The already awesome Civic Type-R gets a few refinements, losing the fake front air vents, upgrading its disc brakes, and tweaking its suspension for comfort. In the cabin, there’s a new Alcantara steering wheel, an updated short-throw gearshift, and active sound control that adapts its exhaust sounds based on drive mode.
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John Cooper Works massaged the MINI Cooper into its most bonkers variation yet, a 2.0L turbo 306 hp little monster that goes 0 to 60 in 5 seconds, and tops out at 165 mph, all while handling like an oversized go kart. It’s got a giant roof spoiler, upgraded cooling, a lowered suspension, brakes, lightweight wheels and more.
Dodge celebrates 50 years of muscle car goodness with this limited-edition Challenger package, which offers goodies like a body-colored Shaker hood scoop, 50th anniversary badging, Nappa leather and Alcantara seats, copper weave carbon fiber trim, and more. Check out our coverage on 95octane for all the details.
We’re dying to get behind the wheel of the bonkers 760 hp Ford Mustang Shelby GT500, but while we wait for our seat time, we’re going to live vicariously through American Muscle’s Justin Dugan, who drove the beast on the dragstrip and on road during Ford’s launch event. That 5.2L supercharged V8 and quad exhaust sounds amazing.
The mid-engine C8 Corvette Stingray will also be getting a drop-top variant. While it loses the see-through engine compartment for its powerful V8, it gains a retractable hardtop that seamlessly hides at speeds up to 30mph. Plus, it weighs just 77 lb more than the coupe, and still has enough space to travel with two sets of golf clubs.
Thanks to the fine folks at Nissan USA, we managed to grab a couple of days behind the wheel of the GT-R 50th Anniversary Edition. This 565 hp, all-wheel drive sports car is powerful and precise as ever, but in Premium trim, it’s also refined and comfortable. Could this be the ultimate performance road trip machine?
Nissan’s full-size pickup truck gets a revamped look with three bold new grilles, a retuned 5.6L V8 that makes 400hp, a 9-speed automatic, standard Nissan Safety Shield, and upgraded cabin tech. The SL grade is a solid daily driver, the PRO-4X is ready for rugged terrain, the Platinum Reserve has a luxe interior.
Toyota Racing Division aka TRD already makes some great trucks. Now they’re expanding their lineup with tricked-out versions of Toyota’s everyday sedans. We spent a day testing out the first ever Avalon TRD and Camry TRD, and were impressed not just with their aggressive styling, but with their sporty handling.
Designed for easy riding on rugged off-road trails, Polaris’ new General crossover packs a 100 hp engine, a wide 64″ footprint, and an impressive 13.5″ ground clearance for riding over just about anything. The XP 1000 is the two-seater, while the XP 1000 4 seats four. Both models can tow and haul up to 1500 pounds too.
We feel so lucky to have been among the first people to drive the new 2020 Toyota GR Supra. We spent a full day behind the wheel on road and on the track, and are thrilled to report that it’s everything we hoped for – and more. Read on, then drop by 95octane for our full review.
The latest and greatest iteration of Godzilla still packs a 600hp twin-turbo V6, but has trimmed out weight thanks to an ample serving of carbon fiber for its front and rear bumpers, front fenders, hood, roof, side sill covers, trunk and rear spoiler. It also packs aero and grip improvements.
A variant of Porsche’s popular SUV that swaps some cargo height for a svelte new look. Its separate rear seats are more car-like, and it gets a slick adaptive spoiler on its hatchback lid. In its robust Turbo form, its 4L V8 launches it from 0 to 62 mph in just 3.9 seconds.
Ford’s most powerful street-legal car ever will pack a supercharged 5.2L flat-plane cranked V8 engine making “more than 700 hp.” It has a 7-speed dual-clutch gearbox, gigantic brake rotors, Magneride adaptive suspension, and can be lightweighted with a carbon track pack.
After 17 years, Toyota’s beloved sports coupe is back. Inspired by the FT-1, the Supra rocks a 335 hp turbo I6, launching the car to 60 mph in 4.1 sec. The RWD 2-seater rides on 19″ staggered alloys, and packs an active differential and adaptive suspension as standard.