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The News for January 23rd, 2015

Greg Kachadurian January 23, 2015 The News!

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Welcome to the Hooniverse News! As always, this is a weekly recap of some of the biggest stories in the automotive industry without the fluff or bull. I just throw in a little opinion of mine because I can. This week:

  • McLaren channels the 650S’s inner F1 GTR for a special edition

  • Porsche releases GTS Club Coupe for its American enthusiasts, ducktail and all

  • Mercedes prices the 911-fighting AMG GT S

  • Lamborghini Huracan GT3 is ready for racing

  • McLaren confirms development of hardcore 650S for the track

  • Ford teases the new Focus RS, will be revealed Feb. 3rd

  • Plus what was your automotive news?

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The News for January 16th, 2015

Greg Kachadurian January 16, 2015 The News!

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Welcome to the Hooniverse News – 2015 North American International Auto Show recap! As always, this is a weekly recap of some of the biggest stories in the automotive industry without the fluff or bull. Most of the stories this week come from the first big auto show of the year in Detroit, which Hooniverse was at in spirit. This week:

  • The actual  production-spec Acura NSX is here!

  • Ford Shelby GT350R, the most track-capable Mustang ever

  • Nissan’s Titan and Titan XD are ready for battle

  • Ford GT [recap]

  • Ford brings the Raptor to the next generation but has to be green now

  • Some information on the new Toyota Tacoma

  • Chevrolet updates the Volt and reveals the Bolt EV

  • Buick teases a possible future with the glorious Avenir

  • BMW de-uglifies™ the 1 Series

  • Plus what was your automotive news?

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Everything there is to know about the 2016 Ford GT

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A Ford like this doesn’t come around very often. In fact, I was in the seventh grade when the last one did.

A Ford “like this” has only come twice before [in production]. As everyone knows, Ford surprised the racing world when their GT40 won the 1966 24 Hours of Le Mans with a 1-2-3 finish and then won the next three years consecutively, beating the almighty Ferrari in the process. In 2004, Ford came out with the GT to pay homage to the GT40 with retro-futuristic styling and an old school V8 that let it run with some of the best cars of its day.

Fast-forward to 2015 and Ford is looking to recapture some of that shock factor with the third installment. This is the 2016 Ford GT: the car that will bring Ford back into the supercar arena and, most importantly, bring the blue oval back to Le Mans for the first time since 1969 and just in time for the 50th anniversary of their first 1966 Le Mans win.

Not every detail is set in stone, but click past the jump for everything there is to know about the 2016 Ford GT at this point.

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The News for January 9th, 2015

Greg Kachadurian January 9, 2015 The News!

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Welcome to the Hooniverse News! As always, this is a weekly recap of some of the biggest stories in the automotive industry without the fluff or bull. I just throw in a little opinion of mine because I can. This week:

  • Volvo puts a lift kit on the S60

  • Lexus shows off the GS F

  • Toyota shows us how the 2016 Tacoma will look

  • Aston Martin teases a high(er)-performance Vantage GT3

  • Dodge announces the ability to create a truly unique Viper GTC

  • What was your automotive news?

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The News for January 2nd, 2015

Greg Kachadurian January 2, 2015 The News!

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Welcome to 2015 and the year’s first Hooniverse News! As always, this is a weekly recap of some of the biggest stories in the automotive industry without the fluff or bull. I just throw in a little opinion of mine because I can. This week:

  • Shelby American celebrates 50 years of the Cobra 427

  • Mitsubishi shows off the final Lancer Evolution in concept form

  • Tesla Motors shows some love to original Roadster owners with 3.0 package

  • Plus what was your automotive news?

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How Japan does a hill climb, presented by Motorhead Magazine

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Japan’s Motorhead Magazine hosted their inaugural Motorhead Hill Climb event this year and they chose a beautiful stretch of mountain road to do it at.

The Mazda Turnpike, as it’s called, is a fast, demanding, and dangerous route that goes over the gorgeous Hakone mountain. For their first hill climb event, Motorhead Magazine managed to shut down eight kilometers of this road, making it the perfect place for the likes of a BMW Z4 Super GT race car and a Ford GT-40 to stretch its legs.

The event drew numerous cars, several of which are featured in an excellent video put together by the Motorhead crew. If you feel like watching some stunning cars tackle this incredible road with great views and spectacular driving along the way, this video is worth seven minutes of your time. This is how Japan does a hill climb.

[Source: japanmotorhead on YouTube]

The News for December 19th, 2014

Greg Kachadurian December 19, 2014 The News!

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Welcome to the Hooniverse News! As always, this is a weekly recap of some of the biggest stories in the automotive industry without the fluff or bull. I just throw in a little opinion of mine because I can. This week:

  • Ford GT-successor and Le Mans rumors: CONFIRMED (more or less)

  • Acura to show production-spec NSX at Detroit

  • McLaren teases Sports Series again and gives us a history lesson on the M6GT

  • Lexus will bring a new F model to Detroit, will feature a large grille and stacked tips

  • Toyota will finally give us a new Tacoma, set to debut at Detroit

  • What’s your automotive news?

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The News for December 12th, 2014

Greg Kachadurian December 12, 2014 The News!

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Welcome to the Hooniverse News! As always, this is a weekly recap of some of the biggest stories in the automotive industry without the fluff or bull. I just throw in a little opinion of mine because I can. This week:

  • Audi RS3 Sportback ready to take on Europe, but not America

  • Ford Performance is a thing and it’s going to be good

  • BMW updates the 6 Series for 2015 only as necessary

  • Volvo XC90 T8 is a plug-in hybrid with more torque than a Corvette

  • Mercedes-Benz builds a competitor to the most pointless car on earth

  • Plus your automotive news

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The motorcycle built around a Lamborghini V12

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This story, like many other great ones, starts with “my wife was out of the country for the summer and I had nothing to do”.

That’s what inspired a local legend I ran into at Atlanta’s Caffeine and Octane by the name of Chuck Beck to build something very different. He had the skills and tools required to get creative and he had just been gifted with the right amount of time to do something ambitious. A friend of his recently lost a Lamborghini the honorable way (on fire) but it left behind its undamaged V12 engine. The stars aligned and when it was all said and done, he had a functional motorcycle with a Lamborghini’s V12 as its source of power.

Click past the jump for photos and a few details on what has to be the greatest thing I’ve ever seen at a car show.

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The News for December 5th, 2014

Greg Kachadurian December 5, 2014 The News!

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Welcome to the Hooniverse News! As always, this is a weekly recap of some of the biggest stories in the automotive industry without the fluff or bull. I just throw in a little opinion of mine because I can. This week:

  • LaFerrari FXX K is the most insane prancing horse in existence

  • Aston Martin reveals the DB10, designed exclusively for James Bond

  • McLaren increases roles of their MSO team

  • Michelin readies the revolutionary TWEEL for production

  • Peter Mullin is Automobile’s Man of the Year, and we agree

  • What’s your automotive news?

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