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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.
Tesla Model X Fire Falcon Doors Not Opening

Can a Fire Stop The Falcon Wing Doors on a Tesla Model X?

A video has surfaced on Youtube that contains pictures of a head-on collision of a Tesla Model X. The pictures show both cars on fire so the source of the fire’s origin is in question. The crash happened in February in a city in China and Tesla is reviewing the circumstances around it. But the question remains as to can a fire stop the Falcon Wing Doors from opening on a Tesla?
Nissan Leaf Battery Burned

Warning Not To Try To Tamper With The Leaf Battery Pack at Home

As a former Nissan Leaf driver of a 2013 Nissan Leaf and as a former owner of an EV Conversion company, I was always tempted to try and extend the range of my Nissan Leaf. I never did it because of lack of time and do to the fact that I leased it so I didn’t want to end up tampering with the car at all. I drove it until it was due back and miss it to this day.
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Kia's upstart premium sedan earns IIHS Top Safety Pick + rating

Kia’s second generation 2017 Cadenza has captured the interest of value conscious 4-door premium midsize sedan buyers. Cadenza is soon to become the most awarded offering in the segment. This week, Kia’s segment topping, upstart premium sedan earns a Top Safety Pick + rating from the Insurance Institute For Highway Safety.

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