Tag Archives: Auto Shows

Hennessey Venom F5 revealed with over 1,600 HP, aims for 301 MPH top speed

Wake up Bugatti and Koenigsegg because Hennessey sounded an alarm. On Wednesday, the performance company out of Sealy, Texas revealed the Venom F5 hypercar with over 1,600 horsepower and a strong desire to reach a 301 mph top speed. The Venom F5 follows the similarly potent Venom GT, but the F5 dials every attribute up. The car starts with a completely new...

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Mini serves up JCW Tuning kit at SEMA

Mini has taken to the 2017 SEMA show floor and brought with it a number of upgrade gifts. Owners of the Countryman and Clubman now have a foot in the John Cooper Works mod game thanks to a new kit. It's not just a looks upgrade either, as Mini is ready to unlock some more power as well. This is a proper use of SEMA for an automaker, one that's providing a...

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Prepare to drool: wide-body Kia Stinger debuts at SEMA

Kia has just taken the covers off one very sexy Stinger sedan. The car made its debut on Tuesday at the 2017 SEMA show where a handful of tuning firms showed off potential upgrades for the car. Courtesy of the folks at West Coast Customs, this particular Stinger has donned some irresistibly wide haunches. Adding to the toughness is lowered suspension, gloss...

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1,100-horsepower AMC Javelin by Ringbrothers debuts at SEMA

Ringbrothers out of Spring Green, Wisconsin is back with another wild build that was unveiled on Tuesday at the 2017 SEMA show. The car is a 1972 AMC Javelin AMX that's been hit up with a Hellcat engine transplant. However, the 6.2-liter supercharged V-8's 707 horsepower didn't suffice so Ringbrothers swapped out the stock supercharger for...

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Tokyo Motor Show preview

The Tokyo Motor Show isn't on the same scale as some other events on the auto show circuit, which means it tends to miss out on many of the brands that typically feature at shows in Europe and North America. However, what it lacks in international flavor it makes up in the assortment of quirky Japanese attractions that tend to grace the stands of the...

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Brabus brought 888-horsepower rockets to Frankfurt auto show

Brabus takes the insane products built by Mercedes-AMG and turns them into mental, ballistic vehicles. Two of the latest high-horsepower playthings wear the name "900" on the badging, which should be a hint. The Mercedes-AMG S65 Cabrio and G65 were the latest to get the Brabus treatment. Both are rated at 900 metric horsepower, which is 888 hp here in the...

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VW Group’s fully self-driving Sedric to hit public roads in 2021

It turns out the Volkswagen Group's Sedric concept unveiled in March at the 2017 Geneva Motor Show isn't just a one-hit wonder. The German auto giant used last week's 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show to unveil an updated version of the fully self-driving car, one that's closer to the version that will start testing on public roads in 2021...

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This Week’s Top Photos: the 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show edition

Things are finally starting to settle in the halls of Messe Frankfurt after one heck of an auto show. Mercedes-AMG's Project One was easily the show stopper. It's very low and wide and from some angles you get the sense you're looking at a Formula 1 racecar with a beautiful body draped over it. Then it hits you that you also have the...

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Samsung SDI’s latest electric-car battery cells: energy capacity up 50 percent

Companies that fabricate lithium-ion battery cells rarely stage elaborate displays at global auto shows. Korean maker Samsung, though, feels its latest advance in electric-car battery tech warranted its booth at this week's 2017 Frankfurt Motor Show. Samsung SDI, which supplies battery cells to the likes of Audi and BMW, showcased a new and more compact...

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