Meet Team Morrie’s as we prep for the 2016 Automotive Olympics
Have you ever wondered what would happen is cars were allowed to compete at the Olympics instead of just athletes? No? Just us?
Well humor us anyway and keep reading to see which vehicles we’d pick to be apart of #TeamMorries in the 2016 Automotive Olympic games!
Name: Nissan GTR Nismo
Sport: 100M Sprint
Hometown: Kaminokawa, Tochigi, Japan
- Accelerated from 0-60 MPH in 2.9 seconds during Car and Driver testing
- 1/4-Mile in 11.2 seconds
- Held Nurburgring Production Car lap record at 7:08.679
The Nissan GTR Nismo has been on a strict diet, and focusing as much on raw speed as agility. The GTR Nismo is a true rising star in the world of Track and Field and should be a strong contender for multiple gold medals in the 2016 Automotive Olympics.
Name: Bentley Continental GT Speed
Sport: Boxing – Heavyweight
Hometown: Crewe, England, United Kingdom
- Holds the record as Bentley’s highest volume model
- Capable of 205 MPH top speed
- Can still sprint from 0-60 MPH in 4.0 seconds despite 5,000+ lb weight
The Bentley Continental GT is the heavyweight bruiser to watch in the 2016 Automotive Olympics. Packing almost 600 HP from its twin-turbocharged W12 engine, the GT can remove its tailored suit and be ready to fight for the heavyweight belt at a moments notice.
Name: Ford F-150 Raptor
Sport: Long Jump
Hometown: Deaborn, Michigan, USA
- Tackled the 2016 Mint 400 offroad race in near-production form
- Lost hundreds of pounds for 2017 with new aluminum body
- New 10-speed automatic transmission and Terrain Management System make it the most capable truck in its class
Ford’s upcoming Raptor will make its 2016 Automotive Olympics debut with an all-new, industry first 10-speed automatic transmission, tied to a powerful 450 horsepower, twin-turbocharged V6 and Terrain Management System. The new Raptor is looking leaner and meaner than ever before and should be nearly unmatched in Cross Country and Long Jump competitions.
Name: Subaru Outback
Sport: Cycling – Cross Country
Hometown: Lafayette, Indiana, USA
- Subaru’s Symmetrical AWD system can traverse any terrain safely
- Leads class in safety features with systems like EyeSight
- Capable of carrying large loads of people and gear
The Subaru Outback is the workhorse of Team Morrie’s. The symmetrical AWD system and higher ground clearance will allow the Outback to cover terrain in perfect comfort while the roof rack and hold a number of bikes or other sporting gear. There are few competitors that offer more versatility in the 2016 Automotive Olympics than the Subaru Outback.
Name: Mazda MX-5
Sport: Rhythmic Gymnastics
Hometown: Hiroshima, Japan
- Over one million MX-5s have been built and sold worldwide, making it the most popular convertible ever
- One of the most-raced vehicle platforms in the world
- Being lightweight, nimble, and fun to drive have been the fundamental goals of the MX-5 since the beginning
The Mazda MX-5 is back and looking better than ever for the performance of a lifetime. This nimble little roadster has the moves to embarrass the competition. With its small frame and quick reflexes, Team Morrie’s expects big things from this little car in the 2016 Automotive Olympics.
Name: Ford Fusion Hybrid
Hometown: Hermosillo, Sonora, Mexico
- Capable of traveling up to 610 miles on a single tank of gasoline
- 40+ MPG on both city and highway cycles
- One of the safest vehicles in its segment
The updated 2017 Ford Fusion Hybrid leads the pack on range while staying calm, cool, and collected inside. With more refinement and safety features than ever before, the new Fusion Hybrid is the car to beat in this year’s 2016 Automotive Olympics marathon competition.
Name: Cadillac CT6
Hometown: Detroit, Michigan, USA
- Cadillac’s current top tier sedan offers more refinement, luxury, and technology than ever before
- Despite near library levels of quietness inside, the CT6 features a class-leading 34-speaker audio system
- The CT6 managed to balance luxury and comfort with sporty handling
The all-new Cadillac CT6 is a new competitor for this year’s Automotive Olympics but with room for plenty of golf clubs in the trunk, this car is sure to have all the tools it needs to perform on the links. Despite some fierce competition, the CT6 has what it takes to remain calm, cool, and collected in any circumstances.
Name: Hyundai Veloster Turbo
Hometown: Ulsan, South Korea
- Razor sharp styling translates to the sporty driving character in the Hyundai Veloster
- Despite its small size, the Veloster makes plenty of room for archery equipment and other sporting gear
The Hyundai Veloster Turbo has a well-rounded nature that helps it hit its mark every time. The sporty nature and quick reflexes mean that the Veloster keep an eye on its target with ease. We expect great things from the Veloster Turbo at the 2016 Automotive Olympics.