In the summer of 2015, the Canadian sportscar market was in its infancy, and no one was quite sure what it would look like when it hit the road in 2019.
The 2018-19 model year was a rough patch for the industry, and the company had some pretty rough results on the production side.
For one, the brand was struggling to make its car competitive with the Ford Fiesta, Ford Focus, and Volkswagen Golf, as well as other new-generation American rivals like the Nissan Titan and Mercedes-Benz C-Class.
And the 2017 model year ended up being a big disappointment for the company, too.
It was a car that many felt was the best we’d seen in the company’s short history, and even the 2017-19 F1, the sportscar that became synonymous with the brand, had some of the best performance and acceleration in the sport.
That changed a bit in 2018, though, and thanks to the success of the 2019 model year, the company could now afford to invest in a new car.
The brand was on the verge of launching the V9 sports car (a sportscar based on the Toyota TS040), but when the brand’s chief executive, Chris Houser, announced the new model, he seemed to suggest that the next generation was about to arrive as well.
“The car will be a sportscar,” Housers proclaimed.
“It will be an all-wheel-drive, all-electric, all combustion-powered vehicle.”
But it turns out that that was just a placeholder.
Instead, Housier and the rest of the company were looking to bring the brand back into the spotlight with a sports car that would be a true contender to the best of the rest.
The V10 is the new sports car the company wants to launch, and it looks like the team has a solid footing.
In a recent interview with The Globe and Mail, Houlihan said the V7 was built with a “genuine intention” to make it a contender in the segment, and that the new car would take advantage of all the powertrain technologies available to the company.
The 2017 V8 has always been a powerful and versatile machine, but the 2017 version had its limits, as it was prone to overheating and eventually failing due to a lack of powertrain tuning.
The new V10 will also be capable of handling more power than the previous-generation model, and we expect that this car will have an advantage in the low-speed department, too, thanks to its upgraded version of the 2.0-liter V6.
Houssers said that the V8 was “designed with a specific purpose in mind,” and that it was “never designed for anything other than the supercharged engine and all of the other technology that it’s got.”
He went on to say that “it’s a really well-engineered car” and “the V10 has the ability to be competitive in the mid-range, supercharged, and supercharged-hybrid segments.”
The V8 and V10 are both based on Toyota’s TS040 platform, which is the same platform that powered the F1 and F1-Hybrid in the past.
The two models share a number of similarities, too: Both are all-road cars, with the same engine and transmission, and both have a sporty feel to them, thanks in large part to the V6’s powertrain.
That means the V5 is an ideal vehicle for an off-road enthusiast, as the V4 was the standard model for many in the off-roading world back in the day.
And both models feature an allwheel drive system that allows them to go faster than their competitors, thanks partly to the inclusion of an electronic stability control system, which helps keep the car stable when things get bumpy on the highway.
Houser also mentioned that the brand is “very, very excited” about the new V6, which will likely be a mid-engine, rear-wheel drive model, as opposed to the turbocharged, front-wheel, and V8 engines that are standard on the current-generation models.
But we’re not sure how the new engine will perform in the fast-fuelled V6-powered V10.
The 2017 V6 was rated to go from 0 to 100 km/h in 3.0 seconds, while the new one should be able to go up to 110 km/hp (75kph) in 6.0sec.
The V6 is expected to offer a slightly lower torque-to-weight ratio, and is said to have more of an efficient turbocharger, though Houserson did not reveal any specific numbers.
The new sports cars also share a few things in common, too — they’re both powered by an allelectric design, and Hous