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Hennessey Details 2014 Chevrolet Corvette Performance Kits

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Hennessey Performance has followed up on its original announcement and revealed details of four performance upgrade kits for the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette. The options comprise two supercharger packages and a pair of twin-turbocharged setups. The standard 6.2-liter V-8 engine in the 2014 Chevrolet Corvette produces 455 hp and 460 lb-ft of torque, or 460 hp and ...

Lingenfelter, Hurst Transform Camaros Into Modern Pontiac Trans Ams at SEMA 2012

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As much as car fans want the Pontiac Trans Am to be revived, that may never happen. Luckily, until GM revives the classic nameplate, we have the aftermarket to hold us over. Enter Lingenfelter Performance Engineering and the aptly named Trans Am Depot, both of which offer a take on the classic muscle car icon. Lingenfelter ...

1967 Chevrolet Camaro Hot Wheels Concept, Other Customs Debut at SEMA

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Chevrolet is bringing a number of modified vehicles to this year’s SEMA show, ranging from the audio-focused Cover the World Spark concept to the nostalgic retro build of the 1967 Camaro Hot Wheels concept. Each modified Chevy brings something different to the SEMA floor, and shows that the bowtie brand still encourages customization. Tony Stewart’s Camaro ...

Corvette-Powered Last-Generation Chevrolet Spark Hits eBay

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Your wildest Forza Motorsport 4 dreams have just come true – someone has dropped a Chevrolet Corvette’s LS7 V-8 into a previous-generation Chevrolet Spark. As the internet would say “mind=blown.” Built by Fourdin Auto Sport, this last-gen Chevrolet Spark (also known as the Chevrolet Matiz) has ditched its pint-sized four-pot for the Corvette Z06′s massive LS7 ...

In the Cockpit with the 202-mph Lingenfelter Camaro ZL1 on Hot Rod Unlimited

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Last week, we interviewed Hot Rod magazine’s David Freiburger, who piloted a Camaro ZL1 tuned by Lingenfelter Performance Engineering (LPE) to more than 200 mph (202.67 mph to be exact) at the Continental Tires proving grounds in Uvalde, Texas. Today, we bring you the latest episode of Hot Rod Unlimited on our Motor Trend YouTube ...

Limited-Edition HSV GTS Celebrates Holden Special Vehicles’ 25th Anniversary

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Holden Special Vehicles (HVS) is celebrating 25 years of building high-performance Holden vehicles with a limited-edition GTS. Just 125 examples of the 25th Anniversary model will be available in Australia and 15 in New Zealand. While the HSV 25th Anniversary GTS’ 436-hp 6.2-liter V-8 and six-speed manual transmission remains untouched, the limited-edition model features performance upgrades ...

Bennett ZX-1 is F-22 Raptor Meets C6 Corvette

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The 2014 Chevrolet Corvette might be just around the corner, but that isn’t stopping Wisconsin-based Bennett Coachworks from working its magic on the current-generation C6 Corvette. The result is an 860-hp custom dubbed the Bennett ZX-1, which looks like the offspring of the C6 ‘Vette and an F-22 Raptor. As you’d expect, the Bennett ZX-1 starts ...

Corvette-Powered 2000-Pound Lucra LC470 Featured on The Downshift

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As a child, Luke Richards’ father told him that “you can either have a car that is fast in the corners or have the power to go fast in the straightaways, but you can’t have a fast car that is also really lightweight.” With that, Richards set out to build a car that weighed the ...

Chevrolet Race Engine Builder CBM Motorsports Featured on The Downshift

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The small-block Chevy V-8 may be the most raced engine in the world, with the modern LS Series engines continuing the trend. At CBM Motorsports, the LS Series engine is the focus of the company’s research and development resources. On this episode of The Downshift, we take a look inside the company started by Chris ...

Video Find: Watch the Hennessey Venom GT Hit 230 MPH in Just 4000 Feet

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The Hennessey Venom GT’s specifications are nothing short of impressive: up to 1244 hp from its mid-mounted, twin-turbo 7.0-liter Gen-4 small block Chevrolet V-8 combined with a curb weight of just 2743 pounds, which gives the supercar a power-to-weight ratio of 2.2 pounds per horsepower. Although we haven’t gotten our hands on an example of the ...