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Sutton Reveals New Ford Mustang Tuning Packages

Renowned dealer Clive Sutton has revealed its Sutton Bespoke tuning program for the new right-hand drive Ford Mustang, transforming the standard model into a true muscle car with up to 700bhp. The program comprises a suite of packages that enhance the car’s performance, handling and styling.

While the focus with many American upgrade programs is on straight-line performance and quarter-mile times, Clive Sutton has carefully engineered its packages to appeal specifically to UK and European buyers. The upgraded suspension is a particular highlight, which delivers sharper on-the-limit handling without compromising comfort over broken road surfaces.

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Radical’s most extreme track car yet

Veyron-busting power-to-weight and McLaren P1-beating downforce combine in 440bhp SR8 RSX

This is the new Radical SR8 RSX. It has no roof, no windscreen, and it hails from Peterborough.

But hold on. The SR8 RSX is in fact Radical’s most powerful, aerodynamically advanced machine ever. In fact, it’s up there with the BAC Monos and Ariel Atom V8s of this world for sheer lightweight British lunacy.

Though it may look like a roofless version of Radical’s turbo V6-powered RXC, the SR8 RSX is actually powered by a bespoke racing V8. The engine displaces just 3.0 litres, but it winds all the way to a screaming 10,500rpm, delivering 440bhp on its way there.

Needless to say, that’s an awful lot of poke in a car that occupies the same footprint as a Mini and weighs 860kg without a driver. Yikes. And thanks to a claimed 900kg of downforce, the RSX is a prime candidate for the old ‘capable of driving on the ceiling’ fantasy. Yikes squared. [x]

Infiniti will build a 550bhp 4-dr supercar

More details on the Infiniti ‘Q80’; a halo saloon concept that previews a proper version.

Infiniti bosses are being remarkably un-coy about their new Q80 Inspiration concept car, launched today in Paris. Something very similar is headed for production. 

Its design communicates Infiniti’s values of “seduction and mystery”, apparently, and it has an “unmistakably romantic presence” said Infiniti design chief Alfonso Albaisa.

Well, something similar is coming to production, but without the clap-hands doors and four individual seats, maybe. But the 550bhp hybrid drivetrain, including 440bhp of all-new three-litre twin-turbo V6 and nine-speed auto, will survive to production. [x]