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British Lad’s Classic MINI Has An Astonishing 360HP At The Wheels!

While most 20 something lads are out partying during their free time, one 22-year-old British chap from Bristol known only as “Ollie” spent the time he have tinkering with car. And he did not tinker with today’s factory performance car like many young chaps do; he worked on, a classic MINI, a car that is way older then he is. While impressive, his metallic orange coated classic MINI may invite frowns from MINI purists. As for us, we don’t really care because, 360 horsepower. Yes. This classic MINI here has over 300 ponies and that’s at the wheels! Holy mother… Continue reading British Lad’s Classic MINI Has An Astonishing 360HP At The Wheels!

RaceChip Made Hyundai i30 N Performance A Worthy Golf GTi’s Rival

Already, the Hyundai i30 N Performance has plenty of ponies to offer. With 272 HP and 353 Nm (260 lb-ft) of torque, it is a performance hatch out-of-the-factory, but for those with an insatiable appetite for more horses, RaceChip may just have want you are after. The company recently had a Hyundai i30 N Performance show car equipped with the top-of-the-line tuning chip, RaceChip GTS Black, that squeezes 38 horsepower and 145 Nm (110 lb-ft) of torque out of the 2.0 T-GDI engine, bringing the output to 313 HP and the torque to 498 Nm (367 lb-ft). Continue reading RaceChip Made Hyundai i30 N Performance A Worthy Golf GTi’s Rival

75-Year-Young Gramp Here Drives An Unassuming VW Golf R With 600 HP

Sleeper car is, by definition, “a car that has high performance but has an unassuming appearance.” While the Volkswagen Golf R is hardly a standard or economy-class car that describes a sleeper car, this particular right-hand-drive model owned and driven by 75-year-young British gramp Arthur is somewhat of a sleeper among the VW Golf Rs. I know how that sounds. It sounds ridiculous, but it is in fact a sleeper of VW Golf R. Continue reading 75-Year-Young Gramp Here Drives An Unassuming VW Golf R With 600 HP

Someone Is Crowdfunding To Build A Classy Three-wheeled Electric Car

The future of automobile is clearly electric. While you already suspect it is so, what’s your thought on how the car of near future will look like? As sleek as Tesla automobiles? Well, one Estonian by the name of Roman Muljar begs to differ. He thinks classic look is the way to go and hence, this three-wheeled electric car called Nobe 100. It is a strangely attractive car. Sporting a 60s classic look, in a three-wheel configuration that will surely turn heads. Continue reading Someone Is Crowdfunding To Build A Classy Three-wheeled Electric Car

MINI JCW GP Concept Has So Many Things Going On On The Exterior

There is really nothing much to talk about the MINI John Cooper Works GP Concept that made the show floor at the recent New York International Auto Show. It is a concept that either you hate it or love it. As you can see, the ride has so many things going on the exterior that they almost made it look very spaceship-like. Not a lot is known about this oddity except that the over-the-top exterior is supposed to convey a pure race feeling (wait, does it???). Continue reading MINI JCW GP Concept Has So Many Things Going On On The Exterior

Mini Countryman Plug-in Hybrid Set To Conquer World’s Longest Road Link

At this year’s New York International Auto Show, MINI flagged off an exclusive version of the Mini Cooper S E Countryman ALL4 for a long-haul journey on the world’s longest north-south road link that will take it from North America to Tierra del Fuego. Based on the Mini Cooper SE Countryman ALL4, the exclusive Panamericana model is specially designed to tackle the challenging route which saw the vehicle getting additional headlights, tires with emergency running characteristics, and a roof rack with a spare wheel on it. Continue reading Mini Countryman Plug-in Hybrid Set To Conquer World’s Longest Road Link

Seriously, I Want This All-electric Classic Mini Now!

It is odd that the icon of compact hatch of our time does not already have fully electric cars plying the roads. I guess MINI is taking its time to make sure it does it right cos’ obviously, a car this tiny will have questionable range due the straight up space constraint. While BMW Group let lose its exclusive version of the Mini Cooper S E Countryman ALL4, a plug-in hybrid, on a long-haul journey that will take it from North America to Tierra del Fuego, the British marque has brought to the show floor of the New York International Auto Show a full-electric drive example. Continue reading Seriously, I Want This All-electric Classic Mini Now!

SEAT Made CUPRA A Standalone Brand, Unveiled A 670HP CUPRA E-Racer And A 296HP CUPRA SUV

If haven’t already heard, SEAT has split out CUPRA model to be an independent brand – probably as a show of its resolution in turning out performance rides. The first vehicle to bear the CUPRA badge is Ateca, a sporty SUV that, unlike most SUV, is no slouch in the performance. With 300 PS (about 296 horses) from its 2.0 TSI motor, the CUPRA Ateca has well over 100 horses over SEAT Ateca which, coupled with SEAT 4Drive traction system and a new 7-speed DSG gearbox, allows it wipe the century sprint in just 5.4 seconds and reach an un-SUV top speed of 152 mph. Continue reading SEAT Made CUPRA A Standalone Brand, Unveiled A 670HP CUPRA E-Racer And A 296HP CUPRA SUV

Hyundai Fuel Cell Electric Cars Drove Itself From Seoul To Pyeongchang

If you have not been keeping abreast with car innovations, you may want to know that South Korean automaker Hyundai has been working diligently in the area of fuel cell-powered electric vehicles and it has made some serious progress in this area. To showcase the company’s fuel cell development, the company has commissioned a head-turning, very black pavilion that is part art installation, part education center that aims to entertain and at the same time, educate visitors about its fuel cell technology. But the darkest building in the world is not the only thing the company had going; the automaker also announced, on February 4, a fleet of Hyundai next generation fuel cell electric vehicles had successfully completed an autonomous journey from Seoul to PyeongChang. Continue reading Hyundai Fuel Cell Electric Cars Drove Itself From Seoul To Pyeongchang

About KIA “Muscle Car” Stinger And Upcoming KIA Rio GT-Line Hatchback

KIA is last name one would expect to go all out about performance, but here it is, the company’s image of performance is forever imprint with the much lauded and I dare say, most anticipated, “muscle car,” Stinger. When we first saw the concept last year, we were did not think it will make it to production, but it clearly did. I know. I may be late on this, but still, it will be a sin not to mention this monster machine from the South Korean car maker. The thing is, there are not rules in naming a car, but to have a car with a moniker like ‘Stinger’, it has an unspoken expectations Continue reading About KIA “Muscle Car” Stinger And Upcoming KIA Rio GT-Line Hatchback