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Power Struggle – The Ultimate Hot Pursuit incl. Stig

05-Nov-2010

The chase is on, this November. In the second part of November, the world of racing games as we know it will change. At least this is the promise made by EA and Criterion Games when it comes to the release of the latest Need for Speed title, perhaps the most anticipated in years, Hot Pursuit.

Until the game arrives in stores though, EA thought to taunt us some more with the extraordinary cars which will be featured in the game. Enter a new promo video, this time for real: real cars, real road, real people.

And not just your everyday people. EA and Criterion called upon British grime music band Roll Deep and the man formerly known as the Stig, Ben Collins, for a little chase-me-down the street gimmick.

The video is just a teaser to a complete chase between a pair of Lambos Porsche 911 GT3s. How it all worked out we’ll see on November 8th.

Hot Pursuit, a revival of the successful original title, will introduce a whole new feature for online play, called Need for Speed Autolog. Through Autolog, players can compare racing stats and automatically get personalized gameplay recommendations.

It features pretty much all the cars which represent something in today’s world, including Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione, Ford Shelby GT500, Audi TT RS Coupe, Chevrolet Camaro SS, Porsche Cayman S and Dodge Challenger SRT8. The Alfa Romeo 8C Competizione and Ford Shelby GT500 will only be available in the Limited Edition version of the game.

The game will be released for Xbox 360, PlayStation 3, PC and Wii.


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2011 Ford F-150 – V6 Ecoboost Torture Test – Capital Ford

04-Nov-2010


The 2011 is bringing the house. Best in class everything baby. Yeah, even the important ones are best in class. Torque for getting those big trailers moving, Horse Power to keep you cruising and fuel economy so your wallet doesn’t scream at you. By the way – it’s all being done by a V6! I know I know, i crapped my pants, to but to answer a question that popped into my head instantly, “Is this thing able take the beating I can dish out, being a V6?”

Well this video shows the torture they put the engine through in testing to make sure that even an SK man would have a world of trouble getting this thing to pooch out!


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2011 Ford F150 EcoBoost – Log Skidder – Real Torque

04-Nov-2010

Hi, guys, this was awesome – Ford took the F-150 EcoBoost into the forest, where it shot a series of Web-based documentaries about what the truck can do. Simply put, the F-150 was forced to pull some logs through the narrow roads of the forest, just to show that the 420 lb.-ft of torque are for real. The truck pulled logs weighing from 4,000 to 9,000 pounds, heavy enough to kick into action the truck’s great torque/rpm combination (420 lb.-ft. at 2,500 rpm). Did it manage to impress?

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SEMA 2010: Chevrolet with two special Corvettes

Nov
02

SEMA 2010: Chevrolet with two special Corvettes - Muscle Cars Blog2011 CHEVROLET CORVETTE Z06X TRACK CAR CONCEPT
Corvette is a mainstay on racing circuits ranging from LeMans to club racing. Chevrolet’s Corvette Z06X Concept suggests a new idea and components for transforming a production Corvette into a serious, closed-course track car.

The Corvette Z06X Concept showcases how an enthusiast can leverage Chevrolet’s expanding portfolio of performance parts to create a full-on track car. Chevrolet teamed with Pratt and Miller, partners in Corvette Racing in the American LeMans Series, to create this Z06X track car concept.

“Racing is an integral part of Corvette performance and technology,” said Tadge Juechter, Corvette chief engineer. “This concept car represents a mid-point between our GT race car and the production Z06, prepared by the team responsible for the Corvette Racing C6.R race cars, and featuring many performance parts owners can choose today.”

The Z06X concept is based on the Corvette Z06 with the 1LZ equipment package, along with the Z07 Performance Package and CFZ Carbon Fiber Package. The 2011 Z06 with the Z07 package creates the lightest production Corvette and includes carbon ceramic brakes and Magnetic Ride Control, while the CFZ package offers body components that enhance aerodynamic down force on the race track, including a front splitter. Read more!

SEMA 2010: four new 2011 Chevrolet Camaros

Nov
02

SEMA 2010: four new 2011 Chevrolet Camaros - Muscle Cars Blog2011 CHEVROLET CAMARO RED FLASH SHOW CAR

The design of the all-new Chevrolet Camaro has been acclaimed by critics and celebrated by sports car buyers. With that appeal as a springboard, Chevrolet designers created the Red Flash Camaro SS Show Car to extend Camaro’s look – and even its sound – to a new level.

Red Flash combines Chevrolet Accessory parts available today with some specially designed new concepts from the design studio, resulting in a unique new Camaro statement. Its Red Jewel exterior color is accented with gray heritage stripes and gray-accented 21-inch wheels. Under the hood, a Chevrolet Accessory air intake kit and, out back, the accessory exhaust kit, enhance the car’s performance, style and sound.

“The Camaro Red Flash is the opposite of a ‘sleeper’ on the street,” said Adam Barry, lead designer. “From every angle, it looks and sounds like the high-performance sports car it is. It’s a model for the enthusiast who doesn’t want to hide his performance aspirations.” Read more!

Track to Street: Corvette Racing Series, Episode 12

01-Nov-2010


Corvette Racing takes viewers inside the cockpit of the no. 4 Corvette as the team claims victory in the closing laps at Petit Le Mans.


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Track to Street: Corvette Racing Series, Episode 11

01-Nov-2010

Fans speak their mind and express their affection for the Chevrolet Corvette and the Corvette Racing team.

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2010 SEMA Mustang

Oct
29

2010 SEMA Mustang - Muscle Cars BlogFORD MUSTANG LEGACY AT SEMA CONTINUES WITH POWERFUL, STYLISH VERSIONS OF THE 2011 PONY CAR

* Ford Mustang is sure to please at the SEMA (Specialty Equipment Market Association) show in Las Vegas Nov. 2-5, where nine Mustangs will show off their performance and style
* A Mustang GT by Ford Vehicle Personalization uses a white and coral theme along with several Ford Custom Accessories items painted in liquid silver to give this car a look all its own. Other Mustangs show off themes such as breast cancer awareness and street warrior
* Along with customized versions of Mustang, the 2012 Mustang Boss 302 will give visitors to the Ford stand a look at the reinvented legendary road race machine from the late 1960s

Dearborn, Mich., Oct. 27, 2010 – Ford Motor Company is tapping the 2010 SEMA (Specialty Equipment Market Association) show in Las Vegas to showcase nine customized versions of Mustang, displaying the vehicles alongside the new Mustang Boss 302. Read more!

ProCharger SVT Raptor 600 hp supercharger

Oct
29

ProCharger SVT Raptor 600 hp supercharger - Muscle Cars BlogBuilding on their 16+ year history and expertise in supercharging Ford engines, ProCharger is proud to announce availability of High Output Intercooled Supercharger System and Tuner Kit for 5.4L and 6.2L Ford F-150 SVT Raptor trucks. Both the 100 percent complete HO Intercooled System and Tuner Kit are available now through ProCharger dealers across the US and Canada.

Utilizing the patented and proven, self-contained ProCharger centrifugal supercharger making 8-9 psi of boost, both the 5.4L 3V and 6.2L engines respond very well to ProCharger’s intercooled forced-induction solution. Using a ProCharger D-1SC supercharger and large, front-mounted air-to-air intercooler, 6.2L Raptors make more than 600 horsepower and outstanding torque on high quality pump gas, while Raptors equipped with the 5.4L 3V engine use a P-1SC-1 supercharger to produce more than 500 horsepower.

Thanks to the proven supercharger drive system, highly efficient supercharger compressor design and effective, air-to-air intercooler system, ProCharger produces the largest, most reliable power gains in the industry. Read more!

Chrysler at SEMA 2010 with video

Oct
27

Chrysler at SEMA 2010 with video - Muscle Cars BlogMopar® Previews Customized Vehicles for 2010 SEMA Show

Chrysler, Dodge, Fiat, Jeep® and Ram Truck Vehicles Get Mopar® Treatment

October 25, 2010 , Auburn Hills, Mich. – It’s SEMA season.

Mopar® is preparing 35 vehicles for the upcoming 2010 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show, which takes place Nov. 2-5 in Las Vegas. Mopar will fill its 15,300-square-foot space with customized Chrysler, Dodge, Fiat, Jeep® and Ram Truck vehicles.

“With five exhibits, the Mopar brand will have a major presence at SEMA,” said Pietro Gorlier, President and Chief Executive Officer – Mopar, Chrysler Group’s service, parts and customer-care brand. “Mopar will showcase cutting-edge technology, innovative accessories, authentic parts, and new customer-care initiatives. And our Moparized vehicles will be must-see.”

“We created an amazing cast of Mopar image vehicles for SEMA,” said Ralph Gilles, President and Chief Executive Officer, Dodge Car Brand and Senior Vice President – Product Design. “As all of our new vehicles arrive in dealerships this year, we want to inspire customization and personalization. Our Mopar image vehicles will definitely turn heads.” Read More!