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  • Hennessey HPE800 Twin Turbo Jeep

    Hennessey unveils its latest tune: an 800-hp Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8.

  • FondTech E-11 electric race car prototype
    FondTech Reveals Electric Formula E Racing Car, The E-11

    We all like to think that our cars have been developed using technology bred on the race track. It adds a sense of kudos and the impression of thoroughbred engineering to even the most mundane of vehicles. Ironic then, that with the push towards electric vehicles as road transport, the world of...

  • Red Bull Racing at the 2011 Formula 1 European GP
    Race Car Tech: Improving The Breed, Or Ruining The Racing?

    Carmakers love motor racing. The phrase "Win on Sunday, sell on Monday" didn't come about for no reason - racing is a great way of raising the profile of your cars and the buying public love knowing that some of the technology in their cars has filtered down from the race track. That's the theory...

  • intelligent transportation system
    MIT Smart Cars Predict Collisions

    We've seen cars with lane departure warnings and collision detection, but MIT is pushing the envelope with tech that can predict human driving patterns. The computerized intelligent transportation system (ITS) uses an algorithm created from modeled human driving to predict where human drivers are...

  • Audi R18 TDI Le Mans car
    Audi Wins Le Mans 2011, R18 TDI Withstands Huge Crashes

    Audi Sport has won the 24 Hours of Le Mans at the La Sarthe circuit in Northern France in one of the closest races in many years, but were it not for the strength and safety of the R18 TDI sports prototype, the weekend could have been very different. Less than an hour into the race, star driver...

  • Joel Feder and the 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8
    2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 Walkaround: Video

    With 465 horsepower from its 6.4-liter Hemi V-8, the new 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8, which made its world debut recently at the 2011 New York Auto Show, is guaranteed to remain one of the fastest SUVs on the planet for some time to come. How fast? How ‘bout 0-60 in just 4.8 seconds and a...

  • 2012 Chrysler 300 SRT8

    The brand new 2011 Chrysler 300 sedan has come and gone so now it’s finally time for the model we’ve all been waiting for, the high-performance 300 SRT8, which goes on display this week at the 2011 New York Auto Show. As previously reported, Chrysler is skipping the 2011 model year for the new-generation of its 300 SRT8, introducing it as a 2012 model instead. This means that engineers still have some time to fine tune its new drivetrain and chassis as the popular muscle sedan isn’t due in showrooms until this fall. Details we can confirm include the installation of the...

  • 2011 Dodge Challenger 392 HEMI
    Report: No Chrysler 300C SRT8 Or Dodge Charger SRT8 For 2011

    Chrysler has introduced new versions of its 300 and Dodge Charger sedans for 2011 but there won’t be any high-performance SRT8 models to go along with them, according to latest reports. This means that in 2011 there will be just one of Chrysler’s Street and Racing Technology prepped...

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