2009 Chevrolet Corvette ZR-1 sells for $50k over MSRP on eBay

June 26th, 2008

Out of almost 4,000 Chevy dealerships in the United States, only 338 will have the chance to sell the ZR-1. Jack Maxton Chevrolet in Worthington, Ohio just sold one of their two allocations one eBay for $50,100.99 over the ZR-1’s MSRP. Depending on the options selected, this ZR-1 could sell for over $163,000.00. The winner of the auction, “pacificbluewaterjimmy” has an eBay feedback over 114, so it looks like this will be a legit auction and purchase. With only 2,000 ZR-1’s being built each year, we expect the frenzy to last for a while with people paying over MSRP for Read More

RENNtech bumps Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG to 525 horsepower

June 21st, 2008

We posted the first stock dyno results of the Mercedes-Benz C63 AMG back in April when it put down an impressive 380 HP and 363 ft-lb of torque to the rear wheels. We knew it was only a matter of time before the tuners were able to reveal the true potential of the C63’s 6.3L 32-valve V-8 AMG engine, and that time is here. RENNtech just delivered a C63 AMG to a customer that put down 431.4 horsepower and 387 lb-ft of torque to the wheels by custom tuning the ECU and adding a set of headers. The same car Read More

Building the 2009 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 Time Lapse Video

June 18th, 2008

The new 2009 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 seems to be just around the corner from hitting the streets. This time-lapse video shows a few ZR1s on the production line being built at a GM plant. Powered by GM’s new LS9 motor, a Supercharged 6.2L V8, and pricing out at just over $100k, the new ZR1 will give just about any super car in the world a serious run for the money. With over 620 horsepower, we expect some very impressive times at the drag strip from this car. Expect to see experienced drivers dipping well into the 10’s at over 135 Read More

Outlaw 10.5 Racers Drag Race for $20,000 Over Father’s Day

June 12th, 2008

Outlaw 10.5 racers of all models, brands & types will find out who their daddy is at the Battle of the Brands race to be held in conjunction with Fun Ford Weekend at Atlanta Dragway in Commerce, GA June 14-15th, 2008. Up for grabs will be a $20,000 to win top prize with another $5,000 going to the runner-up, which will make this the richest Outlaw 10.5 event announced thus far in 2008. Two dozen of the sport’s biggest names from the South and Midwest are already pre-entered in this eighth mile event along with a number of new cars Read More

2009 Cadillac CTS-V burnout video

June 10th, 2008

The upcoming 2009 Cadillac CTS-V powered by the tuned down ZR1 motor producing 556 horsepower and 551 lb-ft of torque was caught on video at the GM testing grounds doing some nice long burnouts. The new CTS-V will be available in both automatic and manual transmissions with an estimated top speed of 191 MPH using the manual transmission. This new Cadillac is going to be quite a performer on the drag strip and the roadcourse. During testing, GM has already recorded a lap time of 7 minutes and 29 seconds around Germany’s famous Nurburgring test track, the quickest recorded time Read More

2008 Dodge Challenger SRT8 Cold Air Intake 63-1114 adds 32 Horsepower

June 4th, 2008

We received some information on K&N’s cold air intake system for the new 2008 Dodge Challenger SRT-8, part number 63-1114. The dyno graph shows a very impressive peak gain of 32 horsepower. To come up with this performance increase, K&N replaces the Challenger’s original intake assembly; including the air box, air filter and intake tube with an new intake design. The aftermarket system brings in air through a K&N High-Flow Air Filter that increases airflow and filtering capacity. Protecting the chrome top cone-shaped air filter, and isolating it from engine heat, is a powder coated steel heat shield that replaces Read More