The concepts of turbocharging and supercharging are well-known to anyone who loves cramming things into other things, which, of course, is all of us. Recently, conventional turbos and superchargers have been joined by electric versions of both. So, what are these electric versions, exactly, and how do they work?
Jonathan Ward’s outfit ICON 4X4 takes ratty old Land Cruisers and completely retools them. We’re talking scratch-built frames, huge supercharged V8s, and painstaking attention to detail with stratospheric price-tags to match. We figured nobody could bare to beat up on a vehicle like that. We figured wrong.
Last week for part one of our season finale we took you inside the luxury big rig that carries the entire Tonka truck racing team. But we weren’t about to leave their ranch without playing in the sand box! For that we need this supercharged, ten-inch-lifted, t-shirt cannon-packing pickup truck.
Hennessey's HPE650 supercharger kit for GM's 6.2 V8 claims 665 hp @ 5,500 rpm and 658 lb-ft @ 4,200 rpm at the crank. Dyno testing says that translates to 545 horsepower at the wheels, but the real story is the boosted engine's glorious wail.
Have you ever bought a suit tailored specifically for you? Okay, more germane to today’s Nice Price or Crack Pipe Audi, have you ever tied to sell a suit tailored specifically for you?
Today’s Nice Price or Crack Pipe Jeep is named for the proud people of the southeastern US - whose land many consider to have been stolen from them. It’ll be up to you to determine if this supercharged Cherokee’s price is also a steal.
Jaguar's F-Type has undergone its first dynamic challenge outside of Jaguar's internal development programme, and three lucky chaps called Martin Brundle, Christian Danner and Justin Bell were flown to the Snetterton 300 circuit with a helicopter to give it a go in both the supercharged V6 and V8 versions. You might…
In the past, the large American V8 was considered a symbol of freedom and the open road. But today, the muscly gas guzzlers are vilified as enemies of the future and a road block in the way of the good ship progress.
The C4 Corvette breathed new life into the brand, however for some that wasn't enough. Today's Nice Price or Crack Pipe stroker droptop goes over the top and breathes through a supercharger, but will its price take your breath away?
If you were to mash up Pixar's Cars and George Romero's Night of the Living Dead into a zombie carpocalypse, you could potentially populate it with Toyotas, so lifeless are most of the company's products. An exception to that stereotype, today's Nice Price or Crack Pipe Supercharged MR2 would be the life of the party,…
Everybody is enamored with the NSX, Acura's ode to aluminum. Today's Nice Price or Crack Pipe '96 has had a total makeover, and while its price's ardor-worthiness is questionable, its widebody makes for even more of it to love.
Australians think Ford is secretly telling them a supercharged 5.0 V8 is both awesome and headed their way. [GoAuto]
Joe Isuzu was Isuzu's humorously mendacious spokesman back in the 80s. Sadly, Joe wasn't around when today's Nice Price or Crack Pipe Vehicross debuted but had he told you it came from the future, you just might have believed him
Want to make your friends gag with jealousy and hate you for your backyard engineering skills? Emulate what Kent Hausauer has done with this Chevy 350 — run two turbos to a supercharger intake and get drunk on stupid power.
Last week brought the first test of Hennessey's newest powerhouse, the HPE550 Camaro. This week brings enough new pics and details to make even the most gentlemanly of men hoot and holler.
A while ago, we brought you the 435 HP Roush 427R Mustang, now we know what didn't quite make it into that car, bits an pieces put together for a Roush Mustang design study.