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TECH ARTICLES, VEHICLE FEATURES, EVENT COVERAGE & MORE

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The Ferrari 458 Italia F1 Valvetronic Exhaust System by Frequency Intelligent Exhaust takes an already euphoric exhaust note and transforms it into a sound only previously heard in a F1 race. Not only does this system make the car sound and spit blue flames under acceleration just like a car restricted to the track, but once the gas pedal is released, the idle sounds just as quiet and smooth as the factory exhaust. They accomplished this by using an exhaust valve, what they call Exhaust Valvetronic, similar to the OEM counterpart.

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The Red Bull RB8 is one of the most inimitable machines to ever grace the tarmac. Powered by a Renault 2,400 cc (146.5 cu in) 90° V8 and utilizing a KERS system, this naturally aspirated, mid-mounted, 18,000 rpm mechanical chef d'oeuvre shreds the tarmac with a blistering 750 bhp before the extra 60 kW from the KERS system is activated. While this overabundance of power is optimized for throwing this chassis around a road course, the inner kid in all of us can't help but think, "I bet this thing does some sweet burnouts!!!!"