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  • Mercury Racing 7.0-liter SB4 V-8 crate engine

    Mercury Marine wants to put a greater emphasis on high-performance car engines in the near term, and if the 7.0-liter SB4 crate engine is any indication of the company's future, then sign us up. The SB4 crate engine is based on General Motors' LS7 7.0-liter V-8, which last did duty in the fifth-generation Camaro's Z/28 model. However, Mercury Racing, the company's automotive engine division, only uses the LS7's block and designed its own aluminum dual-overhead cam heads—oh yes, a DOHC LS7. With the new heads, the SB4 engine makes 750 horsepower and 570 pound-feet of torque. Did we...

  • Honda Mean Mower Mk2
    192-HP Honda Mean Mower Mk2 set for speed record attempt

    Four years ago, Honda debuted the world's fastest lawn mower, fittingly called the Mean Mower. After setting a Guinness World Record for the fastest speed reached by a lawn mower, Honda is coming back with an even more powerful garden tool: the Mean Mower Mk2. The Japanese company, which makes not...

  • Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk vs. Hennessey HPE800 Cadillac Escalade
    Hennessey pits its 805-HP Cadillac Escalade against the Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk

    Hennessey Performance Engineering of Sealy, Texas recently pitted its HPE800 Cadillac Escalade against a stock Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk. Before you cry foul about this being an unfair match-up, note that the Jeep is a mid-size SUV whereas the Cadillac is a full-sizer. The Jeep is also powered...

  • Hennessey Exorcist Camaro ZL1 hits 217 mph during top speed run
    Hennessey's Exorcist Camaro is quicker in the 1/4 mile than the Dodge Demon

    You can bet Hennessey Performance Engineering had one figure in mind when developing the Exorcist Chevrolet Camaro ZL1: the Dodge Challenger Demon's 9.65-second quarter-mile time. And it's not a surprise HPE was able to top the 9.65-second time with a 9.57-second quarter-mile run. Hennessey...

  • 2018 Chelsea Truck Company Flying Huntsman 6x6 Civilian Carrier
    Kahn Design's Chelsea Truck Company rolls out Defender-based 6x6 Civilian Carrier

    Following the success of its military-themed Flying Huntsman 110 WB 6x6, Kahn Design's SUV division, the Chelsea Truck Company, has developed a slightly tamer version which it is calling the Flying Huntsman 6x6 Civilian Carrier. Unveiled on Tuesday at the 2018 Geneva International Motor Show, the...

  • Carrozzeria Touring Superleggera Sciadipersia
    Touring Superleggera returns with Maserati-based Sciadipersia

    Italy's Carrozzeria Touring Superleggera is back with a new coachbuilt special based on the Maserati GranTurismo. The car is called the Sciadipersia, which is Italian for “Shah of Iran,” linking this modern creation with the commission of three bespoke Maserati 5000GTs completed in the...

  • DMC Lamborghini Aventador

    In its standard form, the Lamborghini Aventador is a powerful super machine that snaps necks as fast as onlookers snap pics with their phones. Any car can be turned up a bit more over its factory form, however, and German tuning firm DMC has found a way to inject some aggression and cut a bit of weight from the Lambo. How does it do that? It swaps in carbon fiber anywhere it can and then charges a bundle of money for what it calls the Aventador Las Americas. The wing and engine cover stand out immediately. After that, your eyes will find their way to the deep front fascia and ground-scraping...

  • Jon Olsson's Project Phoenix Audi RS6+ Abt Avant
    Jon Olsson reveals his new Audi RS 6+ Abt Avant

    High-horsepower, heavily modified exotic machines are no strangers to Jon Olsson. The pro skier is known for his evolving and insane collection of automobiles, and he has a new one in his garage. It's a new Audi RS 6+ Avant that's been tuned by Abt. Say hello to Olsson's Project Phoenix. From the...

  • TechArt GrandGT Supreme
    TechArt GrandGT Supreme is a faster, fancier Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo

    TechArt is a German tuner that does more than just make Porsches even faster than they already are. The company also makes these luxury cars more luxurious. At the Geneva motor show, TechArt will show a range of new products, highlighted by the GrandGT Supreme, which is a gussied up version of the...

  • Voitures Extravert Porsche 911 turned electric car
    Dutch firm turns old Porsche 911s into electric cars

    The Dutch sure do have an adventurous spirit. Not only is one Dutch firm working on a Tesla Model S shooting brake, but another by the name of Voitures Extravert is now taking old Porsche 911s and turning them into electric cars. The company calls its project the "Quintessenza": a 1970s or 1980s...

  • Specialty Vehicle Engineering Yenko Chevy Silverado
    2018 Yenko Silverado hauls in an 800-HP V-8

    The true Yenko of last century has been long gone, but Specialty Vehicle Engineering (SVE) has kept the name and image alive. Aside from its various modern-day interpretations of Yenko Camaros, the company on Monday revealed another take on the Yenko name with the 2018 Yenko Silverado. Complete...

  • Hennessey Exorcist Camaro ZL1 hits 217 mph during top speed run
    Hennessey Exorcist Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 tops out at 217 MPH

    Hennessey Performance Engineering revealed the 1,000-horsepower Exorcist Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 last April, and since then the car's become an assailing answer to Dodge's Challenger Demon, even if it's not an OEM package. We know 959 of its 1,000 horsepower actually makes its way to the rear wheels...

  • Ares Chevrolet C2 Corvette restomod

    Ares tackles a diverse range of coachbuilt vehicles. We know the Modena, Italy-based firm is working on a Ferrari 412-inspired GTC4 Lusso conversion, a Tesla Model S convertible, and a Model S shooting brake. Those are all future endeavors, but what Ares most recently finished should be stunning to fans of legendary Detroit iron: a restomodded 1964 Chevrolet C2 Corvette. The firm truly worked from the ground up to build a mesmerizing mesh of Italian elegance and American muscle. Work began with stripping an original 1964 Corvette down to the chassis. While the mechanicals underwent...

  • New Stratos
    New Stratos will cost $617,000, plus a Ferrari 430 Scuderia

    Multiple World Rally Champion. Bertone design. Ferrari engine. All of those added up to make the original Lancia Stratos one of the seven wonders of the automotive world. Now there's a New Stratos up for sale, only it isn't being built by Lancia. Rather, it's a coachbuilt special designed by...

  • 2018 Jeep Wrangler LS V-8 swap by Bruiser Conversions
    One company has already dropped an LS V-8 into a 2018 Jeep Wrangler

    The 2018 Jeep Wrangler made its long-awaited debut at the 2017 Los Angeles auto show, but one company has already performed the inevitable LS swap. Bruiser Conversions posted the General Motors 6.2-liter LS3 V-8 powered Wrangler to its Facebook page earlier this month, and when we say the company...

  • Ares Project Panther
    Ares Project Panther: Huracán-based, Pantera-inspired coach-built special revealed

    Ares, the Modena-based coachbuilder and tuner formed by ex-Lotus CEO Dany Bahar, has unveiled its most ambitious car yet: the Project Panther. Based on the bones of a Lamborghini Huracán, the Project Panther takes its inspiration from another Italian performance machine, the De Tomaso...

  • Ares Mulsanne Coupe
    Ares realizes the Mulsanne coupe that Bentley won't

    Talk of coupe and convertible versions of the Mulsanne dates back to when the Bentley flagship sedan made its debut in 2009. Bentley last year finally got around to confirming a small run of Mulsanne convertibles, referred to as the Bentley Grand Convertible. However, we're still yet to see...

  • Ares Tesla Model S convertible
    Ares previews a stylish Tesla Model S convertible

    Although consumers have largely fallen out of love with convertibles, there's still something about a drop-top that stirs up feelings. Ares Design, based in Modena, Italy, has something cooking that certainly strikes directly at said feelings. The firm hasn't provided any details but it did release...

  • Nissan Titan factory lift kit

    Nissan will make it easier for owners to customize their Titan and Titan XD pickups with the announcement of a factory-approved lift kit. Installing the kit does not void the truck's factory warranty, which will likely make it an appealing option for owners. In under four hours, a Nissan dealer can fully install the ICON Vehicle Dynamics-sourced lift kit, which provides up to 3 inches of lift without the need for cutting or drilling. The entire process is a simple bolt-on installation. Aside from the adjustable-height coil-over shock absorbers, the kit also includes custom rod end bearings...

  • Nissan Armada Snow Patrol
    Nissan Armada Snow Patrol ready to tackle any frozen tundra

    Nissan revived the Armada for the 2017 model year based on the global Patrol nameplate. At the Chicago Auto Show, the brand wants to show just how capable the SUV can be—especially in wintry conditions. Ahead of its debut in Chicago, Nissan revealed the Armada Snow Patrol, with an emphasis on...

  • Nissan 370Zki concept
    Nissan 370Zki is a mean winter-enthusiast machine

    Held in February, the Chicago Auto Show gives locals a chance to get out and dream about cars during the heart of winter. It also gives Nissan the opportunity to create wild and fanciful winter-beating machines. Why? Just because. On Sunday, Nissan revealed the 370Zki concept ahead of its formal...

  • 1972 AMC Javelin AMX by Ringbrothers visits Jay Leno's Garage
    Ringbrothers' 1972 AMC Javelin AMX visits Jay Leno's Garage

    It was one of the most talked about cars at last year's SEMA show, but not everyone was a fan. We're talking about the 1972 AMC Javelin AMX built by Ringbrothers of Spring Green, Wisconsin, and it recently paid a visit to Jay Leno's Garage. Although there’s no denying the high level of...

  • Ares Tesla Model S shooting brake conversion
    Ares announces its own Tesla Model S shooting brake conversion

    The world will soon have three separate options to choose from for Tesla Model S shooting brake conversions. The latest comes from Ares Design based in Modena, Italy. The firm announced on Thursday that it will produce its own Model S shooting brake, and it also plans to outfit the interior with...

  • 2018 Lister Thunder
    Lister unveils 'new' Thunder sports car

    Revived British sports car marque Lister has unveiled its first new car since the Storm of the 1990s. We use the term “new” lightly, however, because the car unveiled by Lister on Wednesday is actually a modified Jaguar F-Type. Lister is calling it the Thunder, and just like its Storm...

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