While, the R8 V10 will be missed, the electric R8 will be nothing short of exciting. While Audi is currently refreshing the current generation R8, it is also contemplating on the model’s future. Rumors swirled earlier this year that the company doesn’t plan to build a third generation R8. But, a new report from Autocar claims that a third generation of the supercar is indeed happening. Citing senior company sources, the publication says that the R8 moniker will soldier on, on a 1000 hp electric supercar for 2022 – a move that will mark the end of the V10 for Audi. It isn’t the first time that Audi has attempted to electrify the R8. The first generation of the Audi R8 e-tron never made it to production, while the second one cost more than $1 million and struggled with range issues. Audi will have to nail the technology this time around considering the competition brewing up from supercar upstarts like Rimac and Tesla’s Roadster, which will enter production … [Read more...] about Audi to Reinvent the R8 as a 1000 HP Electric Supercar
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In 1969 Chevrolet Central Office Production Order (COPO) constructed only two ZL-1 factory-built Corvettes, which would later become a pair of the rarest Corvettes ever built. As an ode to these super cars, Specialty Vehicle Engineering (SVE) of Tom’s River, New Jersey will build 25 limited edition Yenko/SC Stage II Corvettes. This amped up Yenko/SC Corvette is based on the 2019 Corvette Grand Sport coupe and convertible models. A modified 6.8-liter supercharged V-8 engine based on the standard 6.2-liter version powers the new beast. It now delivers a whopping 1000 hp and 855 lb-ft of torque. The V-8 is mated to a seven-speed manual transmission or an eight-speed automatic transmission is available as an option. The manual package starts at $68,995 and the automatic version will set you back $77,995, plus the cost of a new Corvette Grand Sport ordered from your local Chevy dealer. Yenko’s Corvette is assembled with multiple Z06 components, such as the Brembo brakes with … [Read more...] about 2019 Yenko/SC Stage II Corvette with 1000 HP Starts at $68,995, Plus a Grand Sport
If you’re a Chevrolet Corvette with an overwhelming desire to shut the Dodge Demon people up for good, New Jersey-based GM tuner Specialty Vehicle Engineering has the answer to your troubles with a famed name from Chevy’s tuner past. The company is now selling bored, stroked, and supercharged 1,000 horsepower Corvette Grand Sports at Chevrolet dealerships. Because why not more-than-double the stock horsepower? The company, whose Corvettes we’ve seen before and which was formerly called Street Legal Performance (you might remember its Pontiac G8 Firehawk from a few years back), is offering the 2019 YENKO/SC® Stage II 1000 HP Corvette as a limited edition run of only 25. In true American form, Specialty Vehicle Engineering says in its brochure that there’s “no substitute for cubic inches or supercharging,” which is why the 1000 HP Corvette features a 6.8-liter bored and stroked V8 based on the Grand Sport’s factory 6.2-liter LT-1 engine. … [Read more...] about The 2019 Yenko Corvette Is A 1000 HP Tire-Scorcher Available At Your Local Chevy Dealer
ABT is working on yet another crazy Audi RS6, dubbed the RS6-E and reportedly delivering up to 1000 HP. The German tuning company has teased the vehicle with a very brief Facebook clip. Unfortunately, it doesn’t actually show the car, but rather simply reveals its name. However, the name alone could reveal some information. More specifically, the presence of ‘E’ in the badge suggests that the vehicle will have some kind of electrification. Audi doesn’t have an electrified variant of the RS6, so if it’s indeed a hybrid, the technology will be sourced from elsewhere. As you probably know, ABT competes in Formula E alongside Audi Sport and Schaeffler. This gives the company access to the advanced electric powertrains used in the open-wheeled racing series. In fact, Schaeffler created an all-electric Audi RS3 just a few months ago using the powertrain of a Formula E car. Could ABT be about to do the same with the RS6? It’s entirely possible. … [Read more...] about ABT Teases 1000 HP Audi RS6-E, Could It Feature Some Kind Of Electrification?
There’s no doubt that the first generation Ford Mustang is one of the most iconic cars ever to hit the scene. This is the car that gave birth to the Mustang as we know it and therefore possesses the legacy of being the essence of the muscle car. It is then no surprise when American tuners turn to this car as a restoration project every once in a while. Subsequently, a California-based tuning company called Timeless Kustoms has squeezed so much life into this Mustang that they saw it fit to name it the Vicious Mustang. The word “vicious” sounds more than appropriate thanks to the monster that lives beneath the bonnet. We’re dealing with a heavily revised version of Ford Performance’s 5.2-litre V8 motor. Not only does this unit boast an MP2300 Supercharger, but it also has a pair of precision turbochargers strapped on it. The bulk of its innards have also been replaced by stronger, heavy duty parts. And what does all this work add up to? A … [Read more...] about First-Gen Ford Mustang Comes Back To Life Breathing 1000 HP