Koenigsegg Says Its Catalytic Converter Allows For an Increase of 300 HP

Koenigsegg Says Its Catalytic Converter Allows For an Increase of 300 HP
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No, it doesn’t use magic. For a relatively small company, Koenigsegg employs an impressive amount of unique technology developed in-house. Its V8 engines may be based on an older Ford design, but calling them Mustang engines with turbochargers attached would be a vast understatement. Even its catalytic converters are unlike anything else used. Koenigsegg detailed its patented catalytic converter in a recent blog post about all the tech that goes into its engine for the 1160-hp Agera RS. The company claims that its catalytic converter technology allows an increase of…

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Ford Will Sell You GT350 Parts for Your Plain Mustang GT

Ford Will Sell You GT350 Parts for Your Plain Mustang GT
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Ford now offers a trio of performance options to upgrade your Mustang while retaining the factory warranty. Ford has announced via their Performance website today that it will be offering performance upgrade calibrations for the 2016-2017 Mustang GT. If you want more power out of your ‘Stang but want to keep the factory warranty, you’ll want to keep reading. The ‘performance packs,’ as they’re called, offer as much as 37 horsepower over stock, and come with a variety of intake-related hardware upgrades. There are three levels to choose from, ranging…

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Ten Car Performance Fads That Need to Go Away

Ten Car Performance Fads That Need to Go Away
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Say no to phony performance badges. As long as there’s been a car culture in America, there have been trendy add-ons and gimmicky products meant to make cars look and sound racier than they really are. These are the worst of the worst. From: Popular Mechanics 1 Gauge Overload It’s smart to keep tabs on your engine. After all, the engine is the heart of the car. Honestly, though, most of the gauges needed to monitor the general workings of the car come straight from factory. If the engine has…

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BMW M2 vs Ford Focus RS vs Audi RS3

BMW M2 vs Ford Focus RS vs Audi RS3
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Absolute power: In one of the most eagerly awaited performance car clashes of 2016, BMW’s M2 faces two scorching rivals from Ford and Audi If you’re after speed without breaking the bank, then 2016 has been a brilliant year so far. Ford’s Focus RS has already seen off its four-wheel-drive rivals in a showdown on Spanish roads, so it’s now the hardcore hot hatchback to beat. But there’s now a new driver-focused model prowling Britain’s B-roads. The BMW M2 has the Focus squarely in its sights, and while it doesn’t boast as tempting a price tag…

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2017 Jeep Wrangler Spy Photos: We Get a Peek Underneath

2017 Jeep Wrangler Spy Photos: We Get a Peek Underneath
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More of the same, and that’s good. What It Is: A current-generation, four-door Jeep Wrangler Unlimited—or at least that’s what the engineering team driving it wants you to think. Instead, this is in all likelihood an early test mule for the next-generation Wrangler, which is due out in a year or so as a 2017 model. This Wrangler’s bodywork might be unchanged from ordinary Wranglers’ duds, but it is hiding chassis, suspension, and possibly even body enhancements that will appear on the new model. Why It Matters: Few modern vehicles…

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