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  • 2013 Scion FR-S

    In the same week that the first prototype for Subaru’s highly-anticipated BRZ STI were spotted, Toyota’s in-house performance division TRD has revealed that it’s considering its own upgrades for the BRZ's twin, the Scion FR-S (GT 86 in other markets). Headlining the range of upgrades under consideration at TRD is a new supercharger kit for the FR-S. The information was first reported by Car and Driver, which managed to meet with TRD officials at the recent 2012 SEMA show. Scion presented a trio of hopped-up FR-S coupes at SEMA, some of which were supercharged. TRD has a...

  • 2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
    2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Getting 580 Horsepower

    The 2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 may soon take the crown as king of the pony cars. Unconfirmed rumors have the ZL1 testing at over 570 horsepower, which trumps Ford's GT500. For now, at least.

  • 2012 Dodge Charger SRT8
    Dodge Charger, Challenger SRT8 To Get 570-HP Supercharger In 2012: Exclusive

    Gear up, muscle car fans, as we've once again got an exclusive scoop on what's in store for you. The horsepower wars are most certainly not over. Dodge's newly-formed SRT brand is planning a factory-option supercharger for the LX-platform SRT8 cars that'll boost the new 6.4-liter HEMI as high as...

  • Mugen Euro high-performance Honda CR-Z Hybrid
    Supercharged Honda CR-Z Mugen Hits The Road: Video

    At this past weekend’s 24 Hours of Le Mans race, Honda showed off a fully customized CR-Z race car, which featured a claimed output of 200 horsepower and 175 pound-feet of torque. However, it isn’t the only force-fed CR-Z we’ve seen in recent months. You may recall that...

  • 2012 Jaguar XKR-S live photos
    Jaguar XKR-S Convertible And XFR-S Sedan In The Works: Report

    The stunning 2012 Jaguar XKR-S is still doing the rounds of auto show appearances ahead of an official showroom debut later in the year, but its time in the limelight may not last that long as there’s word that several other high-performance ‘R-S’ Jags are in the works. A Jaguar...

  • 2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
    2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Sounds Off: Video

    In the world of automotive audio enthusiasts there are competitions called "sound offs." In their simplest forms, these are gatherings of cars with modified sound systems where a winner is chosen for a variety of reasons. The 2012 Camaro ZL1 doesn't have much in the way of a competitive audio...

  • Hennessey ZR750 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1

    Texan tuning firm Hennessey Performance Engineering is certainly no stranger to over-the-top modified cars, having released a string of 1,000+ horsepower Dodge Vipers in the past and even its own custom supercar powered by a twin-turbocharged LS9 V-8. With such a pedigree, it’s safe to say Hennessey knows a thing or two about extracting big numbers from American muscle. So, when faced with the challenge of improving on the 638 horsepower Chevrolet Corvette ZR1, instead of questioning why someone would want more power in the first place, Hennessey went about and built a new package for...

  • 2009 Dodge Challenger SRT8
    Lingenfelter Supercharger Package Now Available For 2008-2010 Challengers

    Owners of 2008-2010 Dodge Challengers can now add even more power to their cars, thanks to Lingenfelter. The company is offering a supercharger for 2008-2010 Challengers that can be installed on either the 5.7-liter V-8 or the 6.1-liter V-8. The Magnuson TVS2300 unit has a 160-degree thermostat...

  •   Ferrari 599 GTO by Novitec Rosso
    Ferrari 599 GTO By Novitec Rosso: 2011 Geneva Motor Show

    Forget the 458 Italia and forget the Enzo supercar, for when it comes to Ferrari’s fastest ever road car the 599 GTO takes home the honor. However, be that as it may, the Ferrari tuning gods at Novitec Rosso have seen fit to work over the limited edition supercar and boost its performance...

  • Baldwin-Motion Chevrolet Camaro
    Baldwin-Motion Name Returns On 427 And 454 Custom Camaros

    Late last year we reported on the return of two dealer-built Chevrolet Camaros, one from DeNooyer Chevrolet in New York and the other from Georgia’s NeSmith Chevrolet. Such performance cars have always been an important part of Chevrolet’s heritage, with names like Yenko, Nickey and...

  • 2013 Jaguar XKR spy shots
    Spy Shots: 2013 Jaguar XKR Facelift

    Over the past year or so most of the buzz surrounding Jaguar’s future sports car lineup has centered on a new roadster model dubbed the XE, which is expected to arrive in the next year or two. However, to keep sales of the current XK and high-performance XKR chugging along in the meantime...

  • Supercharged FPV GT range
    Australia's FPV Launches Supercharged 5.0 GT Range

    Australia’s Ford Performance Vehicles (FPV) today launched its range of supercharged Falcon sedans, with the cars coming fitted with the Blue Oval’s new 5.0-liter V-8 and a custom Eaton supercharger. The engine isn’t identical to the one fitted to the Ford Mustang GT in the U.S...

  • 2011 Roush 5XR Ford Mustang

    When it comes to custom Mustangs, Roush is considered by many to be second only to the Shelby name. Today the custom house has revealed its new 2011 Roush 5XR Ford Mustang based around the 2011 Ford Mustang GT 5.0-liter V-8 engine. Thanks to the edition of a ‘R2300 ROUSHcharger’ supercharger kit, peak output of the 5.0-liter V-8 has been raised to a very delectable 525 horsepower and 465 pound-feet of torque. To handle the road, a suspension kit consisting of new front struts, rear shocks and rear springs, plus front and rear stabilizer bars has been installed. The package also...

  • 2011 Lotus Evora S spy shots
    Supercharged Lotus Evora S And Automatic Set For Paris Auto Show Debut

    Reports of a supercharged Lotus Evora date back more than a year and finally the car has been spotted, testing in prototype form near the Nurburgring circuit in Germany. The new model is expected to come onto the market in the first half of next year as the 2011 Lotus Evora S and will be easily...

  • John Rydzewski, assistant chief for GM small-block product team, with 2011 Cadillac CTS-V Coupe
    Video: 2011 Cadillac CTS-V Coupe, Your Guided Underhood Tour

    If you happen to have read our First Drive Review, you know we think the 2011 Cadillac CTS-V is way fun from behind the wheel. And if you watched the footage from behind the wheel as we took a 2011 CTS-V Coupe around Monticello Motor Club's track (ignore the driver's grimaces, please), you'll have...

  • AMG Logo
    Mercedes-Benz A-Class Could Get AMG Treatment

    Elsewhere in the world, Mercedes-Benz sells smaller car that the C-Class that we get here. The A-Class deviates from the formula by ditching the rear wheel drive and offering a small, FWD five-door car reminiscent of their prewar economy cars. For 2011 the car will be getting a facelift, and along...

  • Jaguar XKR 75
    Jaguar Celebrates 75th Anniversary With Special XKR

    Jaguar has been providing the car-buying public with sporty cars, like the XK series, for nearly 75 years. Car companies like to offer a commemorative model to celebrate this sort of landmark, and Jaguar will be offering a new XKR model aptly called the XKR 75. Those looking for performance mods...

  • Ronin Lotus Exige
    Supercharged And Turbocharged Lotus Exige With 550 Horsepower

    Lotus builds some of the finest sports cars in the world in terms of balance, handling and poise, so we’re sure the company’s engineers had never envisaged someone being crazy enough to increase the output of one of its cars to the tune of 550 horsepower by adding both a supercharger and...

  • 2010 Lotus Exige Scura

     If there’s one good thing about Lotus, is that they don’t screw around with company founder Colin Chapman’s philosophy of “to add speed, add lightness.” The Lotus Exige and Elise are two of the lightest, brand-new production cars out there by squeaking just over 2000 pounds. Their latest offering, the Evora, around 1000 pounds over the smaller offerings, is still under 3,500 pound “lightweight” limit of today’s automobiles. But now with a rearrangement of Lotus’s executives, they seem to be throwing Chapman’s ideas out the door. British automobile publication, Autocar...

  • APS Audi R8
    APS Takes On The Audi R8

    Audi tuning specialist APS has released a new supercharger kit for the V-8 powered R8, offering the power of the bigger V-10 model but at a much lower cost. Performance, reliability and a stock style feel were major factors in the extensive research and development program carried out by APS and...

  • MTM R8 GT3-2
    MTM GT3-2 Takes The Audi R8 And Tosses The Quattro System

    All-wheel-drive is normally a good thing. It provides power to all four wheels and helps if one end of the car isn’t going in the right direction or if the weather starts to get bad. Sometimes it’s too much of a good thing as the all-wheel-drive will add weight, increases parasitic loss and can...

  • 2011 Audi Q7
    2011 Audi Q7 Preview

    The Audi Q7 is approaching the end of its life-cycle and to see it to the final end the big SUV is being updated one last time. Coming in for the 2011 model year, Audi has made the Q7 even more powerful and efficient, with a choice of three new V-6 engines (overseas) and an eight-speed automatic...

  • 2011 Ford Mustang GT
    Report: Ford Working On Supercharged Coyote V-8, Down Under

    In its current application, the 2011 Ford Mustang GT, the new ‘Coyote’ 5.0-liter DOHC V-8 musters up a healthy 412 horsepower and 390 pound-feet of torque--decent numbers, but still far short of the figures General Motors is achieving with its LS7 and supercharged LS9 range of V-8 engines. Some...

  • 2010 Mercedes-Benz F800 Style
    Report: AMG Developing Supercharged Compact Sedan

    Hot on the heels of news that AMG will launch a high-performance version of the next-generation Mercedes-Benz B-Class late next year comes a report claiming the tuning firm will also launch a hotted-up compact sedan. The new compact sedan is already being called the ‘baby CLS’ and...

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