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2014 OCT Tuning Dodge Challenger SRT8-700

Jul
21

2014 OCT Tuning Dodge Challenger SRT8-700 FrontFor the settled in Austria and Switzerland company O.CT Oberscheider Tuning GmbH, car compressor engineering for cars made by Audi, Chevrolet, Chrysler, Dodge or Jeep, is part of the daily job for many years.

The success is resounding, as can simply be checked by reading different publications in the specialized press. As only the notion Supercharger Conversion comes into, not only insiders get keen-eared! In the present case, O.CT Tuning has „converted“ a Dodge Challenger SRT8 with 6.4 liters of engine size.

During the conversion, there have been installed a compressor kit and a charge air cooler system, but before all, there was made an individual software optimization. By doing this, the software gets professionally matched to the particular car – so, not at all „off the peg“.

Horsepower Unleashed – Motivating the All-New Ford Mustang with Improved Power-to-Weight Ratios

Jul
18

2015 Ford Mustang Front AngleThe all-new 2015 Ford Mustang offers three great engines including a standard 300-horsepower V6, a brand-new 310-horsepower EcoBoost® or an upgraded 435-horsepower V8. Each powerplant is available with either a manual or automatic transmission that makes the pony car a great all-around performer – no matter how the equipment is mixed and matched to suit any individual driving style.

The fewer the pounds a car carries for every unit of horsepower generated by the engine, the quicker and nimbler it feels, making power-to-weight ratio a key measure of performance. A recent study by Autoblog of cars currently available in the U.S. market puts Mustang at the top of the charts in power-to-weight ratio for all three price categories a customer can specify.

Mustang extends its lead further for 2015 with the EcoBoost-powered fastback now carrying fewer than 11.4 pounds per horsepower; Mustang GT has as few as 8.52 pounds per horsepower.

2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Supercharged With HEMI Hellcat Engine [video]

Jul
14

2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Performance Front AngleDodge is giving its Challenger owners full on bragging rights at the drag strip and racing to the front line of the horsepower wars with its new 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat.

The 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat is the fastest muscle car ever with a National Hot Rod Association-certified ¼-mile elapsed time of 11.2 seconds at 125 miles per hour (mph) with stock Pirelli P275/40ZR20 P Zero tires. With drag radials, the run dropped to just 10.8 seconds at 126 mph!

Barrett-Jackson Edition Shelby GT

Jul
10

Barrett-Jackson Edition Shelby GT FrontShelby American, a wholly owned subsidiary of Carroll Shelby International, Inc. (CSBI:PK), will auction serial #1 of the Barrett-Jackson Edition Shelby GT at this year’s Barrett-Jackson Reno-Tahoe auction, taking place from July 31 – Aug 2 in Reno, Nevada. The convertible muscle car, clad in black with red stripes, is slated to be sold before an international audience on Aug. 1 (Lot #725). This 2008 model year program was created by Shelby American, Barrett-Jackson and Ford Motor Company; production was limited to 100 badged and serial numbered cars.

Pure Michigan: Pure Mustang

Jul
09

50-years-of-Mustang-history-will-be-celebrated-at-SilverstoneThe 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.

707 HP Makes 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Most Powerful Musclecar

Jul
03

2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat debuted two months ago, showing off its great new engine – the supercharged 6.2-liter HEMI Hellcat. The unit produces an unprecedented 707 horsepower (520 kW) and 650 lb.-ft. (480 lb-ft) of torque. These figures make the Challenger the most powerful muscle car that Dodge has ever built. In fact, it makes it the most powerful muscle car ever.

For the first time in Chrysler Group history, the 2015 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat comes standard with two key fobs – red and black. The red key fob is the only key that can unlock the full 707 horsepower and torque potential of the powerplant, while the black key fob limits the driver to a reduced engine output of 500 horsepower (368 kW).

2016 Chevrolet Camaro Gets Optional 4-Cylinder Unit

Jul
01

2016 Chevrolet Camaro won’t look much different than the current generation model. However it will include an optional four cylinder engine. The car will also grow on size, meaning that Chevrolet won’t utilize anymore the short-wheelbase version of Alpha from the Cadillac ATS, but rather – the long-wheelbase CTS.

In other words this will make the new Camaro 2.3 inches longer than the current, all in all – 114.6 inches. This means that it will be 7.5 inches longer than the 2015 Ford Mustang, but still shorter than the current Dodge Challenger.

2015 Mustang To Include Ford SYNC 911 Assist

Jun
27

2015 Ford Mustang range is going to include the new Ford SYNC 911 Assist. The features are debuting on the car and will offer emergency dispatchers. 911 Assist uses a mobile phone connected to SYNC to call 911 directly when needed. The system will provide even more detail about a crash to aid in the dispatch of the appropriate resources. To make an instance, if the dispatcher knows that both front safety belts were fastened at the time of a high-speed collision, he or she may decide to send an additional ambulance directly to the scene. This is because, safety belt monitoring varies based on the airbag systems in the vehicle.

Furthermore, the 911 Assist need customer’s consent to enable the feature when pairing a cell-phone to SYNC in the beginning. The customer has the option to cancel the call before it is placed. In the event of an airbag deployment or fuel shutoff, there is a direct 911 call. Then, the operator receives a brief and prerecorded message that a Ford vehicle has been in a crash and has the option to retrieve vehicle GPS information.

Chevrolet Receives Four 2014 AutoPacific Vehicle Satisfaction Awards

Jun
25

Chevrolet has received a total of four 2014 AutoPacific Vehicle Satisfaction Awards. This means that for 2014 the company has the most won awards when compared to other single vehicle manufacturers. The customer’s satisfaction has been measured in 50 categories. The vehicles which have received the top-honors inn their segment are: the Impala in the Large Car segment, the Sonic – in the Economy car segment, the Corvette, being the best Sports car and at last but not least – the Camaro rated as the top Sporty car.

The wins move Chevrolet up five spaces in relative ranking among other manufacturers compared to last year. Today’s company car lineup is the best in the brand’s history. It has the design, performance, technology and safety that absolutely corresponds to consumers expectations. The proof for this is these four awards, which also show that Chevrolet has focused on offering the best possible experience for the consumer.

New Airbag Design For 2015 Ford Mustang

Jun
23

2015 Ford Mustang will be equipped with a brand new airbag, which was designed for additional passenger safety by providing inflatable restraint protection in a smaller, lighter package. In addition, it also enables a roomier interior ant thus – more comfort. The new airbag will be introduced in the musclecar later this year and it will come as a standard. The safety system will also offer customers more robust package of sensors, safety belt anchor pretensioners, improved exterior lighting and double the total number of airbags.

In the first steps of developing this technology, the inflatable plastic bladder is integrated into the glove box door and provides front passenger knee protection. Other applications of this technology allow airbags to be placed in new locations inside the vehicle are in current development.