Jay Leno drove the Darth Vader’s Hot Wheels special; Ford’s fitting the new GT supercar with Gorilla Glass; and Lamborghini put the new 2016 Huracán LP 580-2 on the track. It’s the Week in Reverse, right here on Motor Authority.
Jaguar announced it will join Formula E electric car racing just like Audi, DS, Mahindra, Renault, and Venturi. Participating in the series will hopefully help Jaguar accelerate development of its own electric cars. It’s believed to be working on an all-electric version of its new F-Pace crossover SUV.
The premiere of the new Star Wars movie, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, is finally here, and to celebrate Jay Leno slid behind the wheel of the Darth Vader Hot Wheels car. Built for Comic Con 2014, the concept is a 526-horsepower demon that sounds, and looks, the part.
Mercedes-Benz took the wraps off the SLK-replacing 2017 SLC. The two-door hardtop convertible features revised styling, an updated interior, and a new powertrain lineup. Look for its formal debut next month at the 2016 Detroit Auto Show.
The new Ford GT will be a technological marvel for the Blue Oval. With a high-output twin-turbo V-6 engine, seven-speed dual-clutch transmission, and carbon fiber body, it will be a true supercar. This week the automaker announced the GT will feature a Gorilla Glass hybrid windshield, which will be lighter, stronger, and more rigid than a normal glass windshield.
You’ve likely already read our first drive report on the new 2016 Lamborghini Huracán LP 580-2, and now the Italian automaker’s released a video showing just how fun this new bull is to drive—and slide—around the track. The new rear-wheel drive Lamborghini is the entry-level model in the automaker’s lineup, coming in at a reasonable $ 201,000. Can you say oversteer?
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