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Latest Update: 2017 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT Hellcat, Unable to Reach 200 MPH

Last month we have reported the existence of the Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT Hellcat with the supercharged 6.2L HEMI V8.


Recently, some other automobile medias claim that, they have heard from their “source” that the upcoming Grand Cherokee SRT Hellcat is able to reach a top speed of 200mph and run the 0-60 mph within 3 seconds (for example, this report).

While we cannot confirm whether the Grand Cherokee SRT Hellcat can reach 60mph in less than 3 seconds, we can definitely see in order to reach the speed of 200mph, how many horsepower the HEMI V8 engine need to make.

Using the same calculation procedure in our previous article (which calculates the output requirement for th...

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Short Review: Winners of the Le Mans Racing After World War 2

The 24 Hours of Le Mans is an automobile endurance racing event held in France each year, that participated racing cars need to run in a closed circuit of 13.629 km in length (Circuit de la Sarthe), for 24 hours continuously with brief stops for refueling/maintenance or change driver.


Above image: the Porsche 919 Hybrid (2015 winner)

There are multiple categories in the race (LMP1, LMP2, GT Endurance Pro, GT Endurance AM). In each race, every category has its corresponding own winner, and there is also an overall winner too...

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Brief Analysis: the All-New BMW B58 6-Cylinder Engine

Note: We have a more comprehensive analysis of the BMW B58 engine, click and view it:

Detailed Analysis: The BMW B58 Inline 6-Cylinder Engine

The upcoming 2016 BMW 340i will be equipped with a 3.0L turbocharged I6 engine (code name: B58). This is not the same N55 engine which is widely used in many BMW cars at this moment (like 235i/335i/435i/535i/740i etc.), instead the B58 engine is an completely-new design and has many fundamental differences than the N55.


Below are some analysis based on the engine structure images released by BMW.

1. The biggest change in the B58 engine is its block is a closed deck design (while the N54/N55 is an open deck)...

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List: Cars Can Do 0-60 within 5 Seconds and Cost Less than $40,000

For car consumers, some are focusing on interior spaces/convenience/daily drive practicability; some may prefer the fun-to-drive factor; and some may gauge their preferences on other aspects. This article is for those who want to get the quickest acceleration performance with lower budget.


10 years ago it is impossible to buy a new car which can accelerate to 60mph from a standstill within 5 seconds, and costs you less than $40k. However because of big advancements in engine technologies, it is now possible for auto makers to produce high-output cars with much less costs.

The List

1. 2015 Ford Mustang GT Fastback (5.0L V8, 435hp and 400 lb-ft, $32,300)



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Exclusive Details: the All-New 2016 BMW 750i xDrive

We have attended the 2016 BMW 7-Series preview event yesterday night at Beverly Hills, California. During the event we have the opportunity to experience two pre-production 750i xDrive sedans: one with the executive lounge 4-seat configuration, another is the MSport version.


Above image: an artist rendering of the 2016 7 Series, compared to what I have seen in the event this rendering is 95% identical to the actual vehicle

We are not allowed to bring any cameras or cellphones into the event location, but for how the new G11/G12 7 Series looks there are already plenty of photos and renderings leaked on the internet, the above is one of them...

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