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SEMA News—December 2016

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’18 Corvette ZR1

 

’19 Toyota Supra

2018 Corvette

  2019 Toyota Supra
2018 Corvette   2019 Toyota Supra

This is the ’18 Corvette ZR1, caught up close and personal. The new ZR1 is expected to return with more performance than the last iteration. Power should come from a supercharged V8 posting in excess of 700 hp, routed through a manual tranny. It’s unlikely, however, that the 10-speed automatic from the Z06 is destined for the ZR1.

Other prototypes have been seen with a large rear spoiler, and there is evidence that an active aerodynamics package could be offered on the new ZR1 to keep its handling in check.

Expect to see the ZR1 some time next year. It should live on for a few years after the launch of the next-generation Corvette.

 

This is the ’19 Toyota Supra, caught while testing in Germany. Toyota is reintroducing its Supra sports car through collaboration with BMW and its Z4 roadster replacement, the Z5. While the two companies are expected to share the front-engine/rear-drive underpinnings, Toyota is likely to use a hybrid-electric powertrain for its sports car.

The Supra’s looks should be derived from the FT-1 concept shown in 2014. Expect it to be a coupe only, while BMW will most likely offer a roadster variant.

Expected to be built in Austria by Magna Steyr, the Supra should appear sometime in 2018.

18 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT Trackhawk

Grand Cherokee SRT Trackhawk   Grand Cherokee SRT Trackhawk

This is the closest look yet at the ’18 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT Trackhawk. The most performance-oriented Grand Cherokee will undergo a number of changes to get it ready for the track.

Photos reveal more bracing and beefier suspension and drivetrain components to handle the expected addition of the SRT Hellcat 6.2L supercharged V8. As expected, the Trackhawk will lose some of the rugged components from its off-road-oriented siblings. But with that will come a stiffer structure that can handle pavement turns with more stability.

Expect to see the Trackhawk sometime next year.

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