Wow, 1946 Aero Packard Flyer “Dream Rod” with 2000Hp 41-liter Engine (photos and video)

15 06 2009

This “monster” has a 41-liter motor that produces, you don’t believe, a 2000 horsepower and 3000 lb-ft of torque. That’s right, this thing is actually even more bad ass than Leno’s container car. It was constructed by Rodney Rucker and knowing as the “Dream Rod,” one of the three Blastolene Brothers also responsible for shop the reservoir car and the insane Hemi Trike we stippled at the Grand National Roadster Show before this year.

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Early we thought a vehicle like Jay Leno’s Tank Car would be a one-off. After all, how many hot rods out there are thirty feet long and have a 1792 cubic-inch turbocharged V12 underneath the hood putting out 1600 horsepower? But after the Los Angeles Car Concours “d’Elegance” this past weekend we can see from that giant engine outstanding out of its fuselage, it does have some rather impressive engine.

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24 Hours of Le Mans 2009 Results: Peugeot win the Race

15 06 2009

Peugeot‘s took first and second place at the in the famous race 24 Hours of Le Mans 2009 in which racers has driven 382 laps, 3,247 miles for 24 hours. After a ten-second spell in the depths, the No. 1 Audi R15‘s doom was sealed, and when the tartan weary finally dropped, the Audi was seven laps behind the No. 9 Peugeot.

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Nevertheless just as impressive as Peugeot‘s win (and its first-place fixed since 9 pm last night) is the 007 Lola Aston Martin’s fourth-place stop, the Corvette C6. R’s undivided and utter dominance of GT1 and the verity that every free GT2 car – counting the No. 85 Spyker C8 Laviolette – beat out the single Porsche 911 GT3 RSR after the three other 997s slowly succumbed to abrasion.

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