Modified cars

Sponsored Video: NISMO 370Z vs. Wingsuit BASE Jumper

Sponsored Video: NISMO 370Z vs. Wingsuit BASE Jumper

Can’t get enough of the high-action Top Gear-style “fast car vs something else” races? Nissan just put out this cool video of Peter Pyzera – winner of Nissan’s awesome GT Academy in 2012 (now in its fifth season) – facing up against wingsuit pro Dave Barlia in the Swiss Alps. Set in Switzerland’s Susten Pass, […]

This 2,005 HP Lamborghini Gallardo Will Eat You Alive

This 2,005 HP Lamborghini Gallardo Will Eat You Alive

Ever wonder what it’s like to drive a car with over twice the horsepower of a Bugatti Veyron? Just ask the guys at Underground Racing, the NC-based tuners that have just created this monster. Any Lamborghini is already a beast of a car, but nearly quadrupling a Gallardo’s power…it’s almost absurd. Oh and by the […]

Hennessey VelociRaptor SUV

Hennessey’s 600 hp VelociRaptor SUV – Beast or Disappointment?

Hennessey, the Texas-based tuning company known for churning out such monsters as the 1000 hp Cadillac CTS-V, the Cadillac Escalade that beats up on a Nissan GT-R, and of course their own creation, the Venom GT which impressively took the top speed record from the Bugatti Veyron (controversial,) just whipped up what they call the […]

Cars of Supercar's Past: The Mercedes-Benz CLK-GTR

Cars of Supercar’s Past: The Mercedes-Benz CLK-GTR

The mid-to-late 1990s was a glorious renaissance period for performance cars. Formula 1 inspiration created the McLaren F1 using a BMW V-12 engine to become the then-fastest production car in the world. The Dodge Viper introduced in 1992 refined itself into a formidable performance coupe. The C5 version of the Chevrolet Corvette brought world-class speed […]

Mercedes SLS AMG Roadster front fender

Quick Drive: Mercedes SLS AMG Roadster

Let’s be honest, this is the main reason I took the journey from London to Surrey for this Mercedes Media event where I also drove the SL 63 AMG and rode the smart ebike. The Mercedes SLS AMG Roadster is one of those cars that us gearheads long to check off our “to drive” bucket […]

Track day

How to Buy and Prepare a Track Car for Under $1,500

How much cash do you need to splash to successfully tear up the racetrack? Lots of people will answer with the obvious: tons. From the car itself to the necessary gear to the insurance to the track babes, racing is a seriously expensive hobby, right? Wrong. In fact, with a little know how and petrol-headed […]

Quick Drive: Mercedes SL 63 AMG Roadster

Quick Drive: Mercedes SL 63 AMG Roadster

A few days ago, I jumped on a train in London to head down to Weybridge, Surrey to Mercedes Benz World about a half hour southeast of town. When I got there, I found a facility far bigger than I expected, along with a lineup of Mercedes-Benz vehicles lined up ranging from Smart’s electric cabrio […]

Six Tuners We Want Back

Six Tuners We Want Back

Gas prices are steadily going up, and the government is not only making stricter emission standards but also making the manufacturers meet tougher average mpg figures for their lineup of cars to meet. What does all this mean? ┬áThe hybrids are invading! ┬áThis decade is all about skinnier, less grippy, fuel saving tires, electric engines, […]