Category Archives: performance

Ferrari 250 GT Cabriolet Series I – Best in Arizona Auction?

The built-for-touring 250 GT Cabriolet Series I, sold to support Enzo’s racing addiction, had smooth lines defined by its covered headlamps, bumperettes, and tiny taillights in the rear wings. Continue reading

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RPM Act Introduced in U.S. House of Representatives

The RPM Act reverses the EPA’s interpretation that the Clean Air Act does not allow a motor vehicle designed for street use – car, truck or motorcycle – to be converted into a racecar. In 2015 the EPA said that converted vehicles must remain emissions-compliant, even though they are no longer driven on public streets or highways.  Continue reading

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Shelby GT350, GT350R Heritage Packages on Sale

The 2020 Mustang Shelby GT350 has a starting MSRP of $60,440, plus taxes, title, delivery and license fees; GT350R has a starting MSRP of $73,435, plus taxes, title, delivery and license fees. The Heritage Edition Package is available for $1,965. Continue reading

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SEMA Lawsuit – NHTSA Issues Draft Replica Car Rule

The FAST Act set a deadline of December 4, 2016, for the U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) to issue any necessary regulations to implement the law. The agency sat on the legally required need for regulations in defiance of Congress. Sound familiar? Continue reading

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High-Speed Runs Finish McLaren Speedtail’s Development

Build of the first of 106 Speedtails that will be hand-assembled to customer order has now commenced at the McLaren Production Centre in Woking, UK, with deliveries scheduled from February 2020. Continue reading

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McLaren Wants Tailors and Dressmakers to Build Cars

As all automakers argue, composite materials, together with future powertrain technology, will save vehicle weight, boost performance and provide more energy-efficient vehicles. McLaren has been a pioneer with ultra-lightweight, ultra-strong carbon fiber material for decades and builds every car with a carbon fiber chassis, or ‘tub’, at its core. Continue reading

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Lithium Mustang Project at SEMA

The fact remains that electrification can be a boon to performance enthusiasts as witnessed by a so-called Phi-Power dual-core electric motor and dual power inverters – fueled by an 800-volt Webasto battery system that can discharge a mega-watt of electrical energy. At 800 volts, that’s twice the voltage of most electric cars on the road today. Continue reading

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SEMA Sues U.S. DOT for Stopping Replica Car Law

Another Agency run by President Trump’s political appointees is allegedly defying a 2015 law – the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (FAST Act) – passed by Congress to let low-volume automakers sell up to 325 replica cars each year that resemble production vehicles manufactured at least 25 years ago. Continue reading

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First Ford Performance Off-Road Leveling Kits

Most Ranger and F-150 trucks are purchased with four-wheel drive, and it’s said the leveling kits will enable off-road drivers to risk more challenging terrain. Beyond adding additional ground clearance, off-road performance is improved with Ford truck-optimized FOX  shocks. Continue reading

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All-New 2020 NASCAR Xfinity Series Mustang Unveiled

The NASCAR Mustang marks the fifth all-new motorsports Mustang unveiled in the past year. It joins the Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series, National Hot Rod Association Funny Car division, Virgin Australia Supercars Championship, and grassroots Cobra Jet, which have all found their way to the winner’s circle in their respective forms of racing. Continue reading

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MINI celebrates 60 years at the 2019 Monterey Car Week

Today, the MINI product lineup has a model range of five vehicles – the MINI Hardtop 2 Door, MINI Hardtop 4 Door, MINI Convertible, MINI Clubman and MINI Countryman. Continue reading

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Shelby GT350R Now Shares GT500 Chassis Technology

Retail sales of special performance series Mustangs (GT350 and Bullitt) were up 39% in Q2 of this year, leading to an overall retail share gain for Mustang this year and increasing Mustang transaction pricing by $1,200 over a year-ago to $36,300 per car. However, Ford doesn’t break out the sales numbers by variant, but obviously the gain wasn’t nearly enough to offset the decline in the balance of the Mustang business or the failing car business (-23% ytd) Continue reading

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Michigan Drivers Dominate Drag Racing at Roadkill Nights

For the fifth consecutive year, Motor Trend Group’s Roadkill Nights Powered by Dodge returned to Woodward Avenue in Pontiac, Michigan. Continue reading

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Dream Cruise Delights – Power to The People

Woodward Avenue – America’s first highway – is about to be invaded or upgraded as 40,000 classic cars appear for the 25th annual Dream Cruise next weekend. Heavily biased toward ‘Merican metal, with a crowd-pleasing emphasis on muscle cars and … Continue reading

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C8 Sneak Peak – Corvette Roadster Debuts this Fall

But what’s in the Roadster? How about a supercharged version of the LT2? Maybe a hybrid version? Stay tuned there will be more powertrain offerings going forward as global standards to fight CO2 tighten. Continue reading

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