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103Watch this Chevy SS hit 163 mph on Texas toll road

Hennessey has a proud history of tuning high-performance machinery from General Motors and taxing it out onto Grand Parkway, a new stretch of toll road on the outskirts of Houston, Texas. That's what it did with the Cadillac CTS-V, spooling its twin turbochargers until it cracked 220 miles per hour. It did the same with the Corvette Stingray, feeding it nitrous all the way up to 200 mph. Now it's time for the new Chevy SS.

7McLaren sticking with Mercedes-Benz engines

When it comes to engine suppliers, McLaren has had more partners than the girl you took home from the bar last night. It was driven by Cosworth for the first seventeen or so seasons on the grid, then switched to TAG-Porsche engines, won a few world championships with Honda, and even dabbled with Ford and Peugeot. But since 1995 it's been exclusively powered by Mercedes-Benz.

412010 Hennessey Z700 unveiled for track-happy ZR1 owners

2010 Hennessey Z700 – Click above for high-res images

7Lancia Delta HPE concept premieres in Venice

Lancia has orchestrated the return of the Delta name in the form of the new Lancia Delta HPE concept car, which is being unveiled at the Venice Film Festival. Inspiration for the car is said to be drawn from the Lancia Beta HPE, but this is a lot better looking than that car ever was.

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