Tag Archives: Modified

$263,000 coach-built Ram 1500 is the Maybach of pickup trucks

When money is no issue, you can afford to do things differently. That's exactly what the Italian firm Aznom Automotive has done with its Atulux pickup truck-sedan mashup. The coach-built pickup features extensive upgrades to create a luxurious experience far out of reach from the typical Ram 1500 buyer. How far out of reach? It costs $263,000. Atalux stands...

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Icon is building an all-electric Derelict Mercury

Icon is perhaps best known for its many high-dollar bespoke-built vintage SUVs. Lately though, the Icon team has been cranking out a handful of other project vehicles, including cars, and each one has been more amazing than the last. We've seen a gorgeous Ford F-250, an impossibly cool Rolls-Royce, and now we have a 1949 Mercury that's hiding a silent...

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Brabus adds style, power to Mercedes-Benz X-Class pickup

Only a week ago we saw Pickup Design, the pickup truck division of Polish tuner Carlex Design, come out with a wild visual upgrade for the Mercedes-Benz X-Class pickup. Now Brabus, which specializes in tuning Mercedes products and has close links with the automaker, has revealed its first take on the mid-size pickup. The changes are subtle as Brabus is only...

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Lister Lightning promises to be world’s fastest SUV

Thunder usually comes after lightning, but in the case of Lister we'll see the historic British performance marque follow up its Jaguar F-Type-based Thunder sports car with a new Lightning SUV. The Lightning will be based on the 2019 Jaguar F-Pace SVR unveiled at March's 2018 New York auto show, and according to Lister it will be the fastest SUV money can...

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Hennessey Demon runs the quarter mile in 9.14 seconds

Hennessey Performance Engineering once looked to exorcise the Demon with the Exorcist based on the Camaro ZL1, but now the Texan tuner is fully embracing the dark side. The 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon has been receiving attention from Hennessey's wrenches, and the company is ready to offer its HPE1000 package to Demon owners. To prove how fast the car...

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Classic Car Studio shares its 1953 Ford F100 with Jay Leno

The restomod world is filled with plenty of hopped-up cars with over-the-top styling apparently the main design concern. Today, we're looking at something different...and it's better because of that. This is a 1953 Ford F100 that's been reworked and customized by Noah Alexander and his Classic Car Studio shop based in St. Louis, Missouri. The finished...

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Tuner builds wild Mercedes-Benz X-Class pickup truck

Mercedes-AMG isn't planning to upgrade the X-Class anytime soon—it probably has to do with the fact the mid-size pickup truck is based on a donor Nissan platform—but there are plenty of tuners out there willing to step in. One of them is Pickup Design, the pickup truck division of Polish tuner Carlex Design, which has just unveiled a wild...

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Famous Ferrari collector restomods a Dino, plans to build more for sale

David Lee loves Ferrari cars both new and old. The millionaire enthusiast, who owns the California watch and investment empire Hing Wa Lee Jewelers, has amassed an amazing $50-million collection of truly legendary machines. Simple collecting got boring for him, though, and that's why David Lee decided to craft his own version of a car he felt could use a...

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Roush reveals Jackhammer Mustang with 710 horsepower

If you're looking to add serious power to your Mustang, one of the best in the business is Roush. The Livonia, Michigan-based company late last year came out with a supercharger upgrade for the Mustang GT that lifts output to over 700 horses. Now Roush has installed the supercharger, code-named the 2650, in a special edition Mustang dubbed the Jackhammer...

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Meet the folks behind the world’s first Tesla Model S wagon

A company by the name of QWest Norfolk based in the United Kingdom late last year completed development of a wagon conversion for the Tesla Model S. The company is a carbon fiber specialist and chose to use the lightweight stuff for the modifications on its Model S, with some of the carbon fiber visible once the tailgate is lifted. The Model S wagon, which...

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