Tag Archives: Modified

At 237.8 MPH, this Nissan Qashqai just became the world’s fastest SUV

A 2,000-horsepower Nissan Qashqai flew well past the 200 mph mark in order to stake a claim as the fastest SUV in the world. The Qashqai is a compact SUV whose current generation is sold here as the Rogue Sport. The Qashqai you see here is a long way away from its stock days. It was built by the team at Severn Valley Motorsport in the United Kingdom and was...

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Watch a Cadillac Escalade smoke a Camaro ZL1 1LE

Of course, Hennessey Performance Engineering tuned a Cadillac Escalade. But, not only has HPE tuned and modified the giant luxury SUV, the company has turned it into a drag strip slayer. To exemplify HPE's work, the company lined up its 805-horsepower Escalade next to a 2018 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE, which pushes 650 horsepower. Keep in mind, the Escalade...

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Watch the complete build of a 686-HP Katech Corvette Z06 engine

The guys and gals at Katech have a new Stage 4 package for the C7 Chevrolet Corvette Z06, and new video from the company shows exactly what goes into building the monster engine capable of delivering 686 horsepower at the wheels. The company began the build with a standard Corvette Z06 equipped with an 8-speed automatic transmission. The dyno showed a...

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800-hp 2018 Yenko/SC Silverado now available with rear-wheel drive

Those looking for a performance pickup truck might want to check out Specialty Vehicle Engineering (SVE) and its 2018 Yenko/SC Silverado. The performance company first unveiled the 800-horsepower Yenko/SC Silverado last February as a 4x4, but to sweeten the deal, the performance version of the 2018 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 will now be offered with...

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Trans Am Depot makes 455 Super Duty drag car with 1,100 horsepower

Trans Am Depot has built an even more extreme version of its 1,000-horsepower 455 Super Duty based on the sixth-generation Chevrolet Camaro that we saw last year. The new car, which tacks on the Racing designation, was built as a dedicated drag racer designed to challenge the Dodge Challenger SRT Demon. But did the company really need to dial up the...

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Ferrari 328 GTS-based Conciso is one weird creation

Perhaps a Ferrari 328 GTS is simply too standard. If that statement rings true, RM Sotheby's has consigned quite a quirky take on Ferrari's late-'80s sports car. It's called the Conciso, a brainchild of German designer Bernd Michalak. Aside from the radically different shape, the Conciso's body is made entirely from aluminum to shed pounds–it's good...

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Katech supercharges the Chevy Camaro ZL1 up to 760 wheel horsepower

Katech takes your stock standard General Motors machine and turns it into something you should be afraid to drive. Or at least, you should have some semblance of skills before taking to the wheel. That should be the case for anybody who buys a car like the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE, and even more so if you hand over the keys to Katech. That's because the...

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Fast farming: The Stig set a Guinness World Record for fastest tractor

Honda engineers aren't the only group fixated on making various lawn care machines fast. The crew at BBC's "Top Gear" strapped The Stig into its modified tractor, appropriately called the track-tor, and happened to set a Guinness World Record for fastest tractor in the world. The BBC made the announcement on Thursday ahead of Sunday's episode of "Top Gear,"...

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Lincoln Navigator gets boost from Hennessey, but still no V-8

Lincoln's Navigator impresses with its luxury and presence, but with a curb weight approaching 6,000 pounds the big SUV could definitely do with some added performance. Sure, the stock 3.5-liter twin-turbocharged V-6 is perfectly adequate with its 450 horsepower and 510 pound-feet of torque, but extra grunt is certainly welcome. And ever willing to provide...

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This armored Peugeot 205 is the safest hot hatch in the world

The Peugeot 205 GTI never arrived to battle the Volkswagen Golf GTI on our shores. That's a shame because the ensuing hot hatch shootouts could've been the stuff of legend. Were it our money, we'd track down the 205 T16 model with its race-ready upgrades. There's another version that's recently come up for sale, however, and this one might just be the most...

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