Last Week's Car News in Pictures
14 June 2021 to 19 June 2021
Mercedes-AMG has updated the GT 4-door for 2022 with new wheel designs, three new color options (Spectral Blue Metallic, Spectral Blue Magno, and Cashmere White Magno), more upholstery choices, the addition of a new steering wheel, and the addition of a middle rear seat. Furthermore, the suspension has been reworked to deliver increased ride comfort without affecting the handling. There's also a new base model called the GT43, and it's powered by a turbocharged 3.0-liter I-6 mild hybrid engine that generates 362 horsepower and 369 pound-feet of torque. Finally, there are two new optional appearance packages: Night for the whole range, and Manufaktur Exclusive Edition for the GT53 only. Pricing has not been announced, but it will reach dealers before the end of the year.
New Italian company Pambuffetti has revealed their first car, the PJ-01. The powertrain is comprised of a 5.2-liter naturally-aspirated V10 paired to a 6-speed sequential transmission pumping out 820 horsepower. Pambuffetti claims that the 1,100-kg (2,425 pound) car can accelerate from 0 to 62 MPH in under three seconds, reach a top speed of 320 KPH (200 MPH), and develop over 500 kg (1,102 pounds) of downforce at 280 KPH (175 MPH). It will cost €1,500,000 ($1,800,000/£1,300,000) and be limited to 25 units.
Subaru has added a new trim level to the 2022 Ascent, called the Onyx. Essentially it's a blacked-out Ascent Premium, albeit with the addition of water-repellent seat fabric, reverse automatic braking, a hands-free power tailgate, a heated steering wheel, push-button start, and a proximity key. Pricing starts at $39,120 (£27,788/€32,266) for the Onyx and $33,420 (£23,739/€27,565) for the rest of the range.
Acura has added a Type S variant to the MDX, which uses the same 355-horsepower, 354-pound-foot 3.5-liter turbocharged V6 and ten-speed automatic transmission as the TLX Type S. In an effort to improve the handling, Acura has added Brembo front brakes and a Sport+ mode. Pricing has not been announced.
Kia has updated the Telluride for 2022 with the addition of the brand's new logo, and automatic climate control and highway driving assist have been made standard across the range. Pricing starts at $34,015 (£24,428/€28,562).
Toyota has released one picture of the new 2022 Tundra.
The Honda Clarity has been discontinued.
The first corner at the Nürburgring will henceforth be known as Sabine-Schmitz-Kurve.