“The Batman” Batmobile, 2021 GMC Syclone, 2022 Genesis G70: The Week In Reverse

The latest Batmobile has been fully revealed; the 2021 GMC Syclone is ready to rock; and the 2022 Genesis G70 was spied. It’s the Week in Reverse, right here at Motor Authority.

Matt Reeves, director of the “The Batman,” took to Twitter to reveal the latest Batmobile. With looks akin to a mid-engine retro muscle car, the latest Batmobile is black with red lighting. Production of the movie was interrupted by the coronavirus and it’s now set to reach theaters in October 2021.

Bentley built the final L-Series V-8 engine. After 51 years in production, the iconic 6.75-liter V-8 has been put to rest alongside the Mulsanne. All 36,000 examples of the L-Series V-8 were hand-built, and current versions required 15 hours from start to finish. Bentley will now use more-modern twin-turbo V-8s and W-12s, along with forthcoming plug-in hybrid powertrains, to power its vehicles.

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Jay Leno shows off his all-original 1957 Imperial

Cars may seem big today, but they were absolutely massive back in the day. Case in point is this early Imperial which was showcased on a recent episode of “Jay Leno’s Garage.”

It’s from 1957, which was the first year for the second-generation Imperial. Sure, there were many earlier Imperials, but these were Chryslers. Starting from 1955, Chrysler made Imperial its own brand and it lasted as a standalone brand right up until 1983.

Unlike many cars from the era, Leno’s Imperial is an all-original example. Yes, that’s the paint the car left the factory.

The engine is a Hemi 6.4-liter V-8, i.e. the hot-rodder’s favorite, and according to Leno’s it’s putting out around 325 horsepower.

Interestingly, this particular year for the Imperial saw the nameplate reach its zenith, at least in terms of sales. According to Leno, 36,000 of them were sold. It was well short of Cadillac’s

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2021 VW Arteon and new Arteon Shooting Brake to debut June 24

Volkswagen’s Arteon is about to come in for a subtle facelift, and included in the range this time will be a wagon, plug-in hybrid, and high-performance Arteon R.

Sadly, only one of those new options is expected to reach the United States…the hybrid.

We should have more details soon as VW will unveil its updated Arteon on June 24. It will arrive in showrooms later in the year as a 2021 model.

Teaser sketches reveal the look of the updated Arteon and new Arteon wagon, which VW calls the Arteon Shooting Brake.

Teaser for 2021 Volkswagen Arteon Shooting Brake debuting June 24, 2020

From spy shots of prototypes, we know the styling tweaks will be minor, consisting of a new grille with fewer horizontal slats, a new front fascia, and slightly revised taillights.

More substantial updates are planned for the interior, including a new dash design with a

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F1 organizers confirm first 8 races of revised 2020 calendar

The 2020 Formula One World Championship was set to host a record 22 rounds but then the Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic came and threw a spanner in the works.

The start of the season has been postponed to July and organizers are reshuffling things in order to get the most rounds possible before the year is out. However, they already announced Tuesday dates for the first eight rounds of the revised 2020 calendar, which will be closed to the public for safety reasons.

Due to the uncertainty caused by the pandemic, dates for additional rounds will be finalized in the coming weeks. Organizers are confident however that we’ll get between 15 and 18 rounds before the completion of the season in December.

As announced in April, the season will kick off with the Austrian Grand Prix in Spielberg, Austria, on July 5. A second round in Austria will be held

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2021 Porsche 911 Targa 4S Heritage Design has throwback looks, extremely modern price

Porsche practically wrote the playbook on how to win a Beverly Hills driveway throwdown.

The 2021 Porsche 911 Targa 4S Heritage Design is just the latest chapter. For $181,950, including destination, the new 911 Targa 4S Heritage Design is the first of four special editions coming from the German automaker, and is limited to a run of 992 examples. (The limited run figure is borrowed from the internal model series designation for the current-generation 911.)

2021 Porsche 911 Targa 4S Heritage Design

Meant to celebrate the late 1950s and early 1960s 356s—not any specific model, exactly—the first heritage 911 Targas is painted in Cherry Metallic, Guards Red, black, or silver. Gold badges adorn each car’s exterior, including a serialized badge inside, and a special-edition badge on the hood will be an expensive, but necessary, flex that recalls a similar badge given to 356 owners with 100,000 km on the clock.

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Deep dive: Volkswagen GTI history

The recipe is familiar. Take a front-wheel-drive economy and add some spice. That’s how the Volkswagen Golf GTI reinvented the affordable performance car.

With the eighth-generation GTI on the way, VW delved into the car’s origin story.

In 1974, a handful of staffers hatched a plan (no pun intended) for a sporty Golf model, with no official sanctioning from management. The car that became the GTI Mk I started development under the codename EA 195, and was built around a fuel-injected engine making 110 horsepower. Before settling on the name GTI, TS and GTS were also considered. Chief designer Herbert Schäfer—an avid golfer—created one of the car’s signature features by attaching a golf ball to the shift lever.

The Mk I debuted at the 1975 Frankfurt Motor Show, and went on sale in Europe in June 1976. Unsure of demand, VW originally capped production at 5,000 units—just enough to recoup

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