from Korea and America took to the Bonneville Salt Flats in September to attempt land speed records with two of its green-tech models. The company’s engineering teams fielded a Hyundai Nexo aimed at tackling the record in the fuel-cell-vehicle category, and a Sonata in the gasoline-electric-hybrid category. Senior powertrain engineer Dean Schlingmann piloted
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Honda 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
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We 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
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The iconic Morris J-type commercial van is being revived as an electric vehicle, the reborn brand announced Monday. The new model, dubbed the Morris JE, will be revealed in running form later this fall, but for now we’re being teased with these dark images of the re-imagined delivery van.  While the silhouette in these teasers
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