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2013 Ford Shelby GT500 Debuts As Most Powerful Production V8

Nov
15

2013 Ford Shelby GT500 Debuts As Most Powerful Production V8 - Muscle Cars Blog2013 Ford Shelby GT500 Debuts As Most Powerful Production V8 in the World with 650 Horsepower, Top Speed of 200+ MPH

  • New Ford Shelby GT500 is powered by an aluminum 5.8-liter supercharged V8 producing 650 horsepower and 600 lb.-ft. of torque, making it the most powerful production V8 engine in the world
  • Nearly every vehicle system has been optimized including powertrain, brakes, gearing and suspension
  • New Shelby GT500 sets a performance-driven design standard with new downforce- generating front grilles, aggressive splitter, new quad exhaust system and two new forged-aluminum wheels
  • Also new for 2013 is an optional Performance Package with SVT-designed Bilstein electronic adjustable dampers and a Torsen limited-slip differential. The offering can be coupled with a track package for all-out racetrack performance
LOS ANGELES, Nov. 15, 2011 – The ultimate Ford Mustang – Shelby GT500 – raises the bar high on performance with the introduction of the new 2013 model that goes on sale next year delivering 650 horsepower and a top speed of more than 200 mph.
“SVT keeps the Shelby GT500 on the cutting edge of technology and takes muscle car performance to new heights,” said Jost Capito, director of Global Performance Vehicles and Motorsport Business Development. “We encapsulated every aspect of performance in this car – whether it’s 0-60, top speed, racetrack or quarter-mile times. Beyond that, the daily driver also will find this car perfectly fits his or her needs.” Read more!

Ford Mustang Boss 302: Back with More for 2013, Paying Homage to a ’70s Legend

Nov
15

Ford Mustang Boss 302: Back with More for 2013, Paying Homage to a ’70s Legend - Muscle Cars Blog

  • 2013 Ford Mustang Boss 302 builds on the heritage of the 1970 Boss 302 with new, reflective hockey stick graphics package – first modern application on a production car
  • Also new for 2013 is heritage-inspired School Bus Yellow paint and Sterling Gray accents on Boss Laguna Seca, which delivers race-ready suspension, aerodynamic details and removed rear seat
  • Ford SYNC® connectivity system becomes a standard Boss feature for 2013, adding to a specially tuned engine, quad exhaust, brakes, suspension and design that optimize weight, aerodynamics and track performance
LOS ANGELES, Nov. 15, 2011 – The Ford Mustang Boss 302 is all about performance, and a nod to heritage comes standard with new paint options and design details for 2013.
A new hockey stick graphic featuring reflective stripes is added to the new Boss, calling back the 1970 Boss 302. 2013 Boss 302 and Boss Laguna Seca models feature new School Bus Yellow paint, honoring Parnelli Jones’ 1970 Trans-Am championship car prepared by Bud Moore.
“Everything we did for 2013 is consistent with and links directly back to our 1970 heritage. The reflective stripes and hockey stick graphic in particular mean something to Mustang enthusiasts,” said Dave Pericak, Mustang chief engineer. “Last year, we proved the car had what it takes to perform, and this year we focused on enhancing its eye-catching looks and celebrating its history.”
The reflective stripes on Boss come to life when lights hit them, similar to how they did in 1970 on the Mustang Boss 302. The new stripe follows the classic hockey stick motif by going over the fender and extending down the body panel.
Boss Laguna Seca has new Sterling Gray accents and will be available in vintage School Bus Yellow and black paint offerings, complemented by hockey stick stripes and gray interior rear cross-brace. Gray also sets off the front grille, mirror caps and rear pedestal spoiler, while Laguna Seca rear badging and unique two-tone gray and silver wheels round out the exterior accents. Unlike the previous model, the roof will not feature colored accents. Read more!

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Nov
12

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2012 Camaro ZL1 Video 4: Designed for Downforce

Nov
11

2012 Camaro ZL1 Video 4: Designed for Downforce - Muscle Cars BlogDETROIT – With supercar levels of performance and technology, the 580-horsepower (432-kW) Camaro ZL1 can reach 170 mph (273 km/h) on the famed Nürburgring’s Nordschleife course in Germany. To maintain stability and steering response at that speed, the ZL1 features an aerodynamic design that generates downforce to press the tires against the track.

“The Camaro ZL1 lapped the Nürburgring in an incredible 7:41.27 seconds, which would not have been possible without work of our aerodynamics team,” said Al Oppenheiser, Camaro chief engineer. “The design of the ZL1 creates downforce like a race car, harnessing air pressure to press the tires against the track for extra grip and control at high speeds.”

Most production cars are designed with some lift at speed slip through the air for improved fuel economy. The Camaro LS and Camaro SS are no exceptions, enabling the Camaro LS to deliver 323 horsepower (241 kW) and up to 30 mpg on the highway.

Design for high-speed track capability takes in other considerations.

For the ZL1 – the fastest Camaro ever – the aerodynamics team set out to generate downforce for improved handing at speed while minimizing the amount of increased drag that could reduce fuel economy and the vehicle’s top speed. With the computer-assisted design recommendations, engineers tested full-scale clay models and full-size prototypes in the General Motors’ wind tunnel – shaping clay and trimming foam board by hand to affect changes and measure them immediately.

Outside of the aerodynamics laboratory, engineers tested the ZL1’s aero aids on GM’s Milford Road Course, other race tracks and the unique “rolling road” wind tunnel at the Auto Research Center in Indianapolis.

When the dust settled and the wind-tunnel blades came to a stop, the Camaro ZL1 produced 65 pounds of downforce at an equivalent 150 mph (241 km/h) – compared to 200 pounds of lift in a Camaro SS – which was offset by an increase of only 40 counts of additional aerodynamic drag. Read more! Watch the video!

2012 Dodge Challenger SRT8 392 Yellow Jacket Unveiled

Nov
09

2012 Dodge Challenger SRT8 392 Yellow Jacket Unveiled - Muscle Cars BlogAs if the SEMA show wasn’t enough, Chrysler Group decided to show one more special edition model this year, the beautiful, for lack of a better word, 2012 Dodge Challenger SRT8 392 Yellow Jacket, which will debut at next week’s 2011 Los Angeles International Auto Show.

The most striking feature on the car is the paintjob, which combines Stinger Yellow body color with a black grille surround and black profile stripes highlighted by the Yellow Jacket logo on the rear panel. To set it off, you also have a new 20-inch five-spoke cast-aluminum wheel set.

Step inside the Yellow Jacket, and you are greeted by Stinger Yellow accent band with Yellow Jacket logos and silver accent stitching. Read more!

Camaro is SEMA’s Hottest Car for Second Consecutive Year

Nov
09

Camaro is SEMA’s Hottest Car for Second Consecutive Year - Muscle Cars BlogLAS VEGAS – For the second year in a row, the Chevrolet Camaro is the “hottest car” at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas. The SEMA Award recognizes the most accessory-friendly vehicle, based on the volume of aftermarket parts exhibited at the annual showcase of automotive performance and personalization.

The SEMA Award was first handed out in 2010, which not only makes Camaro a two-time winner, but the only car to receive the award. Its selection reflects the aftermarket industry’s enthusiasm and continued investment in America’s most popular sports car.

Camaro posted 6,119 sales in October, again leading the segment and topping the next-closest competitor nine of 10 months so far in 2011 – with sales up nearly 7 percent in the first 10 months of this year.

After more than two years on the market, the Camaro continues to inspire creativity and Chevrolet is thrilled to see that expressed in all the wonderfully personalized examples here at the SEMA Show,” said Chris Perry, vice president, Global Chevrolet Marketing and Strategy. “Camaro has always been a car customers love to personalize and we are doing all we can to support them and the aftermarket industry with parts and accessories that help turn their dreams into reality.” Read more!

Invisible to Red-Light and Speed Cameras License Plate Spray

Nov
09

Invisible to Red-Light and Speed Cameras License Plate Spray - Muscle Cars BlogA majority of red light & speed cameras utilize strong flash to photograph the license plate on your car. Once sprayed on your license plate, PhotoBlocker’s special formula produces a high-powered gloss that reflects the flash back towards the camera. This overexposes the image of your license plate, rendering the picture unreadable. With PhotoBlocker, your license plate is invisible to traffic cameras yet completely legible to the naked eye. REFLECTS traffic camera flash, helps prevent a costly ticket!

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Special offers from Tire Rack! USA Customers, Hurry!

Nov
06

Special offers from Tire Rack! USA Customers, Hurry! - Muscle Cars BlogAmerica.s largest independent tire tester and consumer-direct source for tires, wheels, brakes, shocks and more. Results from 150,000+ consumer surveys representing over 2.6 billion miles of real world tire data is also available. What’s more – use the online shop by vehicle! This is a very easy way to find a perfect fit.

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The 2011 SEMA Show Muscle Cars

Nov
01

The 2011 SEMA Show Muscle Cars - Muscle Cars BlogThe 2011 SEMA Show – SEMA Show takes place November 1-4, 2011, at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

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The SEMA Show is the premier automotive specialty products trade event in the world. It draws the industry’s brightest minds and hottest products to one place, the Las Vegas Convention Center. In addition, the SEMA Show provides attendees with educational seminars, product demonstrations, special events, networking opportunities and more.

SEMA Show 2010 drew more than 50,000 domestic and international buyers. The displays are segmented into 12 sections, and a New Products Showcase featured nearly 1,500 newly introduced parts, tools and components. In addition, the SEMA Show provides attendees with educational seminars, product demonstrations, special events, networking opportunities and more…

Take a look at the gallery with the Muscle Cars that are going to be showcased on SEMA 2011. Click on Read More!

Light up your wheels with The SEMA Show Best New Product Award Winner!

Nov
01

Light up your wheels with The SEMA Show Best New Product Award Winner! - Muscle Cars BlogReady for SEMA 2011? Do you want to stand out? Check out the Two times SEMA show Best New Product Award Winner – The GloRyderr® Wheel Lights! Light up your Wheels! Fits Cars & Trucks as well. You must take a look at this!

GloRyder® Wheel Lights for cars and trucks replace your old center caps with an aluminum housing containing an advanced, wireless, LED lighting system that showcases your wheels day and night. They cast a brilliant glow on your wheels and give your ride a fresh new look. As you can see from the picture gallery below, it fits perfectly into your muscle car wheels – we have Chargers, Challengers, Camaros, more to come!

This is a remarkable new LED lighting system contained in a custom Aluminum center cap. It has a universal locking system that replaces your center caps and lights up your wheels. It operates automatically using a patented technology. They are photosensitive and motion activated by the movement of your wheels. Now you can showcase your ride day and night!

It’s a must have car accessories, SEMA winner! You can Light up your Wheels! Fits Cars & Trucks now, or take a look at the gallery on Read more first!