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Sunday, 30 October 2016

Hellcat-Powered Ram Pickup With 775HP Ready To Burn It Up At SEMA



It may not be the first Hellcat-powered Rampickup, but the Hellfire Concept Truck created by Dallas Speed Shop and debuting at SEMA 2016 is certainly among the finest Ram builds we've seen.

Obviously, the most significant upgrade to the car has been the installation of the 6.2-liter supercharged V8 engine used by the Challenger and Charger Hellcat twins. 

Even though the engine typically delivers 707 hp, Dallas Speed Shop didn't think that was enough and bumped it up to 775 hp thanks to custom tuning and Kooks Long tube headers. 

Elsewhere, DSS has installed its Hellfire Concept with a set of bespoke 22x11.5 inch Forgeline wheels painted bright red and wrapped in Continental rubber. Other changes include massive 8-piston calipers at the front and 4-piston stompers at the rear clamping down on carbon ceramic brake discs. There's also a carbon fiber front splitter, carbon adjustable rear wing, prominent canards and flared wheel arches

Discussing the car, Mike White from Dallas Speed Shop said “The goal with this build was all about what ifs. What if the guys at Ram decided to build a regular cab with a Hellcat along the lines of the old Ford Lightning. That was a question we wanted to answer.”

The car will be revealed in full on November 1 live at SEMA.
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Saturday, 29 October 2016

Toyo Tires Bringing Hoonicorn V2, Wide-Body McLaren 650S And More To SEMA


Toyo Tires is preparing a monster display for next week's SEMA 2016 and will show off some incredible creations both inside and outside the Las Vegas Convention Center.

According to Carscoops,  Toyo Tires will be displaying Ken Block's brand new Hoonicorn V2 Ford Mustang, now pumping out 1,400 hp thanks to two massive turbochargers and methanol injection. Block's car will be showcased as it is fitted with sticky Toyo R888R tires, an evolution of the potent R888 and set to premiere at SEMA. Additionally, Block himself will also be there signing autographs.

At Toyo's main display, three impressive cars will take center stage. The first is a Tesla Model X P90D Ludicrous customized by Unplugged Performance, making its debut at the event. Additionally, there will be a widebody Liberty Walk McLaren 650S built by Diety Motorsports and installed with a special wrap, exhaust, air suspension and Rotiform wheels. The third and final car at Toyo's main display will be a 997-generation Porsche 911 Carrera 2 S from IDL Design.

Elsewhere, the tire brand will set up its 'Treadpass', an immersive area with almost 30 custom cars and trucks. Among them will be a Toyota Supra-powered Datsun 260Z, a Nissan GT-R from Bulletproof Automotive and Fury Automotive as well as a modified 1990 BMW 325i.
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Wednesday, 19 October 2016

How to Enter the Face of Carvolution Contest to Win Awesome Prizes


How to Enter the Face of Carvolution Contest Competition to Win Awesome Prizes
Motoring Nigeria on Sunday 16th October launched the Face of Carvolution Contest in preparation for the release of the second issue of Carvolution Magazine on 16th November. It is a female centered contest aimed at promoting car culture interests amongst Nigerian ladies in a bid to bring them into the fold after discovering through a survey that 78% of readers are men, the remaining 22% being female.
This contest began on 16th October and will run for 3 weeks, ending on 5th November with a lady emerging as the winner with exciting prizes to be carted home including …
A make up brush set worth N15,000.
12 months data subscription for 2017,
A full page feature in Carvolution Magazine
VIP access to the December edition of Eleko Motor Race
Movie tickets and more.

HOW TO CONTEST:
1a. Take a picture with a car you like (could be an old car, a classic, an everyday car, a supercar, or a pickup truck… the Hilux wouldn’t be bad at all) The term beast is relative.
1b). Follow and tag @Carvolutionmagazine on Instagram using the official hashtags #BeautyAndHerBeast #CarvolutionMagazine. Tell a lady you know now!
Or
2. DM us your picture @motoringnigeria or @carvolutionmagazine on Instagram
Or
Send your picture via whatsapp to 08163943494.
Visit @carvolutionmagazine or @motoringnigeria on Instagram for more.

Winner will be determined by the number of likes both on @motoringnigeria and @carvolutionmagazine pages on Instagram

PLEASE NOTE
Please note that the word beast is a relative term, take a look at the lady in the picture, she’s not with the latest luxury car. That is your  grandpa’s Volvo 240 and it’s a beast to her.
Old, new, normal, abnormal, luxury cars, and supercars are welcome. Provided you like it, take a picture with it and send to us.

Lets get rolling! Spread the word to the mountains.





TERMS AND CONDITIONS.
The Face of Carvolution Magazine contest is promoted by Motoring Nigeria.
Contest will run from 16th October to 5th November 2016
The contest is open to females of any age.
Motoring Nigeria reserves the right to use the user generated content for the purpose of this contest and uses outside this contest.
We hereby acknowledge that The Face of Carvolution Contest is not sponsored, endorsed, administered or associated with Instagram or any social media platform used throughout the contest.

Sunday, 16 October 2016

Car dealer promises N100,000 for any follower who wins in Instagram car quiz giveaway.





A car dealer on Instagram Inspiredautos yesterday evening, posted a picture of what seems to be the interior of a Mercedes AMG GT S  and promised to give away N100,000 to anybody who guesses the correct year, make and model of the car. So far, N1890 people have commented in an attempt to win the awoof N100,000 and by his replies to some of the comments, no one has been able to provide the correct answer.


To be sure, Motoring Nigeria contacted Michael KΓΌbler, an engine builder who handcrafts some of the Mercedes- AMG engines at the Affalterbach factory of the Mercedes- AMG in Germany and he confirmed that the picture is indeed from a Mercedes-AMG GT S, he however did not state the model year of the car. So chances are ..If you dropped Mercedes-AMG GT S in the comment section, you are close to the answer, the year however will determine if you’ll win the N100,000 cash prize...or not but even at that, there are comments spanning the possible model years of the AMG GT S. My guess: There is a already a winner somewhere there in the comment section.

Whether “Inspiredautos” will reveal the said car and fulfill his N100,000 to a winner is something we are watching and hoping to see.

see more pictures below.





Wednesday, 12 October 2016

2017 Kia Rio Unveiled With Class Leading Features




While concept cars and supercars are usually the ones that steal the show at events like the Paris Motor Show, sometimes it’s the smaller and less powerful vehicles that deserve the extra attention. Such is the case with the fourth-generation Kia Rio, which broke cover at the French event with two first-in-class safety features.
The new Rio takes the sober design of the current model and adds a smeck of aggression, it is slightly longer, lower, and wider than the outgoing model with a marginally longer wheelbase as well.  At the front is a thinner and wider version of Kia's "tiger nose" grille, and headlights that incorporate a new U-shaped LED daytime running light signature getting rid of the somewhat cheap look of the outgoing model.
With the complete makeover, the Rio is entering its fourth generation this year with production slated for the end of 2016. Kia tells us it has been designed in both California and Germany. They promised lots of tech and they have fulfilled just that by making the small hatchback the first in its class to offer Autonomous Emergency Braking and Pedestrian Recognition. Not only that, the Rio will also come with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay Smartphone integration. Yes, the latter is already common on larger cars but the  Rio is among the first to get both connectivity apps. Owners will also find a “floating”, high-resolution touch screen on the dashboard, a varied selection of upholstery colours and smoother plastic surfaces, but in an apparent case of “you can’t have it all” the hatchback still doesn’t get real leather in its more expensive models.

Headlining the engine range in the new Rio is a new three-cylinder 1.0-litre turbocharged unit, which is tipped to be the best seller. It’s offered in 99bhp or 118bhp power outputs, with both engines producing the same 127lb ft of torque. Kia has yet to confirm economy or CO2 figures for the new Rio, but this engine is expected to come in below 100g/km in both power outputs. The engine’s light weight should also help improve the handling, Kia claims. Two normally aspirated four-cylinder petrol engines – an 84bhp, 90lb ft 1.25-litre and a 99bhp, 97lb ft 1.4-litre – are also offered alongside a 1.4-litre turbodiesel with either 69bhp or 89bhp. The diesel will be the most economical Rio in the range and will have CO2 emissions of less than 90g/km.
Kia brought the new generation Rio in the 5-door hatchback body style in Paris; the 4-door sedan and 3-door hatchback versions should follow next year, if planned.

The Korean manufacturer moved 473,000 Rios across the 6 continents last year making the Rio its biggest global seller. Whether the next gen will beat the class leading Ford Fiesta ST to its game still remains to be seen, we shall be watching.
ETA: 2017

Mercedes autonomous vehicle will be built to protect occupants before pedestrians.


Who needs a dog when you could have a loyal Mercedes autonomous vehicle???

Mercedes has finally answered the one question everyone has been asking which is, who will the car protect in a no-win traffic situation, occupant or pedestrians??? 
Mercedes chose to save the former and in their defense, better to save one than lose both.

In a statement by the Manager Driver Assistance Systems, Active Safety & Ratings, Christoph von Hugo, He said, “If you know you can save at least one person, at least save that one. Save the one in the car,”

If you fall into the category of the latter and can’t afford an autonomous vehicle to save you, do not worry, Mercedes assures you that 99% of their engineering works to prevent situations like this from happening.

What are your thoughts on this? Please do share with us in the comment section below.

Tuesday, 11 October 2016

BMW Lover Parks his E30 M3 in his living Room to avoid Hurricane Mathew



One BMW enthusiast showed just how much he loves his E30 M3 over the weekend by placing it into his living room to escape the fury of hurricane Matthew.

Florida resident Randy simply opened up the large double-doors of his house and parked the M3 right in the entrance way, which was also the perfect opportunity to spend some quality time with his pride and joy.

Given the desirability and value of pristine E30 M3s, we don't blame Randy for wanting to keep the car safe.

Well kept examples can fetch IN EXCESS OF $100,000, which by the way is significantly more than the $64,000 starting price of a brand new M3. 

The one that started the M3 mythos features a naturally-aspirated 2.3-liter four-cylinder engine delivering 192 hp and 170 lb-ft, a 5-speed manual gearbox, rear wheel drive and a limited slip differential. It was once named by Automobile Magazine as one of the greatest drivers cars ever made, and is still considered by many to be the purest M3 ever. 

Nigerian owned version of the Iconic M3

Monday, 3 October 2016

Paul Okoye and his son show off their uniform Jeep Wrangler (Photo)

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Teach them how to love cars so they will never have enough money for drugs.

Governor Rochas Okorocha Presents Car Gifts to Victorious Paralympics Gold Medalists.

Governor Rochas Okorocha has fulfilled a promise he made to the  Paralympic gold medalists by presenting car gifts to them after a nice outing at the recently concluded RIO 2016. See pictures.
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