Ford released the official output numbers for the new 2020 Mustang Shelby GT500 and its 5.2-liter supercharged V8 today. Delivering a heart stopping 760-horsepower, and 625 pound-feet of torque, Ford says the engine is the most power and torque dense supercharged V8 engine in the world. We can’t wait to see the most powerful street-legal Ford ever built up close and personal soon.
Toyota GAZOO Racing dropped a surprise video yesterday showing track testing is already underway on the new GR Super Sports concept. The new car will run in the FIA World Endurance Championship’s new Hypercar class in the 2020-2021 season.
The new Hypercar regulations require road going versions of the race car, and Toyota is already developing the street going version of the GR Super Sport. Though Toyota hasn’t said much about the clip above, it’s very clear that they are already well underway with intensive track testing.
More about the 2020 Hypercar regulations can be found in the FIA WEC video below.
Aston Martin announced today that its latest hypercar, formerly codenamed the AM-RB 003, has officially been named the Aston Martin Valhalla. This new hypercar is the second in Aston Martin’s lineup to be a collaboration with Red Bull Advanced Technologies, after the Aston Martin Valkyrie.
Aston Martin say that the Valhalla will continue the tradition of ‘V’ cars, which can trace back to 1951 when the Vantage designation was used for high performance variants of the DB2.
More details on the Aston Martin Valhalla to follow.
Porsche has pulled the covers off the new 2020 Porsche 718 Boxster Spyder and 718 Cayman GT4.
Both of the top-spec 718 models are equipped with a new normally aspirated 4.0-liter flat-six producing 414-horsepower at a screaming 7,600 rpm and 310 lb-ft of torque between 5,000-6,800 rpm. It’s important to note that this is not the same 4.0-liter flat-six that is found in the current 911 GT3, but actually is loosely based on the 9A2 from the 991.2 911 Carrera.
While other manufacturers are thinning their lineups of sedans, citing reduced buyer demand for the long-time garage staple, Nissan is bucking that trend by going all-in on sedans and pumping out new or refined cars throughout the lineup. Nissan’s flagship sedan, the Maxima, received the facelift treatment for the 2019 model year, and includes several refinements inside and out.
Hawaii is my happy place, and somewhere I will try to get to as often as I can. Since 2007, I’ve always rented Jeep Wranglers when visiting the islands. Sure there are more comfortable rides available, but why would you want anything else but a Jeep when half the islands are unimproved dirt roads with lots of off-road fun?