2018 Chevy Corvette ZR1, 2017 Lincoln Continental, Mercedes-Benz X-Class: This Week’s Top Photos

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Mercedes-Benz this week previewed its upcoming pickup truck with a concept. Along with the reveal of the concept, the automaker confirmed that the pickup it will spawn will be called an X-Class and offer both workhorse and lifestyle-oriented configurations.

Another Mercedes in the headlines this week is the new E63 developed by the Mercedes-AMG skunk works. It offers as much as 603 horsepower and is fitted once more with all-wheel drive as standard. This time, though, there’s a special mode that turns it into a rear-wheel-drive beast.

This week we spent some time behind the wheel of Lincoln’s new Continental. It has the comfort, performance and quality that buyers in this segment seek. But there are a lot of good competitors so the Continental certainly has its work cut out for it.

Another vehicle we took for a spin is Alfa Romeo’s new Giulia sedan, specifically the high-performance Giulia Quadrifoglio. Does the car live up to the hype? Find out in our first drive review.

2018 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

2018 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 spy shots – Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

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Photos emerged this week of what’s likely to be a new generation of the Chevrolet Corvette ZR1. The latest shots reveal more of the details including the two separate rear wing designs engineers are testing.

Hyundai this week gave us our first look at its next-generation Azera. Normally an Azera isn’t a reason to get excited but this new one sports a very handsome look. Unfortunately, Hyundai is yet to confirm its availability in the United States.

Mini this week unveiled its second-generation Countryman. The new compact SUV makes its world debut in November at the 2016 Los Angeles auto show and goes on sale by the spring of 2017. The big news is that a plug-in hybrid joins the ranks.

Roush will have an impressive lineup of tuned Ford Motor Company [NYSE:F] products at the upcoming SEMA show. Two confirmed cars will be a race-ready Focus RS and an F-150 reviving the tuner’s Nitemare name. The latter could end up as the world’s fastest pickup truck.

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