Nissan's GT-R Nismo received substantial updates for the 2020 model year, and we've just tested them. The 600-horsepower output hasn't changed but the car is now lighter and slipperier, with more stopping power and more grip.

The 2020 Honda Civic Type R has benefited from a better ride, more features, and standard active safety features. There's also a new track-focused model that will be limited to just 600 units in the United States.

The plug-in hybrid version of Mercedes-AMG's GT 4-Door Coupe was spotted. The car should be coming soon and could pack as much as 800 horsepower when it arrives.

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

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