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2013 Mustang RTR revealed by Vaughn Gittin Jr.


2013 Mustang RTR revealed by Vaughn Gittin Jr. - Muscle Cars BlogMustang RTR, the vision of World Champion Drifter and Mustang mad man, Vaughn Gittin Jr., is very excited to introduce the 2013 Mustang RTR Spec 1 and up to 624 horsepower Mustang RTR Spec 2. Like its previous versions, the 2013 Mustang RTR takes the best of multiple automotive cultures and tastefully meshes them with the incredible 2013 Ford Mustang in the form of a dealer-installed package that is currently available in select Ford dealerships around the world. For the 2013 Mustang, RTR is stepping up its game in both appearance and performance, guaranteeing that RTR owners will get everything they desire out of their machine.

RTR has landed on a very impressive suspension package utilizing Ford Racing adjustable shocks and springs, as well as 4-way adjustable RTR sway bars, RTR adjustable panhard bar, and RTR rear chassis brace – all of which utilize superior Whiteline bushings. This track-ready, street-friendly suspension package comes standard on a Spec 2 RTR or is available as an upgrade to all 2010 to 2013 Mustangs. Read more and check out photos and video!

2011 Chevrolet Camaro SS Lingenfelter LS7 800 HP


2011 Chevrolet Camaro SS Lingenfelter LS7 800 HP - Muscle Cars BlogThe original ZL1 Camaro is one of the most coveted cars ever produced by General Motors. Its fire breathing aluminum 427 is truly the stuff of hot rodding legend. When Chevrolet announced that they would build a modernized version of that famed F-body on their new Zeta platform, enthusiasts across the nation immediately began spec’ing out their hopes for the car. By the time SEMA 2011 rolled around in November, it was clear that most major shops in North America had also spent the year dreaming and creating their own visions of what the hot new Camaro should be. While there was no shortage of F-bodies at SEMA that year, none took performance as seriously as this 2011 Camaro SS.

Built by Source Interlink Media, who you may know better as the parent company of magazines like Super Chevy, Hot Rod, Automobile and Motor Trend, plenty of BIG names were called in to help out. The list includes GM Performance Division, Thomson Automotive and Pedders Suspension just to name a few. After its SEMA debut, the car was taken to Lingenfelter Performance Engineering for a full shake down. The end result is a brand new Camaro packing over 800 fully streetable horsepower. There are few fifth generation Camaros that could touch this car in a quarter mile and absolutely zero with this kind of provenance. If you’ve been eyeing a new Camaro as an investment, they simply don’t get better than this. Click on Read more!

1970 Ford Mustang Boss 429 – 850 HP + Kaase heads on 460 Block


1970 Ford Mustang Boss 429 - 850 HP + Kaase heads on 460 Block - Muscle Cars BlogHere we present you this awesome 1970 Mustang Boss 429 just completed by the guys at Peak Performance Restorationsa. The muscle car features Kaase replica Boss 429 heads on a 460 block, bored and stroked to 545ci delivering an amazing 850 horse power! A 

The Boss 429 is arguably one of the rarest and most valued muscle cars to date. In total there were 1,358 Boss 429′s made. The origin of the Boss 429 comes about as a result of NASCAR. Ford was seeking to develop a Hemi enginethat could compete with the famed 426 Hemi from Chrysler. NASCAR’s rules required that at least 500 cars be fitted with this motor and sold to the general public. After much consideration, it was decided by Ford that the Mustang would be the car that would house this new engine.

In 1970 there were 499 Boss 429′s made by Ford Motor Company. There were five new exterior colors (Grabber Orange, Grabber Green, Grabber Blue, Calypso Coral, and Pastel Blue) and the interior was available in White or Black. The hood scoops for this year were all painted black regardless of the color of the car. These cars also had a manual transmission and no AC was available.

These cars were rated conservatively at 375 horsepower and 450 ft lbs of torque. Actual output was just over 500 horsepower . The manufacturers and dealers only listed 375hp because of legal issues and rising insurance costs.

In present day, these cars are highly sought after. As of 2008, auctions on Ebay and at Barrett-Jacksonhave brought bids of over $250,000.

Peak performance is proud to present their tribute to the Boss 429. A complete rotissore build surrounds this amazing engine. We started with a 1970 fastback which was completely sandblasted and all rust removed and new sheet metal replaced. All new parts were used to improve the handling of this car. New suspension, Wilwood brakes and TKO 600 transmission complete the transformation. Read more!

2011 Chevrolet Camaro SS Convertible Celebrity Edition


2011 Chevrolet Camaro SS Convertible Celebrity Edition - Muscle Cars BlogToday’s muscle car is this hot 2011 Chevrolet Camaro SS Convertible Celebrity Edition. There aren’t many mods done to this vehicle, but it looks incredible. A real must have for every celebrity – when you need to ride in style, then this is your ride. Despite the fact there aren’t any horsepower performance improvements, it is very well customized Camaro with stock naturally aspirated 6.2L 376Cu. In. V8 OHV.

Take a look at the 26″ wheels – 26X9.5 Celebrity Edition 3 piece custom painted wheels with Toyo Proxes4 275/30ZR24 rears and 255/30ZR24 front tires. Suspension is replaced with Eibach lowering springs 1″ front 1.2″ rear. The other improvements are mainly aesthetic:

Painted all trim to match, smoked tails and side markers, Pioneer Avic-Z130BT am/fm/cd/dvd/navigation/Bluetooth with custom painted dash kit, rally grill, painted stripes, custom logos, embroidered SS logo’s in headrest, window tints. Basically, that’s everything you need to know about the tech stuff, but don’t miss the awesome photo shootout of this lovely celebrity muscle car – click on Read more!

1967 Ford Mustang Custom Fastback – Eleanor’s Worst Nitemare


1967 Ford Mustang Custom Fastback - Eleanor’s Worst Nitemare - Muscle Cars BlogThe featured 1967 Ford Mustang Custom Fastback is the Eleanor’s worst Nitemare. Truly one-of-a-kind, this 1967 Ford Mustang Pro Touring Fastback has been hand-built from the ground up and is a multi-award winner! What’s more, this muscle car is AUTOGRAPHED by CARROLL SHELBY himself on the dash!! What a masterpiece! As far as we know, this muscle car has been officially named “NITEMARE” because it is just that intense!

This build was a joint effort between two top restoration shops: CUSTOM CLASSIC RESTORATIONS in Illinois, and BILLUPS AUTO BODY in Oklahoma. Both known for building ONLY THE BEST! The two teams worked together for over 10 months to produce this amazing 1967 Pro Touring Mustang. An estimated$240,000 was invested in this awesome machine! Check out the details and photos!

1969 Ford Mustang MACH 1 428


1969 Ford Mustang MACH 1 428 - Muscle Cars BlogLadies and gentlemen, the exceptionally clean muscle car – the 1969 Ford Mustang Mach 1 offered here is likely the finest factory original anywhere, and is one of the rarest. This Mach 1 packs it’s factory 428 Cobra Jet Ram Air engine, 4-speed manual transmission, and 3.50 traction lok differential. Raven Black with red stripes, black deluxe interior, power steering and brakes, shaker hood and more.

This amazing Mustang was a poster car for the Sta-Fast Tape Company, and proudly garnished the cover of the May 2007 edition of Hemmings Muscle Machines Magazine. (There is a pristine copy that goes with the car..) This delightful find is heavily documented with it’s original factory build sheet, original factory invoice and window sticker, original warranty book with owner’s card, Deluxe Marti Report, a copy of a previous owner’s Virginia title showing 17k actual miles in 1990, a 2003 Letter from Ford verifying the car and it’s original equipment, the original owner’s manual, and a letter from Kevin Marti declaring this car to be 1 of only 28 to have been built as this one was. Click on Read more for many pictures of this lovely muscle car!

1970 Dodge Charger RT Race Hemi Setup


1970 Dodge Charger RT Race Hemi Setup - Muscle Cars Blog1970 Dodge Charger R/T Race Hemi Setup is today’s featured muscle car. As you can see from the pictures, this is a completely restored classic muscle car with the following upgrades:

The suspension was completely upgraded with a full Hotchkis Suspension Kit including sub-frame connector. The Braking system was upgraded with a Wilwood disc system. The 440 engine was replaced with a “true vintage race hemi engine” with a dual plug setup with original Accel dual head distributor and a cross-ram intake. The engine was completely rebuilt with the street in mind – 425 HP Plus…

The transmission is a 727 Automatic with a reverse manual valve body, meaning you shift gears on the console. (PRN123) More than $80K was spent on this drive-line. You will not find another engine setup like this. Custom exhaust with ceramic coated pipes and Magnaflow system make the Charger shake the ground. The Body and Paint are spectacular with the Mango Orange color. Read more!

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


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


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


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.