Our research returned this definition of awesome, Extremely impressive or daunting; inspiring great admiration, apprehension, or fear. We’re intrigued by this particular interpretation, especially the negative concepts of apprehension and fear. Keep this definition in mind when you look at Jason Steven’s awesome 1187WHP Ford GT.
EVO takes a trip out to Houston, Texas to Hennessey Performance Engineering's shop where they build some of the world's fastest cars. On-tap is a full review of the HPE Venom GT.
While spending some time at Buttonwillow Raceway for the Global Time Attack event, we couldn't help but notice the buzz surrounding a particular R35 GT-R. Upon closer inspection, we soon realized that this was none other than the soon-to-be (very) famous R35 GT-R built by R's Tuning that is to be featured in the upcoming Fast & Furious 6 film.
For Luke Chen, the 1990s hold a special appeal for all things automotive. In his own words; “Aesthetics aside, I love cars with the perfect blend of modern technology and raw performance, and that’s why my favorite car era are sports cars from the ’90s. It’s got just the right amount of modern convenience without diluting the driving experience.” This is a sentiment we can very easily understand. The 1990s saw automakers more than a decade removed from the performance emissions regulations of the mid-’70s, gasoline was cheap, and electronic fuel injection was no longer a new and exotic technology. If you knew where to look, modern classics were blooming.
One thing Team Revvolution has noticed from our most recent high-speed airstrip events (e.g., Shift-S3ctor’s Airstrip Attacks and the Texas Mile) is that many participants compete with Ford GTs. What is it about the coveted supercar that has made it such a popular choice at these events? Perhaps it’s an automobile that is near perfect from the factory, yet has so much potential for modifications. Even famed Texas tuner Hennessey Performance set a new Texas Mile Record (in a GT) last year and has since broken that record twice (257.7 mph and 263.3 mph in 2012, 267.7 mph in 2013). This is a look at the heritage and modified development of the Ford GT.