2016 Dodge Viper ACR, 2016 Mercedes-AMG A45, Modern-Day Pantera: Today’s Car News

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2015 De Tomaso Pantera concept by Stefan Schulze

2015 De Tomaso Pantera concept by Stefan Schulze

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The new Dodge Viper ACR is the fastest street-legal Viper ever produced by the men and women at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’ [NYSE:FCAU] Conner Avenue Assembly Plant. Rather than boost power, the engineers focused on handling mods—the end result is a car that produces 2,000 pounds of downforce and capable of sustaining more than 1.5 g on high-speed turns.

A prototype for an updated version of Mercedes-AMG’s A45 hot hatch has been spotted. Although it won’t be coming to the U.S., the changes made to the car should eventually make their way onto updated versions of our own CLA45 and GLA45 models.

De Tomaso has been sold to a Chinese consortium that plans to build cars under the storied Italian brand at a plant in China. But before it was sold, there was a company with plans to launch a modern-day Pantera. New renderings reveal just what it might have looked like.

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

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