Tag Archives: 2018

A pair of Dodge Demons will raise hell (and money) in Monterey

More is better. It's a simple formula and Dodge knows how to tweak it for maximum effect. That's how the Hellcat was originally born, and how we've arrived in a world today that exists with a vehicle called the Challenger SRT Demon. A street-legal drag racing denizen of destructive speed offered for 2018 only, the Demon is a force to be reckoned with...

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Hennessey’s 1,035-HP Dodge Challenger SRT Demon sounds like it came from hell

The Dodge Challenger SRT Demon is already one hell of a car, but Hennessey Performance Engineering has (of course) gotten a hold of it and made it something more. With the company's HPE1000 package, the Demon makes a whopping 880 horsepower at the rear wheels. That equates to around 1,035 hp at the crank! We've already seen HPE take the HPE1000 Demon down...

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Kia recalls Sunset Yellow Stingers to respray cracked paint

Owners of Sunset Yellow Kia Stingers at this point are likely aware of chipping and cracking paint finishes, and the brand has acknowledged the problem and will remedy the situation. First reported by Australian publication Car Advice last month, Kia confirmed it will recall all Stingers finished in the beaming yellow hue for repainting. A Kia spokesman has...

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Martini-liveried Porsche 911 GT2 RS pays homage to the "Moby Dick" 935/78

The Porsche 935 is a motorsports legend, and the 935/78 is a special car among special cars. Known as "Moby Dick" for its white color and long tail, the 1978 version of the 935 was an instant stunner even though it never finished where Porsche expected. The legacy of the original lives on today thanks to Porsche Retail Group in the UK, which has applied the...

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Hennessey’s 1,000-horsepower Cadillac CTS-V hits the track and dyno

Cadillac's brute in a suit, the CTS-V, has been a regular at Hennessey's gym and now it's bristling with with 1,000 horsepower and 966 pound-feet of torque. The standard CTS-V is certainly no slouch with its 640 hp, but Hennessey's HPE1000 version is simply an insane-o beast of a sedan. Just listen to the sound the thing makes as it storms Hennessey's track...

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2018 Nissan Leaf Nismo quietly races in

There was a time when Nissan's in-house tuner Nismo was known for serious performance cars, and that's still true to a certain degree in the case of the GT-R Nismo. Today, though, you're more likely to see the Nismo label attached to things like CVT-equipped econo sedans and underwhelming city cars. Now there's a Leaf Nismo. Unveiled Thursday, the Leaf...

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Jon Olsson’s topless Mercedes-Benz G550 4×4 is ridiculous

Jon Olsson is doing everything right. The man knows how to enjoy life, and part of that involves taking a car and modifying it in a way that works for him. The latest example of this is Olsson's Mercedes-Benz G550, which has been transformed into a roofless go-anywhere mobile. It has a name. The massive rig is called Lord Hans, and it's the fanciest beach...

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Jay Leno sends power to the correct wheels with the Audi R8 RWS

It feels like the Audi R8 has been around for some time now, but it's only just dipped a toe into its second generation model run. What doesn't feel old is the fact that Audi is basically offering a reskinned Lamborghini Huracán. In fact, it seems Audi is just getting started with the second-gen R8 as the different versions being offered deliver a...

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Final Dodge Viper and Challenger SRT Demon fetch $1M in charity auction

Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has built the very last examples of its Dodge Viper supercar and Challenger SRT Demon street-legal drag racer, but the automaker didn't resort to locking the cars away in a heritage center or museum. Instead, they've been set free to prowl the streets. FCA called on Barrett-Jackson to sell the cars in a single auction, which took...

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