Tag Archives: Modified

Why dyno numbers might not be something to boast about

Taking your car to a dyno is often a great way to produce bragging rights, especially after installing various aftermarket modifications. Following the results owners often swear by the figures, but variances in the equipment itself can lead to numerous results that skew the figures themselves. Engineering Explained tackled the subject of dyno testing with...

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This Ford dealer’s Shelby-enhanced F-150 offers up 750 horsepower

Those with a serious thirst for power no longer need to turn to aftermarket shops since there's a growing trend where dealers are actually offering new vehicles pre-fitted with top-shelf mods, sometimes with warranties intact. Ohio's Lebanon Ford kicked off the trend with its Roush-tuned Mustangs and then Georgia dealer Pioneer Ford tried its...

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Katech 416 is a short-block V-8, long on 600-plus-horsepower

Most car enthusiasts are well aware that a project car comes with a whole lot of baggage, namely in picking and sourcing appropriate parts. The engine is especially important, and depending on the individual's goals, making a lot of horsepower can get really expensive, really quickly. Enter Katech, the Michigan-based performance company, and their latest...

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Ringbrothers bringing 1956 Ford F-100 restomod to SEMA

Ringbrothers will return to the SEMA show this November with another custom creation. Following last year's multiple debuts, which included the G-Code Camaro, Cadillac Madam-V, and more, the custom car shop announced plans to reveal a 1956 Ford F-100 pickup truck. Ringbrothers calls it "Clem 101" and it will benefit from a familiar (read: awesome) formula...

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Watch how the professionals strip paint from a car

A car in need of a complete rework of its paint will typically need its existing paint to be removed. If you want the job done right then you'll have to start from the beginning, making sure each step along the way is performed correctly. Larry Kosilla, the man behind the Ammo NYC car care brand, understands this completely, which is why he's taken great...

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Roush teases its 2018 Mustang

The 2018 Ford Mustang is almost ready for showrooms, but some of the big name tuners have already had their hands on the cars for a while. This means there'll likely be an assortment of upgrades launching alongside the car. One of the tuners with early access to the updated Mustang is Roush which has released a teaser shot of its own 2018 Mustang. The...

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Feast your eyes on this $5k Batmobile built from a Mustang

Florida giveth ... and it asketh for so little in return. Humorous and horrifying stories for the rest of the country seem to be its chief export, and business is booming for the Sunshine State. What's also booming is your chance of putting a Batmobile in your bat cave garage. This one is based on the original Barris Batmobile, itself built on the bones of...

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Hyundai bringing Moab off-roader Santa Fe Sport concept to 2017 SEMA show

The SEMA show never fails to offer extreme concept vehicles, and Hyundai has published an image of its first concept that will head to the show: the Rockstar Energy Moab Extreme Off-roader Santa Fe Sport Concept. Yes, that's a mouthful, and the laundry list of supporting modifications is nearly as long. To tackle one of the world's most-challenging off-road...

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Porsche Speedster is reborn thanks to Stärke

An original Porsche Speedster isn't an easy purchase. Built from 1954 to 1958, these minimalist roadster versions of the 356 featured low, raked windshields that could be removed, bucket seats, and convertible tops that were barely there. Today, it is difficult to even locate one, and if you can find one, it won't exactly be inexpensive. A company called...

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This V-6-powered Ford F-150 beat a Hellcat in the 1/4 mile

Everyone enjoys a good sleeper, and by that, we mean a vehicle that looks unintimidating but ends up blowing the doors off of the competition. This tuned Ford F-150 is a prime example, and we'd bet it left more than a few drivers upset at a recent round of drag racing. Road & Track reports that the performance was made possible by the work done by Brew...

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