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How Hood Scoops Work

Aug
28

Hood scoops are not necessary technology for automobiles to have but they can enhance a car’s performance if designed properly.  Many performance cars use hood scoops for just that reason.

The way that hood scoops work is actually pretty simple, but not widely known.  An engine gets oxygen from the outside air. Cool air is denser than hot air and thus has more oxygen in it, which produces more power when it burns. Since the air in the engine compartment is usually considerably hotter than the outside air, if the engine takes its intake air from under the hood, its power output will be reduced. The solution is allow the engine to breathe cooler, denser outside air, such as from a hood scoop.

2015 ROUSH Performance Ford F-150

Aug
27

2015 ROUSH Performance Ford F-150 Front AngleWhen Ford unveiled the all-new aluminum-bodied 2015 Ford F-150 in January of 2014, Ford enthusiasts were pretty excited. The first truck of its kind, the F-150’s weight was cut by a whopping 700lbs (depending on engine, body style, and bed size), boosting fuel economy as high as 26 mpg (depending on what engine is packed under the hood and options chosen). We couldn’t wait to get our hands on the new truck to ROUSH-ize it! The final product is here, and we are excited to unveil the newest ROUSH to our line-up: the 2015 ROUSH F-150.

The 2015 ROUSH F-150 features a host of aggressive body additions including: a ROUSH Front Grille with Clearance Lightning, ROUSH Front Bumper Cover, ROUSH Fender Flares with Clearance Lighting, a square “R” Hitch Cover, and a ROUSH License Plate and Frame. This F-150 wouldn’t be a ROUSH vehicle if it didn’t sound as aggressive as it looks, so a ROUSH Side-Exit Exhaust System has been added to provide a deep rumble.

1970 Plymouth HEMI Cuda Convertible Will Star at Mecum Monterey 2015

Aug
05

1970 Plymouth HEMI Cuda Convertible Front AngleWhile the famous Monterey Car Week is typically associated with multimillion-dollar purebred European sports cars and antique luxury automobiles, Mecum Auctions is bringing a game changer this year in the form of multimillion-dollar muscle—the king of American muscle cars, a rare 1970 Plymouth Hemi Cuda Convertible (Lot F69). The Executive Demonstrator of its designer, John Herlitz, the Hemi Cuda Convertible will be one of many highlights at Mecum’s annual Daytime Auction held at Hyatt Regency Monterey Hotel and Spa – Del Monte Golf Course on Aug. 13-15.

Liberty Walk Challenger – Cats Out Of The Bag

Jul
15

2015 Liberty Walk Dodge Challenger Hellcat Front AngleThe cats out of the bag, literally. After a long wait, we finally are able to bring you Vancouver’s first Liberty Walk Dodge Challenger Hellcat. This 700hp beast has been in our minds for a long long time, and it is a great feeling to see it take shape. As you can see on the exterior, we utilized the front and rear fender flares from Liberty Walk.

Chevrolet Lifts Lid on 2016 Camaro Convertible

Jun
25

2016 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible Front AngleThe electro-hydraulic power roof system features multilayer construction – including acoustic and thermal barriers – designed for a comfortable, quiet driving experience in all seasons. The top emulates the sleek silhouette of the Camaro coupe.

“The 2016 Camaro coupe will set the benchmark for the segment in terms of technology, performance and design,” said Todd Christensen, Camaro marketing manager. “Adding the most sophisticated top in the segment brings another level of refinement – and driving enjoyment – to the Camaro convertible.”

Vintage muscle cars: how to drive one in the 21st century

Jun
23

Muscle cars have become something of a cult movie staple over the last few decades and such success is reflected in the amount of fans now learning how to restore them.

Muscle cars occupy a special place in the heart of vintage cars fans and collectors alike. They are typically adorned with only two doors, 300 or more horsepower (funnily enough, cars with less than 300 horsepower are called ‘pony cars’) and usually a V8 motor.

Muscle cars production and popularity reached their peak towards the end of the 1960’s when they became the cars of choice for young rebellious crowds in search of a bit of thrill.

Mopar 15 Performance Kit Launches for 2015 Dodge Charger RT

Jun
09

2015 Mopar Dodge Charger RT 15 Performance Kits Front AngleMopar enthusiasts that feel the need to enhance the look and performance of their new 2015 Dodge Charger R/T can now do exactly that with a new Mopar ’15 performance kit. With just 50 units available, authorized dealerships are now accepting orders for the limited-edition Mopar ’15 kits for an MSRP of $3,550 with delivery to begin in early June.

“Mopar has a long history of delivering to enthusiasts performance and customization in unique and convenient packages,” said Pietro Gorlier, President and CEO — Mopar Brand Service, Parts and Customer Care, FCA. “We are now shifting into another gear and offering a limited-edition kit that will allow customers to really enhance the performance and look of their Dodge Charger R/T.”

Ford Mustang Fastback GT Premium 5.0L V8 by GeigerCars

May
15

2015 GeigerCars Ford Mustang Fastback GT Premium Front AngleThe centrepiece of the new Ford Mustang Fastback GT Premium is its 5.0-liter V8 engine, which now sends significantly more power to the rear wheels thanks to a supercharger installation: The boosted motor now delivers a sensational 709 hp, with 706 Nm of torque.

These big numbers give the six-speed manual Mustang GT the raw performance that its masculine appearance suggests. Top speed of this thundering wild horse rises to 305 km/h, with the benchmark 0-100km/h falling in just 3.9 seconds along the way. The cost of this conversion over and above the basic price of the Ford Mustang Fastback GT Premium is just 18,900 Euro.

2016 Mustang GT Convertible Will be Available With the Performance Package

May
11

2016 Ford Mustang Front AngleFor the 2016 model year, Mustang fastback and convertible welcome the return of the iconic California Special Package and Pony Package —two iconic Mustang trim levels made popular in the 1960s. Several other new options, including new stripes and wheels, allow owners to make their pony car as individual as they are.

Fans have been clamoring for the return of hood vent-integrated turn signals for years, and in a nod to heritage Ford is honoring the request, bringing back the popular feature as standard equipment for owners of the 2016 Mustang GT. First offered on the 1967 Mustang, secondary indicators in the hood vents would come to represent an iconic piece of pony car DNA. Now, this segment-exclusive feature will serve as an additional “heads-up” for Mustang GT drivers.

2015 ROUSH Performance Ford Mustang Stage 3

Apr
23

2015 ROUSH Performance Ford Mustang Stage 3 Front AngleThere is nothing quite as intense as the raw power of a 5.0L V8 engine. Add ROUSH Performance’s new 2015 2.3L TVS supercharger to the mix, and you’ve got a whole new beast on your hands. The all-new 2015 Stage 3 Mustang is a force to be reckoned with.

The 2015 ROUSH Stage 3 Mustang is the most powerful and well-balanced production Mustang to launch out of the ROUSH Performance garage. For starters, standard features include a ROUSH Quad-Tip exhaust (with the ROUSH Active Exhaust System as an optional add-on), and of course, the fierce new “R7” aerobody, complete with graphics and badging. Twists and turns are no match for the RS3, which comes equipped with a standard single adjustable coilover suspension system, with an optional competition-tuned 3-way adjustable system available.