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Nine of the Fastest Accelerating Production Cars of 2016

For a long time, top speed has been the basis in measuring a vehicle’s capability and performance. However, this has become an impractical way since performance cars simply cannot achieve such a speed outside the test track due to road conditions and structure.

Thus, quickness in acceleration becomes a better measure. In terms or racing, it is more practical to record the time it takes for a car to get to a certain speed; standard international scale go by 0 to 100 kilometers or an equivalent 0 to 62 miles per hour while American vehicles us the 60 mph standard.

The ability of a car to get itself to speed up from around a corner is a more significant factor to consider than how it is able to start off at full speed but having to slow down when it comes to a corner.

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2018 SEMA Show: This Hellephant 426 is 1,000-hp Supercharged Mopar Crate Hemi engine

Mopar just brought a mammoth at the 2018 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show in Las Vegas, Nevada. Mopar is introducing a new crate engine that is like an elephant from hell. Dubbed as the “Hellephant” 426 Supercharged Mopar Crate Hemi engine, this new powerplant isn't just massive in size, but also in performance.

Hellephant is essentially a brand-new HEMI-engine that borrows its name from the massive land mammal – because of its large size as well as its ability to deliver huge power figures. As Mopar disclosed, the Hellephant 426 Supercharged Mopar Crate HEMI engine can deliver up to 1,000 hp of humongous output and up to 950 lb.-ft. of torque. This new Hellephant engine is the first 1,000-hp crate engine kit ever offered by an Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM).

To achieve 1,000 hp of output, the Hellephant 426 Supercharged Mopar Crate HEMI engine is developed to be much larger that your usual HEMI engine. In fact, it boasts of 4.0 inches of stroke and bore specs at 4.125 inches. The Hellephant engine features an all-aluminum block, which made it much lighter than other engines of its size.

Read the entire article 2018 SEMA Show: This Hellephant 426 is 1,000-hp Supercharged Mopar Crate Hemi engine

Bugatti offers 15-year warranty as part of its Veyron Loyalty Maintenance Program

There’s great news for Bugatti Veyron owners as the automaker recently introduced the Loyalty Maintenance Program to help customers maintain the condition of their cars and to allow them to keep their vehicles in mint condition.

The Loyalty Maintenance Program is actually part of the company’s Extended Warranty and Extended Warranty Plus programs, which can last for as long as 15 years. Owning a Bugatti Veyron can be very expensive; the maintenance costs alone are already high. The brand hopes that this program will help reduce operating costs for owners.

Franco Utzeri, head of Bugatti Certified and Financial Services, says that the Bugatti Customer Service is definitely more than just a seal of approval, making a difference for Veyron owners. It includes warranty, individual support, and a combination of a confirmed vehicle history. The automaker’s goal is also to give their customers a unique experience and 360 degree ownership that no other automaker currently offers.

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SEMA 2017: Ringbrothers’ Defector 1969 Dodge Charger

Not a lot of people outside the United States know of the Wisconsin-based repair shop, Ringbrothers. But soon, they will become larger as they showcase models that they have restored. One of them would be this 1969 Dodge Charger, which they call the Defector that had just made its appearance at the ongoing SEMA show. In total, the team behind this model spent 4,700 hours working on this model and it is also their first time to build a show car based on a Mopar.

Why did it take them that long, you ask? Well, a lot of the time was spent on redesigning the Dodge’s body. Unlike the factory model ’69 Charger, the repair shop has shortened the Defector’s trunk by two inches, losing some of its length. Despite that, its wheelbase has then been extended by another three inches. It is now covered in a BASF colour that they call “Greener On The Other Side.” This is complemented by chrome accents all over the body.

With the Defector’s shortened body, new rocker rails and quarter panels had to be added, together with a new suspension. The new subframe it sits on comes from Detroit Speed. It also has a new rack and pinion steering, and a four-link rear suspension setup. To complete the exterior design, it now rides on a set of 19-inch wheels from HRE that is paired with six-piston front piston Baer brakes.

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In a recent report by Automotive News, we learned that FCA is no longer pursuing its original plans in using Alfa Romeo’s Giorgio architecture on both the Dodge Charger and Dodge Challenger. Instead, it will be using the new platform that will underpin Maserati’s new sedan. Automotive News however didn’t name the source of this information.

It is also said that Fiat Chrysler Automotive will be giving both of its vehicle models the final refresh for the 2019 model year before the arrival of its all-new generation range two years after. By that time, the two Dodge models would have already moved on to Maserati Ghibli’s architecture and shall no longer use the ongoing models’ current platform. To add some new twists to the current vehicle lineups, FCA for now has cooked up some special edition packages both for the Dodge Charger and Challenger.

Suffice it to say, Alfa Romeo’s Giorgio RWD architecture will still be used on one of the upcoming generation’s Dodge model -- the Journey SUV. With its intentions in building the most driver-centric sport utility vehicle, FCA will be taking Alfa Rome Stelvio’s engine designs. The next generation SUV range is expected to arrive at the showrooms in 2019 and will soon be manufactured and produced in Italy. Currently, FCA is producing its SUVs in Mexico.

Read the entire article Dodge Challenger and Charger to come with Maserati's Ghibli architecture

A couple of days ago, Ford came out with their pursuit-rated F-150 Police Responder, and we were quite impressed with what it has to offer. And we are pretty sure police officers were too.

Now, it is Dodge’s turn to show what they have got. Fiat Chrysler Automobiles had just announced their new Officer Protection Package for the 2018 Dodge Charger Pursuit vehicles. The new package enables the car to alert officers of danger behind the car, and it doesn’t just warn them, as the car is programmed to take action in response to these potential danger - just like what we see in movies.

Jeff Kommor, FCA vice president of US sales operations, fleet and small business sales say that the company made this special package as a result of their focus on their officer’s safety in the Charger Pursuit. He also noted that they worked with the Police Advisory Board, and got some input and guidance from them so they can enhance the capabilities of technology for the 2018 model year. So what Dodge has come up with are additional sensors to ensure that their officers have an expanded field of protection, and so that they are always aware of what’s around them.

Read the entire article 2018 Dodge Charger Pursuit now able to prevent ambush of officers from the rear

While Bugatti doesn’t sell itself short when it comes to performance, many people know it doesn’t have enough oomph to stand out. Simply put; the French marque tends to go for subtlety, unlike other exotic hypercars with sharp edges or flashy color schemes. All the same, there is truly nothing wrong with a Veyron wrapped in gold as it is a car that costs over a million dollars.

American actor and Grammy award winning musician Jamie Foxx took to Instagram as he showed-off his newly customized Bugatti Veyron. His car, which used to be painted in a standard black and blue two-tone combination, now looks every inch an object built for those with the most expensive preferences.

Foxx opted for a gold wrap on every panel except for the horseshoe grille, door handles and center wheel caps that come with the standard chrome finish. On his post, the singer/ songwriter uploaded a photo of his gold Veyron with a caption saying; “I was feeling solid gold today when I drove in for work…”. He ended it with a Bugatti hashtag before telling more about Beat Shazam, an all-new game show he will be hosting on Fox TV.

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How much are you willing to pay for the one-off super exclusive Bugatti Veyron Mansory Linea Vincero? As it is one of the most expensive cars out there, being seen driving it will make everyone sit up and take notice.

We are aware that whoever can afford a brand new Bugatti Chiron has an extra $2.9 million sitting in their bank, and definitely a lot more to keep it maintained every year or so. If you have been eyeing one but don’t want to spend that much, you can always get a second hand Bugatti. However, not all second hand units are cheaper than a brand new one. In this case, there is a 2008 Mansory Linea Vincero that is currently being sold through Dupont Registry. It is as luxurious as it sounds, plus it is a one-of-one model so don’t expect it to cost less than a brand new Chiron.

This beauty is just one of three Mansory Bugattis you will find in the world, and it is the only example ever built. What makes it more unique is the fact that it had been customized by the infamous German tuning shop, and has a full carbon body exterior. The Veyron has also been given a facelift, now with a “V” built into the front bumper, and LED daytime running lights that complement the new front fenders and front apron. To complete the look, gold wheels and gold side mirrors were added for a more luxurious feel.

Read the entire article Extremely rare Bugatti Veyron Mansory Linea Vincero is for sale

Is there anyone out here who wishes to have a Bugatti Veyron replica instead of the real thing? Just in case, there is a 2002 Ford Cougar-turned-Veyron from eBay with a “buy it now” price of 75,000 USD. If you think the seller is asking far too much, don’t judge him very quickly. To justify the amount, the owner has specified that it actually cost him $98,000 to turn it into a Bugatti Veyron. Well, kind of.

Nevertheless, the asking price is quite a steal for a “Bugatti” but it would be really way over the top for a Cougar. For those who might be interested, the car up on sale is made out of a 2002 Ford Mercury Cougar with 193,120 km accumulated mileage.

Call it “Fugatti Ceyron”, “Cugatti Feyron” or whatever names you like, but it features virtually similar characteristics as that of the original. At least in terms of body works and two-tone body paint distinctive in all its designs. Of course a true Bugatti enthusiast would certainly know the difference between a knockoff and a real Veyron.

Read the entire article A Cougar-based Bugatti Veyron imitation could be yours for $75,000

As far as history goes, Germany invaded France – and a couple of nations -- in World War II. What if, in the course of the war, German carmaker Volkswagen Group was able to absorb French carmaker Bugatti? A whole lot of things would have happened. Rendering artist RC Workchop has its own idea of what would have transpired if Bugatti became part of VW, and that includes a 1945 Bugatti Veyron.

RC Workchop’s 1945 Bugatti Veyron is just a speculative rendering. Of course, there are many reasons why such rendering as an actual vehicle would be next to impossible in 1945. But for the sake of automotive art, creativity and design, this work is very laudable and pretty convincing.

As we can see, the 1945 Bugatti Veyron rendering could be best described as a more streamlined version of the VW Beetle with various Bugatti design cues as seen on the real Veyron. Up front, the 1945 Bugatti Veyron looks more like a VW Beetle with the front wheelarches overextending forward. The front end is also defined by headlights and front bumper from the VW Beetle. However, this special rendering also features the horseshoe grille found on the Bugatti Veyron with the brand’s red Bugatti oval logo. The positioning of the grille is somewhat awkward, since at the time, the engine of the Beetle was located on the rear compartment.

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The Bugatti Veyron surely comes with a lot of surprising twists even after more than ten years have passed. Here in the picture, we have a fusion of the exotic EB110 and the current Veyron model.

HPF Design’s mashup of classic and modern styling surely looks incredible. The rendered image combines some of the most legendary styling cues of the EB110 SS with the Veyron’s body.

Did you notice the new headlamps on the French hyper car? That’s from the old-school Bugatti model. How about that smaller grille at the front, fixed rear wing, wing mirror design and sharper contours along the body?

Read the entire article HPF Design creates rendering of old-fashioned Bugatti EB110 SS merging with modern-day Veyron

For the longest time, the Bugatti Veyron’s 1,200 hp and 1,100 lb-ft of torque had been enough to outrun any high performance car on the track. But for Mate Rimac, founder of Rimac Automobili, the Concept One’s 1,088 hp and 1,180 lb-ft of torque may be the Veyron’s greatest challenger.

So last year, Rimac rose to the challenge and prepared to prove wrong his friend, William Alexander Sidney Herbert, also known as the 18th Earl of Pembroke. The Lord, who is also the founder of Wilton Classic and Supercar owns a ten-year-old Bugatti monster.

The pair went for a cruise in Croatia’s picturesque coastal roads with Sir William Herbert’s Bugatti Veyron in tow. While in there, Miro Zrncevic, Rimac’s official test driver went behind the wheel of the Concept One while the English heir drove his own supercar. The two hit the track in no time and even had the “drag race” recorded.

Read the entire article Supercar showdown: Rimac Concept One vs Bugatti Veyron

The last Bugatti Veyron Super Sport will be auctioned next month with an estimated starting price of £2 million. Although RM Sotheby hasn’t given the auction price as of now, a Super Sport would’ve cost at least £1.2 million in 2013. A brand new Veyron would’ve cost over 1.7 million today.

Since there were only 300 coupes made under Bugatti’s “Super Sport 300”, each model is considered a rare find. The last one, which will be sold at the auction would’ve had the number “300” stamped on its chassis. The Super Sport being sold is still under the possession of its first owner. There were a total of 8 US-specified models sold when it was initially released. The last Bugatti Veyron Super Sport was also showcased at the 2015 Geneva Motor Show together with the first ever Bugatti Veyron.

Ever since the owner bought it, the Super Sport has run about less than 400 miles. Out of this, around 269 miles were accumulated during test runs before delivery. The original owner has also brought it to Beverly Hills and Miami for regular maintenance.

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Warrantywise has come up with a warranty for the Bugatti Veyron that will expectedly leave a number of people surprised. Tom Hartley, one of the top high-end car dealers in the U.K., will be offering a 12-month coverage that is expected to cost £10,000, which is around $12,300.

The Bugatti Veyron is considered as one of the most expensive there is with Warrantywise pegging its value in the vicinity of £2 million, about $2.47 million using prevailing exchange rates. What Warrantywise will be offering is a £10k Platinum Plus warranty, part of which contains unlimited claims going as high as the actual value of the car. This is excellent news for owners as this means they can avail of repairs amounting to £2 million. By repairs, this means, among others, wear and tear, car hire, and roadside assistance.

That’s not all as the warranty being offered also covers both electrical and mechanical parts. These include the radiators, wiring looms, gaskets, air-conditioning, drive belts, labor rates, and oil seals, to name a few. To put into perspective just how excellent this offer is, consider the fact that the Bugatti Veyron has an 8.0-liter W16 engine with 4 turbochargers and 10 radiators.

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Fiat Chrysler is reported to continue with its line-up of large cars well until 2020. Both the Dodge Challenger and the Dodge Charger are not expected to have any redesigns through the Giorgio platform all the way to the 2021 model year. This is true as well for the Chrysler 300 sedans. This information was revealed by Automotive News citing two sources.

The Giorgio platform mentioned forms the basis of the Alfa Romeo Giulia, the same vehicle that is expected to begin sales by the end of this year in North America. With regards to this platform, it is likely that for the North American market, the platform would be made wider and longer for it to be used for the Challenger and the Charger. In addition, the Giorgio platform has the needed rigidity to help the brand make a comeback on the convertible market. Should this happen, it would be the brand’s return to this segment after it stopped production of the Chrysler 200 Convertible back in 2014.

According to FCA CEO Sergio Marchionne, the platform’s versatility was no accident as it was created at the same time as the launching of the Giulia. He adds that the architecture has more than proven its worth and the best benefit that it gives in terms of technical development is that it can be used on a wide array of applications.

Read the entire article Dodge Challenger, Charger, Chrysler 300 will not get a new platform until 2020

To cap off this year’s UEFA European Championship commonly known to us as the Euro 2016, Portugal came from behind the French squad and snagged the title for this prestigious soccer event. Portugal’s national team, led by renowned professional footballer Cristiano Ronaldo, goes home to a 1-0 victory against France in a match that kept people (especially the Portuguese fans) on their toes. Ronaldo had to tearfully hit the bench on an accidental collision with Dimitri Payet on the first half of the game but the Portuguese football club still managed to secure their victory.

Most people would probably treat themselves on a luxury cruise or go on a lavish vacation somewhere in the Maldives or on a Safari adventure but Cristiano Ronaldo is no ordinary human being. While we hope to go somewhere relaxing to reward ourselves for all our hardwork, Cristiano Ronaldo decided to celebrate Portugal’s win at the Euros by buying himself a new car. Not just any car but a Bugatti Veyron.

The Portugal football club captain and Real Madrid striker is known to own a collection of luxury vehicles including a black Porsche 911, a Lamborghini Aventador, a Ferrari 599 GTO, two Bentley Continental GT’s, a Cayenne Turbo and a BMW M6. Ronaldo posted a photo of his new acquisition on Instagram with a caption “The animal arrive”. Sure enough, his Bugatti Veyron is an exceptional car as it is a Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse – one of approximately 450 units produced.

Read the entire article Cristiano Ronaldo Celebrates Euro 2016 Win With a Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport Vitesse Black Edition

According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, the word “uber” is used to denote a particular kind of person who is a “great or extreme example”. It can also be used to describe things that are a “superlative example” of its class. The term is basically a connotation of supremacy or excessiveness of something.

In today’s innovative world, we often connect the term “uber” to a special mode of transportation – instead of booking a taxi, people are able to choose the kind of vehicle ranging from the most common sedans to the most luxurious cars that can be found in the planet. Founded around 7 years ago, Uber Technologies Inc. has been serving its customers who depend on vehicles for hire with utmost care and giving them the same comfort as if owning their own vehicles.

Actually, almost anyone can become an Uber driver as long as you have a driver’s license, have a car, registered with the company and of course, is sane enough so you do not put yourself and your passenger in harm’s way. Now, it doesn’t matter what kind of car you’re driving but it also wouldn’t hurt to add a little effort for extra comfort and luxury to earn high ratings.

Read the entire article Uber driver picks up passengers with 1,200 hp Bugatti Veyron Grand Sport Vitesse

Automotive engineers have studied and have undergone rigorous training to be able to create the perfect motor vehicle - and this includes making the most precise mechanical and natural systems. Knowing that people do make mistakes, it is the automotive engineer's task to think ahead for possible problems that may arise in the future.

They have to put themselves in someone else's shoes, someone who doesn't speak automotive jargon, and be able to make solutions that are as easy as one, two, three. Being an automotive engineer is a tough job and there will always be some glitch in the system where things just don't go the way it's supposed to.

Even those who have built the most technologically advanced cars have to go through trial and error to spot problems. Lucky for those whose technical problems have arisen prior to distribution but there are just unlucky few that have had to be recalled. One of those unlucky few is the Bugatti Veyron.

Read the entire article Three Recalls Announced for Bugatti Veyron: What Went Wrong?

Dodge is expanding its color palette with the introduction of a modern version of heritage-inspired Go Mango exterior paint on 2016 Dodge Challenger and Charger SRT models. This new exterior paint color is now available exclusively on 2016 Challenger SRT 392 and SRT Hellcat as well as 2016 Charger SRT 392 and SRT Hellcat.

Dealers can already order this new Go Mango exterior paint color. Go Mango was first made available by Dodge on the 1970 Challenger. It was also offered, albeit on limited production run, in 2006 on certain Charger R/T Daytona models.

This paint color was most recently featured on the 2016 Dodge Dart. A modernized version of this next generation and limited-edition exterior color blend combines orange and red tones to showcase the vaunted Dodge performance attitude.

Read the entire article Dodge launches exclusive Go Mango paint for 2016 Challenger and Charger SRT models

Star Wars fans in Los Angeles received a treat from Dec. 11 to Dec. 14 as a 707hp Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat and Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat that were styled to look like the First Order Stormtrooper patrolled the streets.

A black Dodge Viper ACR that took inspiration from Kylo Ren also joined this troop. The locations of the vehicles were tracked in real time on Twitter with the hashtags #Dodge and #TheForceAwakens. If you ask us, this was a brilliant way to promote the movie “Star Wars: The Force Awakens” on social media.

This move was made possible with the partnership between FCA US and Disney as well as Lucasfilm as they co-promoted this movie, which is set to open on Dec. 18. Fans got the chance to have their photos and videos taken with these Star Wars-themed vehicles.

Read the entire article Three Star Wars-themed Dodge vehicles roam the streets of Los Angeles