The 2016 Atlanta Concours d’Elegance is on this weekend in Braselton, Georgia and one of the stars is this pristine-looking original Mk1 Ford Motor Company [NYSE:F] GT40. It’s just been sold to a customer from Japan so this could be the last time it’s displayed in the U.S. for a while.
This menacing brute is a genuine 6×6 based on the 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor. The vehicle will be produced by Hennessey Performance and has a starting price of $295,000, which includes the donor Raptor. For an extra $22,500, Hennessey will dial up the output to over 600 horsepower.
Another modified pickup in the headlines this week is the global Ranger, which has been worked over by a semi-official Ford tuner in Australia by the name of Tickford. The upgrades are a bit tame compared to the Raptor above but Tickford has much more planned for the future, including modifying the Mustang. We also received confirmation this week that the next-generation Ranger will be built in Michigan, alongside a new Bronco.
This week we drove Infiniti’s sexy Q60 coupe—in performance-oriented Red Sport trim. The car is a much more handsome alternative to the BMW 4-Series, and a few other entry-level luxury coupes, but those looking for outright performance may be a little disappointed. Find out why in our first drive review.
2018 Mercedes-AMG C63 R Coupe spy shots – Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
One of the rivals for the Q60 above is Mercedes-Benz’s C-Class Coupe. This week we spied a high-performance version testing at the Nürburgring. We think it’s a new Mercedes-AMG model dubbed the C63 R Coupe, following the naming practice introduced with AMG’s GT R sports car.
2018 Lamborghini Aventador spy shots – Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
Another car we spied this week is a facelifted version of Lamborghini’s Aventador. From the photos, it’s clear the designers are giving the car some extra aggression, not that it needed any.
General Motors Company [NYSE:GM] has developed one mean-looking Colorado pickup truck for the U.S. Army. It’s powered by a hydrogen fuel cell, which allows for near-silent operation and thus silent watch capability.
And finally, we learned this week that a new automotive center called Motorworld is being built in Cologne, Germany and will house a permanent display showcasing Michael Schumacher’s private collection of cars and motorsport memorabilia. The collection will include all of the Formula One legend’s title-winning cars, and best of all entry will be free.