Despite Fiat Chrysler group announcing that the Viper would end production in 2017, there are still hardcore fans willing to shell out top dollars for a pristine example, but this 2006 model year vehicle was designed for another purpose. It’s been fitted with a twin-turbocharger system that boosts power output to a whopping 1,400-horsepower, good enough to hit a stop speed of 252 mph. Read more for the video and additional information.
Tuning shop Wheelsandmore has just unveiled their latest upgrade package for the Mercedes-AMG GT R Roadster, and there are three to choose from. The Level 1 package is just an ECU tune and a new air filter to increase power from the 4.0-liter twin-turbo V8 to 650 hp and 575 lb-ft of torque, all for around $2,800 USD. If that’s not enough, the Level 2 ($8,344) package adds sports catalytic converters to produce 670 hp and 612 lb-ft of torque. Read more to see what the Level 3 package is all about and for additional pictures.
Mansory is known for their extreme supercar upgrade packages, and their latest kit, called the Carbonado, transforms a 2018 Aventador S Roadster into a carbon fiber beast. In addition to the stealthy body work, it also comes equipped with optimized air intakes, a front lip spoiler, side skirts, diffuser, wider fenders (40 mm / 1.6 in. front and 50 mm / 2 in. rear), a new exhaust system and staggered wheels – 20-inch front and 21-inch rear wheels. Read more for a video, additional pictures and information.
The Performance Truck by Brad Deberti just might be the craziest Toyota Tacoma you’ll ever see, and not just for its looks. Speaking of aesthetics, this vehicle starts as an extended/access cab Tacoma body, but has been dropped ultra low, complete with a wide stance. The low front splitter goes all the way up to the iconic Toyota grille and headlights, while flared fenders, air intakes, rear wing as well as a diffuser were added to finish off the aggressive look. Read more for two videos and additional information.
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Top Speed Motors in Brooklyn, New York is offering a 2015 Toyota Sienna for $19,495, but it’s unlike any that you’ve probably seen in the past. With 42,625 miles on the odometer, this vehicle looks like a typical minivan from the outside, but slide open the rear passenger doors, and you’re greeted with a mobile office for one. Read more for additional pictures and information.
Case modder extraordinaire Josh Kroger on Reddit used an actual bourbon barrel for his latest computer build, and it just might be the classiest one yet. To make this happen, the barrel was first disassembled, the sides of the staves shaved to flatten them out to use as side panels, and then the metal straps recycled as accent pieces, that’s not to mention the countless hours of sawing as well as hand filing to get the wooden parts to fit perfectly together. Read more to see the entire build process and for additional information.
Russia-based Garage 54 is a tuning shop known for their outlandish creations, including an eight-wheeled Fiat and six-wheel-drive Niva, but their latest project is a bit more time in comparison. Based on the UAZ 469 light utility vehicle that was first used as a concrete car in a previous build, this Tesla Cybertruck conversion required them to completely replace the bodywork and instead of an electric powerplant, they opted to keep the 2.5-liter UMZ four-cylinder engine with just over 70 horsepower. Read more for two videos and additional information.
Spartanburg Chrysler Dodge Jeep Ram wanted to offer its customers a one-off 2019 Dodge Charger R/T, and they came up with this “Zombie Apocalypse Edition”. Unfortunately, it doesn’t come equipped with any zombie-fighting goodies, but unlike the factory model, this one comes with a rusty wrap that “looks like it came straight out of a zombie apocalypse with all the power of a Scat Pack,” according to the dealer. Read more for additional pictures and information.
The Hennessey Velociraptor V8 isn’t a vehicle you’d normally associate with street racing, or just racing in general, but that’s exactly what the Texas-based tuner did when it pit the truck against a 2020 Toyota GR Supra. Just to recap the latter is powered by a turbocharged BMW-sourced 3.0L inline-six engine generating 335 hp and 365 lb-ft of torque, while the truck sports a supercharged 5.0L V8 producing 758 hp at the crank. Read more for the video and additional information.
What do you get when you cross a Chevrolet K5 Blazer with a Pontiac Fiero and Ferrari Testarossa? A Fierrari of course. Offered for just $9,500 on Craigslist a few months ago, the bizarre vehicle is now headed to the 2020 Barrett Jackson auction in Scottsdale, Arizona. The only original part left on this vehicle is its shell, as even the engine is no longer mounted mid-mounted, but has been moved up front. Read more for additional pictures and information.