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The Corvette C7 Z06 is a very good sports car, but someone obviously thought that a number of modifications would improve its looks. Mission accomplished? We wouldn’t say so.

The car’s exterior is painted in a shade of baby blue which on its own isn’t particularly nice. Obviously, the car’s owner wasn’t satisfied with simply driving around in a baby blue Corvette and thought it would be a good idea to fit it with an aftermarket bodykit.

This bodykit includes flared front and rear wheel arches which, oddly, look to be painted in a slightly different shade of blue than the rest of the car. Making these wheel arches look even worse are the panel gaps, black exposed screws and the black rubber surrounds, as these Reddit photos show.

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Other modifications include a set of black Forgiato wheels and a front bumper inspired by that of the Ferrari F12 Berlinetta. Unsurprisingly, this Ferrari-esque bumper doesn’t work very well with the rest of the car’s design.

Speaking of the C7 Corvette Z06, it was revealed just before Christmas that General Motors will extend warranty cover for select Z06 models due to the overheating issues they can encounter when driving on the track.

A document from the car manufacturer has revealed that extended warranty coverage applies to 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 model year Z06s. To fix the issue, dealers will install an updated radiator package while also fitting new shift point calibration software for Z06 models with the available six-speed automatic transmission.


There’s something about homologation specials that just feels so right – and Toyota’s have improved a lot over the last 20 years.

To prove the point, Fifth Gear’s Jason Plato took the Toyota GR Yaris out on track against the Celica GT-Four ST205. Built from 1994-1999, the ST205 was the most powerful Celica up to that point.

Made to homologate Toyota’s entry into the World Rally Championship, the ST205 used a 2.0-liter four that made 239 hp and could get all the way up to 152 mph. Its most famous bit, though, as Plato alludes to in the video, is its turbo.

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Or, rather, the race cars’ turbo, which one of the finest pieces of motorsport cheating ever devised. But don’t take my word for it, take Max Mosley, president of the FIA at the time’s word for it.

“It is the most sophisticated and ingenious device either I or the FIA’s technical experts have seen for a long time,” he said. “It was so well made that there was no gap apparent to suggest there was any means of opening it.”

Essentially, Toyota defeated a restrictor device designed to keep air out of the turbocharger. This had the impact of allowing an extra 25% more air into the turbos which allowed 50 more horses to come out of the engine.

But it was also a very well made car, with a very sophisticated suspension for the day. Even today, Plato reports that the handling is excellent. The Celica is a reminder that the ‘90s were a sweet spot for both Toyota and the car industry.

Despite that, it can’t keep up with the brand’s latest homologation special – even if Toyota eventually decided to run an improved version of last year’s car in the 2021 season.

The GR Yaris makes 268 hp from a 1.6-liter engine. Although that’s not an enormous amount more than the Celica’s 239, it is enough to get it to 60 mph more than half a second quicker.

Its advantage is much more apparent on the track. In Fifth Gear testing, the Yaris is seven whole seconds faster than the Celica. Goes to show how much progress has been done in the last 20 years.

With the Ferrari Purosangue expected to arrive as early as 2022, purists will no doubt be doubly dismayed to discover that the “thoroughbred” will, allegedly, usher in a family of SUVs.

That’s according to CAR Magazine, which reports that two new crossovers are in the works in Maranello. Codenamed F244 and F245, the high-riding Ferraris could cash in on the success of models from rival brands like the Lamborghini Urus.

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The report is interesting, because the manufacturer at the leading edge of super-crossovers, Porsche, has only two: the Cayenne and the Macan. Thus, for a company with a significantly smaller annual output like Ferrari to put out three SUVs would be quite unusual.

It seems unlikely that Ferrari would make something so small like the Macan, and a massive BMW X7-size SUV would hardly fit in with the rest of Ferrari’s ethos.

With hybridization becoming more and more required of European automakers, it also seems possible that the Purosangue and any potential followups will use electrified powertrains. For now, though, Ferrari has a turbocharged V8, a big V12, and there’s apparently a V6 hybrid package that should be ready by 2022.

Whatever ends up going under the hood of the Purosangue, it will inevitably be compared to other super-crossovers like the Urus, the Aston Martin DBX, and the Cayenne. That means it will have to compete with beasts that produce 675 hp on the upper end of the scale.

An all-wheel-drive system is also de-rigueur in this class, so Ferrari will use the experience learned from the FF and the GTC4Lusso, as the Purosangue will be tarmac, rather than off-road, oriented. If it does end up going the hybrid route, there’s also the potential to split the drivetrain between the axles.

This is an independent rendering by Daniel Crossman and is in no way related to or endorsed by Ferrari