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Information on McLaren and the brand

Feb
23

There is nothing that expresses the pure McLaren brand than the new McLaren sports car, the MP4-12C.  Although this is a supercar, it is not an inaccessible one and although its £168,500 might seem expensive to many of us, it is the fastest road car that money can buy.

The car is stunningly beautiful. Its 600 bhp of raw power comes from a 3.8-litre twin-turbo V8 and it will take you to 124 mph from rest in just ten seconds. Much of it is constructed from carbon fibre and it has a revolutionary suspension system that uses hydraulically inter-connected dampers.

The car is unmistakably McLaren. It shape is designed to provide the ultimate in aerodynamic performance and by employing the same technology and wind tunnel that is used to design formula One race cars everything has been designed to provide optimum downforce as well a minimising drag.

1969 Chevrolet Camaro Custom Drag Rad Rides by Troy

Feb
23

1969 Chevrolet Camaro Custom Drag Rad Rides by Troy - Muscle Cars BlogThis Jaw Dropping 1969 Chevrolet Camaro is priced at US $299,000.00 and serves as further proof, as if anywhere needed, that no one builds a more radical rides than Troy Trepanier of “ Rad Rides by Troy” fame. Well over $600,000.00 was invested in building this incredible machine, which rockets out of the chute under the spell of a gigantic Tunnel-Port 710 C.I. Chuck Norton engine cranking thru a Lenco 3-Speed to a Mark Williams third member. Rad Rides by Troy is also responsible for the eye catching yet very tasteful designed Orange and Silver paint scheme. Based on a Jerry Bickle Racing Chassis, this car uses a complete Race Pack data logging system to insure maximum performance. This car is a custom 1 of 1 and has never seen the racetrack. Below is a list of the vehicle highlights. Click on Read more for LOTS of pictures!

Chevrolet Camaro wrapped in chrome vinyl

Feb
19

Chevrolet Camaro wrapped in chrome vinyl - Muscle Cars BlogWe’ve seen our fair share of chromed cars – everything from an Audi R8 V10 to a Lamborghini Murcielago Roadster – but here’s something American – a real muscle car.

Talk about a flashy Camaro, literally! Vinyl wraps have been all the rage in the aftermarket, allowing car owners to change up their car’s color completely and unlimited times, but also 100% reversible. The Czech guys from Tintek.cz – specialist in wrapping sports cars – are back with a new chrome vinyl. They outfitted the vinyl to a Chevrolet Camaro SS and an Audi TT.

Tintek says the Camaro is the first chrome application of this kind in the Czech Republic, as the effect is not obtained by painting the car but by applying a special 3-D foil over the original paintwork. They also offer the chrome effect in gold, black, green, blue, orange, red and violet. This is what I call an original tuning project! Check out the video on Read more!

Texting While Driving: A Dangerous Driving Habit

Feb
16

The mobile phone has made our lives so much easier with its ability to keep us in touch with various facets of our lives. Communications have improved with its widespread use. However, when combined with driving, the mobile phone doesn’t receive such positive accolades. Actually, since the short message service (SMS), also known as texting, was introduced, mobile phones have made driving even more hazardous.

Since the beginning of the ability to send short text messages, many people have also realized the dangers of doing this while driving. However, given the convenience as well as the short nature of these messages, people still continue to do this dangerous driving habit. As a result, there is a growing incidence of car accidents that occur due to texting while driving.

1965 Ford Mustang Fastback GT Custom

Feb
14

1965 Ford Mustang Fastback GT Custom - Muscle Cars BlogThis 1965 Ford Mustang Fastback GT Custom is incredible! Fully custom craftsmanship, 6 year restoration. Signed by carroll shelby, patience to detail produced impressive performance and top quality fabrication. Each nut and bolt is grade 8 or polished stainless steal. Wide body with smooth flares. Patience during assembly produced beautiful body alignment, fiberglass hood reinforced with steel rods at seams to prevent warping from heat. As you can see, no expense spared! Read more and check out the gallery!

2011 Ford Mustang GT 5.0 Auburn Edition Custom

Feb
13

2011 Ford Mustang GT 5.0 Auburn Edition Custom - Muscle Cars BlogThis brand new 2011 Mustang GT 5.0 was designed and built by Cahaba Custom Cars LLC. in Birmingham, AL. Various design modifications were implemented to further boast its already muscular appearance. We have added a custom painted front and rear spoiler, body color rear air diffuser, lowering springs by Ford Racing and a very throaty but beautiful sounding Roush exhaust with 4” chrome tips. All of our work is done in house to ensure the highest quality product available. PPG Global paints and clear coat were used. The striping on this car was painted over the original color and then burried under 5 layers of clear coat, wet sanded and polished to a mirror finish. This is far superior to the traditional factory vinyl tape stripe in looks, feel, and durability. Click on Read more for fantastic gallery and more information!

2009 Dodge Challenger Hurst Black & Gold Supercharged Custom Convertible

Feb
12

2009 Dodge Challenger Hurst Black & Gold Supercharged Custom Convertible - Muscle Cars BlogWe present you “one of one” 2009 Dodge Challenger Hurst Black & Gold Supercharged Custom Convertible. This muscle car baby has only 10k miles on the 575 vortech supercharged and guess what – it has never seen rain! Been garaged in Las Vegas. As you know,  Hurst Performance closed doors in July 2011 and that makes this convertible hurst completed by “droptop customs” – a truly “one of one” in the world. Click on read more for full description and images!

2010 Chevrolet Camaro 2SS Extreme Edition – Unique

Feb
10

2010 Chevrolet Camaro 2SS Extreme Edition - Unique - Muscle Cars BlogCallaway, Hennessey, etc…. EAT YOUR HEART OUT! You are looking at one of the BADDEST 5th GEN Camaros on the planet! 2010 Chevrolet Camaro 2SS #001 EXTREME PERFORMANCE edition. That’s right, this is the prototype and it is loaded with features not seen on any of the other Extreme Camaros. We know that this car rolls on $10k worth of wheels and tires. Over $7,000 was invested in the Baer 6 pot brake package before $1,800 in custom color matching powder coating was applied. Feast your eyes on a partial list of extras on this BEAST of a Camaro: Click on Read more and check out the gallery! Video is available, too!

Ford Mondeo Titanium X Sport

Feb
08

The Ford Mondeo range of cars offers the best in style, appearance and performance on the roads without compromising on quality or safety. These models are available in various specifications and styles to suit the requirements of all.

The Mondeo range starts with Edge which is priced at £17,795+, while the Zetec costs about £19,095. The Mondeo Titanium which offers better features than the Zetec is priced at about £20,695 while prices for the Titanium X and Titanium X Sport start at £22,695 and £26,845 respectively. Do remember that these are the buy it new prices and you can find a second hand Ford Mondeo for much cheaper from previous owners.

The Mondeo Titanium X Sport features Ford’s full kinetic design and innovative technology, ensuring an unbelievable driving experience. These cars are available in two body styles namely 5 door and Estate derivatives with a 2.0 163 PD TDCi, 2.2 200PS TDCi or 2.0 240PS EcoBoost engine. Click on Read more for gallery!

New 2013 Ford Shelby GT500 Convertible for SVT 20th Anniversary with 650HP

Feb
08

New 2013 Ford Shelby GT500 Convertible for SVT 20th Anniversary - Muscle Cars BlogCHICAGO, Feb. 8, 2012 – The official launch of SVT came during the 1992 Chicago Auto Show with the unveiling of the 1993 SVT Mustang Cobra and SVT F-150 Lightning. Now Ford returns to Chicago to celebrate its past and look to the future with the 2013 Shelby GT500 convertible.

In honor of SVT’s anniversary, a commemorative lighted sill plate will be used in the 2013 Shelby GT500 to celebrate the many years of performance vehicles. The 1993 SVT Mustang Cobra offered a 235-horsepower 5.0-liter V8 engine, which demonstrates just how far the products have come in 20 years. The 2013 Shelby GT500 with its 650-horsepower V8 marks the latest offering from one of the oldest and most successful automotive performance groups in the world.

“The Shelby GT500 convertible is every bit the performer that the coupe is,” said Kerry Baldori, SVT Global Performance Vehicles chief engineer. “All of the significant changes we made in the program were instrumental in delivering a convertible that could really shine on the track but can still be driven on a daily basis.” Read more and see gallery!