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…It’s Tuner Tuesday: Art Car Lamborghini?

Green Lamborghini

Normally Tuner Tuesday features cars that are full of horsepower, torque, suspension work and sex appeal.

This car doesn’t have any of the above, but it does have one thing: Green power.

Made by sculptor Benedict Radcliffe and pedal car designer Ben Wilson, this Lamborghini art car might only have the horsepower of the two people behind the pedals, but it puts out exactly zero emissions, and is sure to get you about as many looks as the real thing.

Just don’t try to take it on the freeway, because I don’t think the crumple zones have passed safety inspection yet.

[Via: Designboom]

[Photo Via: gdaneuk]

…Edo Competition took on the Lamborghini Murcielago LP640?

Edo Lamborghini Murcielago LP640

When you start with a car that’s as close to perfect as the Lamborghini Murcielago LP640 is, there isn’t much room for improvement. Never ones to leave well enough alone though, Edo Competition managed to squeeze out an extra 23 horses from the V12 thanks to a new ECU, airflow, and exhaust, bringing the total to 663 horses and 498 lb-ft of torque.

To complete the package, Edo also added a new rear wing with an adjustable lip, carbon fiber interior trim, and a backup camera.

Oh, and this:

Edo Lamborghini Murcielago LP640 Sticker

[Edo Competition – Lamborghini Murcielago LP640]

[Via: Jalopnik]

…It’s Tuner Tuesday: You?

Edit: Somehow this didn’t make it out on Tuesday, but here it is anyways.

Are you the type of person who lives in your garage, trying to squeeze every last drop of horsepower and handling out of your grocery getter? Do you think speedy and sideways are much better ways of driving than slow and safe? Are you hoping to one day be featured on DYH’s Tuner Tuesday? If you answered yes to any of the above, then today is your day. That’s because tuning is all fun and games, but seat of the pants feel for improvements can only take you so far. Eventually, you’re going to need some cold hard numbers to back up your claims of monster horsepower and dangerous drifting. Enter: DriftBox and GTech-Pro. These devices are designed to spit out more data from your windshield than you ever thought possible. So what makes these things tick?

DriftBox

DriftBox

The DriftBox is “a powerful GPS based Performance meter that can also measure the drift angle of your car and your lap time”. Designed for the sliders, it’s a professional level tool based on the same system the judges of the Japanese D1 Grand Prix series. It measures time, distance, speed, position, g-force, lap times, and drift angle 10 times a second using a high performance GPS engine and sophisticated motion sensors. If you’re looking to slide your ride but you want to know more than just “Hey, that felt right”, then pick up a DriftBox and put a judge on the inside.

G-Tech Pro

GTech-Pro

Since 1994, GTech-Pro has been the leader in the performance meter market. Their current lineup, the SS and RR, give you more information than you ever thought possible from one little box. They measure horsepower, torque, 60 ft. times, 1/8 and 1/4 mile times, 0-60 and 0-100-0 times, handling Gs, and even serves as your tachometer with a built in multi-stage shift light. Using three separate sensors, GTech claims accuracy of +/- .4 mph, +/- .01 seconds, and +/- 2% for the power figures, and has over 10 years of experience to back up those claims. If you’ve always wondered just what that new air filter or exhaust system did to your power, the GTech system has your answer.

So if you’re the type of person who is looking to build the ride of your dreams with your very own hands, there’s no better way to test and tune than with a DriftBox or a GTech-Pro (or both) by your side.

[DriftBox]

[GTech-Pro]

…Dodge’s Viper is amazing?

Viper

Dodge’s Viper has been my “one day I’ll own it” car since I first hung up an eight foot poster of the original 1992 version, and the new SRT-10 version is no different. The 8.4-liter V10 (up from 8.3) has been tweaked and tuned to produce 600 hp and 560 ft-lbs of ground tearing torque that gets the snake to 60 in under four seconds and to 100 and back again in just over 12 seconds. The hood has also been given six oh so sexy slits to vent the heat form the monster engine, adding even more seduction to the exterior. At this point, I think I’d trade part of a kidney to drive one for a day. Any takers?

[Via: Jalopnik]

[Wikipedia – Dodge Viper]