Ford Mustang Mach 1 returns with GT350-lite performance and styling

Ford has revealed the new Mustang Mach 1, a new performance version of America’s bestselling pony car to fill the gap between the GT and Shelby GT350. The Mach 1 combines a powertrain derived from that of the GT with a range of chassis and cooling updates from the Shelby models, plus some bespoke styling elements. Unfortunately, the Mach 1 isn’t likely to reach the UK.

As mentioned above, the Mach 1 is powered by the same 5-litre ‘Coyote’ V8 engine as the GT, but features a range of ancillary updates which raise power from the standard GT’s 444bhp to 480bhp at a lofty 7000rpm; torque is also up 27lb ft to 420lb ft at 4500rpm. This extra performance has been liberated thanks to a re-booted ECU in conjunction with the intake manifold, engine oil cooler and upgraded cooling lines from the Shelby GT350.

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Goodwood cancels 2020 Festival of Speed and Revival

The year has been awash with cancelled events across the whole sporting and enthusiast spectrum, but just as some sporting events are beginning to reawaken after months of being on hold, Goodwood has confirmed it will not hold any of its summer events, cancelling the postponed dates of its 2020 calendar.

The cancellation will apply to the Festival of Speed and Goodwood Revival, but organisers are still hopeful they will be able to run other motorsport gatherings such as the Members’ Meeting events behind closed doors in a similar fashion to Formula 1.

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The news follows Goodwood’s initial postponement announcement of both main events back in March. However, with organisers and vendors unable to establish

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New 2020 BMW M5 Competition revealed

The BMW M5 Competition has been updated alongside the rest of BMW’s 5-series range, picking up subtle aesthetic, tech and suspension revisions. The M5’s underlying mechanical package is familiar from the current M5, featuring the 616bhp twin-turbo V8 and all-wheel-drive system, and as before will only be available in £98,130 Competition form.

The M5 Competition’s suspension updates have been focused on new adaptive damper rates on the coil spring set-up. As a refresher, the BMW’s standard use of a traditional coil spring set-up (on a double wishbone and five-link rear axle design) differs from the standard air suspension systems found in the Mercedes-AMG E63 S and Audi RS6 Avant (although the latter can be optionally fitted with clever hydraulically cross-linked dampers and coil springs), fostering a more connected feeling to the tarmac.

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Range Rover Fifty revealed – new limited edition celebrates 50 years of Range Rover

June 17, 2020 marks the fiftieth anniversary of the Range Rover – and to celebrate, Land Rover has announced a limited-edition variant of its flagship to celebrate the car’s half-centenary.

The brand will make 1970 units of the Range Rover Fifty as a nod to the year of the original car’s birth, each based on the Autobiography and packing a healthy specification in addition to the unique celebratory touches.

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Items specific to the Fifty include exterior accents in ‘Auric Atlas’, a pair of 22-inch alloy wheel designs unique to the model, and badging with a ‘Fifty’ script penned by Land Rover’s chief creative officer, Gerry McGovern. The badge appears on the car’s exterior, as well

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Mercedes-AMG to launch new eTurbo tech on next-generation performance models

Mercedes-AMG has announced details of a new form of high-performance engine tech ready to be integrated into its next-generation models. Called an eTurbo, AMG has collaborated with famed turbine manufacturer Garrett in the development of this new electrified turbo, which aims to take advantage of the enhanced electrification of Mercedes-Benz’s new models not just for better economy, but performance gains too.

The system works fairly simply by the turbo itself being fitted with a small, high-powered electric motor that itself spins the turbine within the turbo housing instantly when throttle is applied, essentially eradicating turbo lag right at its source. The electric motor requires the extra grunt of a 48V secondary electrical system, as many integrated starter motor and generators require in most mild-hybrid powertrain set-ups, but with a majority of the Mercedes range converting to this type of electrical architecture, the applications for this new eTurbo are widespread.

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