2015 Shelby GT350R Mustang – the most track-ready road-going production Mustang ever built – Coming to U.S., Canada Later This Year In 1965, Ford and Carroll Shelby developed a road-racing version of the popular Ford Mustang – the Shelby GT350 Competition model. Lighter, more powerful and with a highly developed suspension, it is one of the most iconic racing Mustangs ever produced. Arriving later this year, the new Shelby GT350R has been designed and engineered in the same spirit, delivering never-before-seen track capability from a Mustang – thanks to innovations in aerodynamics, chassis engineering and light-weighting.
The all-new Ford Mustang offers a choice of engines available with either manual or automatic transmissions that make it a great all-around performer no matter how you mix and match. Less is more, EcoBoost comes to Mustang The new 2.3-litre EcoBoost engine brings turbocharging to the Mustang powertrain lineup. Designed to meet the needs of drivers looking for outstanding performance and projected best-in-class fuel efficiency, this EcoBoost engine has been developed specifically for Mustang. The intake manifold and turbocharger housing are optimized to provide better breathing and higher output in Mustang. With a projected 305-plus horsepower and 300-plus lb.-ft. of torque, this EcoBoost engine fits the bill for a true Mustang powerplant.
Over the past ten years or so, Hyundai have been proving they are a force to be reckoned with. Many nay-sayers thought Hyundai could never go up against sports cars like the iconic Ford Mustang, Dodge Challenger and Chevy Camaro – while at the same time taking on the likes of a Nissan 370Z, Infiniti G37 and Mazda RX-8 … well, it’s time to think again! With the Genesis Coupe V-6 GT, Hyundai has hit the bulls-eye and anyone dismissing this as a Tiburon update with “all show and no go” – be warned – this is a serious sports car.
I had the opportunity to test the Sebring convertible back in April of 2006 while we were in California and came away quite impressed by a vehicle that was well past its sell-by date. The biggest surprise for me was the fact that so many people asked me what it was! I got plenty of compliments for a car that was not only a little bland, but wasn’t even an exotic. Go figure. Anyway, when Chrysler announced that the all-new Sebring sedan would be arriving later that year, my first thoughts were of the all-new convertible that would naturally follow.
The Mazda MX-5 is a familiar site in my neck of the woods, but this particular one got more than average attention with plenty of people staring and taking a second-glance at it. The MX-5 – or Miata – has been around since 1989, yet many people – including Mazda owners – asked me what this car was! When Mazda re-designed the 3rd generation of the MX-5 at the end of 2005, I thought the changes were barely microscopic. Yes, it was better looking, but it would have taken a keen eye to spot the differences.