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2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 vs. 2013 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Track Test Video

Jun
14

2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 vs. 2013 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Track Test Video - Muscle Cars BlogIt’s all about muscle cars and horsepower! That’s one reason why we’ve been so interested in the rivalry between the Ford Mustang and Chevrolet Camaro over the last several decades. This being the case, the latest Ford Shelby GT500 has been King of the Road ever since it was unveiled as a 2013 model. With 82 more horsepower (rated) and a couple hundred pounds less weight to move, the ‘Stang out to outrun the range-topping 2012 Camaro ZL1 in straight-line performance testing.

Of course, the world doesn’t always operate in straight lines, meaning there’s a whole lot more to this story left to unfold. The boys from Inside Line decided to round up the latest GT500 and Camaro ZL1 models to see which would come out on top in a series of head-to-head contests. Check out the incredible video – click on Read More!

What You Should Know about Car Insurance before Buying Your Car

Jun
11

As a rule of thumb, consumers should include the cost of insurance in their auto-buying budget since it’s such a vital aspect of owning a car. Many people may not realize that they should buy the insurance before buying the car.

It’s an even lesser known fact, that buying insurance online is where the biggest discounts are. But before you buy car insurance on lacapitale.com or some other website, check out some insurance comparison websites and keep in mind these important items:

The Place of Ford in Britain’s Car Industry

May
31

With seven separate locations and over five hundred and fifty dealerships, Ford is the UK’s biggest motor company. This is in addition to Ford’s several large production plants, where vehicles, engines, parts, components and transmissions are manufactured. Overall, Ford in Britain employ approximately 35,000 people in product development, manufacturing, sales, marketing, and service roles. Ford has been Britain’s best-selling car brand for over thirty years, and Ford cars have been leaders in the commercial vehicle market since 1965. With around 440,000 cars and other commercial vehicles sold every year, Ford is a major presence in Britain’s car industry.

1967 Ford Shelby GT500E SuperSnake Eleanor

May
29

1967 Ford Shelby GT500E SuperSnake Eleanor - Muscle Cars Blog1967 Mustang GT500E Resto Mod “Eleanor” is a very well-known muscle car, but the featured resto mod owns a tuned/built Coyote 5.0L engine 475 hp, custom headers, exhaust, rack and pinion steering, cold air intake, automatic TCI transmission. The mere mention of the name conjures up images of “the ultimately modernized Shelby Mustang”, the movie “Gone in 60 Seconds” & legendary performance & good looks.

This GT500E is so much more than most & may very well be the most unique one ever built. It’s the culmination of a 6-year project by a very well known Southeastern US classic & custom car builder whose incredible metal fabrication skills can be seen throughout the car. Inside, on & around the historic, ground-breaking engine are many hand fabricated items & many of the finest components today’s hot rod industry has to offer:

The air cleaner assembly is a one-off, custom machined unit you’ll not find anywhere else. Starting it all is a high-torque mini starter that gets power from a master-switch controlled 1000 amp Optima battery located in the trunk. Keeping that precious engine cool is a custom fabricated aluminum radiator with 2 thermostatically controlled electric fans. Custom touches abound in the form of all-braided steel lines & fittings, polished billet hood hinges, a one-off polished Ford logo cooling system cap, custom, chromed, frame-strengthening tubular reinforcement bars & flat fender aprons and firewall. Read more and see the great image gallery!

A Look at the 2013 Ford Shelby GT500

May
28

The 2013 Ford Shelby GT500 has made a big splash at Ford Canada dealerships. It is also one of the hottest selling muscle cars throughout North America. A big reason for that is power. Car lovers can’t get enough of it, and Ford has really delivered by upping the performance output of the 2013 model to an intoxicating 662 horsepower. Shelby fans were already quite satisfied with last year’s 550-hp engine.

1967 Ford Mustang SG-One – Unique – 900+ HP

May
28

1967 Ford Mustang SG-One - Unique - 900+ HP - Muscle Cars BlogLamborghini Las Vegas presents this monstrous classic muscle car, 1967 Ford “Obsidian Sg-One” Mustang. This vehicle has only covered 500 miles since it’s completion! From it’s striking exterior, to the vicious powerplant resting beneath a bulging hood, the Obsidian SG-One is the pinnacle of the classic muscle car world. No detail was overlooked in the creation of this brute-force show stopper, and with a twin Rotrex supercharged V-8, staggering performance parallels it’s devastating good looks. In addition to power, street drivability was an important factor during SG-One’s commissioning; RSS adjustable suspension coupled with Quad piston Brembo brakes where added to enhance stability on the road. One thing is for sure – this bad-ass muscle car costs way over US $315,000.00  Check out 96 images of this awesome muscle car!

Sell your car at Car Hut

May
27

sell my carSelling your car can be frustrating, and can leave you with a tough choice.  You can take it to a dealership, where you can count on getting a price that’s fair for them – but not fair for you.  Another option is to try to sell it on your own.  You won’t have to put up with the dealer, and you’ll be able to name your price, as long as you’re willing to wait for someone who wants to pay your price.  Depending on where you are, you’ll be lucky if a few dozen people a day drive past your “For Sale” sign, and even luckier if any of them stop long enough to look at the car behind it.  If you’d rather not choose between a timely sale and a fair price, Car Hut Australia is your solution.  Sign up with a free account, and in minutes you’ll be posting photos and information to get your car sold. For a limited time you can also sell my car for free  by  setting your own price and show your car to hundreds of visitors every day with Car Hut Australia. Read more!

1967 Shelby GT 350 Factory Paxton Supercharged

May
26

1967 Shelby GT 350 Factory Paxton Supercharged - Muscle Cars Blog1967 Shelby GT 350 with Factory Paxton Supercharger – a truly awesome muscle car ! Shelby built 35 1967 Shelby GT 350′s with Paxton Superchargers. Only 19 of these cars are still known to exist. Only 5 Red Supercharged cars were built and only 4 of those are known to still exist. The engine is a date correct 289 High Performance engine with all of the correct parts and all are date correct for the car including Harmonic Balancer, S7 intake maniford, S7 High-po exhaust manifolds, distributor, engine cover, heads, original valve covers, etc. 

The four speed toploader transmission is coded with the correct RUG-1 and the rear end is date correct. The former owner stated that the Paxton Supercharger is original to the car and is dated February 10, 1967. This car was built by Ford on May 4, 1967 and Shelby completed it on May 19, 1967. The amount of original parts is incredible with the motor mounts, rear 2 1/2″ brake drums, and even the fuel sending unit being original Ford. The motor mounts are dated C7ZZ and the fuel sending unit has a C7 part number.

The car has just experienced a complete ground up restoration by a Mustang Club of America Gold Card Judge. Stay tuned for more information! Check out the incredible image gallery!

2012 Camaro SS O CT-Tuning – Yellow Steam Hammer

May
23

2012 Camaro SS O CT-Tuning - Yellow Steam Hammer - Muscle Cars BlogThe German tuner O.CT-Tuning supercharged the 2012 Chevrolet Camaro SS and offered it in the Yellow Steam Hammer designation.

This 2012 Camaro SS (the European market version), with the 6.2-liter V8 ditched the natural aspiration in favor of a supercharger kit that boosts power to 630 hp and torque to 538 lb-ft (730 Nm). There are many other mods for sure such as stainless steel exhaust system , which also offers the powerplant a deep growl.

For now, we can’t give you more information, as O.CT-Tuning hasn’t released the performance data for the vehicle. However, we can imagine that this is car you don’t want to mess with. Click on Read more to check out the image gallery!

2013 Shelby GT500 with Smart Launch Control

May
17

2013 Shelby GT500 with Smart Launch Control  - Muscle Cars BlogDEARBORN, Mich., May 17, 2012 – Paraphrasing a classic quote – “With great power comes the need for great control” – the engineers at Ford’s Special Vehicles Team have stepped up to the plate to manage the massive output of the 2013 Shelby GT500.

Whether a driver is a track-day veteran or getting his first ultra-high-performance sports car, the new launch control system on the 2013 Ford Shelby GT500 will help ensure he gets smooth, consistent and fast starts every time.

Uncontrolled wheel spin is generally undesirable, whether commuting to work or racing away from the Christmas tree on a Friday night at the drag strip. Both safety and performance suffer when the wheels can’t get enough grip on the road. However, properly regulated, some wheel slip can be your friend.

“Launch control is essentially a special mode of the traction control system that integrates the brake and engine management systems to keep the tires balanced on the peak of the mu-slip curve in order to achieve maximum thrust,” explains John Pfeiffer, senior engineer, SVT Vehicle Engineering. “With so much more power and torque on tap from the new 5.8-liter V8, launch control makes it easier for drivers to take advantage of the performance.”

With launch control enabled, the driver just has to press the accelerator pedal to the floor and then smoothly and quickly release the clutch pedal just as he normally would when executing a clean start. The difference is that the electronics will automatically hold the engine steady at the desired speed and manage the rear brakes to allow the optimum amount of wheel slip for maximum traction. Read more!