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Hennessey gives Ford Ranger claws with 350-hp VelociRaptor Ranger

Ford has no plans to introduce the current Ranger Raptor in the United States, so Hennessey Performance Engineering will essentially do it for the automaker. On Monday, the Texas-based tuning company announced the Ford VelociRaptor Ranger. The VelociRaptor name should be familiar to anyone who follows HPE as it first graced the F-150 Raptor nearly 10 years ago. Like any HPE-tuned vehicle, the process starts with more power. HPE increases the turbo boost of the Ranger’s 2.3-liter┬áturbo-4, adds a high-flow air system, installs stainless steel cat-back exhaust system, and changes…

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Watch a 2JZ engine teardown and learn what makes them so tough

The 2JZ inline-6 engine from Toyota is a legendary powerplant within the automotive community, but why? A new video dives into the engine’s internals and explains what makes it so ideal to make big power on stock internals. The video comes from Papadakis Racing and the engine is basically the engine that came in the previous Toyota Supra. It’s actually from a Toyota Aristo, what the U.S. knows as the Lexus GS, and features variable camshaft timing on the intake. The majority of the video basically shows the process used…

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Mercedes gears up for Formula E with Silver Arrow 01 race car concept

It’s been almost two years since Mercedes-Benz announced plans to enter the Formula E Championship and now the automaker has previewed its contender for the electric car series with a concept. Due for a formal debut on Tuesday at the 2019 Geneva International Motor Show, the concept is the Mercedes-Benz EQ Silver Arrow 01, and it’s a thinly veiled version of the actual Silver Arrow 01 the new Mercedes-Benz EQ Formula E Team will compete with in the 2019/2020 season. The season, the sixth for the electric car series, kicks…

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Tesla Model Y will be revealed March 14, priced 10 percent higher than Model 3

Tesla CEO Elon Musk on Sunday revealed new details about the Model Y via Twitter, including confirmation of a debut on March 14 at the company’s design studio in Los Angeles. Invited guests will also get a chance to ride in the small crossover SUV, which is expected to start production in 2020. Full pricing information will also be revealed at the debut, though Musk on Sunday hinted that the Model Y will cost about 10 percent more than the related Model 3, as the upcoming SUV will be about…

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