Shelby F-150 Super Snake is the street performance truck Ford doesn’t build

August 20, 2021 0 Comments

In less than 20 years, Ford’s Lightning nameplate has gone from denoting one of the quickest factory-built pickup trucks on the market to designating an EV. Shelby can’t use the badge, but it released an evolution of the 14th-generation F-150 named Super Snake that picks up where the last V8-powered Lightning left off in 2004. …

Brabus-tuned Mercedes-AMG GLE63 S has 800 horsepower and a snout

July 23, 2021 0 Comments

German tuner Brabus specializes in giving Mercedes-Benz models a full makeover that’s visually and audibly loud. Its latest build is a GLE63 S called the 800 that’s brimming with more horsepower than Dodge’s Durango SRT Hellcat. Brabus increased the twin-turbocharged, 4.0-liter V8’s output to 800 horsepower, which represents about 197 more than stock. That’s like …

Ruf will still sell you a 964-based RCT Evo if you supply the Porsche

December 4, 2020 0 Comments

Ruf, the storied Porsche tuner, has made an announcement that it is still building its RCT Evo, even though the 911 it’s based on went out of production 27 years ago. Based on the 964, the original Ruf RCT Evo debuted in 1993, and as the company’s website says, “if it’s still popular, don’t stop …

Zagato receives a pair of 600-hp Aston Martin V12s for its private collection

December 3, 2020 0 Comments

Enthusiasts who missed their chance to buy the limited-edition Aston Martin V12 Zagato released in 2012 are in luck. British manufacturer R-Reforged received permission from both brands to build 38 more cars, split evenly between coupes and convertibles, and it has just completed the first prototypes in its Warwick, England, facility. Fittingly, the first pair …

Toyota's SEMA 2020 themes are overlanding and drifting

November 2, 2020 0 Comments

Toyota has been for years one of the biggest OEM supporters of SEMA, the aftermarket advocacy group and show organizer. The SEMA Show has been canceled this year (because 2020) but that doesn’t mean the parade of wildly customized cars has ceased. Instead, it’s moved to an online format called SEMA 360, giving companies a …

Christmas Comes Early With Manhart F350 Mini JCW

October 24, 2020 0 Comments

350 in name and horsepower.

This 2,800-Horsepower Aston Martin Drag Car Is Somehow Street Legal

October 24, 2020 0 Comments

It can smoke a quarter-mile under seven seconds.

Brabus Rocket 900 Unleashed As Mercedes-AMG GT63 S With Mega Power

October 23, 2020 0 Comments

The tuner has bumped the twin-turbo V8’s displacement to 4.5 liters to extract mountain-moving power.

Chevy Corvette C8RR Body Kit From Competition Carbon Looks Wild

October 16, 2020 0 Comments

The company is planning versions for a roadster, spyder, and speedster.

Tuners Have Already Fiddled With Volvo’s 112-MPH Top Speed Limiter

October 15, 2020 0 Comments

It’s gone but not forgotten.