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$263K Ram 1500, 2020 Chevrolet Corvette, 2020 Mustang Shelby GT500: Top Stories Of 2018

Aznom Atulux coach-built pickup truck From a $263,000 Ram 1500 pickup truck and the mid-engine 2020 Chevrolet Corvette to the upcoming 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500, Motor Authority published thousands of stories in 2018. Some were funny, some were sad, and some were just bizarre, but 10 stories really rose above the rest with readers. As we say so-long to 2018 and prepare for a new year full of luxury and performance vehicle news, here are MA’s top 10 stories of 2018 ranked from least to most popular. 10. Mercedes-Benz…

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Mid-engine Corvette may sport intelligent power doors

Mid-engine C8 Corvette power door patent The mid-engine C8 Corvette could feature some nifty power doors if a new patent sheds any light on the feature. First published to the MidEngineCorvette Forum and reported by The Drive last Friday, the patent describes trick power doors for the driver and passenger to take advantage of. While power doors aren’t new in concept, the patent for the mid-engine Corvette takes them a step further.  They won’t mimic doors found on other supercars like Ferrari or Lamborghini, but they will house a motor…

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2020 Porsche 718 Boxster Spyder spy shots and video

Porsche’s 718 Boxster and Cayman received the GTS treatment for 2018, but this doesn’t represent the end of the road for performance tuning of Porsche’s entry-level sports car. The German sports car marque is currently working on the next rung up the ladder, the new 718 Boxster Spyder and Cayman GT4. Previously thought to be arriving for 2019—instead we got the tamer 718 Boxster and Cayman T—the cars should now arrive for 2020, meaning a debut some time next year. Shown here is a prototype for the Boxster Spyder. It’s…

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2019 Volvo S60 preview

Volvo has a redesigned S60 on its hands, and the small luxury sedan has the distinction of being the first Volvo made here in the United States. Production takes place at a new plant in Charleston, South Carolina, which from 2021 will also be responsible for a redesigned XC90. Volvo didn’t pull any surprises regarding the design, as the new S60 resembles a scaled-down version of the S90, just like the redesigned Volvo V60 (shown below), which also arrives for 2019, resembles a scaled-down V90. Up front is the Thor’s…

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4 ways the 2019 Porsche Cayenne moves upmarket

It looked like heresy when Porsche released its first SUV in 2002, but it turned out to be a brilliant move. The Cayenne quickly took the mantle as the brand’s best-seller, and it became an adage that the Cayenne enabled Porsche to keep building sports cars. The move also turned out to be prophetic. While BMW and Mercedes had already offered SUVs, the Porsche was something more. The concept of an SUV from an ultra-luxury brand hadn’t been considered until then, and now brands such as Bentley, Lamborghini, Maserati, and…

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Ford’s legendary rally racer, the Escort, turns 50

There are only a handful of cars that have reached legendary status thanks to their participation in rally racing, but perhaps chief among them is the Ford Escort. And this year marks the nameplate’s 50th anniversary as the original made its debut in 1968. Immediately, the car found success in motorsport and clinched numerous championship wins. In the FIA-sanctioned World Rally Championship, the Escort claimed victory in 20 rounds from 1975 through 1981 with the second-generation car. The first-gen car was no stranger to success, either, and made a name for…

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McLaren shows off Speedtail design themes so no two cars look alike

McLaren will build 106 examples of its forthcoming supercar, the Speedtail, and not one of them will be like the other. The company will offer nearly endless options to personalize the car for each buyer. To help customers juice their creative muscles, McLaren released a small design collection to showcase the possibilities on Friday. Six photos show off company-curated examples of Speedtails with personalized themes called “Stratosphere,” “Astral,” and “Bloodline.” Each theme is part of a collection in the Colours & Materials Inspiration Story that McLaren sent to customers to…

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2020 Toyota Supra leaked, again

The 2020 Toyota Supra simply can’t wait for its formal debut in January at the 2019 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. Two new images of the car were posted on Friday on the Supra MKV forum, and they completely reveal the new sports car in a bright shade of red. There’s now nothing left to wonder about in regard to how the new Supra looks. A photo showing the rear end of an undisguised version of Toyota’s reborn Supra surfaced on Monday. It also appeared on the Supra…

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2020 Toyota Supra, 2020 Cadillac Escalade, Porsche Taycan: The Week In Reverse

2020 Toyota Supra leak – Image via Supra MKV forum The 2020 Toyota Supra leaked again; the 2020 Cadillac Escalade ESV stepped out in front of the camera in new spy photos; new details surfaced on Porsche’s upcoming Taycan electric sedan. It’s the Week in Reverse, right here on Motor Authority. In yet another major leak of the 2020 Toyota Supra, we were treated to complete front and rear three-quarter views of the car. The leak followed previous spoilers that showed off the Supra’s front end and rear end. The…

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Porsche counts down its top 5 fanciest seat patterns

The saying, “they don’t make ’em like they used to” certainly applies here. In the latest installment of Porsche’s “Top 5” series, the brand looked back on its five fanciest seat patterns put into production. Right away, the nostalgic feelings wash over us with the Porsche 928 S. The 1983 model features maroon-red leather upholstery with white stripes in the seat cushions. The same maroon color stretches to the dashboard and other interior elements and is properly fancy, as Porsche describes it here. Moving right along, we arrive at the…

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