Not very likely, but imagine the engineering feat of having to design and build a race truck worthy enough to compete against the best GT Class sports cars in the ALMS!
Combining styling elements from the Ford GT500KR and the Ford 6.4 liter PowerStroke V-8 diesel power plant, Performance West Group’s “Striker” duallie pickup will debut this November in Las Vegas at SEMA.
Of all the seemingly absurd automotive incarnations, this 800 bhp 3.5 liter V-10 Renault/Williams Formula 1 Engine powered carbon fiber mini van has to top them all. Equipped with a 6-speed semiautomatic transmission, double wishbone suspension and carbon brakes all borrowed from the same kind of Grand Prix car that gave Alain Prost the 1993 Drivers Formula 1 World Championship.
The folks at KGP recently spied these photos of the 2010 BMW X5 Twin Turbo during testing at the Nürburgring. Even though there is no M Badging adorning the “concept” seen in these photos, one could assume by looking at the M3 inspired front air dam and aggressive styling that this SUV has M Series potential.
Despite skyrocketing gas prices and slumping truck sales, word from Autoblog.com and Pickuptrucks.com is Ford actually has plans to launch a high performance variant of the new 2009 F-150 this fall at SEMA or the Los Angeles Auto Show.
Edmunds Inside Line reviews the 2008 Hennessey Jeep Grand Cheroke SRT530. Sporting a 6.1 liter V8 engine and 530 horsepower, this “road only” jeep smacks down a 4.6 second 0-60 time and runs the quarter mile 12.9 seconds!
The rumors and speculation are finally over as General Motors officially revealed the 2010 Pontiac G8 Sport Truck at the 2008 New York Auto Show. Apparently, GM is unsure of what to ultimately name the sports car derived pickup truck and is giving the people the unique opportunity to “Tame the Name” for the all new Pontiac G8 Sport Truck!
The Dakar Rally cancellation due to concerns over terrorist threats was a real bummer for both endurance off-road race teams and fans alike. The Amaury Sport Organization is attempting to fill the giant void caused by the cancellation and launch the new Dakar Series ahead of schedule. The ASO hopes the new program will bring “Dakar-like” action and excitement to various off-road venues around the world.
February 23, 2008 – Once again, Gale Banks has placed his name in the automotive record books, this time setting the National Association of Diesel Motorsports elapsed time record of 162.66 mph in the 1/4 mile for a diesel-powered pickup truck.
A joint effort between former professional rally drivers Jimmy and his son Alistair McRae as well as a group of highly experienced automotive engineers in Essex, UK are on the brink of releasing a new off road vehicle that will bridge the gap between the pseudo performance “off-road” SUV and the mega-dollar Works Teams endurance off-road machines.