2023 Ford Mustang, 2023 Toyota GR Corolla Driven, And 2023 Chevrolet Tahoe RST Performance Edition: Your Morning Brief
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We’re at the 2022 North American International Auto Show to bring you all the latest reveals from the motor city. Highlights can be found below, but for full coverage, check our dedicated hub for up-to-date reports from this year’s show.
What is very likely the Mustang’s ICE swansong, the 2024 pony car retains a revised V8 powerplant, as well as the 2.3-liter EcoBoost four-cylinder. The styling has noticeably been updated for the new car, featuring wider rear arches, while the EcoBoost and V8 cars will feature different front-end designs. Power figures haven’t yet been revealed, but there’s no sign of the hybrid or all-wheel drive versions that were rumored but may since have been canned.
The 2023 Dodge Charger King Daytona is the fifth “last call” special edition, a series of five limited-run models of the Charger and Challenger as they evolve away from their ICE-only roots. Featuring lots of orange, the King Daytona is in tribute to William “Big Willie” Robinson’s drag-spec 1969 Charger of the same name. Under the hood is an 807-hp (601 kW) supercharged V8. That’s 10 more ponies (7.4 kW) than you’d get in a normal Charger Hellcat Redeye Widebody.
The moment many have been waiting for: our report on how exactly the 2023 Toyota GR Corolla feels behind the wheel. Toyota has knocked it out of the park in the past, with the GR Yaris showing the world it knows a thing to two about hot hatches. But the GR Supra and its Bavarian-ness have left many questioning whether the brand can still cut it as a performance manufacturer. How does the Corolla hot-hatch stack up? Read on to find out.
Maserati’s ICE GranTurismo is stepping into the limelight following the reveal of the all-electric GranTurismo Folgore. The GT car will be available in Modena and Trofeo versions and features the V6 Nepture engine. While the bodywork remains largely the same as its EV sibling, there are different wheel designs, larger front intakes, and a redesigned rear bumper featuring quad exhausts.
Land Rover is commemorating 75 years of the Defender with the launch of the new 75th Limited Edition, available in both 90 and 110 body configurations. It’s based on the high-spec HSE, but sports some key alterations, including the car being finished in Grasmere Green, with matching 20-inch wheels and the crossbar beam finished the same. There are also interior trim differences, and “75 Years” details found laser-etched around the cabin.
The fastest and most powerful Tahoe ever has bowed at the 2023 North American International Auto Show. Dubbed the 2023 Tahoe RST Performance Edition, the souped-up SUV features a 6.2-liter V8 that has been equipped with induction and exhaust systems from Chevrolet Performance. It’s good for 433 hp (323 kW / 439 PS), 467 lb-ft (632 Nm) of torque, and a top speed of 124 mph (200 km/h).
What Else Is Making The News
Google Loses Appeal In landmark EU Anti-Trust Case
The EU has upheld a verdict in the largest-ever anti-trust fine handed down. The fine of €4.125bn ($4.12 bn) was imposed due to Android forcing phone-makers to use its search and web browser apps to access the Play Store in 2018, depriving users of “genuine choice.”
Plane Carrying Queen Elizabeth’s Coffin Sets All-Time Flight Tracking Record
Final flight of Queen Elizabeth II sets all-time flight tracking record.
— Flightradar24 (@flightradar24) September 13, 2022
A Royal Air Force jet that carried Queen Elizabeth II’s coffin has broken the record of most-tracked flight ever, reports CNN. The plane was followed on its journey from Edinburgh to London by 4.79 million people on Flightradar24’s website and app and an additional 296,000 people on YouTube. The previous record was held by US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan, which was tracked by 2.9 million people.