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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.

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Ever want to hear two of the world’s most exclusive cars going at it in a rev battle? Well prepare your ears for the pleasure that is the Ferrari Enzo and Ferrari LaFerrari doing that very thing ¾ in a tunnel of all places. The 651 BHP V12 of the Enzo and the 950 BHP V12 with HY-KERS in the LaFerrari have uniquely different exhaust tones, but both of these stallions are legends of their respective eras and the epitome of true hypercars. And the winner is? We think the LaFerrari won, but feast your eyes and ears on the video for yourself and you be the judge.

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After completing a 213 mph half-mile pass at Shift-Sector’s Airstrip Attack, the last thing you ever want to happen is something to go wrong with your car, sending you off the airstrip and causing the car to flip and roll a few times before finally coming to a complete stop.

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Normally you’d think a 2-, 3- or even a 4-rotor is fancy, right? Not the Kiwi’s at Pulse Performance Race Engineering. Try wrapping your mind around a 6-rotor Wankel engine that makes 813 hp @ 9000 RPM to the wheels, on pump gas, with no forced induction. The guys at PPRE did just that when they created the world’s first 6-rotor engine, and boy is it a thing of art. But that leaves you wondering, what do you do with a masterpiece like this? Put it in a museum? Drop it into a drag prepped, but street legal Mazda RX-4? For most of us the choice is an obvious one: we’d pick the latter.

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Now that the M4 is soon to hit dealership lots, it is a great time to look at what exactly the sports car has to offer. Wearing the M badge, the M4 has a lot of history to consider if it is going to be one of the future greats of BMW performance.