Aston Martin Valkyrie, Ford Bronco DR, Volkswagen ID.5: This Week’s Top Photos

Ford unveiled a V-8 powered Bronco this week, but you won’t be able to drive it on the street. That’s because it’s a customer race car designed for desert racing, and to prove its capability Ford will enter one in the Heavy Metal class of the 2022 Baja 1000.

Aston Martin Valkyrie production in Gaydon, U.K.

Aston Martin Valkyrie production in Gaydon, U.K.

Aston Martin announced this week that it has completed the first customer example of its Valkyrie and that deliveries will start within weeks. The news comes five years after a concept for the hypercar was first shown.

Teaser for redesigned Mini Hardtop due in 2023

Teaser for redesigned Mini Hardtop due in 2023

Mini provided an early look at its next-generation Hardtop. The new hatchback is coming in 2023 and will be the last to feature internal-combustion power. That’s because Mini has confirmed that it will only launch electric vehicles after 2025.

2024 Mini Countryman spy shots: Photo credit: S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

2024 Mini Countryman spy shots: Photo credit: S. Baldauf/SB-Medien

Mini will also launch its next Countryman in 2023. Our latest spy shots show a prototype for the new Countryman in what appears to be the sporty Cooper S grade.

Volkswagen ID.5

Volkswagen ID.5

Volkswagen’s ID family of EVs was expanded this week with a coupe-like version of the ID.4 compact crossover. Called the ID.5, the vehicle goes on sale in 2022 with a 77-kilowatt-hour battery and up to 296 hp. Availability in the U.S. is yet to be confirmed.

Updated Audi A8 L

Updated Audi A8 L

Audi updated its A8 flagship sedan and among the changes is a new Horch-branded range-topper for the Chinese market. In other markets, A8 fans can look forward to new styling and possibly an upgraded plug-in hybrid powertrain.

1965 Shelby Cobra Factory Stage III 289 Dragonsnake - Photo credit: Mecum

1965 Shelby Cobra Factory Stage III 289 Dragonsnake – Photo credit: Mecum

A rare Shelby Cobra, one of just six like it, is headed to auction soon. The car was built for drag racing and in 1965 was a regular at the famous York U.S. 30 Drag-O-Way in Pennsylvania.

Toyota TRD Desert Chase Tundra 2021 SEMA show

Toyota TRD Desert Chase Tundra 2021 SEMA show

And finally, Toyota brought a fleet of modified vehicles to the SEMA show on this week. One of them was this cool TRD Desert Chase Tundra based on the redesigned 2022 Tundra.

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