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Elon Musk, 2019 Audi RS 5 Sportback, 2020 Cadillac XT4: The Week In Reverse

Elon Musk and Tesla continued to make headlines; we got our first taste of the 2019 Audi RS5 Sportback; and the 2020 Cadillac XT4 was spied. It's the Week in Reverse, right here at Motor Authority. The circus surrounding Tesla and its CEO Elon Musk continued as the SEC issued subpoenas, it came to light that Musk surprised the board with his tweet floating...

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Microlino modern Isetta already has 7,200 orders

Two brothers from Switzerland in 2016 presented an electric city car whose design was inspired by the iconic Isetta—right down to the front-mounted door. Called the Microlino, the car is the result of Oliver and Merlin Ouboter's desire to free up space in cities and promote environmentally friendly mobility in a way that's “fun and cool.”...

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Netflix is hitting the gas on "original" automotive content

Netflix has announced that it's dipping its proverbial toe more deeply into the water that is automotive television. This means two new shows and a third, "Fastest Car," that is getting renewed for a second season. More automotive content is great for car fans, but while Netflix may be offering original content, the ideas aren't original. One new show...

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Order the 2019 VW Golf R in 1 of 40 custom colors

Volkswagen will unveil a new generation of the Golf next year, the nameplate's eighth, but it might be some time still until the car's R variant is introduced. The good news is that the current Golf R is still a top option for buyers looking for a fast daily driver. And for the 2019 model year, VW is letting buyers add a custom touch: one of 40 bespoke...

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Audi Sport boss Michael-Julius Renz talks racing, competition, Formula E

Audi Sport's two-year-old headquarters in Neckarsulm, Germany, is an imposing complex of handling circuits, skidpads, and windows that cast light onto every nook, cranny, and crevice of the automaker's high-performance cars. Chief Michael-Julius Renz combs the grounds daily after taking over this year for Bugatti-bound boss Stephan Winkelmann. There's a...

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Elon Musk says talks with Saudis led him to tweet "funding secured"

Tesla [NYSE: TSLA] CEO Elon Musk provided insight Monday behind his "funding secured" comment made last week when he floated the idea of taking the automaker private. Musk released a statement on Tesla's blog and wrote the sovereign wealth fund of Saudi Arabia approached him multiple times in the last two years to discuss taking Tesla private. The Saudis...

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Ford’s baby Bronco will share platform with Focus

Ford is working on a small SUV with rugged looks to rival the Jeep Renegade, with the company releasing the above teaser shot back in March. With a new Bronco on the way to join it in a two-prong challenge against Jeep, many have started calling the new small SUV the baby Bronco. Maverick or Timberline might end up as the vehicle's actual name judging by...

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Report: SEC inquired about Elon Musk’s tweet regarding taking TSLA private

The Internet and financial industry weren't the only ones to take notice Tuesday when Tesla CEO [NYSE: TSLA] Elon Musk took to Twitter floating the idea of taking the automaker private. The Wall Street Journal reported Wednesday that SEC investigators could be looking into a variety of violations such as artificially raising the automaker's value via the...

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