Motor Authority Best Car To Buy 2018 nominee: Honda Civic Type R

2017 Honda Civic Type RHonda fans in America have wanted patiently. As other countries got four generations of Civic Type Rs, we looked on longingly. Now it's our turn. The 2017 Honda Civic Type R shoves 306 horsepower and 295 pound-feet of torque through its front wheels and handles it expertly. A front suspension geometry that moves the steering axis outboard where...
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One of these cars will be Motor Authority’s Best Car To Buy 2018

2017 Honda Civic Type RHistory may record these as the best days for drivers. It is the era before emissions standards eliminate the internal combustion engine and before the autonomous car. It's an era of horsepower enabled by new engine technologies rising out of the same regulations that intend to make our planet cleaner. It's an era of new autonomous features that...
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2018 Kia Stinger GT first drive review: an upscale, sporty bargain

2018 Kia Stinger GTAlong its journey from builder of cheap but reliable transportation to budding luxury market player, Hyundai-Kia’s strategy has been “if you can’t beat them, join ‘em.” Or more appropriately, have them join you. When its cars looked like poor imitations of melting Jaguars, Hyundai-Kia hired Audi designer Peter...
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2019 Audi A8 first drive review: technology enabling luxury

2019 Audi A8I’m hustling through the Spanish countryside getting a back massage, attacking roundabouts with gusto in a car that can sprint from 0-60 mph in less than five seconds, and my passenger is sound asleep. I’m in a car that won’t come to America for more than a year, and it seems to do just about everything well. It’s quiet...
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2020 Bentley Flying Spur spy shots and video

2020 Bentley Flying Spur spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-MedienBentley is redesigning its Continental range, starting with the GT coupe which we saw in redesigned form at last month's 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show. Next in line will be a new GT Convertible. After that comes the related Flying Spur sedan which is likely due some time in 2019, as a 2020 model. For the first time, we have spy shots of the next...
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2017 Lamborghini Aventador S: the right car for a racetrack

2017 Lamborghini Aventador SA little evolution now and then is a good thing. That distorted maxim holds true for the Lamborghini Aventador. Originally released as a 2012 model, Lambo’s most-expensive supercar boasted loads of technology derived from Formula One, but it had some issues. It was heavy, it understeered on a track, and it would soon be outperformed by its...
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Female drivers to open larger car market for Saudi Arabia

Illustration for the #Women2Drive campaign in Saudi ArabiaTurns out if you prevent half your population from driving you also restrict your car market. Yesterday we reported that as of next June, the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia will lift its ban on female drivers. Today, a report from Reuters indicates the move could bolster a lagging car market in the oil-rich country. Saudi Arabia has not allowed women to...
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First shots emerge of McLaren BP23 development mule

McLaren BP23 development muleThe first photos of the McLaren BP23 development mule have been released by McLaren and they reveal quite a bit about the car. The spiritual successor to the McLaren F1 of the 1990s, the BP23 promises to be the fastest McLaren ever, but it will be a grand tourer and will not be track focused. That means McLaren likely won't chase lap times for its...
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2019 Porsche Cayenne deep dive

2019 Porsche CayenneIt’s the very antithesis of Porsche. Or is it? The Cayenne, an SUV, is the sports car company's second best seller, behind another SUV, the Macan. It may be an SUV, but it’s still a Porsche and that means it has to be sporty. Porsche is introducing the third generation of the Cayenne for the 2019 model year, and this one promises to be...
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Mercedes investing $1B in Tuscaloosa plant to build electric SUVs

Mercedes-Benz Generation EQ concept, 2016 Paris auto showAccording to a report by The Wall Street Journal, Mercedes-Benz will spend $1 billion in its Tuscaloosa, Alabama, assembly plant to build batteries and electric SUVs. The electric SUV is scheduled for early next decade. The plans call for a new facility nearby to produce the batteries for use in the SUV and other vehicles. Construction of the...
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Audi R8 V10 RWS goes rear-drive for driving purists

2018 Audi R8 V10 RWSAudi is known for few things. Unique style and German luxury are two of them, and a close third is all-wheel drive, which the marque brands as quattro. Sitting at the top of the lineup, and making excellent use of quattro to help it claw its way around a track or up a steep Beverly Hills driveway is the R8. Now, Audi Sport is aiming to make the R8...
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2018 Porsche 911 GT3 with Touring Package mimics 911 R, may upset collectors

2018 Porsche 911 GT3 with Touring Package, 2017 Frankfurt Motor ShowPorsche has been promising a purist sports car for the regular production 911, but on Tuesday at the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show, the German sport car maker showed a toned down version of the 911 GT3. It's not exactly the stripped down base 911 we've been hoping for, but it has more than a few cool features of its own. The 911 GT3 with Touring...
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Mercedes-AMG Project One hypercar almost ready for Frankfurt debut

Teaser for Mercedes-AMG Project One debuting at 2017 Frankfurt auto showMercedes-AMG’s shown us the Formula 1-spec powertrain and suspension of its code-named Project One hypercar, and now we have the first real look at the body that will be draped over all the beautiful mechanical parts. Holy Pete, this thing is going to look evil! The Project One is basically going to be a race car for the street. The...
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Lamborghini Aventador S Roadster: Lambo’s newest big-buck, bald bull

2018 Lamborghini Aventador S Roadster, 2017 Frankfurt Motor ShowLike a fine wine, the Lamborghini Aventador only gets better with time. It is Italian after all. First, the coupe got the S treatment, and now it's the Roadster's turn. At this week's 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show, Lamborghini unveiled the 2018 Aventador S Roadster. The S suffix is the key here, and it denotes improvements to several areas of the car...
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2020 Bentley Flying Spur spy shots

2020 Bentley Flying Spur spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-MedienBentley is updating its Continental range, starting with the GT coupe, then moving on to the GT Convertible. After that comes the related Flying Spur sedan, which is likely due some time in 2019, as a 2020 model. For the first time, we have spy shots of the next Flying Spur in action and they give us what at first glance appears to be a very good...
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2019 Bentley Continental Flying Spur spy shots

2019 Bentley Flying Spur spy shotsBentley is updating its Continental range, starting with the GT coupe, then moving on to the GT convertible. After that comes the Flying Spur sedan, which is likely due some time in 2019. For the first time, we have spy shots of the next Flying Spur in action and they give us what at first glance appears to be a very good look at the car. However...
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Mercedes-AMG teases sinister Project One hypercar before Frankfurt debut

Mercedes-AMG Project One TeaserMercedes-AMG has shown us the engine and suspension of its Project One hypercar, and now we get the first teaser shot of the body. Holy Pete, this thing is going to look evil! The Project One is basically going to be a race car for the street. The engine is confirmed as a turbocharged 1.6-liter V-6 from the company's Formula 1 program aided by...
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