Hellcat and Z06, be very afraid. Because when that 2015 Mustang 5.0L with the Hennessey script on its decklid sidles up next to you at the stoplight, it might very well be packing 717 supercharged horsepower. Dig the spurs in, pilgrim, and she’ll bolt to 60 mph in a scant 3.6 seconds. Keep your foot down, and the pressurized Coyote 5.0-liter 4-cammer will blaze to a white-hot 11.2-second quarter mile at 131 mph. It’s ponycar meets supercar.
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With a circuit time of 7:37 minutes on the northern loop of the Nürburgring, Zuffenhausen got a new competitor, who should by no means be lightly dismissed. On the 20.8 kilometres stretch through the Green Hell that makes up the circuit, the car is about seven seconds faster than the current Porsche 911 S and so seamlessly joins the series of successes of the legendary Z/28 models that have been making history since 1967.
Mainly responsible for the superior performance of the new Camaro Z/28 is the sumptuous seven-litre V8 heart with dry sump lubrication. Thank to titanium inlet valves, aluminium cylinder heads and new high-lift camshafts, the optimised LS7 power train straps a taut 507 HP and a mighty 637 newton metre torque on the drive shaft. A Tremec 6-speed gear shift mechanism, a K&N cold air intake air filter and an optimised body aerodynamics allow for an extremely superior performance apportioning as well as highly efficient cooling and stability during prolonged high-speed runs.
The engineering and design teams at Ford Motor Company led the development of the one-off 2015 F-35 Lightning II Edition Ford Mustang, which will be donated by Ford and sold at the Gathering of Eagles charity event. The event is held on Thursday, July 31, 2014 during the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) AirVenture Oshkosh 2014 – the World’s Greatest Aviation Celebration.
All proceeds from the sale of the car will benefit the EAA Young Eagles program, which has provided free introductory flights to more than 1.8 million young people since 1992, helping inspire and motivate the next generation of leaders, aviators and innovators.
Ford is the exclusive automotive sponsor of EAA AirVenture Oshkosh, held July 28 through Aug. 3 at Wittman Regional Airport in Oshkosh, Wis.
They used to be considered a secret tip: powerful Muscle-Cars from the USA, driven by high-performance V8-engines with more than 400 HP at insanely low prices. Today, the former secret has become a true scene. Corvette, Camaro and Mustang are now running at eye level with Porsche and friends. The processing quality has improved, chassis technology has turned more modern and even the high-performance engines are much more drivable than they used to be. One thing has stayed the same: they are comparatively low-priced!
The organisers of the award-winning Silverstone Classic (25-27 July) are delighted to announce an exciting and far-reaching new partnership with Pure Michigan, the US State’s official travel and tourism division.
One of America’s best-loved States, Michigan is the home of Detroit, the US’s leviathan motor industry and, of course, the Ford Mustang which is celebrating its 50th birthday in style at this summer’s epic three-day Silverstone Classic festival.
Pure Michigan will be supporting all the special Mustang celebrations staged at the massive event – these include dedicated displays, on-track parades, muscle car races, air displays, Motown music plus a host of other eye-catching and enthralling activities.
2014 Chevrolet Corvette C7.R Racecar is the next exclusive vehicle in that was premiered in Detroit and was co-developed with the all-new 2015 Corvette Z06. The two models represent the closest link between Corvettes built for racing and the road. Both share great levels of engineering and are equipped with new technologically advanced components such as the chassis architecture, engine and aerodynamics.
Corvette Racing will enter two C7.Rs in 2014 that will compete at the 52nd Rolex 24 At Daytona on January 25-26, and the GT Le Mans class in 11 races around North America. The team is also is expected to participate in June at the 24 Hours of Le Mans.
2015 Chevrolet Corvette Z06 is finally and officially here. The car was just revealed at the North American International Auto Show with its full specifications. This is the most track-capable Corvette in the brand’s history which is capable of producing 625 horsepower from a new supercharged engine and is equipped with and new, high-performance eight-speed automatic transmission.
Precisely, the new supercharged 6.2L engine is expected to deliver at least 625 horsepower (466 kW), and can be matched with either a seven-speed manual or a high-performance eight-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters for manual control. The aluminum frame carries over from the Corvette Stingray and will be used essentially unchanged for the Corvette Racing C7.R.
There is no vehicle more iconic than the head-turning Challenger, which serves as the perfect foundation to celebrate 100 years of Dodge style and performance. Based on the 2014 Dodge Challenger SXT Plus and R/T Plus models, the new 100th Anniversary Edition pays tribute to the brand’s history in contemporary Dodge style.
Shelby Performance Parts (SPP), a division of Shelby American, a wholly owned subsidiary of Carroll Shelby International Inc. (CSBI.PK), has now introduced the highly anticipated Shelby Wide Body Kit for 2010-2014 Mustang and Shelby models. The Shelby Wide Body package was unveiled on the 2013 Shelby GT500 Super Snake at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit this January, and was recently released for 2005-2009 Mustang and Shelby cars. Shelby Performance Parts now gives current generation Mustang and Shelby owners the option to buy the kit and have it installed by a local shop of their choosing.
In support of United Way for Southeastern Michigan (UWSEM), a package of Chrysler Group Chairman and CEO Sergio Marchionne’s customized 2011 Dodge Challenger SRT8 392 and Mopar’s latest HEMI® V-8 crate engine will be auctioned with all proceeds going to UWSEM. The auction will take place during the Barrett-Jackson auction in Palm Beach, Fla., April 4-6, 2013.
This special contribution runs concurrent with United Way’s annual community giving campaign that was launched in September with a $35 million fundraising goal for the organization. Marchionne, who serves as Campaign Chair for the campaign, helped kick-off the annual campaign on Sept. 14 with a symbolic torch lighting ceremony on Detroit’s Hart Plaza.