The folks at Motor Trend had the opportunity to pit the all-new 2013 Subaru BRZ sports coupe against the 2013 Ford Mustang V6. On paper, the Mustang is the more powerful car, but it’s also the heaviest. Both are driver’s cars, but one was more driver-oriented than the other. As for which one, you’ll have to watch the above video to find out.
As a reminder, the 2013 Subaru BRZ is powered by a 2.0 liter 4-cylinder boxer engine making 200-hp (149 kW / 203 PS) and 151 lb-ft (205 Nm) of torque, while the 2013 Ford Mustang packs a 3.7L DOHC V6 delivering 305-hp (227 kW / 309 PS) and 280-lb-ft (379 Nm) of torque.
2013 SUBARU BRZ
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New BMW M8 Is The Ultimate, Most Expensive M Car
Coupe or cabrio, Competition or no Competition — make your pick.
The new BMW M8 Coupe and Convertible are finally here, and they are available in standard and Competition versions.
The big news is that the standard M8 packs 600 horsepower, but if you step up to the Competition version you’ll have 617 hp on tap.
Power is provided by a 4.4 liter S63 M TwinPower Turbo V8 that produces 600 horsepower and 553 lb-ft of torque in the standard M8 and 617 hp / 553 lb-ft. in the M8 Competition. An eight-speed automatic transmission helps distribute all that power between the four wheels via a rear biased M xDrive intelligent all-wheel drive system that only sends power to the front wheels when the rear wheels start to slip. The AWD system can be turned off completely if you just want the rear wheels for an old-school sports car experience.
The BMW M8 Coupe reaches 60 mph in just 3.1 seconds, while the M8 Competition Coupe is slightly faster at 3.0 seconds. The M8 Convertible reaches 60 mph in 3.2 seconds, while the M8 Competition Convertible needs 3.1 seconds.
No matter the M8 of choice, top speed is electronically-limited top 155 mph but can be increased to 189 mph with the optional M Driver’s Package.
An Adaptive M Suspension with three settings — Comfort, Sport and Sport Plus — allows the driver to tailor ride and handling to his liking, though Competition models feature firmer suspension settings, stiffer engine mounts, increased front negative camber for increased cornering ability and rear toe-link ball-joints instead of rubber bushings.
Visually, the M8 Coupe and Convertible stand out from the other 8 Series models with an M-specific body kit that adds black chrome trim, larger air intakes in the front bumper, a trunk spoiler, and a new rear bumper. 20-inch wheels wrapped in high-performance tires are standard, while Competition models receive specific alloys.
Pricing starts at $133,995 for the 2020 BMW M8 Coupe and at $146,995 for the M8 Competition Coupe. The 2020 M8 Convertible kicks off at $143,495 and the M8 Competition Convertible at $156,495.
How would you configure your M8? Let us know in the comments below.
New Chevy Camaro LT1 Is A Performance Bargain For The Ages
The LT1 is a serious performance machine that the everyday man can afford.
For the 2020 model year, General Motors added to the updated Camaro lineup, one designed to pull customers away from the Mustang and Challenger. The new Chevy Camaro LT1 came well-prepared for the battle, combining the content and design of the already popular Camaro LT with the hard-charging engine of the Camaro SS to create a serious performance machine that the everyday man can afford.
At its heart breathes GM’s 6.2-liter LT1 engine, tuned to produce 455-horsepower. The V8 can be paired with either a six-speed manual transmission or 10-speed automatic, both driving the rear wheels, and offers more than enough power to pass virtually every car on road or highway, not that we encourage speeding.
Just as impressive as the performance is the Camaro LT1’s price. With pricing starting at $34,995 (including destination) in the United States, it is an unbelievable performance bargain for anyone who loves driving!
The comparably-powerful Ford Mustang GT and Dodge Challenger R/T, in comparison, start at $36,350 and $35,790, respectively.
You can order your new Camaro LT1 in coupe or convertible body styles, and with LT1 fender badges, black bow-ties, a vented hood adopted from the SS model, dark tinted taillamps, a rear spoiler, 20-inch alloy wheels wrapped in all-season tires, and red or orange brake calipers.
The interior can be equipped with Recaro sport seats and a suede steering wheel and shift knob, while the available technology Package adds Chevrolet MyLink infotainment system with an 8-inch diagonal color touchscreen and a Bose premium audio system.
“The new Camaro LT1 is a great choice for those seeking a pure V-8 performance experience,” says Majoros. “And at less than $35,000, it will be one of the most affordable V-8 performers on the market.”
With the relatively subdued looks of the Camaro LT and the intoxicating power of the Camaro SS, the Camaro LT1 is a bit of a sleeper that few will see coming. Do you think it is hot or not? Have your say in the comments below.
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Hotter Acura NSX Type R With 650 HP Is Speeding Your Way
In addition to the extra power and unique styling touches, expect suspension and brake upgrades.
Acura is reportedly working on a higher performance NSX adorned with the Type R badge.
The Acura NSX Type R will benefit from a long list of performance upgrades to should allow it to better compete with the McLaren 570S and other rivals, not the least of which is an increase in total output from 573 to 650 horsepower.
According to , Acura’s flagship supercar will also have a stiffer suspension, steering enhancements, bigger carbon-ceramic brakes, unique carbon aerodynamic elements, and interior enhancements.
The improvements should drive pricing above $200,000 — a premium of at least $40,000 over the basic NSX.
If the report is true, the Acura NSX Type R will make its official debut at the 2019 Tokyo Motor Show. What are you hoping to see?