Tag Archives | Exhaust

…The Cobra GT-R looks mean?

Cobra GT-R

The Cobra GT-R from Germany is a little light on the details (right now I think it’s just a paint job and some new wheels) but I love the way this car looks in matte black, so I’m bringing it to you anyways.

Reprogrammed engine electronics, increased boost pressure, modified air intake with sport air filter, and a free-flow stainless-steel high-performance exhaust system brings the power up to 550 hp, with a 620 hp Race Performance version in the works as well.

Three-piece, 21-inch wells fill the arches, and eight-piston brake calipers squeeze 16-inch rotors, and a coil-over suspension handles the handling.

Sure, it’s all the basics with nothing fancy, but when you’re working with a car that’s as potent as the Nissan GT-R, there’s not much that’s needed to go from good to great.


[Via: 0-60 Mag]

…The Splinter is real?


Remember the Splinter, the all wood supercar that looked like nothing more than a clever design mock up?

Apparently it’s quite a bit more than that, as Joe Harmon Design has begun fabrication, and the body is already starting to take shape.

The car’s frame and driveline are based on a central rigid tube section with the suspension and other necessary parts from a C4 Corvette mounted to it. However, as much as possible will be kept in wood form for authenticity’s sake.

The engine is a Northstar V8 run backwards, with the exhaust and intake sides switched around. Intakes sit underneath the cylinder banks, and two roots style superchargers feed air in through individual intercoolers

The wooden component fabrication process includes building a mold/frame, and then laminating layers of veneer into the desired shape.

Check out the site for more details, including live webcam shots and a building blog.

[Joe Harmon Design – Splinter]

[Building The Splinter]

[Via: Jalopnik]

…Mustangs need more Vanquish V12?

Sure, you could coat your Mustang in the body of an Aston Martin V12 Vanquish, but it’s still going to be American muscle on the inside, right?

Apparently not, as one crafty ‘stang owner has managed to find room for the Vanquish’s V12 motor between the wheel wells of an already tastily modified pony.

Check out the video for more info, including the exhaust sound that was never supposed to come out of a car costing less than $100,000:

[Via: Autoblog]

…Paganis sound good?

Pagani Stereo

Apparently, automakers that dabble in carbon fiber also have a penchant for high-end stereo equipment, because they seem to enjoy lending their name to pieces of audio art.

This Pagani system features an aluminum and carbon fiber turntables, CD player, and speaker pair that’s designed to mimic the Zonda’s sound system controls with additional details like the Zonda exhaust themed ports tying the two together.

I guess if you an afford a Zonda, then they assume you can afford something like this; because I don’t imagine shock absorbing carbon fiber turntables are a cheap addition to any home.



…It’s Tuner Tuesday: Lost Innocence?

Lost Innocence

How does a Ford Festiva become a part of Tuner Tuesday?

It gets a V8 transplant and exhaust that sticks through the roof; that’s how.

This Festiva, nicknamed “Lost Innocence”, features a 355-cubic-inch Chevy V8 (mounted in the rear), front wheel drive via a BMW 325i/Audi 90 limited-slip front axle, and future plans for a pair of FLAMETHROWERS.

Need I say more?

Didn’t think so.

[Edit: Jalopnik now has a video too!]

[Car Domain – Lost Innocence]

[Via: Jalopnik]