A 1973 Chevelle Laguna never looked so good, and 755 horsepower doesn't hurt either. Chevrolet hit a massive home run with its LS-series V8 engines. The first one appeared back in 1996, and these mills have become so popular that the term LS swap is nearly as common as Mustang crash in the car world. As such, Chevy has a broad offering of crate engines and today the lineup is literally stronger than ever. That’s because the Corvette ZR1’s supercharged 6.2-liter LT5 mill and all its 755 horses (563 kilowatts) join the party. More From SEMA 2018: 2019 Chevy Camaro Gets A Shocking Makeover For SEMA Mopar Teases An Elephant For SEMA? It’s one of three new crate engines the automaker is offering, and all will be showcased in vintage Chevy iron at this year’s SEMA Show in Las Vegas. Along with the ZR1’s mill, a new 6.0-liter L96 V8 from the LS family will be available making 360 hp (268 Kw) and 380 pound-feet (515 Newton-meters) of … [Read more...] about Chevrolet Wraps New Crate Engines In Vintage Builds For SEMA
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The R-Line badge is also getting a new look and we'll see it on October 11 on the Atlas Cross Sport R-Line. It was only about a month ago when Volkswagen introduced a slightly revised corporate logo and now some of the company’s other badges are getting a facelift. The most exciting of them all – R – is receiving a nip and tuck as part of the company’s attempt to signal a fresh start for the performance brand. According to VW, the revised avatar is “more modern, distinct, and sleek” than the logo you’re used to seeing on a Golf R or on other older performance models such as the Scirocco R, Passat R36 or the Touareg R50. Here’s what VW has to say about its swanky new R logo: “The new company logo is characterized by the pristine line width and a clearly horizontal arrangement featuring dynamic curves. Moreover, the prominent diagonal line serves as a stark contrast, thus underscoring the brand’s overall … [Read more...] about VW Unveils New R Logo For High-Performance Models
He was also involved in the Lamborghini Huracan's design development. It’s safe to say Koenigsegg has had some of the most talented car designers throughout the company’s 25-year existence as all of their cars look essentially like spaceships on wheels. Even the original CC prototype from the 1990s looks amazing to this day, not to mention the more recent hypercars such as the record-breaking Agera RS, the gorgeous Regera, and the new Jesko. Koenigsegg Automotive has now appointed a new Head of Design by hiring Alexander (Sasha) Selipanov, a graduate of Art Center College of Design in Pasadena, California. Following internships at Mazda North American Operations (2013) and Volkswagen Design Center California (2014), he joined the VW Design Center Potsdam in 2005 and was involved in several exterior design projects for basically all of the Group’s brands. His Resume Is Quite Impressive: Genesis Mint Concept Is A Tasty Two-Seater Electric City … [Read more...] about Bugatti Chiron Designer Moves To Koenigsegg
The plan is to create an EV manufacturing hub. General Motors’ shuttered Lordstown, Ohio factory has a future. Lordstown Motors Corp., a newly formed company incorporated earlier this year, is purchasing the factory, according to the Associated Press. While the plant’s plan to hire 400 production workers is a far cry from the 4,500 GM employed at the factory two years ago, the new company has ambitious plans. Lordstown Motors Corp. plans to make electric trucks at the factory by late 2020, focusing on commercial and fleet customers. However, there’s still a long way to go before workers return to the production line. Right now, the new company is focusing on building out the company’s management team, designing the trucks, securing more investments, and buying the plant.Lordstown Motors Corp. bought the factory because it was a “unique opportunity.” Often, when a factory closes, the equipment inside is quickly bought, often … [Read more...] about GM’s Lordstown Plant Sold To The Aptly Named Lordstown Motors Corp.
The company will make just 12 of these new, old machines. What's old is new again at Bentley because the brand is putting the 1929 4½-litre Blower back into production. The company is making just 12 of them and is accepting applications from interested clients. Gallery: 1929 Bentley Supercharged 4½-Litre Blower 9 Photos "The four Team Blowers are the most valuable Bentleys in the world, and we know there is demand for genuine recreations that can be used, enjoyed and loved without risk to the prized originals," Bentley’s Chairman and Chief Executive Adrian Hallmark said in the continuation special's announcement. More Future Bentleys: Bentley Flying Spur Speed Spy Spied Showing Off Its Black Trim Bentley Bentayga Refresh Spied For First Time Bentley EXP 100 GT Debuts, Making Electrification Extravagant [UPDATE] Bentley To Electrify All Models By 2023; EV Coming In 2025 The 4½-litre Blower featured a … [Read more...] about 90-Year-Old Bentley ‘Blower’ Will Be Sold Again In Limited Series