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  • The Ford HBA4 V-8 from a 1990 Benetton B 190

    Just in case you’ve never seen an F1 race in person or on television, we’ll warn you in advance: the unmuffled engines of Formula One cars are loud. They’re also extremely high-strung, which is why teams go through as many engines as FIA rules allow in the course of a single season. Formula One engines, however, represent the pinnacle of internal combustion engine design, producing more horsepower per liter and revving higher than any other engines we can think of. That’s one reason why we never pass up a chance to hear one in action. Details about the car shown in...

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    Study Says Young Drivers Want Hybrids, Not V-8s

    Are you a 20-something Millennial who would rather drive a hybrid or electric car over any other type of vehicle? If you didn't say yes, then you are in the minority according to a new study. The USA Today reports that a study performed by Deloitte shows six out of ten Millennials prefer buying a...

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    GM Builds Its 100-Millionth Small-Block V8 Engine

    General Motors crossed a milestone yesterday. Somewhere on a little counter in GM's Performance Build Center at Wixom near Detroit, a number ticked over from 99,999,999 to 100,000,000, marking the hundred-millionth small-block V8 GM has produced. That milestone engine is a 638-horsepower...

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    Does Chevy's Small-Block V8 Have a Future? GM Thinks So

    In an age known for its electric vehicles, hybrid drivetrains, clean diesels and alternative fuels, you might not think there's a place in the world for a pushrod V8 with architecture dating back to the 1950s. GM disagrees though, and is currently making a case for continuing the lineage of one of...

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    The Vroominator: At Least Your Slow Car Will Sound Fast...

    Want a sports car or muscle car but don't want the expense of higher fuel bills and insurance costs? Want to enjoy the rumble of a big V8 but don't want to wake the neighbors every morning when you leave for work? Your wishes have just been answered, and for only $40. What you need is the...

  • Aston Martin V8 Vantage N420
    Aston Martin V8 Vantage Drops Weight With The N420 Edition

     The Aston Martin V8 Vantage is a great looking car, and perfect for Porsche 911 buyers who dislike seeing themselves coming and going every day. Now Aston Martin is celebrating the company’s running of Nürburgring 24-hour race, using basically race-spec factory cars, with the limited N420...

  • Hennessey HPE700 Camaro

    Exactly one year ago Texas-based tuning firm Hennessey Performance Engineering (HPE) first announced plans for a highly modified 2010 Chevrolet Camaro that the company plans to launch very soon. Called the HPE700, the limited edition Camaro boasts a 724-horsepower output and joins other mega-power custom cars like the recently launched ‘Godzilla 700’ Nissan GT-R and a string of ‘Venom’ Dodge Vipers. The key to the HPE700's prowess is its supercharged LS9 heart transplant. As if the 638-horsepower the LS9 puts out in ZR1-trim weren't enough, in the HPE700 the force-fed...

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    Arden Works Over The 2010 Jaguar XKR Convertible

    German tuner Arden has a penchant for taking British cars and tuning them into performance powerhouses, and we've already seen the work it’s engineers have done on Land Rover, Mini, Bentley and Jaguar models. It is this last brand, Jaguar, that the company really specializes in, and while it...

  • 2011 Jaguar XJ configurator
    Build your own Jaguar XJ with new configurator

    Jaguar has launched a dedicated website for its new 2010 XJ sedan, with a number of interesting features to keep potential customers and the curious interested in the car. The site showcases the design and engineering elements what went into creating the svelte new Jaguar, and includes a...

  • 2010 Hennessey Z700 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1
    Hennessey working on 705hp ‘Z700’ Corvette ZR1 for 2010

    The world's fastest and most powerful production Corvette, the 638hp (476kW) ZR1 has become the pinnacle of American sports cars. After all, for most ZR1 owners, having a car capable of Nurburgring times of 7m 26s is more than enough to satisfy performance to satisfy their need for speed. However...

  • 2010 Jaguar XF Supercharged
    Jaguar expands lineup with 470hp XF Supercharged

    Jaguar today announced the introduction of the fourth and newest member of its acclaimed XF lineup, the 2010 XF Supercharged sedan. Joining the 4.2L and 5.0L naturally aspirated models and the range-topping XFR super-saloon in the U.S. market, the new XF Supercharged comes with a 5.0L force-fed...

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    Next-gen BMW M5 could get KERS hybrid, up to 600hp

    No one that's driven the current BMW M5 is likely to complain about a lack of power or technology, but BMW is fixing to up the ante on both accounts, according to the latest news. Replacing the current V10 with a twin-turbo V8 will boost power to around 600hp, while an F1-derived KERS system could...

  • 2010 Chevrolet Corvette Z06

    The 638hp (476kW) ZR1 and brand new Grand Sport models may be getting all the limelight but the race-bred Corvette Z06 supercar is still tearing up pavements around the country and like the rest of the Corvette range has been updated for the 2010 model year. The 505hp (377kW) Z06 remains one of the biggest performance bargains on sale today, and with only a $360 price rise to 75,235 it remains incredible value. Like the rest of the 2010 Corvette range, the latest Z06 comes with a new launch control system and side airbags as standard. Buyers opting for the top-end 3LZ package now get powered...

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    Fornasari announces 610hp Racing Buggy for series production

    It's hard to pin down the qualities of the 'ultimate' vehicle, but the new Racing Buggy from Fornasari looks to be a fair attempt. Its design, however, is as extreme as its capabilities so it's sure to polarize. With 610hp on tap, routed through an AWD system with 60% rear bias and built around a...

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    GM bumps price of 2010 Corvette ZR1 up $2,910 to $107,830

    Supercar performance from a 638hp supercharged V8 engine, carbon fiber bodywork and sharp styling should all add up to a price tag in the $200,000+ range if you look to the competition, but the Corvette ZR1's unmatched value put its sticker price at just $104,920 for 2009. That price will be going...

  • 2010 Ford Mustang GT
    Report: Ford to put new Duratec V6, 400hp V8 into 2011 Mustang

    Despite all the excitement over Ford's EcoBoost twin-turbo six-cylinder engine lineup, the company has yet to drop it into the most likely candidate: the Mustang. That's still the case, but at least a new 3.7L V6 is being tipped to replace the aging 4.0L V6 currently in use. Despite its...

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    Ferrari patent for turbocharged V8 surfaces online

    Earlier this week we saw leaked Ferrari patents for a new AWD hybrid system that were filed with the European Patent Office. Today, a new patent diagram for a turbocharged powerplant from the Italian carmaker has surfaced online, confirming that Ferrari is at least considering adopting more...

  • 2009 Aston Martin Vantage V8
    Driven: 2009 Aston Martin Vantage Roadster

    What do you do with a supercar on the traffic-clogged streets of Los Angeles when the valet tosses you the keys to a $152,465 2009 Aston Martin Vantage? Hint: the answer isn't "flee to Mexico" or "scratch off the VIN plate and park it at home until the insurance report's filed." The proper answer...

  • 2010 Ford Mustang

    Ford’s iconic Mustang was given an update for the 2010 model year to keep it fresh alongside strong new competitors such as the Dodge Challenger, upcoming Chevrolet Camaro, and even Nissan’s all-new 370Z, but unfortunately the update didn’t entail any serious changes to the car’s powertrain lineup. Despite reports claiming that Ford’s EcoBoost V6 and a new 5.0L V8 were destined for the 2010 update, Ford decided to stick with the previous 4.6L V8 engine for its range-topping GT. Compared to its top-end rivals, Ford’s 315hp (235kW) GT looks anaemic against...

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    Ferrari will mark end of F430 production by auctioning final model for charity

    Staking out a very safe place as Ferrari's highest development of the production mid-engine V8 berlinetta - thus far, at least - the F430 has seen a five-year lifespan, and will soon be replaced. When the final car rolls off the line later this year, it will be auctioned off to support the people...

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    2009 BMW 750i dyno tested, reveals hidden power

    Dynamometers are notoriously tricky beasts, and comparing between systems, individual examples and even on the same machine across time can be hard or impossible. But they do serve to give a rough ballpark figure, and one of the latest tests of a 2009 BMW 750i reveals it's in a very interesting...

  • AC Cars Cobra MkVI
    AC cars to unveil Cobra MkVI GT and GTS at Top Marques Monaco

    One of Britain’s oldest car companies AC Cars has announced plans for a new iteration of its classic Cobra roadster, with the new car scheduled to appear at this week’s Top Marques Monaco. The new MkVI recreation of the original AC Cobra has been designed from the ground up and will be...

  • Cargraphic Aston Martin Vantage V8
    Cargraphic uses racing know-how to improve Aston Martin’s Vantage

    German tuning firm Cargraphic has launched a new performance upgrade for the V8 Vantage that sees improvements in power, handling, and design. The company’s engineers have modified the 4.5 litre V8 engine to raise peak power from 426hp (313kW) to 466hp (342kW), as well as increasing peak...

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    Wiesmann MF4 Roadster opens its top at the Geneva Motor Show

    Niche German sports carmaker Wiesmann recently celebrated its 20th birthday and to mark the anniversary the Dülmen-based manufacturer will be releasing a string of special '20th Anniversary Editions' models over the course of the year. The first of these special editions was recently shown in the...

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