We drove the 2017 Porsche 911; someone crashed a McLaren 650S almost immediately; and we spied the 2018 Audi Q5. It’s the Week in Reverse, right here on Motor Authority.
It’s no secret cars have grown over the years, both in mass and complexity. Ford has just highlighted this fact by doing a side- by-side of the 1965 Mustang and 2015 Mustang. You might call then fat and phat.
Our photographer’s spotted the upcoming 2018 Audi Q5. The second-generation Q5 looks like a 2/3 version of the new Q7, which isn’t a bad thing. The new Q5 is expected in local showrooms next year as a 2018 model and will likely be unveiled this coming auto show season.
We drove the new 2017 Porsche 911. Like the 911 before it, and the one before that, it looks similar to the previous 911s, but it’s what’s under the sheet metal that counts. Now powered by a turbocharged flat-six, the 911 has more torque and higher mileage ratings than before. Does that ruin its soul? We found out.
Tesla’s now targeting 90,000 Model S and Model X vehicles this year for production, and up to 500,000 units—including the upcoming Model E—by 2018. If that doesn’t seem ambitious enough, the Silicon Valley automaker predicts production of up to a million cars by 2020.
Crashing a supercar is bad enough, but crashing a new supercar after owning it for less time than it probably took to finance the thing? That’s exactly what happened to a man form the United Kingdom as he wrecked a new McLaren 650S, 10 minutes after taking delivery.