Author - Zerin Dube

Hennessey Special Vehicles Venom F5 Unveiled

Hennessey Special Vehicles has  pulled the covers off their 300mph Venom F5 today at SEMA in Las Vegas. Unlike the Venom GT before it, the Venom F5 is designed and built from the ground up entirely by Hennessey Special Vehicles in right here in Texas.

Power comes from a 7.4-liter aluminum biturbo V8 which produces an absolutely insane 1,600 horsepower and 1,300 pound-feet of torque. This power is delivered to the rear wheels via a seven-speed, single-clutch gearbox.

Only 24 Hennessey Venom F5s will be built, each at a price tag starting at $1.6 million USD.

We can’t wait to see one at Cars and Coffee, John!

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Jeep Shows Off First Official Photos of the All-New 2018 Jeep Wrangler

Jeep has finally pulled the wraps off the all-new “JL” 2018 Jeep Wrangler with three teaser images ahead of the full reveal at the upcoming 2017 Los Angeles Auto Show on November 29th. Jeep has done a great job with keeping the instantly recognizable and iconic design of the Wrangler true to its heritage, and pulls several elements from Wranglers of the past. The new 2018 Wrangler promises to be even more capable on-road and off-road than the previous “JK” generation, all while retaining the open-air freedom that Jeep owners have come to love.

As the former owner of a 2013 Jeep Rubicon Unlimited 10th Anniversary, I can’t wait to get one of these in my garage.

Click through for more images of the 2018 Jeep Wrangler.

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Driven: 2017 Lincoln Continental Black Label

After a 14 year hiatus, the Lincoln Continental is back in a big, big way. The Continental name became an American legend in the automotive realm, and one that was synonymous with flagship luxury. To say that Lincoln had their work cut out for them in reinventing the brand and resurrecting the Continental would be an understatement.

We are happy to report though that Lincoln has not only done the iconic Continental name justice with the 2017 Continental, but they might have reinvented the entire Lincoln brand in the process – in a very good way.

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Driven & Performance Tested: 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor @ Hennessey Performance Engineering

There was only one answer when Ford called and asked if I’d like to have the 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor for a week to put it through its paces – HELL YES I WOULD! I immediately picked up the phone to longtime friend S:S:L, the legendary John Hennessey. As the mind behind the awesome Hennessey VelociRaptor line of trucks, John knows the Ford Raptors better than anyone outside of the Blue Oval. I knew John would be as eager as I would to get behind the wheel of the new 2017 Raptor and get some numbers down.

Enjoy the videos below that show dyno testing, 0-60, 1/4 mile, and some final impressions of the new 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor. If you are short on time, the bottom line is this — do whatever it takes to find a way to put the 2017 Ford F-150 Raptor in your driveway.

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