Joe Kessler

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Roush P-51 Mustang Gets Official With 727 Horsepower

What is the sound of 727 horses at full gallop? In Roush’s P-51 Mustang, the answer is up to you. While there are plenty of performance vehicles that have adjustable exhaust notes, not many can do so via a smartphone app. A couple years ago, Roush introduced an Active Exhaust program for iOS that …

How to Make a Dodge Challenger Hellcat Quicker Than a Demon

The Dodge Demon does the 1/4-mile in 9.65 seconds. Here's what it takes to go quicker in a "regular" Hellcat.<p>"You couldn't do it," Tim Kuniskis said bluntly.<p>It was the night before the 2017 New York International Auto Show. Just minutes earlier, Dodge had officially unveiled the 2018 Challenger SRT …

Sports Cars

Watch the Porsche 918 Spyder Battle the Legendary "Ferrari Enzo"

Germany's finest takes on an Italian thoroughbred. Sort of.<p>German engineering vs. Italian passion; Electric motors vs. old-school V12s; The future vs. the past; Silver vs. red. This battle between the Porsche 918 Spyder and the Ferrari Enzo represents the war over the very soul of the sports car …

Let This Video Convince You the Pagani Zonda Is the Best-Sounding Car Ever

Even if you don't agree, enjoy five minutes of glorious AMG-sourced V12 noises.<p>After quitting his job at Lamborghini to start his own carbon fiber company, Horacio Pagani set out to build his own carbon fiber supercar. In 1999, following seven years of development, it was finally ready. He called …

Carbon Fiber

These Cheaty Scoops Are What Really Made the Dodge Charger Daytona Spectactular

The wings and nose were important, but these small scoops are how Dodge really got the advantage.<p>Whenever people look at the winged cars from Chrysler–the 1969 Dodge Charger Daytona and the 1970 Plymouth Superbird–they often don't pay too much attention to the pair of rear-facing scoops which sit …

Sports Cars

Today's Dodge Challenger and Charger Could Stay the Same Until 2021

A rumored 2018 redesign has been delayed, meaning the rear-drive Dodge twins stick around into the next decade.<p>If you're a fan of the current Dodge Charger and Challenger, we've got good news for you. Dodge is reportedly keeping the current Charger and Challenger in production until at least 2020, …

Sports Cars

Ringbrothers Turn a Brand-New Cadillac ATS-V Into a Gorgeous '48 Coupe

Said another way, this is a '48 Cadillac with a 464-hp twin-turbo V6, ABS, traction control, Track Mode, and a touchscreen dashboard.<p>Usually, you'd call a custom car that combines the best of old- and new-school a restomod, but that term doesn't begin to encompass the latest Ringbrothers creation. …

Cadillac

Listen to the Glorious Sound of this Ferrari 458-Powered Toyota 86

Ryan Tuerck's outrageous Ferrari-powered Toyota drift machine is nearly complete. Hear it roar.<p>Ever since the Scion FR-S (now Toyota 86) was first announced, tuners have been looking for ways to give it more power. Turbocharging, supercharging, and even a few engine swaps have been tried. But we …

Someone 3D Printed a Mini Subaru Engine and It's Lovely

If you have a 3D printer, you can make one too.<p>Unless you work for Local Motors, you probably don't have the capacity to 3D print a drivable car, but you can print a 35-percent scale replica of the Subaru's well-known EJ20 flat-four engine. It's fully functional, though obviously not powered by …

Internal Combustion Engine

Mid-Engine Chevrolet Corvette Prototype Caught Track Testing

This test mule ain't your normal C7 Stingray<p>It’s time to clear those eyes and lean into the screen because these grainy spy photos reveal what is likely the mid-engine Chevrolet Corvette that’s coming sooner rather than later. These photos, along with recent rumors, further solidify that General …

Sports Cars

Toyota GT86 Initial D concept

If you're not fully up on your Japanese drifting or manga culture the full press release from Toyota explaining the roots of this car can be found …

Doorhandle

GM Patents Sequential Turbocharger System With Unique Bypass Valve

New design optimizes exhaust flow to both turbines<p>GM has filed a patent for a sequential twin-turbo system that uses a new bypass valve design said to optimize exhaust flow to the turbines of both turbochargers. <i>GM Inside News</i> discovered the new patent at the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) …

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office

Lamborghini Centenario LP 770-4 First Drive

Future Development: Getting Let Loose in Lambo’s Greatest Latest Super Coupe<p>I have never stood on an aircraft carrier and listened as a fighter jet takes off. I imagine you’re subjected to quite a racket. I have, however, stood about 500 feet behind a Lamborghini Centenario as it combatively …

Sports Cars

Watch a 2300HP Lamborghini Blast to 240 MPH In Just a Half a Mile

This twin-turbo Gallardo just shattered the standing half-mile world record—and it's street legal, with air conditioning and a full interior.<p>There's an arms race going on in the world of big-horsepower supercars. First, a twin-turbo Huracan cut a world-record 7.8 second quarter mile time. Then, …

World Records

These Are the Cars That Most Frequently Make it Past 200,000 Miles in America

iSeeCars.com surveyed the 200 million vehicles registered in America to find out which are most likely to surpass the 200,000-mile mark.<p>Having a car hit 100,000 miles is hardly an achievement today. Have a car hit 200,000 miles, on the other hand, and you've got something built to last—and a car …

This is the worst road in the world — and you'll never guess who built it

The track is 1.2 miles of cobblestones, potholes, granite blocks, speed bumps, and a full-sized railroad crossing — in other words: car hell.<p>According to Ford, they asked their customers for suggestions for roads they considered particularly terrible, and were thus inspired.<p>"From a rutted traffic …

This 'Star Wars' Meets 'Mario Kart' Video Is The Best Thing Ever

Two of the best things in the world collide when the cast of <i>Mario Kart</i> hop into X-Wings and TIE-Fighters and race their way through a galaxy far, far away.<p><i>Star Wars</i> <i>X</i> <i>Mario Kart</i><i>,</i> in other words, in this terrific little short film from YouTube channel Dark Pixel.<p>Check it out:<p>If Disney and Nintendo …

Watch a Trophy Truck Run Wild Through an Abandoned City

BJ Baldwin blasting his 800-hp Chevy through the empty streets of Tacoma, Washington is the zombie apocalypse we're hoping for.<p>Usually saying a truck can drive over anything is an exaggeration, but in this case, it may not be. Trophy trucks are designed for high-speed desert racing, and they're …

All Our Favorite Full-Size SUVs That Are Obscenely Overpowered

If you’re looking for giant SUVs with ridiculous power figures, these are your choices.<p>I love powerful cars, even if they can only go in a straight …

Honda and Chevy celebrate at Daytona, while Ford goes home empty-handed

In 1966, a Ford GT40 won the Daytona 24 Hours, a prelude to the car’s legendary victory over Ferrari at the 24 Hours of Le Mans. Five decades later, …

'Super-car' unveiled at Detroit motor show

Two legends of the car industry, designer Henrik Fisker and General Motors veteran Bob Lutz, have teamed up to form a new luxury brand, VLF Automotive.<p>But a feud with Aston Martin nearly derailed the unveiling of the new brand's so-called "super-car" at the Detroit Auto Show.<p>Aston Martin said a …

5 stunning cars (and 1 app) unveiled in Detroit designed remake their brands

DETROIT — Utility and luxury were both on display in full force in Detroit for the North American International Auto Show this week. So, too, were …

Here are ten cars we're looking forward to in 2016

Ford Focus RS<p><b>When we get it: Spring 2016</b><p>OK, so there’s been more hype surrounding it than a new Adele album, but we have an inkling the new Focus RS …

Ten Cars That You Need To Drive Before You Die, For Less Than $15,000

As car enthusiasts, we’re always looking for a bucket list drive that is experienced by a few but strikes a chord with everyone. That’s why last …

Jay Leno

The Ten Most Ridiculous Car Design Details

Amazing or awful, some design details that end up on production cars are just completely ridiculous. These ten laughable design features fall right …

Comparison: Chevrolet Volt & Nissan LEAF Charging Habits

U.S. Department of Energy’s Idaho National Laboratory recently released a comprehensive report about electric car charging habits – Plugged In: How …

Electric Vehicles

2016 10Best Cars: Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 / GT350R

It's not like any other car, period.<p>It starts with the crankshaft. In most cars, the crank is just a chunk of cast iron spinning away in the block. In the Shelby GT350, though, the crank is the soul of the machine. It’s steel that’s forged and gun-drilled down its centerline to shave mass and …

Watch a 2000-HP Lamborgini Huracán Shatter the Half-Mile World Record

From zero to 238.6 MPH in a half mile. That's scary fast.<p>The Lamborghini Huracán is already quite fast. With all-wheel drive and more than 600 horsepower coming from a massive V10, it's able to hit 60 miles per hour in well under 3 seconds. If the driver has room to keep his foot down long enough, …

World Records

Fallout 4 Secret Room Has Every Item, Here's How to Get In

A secret room inside of Bethesda's post-apocalyptic RPG Fallout 4 has been discovered. The room, accessible in the game's PC version, apparently features every item in the game, including all weapons, armor, and more. YouTube channel Tyrannicon (via <i>Game Informer</i>) has an overview of what you'll find.<p>…

Lewis Hamilton Crashes His Custom-Built Pagani Zonda

The incident that happened around 3:30 am on Monday in Monaco was the "result of heavy partying."<p>It's a sad day indeed when a Zonda gets hurt. Especially when it's Lewis Hamilton's custom-built Pagani Zonda 760LH (which stands for exactly what you think it stands for) because this is possibly the …

Lewis Hamilton