Audi may bring its rear-wheel-drive R8 to the US as a 2021 model

The rear-wheel drive Audi R8 went from a limited edition to a permanent fixture in the lineup, but it is not currently sold in the United States. That may be about to change.

EPA fuel-economy listings show the rear-wheel drive Audi R8 as a 2021 model. Listings for “2WD” versions of the 2021 R8 coupe and Spyder appear online alongside the all-wheel drive models. An EPA listing doesn’t necessarily mean a model will come but it’s a pretty good indicator.

We reached out to Audi for comment, and a spokesman declined to make a statement.

In case you were wondering, the EPA listings show slightly better gas mileage for the rear-wheel drive variants. The rear-wheel drive models are both listed at 17 mpg combined (14 mpg city, 23 mpg highway), compared to 16 mpg combined (13 mpg city, 20 mpg highway) for the all-wheel drive models.

Note that this is

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Morgan built its last steel chassis after 84 years

After 84 years of nearly continuous production, Morgan has built its last steel-chassis car. All Morgan sports cars will now use the bonded-aluminum CX-Generation chassis introduced in March 2019.

The steel ladder-frame chassis was introduced in 1936 and has remained in production ever since, except for production stoppages during World War II and the coronavirus pandemic, Morgan said in a press release Tuesday.

The chassis was first used on the Morgan 4-4, so named because it was the British automaker’s first model with both four cylinders and four wheels. Up to that point, all Morgan vehicles had been 3-wheelers (the company still makes a 3-wheeler).

While it underwent modifications over its lifetime, the same basic chassis underpinned most Morgan sports cars over the next eight decades, accommodating V-6 and V-8 engines, as well as rear seats. Prior to 2019, the only Morgan sports cars that didn’t use this chassis were

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Toyota to restart production on 2000GT parts

Toyota will reproduce and sell parts for the 2000GT sports car through its Gazoo Racing (GR) division. Parts will be sold both in Toyota’s home country of Japan and overseas, the automaker said in a press release Monday.

Launched in 1967, the 2000GT is one of Toyota’s earliest performance cars, and one of its rarest. Just 337 were built before production ended in 1970. Designed in collaboration with Yamaha, the 2000GT was powered by a 2.0-liter DOHC inline-6, which propelled the sports car to a top speed of 136 mph. It sported magnesium alloy wheels, radial tires, and four-wheel disc brakes, features that modern drivers take for granted but were fairly advanced for a road car of the period.

All production 2000GTs were coupes, but two convertibles were made specifically for the James Bond movie “You Only Live Twice” because, legend has it, Sean Connery was too tall to fit

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Lamborghini yacht is the supercar of the seas

Lamborghini has teamed up with the Italian Sea Group to launch a yacht inspired by supercars. Deliveries are scheduled to begin in 2021.

The new yacht is called Tecnomar for Lamborghini 63, in reference to the automaker’s 1963 founding, and it borrows styling elements from a number Lamborghini cars. The Y-shaped bow lights reference the Terzo Millenio concept and Sian, while the instrument panel was designed to replicate the feel of a car’s cockpit, Lamborghini said in a press release.

The yacht can also be customized through Lamborghini’s Ad Personam program. The automaker said a variety of exterior color and livery options will be available, although only two options will be offered for the interior.

Tecnomar for Lamborghini 63 yacht

The yacht is powered by a pair of MAN V-12 engines, allowing for a top speed of 60 knots (69 mph). Thanks to carbon fiber construction, the 63-foot yacht

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2020 Dodge Challenger SRT Super Stock, 2021 Ford F-150, Mansory LeMansory: This Week’s Top Photos

Dodge unleashed a new version of its Challenger muscle car that packs a heady 807 horsepower. It features many of the mods from 2018’s Challenger SRT Demon, but unlike the drag special the new Super Stock isn’t a limited edition. It’s available for 2020 and will continue to be available for 2021.

2021 Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat

Folks with families can also join in on the fun because Dodge has also added a new Durango SRT Hellcat for 2021. The fast family hauler packs the same engine as the Super Stock, the familiar Hellcat 6.2-lighter supercharged V-8, though it’s been tuned to deliver 710 hp in this particular application.

2021 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Redeye

2021 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat Redeye

Dodge also gave its Charger a power boost. The muscle sedan in wide-body guise has a new SRT Hellcat Widebody Redeye edition complete with 797 hp.

2021 Ford F-150

2021 Ford F-150

Ford unveiled a new

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2021 Audi Q5, 2021 Porsche Cayenne GTS, 2021 Dodge Durango SRT Hellcat: The Week In Reverse

Audi updated its Q5 for 2021, we slid behind the wheel of the 2021 Porsche Cayenne GTS, and Dodge launched the new 2021 Durango SRT Hellcat. It’s the Week in Reverse, right here at Motor Authority.

Audi’s popular Q5 crossover SUV was given an update. The exterior hasn’t changed much because this update is all about the interior, where buyers are treated with better materials and an up-to-date infotainment system.

Dodge has added a new Durango SRT Hellcat for 2021. The fast family hauler packs the familiar 6.2-lighter supercharged V-8 which has been tuned here to deliver 710 horsepower and 645 pound-feet of torque.

Dodge also added a new Challenger SRT Super Stock—a street-legal drag special for anyone who missed out on the Demon. Unlike the Demon, the 807-hp Super Stock isn’t a limited edition. It’s available for 2020 and will continue to be available for

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