Archive for December, 2009

Video: Jay Leno Drives The Mercedes SLS Gullwing In L.A.

Ride along with Jay Leno as he drives the new Merecedes SLS Gullwing in Los Angeles. Starting in Beverly Hills, Leno drives up and over the Hollywood Hills on Coldwater Canyon, through a hairpin at the junction with Mulholland Drive, along a knife-edge ridge separating Los Angeles and Burbank, and then along a twisty, bumpy […]

Video: 2011 Ford Mustang GT 5.0-liter V8 Shows Off In Two New Vids

The 5.0 is back! The 2011 Ford Mustang GT arrives with an all-new advanced 5.0-liter V-8 engine, developed by a passionate cadre of enthusiastic engineers who rallied around the common goal of delivering more than 400 horsepower. The modern 5.0-liter four-valve Twin Independent Variable Camshaft Timing (Ti-VCT) V-8 engine in the new Mustang GT will […]

Ward’s AutoWorld Top 10 engines for 2010

The following engines are Ward’s picks for the Top 10 engines for 2010: BMW’s 3.0-litre, six-cylinder DOHC turbodiesel. Ward’s says its testers averaged an astonishing 7.8 litres per 00 kilometres, which sets the standard for luxury clean diesels. Audi’s 2.0L TFSI turbocharged DOHC four-cylinder. Audi is one of the few luxury brands still using four […]

2010 Bentley Continental Supersports Specs

The Specs: Type of vehicle: All-wheel-drive luxury sport coupe Engine: Twin-turbocharged 6.0L DOHC W12 Power: 621 hp @ 6,000 rpm; 590 lb-ft of torque @ 2,000 rpm Transmission: Six-speed manumatic Brakes: Four-wheel disc with ABS Tires: P275/35R20 Price: base/as tested: $323,100/$347,030 Destination charge: $4,995 Standard features: Power door locks, windows and mirrors, climate control air […]

1965 Mustang Pool Table

Playing pool on a regular pool table will never be the same after you experience it on this custom Mustang pool table that runs for $14,995. Made with a solid fiberglass body molded from a 1965 Mustang that can be ordered in various colors, the pool table comes complete with alloy rims and wheels. And […]

Ferrari to show off 599-based hybrid with KERS setup at Geneva Motor Show

Ferrari, just like almost all other carmakers, is researching hybrid technology for its cars, and, according to Italian magazine Quattroroute, might show off a concept at the 2010 Geneva Motor Show. The model, based on the 599 GTB Fiorano, will use the KERS (Kinetic Energy Recovery System), which was used heavily on the Formula 1 […]

Ford Announces The Racing Mustang Boss 302R

After announcing the return of the 5.0-liter V8 version Mustang, Ford has gone above and beyond by further announcing availability of the Racing Mustang Boss 302R model. The sizzling hot Boss 302R features a highly tuned version of the new 5.0-liter V8, a six-speed manual transmission, roll cage, race seats with five-point belts, professional data […]

The 5.0 Is Back! 2011 Ford Mustang GT Brings Back 5.0 Liter V8

Ford has officially announced the 2011 Ford Mustang 5.0-liter V8, which is powered by a bigger engine, placing it on equal footing with the Camaro SS or the Hemi Challenger. The new 5.0-liter Mustang will generate 412 HP with 390 lb-ft of torque. Actual performance figures are not yet available, but it’s safe to say […]

Video: Corvette C6 With Nitrous Ignites Before Drag Race

Nitrous blows up on C6 corvette at Island Dragway. A popular drag strip modification is adding a nitrous system which adds additional power to the motor on the fly, but can also become highly dangerous due to the flammable gas. This Corvette C6 owner caught a first hand experience of how this chemical can backfire […]

Camaro Wins Popular Mechanics Automotive Excellence Award

Tom Peters, executive director, GM performance cars and full-size trucks, today accepted a Popular Mechanics Automotive Excellence Award for the design of the all-new Camaro. “It’s truly an honor to receive an Automotive Excellence Award from such a trusted and well-known publication like Popular Mechanics,” Peters said. “This award is a tribute to the passion […]