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Supercharged Hennessey Goliath700 GMC Sierra Denali has 700 horsepower, off-road package

Hennessey has crated a 700-horsepower version of the GMC Sierra Denali.

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The new truck from Hennessey Performance Engineering (HPE) is a colossus. The new Hennessey Goliath700 GMC Sierra Denali pushes the envelope in terms of luxury and power, delivering exactly what enthusiasts have come to expect from the company.

The truck started life as a GMC Sierra 1500 Denali. It originally had a 6.2-liter V8 under the hood that get 420 horsepower. Hennessey upped the horsepower to 700 by adding a 2.9-liter supercharger at six pounds of boost. The company upgraded the camshaft and pushrods as well and tuned the truck on a dyno.

Hennessey Goliath700 GMC Sierra Denali

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Hennessey added their Stage-1 Off-Road package to the model. The package includes a six-inch lift, custom 20-inch HPE 10-spoke wheels, 35-inch Toyo Off-Road tires, custom HPE bumper with LED lighting, Goliah front bumper, five LED lights in the front bumper, and Hennessey and Goliath exterior graphics. Hennessey backs the package with a 3-year/36,000-mile warranty.

"The demand for upgrading luxury pickups is at an all-time high," said company founder and Chief Horsepower Evangelist, John Hennessey. "A serious truck should have serious power and the GOLIATH 700 delivers on this mantra. We're offering a complete turnkey power package with warranty that delivers an exciting driving experience both on and off-road.

On top of the price of the truck from the dealership (starting at $62,485) the cost of the Hennessey truck includes $26,995 for the Goliath 700 Supercharger package and $14,950 for the Stage-1 Off-Road package.

Buyers can choose to add a Brembo 15.1 inch front brake upgrade, stainless steel exhaust system, drop-down side steps, a GOLIATH-branded interior, and an electric retractable bed cover for an additional charge.

The Hennessey Goliath 700 can be ordered directly from Hennessey Performance or by visiting any GMC dealer.

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Stunt driver Jess Hawkins and British royal family member Arthur Chatto went head to head in a new competition

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Earlier this year the grandson of the Queen of England’s late sister, Princess Margaret, was one in a foursome that captured the Guinness Book of World Records title as being the youngest team to row around Great Britain, a 2,000-mile feat.

Team Exe Endurow set off on the journey by launching their quad boat into the water near Tower Bridge in London using a 2020 Land Rover Defender, while wearing Land Rover x Elliot Brown Holton Professional watches.

Another unique athletic venture has paired up Chatto and the watch again. The young royal challenged challenged stunt driver and W Series racing driver Jess Hawkins to a race: each would travel across the wilderness and the first one to the destination would be the winner. Hawkins entered the race fresh off serving as a stunt driver for the new James Bond movie “No Time to Die”. She took the wheel of a 2020 Defender for the challenge. Chatto went on foot.

Before setting out, the two placed a wager. If Hawkins won, she would turn her Defender over to Chatto. If he won, he would turn his watch over to her.

A new video from Land Rover showcases the battle, marketing style, with the duo covering muddy tracks, rivers, and other natural obstacles. Watch the video below.

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The new Land Rover Defender is on sale now. The Land Rover x Elliot Brown Hilton Professional watch was built to withstand harsh environments. It retails for $624 in the U.S. as part of Land Rover’s Above and Beyond Collection of technical clothing and equipment.

Chatto isn’t the only British royal family member with ties to Land Rover. His cousin, Zara Tindall had an ongoing professional relationship with the company for years as a brand ambassador (Tindall is a world champion horse rider and won a silver Olympic medal in Eventing in 2012).

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The new Jeep Wrangler Rubicon is coming soon to a LEGO store near you.

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The Jeep Wrangler has fans the world over. For those fans whose extracurricular activities include LEGO building along with Jeeping, there's a new LEGO Technic model they'll want to take a look at. The LEGO Technic Jeep Wrangler Rubicon is the first LEGO model of a Jeep SUV.

Ask any Jeep Wrangler owner and they'll tell you that their vehicle is just a bigger version of this new LEGO set," said Mark Allen, Head of Jeep Design. "The design of the Jeep Wrangler allows them to take it apart, top off, doors off, reconfigure it, add new pieces from our Mopar team, and then put it back together again. This LEGO Technic Jeep Wrangler should bring a new level of joy to our Jeep enthusiasts and help inspire future designers to the brand."

LEGO Technic Jeep Wrangler Rubicon

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The 665-piece model features all the classic Jeep hallmarks - a performance 4x4 system, rugged tires, fold-down rear seats, and a seven-slot grille. It features a button operated front steering system and axle-articulation suspension. It has a yellow-and-black color scheme.

"The Jeep Wrangler is an icon in the off-road world" says Lars Thygesen, Designer, LEGO Technic. "The Rubicon has a lot of the iconic details loved by 4x4 fans the world over, so it was important to me to pack as many of the authentic, powerful features of the real vehicle into the LEGO Technic replica. I hope LEGO fans and vehicle lovers enjoy all aspects including the suspension, winch and open air design that we developed alongside the talented Jeep design team."

The LEGO Technic Jeep Wrangler is designed for Jeep and LEGO fans alike, aged 9 and above. It will be available from January 1st 2021 from LEGO.com, LEGO stores and other retailers globally, priced at [49.99€/49.99$/£44.99].

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