Last Week's Car News in Pictures
5 April 2021 to 10 April 2021
The Toyota GR 86, developed in conjunction with the Subaru BRZ, has arrived to replace the Toyota 86, formerly known as the GT86. Under the hood lies a 2.4-liter naturally-aspirated flat-four sending 232bhp and 184 pound-feet of torque to the rear wheels through either a six-speed manual or automatic transmission. It will accelerate from 0 to 60 MPH in 6.3 seconds. A limited-slip differential, Michelin Pilot Sport 4S tires, and a seven-inch digital gauge cluster are standard (18cm). Pricing has not been announced.
This is the 2024 GMC Hummer EV SUV, which is the SUV version of the pickup. The first model to arrive is the loaded Edition 1, which comes with 22-inch wheels (56cm) and road tires. Opting for the Extreme Off-Road package adds 18-inch wheels with 35-inch off-road tires (37s are optional), as well as underbody armor and heavy-duty half shafts (46, 89, 94 cm). Three electric motors producing 830bhp and 11,500 pound-feet of torque allow for a 3.5-second 0-60 time; a two-motor EV2 will arrive later, receiving 625bhp and taking 4 seconds to go from 0-60 MPH. Three-motor models will manage a 300-mile range, whilst two-motor models will manage 250 miles (483, 402 km). Pricing starts at $79,995 (£57,876/€67,418).
New Turin-based supercar company FV Frangivento has revealed the Sorpasso. It will receive all-wheel-drive and a V10 engine; the Stradale (shown) will be naturally aspirated and develop 602bhp, whilst the GTXX will be supercharged, develop 799bhp, sprint from 0 to 62 MPH in 2.9 seconds, and reach a top speed of 214 MPH (344 KPH). FV promises first deliveries to Monaco and the United Arab Emirates by the end of July.
The Mercedes-Benz CLS has been updated for the 2022 model year with mild exterior updates, a new steering wheel, and more available interior and exterior colors. Gone are the Mercedes-AMG CLS53 and rear-wheel-drive models in the US, leaving the CLS450 4Matic as the only model. However, Europeans gain the CLS300d 2.0-liter diesel mild hybrid, which generates 261bhp, accelerates from 0-62 MPH in 6.4 seconds, and reaches a top speed of 155 MPH. Pricing has not been announced.
Škoda has added an appearance package to the Octavia dubbed SportLine, which brings unique exterior and interior detailing, sports seats and steering wheel, and Dynamic Chassis Control as an option. Interior pictures have not been released, nor has the price.
The DS 9 will start at £40,615 when it reaches British dealers in May 2021 ($55,796/€46,823).