It’s not everyday that you see a Plymouth Hemi Cuda, much less one pit against a motorcycle, but that’s exactly what went down at a local dragstrip. A standard 1970 Hemi Cuda is powered by a 7.0-liter Hemi V8 engine generating 425 horsepower and 490 pound-feet of torque, but this green monster boasts a supercharged and / or NOS version that’s producing 925 horsepower. Is it enough to beat a modified Suzuki GSX-R1000? Well, the 500-pound bike does make 157 hp and 77 Nm of torque. Read more for the video and additional information.
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Nissan’s second-generation 240SX (S14 in Japan) was released in the spring of 1994 as a 1995 model, and unlike its predecessor, both the hatchback and convertible body styles were eliminated, leaving just the coupe. One auto enthusiast decided to convert one of these fine specimens into a bizarre-looking pickup truck, which required chopping most of the roof off and fitting an upright rear window, while adding a functional bed. Read more for additional pictures and information.
How about a self-driving car that was designed specifically for blind dates? Introducing the Renault Project XY-2. When the two passengers step in, they’ll only able to communicate vocally through the partition that separates them. As the journey progresses, the seats actually slides backwards towards the rear of the vehicle where the partition is gone, and they’ll be able to communicate properly. Read more for additional pictures and information.
Sure, Dubai may have some of the wildest police vehicles, but BMW’s M Town isn’t too far behind, especially since their first car is based on the M2. Featuring an LAPD-inspired black / white livery, a large push guard and of course, the red & blue emergency lights. Instead of the normal 911, to call this vehicle in emergencies, it uses 1972, which is also the year that the BMW M was founded. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
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Sure, the Ford Mustang isn’t a vehicle you would normally associate with SUVs, but if the leaks are true, an all-electric model could be coming sooner than you think to take on the next-generation Tesla Model X. Russian automotive media outlet Kolesa rendered this concept, and as you can see the Mustang’s front and rear fascias remain, while adding a sloping SUV-style roof. Read more to see the back and for additional information.
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With the ability to customize car wraps these days, it’s not uncommon to see comic book-themed vehicles, but lately, Iron Man seems to be the trend. Several Tesla Model S and Model X cars have been spotted on the streets inspired by Iron Man’s red and gold armor. Aside from the colors, all of these Model X vehicles have white leather interiors. There’s also a lone Chrome Gold Model S, complete with red accents around the side windows. Read more for additional pictures and information.
The 2019 Volkswagen Arteon hits U.S. dealerships this month, and some call it the budget Audi A7. Available in three trim levels: SE ($35,845), SEL ($39,995), and SEL Premium ($44,945), all powered by a 2.0-liter TSI four-cylinder gasoline engine rated at 268 hp and 258 lb-ft (350 Nm) of torque, mated to an 8-speed automatic transmission. The top-of-the-line SEL Premium model boasts ventilated front seats with a massaging function for the driver, heated rear seats, a heated steering wheel with paddle shifters, 700-watt Dynaudio sound system (13 channels and 12 speakers), an 8.0-inch Discover Media infotainment system with navigation, and 12.3-inch Volkswagen Digital Cockpit. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
Hakone is a town in Kanagawa Prefecture, Japan, a place where Mt. Fuji can be seen when taking a day trip from Tokyo. In addition to hot springs, museums and other recreation activities. However, among auto enthusiasts, it’s known for the amazing roads, particularly the Hakone Turnpike. Toyota decided to pay tribute with a Toyota 86 Hakone edition in British Racing Green, and equipped with 17-inch bronze wheels as well as a black lip spoiler. It’s powered by a 2.0-liter four-cylinder boxer engine generating 205 hp and 156 lb-ft of torque, mated to either a six-speed manual or a six-speed automatic. This special edition model goes on sale this Fall in the US and is expected to be priced at or around $29,355. Read more for additional pictures and information.
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Alfa Romeo Automobiles is an Italian luxury car manufacturer that was founded by Frenchman Alexandre Darracq as A.L.F.A. (Anonymous Lombard Automobile Factory) on June 24, 1910, in Milan and has been involved in car racing since 1911. Automotive designer Luigi Memola wanted to pay tribute with a concept that combines past and present, so he created “LEA” (Linea Emozionante Aerodinamica). This two-door sports car features a pointed nose, round headlights, and solid wheels. Read more for additional pictures and information.
A chariot is basically a type of carriage driven by a charioteer, usually using horses to provide rapid motive power and were used by armies as transport or mobile archery platforms, for hunting or for racing, and as a conveniently fast way to travel for many ancient people. If Tesla were to put a modern all-electric twist on the chariot, it would probably look something like this creation by industrial designer Dong Yi. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.