Performance Vehicles

Epling Garage Challenger 9.06

Epling Garage Dodge Challenger Sets a New Hellcat Overall World Record

This past weekend at the first event of the 2017 Modern Street Hemi Shootout, the Epling Garage Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat set another world record for the quickest Hellcat in the quarter mile, but this time, it wasn’t just among manual transmission cars – as the smokin’ fast 9.06 is the quickest quarter mile time run by any Hellcat car, ever.
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Diablosport Introduces 2017 Camaro SS, Corvette Stingray and Z06 Tuning Packages

If you have a 2017 Chevrolet Camaro SS, Corvette Stingray, Corvette Grand Sport or Corvette Z06 and you would like to add a little more power with the push of a button, you are in luck, as the tuning experts at Diablosport have just rolled out their pre-loaded performance tuning packages for each of those high performance Chevys.
2017 Corvette Stingray Convertible

Order Your Chevrolet Corvette Soon to Receive it This Summer

If you want to order a new Chevrolet Corvette and receive it in time to enjoy this summer, you will want to place your order soon, as all orders received after June 12th will not be slated for production until after the planned Corvette production downtime – so order soon, or wait for your car until at least October.
Epling Garage Hellcat Challenger

Epling Garage Hellcat Challenger sets New Manual Transmission Record

Late last month, the Epling Garage “007” Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat set the new quarter mile record for the quickest manual transmission Hellcat car – running a 9.272 at 146.3 miles per hour – and this morning I had a chance to talk to Leon Epling about how this father-and-son team reached this record.
2017 range rover sport high front

2017 Range Rover Sport Autobiography: Equestrian Road Trip Review

I recently submitted the 2017 Range Rover Sport Autobiography to a unique equestrian test, including a long road trip to the United States’ most prominent horse show followed by a local horse show with my own horses – allowing me to experience the comfort of the luxury SUV on a long trip along with seeing just how well this supercharged machine will pull the 2-horse trailer.
Ron Capps win number 3

3rd Straight Win for Ron Capps Dodge Charger

The domination of the NHRA Funny Car class by the crews from Don Schumacher Racing continued this past weekend as Ron Capps drove his Dodge Charger to his 3rd straight win and the team’s 6th win in 7 races this season – beating the Camaro funny cars of John Force and Robert Hight on his way to the final round win against Tim Wilkerson in the Mustang.
Nürburgring ZR1 video

What Might be the C7 Corvette ZR1 Unofficially Laps Nurburgring in 7:30-ish

Another video showing what is believed to be the C7 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 lapping the Nürburgring has arrived online and in the video, the mysterious Corvette gets around the track with traffic in roughly 7 minutes and 30 seconds – although that number is far from any sort of official time and the official time will almost certainly be quicker.
Bowling Green Assembly GM image

GM Suspends Corvette Plant Tours - Possibly Retooling for Mid-Engine Production

The National Corvette Museum announced earlier this week that tours at the Bowling Green Corvette Assembly Plant would be suspended for 18 months beginning on June 16th and while we don’t know the reason, this break could be retooling for a new Corvette – maybe with an engine located behind the seats.
2017 Shelby GT350R Mustang in NYC

Industry Experts Believe Next Ford Shelby GT500 Mustang to Target ZL1, Not Hellcat

While we at TorqueNews still haven’t gotten any information from Ford Motor Company to prove that there is definitely a new Shelby GT500 Mustang coming in the near future, a handful of industry insiders believe that the new super-Stang will be an even more powerful road racer, designed to battle the Camaro ZL1 1LE – not the Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat.
2017 Four Wide Nationals Final run

Capps' Dodge Charger Wins at Four-Wide Nationals - 5th Win in 6 for DSR

This past weekend, the NHRA headed to zMAX Dragway in North Carolina for the unique Four-Wide Nationals and when the final funny car race was run – Ron Capps’ Dodge Charger took the class win for the second week in a row, giving Don Schumacher Racing their fifth win in six events this season.
Ken Block Raptor burnout

Ken Block Loves His New F150 Raptor, Celebrates Ownership with a Huge Burnout

Ken Block has long been a spokesman for Ford Motor Company so it should come as no surprise that his personal vehicle is a 2017 Ford F150 Raptor, and in the video below, Ken talks about how much he loves his new high performance half ton – celebrating his love of the truck with a gigantic family style burnout.
Hennessey Exorcist Camaro on the Dyno

The Hennessey Exorcist Camaro makes Over 1000hp on the Dyno (Video)

A few weeks back TorqueNews brought you the news of the new Hennessey Exorcist package for the new Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 and while the original introduction claimed that this high performance drag racing package would offer 1,000bhp – real world dyno results prove that number to be a bit on the low side.

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