Ruf Yellowbird, Ford GT MKII, GM patent: Car News Headlines

Ruf Yellowbird, Ford GT MKII, GM patent: Car News Headlines

The 1987 Ruf CTR, famously dubbed the Yellowbird, made our list of the top 100 cars that matter. Based on a reskinned 930-generation Porsche 911 Carrera 3.2, the Yellowbird was reworked to cut weight and the engine was bored out to 3.4 liters. The result was a world-beating supercar with 469 hp and 408 lb-ft of torque.

A 2022 Ford GT MK II is headed to Mecum’s Indianapolis auction in May. The track-only variant of Ford’s supercar was limited to a 45-car production run and each cost $1.2 million. The car is number 12 and it has seen just eight hours and 332 miles of use, according to the listing.

General Motors filed for a patent that would use autonomous car systems to teach student drivers. The system would replace driving instructors and use AI fed by sensors and control inputs to provide real-time feedback to students. The idea is to lower the cost of driver training and make scheduling easier for students.

You’ll find these stories and more in today’s car news, right here at Motor Authority.

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