2023 GMC Canyon Revealed, Hennessey Venom F5 Roadster Teased, Ford Bronco Heritage Editions Launched: Cold Start

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Our daily news roundup also includes news on the Maserati Ghibli and a new Acura concept car.

Good morning, and welcome to the last day of the working week. In getting ready for today's edition of Cold Start, we noted numerous interesting developments from yesterday's news, including the arrival of the 2023 Nissan Titan and its new Midnight Edition, as well as changes to Jaguar's product offering for 2023 and a new Brabus tuning kit for the all-electric Mercedes EQS.

But more important news awaits, specifically the unveiling of the 2023 GMC Canyon, our first look at Hennessey's Venom F5 Roadster, and a new SUV from Acura called the Precision EV Concept. We'll round out our report with new details on the future of the Maserati Ghibli and retro additions to the Ford Bronco lineup.


2023 GMC Canyon Lands With Turbo Power And AT4X Trim

Following on from the recent reveal of the Chevrolet Colorado, luxury brand GMC has taken the covers off its take on the truck, known as the Canyon. For the 2023 model year, the sophisticated pickup is now powered by a 2.7-liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine that is exclusively available with 310 horsepower and 430 lb-ft of torque (the Colorado has multiple states of tune on offer). If that sounds poor, it isn't - the Canyon can still tow up to 7,700 pounds. For those who want to go off-road, the new AT4X trim has three inches of lift, a widened track, 33-inch multi-terrain tires, and a Baja Mode.

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Hennessey Teases Venom F5 Roadster

Bugatti recently reminded the world that it still officially owns the record for the world's fastest roadster with the Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse. Hennessey and its Venom F5 Roadster are not happy, and the American automaker is getting ready to take the title. The car has been a long time coming, but as the reveal date draws closer (next week, on August 19), a shadowy teaser has been revealed to get us excited for a potential new world record holder. Like the coupe on which it is based, the Venom F5 Roadster will be powered by a twin-turbo 6.6-liter V8 generating 1,817 hp and 1,193 lb-ft of torque. And with no Chiron Roadster on the way, Hennessey could own this record for decades to come.

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2023 Hennessey Venom F5 Roadster Side View Hennessey

Acura Teases Electric Future With New Precision Concept

Monterey Car Week is where the Venom F5 Roadster you just read about will be revealed, but it's not the only exciting new car on the way to The Quail. Acura has realized that it needs to prepare itself for an electric future and has asked itself what form that will take. To help show the world its plans, at least in terms of styling, Acura has teased the Precision EV Concept, an electric SUV that will preview the future of the luxury automaker's design philosophy. We should take note, because the last time Acura revealed a concept with the Precision name, that vehicle's design went on to directly inspire the styling of future Acura products.

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Ford Makes Our Retro Bronco Dreams Come True

A Ford Bronco may be a pretty retro-looking machine as it is, but Ford can do more. For the 2023 model year, Ford has revealed four special iterations of the off-roader, two of which are limited. The Bronco Sport is included in the updates, with Heritage and Heritage Limited Editions on offer for both Bronco types boasting plenty of Oxford White accents, special badges, and trim elements. On the Bronco especially, the old-school touches look especially good and the four-slot old-school wheels look right at home. Multiple colors will be on offer too, and we're positive these Heritage models will be just as popular as the Bronco Raptor, if not more so.

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Maserati Will Kill The V8 Engine And Ghibli Sedan

We close with bad news. Maserati has announced that it will discontinue the Ghibli sedan in 2024. What will replace it? Effectively, nothing. Instead, the Quattroporte will shrink in size and reclaim the niche formerly held by the Ghibli. Even worse than that is the news that the Italian automaker will drop its Ferrari-derived 3.9-liter V8 engine as it moves toward a philosophy of downsizing and electrification. Expect the Nettuno V6 to be further proliferated across the Maserati lineup in the future, with hybrid power making up the performance deficit and helping clean up the automaker's emissions levels.

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2021-2023 Maserati Quattroporte Forward View Maserati

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