Ferrari F8 Tributo
The newest addition to the Prancing Horse family is the F8 Tributo. Replacing the 488 GTB is this entry-level supercar with a 3.9-liter twin-turbo V8 engine that summons 710 horsepower and 568 lb. ft. of torque. That’s 49 more ponies than the 488.
It’s not just the engine that makes this pony giddyup. Ferrari is using a super alloy that’s so light, even SpaceX developed their own version for rocket engines.
As the most powerful conventional V8 powered Ferrari produced, the F8 tops out at 211mph and reaches 60mph in 2.9 seconds when using Launch Control.
The two-seater weighs in at 2,930 pounds, making it 90 pounds lighter than the 488 GTB. While the Tributo shares several similarities with the 488, it still pays tribute (see what we did there) to classic Ferrari design elements: four round taillights and a louvered rear window reminiscent of the iconic F40.
Here’s a fun fact: The aerodynamics takes notes from Formula One engineering. Its efficiency is 15 percent better than the 488 GTB. However, you don’t have to be Sebastian Vettel to drive the car effectively. Less expert drivers will still feel in control of the stallion thanks to the “Ferrari Dynamic Enhancer (FDE).” This system is integrated into the vehicle’s dynamic controls allowing drivers to feel safe while on the edge of performance.
Bentley Flying Spur
In its third generation, the all-new Flying Spur is all about firsts and breaking records. New for 2020, this British beauty debuts a powerful 6.0-liter twin-turbo W12 engine. As the world’s most advanced 12-cylinder engine, it benefits from weight distribution and maximizes cabin space as it is shorter than the V12 and sits closer to the center of the car. It is basically an upgraded version of the prior Flying Spur and current Bentayga SUV’s engines.
The new Flying Spur was recently crowned the fastest production sedan built to date, beating out the 205mph Alpina B7 at 207mph. The engine cranks out 626 horsepower with 664 lb. ft. of torque, going from 0 to 60mph in 3.7 seconds.
Speaking of firsts, this model is the first from-the-ground-up redesign in the last 15 years for the British carmaker. Probably the biggest improvement is that rear-wheel steering comes standard, making it the first Bentley to be so equipped. The sporty sedan is also the first to carry a “Flying B” mascot on the engine cover.
Safety is a top priority as it features the largest iron brakes in the world, a distinction it shares with the Continental GT. They measure 16.5 inches in diameter.
Inside, you’ll find some upgrades as well. The doors feature a 3D leather design, while the dashboards and dials include diamond-knurled metal.
What makes the new Stingray so great? Well, for one thing, its optimal Z51 performance packages. They offer better suspension, summer-only performance tires, massive brakes, performance exhaust and more. The key word here is performance. With 495 horsepower and 470 lb. ft. of torque, this Vette is able to go from 0 to 60mph in just 2.9 seconds.
The all-new LT2 V8 engine has been moved from under the hood to behind the passengers (over the rear axle). Visible through a rear hatch window, the available Engine Appearance Package adds carbon-fiber components and LED lights to illuminate the powerplant.
For those who might worry about its notorious low stature, this eighth-generation Vette’s Front Lift feature might be of interest. The system raises the front of the vehicle almost two inches in less than three seconds when you reach low speeds. Speed bumps and steep driveways all of a sudden seem friendlier.
Another key word is personalization. The GPS remembers up to 1,000 locations and allows you to customize your drive settings. For example, the new My Mode and Z-Mode let you personalize between drives even further than the 12 performance variables offered in the Driver Mode Selector.
Starting at $60,000, this pure American muscle car has been closely compared to the 911 Porsche, which costs more than $40k more.
Starting at a staggering price of $5.8 million, the Bugatti Divo promises all the amazing features of its predecessor (the Chiron), and more. With its 8.0-liter quad-turbo W16 engine, the supercar zooms at a top speed of 236mph and goes from a complete stop to 60mph in 2.4 seconds. The power output is made up of 1500 horsepower and 1180 lb. ft. of torque, unchanged from the Chiron. All four wheels are powered by a seven-speed dual-clutch automatic transmission.
As the successor of the Chiron, the Divo pays homage to French driver Albert Divo, who raced for Bugatti in the 1920s.
While the supersonic car shares similar physical attributes with its predecessor, there are some notable differences. It was built to be lighter, with features including interior made of Alcantara and carbon fiber trim, for weight savings and better cornering.
Only 40 cars will be produced.
Rolls Royce Dawn
The iconic luxury automaker launches the 2020 Dawn starting at $350,000. The automobile seats two as opposed to the four-seater 2019 version.
The 6.6-liter twin-turbo V12 engine uses 565 horsepower and 605 lb. ft. of torque.
The sporty version, Dawn Black Badge, will feature intensified silhouettes, enhanced performance systems and a stylish black grille.
The first Jeep pickup truck in 30 years was worth the wait. The Gladiator drives and looks much like a Wrangler – but with a five-foot cargo bed and off-road equipment.
The rugged, trail-ready truck sports a 3.6-liter V6 engine powered by 285 horsepower and launches at 260 lb. ft. of torque. It does 0 to 60mph in 7.2 seconds.
It comes equipped with a 6-speed manual transmission for do-it-yourselfers, or optional 8-speed automatic.
Now on to what makes this Jeep a pickup truck. The cargo bed carries up to 1,600 pounds and has a towing capacity of 7,650 pounds. It is also 31 inches longer than the Wrangler.
Waterproof push-button start, large off-road tires, sturdy suspension and advanced all-wheel-drive systems make it durable for off-roading and tough conditions.
Body and roof panels can be easily removed to create an open-air cabin with the standard soft-top convertible or three-piece hardtop.
On the inside, a touchscreen comes standard, with optional larger screen, Apple CarPlay, heated seats and more.
Aston Martin Debuts First-Ever SUV
Aston Martin is set to release their first SUV ever later this year, starting at $200,000. While details have yet to be released, it is believed that the vehicle will come equipped with a V8 Mercedes-AMG engine. It also shares its platform with their DB11 and will be constructed mainly of aluminum. The exterior will feature a massive, oblong grille. As far as the interior goes, you can expect the same luxury and refinement that Aston Martin typically offers. Additionally, a hybrid model and all-electric vehicle will be released later.