Ford’s Australian-based Performance Vehicles operation has unveiled its fastest car to date – the Falcon-based FPV GT R-spec. The rear-drive four-door Ford is powered by a 5.0-litre V8 producing 450bhp and 420lb ft. No official performance figures are available but officials hint at a 4.5sec 0-62mph sprint and a top speed limited to 155mph. Just 350 examples will be built for the Australian market.
The Tushek Renovatio T500 will receive its UK premiere at Salon Privé next month. The lightweight, £241,000 T500 is Slovenia’s first supercar and is capable of reaching 62mph in 3.7sec and hitting 193mph. Power comes from an Audi-sourced 4.2-litre V8 developing 444bhp.
Scania has blocked Saab’s new owners, National Electric Vehicle Sweden (NEVS), from using the griffin logo. According to Swedish media reports, use of the trademark wasn’t negotiated when the sale of Saab to NEVS was agreed. Scania’s communications boss, Erik Ljungberg describes NEVS’ use of the logo as "non-negotiable". The move is seen as a further setback to re-establish the brand.