Monthly Archives: July 2011

Hennessey previews limited edition 1,000-horsepower CTS-V Coupe

Last year, we sampled Hennessey’s 700 horsepower version of the Cadillac CTS-V, and quite frankly, it frightened us. As Jonny Lieberman said at the time, “we simply weren’t prepared for the fury of the V700.” Of course, adding a little … Continue reading

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24-year-old wins pair of Ford Mustang Boss 302 coupes

Thomas Barker will need to clear out a space in his driveway. The 24-year-old from Effingham, Illinois claimed the top prize in the 2011 Mustang Dream Giveaway, which means he actually needs to clear out two spaces. One spot will … Continue reading

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McLaren channels feedback into revised MP4-12C

A Formula One team runs very differently than a car manufacturer. When an F1 team finds that a new suspension component or aerodynamic winglet isn’t performing exactly as expected – or as their star driver would like – they go … Continue reading

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Vaughn Gittin Jr. drifts his way through the Al Reem Circuit

If you like Ken Block‘s series of Gymkhana videos, then you’ll definitely want to check out Vaughn Gittin Jr’s latest flick featuring his Formula Drift Mustang. Gittin was recently visiting Saudi Arabia to perform a drifting demo at an event … Continue reading

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The ABCs of Automobile Diagnostics

Automobile diagnostics are really important for figuring out what may be ailing a car quickly and systematically. Automobile computer diagnostic systems help the car owner in many ways. The main benefit is the cost savings diagnostics extends to the car … Continue reading

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Ford GT500 not going twin-turbo, will come with Camaro ZL1-beating power

So much for the rumors that the Ford Mustang GT500 will turn twin-turbo. According to reports buzzing around the web, the meanest snake of all will hold onto its supercharger for the foreseeable future. Even so, that blower will supposedly … Continue reading

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Aston Martin to launch updated DBS late next year

The Aston Martin DBS has only been on the market now for five years, but the DB9 on which it’s based has been around for eight. That’s a fairly long life-cycle for any car, but it seems the DB9/DBS will … Continue reading

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2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 to debut with 570+ horsepower

The much-anticipated 2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 debuted at the Chicago Auto Show earlier this year, putting Ford’s Shelby GT500 squarely in its sites. While official horsepower numbers weren’t released at the time, Chevroletdid state that the supercharged 6.2-liter V8 would … Continue reading

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Blown New Age Hemi Engine – Horsepower!

757HP, 682 LB-FT, 6.1L (370CI) Dodge Hemi ’09 Dodge Challenger SRT8 Karl Schello, Palmdale, CA A couple of months ago we were invited to attend a private test and tune session at Auto Club Speedway in Fontana, California. Our host … Continue reading

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11-year-old cuts the grass in Audi R8, forgets seatbelt

Kid gets keys to Audi R8, makes it dance Some would say the kid in the following video has an awesome dad. We know better… he most likely has an awesome uncle. A father might not let a son hop … Continue reading

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Lotus planning hardcore Evora racer-for-the-road

Lotus Evora Type 124 Lotus has a lot planned for the coming years, but before its next generation sports cars comes along, rumor has it some significant revisions are planned for the current Evora. Among the 147 upgrades reportedly planned … Continue reading

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McLaren MP4-12C celebrates second-quickest Power Lap time on Top Gear

McLaren MP4-12C on Top Gear Ford versus Chevrolet. Porsche 911 vs Nissan GT-R. Audi versus Peugeot. The car business is full of rivalries, but few are as competitive as Ferrari versus McLaren. The two outfits have been at each other’s … Continue reading

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Porsche pondering supercar to bridge gap between 911 GT2 RS and 918 Spyder

2011 Porsche GT2 RS Even though Bloomberg describes Porsche sales as “flagging,” what that really means is that they aren’t growing as much as they were – the maker of go-fast cars should still have a record year. Porsche is … Continue reading

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Next BMW M3 to get triple-turbo six

BMW M3 CRT The BMW M3 has grown cylinders over the years like a pubescent pre-teen grows in height. What started out with an inline-four then grew into a straight-six for two generations before packing a V8 into the current … Continue reading

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Lamborghini Murciélago LP640 gets ‘Star Wars’ inspired wrap

2009 Lamborghini LP640 Star Wars Brian Zuk wrapped a 2008 Lamborghini Murcielago LP 640 with a Star Wars-themed vinyl skin for this year’s Gold Rush Rally 3. Verdict? We like. The wrap features Clone Wars-era Jedi Order crests on the … Continue reading

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