Monthly Archives: November 2014

Official: Rest of 2015.five Dodge Viper lineup obtainable soon after MSRP drop spurs income uptick

2015 Dodge Viper, front three-quarter view.

The Dodge Viper has muscled its way back into buyers’ great graces thanks to a $ 15,000 cost drop across-the-board – and we’re sure the added 5 horsepower didn’t harm, both – posting a 26-percent yr-to-date surge right after the September realignment. No longer, uh, snakebitten, Dodge is now making it possible for dealers to location already-sold orders of the TA two. Unique Edition and GTS, each of which come with more goodies as regular than on the 2014 models they replace.

Video: Wildcat now tuning Land Rover Defender to hilarious impact


Don’t forget the Bowler Wildcat? Wait, never solution that, of course you bear in mind the Bowler Wildcat – the tube-framed off-street racer with a V8 heart and a five-yr-old’s insatiable appetite for dirt. It is no longer created by Bowler, nevertheless Wildcat Automotive has taken over its production – the business has no relation to Bowler Motorsport – and what’s much more, they’ve expanded the Wildcat line and begun fettling the Land Rover Defender.

One particular this kind of illustration is the Wildcat Defender LS3 V8 110 XS SW, the extent of its title only outdone by the extent of its functionality. That General Motors, 6.two-liter LS3 is great for 430 horsepower and 398 pound-feet of torque right here, mated to a GM 6L80 six-velocity transmission. If you want far more power, Wildcat can be persuaded with lbs sterling to push the numbers previous 550 hp if you just want an automated transmission for your diesel Defender, the business does that as nicely making use of Ford’s 6-velocity 6R80 transmission.

Spy Shots: Are you the 2017 Porsche 911 GTS Targa?

Facelifted Porsche 911 Targa, perhaps a 911 GTS Targa, front three-quarter view.

Our spy shooters have caught a strange, mash-up beast sporting a Porsche badge. Superficially, this is a facelift for the 911 Targa that attributes new bumpers, door handles and a redesigned engine cover, along with new light graphics for the front and rear lights.

Video: Barn-discover Batmobile is the 1st 1 ever created, three many years ahead of Barris



When we think of the unique Batmobile, George Barris is the name that comes up nearly as quickly as Adam West, nevermind that there was a Batman television present practically a decade just before that popular pairing. It’s time to rewrite the file, though, so that we feel of Forrest Robinson and All-Star Dairy anytime the phrase “authentic Batmobile” comes up.

In 1963, Robinson was a 23-12 months-previous who wanted to make a car for the caped crusader using the new-at-the-time materials fiberglass. So he took the chassis from a 1958 Oldsmobile 88 with a 324-cubic-inch Rocket V8 in front, covered it with a swoopy, pointed body inspired by the a single the superhero drove in comic books, and voila: the 1st ever Batmobile, three many years just before Barris’ Ford Futura-primarily based model hit the display, sanctioned by DC Comics in 1966 right after it tirelessly worked to promote All-Star Dairy Merchandise. It was the only automobile Robinson ever constructed, and by 1968 it was sitting derelict in a discipline, the place it would remain for virtually forty years.

Motorsports: Lexus contemplating V8 Supercars racing plan

Lexus RC F GT3 Concept

Just a handful of years in the past, Holden and Ford had been the only producers competing in Australia’s V8 Supercars series. But individuals days had been left lengthy in the past in a cloud of smoke on the track, and are only disappearing even further in the rearview mirror as the most current intel suggests Lexus could be prepared to enter the series as well.

Video: Chris Harris does street and track operate in the LaFerrari


Yes, we know, we just noticed Chris Harris smoking it up about Anglesey Circuit in a Porsche 911 GT3 and a Ferrari 458 Speciale, and right here he is once more. But this is Harris in one particular of the (three!) era-defining supercars, and we merely cannot miss that.

Harris celebrates every facet of the Ferrari LaFerrari but a single – its name – praising it for “fast” thrust, a “very pointy” front finish, and the sound at 9,000 revs. Even if you watched without phrases, his encounter tells tales, at times extreme, sometimes agog, and at least after, with mouth agape at 9:44, seeking like he is undertaking one thing other than driving a car. His last verdict is that the LaFerrari “is in a class of two,” but beats all. Take 15 minutes of your day to appreciate the video and learn the LaFerrari’s only competitor, as nicely as “a tiny oversteer.” In slow movement, naturally.

Official: Montezemolo will take his chair at head of new Alitalia board

F1 Grand Prix of Italy - Qualifying

Earlier this month we brought you a report that Luca di Montezemolo – the longtime but recently ousted Ferrari chief – was to take up a new position as the chairman of Alitalia. And now the troubled but resurgent Italian airline has confirmed his appointment as part of its new board of directors.

Official: Montezemolo will take his chair at head of new Alitalia board

F1 Grand Prix of Italy - Qualifying

Earlier this month we brought you a report that Luca di Montezemolo – the longtime but recently ousted Ferrari chief – was to take up a new position as the chairman of Alitalia. And now the troubled but resurgent Italian airline has confirmed his appointment as part of its new board of directors.

Video: Just when you believed Grand Theft Auto IV couldn’t get cooler… RoboCop mod transpires

Grand Theft Auto IV ED-209 Mod

Winter isn’t officially here however, but it is starting up to get darker earlier, and for huge swathes of the US, it is fairly cold too. People two aspects hold a lot of folks indoors for a lot of the season. There are few techniques better of staving off cabin fever than selecting up a controller and burning via the chilly season with a video game. You will not need to have the most recent and best console either, just check out this amazing Robocop mod for Grand Theft Automobile IV on the Computer.