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…It’s Tuner Tuesday: Piss’d Off Pete?

Piss'd Off Pete

The Blastolene Brothers don’t do small, which is why their latest creation, called Piss’d Off Pete, is difficult to comprehend.

The ‘hot rod’ began life as a Peterbilt Model 351 cab, which was then chopped and mounted behind an 852 cubic-inch, two-stroke, V12 Detroit Diesel that is fed by two superchargers to the tune of 500 horsepower and 1000 lb-ft of torque at the redline of just 2,800 rpm. Power is then fed into an Allison 4-speed transmission out of a Greyhound bus, and then out through a customized rear end out of a semi truck.

Piss'd Off Pete Details

Other details include seats that were built by a saddle maker, Baer brakes, and a custom built boat-tail gas tank.

If you happen to catch this thing in your rear view mirror, I suggest you get out of the way!

[Blastolene Brothers – Piss’d Off Pete]

[Via: Autoblog]

…It’s Tuner Tuesday: Porsche 911 GT3 RSR?

911 GT3 RSR Front

The 911 GT3 RSR is what happens when Porsche puts no limits on the things it can do in the name of speed.

Designed to be a pure race car, and built to run in the American Le Mans Series, the Nurburgring 24 Hours, and the GT2 class at international long distance races, it’s based very loosely on the 911, though you won’t find many parts in the GT3 RSR that you could swap between it and the 911s you see prowling the golf course.

911 GT3 RSR Rear

Seriously though, when changes from the previous GT3 RSR include “a lighter wiring harness to further improve handling” you know things have gone from intensive to excessive.

911 GT3 RSR Engine

The 4.0-liter, six-cylinder boxer engine makes 450 hp at 7,800 rpm up to a redline of 9,000 rpm, and a new multi-funciton display located above the dashboard indicates the optimum moment to change gears, if you can’t already tell from the engine screaming at you 9,000 times per minute.

Want to talk tricks?

911 GT3 RSR Interior

How about a programmable multi-function, onboard supply system control device, giving teams the choice of many individual functions, including an infinitely adjustable blinking frequency of the lights in the front apron, which helps to immediately recognize race cars when they enter the pits in the dark. For easier service under race conditions, the car even features an air-jack system with overpressure valve to life it in a pinch.

Only 20 of the new GT3 RSRs will be built, but at a price of $500,000, it shouldn’t be surprising why. Speed costs, and in the case of the GT3 RSR, you’re buying quite a bit of it.

[Porsche – 911 GT3 RSR]

…Ferrari’s FXX Evoluzione is one bad beast?

Ferrari FXX Evoluzione

On the car scale, Ferrari is definitely at the top; and on the Ferrari scale, the Enzo is definitely at the top, which is why a special edition Enzo is no ordinary supercar. Called the FXX, it was sold only to “select” buyers, and was used by Ferrari as a test bed for development of their latest equipment.

Two years, and 20,000 miles later, they’ve gathered up enough data from the 20 cars to make an even better version of their wondermobile, and they’re calling it the FXX Evoluzione.

Again available only to a “select” group of buyers, the Evoluzione features 860 hp, a 9,500 redline, 60 millisecond shifts, a less invasive, more adaptable traction control system that can be adjusted in the cockpit on the fly, modified suspension geometry, and a new aerodynamic package.

Being a test driver for Ferrari doesn’t come cheap, but if you had the cash, would you turn down the offer? (Oh, and the $2 million it takes to own one comes with “a 15-member official team made up of engineers, electronics experts and mechanics capable of providing complete assistance to clients”. And you thought you had a comprehensive warranty!)

[Via: Autoblog]

…It’s Movie Monday: Redline?

Redline Poster

Porsche Carrera GT Wreck

They could take out all of the actors and just have a bunch of cars driving around and I still think I’d want to go see Redline. Described as The Fast and The Furious for exotics, this Daniel Sadek creation is a who’s who of the supercar world, including Ferrari, Saleen, Koenigsegg, Ford, Lamborghini, Mercedes, McLaren, and Porsche. Though I’m sure the acting by such greats as Eddie Griffin, Nathan Phillips and Nadia Bjorlin will be nothing short of Oscar worthy, it’s all about the car porn anyways. Plus, they even manage to wreck a perfectly good Porsche Carrera GT at some point in the plot line. Set for a February 23rd release date, this is going to be the car movie of 2007. Fear Nothing, Risk Everything.


[Via: Autoblog]