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Hellephant engine, 2020 Toyota Supra, 2018 McLaren 570S Spider: The Week In Reverse

Hellephant crate engine Mopar let the Hellephant out of the box; Toyota confirmed the 2020 Supra’s debut; and we took a spin in the 2018 McLaren 570S Spider. It’s the Week in Reverse, right here at Motor Authority. Mopar brought back the 426-cubic inch Hemi V-8 known as the “elephant engine” this week, only this time it’s supercharged with bits from the Demon and Hellcat. Dubbed the “Hellephant,” the crate engine has 1,000 horsepower and 950 pound-feet of torque. It goes on sale in the first quarter of 2019. BMW…

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Jaguar Land Rover develops tech to combat motion sickness

2019 Jaguar XE Future Jaguar and Land Rover vehicles will help passengers avoid motion sickness as the brands announced on Wednesday that new research has helped engineers understand how to keep nausea at bay while traveling.  The brands’ motion-sickness research has helped create an algorithm to gauge the condition of passengers in the car. A “wellness score” takes many variables into account and provides a final determination to understand when passengers begin to feel sick. Biometric sensors record physiological signals, which a system analyzes alongside motion and dynamics data. JLR…

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2021 Mercedes-Maybach GLS spy shots

Mercedes-Benz is working on a redesign for its GLS (formerly the GL-Class), and this time around there will be an ultra-luxurious Mercedes-Maybach model to challenge the Bentley Bentayga, Rolls-Royce Cullinan and potentially something from Aston Martin’s rived Lagonda brand. Talk of the Maybach GLS dates back to 2014, and now the first prototypes have surfaced. They were spotted recently exiting Mercedes’ main test center in Germany. The Maybach GLS will share its body and lights with the regular GLS but will feature a unique grille with vertical slats. The Maybach…

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Ken Block teases new Ford Escort RS, plans for world tour

Ken Block teases new Ford Escort RS rally car After the tragic loss of Ken Block’s original Ford Escort RS Group A rally racer, the rally all-star has teased its successor: another Escort RS. Block took to Facebook on Wednesday to tease the upcoming Escort RS build and announced preparations for a world tour in 2019. He plans to take his latest car across the globe to compete in his favorite rally stages and potentially a few Gymkhana demos, too. The original Escort RS was a total loss after Block…

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