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Pagani Zonda Cinque vs. Lamborghini Police Interceptor (Video)

Tuesday, November 23, 2021 6:27PM - By Chris Weiss

Here’s a showdown we’d love to see: the 678-hp Pagani Zonda Cinque vs. the Lambo Murcielago Police Interceptor. On a windy mountain road in the Italian Alps. That’s some car porn if I’ve ever seen it.

Unfortunately, we don’t have footage of an actual chase, but this clip from Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit shows us what it might look like. And while I don’t usually find video game movies too compelling, this intriguing match-up was well worth the two minutes. Check it out after the break. [via WCF]

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Renault DeZir Concept On The Road

Friday, November 12, 2021 5:44PM - By Chris Weiss

The Renault DeZir concept was one of our favorites from the Paris Motor Show. Autocar recently got the opportunity to slide behind the wheel and see what the electric concept could do. And they videotaped it for our viewing pleasure.

The Renault DeZir is powered by a 110 kW electric motor and a 24 kWh lithium-ion battery similar to that in the Nissan Leaf. It boasts a 5-second 0-to-62 mph time and a 112 mph top speed. See what Autocar was able to do with it here.

Video: Zonda R Test Drive

Thursday, October 28, 2021 5:10PM - By Chris Weiss

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The Zonda R is a rare, limited-edition, track-only hypercar that circled Nurburgring in a record-smashing 6:47.5 this past summer. And Tiff Needell, the lucky host of Fifth Gear, recently got to get behind the wheel to give himself a little closure on the end of the Zonda chapter. As is customary with television shows, the footage was captured on video and relayed for our enjoyment. And who wouldn’t enjoy seeing the outrageously fast and powerful Zonda R doing work, split between POV and external footage? You certainly do or else you wouldn’t be on a motor blog in the first place. Jump the break and hit play. [via WCF]

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Car Porn of the Day: 2010 Ferrari 458 v 2011 Lamborghini Gallardo LP570-4 Superleggera

Wednesday, October 20, 2021 4:03PM - By Chris Weiss

It may not be an all out Italian grudge-fest between the 599 GTB and the Murcielago LP640, but it’s a pretty sweet cross-country rivalry just the same. In a test by Road & Track, drivers took the 570-hp 4.5-liter V8-powered 458 Italia and the 562-hp V10-powered Gallardo Superleggera head to head. In case you think that either has a clear advantage, the numbers argue against it. In addition to their similar output figures, the cars have a weight difference of a mere 20 lbs., produce the same 398 lb-ft of torque and both have listed top speeds of 202 mph.

It turns out to be a very intriguing match-up and the only way you’ll find out who wins is by getting to the end of the video at Road & Track. They also have a full write-up for all the details.

Brammo Introduces New Electric Motorcycle With Double the Range

Tuesday, October 19, 2021 6:58PM - By Chris Weiss

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Interested in the Brammo Empulse, but not interested in the $10,000 + price tag? Brammo’s got a new electric motorcycle that may be what you’re looking for. The Enertia Plus builds on Brammo’s Enertia motorcycle, doubling the range from 40 miles to 80 miles. And it only adds $1,000 worth of price to do so.

The Enertia is powered by the same 6 kWh lithium-ion battery in the lowest-end Empulse. It’s capable of speeds over 60 mph and, with newly tuned steering, delivers tighter handling than ever.

The Enertia Plus is up for pre-order now for a price of $8,995, tucked right between the standard Enertia and the cheapest Empulse. Deliveries begin next year. Video after the break. [via AutoBlog]

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Viper V10-Powered Chrysler 300

Tuesday, October 19, 2021 5:36PM - By Chris Weiss

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A Chrysler 300 fitted with an 10-cylinder Dodge Viper engine made a bit of an Internet stir yesterday. Video of the suped-up 300 was first posted on Dodge’s YouTube channel, leading bloggers and readers to believe that the car was an official Dodge build headed for SEMA, maybe even limited production. Car and Driver took the lead in investigating the mysterious car and found out, rather disappointingly, that it is actually a private build put together by Derek Ekins and brought out for the 2011 Viper Owners Invitational (VOI) in Salt Lake City. Dodge just didn’t get its write-up posted as fast as the video.

The car is a 2006 Chrysler Touring fitted with a 525-hp 8.3-liter V10 courtesy of the 2003-2006 Viper. It’s fittingly called the Chrysler 300 SRT10.

Take a look at what a Viper engine can do in the 300 after the break. [via Car and Driver]

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Conan O’Brien Blows Up 1969 Dodge Dart

Friday, October 15, 2021 4:04PM - By Chris Weiss

There’s only a few weeks left until Conan O’Brien returns to the air on TBS. Even if you don’t like CoCo, you’re probably just a little curious to see what he’ll have up his sleeve to compete with Leno and the other network late night shows. Well, if a new promo featuring him beating up his stunt double and Thelma/Louising a gas-covered Dodge Dart trunk-loaded with explosives off a 900-foot cliff is any indication, Conan’s bringing his A game.

Conan’s been a rather polarizing-type figure (as anyone in his position would have been) since taking over for Jay Leno and subsequently leaving NBC, so those that love him will probably love this promo and those that don’t will find some reason to dislike it. But it’s sure a different take on the TV show promo. Continue and play. [via AutoBlog]

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Maserati GranTurismo MC Stradale Hits The Track (Video)

Wednesday, October 6, 2021 3:53PM - By Chris Weiss

We missed the Maserati GranTurismo MC Stradale at the Paris Motor Show last week, but here’s a new excuse to pull it front and center: a video of the fastest, lightest, most powerful Maserati doing its thing on some curved asphalt.

The MC is powered by the GranTurismo S’s 4.7-liter V8 engine tuned up to 450 horses. The exterior was finely tuned for aerodynamics and Maserati added downforce without any noticeable increase in drag. According to intel from Maserati, the beefed up two-seater offers superior handling without sacrificing ride quality and more power without sacrificing an mpg of fuel economy. It’s capable of speeds up to 186 mph. More pics and video, courtesy of the Continue button. [via egmCarTech]

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Video of Peugeot EX1 On The Track

Wednesday, September 22, 2021 4:17PM - By Chris Weiss

A fair warning: the video after the break is a little top heavy with French narration. But, it’s the first video of the Peugeot EX1 concept I’ve seen and shows a fair amount of the car in action, so it’s certainly worth spending the next seven minutes on.

As we reported yesterday, the EX1 is a four-wheel-drive electric vehicle concept being prepped for the Paris Motor Show. It has two electric motors worth 340-hp combined on tap. Peugeot has been testing the car out on the Montlhery racetrack in France and has captured potential record-breaking numbers like a 3.55-second 0 to 62 mph, 14.4-second quarter mile and 41.09-second mile. The video tells the rest of the tale of this mild-mannered warrior. [via InsideLine]

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