Welcome back to your weekly wrap up of car news and reviews, where we find all the best stories of the week and condense them down into one easy read
This week through the Chasing Cars news desk, we saw a stack of new performance models announced across the world.
As part of the North American Auto Show proceedings, Ford pulled the covers off the seventh-generation Ford Mustang that will retain its V8 and four-cylinder powertrains for 2023, however no hybrid was announced.
Ford has also confirmed that a new Dark Horse Mustang variant will be coming to Australia in the future with a unique colourway and plenty of go-fast bits.
Ford has also announced that a new version of the Ford Mustang supercar will debut at Bathurst this year, followed by a launch into racing in 2023.
In the same busy week, we also got the Australian pricing for the Toyota GR86 and the announcement that the Toyota GR Corolla will be coming to Australia, albeit with just 500 units allocated for the initial release.
The GR86 is priced at $43,240 before on-road costs for the base GT manual and will reach a price of $45,390 for the top-spec GTS automatic. Power and torque outputs are the same as its Subaru BRZ twin, producing 174kW/250Nm.
Also in the news here at Chasing Cars was the exciting announcement of the Ferrari Purosangue SUV – the first SUV to be produced by the Maranello company – and it will feature a 6.5-litre V12 engine, making it the only SUV to feature such an engine.
The engine will produce 533kW of power and 716Nm of torque, making it one of the most powerful production cars to be available to the public.
Volkswagen launched its ID Xtreme concept this week that is based on ID4 underpinnings and will make 285kW of power. It isn’t confirmed for production just yet, however Volkswagen did say that if it did get enough support from fans, the company would strongly consider it.
The ID Xtreme differs from a ‘standard’ ID4 thanks to beefier offroad suspension, wider plastic wheel arches, 18-inch alloy wheels and a sealed aluminium underbody. A roof bar with a pretty cool integrated LED light bar is a nice touch, also.
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