Ferrari Gets Faster, Audi Field, and 2019 Ford Ranger Spied – This Week in Automotive News
Ferrari Will Unveil Most Powerful Series Car Yet
Ferrari will debut the 812 Superfast at the Geneva International Motor Show next month. Ferrari’s most powerful series production car yet, the 812 is the upgraded version of the F12berlinetta and is set to replace it. Its 6.5 L 12-Cylinder engine pushes 789 hp and 529 lb-ft torque, with a max speed of 211 mph and a 0-60 time of 2.8 seconds. The styling is beautiful, a modern take on the 1969 Ferrari GTB/4, with aerodynamic curves, LED lighting, and new Rosso Settanta paint color. Now go wipe the drool off your chin.
German Automaker Audi Names D.C.’s Newest Soccer Stadium
Washington D.C.’s Major League Soccer team, D.C. United, announced that German automaker, Audi, will be the naming partner of the team’s new stadium, now officially named Audi Field. Audi Field will be built in the house up to 20,000 fans with 31 luxury suites, no doubt, and 500,000 total square feet of mixed-use retail and residential space. The ground breaking is slated for this spring, with plans to open the stadium in 2018.
New Ford Ranger Spied
In what appears to be a test drive, the new 2019 Ford Ranger was spied in Dearborn this week. The camouflaged Ranger, pictured below, left, looks nearly identical in shape to its European counterpart pictured on the right. Ford announced that the North American Ranger will have a unique fascia, along with new engine choices, but details are scarce thus far. Production for the Ranger is set to begin next year. Now if we can just spy what’s under the hood.
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