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    Auction Action: Reynolds' "Tobacco King" Rocket Axle Car on the block
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    Click on the image for more shots of the '64 Galaxy with Rocket AxleWe're pretty pumped-up about this auction for a 1964 Ford Galaxy from Dana Mecum's Original Spring Classic, running from May 15-18 in Indianapolis, IN. Even if we didn't love the '64 Galaxy as an A/FX drag-car, which we do, the ...

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    No Hyundai logo on Genesis grille, supercharger may be coming in the future
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    Click above for a high-res gallery of the Hyundai Genesis sedan.It's official. After gauging public reaction, Hyundai has decided not to slap on the automaker's swoopy "H" logo onto the Genesis sedan's front grille.Two versions of the sedan were on display in Detroit, one with the aforementioned ...

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    Twin turbos return to the next generation Audi S4?
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    There is awesomeness to the prefix "twin-turbo." It could be a Briggs & Stratton Vanguard engine (awesome in its own right) that you're talking about, but prepending any engine designation with the modifier "twin-turbo" can suck all of the air out of a room. Owners of lesser cars just nod in ...

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    SEMA 2007 Spotlight: Cosworth, you had us at low compression VQ35DE
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    Click the image above for more engine pr0n from Cosworth.If you had the good fortune of being at the Cosworth booth in Vegas two years ago, all you'd see is a few Formula One engines and a number of talkative engineers. Oh, how 24 months and a development center in Torrence, CA can change ...

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    Diesel tunage: Abt AS6 Avant
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    Click the image above for a duo of high-res shots of Abt's AS6 Avant.When we envision the most quintessential European conveyance we normally imagine something diesel-powered with a hatch. The Audi A6 Avant springs to mind immediately, but with only 233 HP and 332 lb.-ft. of torque on tap, it could ...

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    Toyota TRD Aurion sales suspended Down Under
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    Toyota just released its performance TRD Aurion, but sales have ceased while the Japanese automaker investigates a potential engine failure issue. According to Toyota, the problem with the 323 HP V6 engine is unrelated to its supercharger or high output, and that the issue is likely a one-off. ...

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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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    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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    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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    Jag's stillborn supercharged savior
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    Autoweek wrote up a compelling exposé on an internal movement at Jaguar that might have boosted profits and added some sporting credentials to the troubled marque.The entire report is well worth the read, but the quick-and-dirty version involved slapping superchargers onto every model in the ...

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    NHTSA investigating Pontiac Grand Prix engine fires
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    Drivers of 1999-2002 Pontiac Grand Prix GTPs might not want to park their GPs inside their garages after word that NHTSA is investigating those models for engine fires. Grand Prix GTPs are equipped with superchargers, which generate heat as well as HP. Could that be the main culprit? Perhaps, but ...

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    Rapom V8 bike produces 1,200 horsepower and loose bowels
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    What to do with that spare Mopar big block you've got left over from your monster truck project? Why, let's build a motorcycle! We're not using our arms that much, anyway, so we might as well just tear 'em right out of the sockets; it's not like we perform manual labor, we're keyboard jockeys. ...

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    Jaguar adding second supercharger to XF lineup
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    click above image to view high-resolution gallery of the Jaguar C-XF ConceptJaguar is all about tradition, which is one reason why its now the black sheep of Ford's Premier Automotive Group, having never even come close to turning a profit while under Blue Oval ownership. Clearly it's time for a ...

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    RR of the Day - Supercharged Volvo 1800E
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    Volvo 1800s are widely acknowledged as nice tourers, but not really sports cars in the peformance sense. Oh, they went okay, especially the later E models with fuel injection, it's just that they looked so much faster than they really were. They were built like brick outhouses, though. Tough little ...

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    Dual-speed supercharger for the H3
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    Anyone who has driven a Hummer H3 has commented on the lack of power. Even with a manual transmission, the acceleration leaves a lot to be desired. In an effort to resolve this concern, European automotive technology company, Antonov, will be showing its innovative 2-speed supercharger drive ...

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    A Crown Vic that probably won't be seen in your rear-view mirror
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    Ford's SOHC 4.6L V8 isn't exactly known for its potential to make big power, and saddling it with over two tons of mass means that Crown Vics aren't exactly feared on the streets unless they're being driven by a police officer. Sal Mennella from Power Surge Performance (a shop specializing in Ford ...

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    Spy Shots: 2009 Cadillac CTS-V
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    The new CTS looks killer if recent spy shots are anything to go by. These shots show what appears to be the next generation CTS-V undergoing testing, as evident by the wide tires and performance wheels, larger exhaust tips, and most conspicuously, the bubble protruding from the mule's hood that we ...

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    GeigerCars builds Mustang GT520
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    UPDATE: high resolution image gallery added after jumpclick on image to enlargeGeigerCars.de is beginning to put some tuners in the U.S. to shame with its highly modified versions of American muscle. While working on its supercharger kit for the Mustang GT, it decided to go one (or 20) steps ...

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    Demystifying nitrous oxide, Part II
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    In the previous installment of this series, we discussed the function of nitrous oxide on a theoretical level. Now it's time to take a look at the hardware that is required to successfully employ nitrous as a power adder. Most nitrous users will start with a kit, the thoroughness of which varies ...

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    Jaguar XKR - the cat's out of the bag
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    Snap. Don't know who is getting canned over this rather large leak, but official pics of the Jaguar XKR that was supposed to make its world debut at the British Motor Show in July have made their way onto the world wide web. From what we know the XKR will come with a supercharged 4.2L V8 developing ...

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