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Carbon Fiber Hennessey Venom F5 Sheds Weight To Increase Speed

The Hennessey Venom F5 was first unveiled at the 2018 Geneva Motor Show. John Hennessey, founder of Hennessey Performance had a vision for the car to go a minimum of 310.7 mph. So, how does he accomplish this? Lots of power and less weight. The new hypercar’s carbon-fiber chassis is weighing in at exact 189.6 pounds.

Hennessey said, “Our all-new carbon fiber chassis is an engineering marvel and to see it in person is like looking at a piece of artwork. It’s like a piece of automotive jewelry that’s built to run 500+ km/h (310.7 mph).” Feast your eyes, right here.

Source: CarBuzz, Hennessey Performance

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Watch This 1,000-HP Corvette Do A Quarter Mile in 9 Seconds

The C7 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 is an amazing machine. The $80,000 price tag? Not so amazing. While there are many affordable supercharger cars on the market, few are quite as fast as the Z06. A close runner-up is the Callaway C7 Corvette, a supercharger which produces 610 hp. It can hit 0-60 in 3.4 seconds and do the quarter-mile in 11 seconds. Sure, that’s pretty fast, but doesn’t come close to the monstrous procharged C7 with over 1,000 hp.

The car was fitted with drag radials when it conquered the quarter-mile in 9.69 seconds at 143 mph. Making it one of the fastest Corvettes we’ve ever seen. See for yourself:

Source: CarBuzz

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This 700-HP Ford GT MKII Has A New Owner

Sure, why not take a 647-horsepower Ford GT and make it even MORE insane? This special track-only model has 700-horsepower and costs north of $1 million dollars. The Ford GT MK II is an ultra-rare (collectible) version of the 2017-present Ford GT supercar revealed last year at the Goodwood Festival of Speed.

The car was built for Google VP Benjamin Sloss Treynor – a supercar fan and collector. Check out this picture tweeted by Multimatic, and do your best not to drool.

Source: Multimatic, CarBuzz

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Annoying Trend Has Dodge Making Changes to Charger and Challenger Design

Dodge Charger and Challenger owners are choosing to keep the factory-installed splitter guard protectors on their cars following delivery, and the automaker can’t seem to understand why. Fiat Chrysler began installing the plastic protectors in 2015 to protect them during the shipping process, with the assumption that dealerships would remove the guards before turning the car over to the customer. So, why aren’t they doing this? The customers are requesting that they leave it on. Even with the sticker that says: “TO BE REMOVED BY DEALER.”

Thanks to Car and Driver, we now know this is a hot topic within the Charger/Challenger community. There’s even a Facebook group with 12,000 members to discuss the subject. It’s puzzling why customers aren’t bothered by the bright yellow piece of plastic on their car, but it’s safe to assuming they are looking passe it for the sake of protection. In reality, though, they are “just ruining the paint,” according to Dodge and SRT design chief Mark Trostle.

So, what’s the solution? Dodge will be switching the color from bright yellow to hot pink, in the hopes that customers are less likely to want to leave the protector on. So, what do you think, would you leave the piece of plastic on your Charger or Challenger? Or is this trend blasphemy? Let us know.

Source: CarBuzz

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Who Bought The Original Bullitt Mustang?

The original Ford Mustang hero car that starred in the 1986 film with Steve McQueen has been sold. What we don’t know, though, is exactly who the new owner is. The car was sold to an anonymous bidder at Mecum’s Kissimmee Florida car auction a few weeks ago. The event’s host, Frank Mecum, is the only one who knows the identity of the lucky bidder.

The 1968 pony car in Highland Green set a new auction price record for Mustang, with a high bid of $3.4 million. The previous record was $2.2 million claimed by a 1967 Shelby GT500 “Super Snake.” The previous owner, Sean Kiernan, had the bidding start at $3,500 since that is what his late father paid for it back in 1974. Kiernan said that, “When the auctioneer asked, ‘Who will give me $3,500?’ Everyone in the room raised their hand. Everybody ad a chance to bid on the car.”

Source: CarBuzz