Tag Archives: Modified

This LS-powered BMW 2-Series is a sideways hooligan

HGK Motorsport is a Latvian race shop that is churning out some seriously powerful machines, and its focus is on a handful of BMW platforms. The crew over there has a soft spot for the E36, E46, and E92 M3s. Now, though, HGK has a new jumble of Bavaria's finest alphanumerics in its stable: the F22...

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Meet Blue Lightning: a Lotus Evora with Tesla Model S power

Remember Tesla's Roadster? That was a pretty neat little machine that paved the way for grander offerings from the electric car company. It was built on the bones of the Lotus Elise. The final version saw 288 horsepower and nearly 300 pound-feet of torque from its electric powertrain. Today...

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Here’s what a 5,000-horsepower shot of nitrous looks like

Drag strip loss got you down? There's a quick remedy for that: nitrous oxide. But how much? How does a shot of nitrous worth about 5,000 horsepower sound? That's sure to do the trick. This isn't anything like Brian O'Conner's request ("I need NOS, one of the big ones"); this is a kick in the pants...

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This 500-horsepower Peugeot 106 is awesome, horrible

The humble Peugeot 106 makes a paltry 118 horsepower in its most vicious trim. This one makes 500, all thrashing through what began life as a stock 1.6-liter inline-4. Built to take on time attack events, the car has abandoned all of its former life as a commuter. There's a massive turbo sticking...

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This 1977 AMC Pacer wants your mom’s number

There's nothing wrong with a 1977 AMC Pacer that a 351 Windsor can't fix. These things came from their Kenosha, Wisconsin manufacturing facility with one of two inline-6s: a 238 or a 258. The latter, more potent mill produced an unflattering 114 horsepower and 192 pound-feet of torque. At around...

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Wild Toyota Land Cruiser hits 230.02 mph

Toyota's Land Cruiser is one of the most capable vehicles for going off-road. Toyota, however, has built one that's right at home on a race track. Called the Land Speed Cruiser, the wild SUV was first shown at the 2016 SEMA show, and last week it was driven to a top speed of 230.02...

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‘Scrape’ custom 1939 Lincoln Zephyr Coupe heading to auction

Not every custom build becomes an icon, but this 1939 Lincoln Zephyr Coupe transcended all and has become a superstar. It even has a name: "Scrape." And if you like what you see, RM Sotheby's will see the iconic Lincoln off at the Santa Monica auction June 24-25. Why is the Zephyr Scrape so iconic?...

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Meet the F-150 Raptor’s big brother, the F-250 MegaRaptor

The new Ford Raptor is a wicked machine right from the factory. It has switched to a smaller displacement twin-turbocharged V-6 engine, but it makes more power than the V-8 versions before and it seems to be an all-around better truck. For some, perhaps, it's a bit on the small side. That sounds...

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Shaquille O’Neal now has a Ford F-650 pickup as his daily driver

A big guy needs a big truck. Simple math, really. Except, Shaquille O'Neal isn't your average big guy. He's pretty freaking tall by any standard. Measuring 7-foot-1-inch tall and weighing in at a few biscuits more than his 325-pound playing weight, Shaq was on the hunt for a new daily driver. He...

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