Tag Archives: Modified

Classic Mini made electric for New York auto show

Mini didn't have a new car to present at the 2018 New York auto show. Instead, it had an old one. A very old one. The British brand unveiled a classic Mini on Wednesday in the Big Apple, one with an electric powertrain conversion. Why, you ask? Mini will launch an electric version of its Hardtop next year. Prototypes for the car have already been spotted...

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Katech supercharges the Chevy Camaro ZL1 up to 760 wheel horsepower

Katech takes your stock standard General Motors machine and turns it into something you should be afraid to drive. Or at least, you should have some semblance of skills before taking to the wheel. That should be the case for anybody who buys a car like the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE, and even more so if you hand over the keys to Katech. That's because the...

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Fast farming: The Stig set a Guinness World Record for fastest tractor

Honda engineers aren't the only group fixated on making various lawn care machines fast. The crew at BBC's "Top Gear" strapped The Stig into its modified tractor, appropriately called the track-tor, and happened to set a Guinness World Record for fastest tractor in the world. The BBC made the announcement on Thursday ahead of Sunday's episode of "Top Gear,"...

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Lincoln Navigator gets boost from Hennessey, but still no V-8

Lincoln's Navigator impresses with its luxury and presence, but with a curb weight approaching 6,000 pounds the big SUV could definitely do with some added performance. Sure, the stock 3.5-liter twin-turbocharged V-6 is perfectly adequate with its 450 horsepower and 510 pound-feet of torque, but extra grunt is certainly welcome. And ever willing to provide...

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This armored Peugeot 205 is the safest hot hatch in the world

The Peugeot 205 GTI never arrived to battle the Volkswagen Golf GTI on our shores. That's a shame because the ensuing hot hatch shootouts could've been the stuff of legend. Were it our money, we'd track down the 205 T16 model with its race-ready upgrades. There's another version that's recently come up for sale, however, and this one might just be the most...

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Hellcat crate engine can be had for big discount

Moparproshop.com is throwing power-crazy fans a bone and is currently offering the Hellcat crate engine, appropriately deemed the "Hellcrate," at a massive discount. The website, which is affiliated with Galeana Chrysler Jeep in Columbia, South Carolina, shows the final sale price before tax at $14,998, a discount of $4,532 over the normal price on the site...

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LS7-related crate engine delivers 750 naturally aspirated horsepower

Mercury Marine wants to put a greater emphasis on high-performance car engines in the near term, and if the 7.0-liter SB4 crate engine is any indication of the company's future, then sign us up. The SB4 crate engine is based on General Motors' LS7 7.0-liter V-8, which last did duty in the fifth-generation Camaro's Z/28 model. However, Mercury Racing, the...

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192-hp Honda Mean Mower Mk2 set for speed record attempt

Four years ago, Honda debuted the world's fastest lawn mower, fittingly called the Mean Mower. After setting a Guinness World Record for the fastest speed reached by a lawn mower, Honda is coming back with an even more powerful garden tool: the Mean Mower Mk2. The Japanese company, which makes not only cars, but everything from motorcycles to lawn mowers to...

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Hennessey’s Exorcist Camaro is quicker in the 1/4 mile than the Dodge Demon

You can bet Hennessey Performance Engineering had one figure in mind when developing the Exorcist Chevrolet Camaro ZL1: the Dodge Challenger Demon's 9.65-second quarter-mile time. And it's not a surprise HPE was able to top the 9.65-second time with a 9.57-second quarter-mile run. Hennessey released video evidence of the run in a YouTube video, which shows...

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