Thursday, July 28, 2011

Hummer H2.

The Hummer H2 is only the second model sold by the Hummer marque, a division of General Motors. It shares its platform with the Chevrolet Tahoe and the GMC Yukon. The front of the Hummer uses a modified GM 2500 Series utility frame. The mid-section is completely new, while the rear section is from a modified GM 1500-Series frame upgraded to accommodate the 8,600 pound gross vehicle weight.
The engine found in the Hummer H2 from 2003 through 2005 was a six-liter V8 unit capable of producing 325 horsepower. In 2008, a 6.2-liter unit rated at 393 horsepower can be found under the bonnet.
All Hummer cars originate from a military vehicle; the M998 High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV). ‘HMMWV' is quite a mouthful, so soldiers shortened the name to Humvee's. When AM General began to produce similar cars for the civilian market, they dubbed them ‘Hummer'.

The Humvee was a 1.25-ton truck that was intended to replace the M151 and other light tactical vehicles. In addition to the Humvee line, AM General also provides parts and training support for all of its products. AM General's Engineering and Product Development Center also provides systems technical support for various other military vehicles. AM General has spent years cultivating a reputation as the ‘world leader in the design, engineering and production of military and special purpose vehicles'.
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Tuesday, July 5, 2011

BMW M5.

You can't stop the relentless march of progress, but it doesn't hurt to stop and take a look around every now and then at what you're leaving behind. Take the BMW M5, for example. The new twin-turbo model is, in every measurable way, better than the car it replaces. But we sure are going to miss that screeching V10.
Edo Competition is, too, and to bid farewell to the ten-cylinder super-sedan, the company has come out with one last modification package. Called the Dark Edition, the German tuning house has taken an M5 wagon and turned it into something fierce. By fitting new cats, BMW air filters and exhaust and tweaking the ECU, they've boosted output up from 500 horsepower and 384 pound-feet of torque to 555 hp and 413 lb-ft. Tasty.
All that extra muscle is said to be enough to drop half a second off the 0-62 mile-per-hour time, now down to 4.2 seconds, while raising the previously limited top speed from 155 mph to an Autobahn-crunching 190. And with the long-roof body-style, that means you can take the entire family, all their luggage and the dog on your high-speed jaunt to just about anywhere the road can take you.
The engine mods are coupled with a full aero kit, 20-inch alloys riding on a thin band of Dunlop rubber and a revised interior. And though the press release – which you can check out after the jump along with the high-res images in the gallery – makes no mention of a brake upgrade, we'd hope an outfit like Edo would know how to keep all that muscle in check.