Watch a 110-year-old Mercedes-Benz grand prix racer take on the Goodwood hill climb

1908 Mercedes-Benz grand prix racer at Goodwood Festival of SpeedMercedes-Benz and racing driver Ben Collings brought a treat to the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed: a Mercedes-Benz grand prix racer from 1908. The time capsule of a car offers a pretty extraordinary look at motorsport in the early 20th century, and it offered Goodwood attendees a rare chance to see and hear an early grand prix racer. Making all…

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Tesla is the first automaker to lose electric car federal tax credit

2018 Tesla Model SSoon, Tesla electric cars will cost up to $7,500 more as the automaker is first to reach the 200,000-vehicle threshold for federal tax credits. It means the tax incentives will enter a phase out period. Green Car Reports confirmed with Tesla Thursday that the automaker had passed the 200,000-car ceiling. As a quick refresher, the $7,500 credit…

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Animated film examines 1955 Le Mans tragedy

The start — actual photo (left) and animated movie versionThink for a moment about how many children were turned on to automotive culture by Pixar’s movie “Cars”, and then by that film’s successors. Might graphic novels and animated films be the way we educate our grandchildren and future generations to the lifestyle we so enjoy as car enthusiasts? Consider that in 2016, Swiss artist Sando…

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2020 Porsche Taycan, 2019 McLaren 600LT, ligthweight 911 by Singer: The Week In Reverse

964 Porsche 911 lightweight restoration by Singer and WilliamsThe 2020 Porsche Taycan was spotted undergoing testing; Singer and Williams Advanced Engineering debuted the 911-based Dynamics and Lightweighting Study; and McLaren detailed the new 600LT sports car. It’s the Week in Reverse, right here at ‘Motor Authority.’ The 2020 Porsche Taycan was spied undergoing testing on the Nürburgring. Turning…

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The 10 coolest rally cars of at the 2018 Goodwood Festival of Speed

Rally cars at the 2018 Goodwood Festival of SpeedLord March’s driveway wasn’t the only place to burn rubber in Southeastern England on sunny Friday. Carved into a densely wooded hill near Goodwood House, the anchor of a 12,000-acre estate that caters to car enthusiasts with the Festival of Speed, sits a mini rally stage. It’s a playground for rally drivers on their day off, and Motor Authority…

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Lamborghini Aventador, Veneno and Centenario recalled

Third Lamborghini Centenario US deliveryLamborghini is recalling 1,700 Aventador coupes and roadsters. The Italian automaker has discovered a gearbox issue that could lead to an engine stall. This recall also affects the special variations of the car, which means that Centenario and even Veneno owners are being hit with a recall notice. It turns out the seven-speed transmission in the…

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Tesla electric-car tax credits, Pininfarina electric-car brand, and best deals on green cars: Today’s Car News

2018 Tesla Model XTesla is the first automaker to reach the 200,000-car limit for federal electric-car tax credits. Pininfarina plans for a new line of exotic electric cars. And we have the best deals on plug-in, hybrid, and other fuel-efficient vehicles. All of this and more on Green Car Reports. Tesla delivered its 200,000th car this past week, which means the…

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Tesla electric-car tax credits, Pininfarina electric-car brand, and best deals on green cars: Today’s Car News

2018 Tesla Model XTesla is the first automaker to reach the 200,000-car limit for federal electric-car tax credits. Pininfarina plans for a new line of exotic electric cars. And we have the best deals on plug-in, hybrid, and other fuel-efficient vehicles. All of this and more on Green Car Reports. Tesla delivered its 200,000th car this past week, which means the…

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2019 Ferrari Portofino preview

2019 Ferrari PortofinoFerrari introduced the California in 2008 as a more accessible, more versatile offering, but the car was criticized for being heavy, underpowered and generally lacking focus, none of which should be a descriptor for a Prancing Horse. Rumor has it was originally meant to be a Maserati. Ferrari rectified the issue in 2014 with the addition of a…

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