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2019 BMW 8-Series, 2021 Acura TLX Type S, Porsche Taycan: The Week In Reverse

We drove the 2019 BMW M850i xDrive convertible; the 2021 Acura TLX Type S broke cover; and the Porsche Taycan’s interior was revealed with touchscreen galore. It’s the Week in Reverse, right here on Motor Authority. What’s it like to pilot a flagship BMW convertible with 523 horsepower and price tag north of $130,000? We found out during our first drive review of the 2019 BMW M850i xDrive convertible. “Fast 9,” the latest installment in the “Fast and Furious” franchise, is going nostalgic with an orange 2020 Toyota Supra that…

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GMC trademark filing hints at possible return of the ZRX

Could a revival of GMC’s street-focused ZRX package be in the works for its Canyon pickup? A trademark application filed earlier in August suggests that such a project might be underway.  The filing, spotted by Autoguide, contains no sketches or specifications, leaving us to speculate as to what form a modern ZRX might take. Fortunately, we have a baseline guide in the form of the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2.  While the ZR2 targets the off-road niche (especially with the super-rugged Bison package), it still gives us a glimpse into how GMC…

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2020 Honda Civic Si gets revised looks, more standard tech

The popular Honda Civic Si sport compact gets a light refresh for the 2020 model year, Honda said on Wednesday. The revised 2020 Honda Civic Si, which will be available in both coupe and sedan configurations, goes on sale on September 6. The 2020 Civic Si wears revised styling that includes redesigned LED fog lights with gloss black surrounds, body-colored bumper accents and new LED headlights that boast a wider and longer light beam than before. The rear of the Civic Si has been updated with a new lower bumper…

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Porsche Taycan interior partially revealed, Apple Music comes standard

Over the last several months, the Porsche Taycan has been slowly dropping its exterior camouflage, giving us a good idea of what to expect on the styling front from the firm’s first-ever pure electric road car. But while it’s been happy to show off the Taycan’s exterior, Porsche has been reluctant to give us a glimpse of the sedan’s interior. However, that changed on Tuesday when Porsche issued a teaser image to announce the Taycan’s Apple Music integration. We’ll get to that Apple deal in a second, but first, let’s…

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Diez Concepts Jaguar E-Type Low-Drag Coupe is the latest reimagined classic

The concept of a vintage car with modern hardware is a popular one. Boutique builders like Singer and Icon have been selling reimagined versions of classics for years, and new companies are popping up all the time to fulfill growing demand. Diez Concepts is one such newcomer that’s hoping to carve out a niche in the reimagined classic car segment, and the company is doing so with a vehicle inspired by the one-off 1963 Jaguar E-Type Low Drag Coupe. 1963 Jaguar E-Type Low Drag Coupe OWL226 Introduced during last week’s…

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Porsche 911 Turbo joins Forza’s Lego expansion pack

Earlier this year the “Forza” racing series for the Microsoft Xbox console let racing fans live out their childhood fantasies by introducing “Forza Horizon 4 Lego Speed Champions,” an expansion pack for the popular video game that gave players the opportunity to drive some of their favorite cars in brick form. Forza’s initial lineup of Lego-ized cars was limited, but good. The expansion pack included blocky versions of the McLaren Senna, Ferrari F40 Competizione, and the 1967 Mini Cooper S Rally, but if you were a Porsche fan, you were…

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206-mph Drako GTE electric super sedan drops cover

Silicon Valley performance EV startup Drako Motors lifted the cover off of its upcoming GTE sport sedan on Friday at Monterey Car Week, giving us our first glimpse of the company’s vision for a four-door performance car with 1,200 horsepower. Yes, you read that correctly. Power comes from four permanent magnet hybrid synchronous motors each producing a peak 300 horsepower; each is mated to a direct-drive gearbox, which allows for advanced four-wheel torque vectoring. The juice is supplied by a 90-kilowatt-hour, 450-volt battery pack. The Drako GTE comes in two…

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Decision on Infiniti Q60 Project Black S production due by end of 2019

It’s been more than two years since we first laid eyes on the Infiniti Q60 Project Black S concept. You’d think that would be enough time for management to make a decision on production, but apparently it isn’t. Infiniti on Thursday provided an update on the gestation of the Q60 Project Black S and said a number of milestones have been reached but a decision on production is still forthcoming. The automaker said the decision should be made by the end of 2019. Infiniti Q60 Project Black S prototype Let’s…

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Original Bullitt Mustang heading to auction, could command millions

The 1968 Ford Mustang GT used in the filming of the 1968 motion picture “Bullitt,” long thought to be missing until it resurfaced just a couple years ago, is headed to auction early next year, giving both auto enthusiasts and film buffs the opportunity to own a special piece of movie history.  Th Highland Green GT is one of two cars that were used to film the Steve McQueen classic. The other, which was outfitted with a roll cage and used for the film’s gnarlier stunts, was consigned to the…

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Tesla scraps advanced air suspension planned for Model 3

Tesla CEO Elon Musk says the company has scrapped plans to offer an air-ride suspension on its Model 3 sedan. The announcement goes back on a promise made by the executive in 2017. On Sunday Musk took to Twitter to respond to a question about the availability of an air suspension for the company’s entry-level Model 3 sedan. Musk didn’t mince words, flatly stating that Tesla has “no plans to introduce air suspension on Model 3 at this time.” That Tweet is in stark contrast to another Twitter statement made…

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