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.
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Shelby American, Inc. will end production of the current generation American muscle car, the Shelby GT350. Shelby American will take new orders for its GT350 through December 31, 2013. Production of all other Shelby performance cars will continue.
“The Shelby GT350 is one of the world’s most celebrated, iconic muscle cars,” said John Luft, president of Shelby American. “The model’s limited production has long been part of its appeal.
How unbroken the interest in the legendary pony cars is, proves the fact that it is currently seriously considered to give these very special automobile type, which fascinates since the mid-1960s, a renaissance. So let us be surprised.
A well-known representative of this vehicle type was and is the Chevrolet Camaro. The in fact offered only in the U.S. top model goes by the name Camaro SS (for Super Sport) and it is built by SLP, a tuner and refiner, who can be compared to the M-GmbH (BMW) or AMG (Mercedes-Benz).
From $15 chrome valve-stem caps to $1,775 leather seats, Mopar will offer a full menu of accessories for the 2014 Jeep® Grand Cherokee, the most-awarded sport utility vehicle (SUV) ever.
“For Jeep Grand Cherokee owners who want to further enhance their vehicle, we have a catalog full of proven, quality-tested accessories,” said Pietro Gorlier, President and CEO of Mopar, Chrysler Group LLC’s service, parts and customer-care brand. “Unlike any other aftermarket company, our accessories are designed and tested by the same designers and engineers who created our premium SUV.”
Subaru is bringing production of its popular Impreza model to the US by pumping $400 million into its plant in Lafayette, IN. The company will begin producing the Impreza in 2016 by way of this plant.
This expansion involves an increase in the physical space of the plant, the installation of new equipment, and the hiring of new employees. The automobile production facility, which is known as Subaru Indiana Automotive (SIA), currently produces the Subaru Tribeca, Outback, and Legacy models. Its output is around 200,000 of these vehicles per year. The expansion effort involves both the building of a new paint plant, and the modification of the vehicle assembly line to produce more vehicles. This expansion, which will increase the plant’s total square footage by about over 500,000 square feet, will result in the plant’s being able to produce about 100,000 more vehicles per year.
The legendary Ford Edsel, which was only produced between 1958 and 1960, was a visionary vehicle that never really got off the ground with the American car buying public at the time. It was such a spectacular failure that it nearly drove the legendary car maker into total bankruptcy. Today, however, there are less than ten thousand of them around and one can easily fetch more than $100,000 and are highly valued by collectors.
The car was named for Henry Ford’s son Edsel, a truly gifted engineer and designer. The major factor was the enormous cost to develop and produce the Edsel. Ford ended up spending nearly $250 million to produce and advertise the car. In 1958, that was a ridiculous amount of money and did, indeed, nearly bankrupt the automaker.
Chevrolet has rocked the racing world since day one. It is from these tracks that the cars and trucks on streets are running successfully. Winning for a hundred years, the Chevrolet looks forward to continue the same in the centuries to come. Racing has a direct effect on improving the Chevy. Testing the Corvette is not the only task accomplished at Nürburgring, Camaro SS, Cruz and ZL1 are tried out on the same lane. Watch the Chevys power and technology in the racing series.
If you are like most people, you value the investment you have made into your vehicle. After all, not only did you put a great deal of money into purchasing it, you also count on it to get you where you need to be on a pretty regular basis. In order to protect your investment, as well as help ensure that it remains a reliable source of transportation, you will want to treat it right.
The 2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 returns as the most powerful, technologically advanced, high-performance Jeep vehicle ever – featuring a combination of Jeep’s legendary capability and utility, merged with the renowned advanced performance engineering from Chrysler Group’s Street and Racing Technology (SRT) team.
Joining the Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 lineup for 2013 are two exclusive, special-edition models, including the Bright White “Alpine” edition and Brilliant Black “Vapor” edition.
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.