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To satisfy the high customer demand, the Texas-based hypercar manufacturer and high-performance vehicle creator Hennessey, brought forward the production of their new VelociRaptor 400 Bronco. Some of the upgrades that Hennessey has given the VelociRaptor include increasing the output to 411 bhp at 4,400 rpm and 603 lb-ft of torque at 3,200 rpm. It also comes in gorgeous new livery.

Due to the high demand, the Hennesey team ensured that the production of the car was sped up. To achieve this, the engineering teams worked double time to finalize R&D so that they’ll be able to proudly offer a first-class product to their clients in the US and around the world.

Company founder and CEO John Hennessey shared, “Since we announced our plans for the Bronco mid-last year, we’ve been inundated with customer requests to take our upgraded version. For so many of our customers, the Bronco is a special car they’ve always loved – now we can give them a VelociRaptor 400 Bronco with the power and style to make it a truly special vehicle.”

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The stock 2.7-liter, twin-turbocharged, V6 powerplant engine was enhanced by Hennessey’s engineering team with an all-new intake and exhaust system, engine recalibration, and larger front-mounted intercooler system. With the upgrades they were able to have the stock Bronco Badlands engine to create 411 bhp and more than 600 lb-ft of torque. The enhancements done on the VelociRaptor gives the off-road 4×4 the capability to go from 0 to 60 mph in just 4.9 seconds.

A new Hennessey livery option brings together the VelociRaptor and Hennessey badging with distinctive double bonnet stripes that goes up to the roof. Each side was also given a unique ‘D-shape’ line graphic and a ‘number 1’ on the driver/passenger door. Clients may further individualize their Bronco with 35-inch off-road tires on 18-inch Hennessey wheels. They can also add front and rear VelociRaptor bumpers, retractable side steps, and VelociRaptor branding.

The extensive Hennessey R&D process was able to keep the Bronco’s driving modes and off-road systems. They are also able to give a 3-year / 30,000-mile warranty.

Hennessey has chosen the 2022 Barrett-Jackson collectable car auction currently being held in Scottsdale, Arizona for its public debut. After its public debut, clients can expect to be able to get their units as deliveries are scheduled to start soon after the event. For 2022, they have limited the production to only 200 units.

There are two- or four-door versions of the vehicle, there is also the option to have it with or without the soft-top. Those interested can approach any authorized Ford retailers. There is also an option to directly get in touch with Hennessy by calling +1 979.885.511 or visiting the Hennessey website.

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Specifications: VelociRaptor 400 Bronco

POWER411 bhp @ 4,400 rpm603 lb-ft torque @ 3,200 rpmPERFORMANCE0-60 mph in 4.9 secondsUPGRADES TO STOCK BRONCO 2.7L V6 TWIN TURBOEngine Management Software UpgradeUpgraded Stainless Steel Exhaust SystemHigh-Flow Air Induction System18-inch Hennessey WheelsLarger front-mounted intercooler system35-inch Off-Road TiresUpgraded Electronic Fold Out StepsVelociRaptor Front Bumper with LED LightsVelociRaptor Rear Bumper UpgradeHennessey & VelociRaptor Exterior BadgesHennessey Embroidered HeadrestsLimited Edition (200 units for 2022)Serial Numbered Plaques in Engine Compartment & InteriorOTHERProfessional InstalliationChassis Dyno Tuning & Road Testing3-year / 36,000 Mile Limited WarrantyInstalled $24,950Hennessey VelociRaptor 400 Bronco Livery$6,000

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By: Reggie
Title: High Demand Pushed For Early Production Of The VelociRaptor 400 Bronco
Sourced From: sportscardigest.com/high-demand-pushed-for-early-production-of-the-velociraptor-400-bronco/
Published Date: Tue, 25 Jan 2022 13:14:56 +0000

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Here comes trouble: A Triumph TR6 with a Matchless frame

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Kids are impressionable, especially when motorcycles are involved. That magical combination of sound, smell and danger has a way of imprinting itself on young minds. But Kyle Harvey didn’t just dream of bikes as a child—he practically grew up with them.

Kyle’s trade is tool and die making, but his passion is building bikes. His father, Garth Harvey, got Kyle and his brother into bikes at a young age; as soon as they could start their old man’s vintage motorcycles, they were riding them. Living in Edenvale in South Africa’s Gauteng province, the boys also had direct access to the local Classic Motorcycle Club.

 

The folks at the CMC made quite an impression on young Kyle—and taught him everything he knows about vintage bikes. After helping numerous friends work on their bikes, he went on to open his own shop, named simply ‘The Workshop.’ Kyle has been building and restoring classic motorcycles for over a decade now.

This cheeky bobber is his latest build, and it’s immensely fascinating. The engine’s from a Triumph TR6 Trophy, the frame is from a Matchless, and the quirky handmade details on it are endless.

Custom Triumph TR6 with Matchless frame

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By: Ben Pilatti
Title: Here comes trouble: A Triumph TR6 with a Matchless frame
Sourced From: www.bikeexif.com/custom-triumph-tr6-matchless-frame
Published Date: Wed, 21 Dec 2022 17:01:12 +0000

 

 

 

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The Swan Song of the V12

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The V12 engine holds a special place in the heart of many automotive and motorsports fans. For some, it’s the sound of Formula 1 through the years, especially during the 1990s. For others, it’s engines like the 6.1 L BMW S70/2 from the McLaren F1 or the 3.9L Lamborghini V12 that powered all their cars from the Miura through to the Diablo. No matter where it lies in your heart, it is the “proper” configuration for many: 6 cylinders per bank, put into a V, and firing in an odd sequence to give it that special roar under power.

Yet, as concerns over fuel efficiency, qualms about environmental impact, and high-powered turbocharged V8 or V6 engines are the norm now, the V12 is slowly, but surely, being put to rest. In fact, the only place that V12s are still hanging on by the last threads of their engine mounting bolts are in supercars, hypercars, and a few ultra-luxury cars. Even then, many exotic brands have announced that their next cars will either be V10s or turbo V8s and V6s.

Since it appears that the swan song of the V12 is reaching a crescendo, we thought it only appropriate to celebrate the few remaining cars out there that carry them. It may be the last time we see some of these brands, many of which are known for their V12s.

The Amazing Last V12 Production Versions from the Big Brands

Ferrari 812 Superfast

Ferrari 812 Superfast

Ferrari 812 Superfast. Image via Supercars.

The writing is on the wall for the prancing horse, as the new Ferrari 296 GTB is showing the direction that Maranello is headed. Yet, unless you were invited to snag one of the limited-edition Monza SP1 or SP2 cars, there is still one car you can buy from the legendary marque that has all 12 cylinders fully intact.

The 6.5L F140 GA V12

The 6.5L F140 GA V12
The 6.5L F140 GA V12. Image Via: Wikimedia Commons.

The 6.5L F140 GA 65-degree V12 in the front of the 812 is the last road-going version of the V12 that debuted in the Ferrari Enzo. Producing a monstrous 789 HP and 530 lbs-ft of torque, it is no slouch either, as when the 812 Superfast debuted, it was the most powerful naturally aspirated production car engine ever made.

It has the typical low-rev Ferrari roar that rises into a howl as the car revs up to nearly 9,000 RPM, and will catapult the 3,845 (1,744 kg) car to 60 MPH in 2.9 seconds. As far as a curtain call is concerned, that’s a great way to bow out and focus on hybrids and turbocharged engines.

Mercedes-Maybach S680 4MATIC

2022 Mercedes-Maybach S680 4MATIC

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Mercedes-Benz used to be at the very top of the V12 pecking order when it came to luxury performance cars. Such classics as the S 65 AMG from the mid-2000s and the 500 TE AMG W123 Touring from the very end of the 1970s came with big V12s that sound astounding, but the biggest and baddest of the Mercedes V12s left on in a production car is the M279 E60 LA that hauled the S65 AMGs of 2014.

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By: Simon Bertram
Title: The Swan Song of the V12
Sourced From: sportscardigest.com/v12-swan-song/
Published Date: Thu, 28 Jul 2022 10:49:26 +0000

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Road Tested: Gear from Shoei, Akin Moto and Rev’It!

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In our continuing quest to source motorcycle gear that combines safety and style, we bring you our thoughts on Shoei’s new ECE 22.06-approved NXR2 helmet. Plus a stealthy riding parka from Akin Moto, and the perfect pair of urban riding gloves from Rev’It!.

Shoei NXR2 helmet It’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of Shoei’s helmets. Every Shoei I’ve owned has fit and felt right from the first wear, with no major deviations in their sizing or shape from model to model. So when I was looking for a do-it-all street helmet to replace my well-used Shoei RYD, the new NXR2 was a no-brainer… and it hasn’t disappointed.

I loved the RYD for its combination of neutral styling, comfort and ventilation. The NXR2 basically feels like a premium version of the RYD; it has the same clean aesthetic, but ramps up the performance. And it’s one of the few helmets that meet with Europe’s new, and more stringent, ECE 22.06 standard.

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By: Wesley Reyneke
Title: Road Tested: Gear from Shoei, Akin Moto and Rev’It!
Sourced From: www.bikeexif.com/shoei-akin-moto-revit-review-44
Published Date: Sat, 30 Jul 2022 17:01:31 +0000

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