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Behind The Scenes At Elite PowerSports, Abel Racing | Garage Rehab

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Well, that was an interesting episode of Garage Rehab. Elite PowerSports in Baton Rouge, LA became the first shop to turn down Richard leaving the hosts and crew struggling to find another worthy shop. Luckily, Farmtruck and AZN had given Richard a lead a couple weeks earlier… Arriving at Abel Racing outside Oklahoma City, OK Richard and Russell find, no one… And once they meet the owners they’re hesitant, but impressed and put them to a tuning test which they pass with flying colors. Or rather a 1000+ horsepower tuning job in about an hour. Get your BTS fix below and stay tuned next week for the unveil of an all new Abel Racing.

Elite PowerSports

Abel Racing

[Photography by Handover Photography.]

These Six Supercars Could Make Your Dreams Into Reality

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1986 Ferrari Testarossa

They maybe expensive and they maybe flashy, but they’re also the cars you dream about owning as kids… and, at least for us, as adults. These are the six best supercars headed to Barrett-Jackson Las Vegas October 19-21.

[Photography courtesy of Barrett-Jackson.]

Midnight, Dusk Editions Expand Chevy Colorado ZR2’s Custom Options

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The ever popular midsize truck segment looks to grow a little bit more as Chevrolet aims to expand by way of the ZR2 Midnight and Dusk Editions.

Chevy’s Colorado ZR2 takes the regular Colorado to another level, literally, as it is 2-inches higher and has a 3.5-inch wider track. The Midnight Edition looks to continue to move the ZR2 further from the standard Colorado with an all-black exterior, emblem, 17-inch five-spoke wheels and off-road LED lighting. The Dusk offers all the same amenities, but can be finished in any ZR2 color.

The ZR2 features two engine options, a 3.6L V6 with an eight-speed automatic transmission and an available 2.8L Duramax turbo-diesel. Both the Colorado ZR2 Midnight and Dusk Editions will make their debut showcasing Chevy’s off-road performance at this years SEMA show next month in Las Vegas, NV.

Polestar Sets Tesla In Their Sight With Performance Hybrid Coupe

In the shadow of safety and “family cars” Volvo had been quietly working on their Polestar Performance line of cars. In June of this year Volvo would split them off into their own subsidiary and Polestar would pivot from creating performance Volvos to performance hybrids under the Polestar banner.

Polestar 1 is the first of three planned hybrid cars which would all compete directly with Tesla. Polestar 1 will certainly have some catching up to do in terms of market share when it goes into production in mid-2019 with just 500 being produced yearly. However, what they may lack in volume they will more than make up for in performance.

The Polestar 1 will be able to travel 93 miles on electricity alone, further than any other hybrid on the market. Additionally, the car will benefit from Polestars years of performance tuning experience with Volvo and feature a four-cylinder Volvo Drive-E engine putting out 600hp and 738lb.-ft. of torque. All this in a 2+2 seater Grand Tourer Coupé which is smaller than S90, but will feature a 50/50 split of Volvo Scalable Platform Architecture to all-new elements.

Revology To Debut 1967 Shelby GT500 Build At SEMA

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As an organization focused on “specialty equipment,” SEMA’s annual show presents the ideal place for Revology to unveil their 1967 Shelby GT500. However, unlike many in the booths around them they won’t be showing off new widebody kits or wheels, but quite the opposite, the maker of “brand-new reproductions” will be debuting their officially licensed 1967 Shelby GT500.

Working in conjunction with Ford, using officially-licenses Ford Mustang and Shelby Automobiles products, Revology aims to bring the classic Mustang into the 21st century. And by the sound of their soon to be revealed ’67 they will do just that featuring, “a ROUSH Performance-built all-aluminum, supercharged 5.0L RSC V-8 engine. Based on the Ford DOHC Ti-VCT ‘Coyote’ motor, the ROUSH powerplant is rated at 600hp and 475 lb ft of torque.”

This ’97 McLaren F1 Has Just 148 Pre-Delivery Miles, Poised To Bring Major Money

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A lot of emphasis is put on the finding of a car, but rarely do we stop to consider how that one-of-a-kind Ferrari could be shuttered away to collect dust for 40 years. And however bizarre it may seem that a car gets parked and forgotten for decades, it is even more so to think that the same could happen to a brand new supercar, but that’s exactly the case with this 1997 McLaren F1.

Sure, the around a million dollar car, in today’s dollars, made the F1 a very expensive investment, but with just 106 being produced the low-volume alone would have made it desirable. So the idea that this ’97 F1 would never be titled, sold and have just the 148 pre-delivery test miles seems too good to be true, but it shockingly is the case. Not only that, chassis no. 060 comes with the interior still wrapped for shipping from the factory and a never touched one-of-a-kind Tag Hauer watch adorned with the chassis number on the face.

The Dandelion Yellow with a dark grey interior McLaren is an exceptional example of one of the fastest naturally aspirated cars on the planet and soon could become one of the most expensive cars on the planet. Back in 2015 a 1998 F1 LM sold for $13.75 million used, so one can only imagine what a new 1997 McLaren F1 could potentially bring at auction.

[Photography by Tom Hartley Jnr.]

Fast N’ Loud Weekly Recap | Step Vanning Into A New Era

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It’s safe to say it was an uncertain summer for fans of Fast N’ Loud. When they last saw Richard and the gang at Gas Monkey Garage longtime mechanic Aaron Kaufman had parted ways and fuel was added to the fire following a Mega Race loss to Street Outlaws. All of which spawned uncertainty as to whether the show would be the same without Aaron or whether it would even be back at all; however, in tonight’s premiere it was made clear from the get go that it was business, or rather monkey business, as usual as Richard put a car into a pole doing donuts.

And in true Richard fashion, this was not just any car, but one made famous by Kenny Rogers in the film Six Pack. Though it all worked and the Monkeys were able to repair the car in time (24 hours) for auction the next day where Richard and Dennis would not only recoup their $11,000 investment, but turn a nice little profit letting it go for $17,750.

In keeping with the trend of getting right back to business, Tony Taylor brought to Richard either the, “best thing [he’s] ever done or just a normal thing [he does] every day” and by everyone’s reaction it could very well be the best. He bought a 1973 Chevrolet P30 Step Van which was then determined should be turned into a hot rod. With a game plan for the truck in mind, including an all-black paint scheme, it was off to the races for the Monkeys to prove to Richard that they could come in on time and on budget.

While busy at work with the step van Richard and Dennis head down to Dripping Springs, TX chasing down a lead on a one-owner 1965 Ford Mustang G.T. 350. After confirming that it is in fact number matching, Richard and Dennis are set on buying it from widow and son of the owner, but interest in the car has caused them to triple their asking price. Not wanting to let it go they up their offer to $300,000 and got themselves a deal, “not a steal, but a fair price,” according to Dennis.

Meanwhile back at the shop the guys have implemented a design by democracy mentality putting things like, wheel well shape to a vote with Charles Cimino leading the war on circles. Ultimately, his idea was well received and the area was squared off to incorporate rear A/C and bench seating. Though things are moving smoothly by committee in the back of the shop, Richard has tasked Jason Aker with insuring things stay that way.

However, not blaming Jason, Richard is not pleased with the progress and taking inspiration from Tony Cano asking for a day off to attend the TEXMEX Car Show, he challenges the Monkeys to have the van ready to debut there. And while it is only two weeks away the guys are up for the challenge motivated by the fact that they will get to debut the hot rod van for real fans and not just sending it off to auction.

With two weeks until the reveal Mike Coy finds the earnest of the project now on him and paint. At the same time Jason fears the engine on the $300,000 G.T. 350 may be seized up and is in the middle of a waiting game to see whether or not he can loosen it with oil.

And as if the six-month wait wasn’t long enough for a new episode, that concluded part one of the premiere with the reveal of the step van coming next week!

Yep, Just A Dubai Police Officer Riding Their New Hoverbike Around

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Dubai, the Neverland Ranch of cities, has added yet another awesome toy to their police force, but this time it’s not another supercar, it’s a hoverbike! No, really, it’s a special edition hoverbike made for the Dubai police force by HOVERSURF. The futuristic looking hoverbike and equally futuristic looking rider can both be seen in all their glory in the video below.

Also visible is a series of cameos from the cities Bentley Continental GT, Mercedes-Benz G63, Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG and McLaren MP4-12C, which we find hard to believe don’t encourage crime solely for the chance to take a ride in one.

Trackside At AAA Texas NHRA FallNationals Offered Pure Adrenaline

A first occurred this past weekend about an hour outside of Dallas, TX at Texas Motorplex, my first ever NHRA event. No stranger to racing I grew up watching NASCAR and have gone to numerous races, as well as races in: Formula One, IRL, CART and Formula DRIFT. However, never any kind of straight-line racing, until now.

Frankly, it just never interested me and even worse, I was of the mindset that, “they’re just going in a straight-line,” essentially the same argument against NASCAR I have fought for years. And while I will never ever admit that I was wrong, they were technically just going in straight-lines, it was badass. Unlike larger racing series, the NHRA has not outgrown their fans yet. Fans are able to wander from the grandstand, through the carnival like feel of food and sponsored tents, right up to their favorite driver’s hauler; a feat which in a series like NASCAR these days would require a thick wallet or some connections.

Then there is the main attraction. The cars launch with an eruption of sound like I have never heard, making races at Daytona and Indianapolis pale in comparison. If I’m not mistaken, I’m pretty sure I could see the sound as they took off and as quick as they began they were done; a blink of an eye for me, but an over 300mph 1,000-foot run for some of them. And car after car, class after class, they kept coming with efficiency that impressed. At this point in my career and experiences I wasn’t really expecting to be surprised by a race track environment, but I truly was and for all the right reasons.

Gran Turismo Sport’s Full Car List Before Tomorrow’s Release

Gran Turismo Sport


Gran Turismo Sport drops tomorrow, October 16, and the full car list is pretty impressive…And it’s just the ones at release…

Alfa Romeo 4C Gr.3 Gr.3
Alfa Romeo 4C Gr.4 Gr.4
Alfa Romeo 4C Launch Edition N 200
Alfa Romeo MiTo 1.4 T Sport N 200
Alfa Romeo 4C Gr.3 Road Car N 500
Alpine Alpine Vision Gran Turismo Gr.X
Alpine Alpine Vision Gran Turismo 2017 Gr.1
Alpine Alpine Vision Gran Turismo Race Mode Gr.X
Aston Martin Aston Martin DP-100 Vision Gran Turismo Gr.X
Aston Martin Aston Martin Vulcan Gr.X
Aston Martin One-77 N 800
Aston Martin V12 Vantage GT3 Gr.3
Aston Martin V8 Vantage S N 400
Aston Martin Vantage Gr.4 Gr.4
Audi Audi R18 TDI (Audi Sport Team Joest) Gr.1
Audi Audi R8 LMS (Audi Sport Team WRT) Gr.3
Audi Audi Sport quattro S1 Pikes Peak Gr.B Rally
Audi TT cup Gr.4
Audi TTS Coupé N 300
BMW BMW i3 N 200
BMW BMW M4 Coupé N 400
BMW BMW M4 Gr.4 Gr.4
BMW BMW M4 Safety Car Gr.X
BMW BMW M6 GT3 (Walkenhorst Motorsport) Gr.3
BMW BMW M6 GT3 M Power Livery Gr.3
BMW BMW Vision Gran Turismo Gr.X
BMW BMW Z4 GT3 Gr.3
Bugatti Bugatti Vision Gran Turismo Gr.X / Gr.1
Bugatti Veyron 16.4 N1000
Bugatti Veyron Gr.4 Gr.4
Chaparral Chevrolet Chaparral 2X Vision Gran Turismo Gr.X
Chevrolet Camaro SS N 500
Chevrolet Corvette C7 Gr.3 Gr.3
Chevrolet Corvette C7 Gr.4 Gr.4
Chevrolet Corvette Stingray (C7) N 500
Chevrolet Corvette C7 Gr.3 Road Car N 500
Citroën DS3 Racing N 200
Citroën GT by Citroën Gr.4 Gr.4
Citroën GT by Citroën Race Car (Gr.3) Gr.3
Citroën GT by Citroën Road Car N 500
Dodge Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat N 700
Dodge SRT Tomahawk GTS-R Vision Gran Turismo Gr.X
Dodge SRT Tomahawk S Vision Gran Turismo Gr.X
Dodge SRT Tomahawk Vision Gran Turismo (Gr.1) Gr.1
Dodge SRT Tomahawk X Vision Gran Turismo Gr.X
Dodge Viper Gr.4 Gr.4
Dodge Viper GTS N 600
Dodge Viper SRT GT3-R Gr.3
Ferrari 458 Italia N 600
Ferrari 458 Italia Gr.4 Gr.4
Ferrari 458 Italia GT3 Gr.3
Ferrari LaFerrari N1000
Fittipaldi Motors Fittipaldi EF7 Vision Gran Turismo by Pininfarina Gr.X
Ford Focus Gr.B Rally Car Gr.B Rally
Ford Focus ST N 300
Ford Mustang Gr.3 Gr.3
Ford Mustang Gr.4 Gr.4
Ford Mustang Gr.B Rally Car Gr.B Rally
Ford Mustang GT Premium Fastback N 400
Ford Mustang Gr.3 Road Car N 500
Gran Turismo Gran Turismo Racing Kart 125 Shifter Gr.X
Honda Civic Type R (FK2) N 300
Honda Honda Project 2&4 powered by RC213V Gr.X
Honda NSX N 600
Honda NSX Gr.3 Gr.3
Honda NSX Gr.4 Gr.4
Honda NSX Gr.B Rally Car Gr.B Rally
Hyundai Genesis Coupe 3.8 Track N 300
Hyundai Genesis Gr.3 Gr.3
Hyundai Genesis Gr.4 Gr.4
Hyundai Genesis Gr.B Rally Car Gr.B Rally
Hyundai HYUNDAI N 2025 Vision Gran Turismo Gr.X / Gr.1
Infiniti INFINITI CONCEPT Vision Gran Turismo Gr.X
Jaguar F-type Gr.3 Gr.3
Jaguar F-type Gr.4 Gr.4
Jaguar F-type R Coupé N 500
Lamborghini 2015 Lamborghini Huracán GT3 Gr.3
Lamborghini Huracán Gr.4 Gr.4
Lamborghini Huracán LP 610-4 N 600
Lamborghini Veneno N 800
Lexus LC500 N 500
Lexus LEXUS LF-LC GT “Vision Gran Turismo” Gr.X
Lexus RC F N 500
Lexus RC F Gr.4 Gr.4
Lexus RC F GT3 prototype (Emil Frey Racing) Gr.3
Mazda Atenza Gr.3 Gr.3
Mazda Atenza Sedan XD L Package N 200
Mazda LM55 Vision Gran Turismo Gr.X / Gr.1
Mazda Roadster S (ND) N 100
Mazda Atenza Gr.4 Gr.4
Mazda Atenza Gr.3 Road Car N 500
McLaren 650S Coupe N 700
McLaren 650S Gr.4 Gr.4
McLaren 650S GT3 Gr.3
McLaren McLaren Ultimate Vision Gran Turismo Gr.X / Gr.1
McLaren MP4-12C N 600
Mercedes-Benz A 45 AMG 4MATIC N 400
Mercedes-Benz Mercedes-AMG GT S N 500
Mercedes-Benz Mercedes-AMG GT Safety Car Gr.X
Mercedes-Benz Mercedes-AMG GT3 (AMG-Team HTP-Motorsport) Gr.3
Mercedes-Benz Mercedes-Benz AMG Vision Gran Turismo Gr.X
Mercedes-Benz Mercedes-Benz AMG Vision Gran Turismo Racing Series Gr.X
Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG N 600
Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Gr.4 Gr.4
Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG GT3 Gr.3
MINI MINI Clubman Vision Gran Turismo Gr.X
Mitsubishi Concept XR-PHEV EVOLUTION Vision Gran Turismo Gr.X
Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution Final Edition N 300
Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution Final Edition Gr.3 Gr.3
Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution Final Edition Gr.4 Gr.4
Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution Final Edition Gr.B Rally Car Gr.B Rally
Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution Final Edition Gr.B Road Car N 500
Nissan GT-R Gr.4 Gr.4
Nissan GT-R Gr.B Rally Car Gr.B Rally
Nissan GT-R NISMO GT3 N24 Schulze Motorsport Gr.3
Nissan GT-R Premium edition N 600
Nissan GT-R Safety Car Gr.X
Nissan NISSAN CONCEPT 2020 Vision Gran Turismo Gr.X
Nissan Nissan GT-R LM NISMO Gr.1
Peugeot 208 GTi by Peugeot Sport N 200
Peugeot Peugeot 908 HDi FAP – Team Peugeot Total Gr.1
Peugeot PEUGEOT Vision Gran Turismo Gr.X
Peugeot PEUGEOT Vision Gran Turismo (Gr.3) Gr.3
Peugeot RCZ Gr.3 Gr.3
Peugeot RCZ Gr.4 Gr.4
Peugeot RCZ Gr.B Rally Car Gr.B Rally
Peugeot RCZ GT Line N 200
Peugeot RCZ Gr.3 Road Car N 500
Porsche 911 GT3 RS (991) N 500
Porsche 911 RSR (991) Gr.3
Porsche Cayman GT4 Clubsport Gr.4
Porsche Porsche 919 Hybrid (Porsche Team) Gr.1
Renault Sport Clio R.S. 220 EDC Trophy N 200
Renault Sport Mégane Gr.4 Gr.4
Renault Sport Mégane R.S. Trophy N 300
Renault Sport R.S.01 Gr.X
Renault Sport R.S.01 GT3 Gr.3
Subaru SUBARU VIZIV GT Vision Gran Turismo Gr.X
Subaru WRX Gr.3 Gr.3
Subaru WRX Gr.4 Gr.4
Subaru WRX Gr.B Rally Car Gr.B Rally
Subaru WRX STI Type S N 300
Subaru WRX Gr.B Road Car N 500
Toyota 86 GRMN N 200
Toyota TOYOTA 86 Gr.4 Gr.4
Toyota TOYOTA 86 Gr.B Rally Car Gr.B Rally
Toyota TOYOTA 86 GT N 200
Toyota Toyota FT-1 Vision Gran Turismo Gr.X
Toyota Toyota FT-1 Vision Gran Turismo (Gr.3) Gr.3
Toyota TOYOTA S-FR N 100
Toyota TOYOTA S-FR Racing Concept N 400
Toyota Toyota TS050 – Hybrid (Toyota Gazoo Racing) Gr.1
Toyota TS030 Hybrid Gr.1
Volkswagen Golf VII GTI N 200
Volkswagen GTI Roadster Vision Gran Turismo Gr.X
Volkswagen GTI Supersport Vision Gran Turismo Gr.X
Volkswagen GTI Vision Gran Turismo (Gr.3) Gr.3
Volkswagen Scirocco Gr.4 Gr.4
Volkswagen Volkswagen Beetle Gr.3

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