Tag Archives: Modified

Bruiser Conversions made a V-8-powered Jeep Wrangler 6×6

What is it about an increased wheel count that puts a smile on our face? It must be the ridiculous idea of a road car packing six-wheel drive, not to mention all the engineering required to make it work. Putting engine power out to all that extra rolling mass is no easy job though, but Bruiser Conversions of Clearwater, Florida has seemingly managed the...

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Underground Racing Lamborghini broke its own half-mile speed record

The world of half-mile racing is on a continual quest for higher speeds. One of the leaders of this adventurous pack is Underground Racing, the North Carolina shop that takes Lamborghini engine modification to dizzying heights. We're talking 3,000 horsepower heights to be specific. Last year, Underground Racing set a new half-mile record when one of its...

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Coach-built Alfa Romeo 4C is a stunner inside and out

Alfa Romeo's 4C sports car is an aggressive machine with a no-nonsense interior. It's an Italian beauty with an angry soul, and it's goal isn't to coddle but to seek out and destroy local track times. It takes the hand of a skilled styling house, ideally an Italian one, to turn the 4C into something a bit softer. In this case, the Italian firm Mole...

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818C kit car packed with Tesla and Volt components is a drag racer’s dream

The ingenuity of those who want to go fast is something to be admired. Take, for example, one plucky company that combined Factory Five's 818C kit car with powertrain components from both a Tesla Model S and the Chevrolet Volt. The resulting Frankencar is an all-electric beast that's driven to and from the dragstrip, and while it's there it turns 9.5-second...

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Ford Eagle Squadron Mustang GT honors US pilots who defended Britain

This year will mark the 20th time that Ford has supported the the Experimental Aircraft Association event called The Gathering. The EAA holds a number of events throughout the year, but it's The Gathering in Oshkosh, Wisconsin, that serves as the organization's largest fundraising opportunity. Ford has produced a wild array of liveried and customized...

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Dutchman built an F81 BMW M3 wagon, and it’s glorious

The car buying public on this planet has spoken. From on high, the decree is that crossovers and SUVs shall rule the land. That's a shame because we're still pining for wagons. A few still exist, but it's rare to find high-performance variants roaming Stateside streets. BMW Blog found one enterprising chap in the Netherlands who has taken it upon himself to...

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Jon Olsson’s 810-hp Rolls-Royce Wraith is up for sale

Professional skier Jon Olsson's toys come in fast and they occasionally leave just as quickly. He has the sort of car problem we all wish we had: a desire to acquire and modify as many machines as possible. Thus some of his greatest vehicular hits are shipped off to find new homes, which is what Olsson is doing with his monster Roll-Royce Wraith. This...

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This Detroit-based company just rebooted the Hummer H1

Singer reimagines the Porsche 964, and makes buckets of cash doing so. Icon does a similar job on Toyota Land Cruisers, Ford Broncos, and other vintage vehicles. Now a company called Mil-Spec Automotive (MSA) plans to bring its own resto-mod vision to life, and it's doing so using an unlikely hero vehicle, the Hummer H1. Based in Detroit, MSA has assembled...

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Your new hero stuffed an LS9 into a 1998 Chevy Tahoe, and it’s for sale

There's nothing remarkable about a first-generation Chevy Tahoe. It's a fine automobile built on General Motors' stout GMT400 platform, and it was offered with a list of engines ranging from the 4.1-liter inline-6 up to a large 6.5-liter turbocharged V-8 diesel. One engine it was not offered with, however, was the LS9. This is a shame. But it's a shame...

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SEMA teams with high school students for custom Jeep build

How many high school kids get to build their own extreme-custom show Jeep, with the help of SEMA, no less? That's the project at the Santa Fe, New Mexico, ECO Auto Tech School, where the students are working on a 2015 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited as part of their course work. The Specialty Equipment Market Association along with more than 20 sponsors...

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