7 Designs Can Make Your Maserati MC20 Look Faster Than It Is
New STI Performance Parts Make the Subaru BRZ Look Menacing
You are probably aware that Toyota GR 86 and Subaru BRZ were unveiled simultaneously in Japan-spec guise not too long ago. Both sports cars are good for 232 horsepower in Japan and come with a rather toned down design language, yet Subaru is upping the ante with a set of accessories and STI performance parts aimed at those who want a spicier-looking BRZ.
This Supercharged 2JZ-Swapped Toyota 86 Is Your Personal Burnout Jesus
Before the new Supra arrived, Toyota’s solely purpose-built sports car was the 86 (or GT86 or FT86 or Subaru BRZ or Scion FR-S, if you wish). In the U.S., the 2020 86 makes 200 or 205 horsepower and 151 or 156 pound-feet of torque depending on which gearbox you pick, so while it’s not oozing power, the 86 has other aces up its sleeves.
For example, the 86 is agile and overall a hoot to drive but, for some, a nimble RWD car that doesn’t need to be driven fast to generate quite the thrills simply doesn’t do the trick. Take this nice chap from Australia, for example.
The Craziest Alpina Cars
Alpina’s knack for tweaking BMWs has its roots in the early 1960s, when Burkard Bovensiepen wanted to make his BMW 1500 go faster and developed a Weber dual carburettor system. Since then, Alpina’s road to tuning excellence took the trajectory of a steady upward curve sprinkled with rad builds that didn’t just offer more power or more torque, but a complete package of tweaks that complemented the extra oomph. We’ll be looking at some of them in the following lines.
2021 Ares Design S1
The Ares Design S1 is an upcoming supercar built by Ares Design, the company led by former Lotus CEO Dany Bahar. The exotic-looking S1 is based on the C8-generation Chevrolet Corvette, borrowing the chassis, engine, gearbox, and electronic underpinnings from the American mid-engined sports car. Powered by a reworked, naturally aspirated V-8, the S1 packs 705 horsepower, some 200 horses more than the Corvette C8. Is the S1 just a beefed-up Corvette or a brand-new vehicle with Chevy underpinnings? Let’s find out in the review below.
This 1996 Porsche 993 911 Turbo Gemballa GTR 600 Redefines Bespoke Design
Porsche Gets Overly Sensitive, Protests Design of the Singer ACS
Since Singer Vehicle Design announced the ACS off-road 911 not that long ago, we have been sitting on our toes waiting for the final iteration to come out. As it turns out, we will have to show a little more bit of patience because there has been a hiccup related to the PORSCHE lettering stamped on the vehicle.
A $140K Honda Civic? Yeah - It Does Exist
HRE’s New Wheels Look Amazing On Your Favorite Cars, Including The New Porsche 911 GT3
HRE has been re-engineering the wheel for about four decades, a period that allowed the American wheel maker to specialize and elevate its products. Recently, HRE unveiled new versions of its Vintage, Classic, and 540 Series wheels which it mounted on modern supercars. The result is exquisite to say the least.
This Custom Mid-Engine Mini Is the Definition of a Pocket Rocket
This Porsche Cayenne Turbo Safari From Flat Six Is a True Off-Road Performance Machine
You don’t have to take our word for it that the first-gen Porsche Cayenne is a darn good off-roader without any aftermarket bits and bobs attached to it. YouTube is your friend here.
However, imagine what would a 2004 Cayenne be able to pull off on rough terrain if someone prepared it for such challenges. Oh, wait, it happened, because Canada’s Flat Six has built a Cayenne that’s bordering into motorsport territory - at least as far as looks go.
2021 Eagle Lightweight GT
The 2021 Eagle Lightweight GT is an aftermarket, modernized version of the iconic Jaguar E-Type produced by British specialist Eagle. The company has been creating upgraded versions of the E-Type since 1994 and it now offers no fewer than four different variants of the iconic sports car. Eagle’s take of the race-spec Lightweight E-Type, the 2021 Lightweight GT, joins the existing E-Type Speedster, E-Type Low Drag GT, and E-Type Spyder GT. All cars are based on original E-Type Series 1 cars upgraded versions of Jaguar’s iconic inline-six engine. What makes it special and what sets it apart from the original E-Type? Let’s find out in the review below.
This Porsche 356 Restomod on a 911 Chassis Is Exactly What Porsche Needs to Do
The year was 1948 when the first car to wear the Porsche logo left the assembly line in Gmund, Austria. Named the 356, the roadster was fitted with a 1.1-liter air-cooled flat-four engine borrowed from Volkswagen which cranked out about 35 horsepower.
The 356 is the car that paved the way for the 911 and in an interesting plot twist, it’s a 911 chassis that might bring to life the 356, albeit in restomod version.
2021 Ford Mustang Stage 3 By Roush
You Can Now Cram The Honda Civic Type R’s 306HP Engine In Just About Anything
When it comes to small-displacement crate engines available for immediate purchase, nothing beats Honda’s K20C1 unit. That’s the mighty 2.0-liter turbo-four from the Civic Type R, which has been available as a crate engine since 2017. Not exactly news, yes, but Honda is now offering an HPD Controls Package with it to make the process of getting it into your car much easier. It is now a complete package so you don’t have to deal with things like ECU and engine wiring harness. It’s a drop-in replacement so you might as well start working on that car project you’ve been dreaming about.
This Mercedes 300SL Has a Supercharged AMG Monster of a Heart
The Mercedes-Benz 300SL is one of the most iconic cars ever built by the German brand. It’s also one of the most beautiful too. Built in fewer than 3,500 units from 1957 to 1963, the 300SL is a rare items nowadays and well-maintained models can fetch in excess of $500,000. Definitely not a car for the average Joe. But while some rich folks would rather hunt an original 300SL down, other enthusiasts build restomod versions of them. John Sarkisyan from S-Klub is one of those people. Having built a coupe model in the past, he recently married the body of a 300SL to a modern Mercedes chassis and a supercharged V-8 engine. And the end result is quite impressive.
2021 Ford Mustang GT500CR by Classic Recreations
We had just stopped drooling over SpeedKore’s Hellraiser when Classic Recreations came in smashing through the door with the carbon fiber-bodied 1967 Shelby GT500CR Mustang.
The build was announced in September 2020 as an extremely limited run of just 25 units and we are glad to report that it is finally here. With a little help from SpeedKore, that is.
SpeedKore’s Dodge Charger Hellraiser Is Built For Kevin Hart
It has been a while since we last heard about SpeedKore and in a way, the whole waiting paid off. The Wisconsin-based custom shop that used to delight our eyes at SEMA has been brewing something over the past months and now it is finally out. Meet the SpeedKore Dodge Charger Hellraiser built specifically for comedian and actor Kevin Hart.
2021 Lamborghini Aventador GT Evo by Liberty Walk
Chris Forsberg’s 370Z Rally Car Tribute: Sideways Gravel Shreds!
Believe it or not, Nissan is no stranger to rally racing. Back in 1996, the Japanese company raced at the Paris-Dakar Rally with a modded Terrano, albeit with zero success.
However, back in 1970, Nissan took a Datsun Bluebird 510 and made it into a rally car - dubbed the 1600SS - that won the East-African Safari Rally. One year after, in 1971, Nissan came back with a safari-style version of the 240Z. It, too, won the rally. That particular car is celebrated today with a one-off build based on the 370Z.