2021 Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series revealed with 720-hp and aggressive aero kit

The Black Series name returns to the Mercedes-AMG lineup for 2021, appearing on a new range-topping version of the GT sports car.

Fully unveiled on Tuesday, the 2021 Mercedes-AMG GT Black Series will be available from early next year, after which it should be dominating racetracks around the globe in short order. Pricing wasn’t announced but expect a steep premium on the $200,645 you had to pay for last year’s GT R Pro.

The star of the show is a new version of AMG’s familiar 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V-8. The engine boasts multiple upgrades including a flat-plane crankshaft, which helps improve torque low in the rev range and should give the GT Black Series an awesome soundtrack. Some of the exhaust piping has also been moved to between the cylinder banks and the turbochargers’ compressor wheels have been enlarged. Boost pressure is now up to 24.6 psi, compared to 19.6

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Ferrari Stripped of 250 GTO Design Trademark, But Trademarks Name

Fun fact: You can trademark a shape. Ferrari did so in 2008 for its then-44-year-old 250 GTO sports car. And, now, Ferrari lost that trademark in a dispute with Ares Design, a custom-car shop located right down the street in Modena, Italy. The decision could pave the way for outside companies to build and sell GTO lookalikes.

Ares, which wanted to build its own take on the rare 250 GTO, took Ferrari to the mat in the European Union Intellectual Protection Office’s Cancellation Division, arguing that the company filed its original trademark in bad faith—essentially, to block efforts at recreation models. It also noted that Ferrari had not used the GTO mark in at least five years, which under EU intellectual property law makes it eligible for cancellation. As Ares stated in its cancellation filing, “with regard to the goods listed [the 250 GTO design], the EUTM was in

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The Ford Bronco over the years: A brief history

On Monday night the sixth-generation Ford Bronco will launch, making it the first Bronco in the company’s lineup since 1996. The off-road SUV available in two or four doors with removable doors and a removable roof will compete with the Jeep Wrangler, much as it did when Ford VP Lee Iacocca approved the first model for 1966.

Teaser for 2021 Ford Bronco family debuting on July 13, 2020

At the time, the Jeep CJ-5 and International Harvester Scout had laid the grounds for civilian-based off-road vehicles that had gained popularity in America in the era following World War II and the Korean War. It wasn’t new ground for Ford. In WWII, Ford manufactured Willys MB-based jeeps known as General Purpose or GPW, with the W referring to the design created by Willys MB. While that would develop into the Jeep brand, Ford made another iteration in 1951 known as the

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Five of the Best, Most Beautiful Sports Cars of the 1950s

Let’s be honest: However much we appreciate contemporary design, there’s little in the automotive world today that excites us as much as some of the cars from the 1950s and the days before mandatory impact bumpers, effective crumple zones, airbag steering wheels, and pedestrian-friendly front ends. Here are five of the best ’50s sports cars, created in a time when body panels were hand-shaped with hammers and wheels, dashboards were made of metal, and seat belts were optional.

1956 Aston Martin DBR1

Talk about a single-purpose car. The Aston Martin DBR1 had one mission: win the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Just five of these cars were ever built, styled by Aston’s racing design chief Ted Cutting.

The spaceframe chassis is draped with low-slung, curvaceous, ultra-thin-gauge aluminum alloy bodywork that barely fits over the 3.0-liter V-12 engine and wire-spoke wheels. We especially love the organically shaped

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Ohio dealership selling 750-hp supercharged 2020 Ford Mustang GTs for $45,000

An Ohio Ford dealer is selling 750-horsepower 2020 Ford Mustang GT models for $44,994, according to Car and Driver. That’s just 10 hp less than the 2020 Shelby GT500, which starts at $71,495. So if you can live without the Shelby’s track-focused suspension, brakes, and aero, this could be the horsepower bargain you want.

Beechmont Ford in Cincinnati, Ohio, will sell you a new Mustang GT with a Roush Phase 2 supercharger. The kit costs $7,999 directly from Roush, but the installation cost of the TVS 2650 blower is baked into the price of Beechmont Ford’s Mustang GT.

In addition to the aforementioned 750 hp, the supercharger increases torque output from the 5.0-liter V-8 to 670 pound-feet. That’s more than the 625 lb-ft produced by the GT500’s 5.2-liter supercharged V-8.

Beechmont Ford Mustang GT

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Five of the Best European Vintage SUVs Sold in the U.S.

These days, European SUVs are omnipresent, but are they interesting? Not often, but that wasn’t always the case. Long before the days of ubiquitous BMW X5s, volume-selling Mercedes-Benz GLEs, and parking lot warrior Audi Q5s, European manufacturers brought several utility vehicles of interest to the U.S. market, perhaps before we were truly ready for them. Here are five of Europe’s most interesting vintage SUVs to grace our shores, even if they didn’t necessarily sell in big numbers at the time.

Rayton-Fissiore Magnum “La Forza”

What do you get when you cross all-terrain capability with Italian engineering, and styling by the late American designer abroad, Tom Tjaarda? You get the Rayton-Fissore Magnum, known on U.S. shores as the Laforza.

This now-vintage SUV was intended as something of an Italian Range Rover competitor, the idea was to build a luxurious SUV that didn’t skimp

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