CUE THE LUXURIOUS LAND YACHTS, THE INTELLIGENT ELECTRICS, THE STEAMROLLING SUVS, AND MORE FOR A PARADE OF THIS YEAR’S MOST ANTICIPATED ROAD WARRIORS
BY AMANDA McCOY
(Prices are manufacturer suggested. Dealer prices that include taxes, options, and additional fees may vary.)
CHEVROLET CORVETTE STINGRAY CONVERTIBLE
When Chevy set out to reinvent the prodigal ‘Vette for 2020, its mission was “to develop a new sports car, combining the successful attributes of Corvette with the performance and driving experience of mid-engine supercars,” said Tadge Juechter, Corvette executive chief engineer. Reviving an iconic moniker from the ‘60s, the 2020 Corvette Stingray debuted as a ferocious mid-engine marvel, billed as a supercar for the masses (its entry level price tag was comfortably placed under $60k). The next generation also introduced the first ever power folding hardtop Corvette Convertible (in the past, only soft tops were used for wind in your hair excitement).
While pricing remains the same for the Stingray’s second production year, it did receive a few upgrades, including standard Android Auto and Apple CarPlay, plus a medley of new interior and exterior colors and racing stripes. Magnetic Selective Ride Control suspension, which interprets real time data via suspension mounted accelerometers and adapts to changing road conditions on the fly, is now available as a standalone option as well.
UNDER THE HOOD
Chevy’s next generation direct injection 6.2L LT2 V8 is paired with a marque first eight speed dual clutch transmission, providing lightning fast shifts and excellent power transfer. It delivers 495 horses with 470 lb. ft. of torque and whips from 0 60 in less than three seconds.
EVEN THE STANDARD SEATING IS LUXE
Wrapped in genuine Mulan leather. Upgraded options include Napa leather with carbon fiber trim and a Competition Sport seat that provides aggressive bolsters for track driving.
TO UP THE THRILL O-METER
The Z51 Performance package readies the car for track use with aerodynamic aids to add 400 pounds of down force, stickier Michelin Pilot Sport 4S ZP summer tires, revised suspension tuning to handle track cornering speeds, and more effective cooling for the engine and brakes.
$66,400 Quality Chevrolet Buick GMC of Englewood 386 Grand Avenue, Englewood / 201.399.4280 qualitychevybuickgmc.com
Quality Chevrolet Old Bridge / 1292 U.S. 9, Old Bridge / 732.316.2600 / qualitychevroletnj.com
BENTLEY BENTAYGA SPEED
In an increasingly competitive super luxe SUV segment that includes flashy elites like the Aston Martin DBX and Lamborghini Urus, one has to continue to position itself apart from the crowd, and Bentley proved up for the challenge. Though technically billed as a mid-cycle refresh, the 2021 Bentayga went far beyond a handful of tech and cosmetic upgrades, unveiling a sweeping visual makeover with entirely new, more elegant front and rear ends, including a broader radiator grille and wraparound tailgate with oval lamps.
Options underneath the hood include the same 4.0L twin turbo V8, reaching 0 60 in 4.4 seconds, or a more efficient hybrid powertrain that combines a 3.0L twin turbo V6 and an electric motor for a peak system output of 443 horses and 516 lb ft of torque. But this year, the Bentayga was ready to reclaim its title as the fastest of the pack (Lambo’s Urus took the honor in 2017) with the new Bentayga Speed powered by a wild class leading 6.0L W12 that races from 0 60 in 3.8 seconds and reaches a top speed of 190 mph officially crowning the Bentayga the cheetah of the SUV kingdom.
CALL IT FAMILY RESEMBLANCE
The 2021 Bentayga is outfitted with new “cut glass” elliptical LED headlights, similar to those of cousins Flying Spur and Continental.
Include a larger, higher resolution 10.9 inch touchscreen, Apple CarPlay integration, a new touchscreen remote control tablet for backseat passengers, a wireless charging pad, and USB C ports.
REAR SEAT PASSENGERS
Will be treated to extra knee room in 2021 as redesigned internal framework allows 1.2 additional inches when the seats are upright and 3.9 inches when reclined. One of only two vehicles in its segment to offer seating for seven, the Bentayga offers an optional fold down third row seat.
Bentley Parsippany / 250 US 46, Parsippany Troy Hills / 973.575.7755 / bentleyparsippany.com
PORSCHE PANAMERA TURBO S SPORT TURISMO
In 2010, Porsche rocked auto dom with the release of the Panamera, a lightning fast luxury sports car…that had four doors. The German automaker had toyed with the idea for decades, including a four door prototype of the 356 in the 1950s and later a larger, family sized variant of the 911, but it wasn’t until the new millennium that its ambitious vision came to fruition with the Panamera, a chiseled saloon that blurred the lines between superior comfort and heart pounding thrill.
The now 11 year old nameplate is flying into 2021 with a host of performance upgrades, notably an updated 4.0L twin turbo V8 for the Type S series that includes changes to the crankshaft, connecting rods, timing chain drive, and torsional vibration dampers, plus new fuel injectors and a reduced compression ratio, all adding up to 620 horses, 604 lb. ft. of torque, and a hold on to your hats 0 60 time of 2.9 seconds (when Launch Control is engaged). All Turbo S models have a top track speed of 196 mph. Early 2021 release, pricing unofficial.
THOUGH NOT A FULL FIVE SEATER
The nifty 4+1 seating configuration includes a small fifth seat that’s substantial enough to bring along another rider on short to medium distance trips.
UPGRADES INCLUDE 21 INCH WHEELS
18 way Adaptive Sport Seats with a modified seam pattern and elevated side bolsters, interior carbon fiber trim, and Burmester 3D High End Surround Sound System with 21 speakers.
AN OPTIONAL SPORT PACKAGE
Includes rear axle steering, Sport Exhaust System with silver tailpipes, and the Sport Chrono Package with mode switch, offering even sportier tuning of the chassis, engine, and transmission. Pilots can choose between four driving modes Normal, Sport, Sport Plus, and Individual to personalize their driving style.
Porsche Monmouth / 280 NJ 36, West Long Branch 732.734.8505 / porschemonmouth.com
LAND ROVER DEFENDER 90 FIRST EDITION
Motor Trend’s SUV of the Year, the 2021 Land Rover Defender marks only the second year of the rugged yet refined SUV’s American comeback (though available in international markets, the Defender hasn’t been sold in the states since 1997), and this year, the British maker is expanding the U.S. lineup with a new mid-level trim (the X Dynamic, bridging the gap between the base Defender and the ultra luxe X) and the shorter wheelbase, two door Defender 90. It’s built on the same high strength, heavy duty D7x aluminum platform as its four door brethren but is 17.1 inches shorter, and a pliable air suspension (on the First Edition and X models) can raise from a normal ride height of 8.7 inches to a trail shredding 11.5. The First Edition is powered by a turbo 3.0L inline six, as compared to a 2.0L four banger on the two entry models, outputting 395 horsepower at 5,000 rpm. Trim specific exterior features include a white contrast roof with a folding fabric insert that opens to the sky, 20 inch five spoke wheels in glossy silver, and First Edition badging.
TURN UP THE VOLUME
Because the First Edition comes standard with a ten speaker, 400W Meridian Sound System with a dual channel subwoofer.
THE LAND ROVER FIRST CLEARSIGHT INTERIOR REAR VIEW MIRROR
Provides a clear, unobstructed view of the road (or trails) behind you, regardless of the amount of people, pets, or gear in the back seats and cargo area.
CONFIGURABLE TERRAIN RESPONSE
Allows drivers to individually configure the powertrain, steering, differentials, and traction control settings based on the demands of the terrain.
OVER 200 POUNDS OF SOUND DEADENING MATERIAL
Ensures a quiet ride, whether at city or highway speeds even the seat frames have dampers in them to reduce motion and noise when the vehicle is moving.
IN ADDITION TO THE STARLIGHT HEADLINER
The interior dash is also given the luxe lighting treatment with an illuminated fascia, featuring more than 850 softly glowing 3 D stars surrounding the Ghost nameplate.
AFTER A DECADE OF TESTING AND DEVELOPMENT
The new Planar Suspension System promises the best riding Rolls yet, responding to both low frequency and high frequency bumps with unilateral ease. Utilizing an upper wishbone damper unit and a Flagbearer camera system that reads the road ahead, the Planar system adjusts proactively to changing road surfaces.
Land Rover Monmouth / 105 NJ 36, Eatontown 732.869.2500 / landrovermonmouth.com
ROLLS ROYCE GHOST
First unveiled at the Frankfurt Motor Show in 2009, the Ghost has since become the British marque’s best selling nameplate, and it’s rolling into 2021 with a new ‘do, featuring cutting edge tech, mega sleek design appointments, and a host of drivetrain upgrades for newfound versatility and assertiveness. This is only the second generation of the automaker’s still uber luxurious entry level sedan, and it’s clear that Rolls Royce means business. The Ghost is anchored by a new custom built aluminum chassis with an advanced Planar Suspension System that isolates and absorbs wheel vibration, delivering a ride that’s not only smooth but whisper silent further impressive because the vehicle is powered by a thundering 6.75L twin turbocharged V12 engine. is new platform also enables a Ghost first: all-wheel drive and all wheel steering for increased agility. Other standout features include chauffeur style Effortless Doors that open and close with a simple gesture, a new illuminated radiator grille highlighted by 20 LED lights, and a Starlight Headliner that others a celestial fiber optic show replete with shooting stars.
Paul Miller Rolls Royce / 250 US 46, Parsippany / 973.575.7751 / paulmillerrollsroyce.com
ALFA ROMEO STELVIO QUADRIFOGLIO
The Italian maker’s compact SUV underwent meaningful changes last year, receiving interior material upgrades, larger 8.8 inch touchscreen infotainment system, and added level two autonomy safety tech (Romeo’s midsize luxury sedan, the Giulia, received similar enhancements). From a brand that’s lauded for its commitment to evoking driver emotion, it’s no surprise this sleek stunner is a joy to drive; the high performance Quadrifoglio packs 505 horses into its twin turbo 2.9L V6 and flaunts jaw dropping athleticism, tearing through steep curves with confidence. A nifty DNA Pro Drive Mode Selector puts control in the drivers’ hands, allowing them to choose from four different modes with the turn of a dial, including natural, dynamic, weather (for slippery road surfaces), and race. The latter is exclusive to the Quadrifoglio badges and 4C Spider, and preps the pilot for heart pounding performance by minimizing the interventions of electronic systems like Electronic Stability Control and Anti Slip Regulation.
NOTABLE FEATURES INCLUDE
A hands free power liftgate, wireless charging, and Harman Kardon Premium Audio System with 14 speakers.
Q4 ALL WHEEL DRIVE
Is paired with a torque vectoring twin clutch rear differential, feeding each wheel the precise traction it demands in any situation, from rain or snow to gravel or the track.
FOR THE DRIVER
14 way leather and Alcantara sport seats are standard, but for a few extra bucks, Sparco leather and Alcantara Race Seats are available in four different color combos, including a striking red and black two toned head turner.
Alfa Romeo of Monmouth 807 NJ 35, Ocean Township / 732.695.9200 alfaromeoofmonmouth.com
BMW IX (2022)
When BMW’s first crossover, the X5, launched in 1999, it was billed as the world’s first SAV, or sport activity vehicle, to highlight the luxury high rider’s capabilities (like a 6,000 pound tow capacity and optional roof racks for kayaks, canoes, or even full camping set ups). More than two decades later, the German powerhouse is expanding the segment with its first fully electric SAV. The iX is based on the Vision iNext concept that debuted in 2018 at the Los Angeles Auto Show and is scheduled for a late 2021 launch in Europe followed by a North American debut in early 2022. The technological flagship lives up to its title with impressive numbers; expect a range of over 300 miles and a total motor output of up to 500 horsepower. It’s similar in size to its X5 cousin and is carved into a wind-swept, elegant silhouette with frameless doors, seamless door handles, and lithe, minimalist head and tail lights. Pricing unofficial.
THE INTELLIGENT KIDNEY GRILLE
(similar to the 4 Series) is as clever as it is commanding, loaded with sensors, cameras, and radar for driver assist technologies.
INSIDE, EXPECT TO FIND CLEAN, ELEGANT OUTFITTINGS
including a glass effect iDrive knob, a floating center console, and numerous curved displays.
AN END TO END PANORAMIC GLASS ROOF
is finished with electro chromic tinting to protect against direct sunlight.
Circle BMW / 500 NJ 36, Eatontown / 732.820.4053 / circlebmw.com
JEEP GRAND WAGONEER CONCEPT
Born in 1962, the “All New, All Jeep” Wagoneer was the ultimate land yacht of its time. It was the first 4X4 to feature an automatic transmission and independent front suspension, and it was damn luxurious. For nearly three decades, it dominated trail ways and urban streets alike until it was sadly laid to rest in 1991 due to industry shifts and waning demands until now. The “first luxury SUV” is back and intends to “once again define ‘American Premium,’ making it the standard of sophistication, authenticity, and modern mobility,” noted Christian Meunier, global president of the Jeep Brand for FCA, at the press conference for the 2020 Grand Wagoneer concept. When it rolls into dealerships later this year, the luxe rider will be packed with ultra-premium creature comforts, like a full length single pane glass roof, choice interior materials like hand and heat treated blackened lace wood with raw accent edging, and an exclusive McIntosh sound system. Both the Wagoneer and the Grand Wagoneer will be manufactured at the Warren Truck Assembly Plant in Michigan. Pricing unofficial.
that when the production version arrives later this year, it will offer three different 4X4 systems and the brand’s Quadra Lift air suspension, which employs air springs in lieu of traditional coil springs at each wheel, allowing for significant changes in ride height depending on the terrain.
INTELLIGENT LED LIGHTING
improves nighttime visibility on winding streets by utilizing a dynamic 180 degree lateral rotation and integrated electronic headlamp motor that follows any twist or turn in the road.
Route 46 Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram / 1655 US 46, Little Falls / 973.339.7752 / route46chryslerjeepdodge.com
Route 130 Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram / 1153 Route 130, Robbinsville / 609.686.2200 / route130chryslerdodgejeep.com
Enthusiasts have been waiting with bated breath for Maserati’s new flagship, a mid engine supercar that would mark the Italian powerhouse’s return to racing. The name MC20 was announced last February, and in September, the sporty super coupe was unveiled, its svelte lines and revolutionary engine flaunting both sinew and sophistication. The exterior styling took a more elegant approach, choosing smoother angles over traditional supercar characteristics like aggressive wings or oversized air intakes. But the real marvel is under the hood. The new Nettuno engine, entirely developed by Maserati at its Modena facilities and the first proprietary engine in 20 years, is a Formula One inspired twin turbo 3.0L V6 paired with an eight speed dual clutch tranny. The numbers? 621 horsepower at 7,500 rpm and 538 lb. ft. of torque between 3,000 and 5,500 rpm that’s an insane 207 horses per liter, folks, thanks to the first twin spark plug pre chamber combustion system on a street vehicle. Performance is further enhanced by the tremendous power to weight ratio from the MC20’s feather light, all carbon fiber monocoque. Pricing unofficial.
THE TRIDENT LOGO
is based on the Fountain of Neptune in Piazza Maggiore in Bologna, the original home of the manufacturer. The MC20 is the first true supercar to bear the symbol.
will debut a suite of Maserati first tech features, including Android based infotainment system with connected services, a digital instrument panel, and a virtual rearview mirror.
THE SUPER SPORTSCAR
is slated for a fall release, with convertible and all wheel drive all electric variants to follow.
Maserati of Monmouth / 807 NJ 35, Ocean Township / 732.695.9200 / maseratiofmonmouth.com
ACURA TLX TYPE S
Touted as the most powerful sedan ever produced by the premium Japanese automaker, the next generation TLX Type S is fed by a new dual scroll turbo V6 paired with a ten speed automatic tranny, summoning 355 horsepower and 354 lb. ft. of torque (these numbers are, at time of press, estimations). Power is distributed to all four wheels through standard Super Handling All Wheel Drive for blistering acceleration and nimble handling, plus heightened traction on slippery surfaces. The styling is equally aggressive, sporting exclusive 20 inch wheels with performance tires and Brembo brakes, dramatic quad exhaust tips, and several aerodynamic countenances that include a front splitter, rear diffuser, and deck lid spoiler. The Type S is slated to arrive in showrooms this spring, and while official pricing hasn’t been released, Acura said to expect a starting MSRP in the low to mid 50s.
THE INTERIOR IS A STRIKING CONFLUENCE OF LUXE AND SPORT
with a leather wrapped, flat bottom sport steering wheel, plush Ultra suede trimmed seats, classy red accents, and ample Type S badging.
ADAPTIVE DAMPER SYSTEM
is standard on the Type S, which adjusts suspension stiffness nearly instantly, to both smooth the ride and sharpen handling according to driving conditions.
THIS MARKS THE RETURN OF THE TYPE S BADGE
which was introduced in 2001 as the premium performance edition of its respective model, but has been dormant since 2011.
Precision Acura of Princeton / 3001 US 1, Lawrenceville / 877.872.0338 / precisionacura.com
CADILLAC ESCALADE SPORT PLATINUM 4X4
After NAIAS officially moved from January to June in 2020 (though the pandemic ultimately postponed the Detroit mega show until 2022), Cadillac chose another iconic early year event to roll out the red carpet for its prodigal SUV: Oscar Week. The 2021 Escalade made its booming debut on February 4 among Hollywood’s biggest stars with the premiere of a three minute short film titled Anthem, directed by Academy Award winner Spike Lee. And the king of chrome certainly didn’t disappoint; now in its fifth generation, the redesigned flagship is the most technologically advanced Caddy to date, featuring a 38 inch curved OLED display with twice the pixel density of a 4K TV, Super Cruise system with true hands free driver assistance capabilities on compatible highways, lane change on demand functionality, and a 36 speaker sound system with Austrian audio powerhouse AKG.
BE SURE TO CALL SHOTGUN
because both 18 way front seats are equipped with massage functionality (standard in the Sport Platinum). Backseat passengers shouldn’t shed a tear, though, as rear seat entertainment includes two 12.6 inch screens.
THE SPORT PLATINUM
comes standard with GM’s Air Ride Adaptive Suspension. By using a centrally located air pump in conjunction with the independent multilink rear suspension, the system is capable of seamlessly raising or lowering the vehicle’s ride height by up to four inches. In addition to automatic leveling at all four corners and at highway speeds (the system adjusts to maximize aerodynamics and fuel efficiency), drivers can manually select their preferred ride height when off roading, at low speeds, or when passengers are entering and exiting the vehicle.
Gold Coast Cadillac / 2123 NJ 35, Oakhurst 732.695.1400 / goldcoastcadillac.com
Ladies and gentlemen, it’s back. Enter the legendary Bronco, the first vehicle designated as an SUV and an American classic. After a 25 year hiatus, the rugged rider will be hitting the streets and the wild terrain again this summer, this time with a first ever four door variant joining the classic two door. And like those that came before, the all 4X4 lineup is engineered to tackle the roughest of terrains. The marque’s Built Wild Extreme Durability Testing comprises a series of elevated “torture” tests that extend from the lab to real world trials in extreme and harsh conditions to ensure the Bronco can tackle all terrain, from the mountains to the sandy desert. The fun factor is intensified with available quick release stowable roof panels and doors plus an all in one app that allows crusaders to easily plan, record, and share their experiences. And don’t worry, off road enthusiasts, the Bronco will be available with a segment exclusive seven speed manual transmission.
NAVIGATION ISN’T LIMITED TO PAVED ROADS AND HIGHWAYS.
Owners have access to more than 1,000 curated trail maps powered by guidebooks from Neo Treks, Trails Off road, and Fun Treks.
WITH MORE THAN 200 FACTORY BACKED AFTERMARKET ACCESSORIES AVAILABLE
this truckster is what Ford calls infinitely customizable, from leveling kits and exhaust upgrades to bumpers and skid plates.
AN EXCLUSIVE TERRAIN MANAGEMENT SYSTEM with G.O.A.T. Modes offers up to seven driver selectable modes, including Normal, Eco, Sport, Slippery & Sand, with Baja, Mud/Ruts, and Rock Crawl for intrepid off road driving.
Quality Auto Mall / 55 NJ 17, Rutherford / 201.935.2400 / qualityautomall.com
MERCEDES BENZ S CLASS S580 4MATIC
Mercedes’ premier luxury saloon is no stranger to crowning achievements; as the world’s top selling luxury sedan, the S Class has wielded several industry leading torches since its birth in 1951 (though it wasn’t officially designated the S Class until ‘72), and 2021 is no exception. The flagship sedan will be the first to receive the second generation of Benz’ MBUX infotainment system, now boasting 50% more processing power and a ton of high tech upgrades. The learn capable system lives in up to five oversized screens some with OLED technology and features a new 3 D driver display, facial recognition, a fingerprint scanner, and voice activated controls on the multiple touchscreens. The voice assistant “Hey Mercedes” is available in every seat. The heart is a 4.0L biturbo V8 that’s paired with a 48 volt hybrid system and standard all-wheel drive for spirited cornering. All new rear axle steering offers a tighter turning radius for city driving, so you can conquer any concrete jungle with finesse. Pricing unofficial.
THE S CLASS IS A LONGTIME PIONEER OF SAFETY INNOVATION
(the nameplate introduced the first conical pin safety door lock in the ‘50s), and this year it’s debuting the world’s first true production rear seat airbags and PRE SAFE® Impulse Side, designed to gently nudge passengers away from an imminent side impact through an air chamber in the seat’s side bolster.
NAVIGATING UNKNOWN TERRITORY
will be easier than ever with the new augmented reality enabled Head Up Display. Animated turn o arrows are virtually projected onto the lane, informing pilots precisely and clearly where their next direction lies.
PRIMED AND READY FOR LONG DISTANCES
the front seats are equipped with 19 motors to make finding the perfect seating position a breeze. The in seat vibration motors also work in tandem with the seat heaters for a bona fi de heated massage.
Contemporary Motors Cars / 100 Oceanport Avenue, Little Silver / 732.842.5353 / cmcbenz.com
VOLVO XC40 RECHARGE PURE ELECTRIC
“We have said this several times before: for Volvo Cars, the future is electric,” proclaimed Volvo CEO Håkan Samuelsson in 2019 at the reveal of the Swedish automaker’s first all-electric, the XC40 Recharge. Based on the brand’s smallest SUV, the zero emission crossover will mark the first in what Volvo said will be a long line of gasoline free vehicles, with a lofty goal to make all electric cars 50% of its global sales by 2025. The XC40 Recharge is also the first in its family to receive the new infotainment system powered by Google’s Android operating system (don’t worry, iPhone loyalists the system will still be compatible with Apple devices). Since each model will come equipped with two electric motors, one driving the front wheels and the other powering the back, the XC40 Recharge will offer standard full time all-wheel drive. The dual motor powertrain is fed by a 75 kWh battery pack with a range of more than 200 miles. Availability is early 2021.
STANDARD DRIVER ASSIST TECHNOLOGIES
include automated emergency braking with pedestrian and cyclist detection, lane departure warning with lane keeping aid, and adaptive cruise control with semi-autonomous driving mode.
LET’S GET TO THE NUMBERS:
402 horsepower, 40 minute charge time (for up to 80%), and a 4.7 second 0-60 make for one peppy machine.
WHEN ENGINEERING A BEV
version of its compact but roomy crossover, Volvo didn’t sacrifice any cargo space. Bonus: the elimination of the engine opens up additional storage space under the hood.
Volvo Cars Manasquan / 2415 nj 35, Manasquan / 877.470.7662 / volvocarsmanasquan.com
DODGE CHARGER SRT HELLCAT REDEYE WIDEBODY
The Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat wasn’t lacking on power moving into the new year, boasting 717 horsepower from its supercharged 6.2L V8, but in the spirit of speed and glorious excess, the ferocious feline family added a new cat to the pack one that delivers an astounding 80 more horses. To become the most powerful and fastest mass produced sedan in the world, the 797 hp Redeye Widebody is equipped with a larger 2.7L screw type supercharger that produces 14.5 psi of boost its brethren use a 2.4L supercharger, for reference and it has a higher redline at 6,500 rpm versus 6,200. A 15% stronger driveshaft and 20% stronger axles help the hungry muscle car accommodate the extra power. The exterior is equally aggressive with a custom black chrome grille, 20×11 inch carbon black wheels with SRT branded Brembo brakes, and chrome Hellcat Redeye badging that screams “you’ve been warned” to everyone next to you at a red light. $78,595
POWER DOESN’T USURP COMFORT
so luxury amenities like available heated and ventilated front seats, Dual Zone Automatic Temperature Control, and a customizable Driver Information Digital Cluster Display (that glows red, naturally) are on board.
WHILE NO MANUAL TRANSMISSION IS AVAILABLE
steering wheel mounted metal paddle shifters allow the driver to take command of the quick shifting automatic, dialing up lower gears and higher revs on a whim.
PERFORMANCE PAGES OFFER
real time information on oil and coolant temperatures, G force measurements, and reaction times at launch against a simulated drag strip timing light.
Route 46 Chrysler Jeep Dodge / 1655 US 46, Little Falls 973.339.7752 / route46chryslerjeepdodge.com
Route 130 Chrysler Jeep Dodge Ram / 1153 Route 130, Robbinsville / 609.686.2200 / route130chryslerdodgejeep.com
JAGUAR F PACE SVR
“As a team, we’re incredibly proud of the F PACE SVR, so trying to improve on the original was always going to be a difficult task,” noted Paul Barritt, F PACE SVR chief program engineer. The performance version of Jaguar’s top seller, this frisky two row SUV isn’t just showing off a sharper appearance for 2021. Motorsport inspired front bodywork reduces lift by 35% and lowers drag, while larger air intakes, hood vents, and side fender vents work to keep the eager engine comfortably cool. While the supercharged 5.0L V8 engine shepherds the same 550 horsepower as the previous model, there is an additional 14 lb. ft. of torque on board, slashing the 0-60 time by 0.3 seconds to 3.8 and raising the top speed to 178 mph. But the added speed won’t cost drivers more at the pump, as the engineers carved out an additional two mpg, increasing the highway rating up to 23.
STANDARD ALL WHEEL DRIVE
with Intelligent Driveline Dynamics enhances driver engagement and performance by utilizing predictive and reactive software that can distribute torque to the front and rear axles independently and nearly instantly, offering more control and stability in low traction situations.
SPECIAL BRAKE TUNING
is exclusive to the SVR flagship, featuring a new Integrated Power Booster to support the 395mm and 396mm two piece disc brakes in the front and rear, respectively, along with a sportier and shorter brake pedal.
A MENU OF HEAD TURNING HUES
adds even more punch to the svelte silhouette, including Velocity Blue (pictured here), Atacama Orange, Sorrento Yellow, and British Racing Green.
Jaguar Monmouth / 105 NJ 36, Eatontown / 877.672.8680 / jaguarmonmouth.com