Fiat-Chrysler’s SRT Tomahawk concept previews the supercar of 2035

Fiat-Chrysler has introduced a digital concept dubbed SRT Tomahawk Vision Gran Turismo. Designed by SRT exclusively for Gran Turismo 6, the Tomahawk previews what supercars could look like in 20 years.

The Tomahawk takes the form of a low-slung single-seater race car with an aerodynamic body and an ultra-low center of gravity. The front end features sharp, almost McLaren-like boomerang-shaped LED headlights and a huge splitter, while the rear end gets thin horizontal tail lamps, a tall air diffuser and five round exhaust tips.

SRT’s digital racer is even more revolutionary under the skin. Compressed air, stored in composite tanks that are a structural part of the chassis, is automatically released to perform a number of functions including spinning the front wheels, activating aerodynamic devices like spoilers and air brakes, filling up the driver’s G-suit, and modifying the stiffness of the suspension system. The tanks can be fully charged before a race, and they can be topped up while driving thanks to a brake energy recuperation system.

Gran Turismo 6 players will be asked to choose from three different versions of the Tomahawk called S, GTS-R, and X, respectively. The Tomahawk S packs a mid-mounted, wide-angle 7.0-liter V10 engine that sends nearly 800 horsepower to the rear wheels, while the aforementioned compressed air system spins the front wheels when extra power is needed. Together, the two power sources generate up to 1,007 horsepower.

The GTS-R is powered by an evolution of the hybrid drivetrain that makes 1,450 horsepower by using a more powerful version of the V10. The GTS-R also benefits from a long list of weight-saving measures that allow it to hit a theoretical top speed of over 300 mph.

Finally, the Tomahawk X turns the dial up to 11 with a 2,168-horsepower version of the V10. The drivetrain generates up to 2,590 horsepower, allowing the Tomahawk to reach a top speed of 404 mph.

It goes without saying that the SRT Tomahawk Vision Gran Turismo will never see the light of day. However, gamers will be able to download it and take it for a virtual spin in a couple of weeks.


Jaguar’s rally-ready F-Type roadster is happiest off the pavement

Jaguar is celebrating the XK120's 70th birthday by turning the F-Type roadster into a rally warrior. Built to FIA specifications, the model receives suspension and braking upgrades plus a full roll cage to protect the occupants.

Tesla brings track mode to Model 3 Performance

The new Track Mode introduced for the Tesla 3 Performance model adds stability to the drive while you're behind the wheel and is specifically designed for driving on closed track courses.

Camaro vs. Mustang: Differences and similarities between two premier pony cars

The Chevrolet Camaro and the Ford Mustang are two of America's favorite sports cars. In this comparison piece, we highlight the main differences between the two machines when it comes to their design and performance, among other factors.

Honda HR-V vs. Honda CR-V: The differences explained

The Honda HR-V and CR-V may overlap in some regard, but they're not the same vehicle. In this comparison, we highlight the design, technology, performance, and fuel economy unique to each ride.

Google Maps tests feature that will help drivers avoid crashes, speed traps

Google Maps is testing a feature that lets drivers report crashes and speed traps so the app can plan efficient routes for others in the area, or warn of upcoming hazards. Waze, which Google owns, already offers such a feature.

Tesla appoints Robyn Denholm as chair, Elon Musk steps down

Tesla co-founder and CEO Elon Musk agreed to step down from his role as chairman as part of a settlement deal with the SEC. Tesla has named a 55-year-old Australian businesswoman named Robyn Denholm as his successor.

Ares turns the Tesla Model S into a two-door roadster with Italian flair

Italian coachbuilder Ares has done what Tesla won't. It's taking a Model S, chopping off the roof, and sending the rear doors back to the parts bin to create a roadster that's ready for the French Riviera.

Ford buys scooter-sharing service Spin as it looks to expand beyond cars

Ford has acquired San Francisco-based scooter-sharing company Spin. The Blue Oval believes mobility services like scooter sharing can complement its existing car business going forward.

Bosch, Daimler team up to deploy autonomous Mercedes-Benz S-Classes in San Jose

In 1986, when Bosch and Daimler joined an autonomous car research project, the technology seemed overly futuristic. Now, the partners are aiming to make a production self-driving car by the early 2020s.

Thinking of driving for Uber? These cars are safe, comfy, and fuel-efficient

Uber is a viable means for making money on the side, but you won't earn much if all of your profits are going direct toward fuel and maintenance. Thankfully, these five cars are a perfect fit for those looking to shuttle passengers from…

Ambitious but not rubbish: The best 'Top Gear' episodes

Since its relaunch in 2002, 'Top Gear' has become required viewing for any serious gearhead. The great moments from this show may seem too numerous to count, but we've managed to pick some of the highlights from the first 25 seasons.

Roborace wants human drivers and machines to work together

Roborace believes the future of racing is autonomous, but it's keeping human drivers in the picture for now. For its first race season, Roborace will use a car called DevBot 2.0 that can be driven by humans or machines.
Emerging Tech

Awesome Tech You Can’t Buy Yet: 1-handed drone control, a pot that stirs itself

Check out our roundup of the best new crowdfunding projects and product announcements that hit the web this week. You may not be able to buy this stuff yet, but it sure is fun to gawk!

Tesla raises prices and simplifies options on Model S and Model X

Tesla is making changes to its offerings of the Model S and Model X. The lower-range 75D models will increase in price, while the higher-range 100D models will decrease in price.