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Toyota Supra Race Car

 

Chevy Colorado ZR2 Bison

Supra

  Bison
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Driving as a prototype in the SP8T-class, the Toyota Supra race car made a public appearance during a race at the German Nürburgring in October.

The specs for the two models to be shown at the Detroit Auto Show have been all but confirmed: 265 hp from a base 2.0L inline-four, and 340 hp from the inline-six engine. BMW says that its Z4 roadster sister model (based on a shared platform between the automakers) is going to be softer, but the company will keep the 381hp version of the 3.0L for itself.

The race car has a land-sharkesque round but pointy nose protruding past the front end. Its back end is dominated by an air diffuser occupying about half the bumper, and a ducktail spoiler is integrated into the trunk lid.

 
GM first introduced the Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Bison with factory steel bumpers, skidplates and a snorkel. Here is a first look at the Bison without its scuba gear—how it might look on the road.

The Colorado ZR2 Bison is a factory-spec truck with serious off-road capabilities. It features class-exclusive front and rear locking differentials and Multimatic DSSVTM dampers. The Bison gets an all-new Chevrolet-lettered grille, which seems to take a page from the Raptor playbook. The Bison will sit on 31-in. Goodyear Wrangler Duratrac off-road tires paired with exclusive AEV Bison 17x8-in. aluminum rims.

According to GM, power will come from the 2.8L Duramax turbodiesel engine paired with a six-speed automatic transmission.

’20 RAM 2500 Tradesman

RAM

 

RAM

 

Here’s the ’20 RAM 2500 Tradesman in its most revealing camo to date. The new HD trucks are expected to ditch the crosshair grille—a hallmark of the vehicle since the mid-’80s. Other exterior styling runs parallel to the 1500 but in a more muscular fashion.
 
Inside, the RAM HD mimics the 1500 with thoughtful design and premium materials. Tech should come from the Uconnect 4 (with or without navigation) with an 8.4-in. screen and the optional Uconnect 4C Nav infotainment system with the massive, portrait-oriented 12-in. touchscreen center console display.
 
Production is slated to move in 2020 from Saltillo, Mexico, to Warren, Michigan. Expect an official debut sometime in 2019, with Detroit being an obvious choice.
     
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