First Top Gear Episode of Season 19: Pagani Huayra, Bentley Continental GT Speed, Clarkson P45 [SPOILER ALERT]

The very popular, estimated to have 350 million views per week, new Top Gear episode aired tonight. It was a good one. The featured cars included a Pagani Huayra and Bentley Continental GT Speed, and Homeland star Damian Lewis. The 230 MPH Pagani Huayra sports a twin-turbo and intercooled 6.0L V12 (producing 720 BHP) and connected to a 7 speed … [Read more...]

Barrett-Jackson Oldsmobile Donk

The picture says it all. [P.S. You should join us today on OctaneNation.]   … [Read more...]

Custom VW bus sells for $100k at Barrett Jackson

This custom VW 21-window bus, designed to look like the Mystery Machine from Scooby Doo, sold today for $100k, $110k with buyer's premium, at the Barrett Jackson Scottsdale Auction on Jan 18, 2013. While $100k may seem like a lot of money, there was one that sold 2 years ago for $217,800! [P.S. You should join us today … [Read more...]

2013 Barrett Jackson auction photo gallery: The weird, wonderful, and wantful

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Santa’s custom car workshop

If Santa has an automotive workshop, he probably has a collection of custom cars something like the one seen here... A Ford RS200, capable of 0-60 mph in under 4 seconds in Group B Rally trim, this is an EVO edition with >500 BHP and 0-60 mph in 2-point-something), Ferrari 512S (3.0L 5.0L V12, 560 BHP), a custom Ultima GTR (heavily modified, … [Read more...]

SEMA 2013 Ford Mustang Project Powered by Women

Ford Motor Company and the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) joined forces to create the SEMA Mustang Build Powered by Women. We have created a profile of the custom Ford Mustang on OctaneNation where you can many of the custom parts that were used in the build. The project was built under the direction of the SEMA Businesswomen’s … [Read more...]

High School Senior builds “700 HP” electric Honda S2000

Yogi Berra once said: "In theory there is no difference between theory and practice. In practice there is.” Juan Ehringer, a high school senior, is undertaking the ambitious project of converting his Honda S2000 to 100% electric power, and is putting both theory and practice to the test. Purchased for $6000 in running condition with a few … [Read more...]

World’s quickest custom Subaru BRZ from Accelerated Performance

[We've created a profile of this custom turbo Subaru BRZ. Click the link to see more information.] http://youtu.be/aBdFiFOWGms Accelerated Performance out of Toledo, Ohio claims to have the world's quickest Subaru BRZ (sister car to the Scion FR-S and Toyota 86 / GT-86). Having run the ¼ mile in 11.3 s at 127 mph this Subaru BRZ appears to be … [Read more...]

Hennessey to produce twelve VR1200’s, a 1200 HP Cadillac CTS-V coupe

Hennessey will be producing a 1200+ HP Cadillac CTS-V Coupe. Only 12 will be built. The Cadillac makes so much power that Jalopnik reports they’re baiting Bugatti to a top-speed competition with a their upcoming 235-mph four-door Bugatti Galibier. Dubbed the 2013 Hennessey VR1200 Twin Turbo Coupe, it employs a modified version of the 7.0L … [Read more...]

2013 Ford Shelby GT500 Cobra tribute, with 850 BHP!

A custom 2013 Ford Shelby GT500 Cobra has been created thanks to a collaboration between friends of the late Carroll Shelby, Ford and Ford Racing, Shelby American, and others. Aside from the striking "Shelby blue and white stripe" motif, the 850 HP should grab your attention. This special car, created in honor of the 50th anniversary of the … [Read more...]