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’17 Camaro ZL1

 

F-350 Single-Cab Dually

2017 Camaro ZL1

 

F-350 Single-Cab Dually

2017 Camaro ZL1   F-350 Single-Cab Dually

This is the ’17 Chevy Camaro ZL1 convertible, caught while testing in northern Michigan. Hot on the heels of the new Camaro itself, this version should be able to make the most of its lighter and smaller platform in both coupe and convertible versions.

The ZL1 is expected to be powered by the supercharged 6.2L V8 from the Corvette Z06 and Cadillac CTS-V, tuned to somewhere near 640 hp. A six-speed manual is expected, but an automatic could also be available this time.

The ZL1 should appear around the same time as the announcement of a convertible version of the new Camaro. Expect the new cars to be on sale in time for the ’17 model year.

 

This is the ’17 Ford F-350, caught testing for the first time with a base XL trim in a single-cab dually diesel configuration.

Like the new four-door Super Duty trucks, the F-350 gets styling more in line with the F-150 that was shown nearly two years ago. It shares a cab with that model, too, meaning more space inside the truck for people. But the big news is a revised structure with high-strength steel and, of course, an aluminum body.

Payload figures will be up, which is probably most important in the version of the truck seen here.

Expect to see the first F-350s by the middle of 2016.

911 GT3   ’18 Audi Q5
911 GT3   ’18 Audi Q5
911 GT3   ’18 Audi Q5

When Porsche unveiled the mid-cycle facelift of the current range last year, the GT3 did not receive the makeover. However, it will very soon, and here are the first images that prove it.

Limited to the front bumper and lamp units (and probably the tail lamps, too), the car will remain naturally aspirated.

Look for a debut in late 2016.

 

Audi is working on a new generation of the Q5, likely to hit the market in 2017 with a new chassis, new look and new engines. The future Q5 will be riding on the MLB architecture underpinning the new-generation Audi A4.

The new Q5’s curb weight will be reduced by 220 lbs. The engine lineup will consist of four- and six-cylinder units, but a plug-in hybrid will be offered at first. This model will mix the hybrid technology with four-wheel drive. The electric-only range will stand at approximately 30 miles in this version.

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