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Hennessey’s Demon, Milan Red, $5.5M worth of cars crushed: The Week In Reverse

Hennessey unleashed its 1,035-horsepower Dodge Demon; an Austrian startup wants to take on the world with a new supercar; and $5.5 million worth of cars were crushed in the Philippines. It's the Week in Reverse, right here at Motor Authority. For those who feel the Dodge Challenger SRT Demon's 840 horsepower simply isn't enough, there's the Hennessey...

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Member of VW’s ID electric car family could receive R treatment

Volkswagen is working on a family of electric cars, members of which have been previewed by the ID series of concept cars. The good news is that electrification and performance aren't mutually exclusive at VW, as was demonstrated recently by the automaker's ID R electric time attack special, which in June set a new Pikes Peak International Hill Climb...

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Prodrive chief wants to build an amphibious car

Prodrive, the Britain-based company known for building race cars and most recently supporting Subaru's record-setting run up the Transfăgărășan highway, has aquatic plans in its future. The company's boss, David Richards, wants to build an amphibious car. Richards said so in an Autocar report published Thursday after he acquired a Watercar Panther. The...

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Bear destroys roof of Shelby-signed Cobra in search of cookies

When a bear senses something to eat, there's little that can stop it, including the original roof of a 1965 289 Shelby Cobra signed by Carroll Shelby. Hagerty's Tom Cotter, who hosts the "Barn Find Hunter" video series, learned that the hard way during a multi-day trip across Alaska. The insurance company said Cotter stayed overnight in...

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Watch $5.5M worth of smuggled cars get crushed

Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has instituted a crackdown on crime and smuggled vehicles. The latest casualty was a group of 76 luxury cars and performance vehicles. A video shows Duterte watching in a white hard hat as bulldozers and construction equipment rolled over the cars Monday, which included Lamborghinis, Porsches, Ford Mustangs, and high-end...

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This man loves VW Golfs so much, he owns 114 of them

Do you have a favorite car? Are you fortunate enough to own it? Josef Juza has a favorite car and it's the Volkswagen Golf. He doesn't own just one, however. Juza currently owns 114 Volkswagen Golfs. “When I sat in a Golf for the first time I just had the feeling that this car had been built for me alone," he said in a statement. "The seat position...

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Kia recalls Sunset Yellow Stingers to respray cracked paint

Owners of Sunset Yellow Kia Stingers at this point are likely aware of chipping and cracking paint finishes, and the brand has acknowledged the problem and will remedy the situation. First reported by Australian publication Car Advice last month, Kia confirmed it will recall all Stingers finished in the beaming yellow hue for repainting. A Kia spokesman has...

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Lynk & Co. reveals 03 sedan

Lynk & Co. has unveiled its third model, a compact sedan called the 03. It joins the 01 and 02 compact SUVs in Lynk & Co.'s expanding lineup and will hit Chinese showrooms late this year. It makes its debut in September at the Chengdu auto show. Lynk & Co. first burst on the scene in 2016 with the 01 and followed it up this year with the 02, and...

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2019 Buick Regal offered with upmarket Avenir trim

Buick's Regal Sportback is a fuel-efficient mid-size liftback that exudes quality and style but skips the premium price tag. For the 2019 model year, the car receives Buick's upmarket Avenir trim, helping to further bridge the gap with its luxury brand alternatives. The Regal Sportback, which is actually a rebadged Opel Insignia (the two even share the same...

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New website connects professional racing coaches with enthusiasts

Want to rent a house in Michigan for the weekend? No problem, go to AirBnB and in a few clicks can have you in a lovely cottage on a lake. Looking to find a professional racing coach to sit right-seat during a track day or to help with launch timing at the dragstrip? A new website called MotorsportsCoach.com is launching to help connect professional racing...

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