Tag Archives: Modified

Hennessey’s 1,000-horsepower Cadillac CTS-V hits the track and dyno

Cadillac's brute in a suit, the CTS-V, has been a regular at Hennessey's gym and now it's bristling with with 1,000 horsepower and 966 pound-feet of torque. The standard CTS-V is certainly no slouch with its 640 hp, but Hennessey's HPE1000 version is simply an insane-o beast of a sedan. Just listen to the sound the thing makes as it storms Hennessey's track...

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The Keen Project Safari 911 first drive review: a time machine for any adventure

Chad was running late, and we were already pressed for time. This entire plan was rushed and slapped together via a phone call and a few text messages over the weekend. The Keen Project Safari 911 build No. 2 by former race car driver Lehman Keen was in Minneapolis for a short time to celebrate Porsche's 70th birthday. As soon as I saw that my friends...

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Interview: Lehman Keen, the man behind The Keen Project Safari 911

Lehman Keen is best known for building Safari Porsche 911s, but before that he was a professional race car driver with a childhood that revolved around Porsches. Naturally, his racing career mostly centered on Porsches, and at one point he worked for Hurley Haywood. Like everything in life, there are politics and some drama in racing, and eventually he...

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Detroit’s Mil-Spec Auto ready to restomod its next Hummer H1

Mil-Spec Automotive wants to restomod more Hummer H1s. The Detroit-based company has already proven it can with the launch of its first vehicle; the Launch Edition #001 H1 (shown below) unveiled last month. Now, Mil-Spec is moving ahead with more orders because Launch Edition #002 is underway and it's the first customer car built for this young company...

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Rezvani Tank Military Edition is an armored fortress with available Hellcat power

Rezvani, the Southern Californian coachbuilder who first arrived on the scene with the Ariel Atom-based Beast, recently made news with a brand new monster machine. Rezvani's Tank unveiled last year is a Jeep Wrangler-based, military-spec-looking truck. It only looks the part though, as it doesn't actually offer any protection. However, Rezvani has since...

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McLaren P1 GT Longtail by Lanzante revealed

Having already built a modern successor to the McLaren F1 LM based on the P1 hypercar, the folks at British motorsport and engineering company Lanzante have turned their sights on another legendary F1: the F1 GT Longtail. Lanzante is the same company that fielded the F1 GTR that won overall at the 1995 24 Hours of Le Mans, and on Thursday it revealed the...

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Singer and Williams go into detail on their lightweight 911

Californian Porsche restorer Singer Vehicle Design last year teamed up with Williams Advanced Engineering, the technology offshoot of the Williams Formula 1 team, to use the latest engineering knowledge, including some F1 techniques, to transform an original air-cooled Porsche 911 into the ultimate driver's car. The result was the Type 964 Porsche 911 you...

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50 examples of GT-R50 by Italdesign could be built

Nissan and Italdesign have teamed up to produce a stunning new take on the GT-R. It's called the GT-R50, and the prototype shown here will make its public debut in front of the crowds at the Goodwood Festival of Speed starting on July 12. Depending on how the debut unfolds, and the reaction to the car, an extremely limited batch could enter production with...

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150 mph on a lawn mower? Honda Mean Mower V2 takes aim

Honda UK will once again attempt to build the world's fastest lawn mower. This time it's called Mean Mower V2. The original Mean Mower was able to hit 116 mph to set the world record in 2013, and that was with a 109-horsepower engine. The mad minds at Honda UK are aiming for something higher, though: 150 mph. Originally, when the company revealed the Mean...

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Theon Design is the British Singer, for much less

If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, then where does that leave "re-imagination"? That's the term Singer uses when it turns a 964-generation Porsche 911 into a glorious resto-mod. A company in the UK is working on the same formula to restore and re-create old Porsches. Theon Design is ready to dole out Singer-esque sports cars, but for less than...

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