Tag Archives: Modified

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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Touring Superleggera returns with Maserati-based Sciadipersia

Italy's Carrozzeria Touring Superleggera is back with a new coachbuilt special based on the Maserati GranTurismo. The car is called the Sciadipersia, which is Italian for “Shah of Iran,” linking this modern creation with the commission of three bespoke Maserati 5000GTs completed in the 1950s for Iran's last Shah, Mohammad Reza Pahlavi. Not...

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Jon Olsson reveals his new Audi RS 6+ Abt Avant

High-horsepower, heavily modified exotic machines are no strangers to Jon Olsson. The pro skier is known for his evolving and insane collection of automobiles, and he has a new one in his garage. It's a new Audi RS 6+ Avant that's been tuned by Abt. Say hello to Olsson's Project Phoenix. From the factory, the Audi RS 6 Performance gets 605 horsepower thanks...

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TechArt GrandGT Supreme is a faster fancier Porsche Panamera Sport Turismo

TechArt is a German tuner that does more than just make Porsches even faster than they already are. The company also makes these luxury cars more luxurious. At the Geneva motor show, TechArt will show a range of new products, highlighted by the GrandGT Supreme, which is a gussied up version of the Porsche Panamera Grand Turismo. TechArt starts with the...

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Dutch firm turns old Porsche 911s into electric cars

The Dutch sure do have an adventurous spirit. Not only is one Dutch firm working on a Tesla Model S shooting brake, but another by the name of Voitures Extravert is now taking old Porsche 911s and turning them into electric cars. The company calls its project the "Quintessenza": a 1970s or 1980s Porsche 911 with a modern electric powertrain underneath. A...

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Hennessey Exorcist Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 tops out at 217 MPH

Hennessey Performance Engineering revealed the 1,000-horsepower Exorcist Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 last April, and since then the car's become an assailing answer to Dodge's Challenger Demon, even if it's not an OEM package. We know 959 of its 1,000 horsepower actually makes its way to the rear wheels, but we still never learned just how fast it will go in a...

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Ares restomod C2 Corvette blends Italian elegance and American muscle

Ares tackles a diverse range of coachbuilt vehicles. We know the Modena, Italy-based firm is working on a Ferrari 412-inspired GTC4 Lusso conversion, a Tesla Model S convertible, and a Model S shooting brake. Those are all future endeavors, but what Ares most recently finished should be stunning to fans of legendary Detroit iron: a restomodded 1964...

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One company has already dropped an LS V-8 into a 2018 Jeep Wrangler

The 2018 Jeep Wrangler made its long-awaited debut at the 2017 Los Angeles auto show, but one company has already performed the inevitable LS swap. Bruiser Conversions posted the General Motors 6.2-liter LS3 V-8 powered Wrangler to its Facebook page earlier this month, and when we say the company stuffed the engine in there, we mean it. The big V-8 just...

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