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    Read This: Modern vs. Vintage: Horsepower through the years
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    Today's horses must be Clydesdale-class, at least when compared to the horses we were saddling up back in the 1960s and early '70s. How else can you explain the real-world performance figures of yesteryear, when muscle cars were routinely pushing out well over 400 horsepower and quarter-mile ...

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    Report: Number of 500+HP vehicles on sale tops 70
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    We've long maintained that we live in the best era of automotive history to date. Today's vehicles are safer, more efficient, faster, more powerful and more controllable than ever before. Need proof? In an age dominated by talk of ever tighter fuel economy regulations, buyers now have access to ...

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    2011 Dodge Challenger SRT8 dyno'd - is the 392 underrated?
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    Hemi. The mere mention of the word is enough to strike fear into the hearts of lesser powerplants... or at least images of a pair of scrubby-looking bottom-feeders that really love themselves some Ram Trucks. In any case, we're keenly interested in the latest Hemi engine from the Dodge Boys, in ...

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    Hyundai releases Genesis Coupe performance numbers
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    Click above for high-res gallery of the Hyundai Genesis Coupe
    The Genesis Coupe is being launched in South Korea this week, and we've already heard from CAR regarding their testing of the 310-hp 3.8L V6 model. Hyundai released its own performance numbers for the hotly anticipated RWD coupe, and it ...

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    Honda discovers 3.5L V6 more powerful than first thought
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    There is nothing better than finding a few stray horses that were previously unaccounted for. Honda engineers were running tests on the Accord's 3.5L V6 engine when they realized it was spinning the dyno with more horsepower and torque than originally thought. It caught the Honda team off guard, as ...

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    Motor Trend claims Nissan GT-R making at least 507 HP
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    For car buffs it's baffling (and pretty cool, too) to see a $70,000 Nissan weighing nearly 4,000 lbs whoop up on lighter, more powerful cars. The GT-R lapped more than five seconds quicker than a Corvette Z06 and 911 Turbo at Buttonwillow Raceway during Road and Track's test, and Car and Driver ...

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    2008 Callaway Corvette introduced with 580 HP, C16 bumped to 650 HP
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    click above to view more high-res pics of the 2008 Callaway Corvette Callaway, the Connecticut-based Corvette tuner par excellence, has just announced that its 2008 Callaway Corvette will come with a new supercharger package that bumps power in the C6 Corvette to 580 horsepower. Buyers need only ...

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    Ford Fiesta and Focus ST get more power
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    While Ford keeps on cranking out newer, faster versions of the Mustang for American customers, Ford of Europe is preparing new packages for the Fiesta ST and Focus ST hot-hatches to do the same thing. The £950 package for the diminutive Fiesta ST pushes power up to 185 hp from its 2-liter ...

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    Enter the Rumormill: Lexus developing lightweight, 429-hp IS-F/R
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    FiveAxis Lexus IS-F at the 2007 LA Auto Show When Lexus set out to target the likes of the BMW M3, Audi RS4 and Mercedes C63 AMG with its spankin' new IS-F, they weren't kidding. The V8 super-sedan turned out to be an astonishing departure for the Japanese luxury brand that cut its teeth on ...

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    Pull my dyno - Automobile puts the IS-F on the rollers
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    Lexus is billing the IS-F as "Everything you thought we weren't," and the potential is certainly there. The engine bay is filled with 5 liters of 4-valve V8 putting out 416 horsepower and 371 pound-feet of torque. The Minilite-esque wheels hide a Brembo braking system with six piston front calipers ...

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    Shhhh! Audi RS6 may produce more than 600 HP
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    At one time Japanese regulations prohibited engines in that country producing more than 274hp, and oddly enough a wide array of different engines were all rated at that same level. Given the actual performance of the cars, it was clear that many manufacturers were sandbagging. Audi appears set to ...

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    Audi RS6 making 571 HP
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    "Thanks God for traction control," was the first thought that ran through our minds when we came across the reported power figures of the new Audi RS6. Floating around the tubes of the Internets are the chassis codes for the new RS6, which look something like this: Audi AG 47 7967 21 AAJ N31 N30 ...

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    White Fang: Novitec's 656-hp F430 Evoluzione
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    Nobody defines the terms "wretched excess" and "gilding the lily" quite like Novitec. Whereas countless other aftermarket tuners make their mark by transforming ordinary road cars into fire-breathing monsters, Novitec starts with the already-hottest-performing cars to grace black asphalt and then ...

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    VIDEO: Ferrari F40, the dyno-saur of supercars
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    Coming up on nearly twenty years old now, some would be mistaken to consider the legendary Ferrari F40 a bit of a dino – not because it was part of the series named after Enzo's dear departed son, rather because, as far as supercars go, the F40 seems is a bit of a relic, dating back to an ...

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    Screw You, Top Gear! - Kenne Bell pumps up the GT500
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    click the image above for the galleryHere's Top Gear's cure for their idiot dyno test that proved nothing. As much as we love Top Gear, their derision of the GT500 for producing a "mere" 447 horespower on a chassis dyno is pure BS. A 10-percent loss through the drivetrain is stellar, yet the spin ...

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    HP 101: Top Gear provides false info on GT500 horsepower rating
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    var digg_url = 'http://digg.com/hardware/Horsepower_101_Top_Gear_provides_false_info_on_GT500_horsepower_rating'; Someone help us understand what's going on here. In the latest episode of Top Gear, Richard Hammon revisits the Ford Shelby GT500 that the British motoring show tested late last ...

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    Macpherson struts her stuff: Elle gets a Fiat Panda
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    We just love it when cars and models collide (figuratively, not literally... that'd be tragic). It's convergence at its finest. Like Jodie Kidd who races Maseratis, supermodel Elle Macpherson also loves Italian cars, albeit slightly smaller ones. Elle became the first owner of the new Fiat Panda ...

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    BMW 335i dyno numbers - round two
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    Last month, Automobile Mag generated some chassis dyno numbers with a turbocharged BMW 335i coupe that were a bit healthier than one would suspect, given the factory's rating of 300 HP at the crankshaft. In a follow-up, they're now stating that the 275 rear-wheel horsepower number that was reported ...

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    Bahn-stormer Special: Mercedes-Benz CL63 AMG unveiled
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    UPDATED click on image to enlarge More details are surfacing from Mercedes-Benz on the latest car in its fleet to get AMG's new purpose-built 6.3-liter V8, following the first image we featured in July. Based on the recently updated CL-Class – the grand touring coupe itself based on the ...

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    BMW 335i lays down fat dyno numbers
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    BMW's turbocharged 335i is rated by the manufacturer at 300 HP and 300 lb-ft of torque at the crankshaft, which seemed a bit low to us considering the 255 HP rating of its naturally-aspirated brethren. Sure, the turbo system was designed to maximize the usable powerband instead of creating ...

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