Tag Archives: Modified

Hennessey’s F-150-based VelociRaptor 6×6 enters production

Remember when Hennessey Performance revealed the utterly bonkers VelociRaptor 6x6 a year ago and announced plans to build it? Well, the company wasn't kidding as it rolled out the first example in November at the 2017 SEMA show. And now customer examples are being built at Hennessey's headquarters in Sealy, Texas, and just 50 are planned for the 2018...

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Watch Jon Olsson cut the roof off his Mercedes-Benz G550 4×4

Jon Olsson is living his best life. He's doing the things the rest of us wish we could do, and that includes traveling the world, excelling at a sport (he's a freeskier and ski racer), and earning lots of money to spend on toys. It's his toys that make us curious, as Olsson is known for buying and modifying exotic vehicles. His latest example of this brand...

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Mock C2 Stingray racer built from C1 Corvette heading to auction

Barrett-Jackson auctions see many Chevrolet Corvettes pass the block, but this one is a little different. While this car, called the Centurion, looks like a modified C2-generation Corvette, it's actually a C1 Corvette underneath. According to the car's information document, the C2 Corvette racer look-alike is based on a 1958 Chevrolet Corvette and is meant...

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Drift King’s 350Z from 3rd “Fast and Furious” movie up for sale

One of the cars used during filming of 2006's "The Fast and the Furious: Tokyo Drift" is currently up for sale. It's the infamous Nissan 350Z that belonged to the movie's protagonist, Takashi, aka the Drift King. The dark gray Z featured on most of the promotional material for the movie and is instantly recognizable by its distinctive body...

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Hennessey offering up to 1,200 horsepower for Corvette ZR1

Well, that escalated quickly. Only a month after Chevrolet took the wraps off its new Corvette ZR1, Hennessey Performance Engineering of Sealy, Texas is already out with a series of upgrades for the car, the most potent of which reaches up to 1,200 horsepower. Yes, Hennessey's HPE1200 Supercharged package will see the ZR1's new LT5 V-8 engine...

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Custom 1968 Dodge Charger RTR visits Jay Leno’s Garage from Sweden

One special 1968 Dodge Charger RTR made its debut at the 2017 SEMA show this past October, but somehow, it flew under the radar and got little press attention. Now, Johan Eriksson, the car's creator, has dropped by Jay Leno's Garage—all the way from Sweden!—with the custom Charger and we can really pore over the details. Incredibly, Eriksson and...

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Hennessey Exorcist Camaro ZL1 1LE owner gets the ride of his life

For most people, anything north of 400 horsepower is quite intimidating. It's a massive amount of waiting energy that's set to be released at a moment's notice. Still, we live in a golden age of horsepower, which means there is a heck of a lot of vehicles you can choose from that offer far more power than you'll ever need. One such vehicle is the Chevrolet...

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Can a catback exhaust actually make your car faster?

Finding the aftermarket modifications that will make your car a better performer can be an adventure. Every company under the sun claims all sorts of horsepower, torque, and efficiency gains, but do those claims actually prove out in the real world? Not always. However, some mods will help improve the performance of your car. One of those is a catback...

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Nissan launches Autech sub-brand in Japan focusing on craftsmanship, sportiness

Following Nissan's expansion of the Nismo sub-brand, the company announced its latest sub-division last Friday: Autech. The new sub-brand will combine sporting characteristics with an eye for "premium craftsmanship" and top-quality materials in the company's home market of Japan. We reached out to Nissan, and a company spokeswoman confirmed there are no...

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