What a week it’s been for fans of American performance cars, with Ford, Dodge and Chevrolet all releasing new products. First up is the Ford Motor Company [NYSE:F], whose Mustang has received a few updates for the 2016 model. One of the updates is a revival of the California Special.
2016 Dodge Viper ACR, 2015 MAMA Spring Rally
In the Dodge camp, there’s the all-new 2016 Viper ACR. Given its upgrades it should be considerably faster around a track than the last Viper ACR, which, even five years after its launch, is still one of the fastest production cars around. We tip our hat to Fiat Chrysler Automobiles [NYSE:FCAU] for significantly undercutting the competition on pricing.
2016 Chevrolet Camaro, Belle Isle reveal
Finally, there’s the all-new 2016 Chevrolet Camaro. It made its official debut today at an event in Detroit hosted by General Motors Company [NYSE:GM], and will be racing into showrooms this fall. Everything you need to know about the car can be found at this link.
2015 De Tomaso Pantera concept by Stefan Schulze
This week wasn’t only about American cars. There was also this modern interpretation of the De Tomaso Pantera. The storied Italian brand has just been sold to a Chinese consortium that plans to build new De Tomaso cars back in China, but before it was sold there was a company with plans to launch a modern-day Pantera at the old factory in Italy. Renderings like this one reveal just what it might have looked like.
David Brown Speedback
British automotive startup David Brown this week confirmed its Speedback coachbuilt sports car for the U.S. market. It makes its local debut at the 2015 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance in August.
Koenigsegg One:1 - Image via The BHP Project
Koenigsegg’s One:1 has a peak output of 1,341 horsepower and may just be the fastest production car in the world. Only six examples will be built and one of them, likely to be the only one with right-hand drive, has just been delivered to its owners in the U.K. The first thing they did was take it for some high-speed runs.
Audi TT Clubsport Turbo concept, 2015 Wörthersee Tour
This week the Wörthersee Tour tuning fest in Austria is taking place. One of the stars is this 600-horsepower Audi TT concept which hint at the next-generation TT RS. The biggest giveaway is the car’s engine, in this case a version of the previous TT RS’s turbocharged 2.5-liter five-cylinder but with a new electrically-aided turbocharger.
Volkswagen GTI Clubsport concept, 2015 Wörthersee Tour
Another Wörthersee star is this Volkswagen GTI Clubsport concept. It previews a GTI special edition coming next year that will have upwards of 261 horsepower on tap.