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807-horsepower 2020 Dodge Challenger SRT Super Stock is a Hellcat-powered straight line racer

Dodge has made the world's quickest and most powerful muscle car.

Photo courtesy of FCA US LCC

What purrs like a kitty but roars down the drag strip? The 2020 Dodge Challenger SRT Super Stock. The model takes the same Hellcat engine that's in the Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye and tunes it to achieve a whopping 807-horsepower, making the model the world's quickest and most powerful muscle car.

"I swore that we'd never build another Demon and we won't," said Tim Kuniskis, Global Head of Alfa Romeo and Head of Passenger Cars – Dodge, SRT, Chrysler and FIAT, FCA – North America. "But I also said that every Challenger Hellcat and The drag-racing, quarter-mile-crushing spirit of the limited-production 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon lives on through the 2020 Challenger SRT Super Stock."

2020 Dodge Challenger SRT Super Stock The model contains no unique badging.Photo courtesy of FCA US LCC

The car's supercharged 6.2-liter V8 engine is paired with a 10-speed automatic transmission to deliver 707 pound-feet of torque. It can get from zero to 60 mph in 3.25 seconds and run the quarter-mile in 10.5 seconds at 131 mph. It has a tire-limited top speed of 168 mph.

Dodge has given the Challenger SRT Super Stock a standard Widebody design, which allows for bigger wheels, adding 3.5 inches to the width of the typical Challenger. It wears lightweight 18-inch by 11-inch wheels sporting a Low Gloss Granite finish and 315/40R18 Nitto NT05R drag radials.

The car slows and stops thanks to aluminum Brembo four-pistons brake calipers and 14.2-inch vented rotors. It has a performance-tuned asymmetrical differential.

2020 Dodge Challenger SRT Super Stock The car comes standard with Launch Control and Launch Assist technology to optimize the acceleration experience.Photo courtesy of FCA US LCC

Drivers can switch the car into Track mode to activate the model's revised shock tuning specifically for the drag strip. Its Bilstein high-performance Adaptive Damping Suspension shifts as much weight to the rear wheels as possible. Additionally, the traction control system is disabled, paddle shifters are activated, and the torque converter lockup point is raised.

Auto, Sport, and Custom drive modes are also available to be chosen by the driver. Auto is considered "street mode" and regulates the engine output to the driver's preference (can be customized using the red key). Steering and suspension preferences are also set and Eco mode can be run simultaneously to save on fuel.

Dodge has equipped the model with a number of technologies to make it track-ready. Launch Assist works to mininmize wheel hop while Launch Control holds the engine at the optimal rpm rate allowing to maximum acceleration. Line Lock engages the front brakes to keep the car stationary but leaves the back wheels able to perform a burnout.

2020 Dodge Challenger SRT Super Stock The car comes with 18x11-inch tires.Photo courtesy of FCA US LCC

Torque reserve closes the engine's bypass valve at 950 rpm to manage fuel flow and provide a boost. Race Cooldown allows the car's fan and coolant pump to continue working after the car is shut off.

SRT Performance Pages show the car's data as part of its Uconnect infotainment system. The SRT Power Chiller diverts air conditioning fluid to the unit helping to cool the supercharger.

The car will look like most every other Challenger Widebody on the road, with no special badging to denote the Super Stock credentials.

2020 Dodge Challenger SRT Super Stock The model features a variety of infotainment screens that showcase the vehicle's performance.Photo courtesy of FCA US LCC

Dodge will offer the car in 13 different colors: F8 Green, Frostbite, Go Mango, Hellraisin, IndiGo Blue, Octane Red, Pitch Black, Sinamon Stick, Smoke Show, TorRed, Triple Nickel, and White Knuckle. It's available with a black, black/caramel, Demonic Red, or sepia interior.

Orders for the model open this summer with production beginning in the autumn. Pricing has yet to be announced.

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The Twisted NAS-E California Series is a new all-electric 4x4.

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Earlier this year, a luxury 4x4 retailer in Austin, Texas showed off the Twisted NA-V8, a vehicle based on a classic Defender that comes in five different body styles. Now a limited run of 30 Twisted NAS-E all-electric 4x4 is bowing.

The NAS-E is born of the classic Land Rover Defender 90 body with a soft top and features an electric powertrain, a luxurious interior, and impressive off-roading capability. Each model is compliant with all North American EV Regulations and California CARB regulations.

Twisted NAS-E and NAS-E Plus

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"As the world moves steadily toward mass electrification, the Californian market has been missing a uniquely stylish electric 4x4 option that can stand out at the beach, off-road and at stoplights with a level of exclusivity and prestige that can only come from the timeless British Defender form," said Bruce Riggs, COO, Twisted North America. "With color schemes reflecting the natural beauty of California, a removable soft top shape to fully live the elements, advanced electric powertrain engineering exclusive to Twisted, zero-emission power, practical battery range and luxuriously modern interior touches, the Twisted NAS-E is the ultimate expression of the American coastal lifestyle."

The model is the first hero vehicle of the Twisted Legacy collection. It will be sold in two trim levels: NAS-E and NAS-E Plus. The difference mainly comes down to the power allocation. The NAS-E will be powered by a Remy Borg-Warner motor delivering more than 280 pound-feet of torque and 214 brake horsepower. The NAS-E Plus sees its output upped to 309 pound-feet of torque and 320 brake horsepower.

Twisted NAS-E Malibu Photo courtesy of Twisted

Twisted says that the model has a 200-mile range from its 60 kilowatt-hour battery pack.

The SUVs have custom-valved dampers, six-piston front brakes, four-piston rear brakes, hard-use RS29 brake pads, and a traction control system. Four-wheel drive is standard. There are Sport, Eco, and Off-Road drive modes.

The model will be offered in three color options: Malibu, Yosemite, and Tahoe. They will make up the California Series of the models, a limited time 30-vehicle offering.

Twisted NAS-E Tahoe Photo courtesy of Twisted

The NAS-E comes with a good list of features: cream leather seats featuring Alston Alcantara inserts, a three-seat bench across the front row with detachable headrests, 4x tip ups located in the load area, Twisted Sport Wheels finished in silver, a Twisted Stage One front end, NAS roll cage, Bimini hood, an infotainment system, EV management system touch screen, raptored 'spray down' unique flooring, eight-channel audio system, rearview camera with wideview angle, GPS tracker, immobilizer, and air conditioning.

The NAS-E Plus builds on that to include a NAS brush bar, NAS side steps, roll-bar spotlights, NAS-E body stripe decal, and black side sills.

Twisted offers the model with a comprehensive 24-month/20,000-mile warranty. Extensions are available.

Twisted NAS-E Malibu Photo courtesy of Twisted

The Twisted NAS-E starts at $185,000 while the NAS-E Plus comes in at $210,000. Each has a lead time of approximately nine months and requires a fully refundable deposit to reserve. Limited test drives will be available early October 2020.

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The Lamborghini Essenza SCV12 is a new, track-only model.

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The Lamborghini Essenza SCV12 is a track-only hypercar that is designed to be the epitome of Lamborghini performance. The Italian automaker will construct just 40 of the limited edition models, each of which can trace its lineage back to the Miura Jota and Diablo GTR.

The car was designed by Lamborghini Centro Stile and combines the most powerful V12 naturally aspirated engine ever developed by Lamborghini, with aerodynamics inspired by racing prototypes and new technical solutions.

"Essenza SCV12 represents the purest track driving experience that our brand can offer, an engineering feat that highlights the inextricable link between our cars and the asphalt of the track," said Stefano Domenicali, CEO and Chairman of Automobili Lamborghini. "Lamborghini is a brand constantly looking to the future and searching for new challenges, but we never forget our roots and who we are: Essenza SCV12 is the perfect combination of our unconventional spirit as a super sports car manufacturer and our true passion for motorsport."

Lamborghini Essenza SCV12

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The V12 engine can produce 830 horsepower while working in tandem with the car's exhaust pipes, which were designed by Capistro to reduce the back pressure. The engine of the rear-wheel drive car is paired with a new X-trac sequential six-speed gearbox that has bee desired to be a structural element within the chassis.

The car has an especially good power-to-weight ratio of 1.66 kg/hp, which is thanks in large part to the car's new-generation carbon fiber monocoque chassis without internal rollcage.

It has higher downforce levels than a GT3 car - 1,200 kg at 250 km/h. That is in large part due to the central rib, which separates hot airflow from the radiator, and a front splitter and two lateral airflow elements that allow cool air to flow. The aerodynamic package is completed by the large adjustable double-profile rear wing.

Lamborghini has given the model magnesium rims- 19-inch in the front and 20-inch in the back. Brembo disc brakes and calipers give the model proper stopping power.

The Essenza SCV12 is the first GT car developed to adhere to FIA prototype safety rules.

Lamborghini designers were influenced by the look of the F1 single-seater steering wheels to develop the SCV12's wheel.

Purchasing the model gets buyers access to special programs to drive their hypercar on the most prestigious race tracks in the world. This includes storage at the new hangar built in Sant'Agata Bolognese for the Essenza SCV12 club. Each car will have a personalized garage and dedicated services, including webcams to allow customers to monitor their cars 24/7 using an app. The facility also houses the Lamborghini Squadra Corse Drivers Lab by Tecnobody to offer athletic training programs similar to those followed by the official Lamborghini racing drivers.

The track calendar will start in 2021 events at numerous FIA Grade 1 homologated circuits. Assistance will be provided by the Squadra Corse technical staff with the support of Emanuele Pirro, five-time winner of the 24 Hours of Le Mans and Marco Mapelli, Lamborghini Squadra Corse Factory Driver.

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