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PostHeaderIcon Be a Loyal Lexus Customer and you Might end up Getting your own Special Edition Car

Automakers show different ways of appreciation to their loyal customers. Some treat them to special events. Some give them discounts on their purchases. Some do a combination of both. Then there’s Lexus, which not only treated one of its loyal customers with a car of his own, but an actual one-of-one creation built and developed specifically for him. The car in question is a Lexus LS 600h, although it’s more formally known as the Lexus LS 600h L Centenary Celebration Edition. It was built for Barry High OBE, who had just celebrated his 100th birthday and whose landmark centenary is the official inspiration behind the one-of-a-kind Lexus LS 600h L.

Apparently, the celebrant is one of Lexus’ most loyal customers, a distinction he earned for his loyalty to the Toyota-owned Japanese luxury brand. In the last 16 years alone, the man has reportedly bought as many as 25 Lexus models from the Lexus Cheltenham dealership alone. There’s no word on how many Lexus models he’s owned over the course of his life, but the fact that he’s been purchasing from the same brand for years was all the reason Lexus needed to honor him with his very own one-off LS 600h L that’s about as exclusive as Lexus model is going to get. The car itself didn’t come cheap as the celebrant reportedly spent close to £100,000 for it. That converts to about $128,000, which is right around the price of the standard model.


PostHeaderIcon Sensuale

The way Nicola Soprano sees things is that if you own a Ferrari 250 GTO or a Ferrari P4 you don’t really want to drive them on the street every day. So, Soprano sat down with a pen and a napkin and designed the car you see here – the Sensuale Prototype. To be quite honest, the car is pretty awesome and well thought out. It features a vintage Ferrari engine, a tubular steel chassis, and a hand-formed aluminum body, among other things. And, even more importantly, the car has its own unique style.

In an interview at the 2016 McCall Motorworks Revival, Mr. Soprano said, “The car is extraordinary in every respect. That’s what the name suggests. It’s sensual to drive and is equally as fun, not only to look at but to drive. That’s what it was designed to be.”

Despite the fact that the car looks complete, it is a prototype, and Soprano himself has said that the work is never really done. His inspiration came from classic Italian design of 1960s motorsports, which explains the gorgeous look and feel of this car. So, with that said, let’s take a good look at the Sensuale and talk about all the fine details that make this car a true one-of-a-kind.

Keep reading for a video interview with Nicola Soprano and our full review of his hand-built Sensuale


PostHeaderIcon Mazda Miata "Indy" ND V-8

The word “Miata” means different things to different people. To Mazda, it stands for complete success, since the MX-5 has always been one of the best-selling two-seaters ever made. To those of us who love to do the impossible, the word Miata immediately invokes visions of any crazy mod we can conceptualize without having an aneurysm. The Miata has long been a favorite go-to for harnessing lots of power in a little package, but the guys over at Flyin’ Miata are taking things to a whole new level with the fourth-generation model.

Just released for the 2016 model year, there really haven’t been too many intense builds of the ND Miata – until now. Apparently, the ND you see here was sitting on a lift with no heart to speak of, when the guys at Flyin’ Miata decided to cram their plastic, V-8 test block under the hood. To their surprise, it fit, and their newest project got underway. It’s not the first Miata to undergo a V-8 conversion, but it is the first ND-gen model to obtain such a transplant.

According to the second entry of the project diary on Flyin’ Miata’s website, the ND-gen model actually requires less modification to the chassis than the previous NA- and NB-gen models. But, before I got too much into that, let’s take a look at the car these guys have put together and talk a little about it.


PostHeaderIcon All-Electric Corvette Races To New Electric Land Speed Record

The Genovation GXE all-electric Chevrolet Corvette made headlines in February 2016 when it set the top speed record for a street legal electric car when it shot to a top speed of 186.6 mph on the tarmac of the NASA Shuttle Landing Facility at the Kennedy Space Center in Cape Canaveral, Florida. Impressive, right? Well, in a space of just five months, the Genovation EV Corvette laid waste to its “old” record by blasting to a top speed of 205.6 mph.

It’s only fitting that Genovation Cars took this quick to obliterate its own record. After all, the Maryland-based company promised back in February that more speed runs were planned in the future. It didn’t say when and where it was planning to do these runs, but as it turned out, it returned to the scene of its previous record-breaking run – the Kennedy Space Center – to tack on another 20 mph to its world record.

For those who may need a refresher on the record-breaking EV Corvette Z06, Genovation Cars achieved its incredible performance capabilities by ditching the sports car’s original 7.0-liter V-8 mill in favor of a a 44 kWh battery and a pair of electric motors. The result is an output of 600 horsepower and 470 pound-feet of torque, which adds up to an extra 95 horsepower compared to the V-8’s output of 505 horses and 470 pound-feet of twist. The production C6 Corvette Z06 was capable of hitting a top speed of 198 mph so it’s impressive to see that an electrified version of the same car was able to to break the 200-mph barrier on its way to posting a supercar-like – and record-breaking – 205.6 mph.

Those who may be interested in owning a Genovation GXE should probably keep tabs on any announcements coming from Genovation Cars. In addition to its plan of making even more speed runs in the future, the company is also planning to bring the model to market in limited production. Unless something unforeseen happens, the company expects to begin taking pre-orders for the car in the next few months.

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PostHeaderIcon Kobe Bryant to be Hittin Switches and Bendin Corners in retirement

If you’re a fan of basketball, music, or even enjoy keeping up with various celebrities, then you probably know that Snoop Dogg and Kobe Bryant are friends. With Kobe finally retiring, it was only suitable that his closest friends give him a retirement gift, right? With a friend like Snoop, one might expect Kobe to receive a big bag of the Snoops finest green as a “welcome to retirement package,” but Snoop went even bigger than that.

Instead of passing off a pound or two of that sticky icky on his newly retired friend, Snoop went all out and gifted the recent retiree his classic 1967 Pontiac Parisienne. For those of you who don’t know about the car, Snoop has owned the car – assuming it’s the same one we’ve seen in the past – since 2005 when it was signed by Shaq at a GM-sponsored car show called “Rollin’ 24 deep.” The car has a wild and loud yellow finish with a Purple top to go with a set of beautiful wheels and an awesome mural that depicts Snoop as part of the Lakers team. On top of that, the car has a legitimate hydraulics system, so you can probably expect to see Kobe bending some corners on three wheels in the near future.

What more is there to say? That’s one hell of a retirement gift, and it looks like Kobe thinks so too based on his facial expression when Snoop handed over the keys.


PostHeaderIcon Mad Max: Fury Road Scene Recreated With Go-Karts and Paintball Rifles: Video

Regardless of whether or not you’ve seen the new Mad Max: Fury Road, the level of automobile customization and carnage in the movie is just as good, if not better (have you seen the GigaHorse?!) than the previous Mad Max films. But seriously, who has the budget to trick out a bunch of hot rods and muscle cars to recreate the apocalyptic chase scenes from hell? Not Devin Graham, aka DevinSuperTramp!

Coinciding with the pre-order of the new Mad Max video game at GameStop, Warner Brothers Games commissioned the director to create a scaled-down chase scene replacing all of the crazy movie cars with equally awesome go-karts, side-by-side ATVs and a Dodge Ram, as a fill-in for The War Rig. This is no bush-league video either. Just check out the custom karts (bonus points for the Interceptor hero car) and the movie-quality makeup.

The icing on the case, of course, is the fact that this is the mother of all paintball fights, making it an incredibly awesome way to waste a few minutes. And to see just some of what went into creating this chase scene, be sure to watch the behind-the-scenes video here.


PostHeaderIcon BMW Car Club of America Raffles M4 Dinan Club Edition

For the first time in its 14-year history, the BMW Car Club of America’s annual Car of Your Dreams Raffle will give away a fully tuned and custom-built Bimmer sporting a huge array of performance parts from one of the world’s leading go-faster shops, Dinan Engineering. The Grand Prize will be a 2015 M4 Coupe Dinan Club Edition with over 20 grand in upgrades, a total package value of $110,000.

Draped in an Alpine White paint job and boasting 530 horsepower, 504 pound-feet of torque, and a slew of tasty carbon-fiber add-ons, the hyper-powered two-door is ostensibly one of the most valuable and powerful M4s in existence.

“This year, we’re proud to present a Grand Prize raffle car engineered by Steve Dinan, rolling on Forgeline metal and gripping the road courtesy of Michelin. Three of the top names in automotive excitement join the Ultimate Drivers’ Club in bringing you the M4 of your dreams,” said Frank Patek, executive director of the BMW CCA.

In addition to the uber-Bavarian sled Grand Prize, the raffle will also give away a brand-new F80 M3 sedan, MSRP $62,000, and a brand-new M235i coupe, MSRP $43,100. There will also be special drawings for every ticket purchased during specific designated periods, with prizes including $1,000 gift cards for IHG Hotels, Michelin Tires, Shell gas, Best Buy, and Amex.

Tickets are currently available for $25 a pop to BMW CCA members only, so you’ll need to join if you want to win. Each ticket offers a 1-in-5,000 chance of winning a car. There is no limit to the number of tickets you can purchase. The entry deadline is September 10. 

Continue reading for the full story.

BMW Car Club of America Raffles M4 Dinan Club Edition originally appeared on topspeed.com on Tuesday, 2 June 2015 17:00 EST.

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PostHeaderIcon Here's Your Chance to Win a 2015 Mustang GT Designed by Chip Foose

Do you want an 800-horsepower 2015 Ford Mustang by MMD and Chip Foose? Here’s your chance, as American Muscle is giving one away. To enter, just click here and fill out the entry form by August 3rd, 2015.

This MMD- and Foose-designed `Stang has all the goodies you need to make for one hell of a ride. On the outside, it has a front chin spoiler, a hood scoop, rocker panels, quarter-window louvers, a rear spoiler, and side scoops from MMD by Foose. Rolling stock and custom stripes are both provided by Foose.

Inside the cabin, there are custom doorsill plates and headrests created custom by MMD by Foose.

But the engine is where all the real excitement happens, as this Mustang GT features the Bama Supercharger Package, which includes a 2.9-liter Whipple blower. The supercharger combined with a Magnaflow Competition cat-back exhaust system pushs the V-8 to its 800 horses (over 650 horsepower at the wheels).

Sending the power to the rear differential is a carbon-fiber driveshaft, while axle half-shafts rated at 1,400 horsepower get the power to the wheels from there.

With power comes the need for control, and MMD by Foose is happy to oblige with Vogtland Sport lowering springs. According to the fine print, the approximate value of this badass Mustang is $70,000, so even if you don’t want the car, you can likely sell it for a hefty sum.

The typical rules apply: you must be 18 years or older, must be a resident of the U.S. or Canada, etc., etc. You can catch all of the official rules under the entry form at the above link. One neat twist to this sweepstakes is that American Muscle doesn’t limit you to just one entry. You may enter once per week.

Continue reading for the full story.

Here’s Your Chance to Win a 2015 Mustang GT Designed by Chip Foose originally appeared on topspeed.com on Tuesday, 2 June 2015 15:00 EST.

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