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Hennessey Venom F5 Engine Makes An Astounding 1817 Horsepower

Hennessey Venom F5 Engine Makes An Astounding 1817 Horsepower
Thanks to their custom-tuned and custom-built engines, Hennessey Performance makes some seriously badass vehicles. Now, the Sealy, Texas tuner is showing off one of the most powerful V8 engines we’ve seen this side of a top fuel dragster.
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Carspotting Japan: Honda S660 Mugen Edition

Carspotting Japan: Honda S660 Mugen Edition
Hot on the heels of my tiny Italian carspotting in Japan a couple of weeks back, comes a far more modern, mid-engine approach to automotive engineering. Commonly referred to as “the new NSX’s baby brother,” the Honda S660 is a Japan-exclusive two-seat roadster that fits neatly within the Japanese kei car category, so it has to have less than a 1.0-liter engine.
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Carspotting Japan: Classic Fiat Nuova 500

Carspotting Japan: Classic Fiat Nuova 500
Fiat is discontinuing sales of the smaller 500 in the United States. So instead of throwing a fit over the demise of the little Fiat 500 and its feisty Abarth doppelgänger, let’s take a look at the vehicle that first sported the triple digit badge: The aptly named, “Fiat Nuova 500.” It’s not often that you come across classic Italian cars in rural Japan.
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5 Reasons Why the 2020 Nissan Versa is Better than the GT-R NISMO

5 Reasons Why the 2020 Nissan Versa is Better than the GT-R NISMO
The newly-updated-for-2020 Nissan Versa is no longer the least expensive new car on sale in the United States, but it does retain the title of least expensive new Nissan. On the other end of the spectrum, the 2020 Nissan GT-R NISMO is the most expensive Nissan in the company’s lineup, and the most expensive GT-R to date.
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Look Inside a V8 Engine with a Clear Valve Cover

Look Inside a V8 Engine with a Clear Valve Cover
Ever wondered what things looked like inside an engine when it’s running? This video gives you a glimpse into the inner workings of a hot rod’s V8 engine, thanks to a special clear valve cover. What’s interesting to note is just how clean the rockers and springs look at idle.
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The World’s Brightest Truck Lights up the Night

The World’s Brightest Truck Lights up the Night
If you like to off-road after dark, you need a good LED light bar. There are plenty of aftermarket options out there, and a couple of truck makers even offer them as a factory option. But I can say with a high degree of certainty that none of them are as bright as the one that rctestflight installed on a truck.
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Is 35 Coats of Clear Coat Too Much?

Is 35 Coats of Clear Coat Too Much?
Fresh from the factory, most cars come with at a shiny clear coating to give it a shine and to protect its painted finish. I’m not sure how many coats OEMs typically apply, but I can say with 100% certainty that they don’t use 35 coats.
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Watch a Porsche 911 Do Sand Donuts

Watch a Porsche 911 Do Sand Donuts
While this video clip is just 17 seconds long, there’s still something immensely satisfying about it. After all, it features a 1986 Porsche 911 doing donuts in an unusual location – on a sandy Oregon beach.
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Take a Nap in a BMW, Sorta

Take a Nap in a BMW, Sorta
Are you a BMW fan? Are you sleepy? Then you might want to catch some ZZZZs in this BMW-inspired bed set. I say BMW-inspired, as it’s clearly not an actual BMW that it’s based on, especially with that “MZ” branding.
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Another Batch of Awesomely Bad 1980s Car Commercials

Another Batch of Awesomely Bad 1980s Car Commercials
The 1980s were an odd decade. While they produced many iconic objects and styles which are still appreciated to this day, they also produced a boatload of bad cars. Sure, there were some needles in the haystack, but for the most part, we got dogs like Cadillac Cimarron, the Mercury Lynx, the Geo Metro, the Pontiac Fiero, and yes, the Yugo.
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A Tribute to Pop-up Headlights: Volumes 1 & 2

A Tribute to Pop-up Headlights: Volumes 1 & 2
Serious car enthusiasts will tell you, there’s nothing quite like a pop-up headlight. These design relics not only gave cars more of a “face,” they offered a great way to improve aerodynamics while driving during the daytime, while still offering illumination at night.
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Put the Pedal to the Medal with Heel Tread Socks

Put the Pedal to the Medal with Heel Tread Socks
Whether your car has two pedals or three, you’re gonna be using at least one of your feet to apply power and braking. And while there are plenty of people out there making driving shoes, I’m not aware of many who are making driving socks.
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Watch a Hennessey ZR1 Corvette Run the 1/4 Mile in Under 9 Seconds

Watch a Hennessey ZR1 Corvette Run the 1/4 Mile in Under 9 Seconds
While much of the recent Corvette buzz is about the mid-engined 2020 Corvette, the C7 is not only a car you can walk into a dealership and buy today, but is the only way you can get a supercharged V8 in a Vette for the foreseeable future.
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2020 Cadillac XT6 First Drive Review: A 3-Row Sophisticate

2020 Cadillac XT6 First Drive Review: A 3-Row Sophisticate
As momentum continues to shift more and more towards SUVs here in North America, it seems as if every major automaker wants to flesh out its lineup with an SUV at every size class. Last year, Cadillac took care of the compact crossover market with the release of the XT4, and now it’s created a 3-Row model to serve as a bookend for the popular XT5.
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Custom Furniture Made from Classic Car Parts

Custom Furniture Made from Classic Car Parts
Most car fanatics prefer to see classic cars kept together and driveable. But for one reason or another, they sometimes end up in junk yards, barns, or abandoned in a field. If you can bear the thought of your favorite classic car being transformed into furniture, then then read on.
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