Tag Archives: Modified

New Stratos will cost $617,000, plus a Ferrari 430 Scuderia

Multiple World Rally Champion. Bertone design. Ferrari engine. All of those added up to make the original Lancia Stratos one of the seven wonders of the automotive world. Now there's a New Stratos up for sale, only it isn't being built by Lancia. Rather, it's a coachbuilt special designed by Pininfarina and built by Italian firm Manifattura Automobili...

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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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Ares previews a stylish Tesla Model S convertible

Although consumers have largely fallen out of love with convertibles, there's still something about a drop-top that stirs up feelings. Ares Design, based in Modena, Italy, has something cooking that certainly strikes directly at said feelings. The firm hasn't provided any details but it did release two sketches of a Tesla Model S convertible conversion it...

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Nissan Armada Snow Patrol ready to tackle any frozen tundra

Nissan revived the Armada for the 2017 model year based on the global Patrol nameplate. At the Chicago Auto Show, the brand wants to show just how capable the SUV can be—especially in wintry conditions. Ahead of its debut in Chicago, Nissan revealed the Armada Snow Patrol, with an emphasis on "snow." The Armada Snow Patrol can tackle a lot of frozen...

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Ringbrothers’ 1972 AMC Javelin AMX visits Jay Leno’s Garage

It was one of the most talked about cars at last year's SEMA show, but not everyone was a fan. We're talking about the 1972 AMC Javelin AMX built by Ringbrothers of Spring Green, Wisconsin, and it recently paid a visit to Jay Leno's Garage. Although there's no denying the high level of craftsmanship and attention to detail that's gone into the...

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Lister Lightning will be a 600-plus-horsepower F-Pace

Thunder usually comes after lightning, but in the case of Lister we'll see the historic British performance marque follow up its Thunder sports car with a new Lightning SUV. Speaking with Top Gear magazine, Lister CEO Lawrence Whittaker revealed that the Lightning will be based on Jaguar's F-Pace and feature the same 5.0-liter supercharged V-8 found in the...

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Ares plans Ferrari 412-inspired GTC4 Lusso conversion

The Ferrari 412 and earlier 400i and 365 GT4 models were never the prettiest of Ferraris, but their low popularity meant not many ended up being sold, thus making them quite rare today. Coupled with their boxy design that typifies the 1980s era, the cars are now highly sought after in the collector car world. One fan was so enamoured by the 412 that he or...

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Lister unveils ‘new’ Thunder sports car

Revived British sports car marque Lister has unveiled its first new car since the Storm of the 1990s. We use the term “new” lightly, however, because the car unveiled by Lister on Wednesday is actually a modified Jaguar F-Type. Lister is calling it the Thunder, and just like its Storm predecessor the Thunder is powered by a Jaguar engine, in...

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This man converted a 50-year-old Land Rover to run on coal (as one does)

The classic Land Rover Defender evolved over its long life from frequent use as a farming implement to new life as an iconic all-wheel-drive trophy truck. The end of Defender production in January 2016 was practically a national day of mourning in England. Now, you can even get Defenders entirely renovated with new powertrains and all manner of luxury...

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This bulletproof Tesla’s claim has just one hole in it

Utah-based Armormax is in the business of transforming everyday machines into rolling vaults for clients. They take normal cars and add various levels of armor. The latest build is a Tesla Model S P100D that's been pieced together for a client in the Middle East. Armormax claims it's the fastest armored car in the world. We're here to tell you that it's...

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