2017 Mercedes-AMG SLC43, 2016 Nissan GT-R NISMO, Dodge Charger Barn Find: This Week’s Top Photos

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Mercedes-Benz this week unveiled its new SLC. The car is essentially an updated version of the current SLK and we’re sad to report that there’s no longer a V-8-powered model from Mercedes-AMG. Instead, there’s the new SLC43 which packs a twin-turbocharged V-6 good for 362 horsepower and 384 pound-feet of torque.

Speaking of twin-turbo V-6s, Infiniti has introduced just such an engine in its 2016 Q50. The engine, code-named the VR, replaces the aging VQ engine family and should eventually feature across Infiniti’s lineup. Its most potent rating right now is a stout 400 hp and 350 lb-ft. It’s likely a relative of this engine will also end up in the next-generation Nissan GT-R.

A new GT-R is still several years off but there’s plenty of life in the current model, which has now been with us since the 2009 model year. The most potent is the 600-horsepower GT-R NISMO. It may be pricey but it’s capable of outrunning cars costing significantly more. It’s not easy to live with, though, as we found out during a recent drive.

Mercedes-AMG’s new S65 Cabriolet has been unleashed and it’s also packing around 600 horsepower. The car’s engine is Mercedes-AMG’s now familiar 6.0-liter lump, which thanks to a twin-turbocharging system packs a muscular 621 horsepower and 738 pound-feet of torque.

1969 Dodge Charger Daytona barn find - Image via Mecum Auctions

1969 Dodge Charger Daytona barn find – Image via Mecum Auctions

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Someone has managed to dig up a 1969 Dodge Charger Daytona in an old barn somewhere. It’s incredible considering there were only 503 ever built and this one is a numbers matching car.

We’ve driven Lamborghini’s Huracán LP 580-2 and find it to be one of the most fun cars money can buy. And at $ 201,000, it isn’t unreasonably priced considering this is an Italian exotic we’re talking about. The Huracán was already one of our favorite cars—and it just got better.

We also finally got to drive a U.S.-spec 2017 Audi Q7, and thankfully it came with the four-wheel-steering system fitted to the European cars we drove earlier in the year. It helps make the big SUV feel agile and nimble.

Production-intent Ford GT [from Ford GT Forums post on Facebook]

Production-intent Ford GT [from Ford GT Forums post on Facebook]

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A photo of what looks like the production version of Ford Motor Company’s [NYSE:F] new GT supercar surfaced this week. Thankfully, the car looks almost identical to the GT concept unveiled at January’s 2015 Detroit Auto Show. Fingers crossed the official reveal is coming soon.


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