1991 GMC Syclone - The Factory-Built Compact Pickup That Humbled the Ferrari 348
The Porsche 911 Carrera, the Nissan 300ZX Twin Turbo, the Ford Mustang SVT Cobra R, the Mazda RX-7, the Mercedes-Benz 500 SL, and BMW 850i. All sporty coupes, equipped with plenty of power and performance. What do they all have in common?
Well, they were all driven to extinction by a small, inconspicuous, and dirt cheap pickup truck. The GMC Syclone. Back in ’91, the Syclone was among the coolest vehicles out there that money could buy. With its turbocharged V-6 engine under the hood, this factory-built bundle of insanity was capable of churning out sportscar-like performance figures. While Jason Cammisa from Hagerty, takes us on a tour of the GMC Syclone, we reveal other details about this insane truck from back in the day.
Tesla Model X Takes On The Fastest Performance SUVs
The Tesla Model X is, without a doubt, a very quick car. In the Long-range Performance version of the EV, you get dual electric motors, which produce 778 horsepower and 841 pound-feet (1,140 Nm). With this in mind, it will be interesting to see how it fares against the quickest performance SUVs you can buy. Once again, Carwow’s YouTube channel has provided a video that gives us an answer.
2022 Chevrolet Silverado ZR2 All Set To Make Its Racing Debut
Chevy introduced the Silverado ZR2 recently as its flagship off-road truck. Now, the company is putting money where its mouth is by having it compete in the upcoming ‘Best In The Desert King Shocks Laughlin Desert Classic’ race. It might be the truck’s official racing debut, but the prototypes have been taking part in such competitions since 2019. Nevertheless, it’ll be interesting to see how the Silverado ZR2 performs at the event.
Supercar Blondie’s Ares Design S1 Is An Even More Unique Version Of An Already Unique Car
Supercar Blondie is showing us yet another incredible car – the Ares Design S1. We’ve known about the Italian boutique manufacturer for a while and some of their other projects include the Ares Panther and a two-door conversion for the Bentley Mulsanne. As for the Ares Design S1, clients will be able to get their cars next year, and Supercar Blondie will be the first one to get hers. However, as unique as the S1 is, she has planned something that will make hers one of a kind.
Is This 3,200 HP Dodge Viper GTS The Fastest In the World?
Until about a decade ago, when it came to high-horsepower builds, it was pretty much the Chevrolet LS engines, with the occasional 2JZ or RB26 builds making an appearance. Nowadays, people have started noticing the Viper V-10 as the next platform capable of massive horsepower figures. With this in mind, “That Racing Channel” is giving us an inspiring YouTube video that gives the story behind the “six-second kid” and his 1999 Dodge Viper GTS that makes 3,200 horsepower.
Ram Comes Up With A New TRX ’Ignition’ Edition Along With A Couple Of Special Editions For The 1500
Ram has been quite active with facelifts, new trims, and special editions lately. It wasn’t too long ago when the company came out with G/T-spec models for the 1500 Laramie and Rebel trims and the 10th Anniversary Edition for the 1500 Limited trim. Not to mention, there were the ‘Built to Serve’ Edition 1500s that came out in five phases, with the latest one coming out earlier this year.
Now, the Ram introduced three new special edition trucks at the ongoing State Fair of Texas. One of the three is based on the Ram 1500 TRX and it is a homecoming of sorts for the truck as the automaker unveiled the TRX Concept five years back at the same event. The other two special editions are based on the Longhorn and the Limited trims. The changes on all three are purely aesthetic and come with no upgrades or updates under the hood.
Brace Yourselves: Chevy Has Revealed The First Official Non-Camouflaged Image Of The Corvette Z06!
Chevrolet is gearing up for the Corvette Z06’s reveal that’s less than a month away. To keep the hype going, the automaker has revealed the Z06 without any camouflage for the first time ever and it looks stunning! The company sure knows how to keep us excited.
Hamilton Races to a Rain-Soaked Victory in Sochi to Claim His 100th Formula 1 Race Win
Lewis Hamilton becomes the first driver in Formula 1 history to win 100 races. This win though came with some luck as the rain gods opened up the heavens in the final stages of the 2021 Russian Grand Prix. Mercedes for once took the right call in bringing Hamilton in and switching him onto intermediate tires.
After that, it was just a matter of hunting down race leader Lando Norris who was dominant all weekend to clinch the win. Having been in the sport for the better part of 14 years, the seven-time world champion looks relentless and now is aiming for an unprecedented eighth title, as the man continues to break records.
Watch A Kawasaki ZX14 Drag Bike Try to Humble the Tesla Model S Plaid
A Tesla Model S Plaid was recently challenged to a surprise duel from a Kawasaki ZX 14 at the Orlando Speedway World, “Take it to the Track” event currently underway every Thursday until October 14th. It is sponsored by local law enforcement in a bid to discourage street racing.
Invoke the James Bond Spirit In Your Kid With This Aston Martin DB5 Junior ’No Time To Die’ Edition
To commemorate the release of the upcoming James Bond flick, No Time To Die, The Little Car Company has created a two-thirds-scale version of the Aston Martin DB5. The DB5 is synonymous with James Bond movies. It was first seen in ‘Goldfinger’ in 1946 and will be seen for the eighth time in ‘No Time To Die’.
The two-thirds scale electric version of the Aston Martin DB5 is called the DB5 Junior ’No Time To Die Edition’ is priced at over $100,000! It even comes with all sorts of gadgets that we’ve seen in the movies over the years. Fancy, huh?
Watch A McLaren 720S Get Spanked By A Kawasaki Superbike And A Porsche 911 Turbo S
The folks at Officially Gassed - OG have come up with yet another cars vs superbike drag race. To make it even more interesting, all three vehicles are far from stock this time. There’s a tuned Kawasaki Ninja H2 taking on a tuned Porsche 911 Turbo S and McLaren 720S. All of them have their pros and cons getting into the race, so, which car will you place your bets on?
JDM Drag Race: 495 HP Mitsubishi Lancer EVO 7 Versus 488 HP Subaru Impreza WRX STI
Whether it’s between stock or modified cars, drag racing is always a good way to pit two (or more) machines against each other. It’s even more epic when said machines are some of the biggest rivals in rallying history. Today’s dose of drag racing comes from the YouTube channel Officially Gassed and is between a modified Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution and a modified Subaru Impreza WRX STI with about the same power.
Ken Block and Audi - A Match Made in Heaven?
Remember all those gymkhana videos with millions of views on YouTube? Of course you do. For years, Ken Block has been working with Ford, and the only company before that was Subaru. Now, though, the 53-year old rally driver has moved to Audi - did you see this coming?
Battle Of The Hot Budget Hatches: The Hyundai i20 N vs Ford Fiesta ST vs Volkswagen Polo GTI
Mat Watson and his team from ‘Carwow’ brought three hot budget hatches to the drag strip. The contenders were the Hyundai i20 N, the Ford Fiesta ST, and the Volkswagen Polo GTI. All of them make in the whereabouts of 200 horsepower. The fact that every car has an aspect where it shines the best and is better than its competitors makes up for an interesting race. Which hatch do you have your money on?
Does This Rendering Preview the New Subaru WRX STI?
We recently gazed upon the new 2022 Subaru WRX and, although it was met with mixed reviews, our hopes are that the next STI will (finally) be something ground-breaking. As with any highly anticipated model, we are already seeing some pretty good renderings of how the next STI would look like. Arnold Verghese – an automotive CG artist and motion designer is giving us a very plausible design preview of the 2022 (2023?) STI. If you browse his other work. you’ll also see that he has done other Subaru designs in the past, but we believe he nailed it with this one.