April 2023

Lucid begins road testing Gravity with ‘greater electric range than any SUV'

(May 1, 2023) NEWARK, Calif. — Lucid Motors, which has earned numerous awards for its Lucid Air sedan, including a 2023 World Luxury Car Award, has announced that its upcoming Lucid Gravity SUV has entered a new phase of development, now testing on public roads throughout the U.S. prior to its expected 2024 launch.

Hagerty Marketplace brings Retro Motors Collection online

(April 29, 2023) TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. — Hagerty, an automotive lifestyle brand and a leading specialty insurance provider, has announced the offering of Hagerty Marketplace online auction’s first private collection sale. The recently launched platform allows members and enthusiasts to buy and sell automobiles through a trusted, easy-to-use system. The Retro Motors Collection comprises over 30 cars largely from the 1950s through today, with a focus on American muscle and high-powered European sports cars. 

Aston Martin Works gives owners chance to purchase major components

(April 29, 2023) Aston Martin Works is announcing the availability for the first time in decades of new major components, including gearboxes and engine blocks, for some of the brand’s most iconic sports cars. Working with trusted suppliers the team at the heritage home of the world-renowned British car maker has developed entirely new engine blocks, cylinder heads, gearboxes and other major components  — all painstakingly built to original manufacturer specifications — which are now being made available to owners of DB4, DB5, DB6 and certain V8 models from the 1960s and 1970s.  

Stellantis announces winners of 11th annual Drive for Design contest

(April 28, 2023) AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — The future of automotive design is looking even more innovative thanks to three young designers who were recently selected as the finalists in the 11th annual Stellantis Drive for Design competition. Grand-prize winner Rocco Morales is a previous Drive for Design contest winner who finished first in 2022 and second in 2021.

2024 McLaren 750S — Peak supercar performance, pure exhilaration

(April 28, 2023) With the new 750S, McLaren defines a new benchmark for supercar performance and driver exhilaration. The lightest and most powerful series-production McLaren, the new V8-engined, rear-wheel drive 750S — which is available in coupe and convertible form — is unashamedly a supercar for the purist. 

The first affordable automobile

A collection of Model T and Model A Fords was discovered in an Arizona scrap yard this winter. The Model T was the first mass produced car, and in its last year in 1927 could be purchased for as low as $360 (equivalent to $5,616 in current dollars). The Model T finally gave way to the more modern Model A in 1928. Ford produced 15 million Model T cars and trucks from 1908 through 1927.
(Photo by Jim Prueter)

2024 Mercedes E-Class — A bridge between tradition and digitalization

(April 27, 2023) A redesigned midsize Mercedes-Benz sedan arrives in the U.S. in late 2023 with new styling and the latest version of the MBUX infotainment system. Pricing was not disclosed. Mercedes will ditch the coupe and convertible body styles with the new generation. AMG variants could arrive in the future.

Dodge celebrates HEMI Day with helicopter-drop reveal

(April 27, 2023) AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — To celebrate HEMI Day on April 26, the Dodge brand  launched a 22-minute video, “Dodge Demon 170: Devil in the Details,” capturing the stunning reveal of the 1,025-horsepower Dodge Challenger SRT Demon 170 in Las Vegas last month. Dodge owners, fans and enthusiasts learned how the epic stunt came to life at Las Vegas Motor Speedway on March 20.

New BMW i5 in dynamic summer testing

(April 27, 2023) The development process for the first-­ever BMW i5 is entering the home stretch with the fine­ tuning of its suspension control and driver assistance systems. Just a few weeks ahead of the BMW i5’s world premiere, it is clear the all ­electric version of the new BMW 5 Series sedan will deliver an outstanding driving experience.