Tag Archives: Modified

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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Meet the 2017 One-Ton Duramax diesel-powered Chevy Suburban

If you want to buy a new Chevrolet Suburban 3500 Heavy Duty from your local dealer, tough luck. Want a diesel-powered Suburban or Tahoe? You must've been dreaming. Wake up to Duraburb Inc's creation. Based out of Apopka, Florida, Duraburb has been converting full-size GM SUVs to diesel power since 2007. It also sells 3500 Heavy Duty diesel-powered GM...

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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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This custom Chevy Camaro sports a duallie surprise

Do you ever head out in your Chevrolet Camaro, punch the gas, and wish you had more traction? That's a plausible scenario. Especially if you've purchased one of the more powerful Camaro variants, or you've modified your car so it makes more horsepower. You could go with larger, stickier tires. You could upgrade the suspension. Or, if you're United Arab...

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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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1974 Porsche 914-6 GT tribute car visits Jay Leno’s Garage

At the end of the 1960s, Porsche was on the hunt for a model that could slot into the family lineup below the 911. Working with Volkswagen to make this happen, Porsche came up with the 914, and it proved to be quite popular. In fact, the relative affordability of the 914/4 helped push it past the sales figures of the more potent (and much more expensive)...

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This Jeep CJ-5 "Brew-ser" sets new standard for all home bars

The first thing that Eric Younger wants you to know about his CJ-5-turned-tavern is that no actual Jeeps were harmed in the making of this bar. "No, we did not ruin a Jeep for it. It's built completely out of junk parts, other than the tires and the wheels," he said. Younger owns a 4x4 specialty shop, D and C Extreme in Colorado Springs, Colorado, and built...

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