The new Z could be the first fruitions of the Nissan-Renault/Daimler partnership that formed in 2010. It was rumored at the time that Daimler—and Mercedes-Benz—would be supplying Nissan-Renault with four- and six-cylinder engines. Could the turbo four from the CLA AMG make its way into the new Z? Only time will really tell.
Bucket lists. Everyone seems to have one. Things you want to do before you die: sky diving, bungee jumping, climbing Everest, running a marathon, some experience you want to have before you kick the bucket. For automotive lifestyle fanatics, we have something you need to add to your list: the Monterey Classic Car Week.
Throughout the past few articles you’ve learned about the improvements we’ve made to the strength of the engine, and beefing up the fuel and cooling systems. This install we reveal why all of those modifications were necessary: forced induction.
One of the biggest let downs about the BRZ/FR-S was the lack of a turbocharged option. It seemed so simple, just pull the motor from the WRX and, voila, boost! Instead we were left with a car that, while well balanced, just wanted enthusiasts begging for more. Thankfully there is a healthy aftermarket that was practically frothing at the mouth at the opportunity to add forced induction.
There isn’t much better than an early Sunday morning filled with the sound and feeling of roaring V8’s banging the rev limiter, the sweet smell of burning rubber, and a clear Colorado sunrise. On August 7th, 2014 Drift Colorado held the third and final round of their Enjukuracing.com Points Series.
Replacing the Gallardo is the Huracán LP 620-2 Super Trofeo, which broke cover at the 2014 Quail Motorsports Gathering during the Pebble Beach Concours d'Elegance this past weekend.
In 2012, McLaren debuted their latest hypercar, the P1, as a successor to the iconic McLaren F1 from the late 1990s. It was developed with one goal in mind — to be the best driver’s car ever. The P1 received praise from automotive journalists and enthusiasts almost as quickly as its 0-60 time. However, the engineers at McLaren must have sat down one day, enjoying a cup of tea and a biscuit, and said, “How can we make the best driver’s car even better on the track?” After two years since the release of the P1, thousands of man-hours and probably countless cups of English Breakfast Tea, McLaren has released a track-only version of the P1: the McLaren P1 GTR.
With one quick look at the Hennessey Venom GT on a dyno, the age old saying “everything is bigger in Texas” couldn’t ring more true. Not just ‘cause the 270.49 mph, world record holding, Venom GT puts down a subtle 1244 brake horsepower and 1155 ft-lb of torque but also because of that massive flame it throws. The savage power coming from the modified 7.0 liter, twin Precision ball bearing turbo, LSX mated to a 6-speed manual gearbox is music to any automotive enthusiast’s ears.
Over one million people. Forty-thousand cars. Police presence fit for the presidential motorcade to keep everyone on the up and up. Food, music and rolling entertainment are just some highlights of the world’s largest one-day car show.
The Big Three automakers have a heavy presence at the event, sponsoring a host of events for their loyal fans. Families from around the world make the automotive pilgrimage to Woodward Avenue in mid August.
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