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    Rumormill: Chrysler SRT8 models to boast 570-hp supercharged option for 2012?
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    If 470 horsepower is fun, 570 raging stallions can be positively evil. Rumor has it that Chrysler thinks so too, and the automaker plans to unveil an optional tier of SRT vehicles with upgraded powerplants. Later in the year, the Dodge Charger SRT8 and Chrysler 300 SRT8 will reportedly be ...

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    Eaton developing hydraulic hybrid systems
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    Eaton, a company primarily known for making superchargers that make your vehicle go like stink, but guzzle even more gas, is also in the series hydraulic hybrid (SHH) business. The drive system in a hydraulic hybrid replaces the conventional drivetrain; the engine is effectively rendered a "pump" ...

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    High gas prices mean more superchargers. We're okay with that
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    Click above for more shots of the GM LSA V8 and its Eaton superchargerThe ongoing debate between the supercharger camp and the turbo boys isn't likely to die along with large, fuel-thirsty performance engines. In fact, Eaton believes that the market for both power-boosters will continue to grow at ...

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    VIDEO: First Corvette ZR1 delivered to proud papa
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    Click above for high-res gallery of the Corvette ZR1 at Barrett-JacksonThe very first Corvette ZR1 has rolled off the assembly line at General Motors' assembly plant in Bowling Green, Kentucky, and the proud owner of the 638-horsepower hellraiser was there in person to claim his prize. Chevy dealer ...

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    Australia: TRD Aurion engine exceeds performance targets
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    Click for gallery of the TRD AurionIt's no secret that in Australia, the cars seem to, well, rock. You've got the Holden Commodores, the Ford Falcons, the rodded-up stuff from HSV and FPV, a dizzying selection of Utes, and a fair amount of imported goodies from Europe and Japan. While we make do ...

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    EPA unveils hydraulic hybrid UPS delivery truck
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    This week in Washington, the EPA pulled the wraps off of the hydraulic hybrid vehicle we reported it was developing back in December of 2005.The result of the cooperative effort between the EPA, UPS, Eaton, and International Truck is a familiar-looking brown UPS delivery van. The only clue that ...

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    Your next utility emergency could be handled by a hybrid truck
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    A variety of segments in the heavy-truck industry could be well suited to hybrid drivetrains, and the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) is showing off a couple different types at its Hybrid Vehicle expo. TXU was showing off its recently purchased hybrid-electric utility bucket ...

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    Big boost, no waiting! Antonov debuts two-speed supercharger
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    Racers and backyard mechanics alike have been searching for years for a forced-induction system that generates boost from idle to redline for years. Pricy sequential turbo systems and their ilk have done the job to this point, but Atonov is proposing an altogether different system: a two-speed ...

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