A modification of custom cars with separate chassis, e.g. utes, which raises the floor pan and lowers the body, to give the impression that the body has been pulled down over the chassis right down to street level.
A hemi engine (from hemisphere) is an internal combustion engine in which the roof of each cylinder’s combustion chamber is of hemispherical form.
A brief loss of power upon acceleration.
High performance vehicle:
Designed specifically for speed. The construction involves providing a capable power train, handling and braking systems to support it. Specially designed racing cars are not normally regarded as performance cars, but performance cars are often raced.
When the transmission doesn’t downshift to first gear at a stop and takes off in high gear.
A hissing noise can indicate a crack in the exhaust manifold, exhaust pipe, leaking gasket or blockage.
A car with simultaneous petrol or diesel engine and an electric motor, both of which can propel it. Usually lower on gas emissions and petrol, but lower on performance.