₩ is the symbol for the Korean Won, their form of the Dollar. 161,000,000 Won sounds like a lot, and it is, roughly equating to $130,000 bucks. For that, you could by a Corvette ZR1 and a few extra sets of tires. Or you could buy a tricked out GT-R and mob the streets with all wheel drive prowess. But now there’s a new option, and it’s price just so happens to be $131K. They call it the Spirra, and it’s a quick little devil. Using a 2.7-liter V6 Hyundai engine, lifted from a Tiburon, the creator was able to squeeze out 400 horsepower by throwing on a sizable supercharger. That’s the Spirra S, and for a car that weighs just 2,200 pounds with a full tank of gas, that’s a real nice power-to-weight ratio. But if it want’s to compete with the aformentioned ZR1 and GT-R, or even Ferrari’s and Lambo’s, it would probably need 25% more to hold it’s own. So they creators went back to the drawing board and threw on a turbo. Crank the boost and you net 500 ponies from a car that weights a Keg more than an Elise.
The Spirra Turbo has a top speed in the 200+ MPH range, so you can bet that it will keep up with just about anything. Here’s a video of it dusting an F430. The racing starts around the 3:35 mark.
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Although Ford was unable to break the 10 minute barrier this year at the PPIHC, Rhys Millen did smash the two wheel drive record for the mountain, setting the bar at 12:09:397. He was driving his supped-up, Red Bull sponsored Hyundai Genesis for the run. If you want to check out his record-breaking run, hit the jump…
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This is a big day for Ford as an automotive icon of their design turns 45 years old. The Mustang has had many competitors over the years as the muscle cars war raged on. To this day, many try to live up to the Mustang’s prowess; some do, but many don’t. Check out this time line to see how the mustang has evolved over the years.
Happy Birthday to all the Stang’s out there. Believe it or not, Hyundai considers their Genesis Coupe to be a main competitor with the Mustang, Camaro and Charger, so they also wanted to say Happy Birthday in their own special way. Check it.
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