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  • Teaser for Bowler's V-8-powered Land Rover Defender

    Kahn Design isn't the only company churning out high-performance versions of the iconic Land Rover Defender. Here in the United States you have East Coast Defender with some impressive offerings, and even Land Rover has dabbled in the segment. Soon, British off-road racing expert Bowler will join the fray. The company has released the first image of a V-8-powered Defender it plans to unveil in October. Bowler's Defender will be very different to what rivals are offering, including Land Rover. That's because Bowler's Defender will be built upon Bowler's own modular platform the company calls...

  • Saleen Sporttruck XR
    Saleen Sportruck XR is a hotter 700-plus-horsepower F-150 Raptor

    Saleen Automotive, the California company best known for modifying Ford Mustangs and producing the S7 supercar, has a new creation: the Saleen Sportruck XR. Think of it as a hotter Ford F-150 Raptor. The Sportruck XR made its debut at Harris Ford Lincoln in Lynnwood, Washington, last Friday after a...

  • Ares Panther prototype testing in Modena, Italy
    Lamborghini Huracán-based Ares Panther will pack 5.6-liter V-10, 650 horsepower

    Residents of Modena, Italy are used to seeing supercars testing on local roads, but they've probably never seen one sporting the logo of Ares. That won't be the case for much longer as the coachbuilder and tuner formed by ex-Lotus CEO Dany Bahar has started road tests of a new model called the...

  • Custom Jeep Wrangler 6x6
    Jeep Wrangler 6x6 boasts Hemi V-8 and brutish looks

    For former Atlanta Braves outfielder Andruw Jones, a regular Jeep Wrangler was simply not enough. Instead, he had Atlanta-based Monster Customs create a 6x6 complete with a Hemi V-8 engine and pickup bed. Now, the creation is for sale. Motor Cars of Atlantahas posted the brutish SUV-turned-pickup...

  • Teaser for Porsche Project Gold restomod debuting August 24, 2018
    Porsche building its own 911 restomod to celebrate 70th anniversary

    Porsche isn't done with its celebrations for its 70th anniversary this year. Having already built a highly authentic replica of its very first sports car, as well as unveiling a spiritual successor in the form of the 911 Speedster concept, Porsche is now working on a restomod based on a classic...

  • 2006 Dodge Viper ASC Diamondback
    McLaren-modified ASC Diamondback Viper for sale, again

    The one-off 2006 Dodge Viper ASC Diamondback has surfaced for sale again. The last time was almost 10 years ago, and since then the car's odometer registers just 19 extra miles. Yep, that's pretty sad. Californian exotic car dealer American Supercars currrently has the Viper listed for sale, and...

  • E-Type UK Series 3 restomod with 6.1-liter V-12 engine

    The Jaguar E-Type is arguably one of the prettiest cars to ever built, but the final-generation Series 3 is often overlooked for earlier examples. This E-Type Series 3 restomod may change that perception. E-Type UK, a British firm specializing in E-Type restorations, completely reworked this 1974 E-Type Series 3 and turned it into a beauty. The firm added a set of stainless steel bumpers, without the godawful rubber extensions, front and rear. E-Type UK also added extended louvers to the hood, opened up a channel for additional airflow, and installed a set of one-off 16-inch Turino wheels to...

  • Mil-Spec Launch Edition #002 Hummer H1
    Mil-Spec Automotive unveils luxurious #002 custom Hummer H1 off-roader

    Mil-Spec Automotive (MSA) has quickly made a name for itself by building luxurious SUVs based on a reimagined Hummer H1. On Wednesday, MSA revealed its second custom creation based on the H1: the #002 Launch Edition. Fittingly, the #002 follows the #001 Launch Edition, but the follow-up SUV...

  • 2019 Lister LFT-666
    First comes thunder, then LFT-666: Lister redesignates its tuned F-Type

    Lister revealed its first car since the 1993 Storm supercar earlier this year with an appropriate follow-up name: the Thunder. But, now Thunder is out, and the name LFT-666 is in. The revived British sports car marque announced Wednesday it has redesignated the car as the LFT-666, with the triple...

  • 2018 Chelsea Truck Company Land Rover Defender Double Cab Pickup
    Kahn Design's Chelsea Truck Company reveals posh Defender pickup

    The original Land Rover Defender was designed as a workhorse but that doesn't mean it can't do with a bit of luxury thrown in. Kahn Design knows this particularly well, as the company has been churning out posh Defenders for years. Its latest is based on the Defender Double Cab Pickup. The vehicle...

  • 2019 Hennessey Heritage Edition Ford Mustang
    Hennessey's 10,000th car is an 808-horsepower Ford Mustang

    The folks at Hennessey Performance Engineering based in Sealy, Texas have been building fast cars since 1991. They've now unveiled their 10,000th build: the 2019 Hennessey Heritage Edition Ford Mustang. It features Hennessey's HPE800 upgrade designed for the current Mustang GT, but this special...

  • World's most powerful Nissan GT-R with 3,500 horsepower
    World's most powerful Nissan GT-R makes 3,500 horsepower

    The standard Nissan GT-R is no slouch with 565 horsepower coming from a 3.8-liter twin-turbocharged V-6 , but this GT-R is something else. If the car looks familiar, that's because it's currently the world's quickest GT-R in the quarter mile. The Extreme Turbo Systems GT-R set a 6.88-second...

  • Bugatti Veyron RWD conversion doing donuts

    The original Bugatti Veyron remains an automotive masterpiece. It's capable of tremendous speed, but that's not what everyone finds thrilling behind the wheel. Some folks just want to do donuts and have silly fun. The problem with doing donuts in a Veyron is the standard all-wheel-drive system simply provides too much traction. To make donuts easy to do, the AWD system would have to be unhooked. Houston Crosta is the owner of Royalty Exotic Cars in Las Vegas. He also owns the 2008 Bugatti Veyron in the video above and wants to do donuts in it. So, he and his mechanic, Jesse Tang, set out to...

  • 2019 Yenko/SC Stage II Corvette Grand Sport
    The 1,000-hp Yenko/SC package adds $68,995 to 2019 Corvette Grand Sport

    The Yenko name is still alive and kicking today, thanks to Specialty Vehicle Engineering, which has been applying it to some wild creations in the recent past. The latest is probably the wildest yet: the 1,000-horsepower Yenko/SC Stage II Corvette. SVE has consistently cranked out high-power...

  • 2018 Hennessey HPE1000 Cadillac CTS-V
    Hennessey's 1,000-horsepower Cadillac CTS-V hits the track and dyno

    Cadillac's brute in a suit, the CTS-V, has been a regular at Hennessey's gym and now it's bristling with with 1,000 horsepower and 966 pound-feet of torque. The standard CTS-V is certainly no slouch with its 640 hp, but Hennessey's HPE1000 version is simply an insane-o beast of a sedan. Just listen...

  • The Keen Project Safari 911 No. 2, photo by Alex Bellus
    The Keen Project Safari 911 first drive review: a time machine for any adventure

    Chad was running late, and we were already pressed for time. This entire plan was rushed and slapped together via a phone call and a few text messages over the weekend. The Keen Project Safari 911 build No. 2 by former race car driver Lehman Keen was in Minneapolis for a short time to celebrate...

  • The Keen Project Safari 911 No. 2, photo by Alex Bellus
    Interview: Lehman Keen, the man behind The Keen Project Safari 911

    Lehman Keen is best known for building Safari Porsche 911s, but before that he was a professional race car driver with a childhood that revolved around Porsches. Naturally, his racing career mostly centered on Porsches, and at one point he worked for Hurley Haywood. Like everything in life, there...

  • Teaser for Mil-Spec Launch Edition #002 Hummer H1
    Detroit's Mil-Spec Auto ready to restomod its next Hummer H1

    Mil-Spec Automotive wants to restomod more Hummer H1s. The Detroit-based company has already proven it can with the launch of its first vehicle; the Launch Edition #001 H1 (shown below) unveiled last month. Now, Mil-Spec is moving ahead with more orders because Launch Edition #002 is underway and...

  • 2018 Rezvani Tank Military Edition

    Rezvani, the Southern Californian coachbuilder who first arrived on the scene with the Ariel Atom-based Beast, recently made news with a brand new monster machine. Rezvani's Tank unveiled last year is a Jeep Wrangler-based, military-spec-looking truck. It only looks the part though, as it doesn't actually offer any protection. However, Rezvani has since rectified that with an updated version, and this one has gone full Rambo. The bodywork appears to be the same as the modified parts bolted on the original Tank. They're not though, because the Rezvani Tank Military Edition wears Level 7...

  • McLaren P1 GT Longtail by Lanzante
    McLaren P1 GT Longtail by Lanzante revealed

    Having already built a modern successor to the McLaren F1 LM based on the P1 hypercar, the folks at British motorsport and engineering company Lanzante have turned their sights on another legendary F1: the F1 GT Longtail. Lanzante is the same company that fielded the F1 GTR that won overall at the...

  • Aston Martin V8 Cygnet
    Q by Aston Martin drops V-8 into Cygnet city car

    Earlier this decade, Aston Martin rebadged a Scion iQ and sold the car complete with a wheezy 1.3-liter engine as the Cygnet. It was a cost-effective way for Aston Martin to get its average emissions down but, for obvious reasons, the car was a dud and thankfully killed off a couple of years after...

  • 964 Porsche 911 lightweight restoration by Singer and Williams
    Singer and Williams go into detail on their lightweight 911

    California Porsche restorer Singer Vehicle Design last year teamed up with Williams Advanced Engineering, the technology offshoot of the Williams Formula 1 team, to use the latest engineering knowledge, including some F1 techniques, to transform an original air-cooled Porsche 911 into the ultimate...

  • Honda UK Mean Mower V2
    150 mph on a lawn mower? Honda Mean Mower V2 takes aim

    Honda UK will once again attempt to build the world's fastest lawn mower. This time it's called Mean Mower V2. The original Mean Mower was able to hit 116 mph to set the world record in 2013, and that was with a 109-horsepower engine. The mad minds at Honda UK are aiming for something higher...

  • HPE Exorcist Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE
    Listen to the Hennessey Exorcist Camaro ZL1 1LE rip, snort, and roar

    Hennessey Performance Engineering's aftermarket answer to the Dodge Challenger Demon is the Chevrolet Camaro Exorcist. In a new video, we're treated to the sights and sounds that result when HPE applies its black magic to the Camaro ZL1 1LE. The video is put together to showcase the raw power found...

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