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Dodge makes previously limited Gold Rush paint available on more Challengers

To celebrate 50 years since the launch of the original Challenger muscle car in 1969, Dodge last year introduced a special 50th anniversary version of the modern Challenger that was offered in a handful of retro colors, one of which was an exclusive hue called Gold Rush. Fans of the color can now order it on a 2021 Challenger, though only on the...

Motor Authority's Best Car To Buy 2021: Cars that didn't make the cut

Motor Authority's annual Best Car To Buy award is a knock-down, drag-out fight in which the year's new luxury and performance vehicles fight for supremacy. In a year like no other, the nominees range from sports cars and sport sedans to SUVs, pickup trucks, and luxury crossovers. This year's qualifiers cover a deep bench with new and returning...

Bentley plans exit from GT3 racing but remains open to new category, including Formula E

Bentley will end its participation in GT3 racing after the 2021 season, the automaker's motorsport chief has revealed. Bentley Director of Motorsport Paul William made the revelation in an interview with Motorsport published Thursday, where he also said Bentley remains committed to a motorsport future and is currently evaluating new options...

Audi adds plug-in hybrid tech to Q3 and Q3 Sportback

Audi on Thursday unveiled new plug-in hybrid versions of its Q3 and Q3 Sportback compact crossover SUVs. They arrive for the 2021 model year, though their availability in the United States is yet to be confirmed. There's a good chance we won't see them as Audi has already announced the 2021 Q3 range for our market. The new plug-in hybrid versions...

End of the road for Haynes printed repair manuals, the future is digital

Haynes Publishing will cease printing new versions of its iconic repair manuals as it shifts focus to digital publishing, the company announced Thursday. "Contrary to reports Haynes is not stopping printing Manuals," the company said in a tweet. "Whilst we will no longer publish new print Workshop Manuals, we will continue to print and publish our...

Japan reportedly plans to end sales of non-electrified cars by mid-2030s

Japan could become the next country to announce plans to phase out non-electrified cars. The Nikkei reported Thursday that Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry is considering banning sales of cars powered solely by internal-combustion engines by the mid-2030s and will meet with industry figures this month to discuss the matter. The...

The last Pontiac Fiero GT sold for $90,000 at auction

Back in early October, we reported on the consignment to GAA Classic Cars auction of the last 1988 Pontiac Fiero GT produced, and still in its pre-delivery plastic seat covers and driven only 582 miles. Auction completed, GAA reports the historic rear-engine two-seater sold for $90,000. GAA does not report overall sales total, but did say that 84...

Preview: 2021 Volkswagen Arteon arrives with new tech, new face, $38,190 starting price

Executives at Volkswagen are content on letting a low-volume, fastback sedan lead as the brand's flagship in the United States, at least for now. As such, VW's Arteon gets the automaker's newest infotainment technology, a light-up face, and premium audio for 2021. It also adds active driver-assistance features, wireless smartphone compatibility...

Ruf RCT Evo, Mercedes-Benz Maybach GLS, BMW X8: Today's Car News

Owners of any 964-generation Porsche 911 can have their car turned into the Ruf RCT of the 1990s thanks to a new restomod service from the German tuner. You'll get an air-cooled, turbocharged flat-6 just like in the original, along with modern upgrades of your choosing including a full carbon-fiber body. The Mercedes-Benz GLS is a posh ride but a...

This is probably McLaren's BC03 (Sabre) supercar

Patent drawings have surfaced and likely depict a bespoke supercar based on the McLaren Senna. The patent drawings are from a Japanese government website and were posted to the Taycan EV Forum (via Carscoops) by a member earlier this week. They show what's clearly a McLaren Senna with modified body work. It's possible we're looking at a bespoke...

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