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  • Bitter Shooting Brake

    Bitter is a German tuner of Opel cars that made its mark on the world in the 1970s when it produced a shooting brake called the CD. The car was based on an Opel sedan and came with a Chevrolet V-8, and it had the full blessing of General Motors, which owned Opel at the time. In fact, legendary GM designer Charles M. "Chuck" Jordan did some of the preliminary work. Bitter fell into obscurity by the 1980s but the lack of limelight didn't stop the company from continuing to churn out modified Opels, as well as some other novelties. More recently, Bitter has developed custom versions of the Opel...

  • Kart-powered race car bed
    Hoonigan crew turns race car bed into a real car

    Remember those red race car beds from childhood? Some even came with a steering wheel attached to let young car buffs live out their racing fantasies. Now Ken Block's Hoonigan crew has turned fantasy into reality. Hoonigan's "Garage Garage" YouTube series decided to take one standard issue race car...

  • 1970 Aston Martin DB6 MkII Volante with electric powertrain
    Aston Martin to electrify its classic cars

    Aston Martin is following Jaguar's lead with a reversible electric car conversion for classic models, and the first to receive the treatment is a 1970 DB6 MkII Volante. Jaguar last year rolled out an E-Type whose original powertrain was swapped for a battery and electric motor. It proved so popular...

  • Carrozzeria Touring Superleggera Sciadipersia
    Jay Leno drives Touring Superleggera's Maserati-based Sciadipersia

    Following its revival last decade, Carrozzeria Touring Superleggera jumped straight back into doing what it does best: churning out beautiful, one-off, coach-built cars. Recent hits include the Alfa Romeo Competizione-based Disco Volante and F12-based Berlinetta Lusso. The latest creation, however...

  • Electric RS 3 shows what future four-wheel donuts look like
    Electric RS 3 shows what future four-wheel donuts look like

    Electric motors can do amazing things. Ramp them up to four-figure horsepower, and they can make an electric car intimidating. Heck, we'd even call this electric Audi RS 3 frightening. Schaeffler Group's 4ePerformance concept is back. We've seen it fly backwards at ridiculous speeds, and now Dan...

  • 2017 Hennessey VelociRaptor 6x6
    Hennessey VelociRaptor 6x6 for sale on eBay for $375,000

    Just in time from Black Friday, Hennessey Performance Engineering has listed one of its 50 F-150-based VelociRaptor 6x6 pickups on eBay. The VelociRaptor 6x6 debuted at the 2017 SEMA show and ushered in America's own answer to 6x6 rivals from Mercedes-AMG and Kahn Design. As for why this truck is...

  • 1970 Lamborghini Espada hot rod by Danton Arts Kustoms

    Hot rod culture is typically an American phenomenon. But the French have tried their hand at it with occasional positive results. France-based shops Danton Arts Kustoms and Carrosserie Hervé created this Lamborghini Espada hot rod, and it has all the elements of hot rod style though in a more modern package. To start, the shops nailed the profile. The Espada is low-slung, chopped, and positively menacing. According to the Danton Art Kustom's website, the project started with a conversation between the shop's founder Alexandre Danton and Hervé Castagno of Carrosserie...

  • Charge Ford Mustang with electric powertrain conversion
    Charge reveals EV conversion for classic Mustangs

    Is the future of classic cars one where electric powertrains triumph? A British firm by the name of Charge thinks so, and it's revealed a classic Ford Mustang with an electric powertrain swap. The company revealed the car in October, but it's more than just a quick internal-combustion engine to...

  • HRE 3D printed titanium wheels
    HRE's 3-D-printed titanium wheels could lead to a new level of car personalization

    Performance wheel maker HRE says 3-D printers can manufacture a strong, lightweight wheel for supercars. HRE worked with GE Additives in a new partnership to explore the possibilities of a titanium wheel produced with EBM technology (a type of 3-D printing). The prototype wheel, known as HRE3D+...

  • Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 Race Development Truck with Hall Racing ZR2
    Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 race parts toughen up the off-road truck

    Chevrolet Colorado ZR2 owners now have an arsenal of 15 factory race parts at their disposal. Chevy announced Tuesday it has launched a catalog of race-tested performance parts to enhance the Colorado ZR2's off-road capability. The new parts focus on desert running and more high-speed off-road...

  • Ford F-150 RTR concept, 2017 SEMA show
    2019 Ford F-150 RTR performance pickup coming soon

    RTR Vehicles, the semi-official Ford performance division founded by professional drifter Vaughn Gittin Jr., is about to expand into the pickup scene. A year ago, RTR, which stands for “ready to rock,” rolled out the F-150 RTR concept truck at the SEMA show. It featured a number of...

  • 2006 Subaru WRX from "Baby Drive" for sale
    "Baby Driver" Subaru WRX, "Fast & Furious" star cars head to auction

    Three separate auctions should command the attention of movie buffs and car enthusiasts alike. Live Auctioneers will handle the auctions for three movie cars: the 2006 Subaru WRX from "Baby Driver," 1972 Chevrolet F-Bomb Camaro from "Fast & Furious," and the off-road 1967 Camaro from "Furious...

  • HPE1000 Dodge Challenger Hellcat Redeye

    It was only a matter of time before Hennessey Performance Engineering got its hands on the Dodge Challenger Hellcat Redeye. On Friday we learned the tuning company has given the slightly more demonic Hellcat 1,035 horsepower, up from 797. HPE equips the car with the HPE1000 package to create the horsepower bump and increase torque from 707 to 808 pound-feet. Wheel-hp sits at 880. These figures are based on a race-fuel tune, not regular pump gasoline, and HPE doesn't provide figures on the gasoline most owners are sure to use the vast majority of the time. HPE also didn't share any 0-60 mph or...

  • Icon 1966 Fiat 500 Giardiniera electric powertrain swap
    Icon adds electric powertrain to 1966 Fiat 500 Giardiniera Derelict

    Icon is fresh off of the reveal of its Tesla-powered 1949 Mercury coupe at the 2018 SEMA show, but it has another electric powertrain swap to show off. The company has installed an electric powertrain in this 1966 Derelict Fiat 500 Giardiniera. Icon founder Jonathan Ward published a YouTube video...

  • ECD Land Rover Range Rover Classic
    Florida's ECD now offers restored Range Rover Classics

    Florida's ECD has made a name for itself in recent years with its range of restored and restomodded Land Rover Defenders. In fact, the company's name is an acronym for “East Coast Defender.” However, ECD isn't opposed to working on other Land Rover products and has recently turned its...

  • Enea Casoni EC OnlyOne P8
    Remember this weird rebodied Ferrari F430? You can buy it for $2.8M

    Earlier this year, an Italian by the name of Enea Casoni revealed the EC OnlyOne P8—a fitting name for a one-off supercar. The strange creation built upon a Ferrari F430 now seeks a new home, however. The OnlyOne P8 is listed for sale with luxury classifieds JamesEdition. The going price?...

  • Icon's 1949 Mercury Derelict EV coupe
    The sleeper of sleepers: Icon builds 1949 Mercury Coupe powered by Tesla tech

    Everyone loves a sleeper—something that looks rather mundane, but ends up ripping the doors off of anything in its way. This 1949 Mercury Coupe was never a full-blown hot rod, but it's now one of the coolest electric cars we've seen. Icon undertook the build as a way to push the boundaries of...

  • Hot Wheels Legends tour winner: 2JetZ
    Fan's hot rod to become Hot Wheels diecast model

    Hot Wheels representatives have traveled the United States as part of the company's Hot Wheels Legends Tour to celebrate the toy cars' 50th anniversary. Along the way they looked for the next Hot Wheels model. They've found it, and now one fan will have his car immortalized. The brand announced...

  • Ken Block teases new Ford Escort RS rally car

    After the tragic loss of Ken Block's original Ford Escort RS Group A rally racer, the rally all-star has teased its successor: another Escort RS. Block took to Facebook on Wednesday to tease the upcoming Escort RS build and announced preparations for a world tour in 2019. He plans to take his latest car across the globe to compete in his favorite rally stages and potentially a few Gymkhana demos, too. The original Escort RS was a total loss after Block rolled the car in a crash. Thankfully, Block and his co-driver escaped the crash before the car burst into flames. Only the original shape of...

  • Porsche 911 GT2 RS MR sets street-legal Nürburgring lap record
    Porsche sets 6:40.3 Nürburgring record with modified, street-legal 911 GT2 RS MR

    Porsche may not be the king of the Nürburgring-Nordschleife when it comes to the production-car lap record anymore, but it set a new record for the fastest street-legal car at the famed circuit. The automaker announced Friday that a modified Porsche 911 GT2 RS MR lapped the 'Ring in 6:40.3...

  • The Defco Ford F-350 MegaRaptor
    A Ford F-350 MegaRaptor is the one Raptor to rule them all

    Denver's own Defco Trucks has unleashed the king of all Ford Raptor trucks. It's called the MegaRaptor, and it's cartoonishly wonderful. Starting with a Ford F-350 SuperDuty, Defco Trucks turned it into an oversized toy truck for grownups, and the finished product is both hilarious and awesome...

  • 964 Porsche 911 given a vintage look by DP Motorsport
    DP Motorsport produced another amazing Porsche 911

    DP Motorsport has already blown us away with its updated take on the Porsche 935. Now, the German tuner is back with another Porsche that melds classic cool looks with modern upgrades and it's called the Speedy Irishman. The name comes from the paint color, which is called Irish Green. It's a...

  • Matt Field drifts a mountain in 1,060-hp Corvette
    Watch Matt Field drift a mountain in his 1,060-hp Corvette

    Matt Field is a top talent in the Formula Drift series. For the 2018 season, Field finished 7th overall which is a strong finish given just how stacked the field was this past season. When he wasn't racing, Field decided to slay some tires and release horsepower on a poor unsuspecting mountain...

  • Superformance Future GT Forty GT40
    Superformance embraces the EcoBoost with Future Forty GT40

    The folks at Superformance have paired history with modern high performance. Usually, when you see a Superformance GT40 replicas, it roars with old-school V-8 fury. This one here however, dubbed the Future Forty and unveiled Tuesday at the 2018 SEMA show, is powered by a 3.5-liter twin-turbocharged...

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