Category Archives: performance

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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China: Jiangsu Saleen Automotive Technology Sportscars

To meet projected growth in sales of performance vehicles in China, Saleen announced a business partnership with Jiangsu Saleen Automotive Technology, Co. (JSAT) that will help Saleen expand its footprint into growing global markets with an emphasis on China. Continue reading

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Don Garlits, 87, in Swamp Rat 38 Electric Rail Tries for 200 MPH Quarter Tomorrow at Palm Beach International Raceway

Largely known by the smoky burnout set as the most innovative racer in drag racing history with his series of Swamp Rat dragsters, the Florida native has earned 17 World Championship titles and is the owner of 144 national-event wins. His record-breaking Swamp Rat 30 is in the Smithsonian Museum of American History.   Continue reading

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2020 Chevrolet Corvette Stingray Revealed

The Stingray’s gasoline engine is Chevy’s next-generation 6.2L Small Block V8 LT2 engine, producing up to 495 horsepower (369 kW) and 470 lb-ft (637 Nm) of torque — the most horsepower and torque for any entry Corvette. There will be more powertrain offerings going forward as global standards to fight CO2 tighten. Continue reading

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Mid-Engine Chevrolet Corvette Debut to be Livestreamed

The livestream opens at 7:30 p.m. PDT/10:30 p.m. EDT on 18 July. Continue reading

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F1 2019 Silverstone – British Grand Prix Preview

Conventional wisdom has that Silverstone’s popularity, however, does not solely rest on the speeds reached. Instead, it’s the circuit sequences of fast and flowing corners that thrill both competitors and spectators alike. Continue reading

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Privateers – Toyota Gazoo Racing to Sell GR Supra GT4 in 2020

The GT4 category is popular with private race teams around the world due to its low cost and ease of entry. GT4 cars are eligible to participate in a variety of races across the globe, including the Super Taikyu Series in Japan, the GT4 European Series and the VLN Endurance Championship Nürburgring in Europe, and the Michelin Pilot Challenge Series in the U.S. Continue reading

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Roadkill Nights – Drag Racing Back on Woodward Avenue

Roadkill is now the  traditional kick off to southeast Michigan’s week-long celebration of classic cars and car culture. There will be  thrill rides in the 717-horsepower Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat and the 707-horsepower Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat models, more participants in the celebrity showdown races, and an overall $40,000 purse with $10,000 going towards United Way. Continue reading

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McLaren GT – Grand Tourer in the £163,000 Pound Class

Positioned alongside the existing Sports, Super and Ultimate Series families, this McLaren is for a new audience – it’s hoped – providing an “alternative to existing products in an expanding market segment.” Continue reading

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