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The Cammed & Tubbed Podcast: Episode 236 – Owner’s Library

Cam and Brad are back this week for a new C&T episode. Cam shares a horrifying college story, while Brad talks about the work he did on his Audi. More Radwood prep is discusssed. Radwood is coming up on December 2nd, and as of right now we only have 24 …

Redusernab Podcast: Episode 225 – Renegade Hybrids [SEMA 2017]

This episode Chris Hayes is joined by Renegade Hybrids of Las Vegas; purveyors of the famous LS engine swap kits for the Porsche 911. You’ve likely seen or read about their work over the last year as they made a big splash at SEMA 2016 offering up test drives to a …

Gripes about Ford’s many similar buttons

Above is a close look at the climate controls of the new 2018 Ford Expedition. They seem rather unremarkable, typical Ford-like, as they have been for many years now. These controls are located below the infotainment screen and below the radio buttons and knobs. Basically, these are the lowest placed …

Podcast: Episode 224 – Will Baty from Centerforce Clutches [SEMA 2017]

The first in our series of SEMA 2017 podcasts Will Baty of Centerforce clutches stops by to talk about… clutches.  We talk about what to expect visiting SEMA and the realities of tradeshows at large before we dive head first into “Clutchlandia”.  Clutchlandia is a magical place where friction is high slipping …

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Aston Martin Is Ready For Le Mans With A New Vantage GTE

Sweet holy Moses, there’s a new Aston Martin GTE racer in town, and we are swooning like this is our first crush. We thought their 2017-spec Vantage GT2 was rad, but this brand new 2018 version is downright gorgeous. Here it is, folks, the car that Aston Martin will use to battle against the best from Corvette, Porsche, Ferrari, Ford, and BMW in the 2018/19 World Endurance Championship megaseason. If you thought the road car was slick, just check out this monster and try not to weep from overwhelming joy. The lines of this car are so spectacularly gorgeous that you want to stare at it for hours, but then it fires up and flames shoot out of the massive side-exit exhaust and you might run away in fright. 

Full specs and more photos to see after the jump. 

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This is the all-new Aston Martin Vantage

Say hello to a brand-new Vantage.

This is Aston Martin’s latest machine to wear a name that goes back to 1951. Today it’s applied to a vehicle that doesn’t just continue on with a storied legacy, but rockets the Vantage into the future.

It’s aggressively styled. From the oversized grille to the integrated rear ducktail and massive diffuser, there’s a lot to take in here. With its short wheelbase, it appears eager and ready for action and the aero elements should help keep that action firmly planted to the ground.

Inside the cabin space, you’ll find a more focused cockpit compared not just to Vantages of old but to the latest DB11 as well. This is the sports car, the drivers car, compared to the more grand touring nature of the larger DB11.

Without an engine to power it, of course, a car like this is nothing more than rolling art. Thankfully, Aston Martin have fitted the Vantage with an AMG-developed 4.0-liter twin-turbocharged V8. It’s set low in the chassis and far enough back that the engineers have created a 50:50 weight distribution. B

ring the engine to life with a press of a button and you have 503 horsepower and 505 lb-ft of torque at your disposal. That peak torque figure runs from 2k rpm up through 5k rpm, which coupled with a dry weight of 3300 lbs means copious vehicular shenanigans are a mere throttle blip away.

Like the other modern Aston Martin products, the engine is controlled through a rear-mounted ZF 8spd gearbox. Press the paddle to call up first gear, and you can move from 0-60 miles per hour in 3.6 seconds and onward to a 195 mile per hour top speed. Aston Martin’s most sporting model is all-new and appears to be better than ever.

It goes on sale now with a starting price of $150k. Stay tuned because we’ll tell you how it drives in the very near future…

Redusernab Asks: Which vehicle are you thankful for this year?

Jeff Glucker November 20, 2017 Redusernab Asks

I still can’t believe it’s a vehicle that you can go to a dealership and purchase. The asking price is well under $100,000. The horsepower figure is over 700. Inside, you’ll find room for five adults. The top speed is 204 miles per hour. It’s a Dodge. It’s the Dodge Charger Hellcat, to be more precise… and it’s one of the most insane cars ever built, and I’m thankful for the fact that it exists even if I can’t afford one of my own.

We live in crazy times. Cars are a nice way to refocus on the good in our lives. What vehicle are reminds you of this? Which vehicle out there, new or old, are you thankful that it exists?

The Carchive: The Triumph Dolomite 1300

The table is all laid out, the plates are piping hot and there’s a hostess trolley full of goodness on its way from the kitchen. But what’s it full of? Well, we’re digging right down from the choice cuts on the surface, through the fat and bone until we reach the gristle and cartilage before it gets left at the side of your plate.

At last weeks banquet we dined richly on the 1980 Mercury Cougar, but today’s dish is rather more lean and less ostentatiously garnished. It’s the 1976 Triumph Dolomite 1300. Welcome back to The Carchive.

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The News for November 17th, 2017

Greg Kachadurian November 17, 2017 The News!

Welcome to the Redusernab News! As always, this is a weekly recap of some of the biggest stories in the automotive industry without the fluff or bull. There’s also just a little opinion of mine because I can. This week:

  • The Corvette ZR1 returns

  • Singer unveils stunning 964 with help of Williams

  • Dallara’s new Stradale is a true purist’s car

  • Aston Martin confirms track-only Valkyrie is coming

  • Tesla surprises with crazy promises for new Roadster, returning in 2020

  • What’s your automotive news?

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The Cammed & Tubbed Podcast: Episode 236 – Owner’s Library

Cam and Brad are back this week for a new C&T episode. Cam shares a horrifying college story, while Brad talks about the work he did on his Audi. More Radwood prep is discusssed. Radwood is coming up on December 2nd, and as of right now we only have 24 pre-registration spaces remaining. Check out Radwood.co to get your tickets and find out more.

Check out our Instagram, our Twitter, and our Facebook pages. As always, we’d really appreciate it if you would rate us on iTunes, share us with your friends, and maybe if you’re feeling nice, interact with us on those social medias. If you’re so inclined, Cammed & Tubbed also now has . You can even join our Cammed & Tubbed slack to chat with us basically all day, and get some live updates from Cam and Brad on our project cars.

The DFL Show: Episode 80 – Who Are The Force Sisters?

Stef has a horrible story of weekend Lemons racing. Brad made a mistake and later watches Eric make the same mistake. We jump into news and issue awards before bouncing out. Hope you enjoy it!

Check out our Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook pages. As always, we’d really appreciate it if you would rate us on iTunes, share us with your friends, and maybe if you’re feeling nice, interact with us on those social medias. If you prefer your recaps in written form, make sure you check out Pat’s Formula Fun here on Redusernab.

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Redusernab Asks: We’re about to drive the new Kia Stinger, what do you want to know?

Jeff Glucker November 16, 2017 Redusernab Asks

Today, I’m in Hollywood to attend a launch event for Kia’s latest machine. It’s the 2018 Kia Stinger and it has its sight set on some lofty goals. Is this really a potential BMW 3-Series or Infiniti Q50 competitor?

That I don’t know yet, but I do know that I am incredibly intrigued by the idea of a rear-wheel-drive (or all-wheel-drive if you want it) sports sedan/hatchback.

There’s a four-cylinder engine offered, but we’re here to sample the larger 3.3-liter twin-turbocharged V6 and its 365 horsepower output.

I worry that this will be a car that I’ll really enjoy… and no one will buy. Regardless, it’s nearly time for me to take the keys to one. What do you want to know about it?

I’ll put my thoughts in the video review and also answer some questions here later in the day.

Bad Idea: Subaru Tribeca Stretch Limo

Let’s say you came into some FU money. You’re a big-shot now so you hire a driver because you can’t party with strippers conduct important business and drive at the same time. Since you have a driver, you decide to procure a custom stretch limo, because Maybachs are for tasteless Wall Street hacks. What do you order?

These days large SUVs are the most popular basis for stretch limos, but you don’t care about what’s popular. Sedans, and whatever the hell Ford picked to replace the almighty Panther, are equally lame. Vans, like a customized Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, are huge and comfortable but you don’t want to mistaken for a hotel shuttle. No, you think outside the box, possibly while really high, and you find your answer – Subaru Tribeca! 

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Watch Budweiser pay tribute to Dale Earnardt Jr with One Last Ride

Dale Earnhardt Jr is approaching his final NASCAR race. His professional racing career, which started when he was 17 years old, is turning the corner into its final chapter in a series that’s seen an Earnhardt run for decades. As part of the goodbye tour for Dale, one of his long-standing sponsors has created a video to show its appreciation for all that Jr has done for them in this arena.

Now, I’m no big NASCAR fan. That’s . But Dale Jr has always seen like a stand-up guy working for wins against a sea of racers that want to beat him solely because he’s his father’s son. Dale is a two-time Busch Series champion, two-time winner of the Daytona 500, and a perennial fan favorite. He’s the guy you want to see do well in this sport, and he also clearly has fun with it as well.

So if, like myself, you’re not much of a NASCAR fan, you can be a Dale Jr fan. Hit play on the video above and watch this well-produced short ode to a man who is a major part of the NASCAR universe, and will continue to be when he moves into the broadcast booth next season.

Also… sidenote: I’d love to see a craft brewery compete in this space. Someone needs to step up with the dollars and sponsor the Fontana or Sonoma events.