A new generation of the Lexus IS arrived boasting bold styling and a sport-tuned chassis. The car is more of a heavy update of the outgoing IS than a true redesign, and this is evident in the powertrain lineup which matches the old car.
2021 BMW M5
2021 Mercedes-AMG E63 S
The M5’s closest rival, the Mercedes-AMG E63, was also updated for 2021. Here too there’s no additional horsepower, but there’s a more menacing look, a much better infotainment system, and a new steering wheel.
2021 Ford Mustang Mach 1 and 1969 Mustang Mach 1
Ford may have just launched an electric Mustang crossover but old-school muscle car fans have their own Mustang model to look forward to, and it’s badged a Mach 1. The car replaces the Mustang Bullitt and is billed by Ford as the most track-focused 5.0-liter Mustang in the nameplate’s history.
2020 Steeda Q850 StreetFighter Edition Mustang
If you’re after a Mustang with serious muscle, the folks at Steeda have come out with the Q850 StreetFighter edition boasting over 800 horsepower and 630 pound-feet of torque. What’s impressive about Steeda’s build is that many of the parts were developed in-house by the tuner.
1970 Dodge Challenger
Another wild build comes from a pair of Wisconsin companies. They’re taking a Dodge Viper, adding a Hellcat supercharged V-8 to it, and wrapping the whole thing in a 1970 Dodge Challenger’s body.
2022 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 spy shots – Photo credit: S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
Chevy engineers were spotted testing a hotter version of the mid-engined C8 Corvette, and it’s likely the new Z06. We hear it will run a naturally aspirated V-8, and some video footage of the tester seems to confirm it.
2021 Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing spy shots – Photo credit: S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
Another vehicle we spied was the upcoming Cadillac CT5-V Blackwing. This is the true successor to the much-loved CTS-V, and we hear the two cars will share an engine, in this case a 6.2-liter supercharged V-8 that in the CTS-V delivered 640 hp. Hopefully there’s even more in the CT5-V Blackwing.