NISSAN GT-R T-SPEC MODEL REVEALED

Those wanting an R36 GT-R model will have to wait as the R35 Nissan GT-R T-Spec is revealed. Is this the final hurrah for the R35?

There are two trim options to choose from, a Premium Edition and a Track Edition. No matter which you opt for you get carbon ceramic brakes, a carbon spoiler and bespoke details denoting its limited-edition nature. The most important options come in the colour department; Midnight Purple is on offer, as is Millennium Jade, and the famous Skyline blue colours.

Nissan GT-R T-Spec

Both the Premium and the Track Edition T-Spec cars come with an exclusive interior bespoke to the limited-edition model. Outside, both also get wider forged Rays wheels with suspension tweaks. The Track Edition then gets a Nismo boot lid and a carbon fibre roof on top of the Premium.

Sadly, no Nissan GT-R T-Spec cars will make their way to the UK, officially, with the small run of cars limited to the Japanese and US markets. While the Japanese market gets both trim options on the T-Spec model, the US market makes do with just being a Nissan GT-R T-Spec, but receives a carbon rear spoiler, carbon ceramic brakes, the Rays wheels and the colour options. Only 100 T-Specs will be available, with a “very limited amount” heading to the US.

Prices in the US start at $138,490, roughly £100,000, while in Japan, the exchange rate works out to roughly £104,000 for the T-Spec Premium and £117,000 for the T-Spec Track.

Nissan GT-R T-Spec
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“Mad Max: Fury Road” cars for sale

A baker’s dozen vehicles from the 2015 film “Mad Max: Fury Road” are heading to auction through Lloyds. The online auction runs Sept. 25-26.

Returning to the post-apocalyptic wastelands inhabited by ex-cop Max Rockatansky decades after the previous movie premiered, “Fury Road” featured massive chases and battles between fleets of real vehicles, all built for the production and fully functional. CGI won’t get you into Valhalla.

Pulling up to the mall in the War Rig driven by Tom Hardy’s Rockatansky and Charlize Theron’s Imperator Furiosa will certainly make a statement. Or you could terrorize your neighbors with the Doof Wagon, the rolling stage of the flamethrower-guitar-wielding Doof Warrior.

Mad Max: Fury Road trailer

Mad Max: Fury Road trailer

Other highlights include the 1932 Chevrolet coupe driven by Nicholas Hoult’s Nux, which should be the envy of both hot rodders and War Boys, and the Gigahorse, a monstrosity made from a pair of 1959 Cadillacs stacked on top of each other. Mad Max fans will also note the 1973 Ford XB Falcon “Interceptor,” albeit reconfigured as the “Razor Cola” with bare-metal bodywork.

In total,13 cars will go up for auction. Other cars in the auction consist of: the Elvis three-window coupe convoy car, a Jaguar Flamer Convoy Car, a Pontiac “Surfari” Pole Car, the Sabre Tooth Ford F-250 claw truck, the Dodge Fire Car of the Citadel, the Caltrop El Dorado, the Buggy Rat Rod Chevy, and the Buick Heavy Artillery.

The cars are currently located in Australia, but the auction will be live-streamed globally.

A prequel to “Fury Road” is also in the works, with an expected 2023 release date. Titled “Furiosa,” it will center on the character of that name, with Anya Taylor-Joy playing a younger version of the character portrayed by Theron. Chris Hemsworth and Yahya Abdul-Mateen II are set to star as well, while series creator George Miller will return in the director’s chair. We can’t wait to see what crazy new vehicles Miller and his production team come up with.

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2022 SUBARU WRX REVEALED IN FULL

The 2022 Subaru WRX has been revealed in full, featuring a 271hp motor and AWD, just don’t expect to see one in your local Subaru dealership.

Here is the all-new 2022 Subaru WRX, reborn on a fresh platform with a new engine, new looks and an STI model on the horizon. Sadly, though, like the 2022 Subaru BRZ, the new WRX won’t be making its way to the UK.

The new look is certainly striking, with SUV-style arch trims mixed with a traditional bonnet scoop and quad exhaust. Identity crisis? Quite possibly. We’ll live in hope the STI version turns the heat up a touch in the looks department.

2022 Subaru WRX

Underneath the new WRX is the fresh platform used across the Subaru range in the Outback, Forester and Impreza models, with additional structural rigidity (24% increase across the body, 75% rise in stiffness around suspension mounts).

Like the Subaru BRZ and Toyota GR 86, it’s powered by a 2.4-litre flat-four Boxer engine, only this time it gets the addition of a turbo to boost power to 271bhp at 5000rpm and 258lb ft of torque between 2000 and 5000rpm. Does that spell out a turbocharged BRZ STI in the works, too?

2022 Subaru WRX

Don’t expect the 2022 Subaru WRX to trouble the likes of the Golf R or similar all-wheel drive hyper-hatches, this is pitched more at the Focus ST, Golf GTI level.

You can choose between a six-speed manual or a fancy CVT automatic, while power is sent to all four wheels as you’d expect.

2022 Subaru WRX

And an all-new Subaru WRX STI, too?

Hold your horses. It’s coming, but not yet. You can expect a more aggressive setup, with the typical big wing on the back and a hike in power. How that hike will arrive is unknown, with rumours pointing towards a potential hybrid setup geared towards performance.

Want a new WRX? You’ll need to import one.


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