Lamborghini Is First Automaker To Be Recognized For Carbon Fiber Repair Service

lamborghini-carbon-fiber-repair-service_100482539_h With the high content of carbon fiber found in its cars, Lamborghini has established its own repair service that has the right equipment and technical staff to properly deal with the advanced composite material. In some cases, staff will even fly out to fix the cars, avoiding the hassle of shipping them back to Lamborghini’s factory in Sant’Agata Bolognese, Italy. Now, Lamborghini has obtained certification from the influential safety organization TÜV. The certification is specifically for Lamborghini’s carbon fiber repair service, making Lamborghini the first automaker to receive such certification. Read more
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Mid-Engine Corvette ZR1 To Bow In 2017, Cost $150k: Report

corvette-zr1-logo_100482559_l Work has commenced on the next-generation Chevrolet Corvette, the C8, and word on the street is that the car will ride on a new mid-engine platform under development at General Motors Company [NYSE:GM]. While the C8 isn’t due until the end of the decade, a car riding on its platform may appear much sooner than that. No, we’re not talking about the new sports car recently hinted at by Cadillac chief Johan de Nysschen, although it is a distinct possibility Cadillac may eventually launch a car based on the new mid-engine platform. No, we’re talking about a new generation of the Corvette ZR1, which Car and Driver reports may be launched as early as the 2017 model year and sport a price tag of around $150,000. Read more
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What’s It Take To Run 6.16 In A Street Truck? Look Inside The ProLine Racing Engine That Propelled Larson On Drag Week 2014

DSCN2904 From Bangshift.com When Larry Larson and I decided we were going after a 6th Hot Rod Drag Week Title for him in 2014, we also wanted to be the quickest and fastest street car in history. And while Andy Frost’s 6.4 second record was impressive, our goal all along was to run 5.9 seconds. In order to do that, we needed light weight and big power. Here is an overview of how we got the power. At PRI, Larry and I talked to the guys at Brodix about a 5.0 bore space PB5000 combination, and started initial discussions about the build with Larson’s long time engine builder Mike Moran. Moran clearly knows how to build power, but later conversations, sponsor support, and several weekends at Pro Mod races got us talking to Eric Dillard and Steve Petty at ProLine Racing Engines. Once they heard our plans, ProLine jumped at the chance to be a part of this adventure and the ball was officially rolling. Read more
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