We love the crazy car lovers that go hunting for the newest cars that are test driving out in the wild. Case in point with today’s example. Rick Corvette Conti on YouTube went out and captured the C8 Corvette Z06 convertible test driving. Check out the footage and hear about his journey, right here. Enjoy.
Ford launched the first generation Expedition back in 1997 as the full-size big brother to the Explorer. At the time, both the Expedition and the Explorer were body-on-frame chassis SUV’s. Today, the Expedition is the only one that remains a true SUV while the Explorer has switched to a crossover. The Explorer has been designed on the same platform as an old Volvo sedan, where as the Expedition however, is on the same platform as the previous generation F-150.
Our friends over at CarBuzz were about to test out a fully loaded Expedition Platinum powered by a twin-turbo 3.5-liter EcoBoost V6 with 365 hp and 420 lb-ft of torque, with a six-speed automatic. Check it out:
…Because, why not? It has been only a few short weeks since Chevrolet debuted the 755 hp ZR-1. And can you believe that there are people out there who feel 755 isn’t enough? Well, Texas-based Hennessey Performance is on the case. Hennessey has announced plans for three upgrade packages for the ZR-1. The first is the HPE850, then the HPE100, and finally the HPE1200. And yes, you guessed it, each package has more power than the previous.
The HPE850 will be upgraded to 850-hp and buyers will receive a lower pulley, high-flow cylinder heads, upgraded valve springs, intake and exhaust valves and new pushrods and filters. The HPE1000 packs a full 1,000-hp and 966 lb-ft of torque thanks to a new supercharger. This package features most of the upgrades as the HPE850. As for the star of the show, (the HPE1200), well Hennessey didn’t hold back on this one. Under the hood is a 7.0-liter supercharged V8 with 1,200-hp and 1,066 lb-ft of torque. The HPE1200 will go 0-60 in just 2.2 seconds, a quarter-mile in 9.2 seconds at 147 mph, and will have a top speed of 230 mph. Woah. Expect Hennessey to roll out the Corvette ZR-1 upgrade packages in 2018 – prices to come after that. We’ll keep you posted.
You might want to grab your headphones for this one, folks. Hennessey’s HPE850 supercharged upgrade fits perfectly in the Ford Mustang GT350 and GT350R. It delivers incredible acceleration and a mean roar, which is great for car lovers, but not so great for your neighborhood noise complaints. Check out the video below courtesy of Hennessey, and check out the upgrade yourself, and witness American horsepower at work.