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Dodge to Offer Mopar Packages on New 2012 Charger Pursuit


Dodge to Offer Mopar Packages on New 2012 Charger Pursuit - Muscle Cars BlogDodge to Offer Mopar Packages on New 2012 Charger Pursuit
Mopar teams up with industry-equipment leader Crown North America to deliver an all-new 2012 Dodge Charger Pursuit

  • Option packages offer one-stop shopping for law enforcement customers
  • Dodge Charger Pursuit offers choice of two engines: aluminum 3.6-liter Pentastar V-6 engine, which delivers 292 horsepower and 260 lb.-ft. of torque, offers E-85 flex-fuel capability and up to 27 highway miles per gallon (mpg). For best-in-class power, Dodge Charger Pursuit’s legendary 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 engine with Fuel Saver Technology delivers 370 horsepower, 390 lb.-ft. of torque and up to 25 highway mpg
  • Standard 5-year/100,000-mile powertrain warranty; standard 3-year/36,000-mile warranty on Mopar equipment
  • 24 Mopar parts may be ordered separately
  • Police packages now available for ordering

September 7, 2011 , Auburn Hills, Mich. – Dodge and Mopar® are in hot pursuit of police car sales.

Today Dodge and Mopar announced six all-new quality-tested and factory-installed police-equipment packages for the high-performance 2012 Dodge Charger Pursuit. Vehicles are ready-for-duty right from the manufacturer.

“Mopar is adding even more value to our all-new 2012 Dodge Charger Pursuit,” said Pietro Gorlier, President and CEO of Mopar, Chrysler Group LLC’s service, parts and customer-care brand. “We are adding proven, quality-tested tactical equipment to this pursuit vehicle and creating a one-stop shop for police customers. With six quick-order packages, police departments have the ability to customize their vehicles to exact specifications.”

To enhance Dodge Charger Pursuit’s world-class levels of technology, safety, handling and efficient power, Mopar teamed up with industry-equipment leader Crown North America to develop six police packages that are designed to provide law-enforcement officers with the best combination of tactical equipment and performance. These police-equipment packages feature emergency lighting, audible warning, communications and safety equipment. Industry-leading suppliers involved in the development include Whelen Engineering, Setina Manufacturing and Havis, Inc.

“With rear-wheel-drive, best-in-class V-8 power, seven air bags and up to 27 miles per gallon during highway cruising, the Dodge Charger Pursuit is an excellent police car on its own merits,” said Reid Bigland, President and CEO – Dodge Brand. “Our partnership with Mopar to produce these six police packages takes the car to the next level by allowing our customers to customize their cruisers to meet their specific needs.” Read more!

2011 Ford Mustang by Design World


2011 Ford Mustang by Design World - Muscle Cars BlogIn a fast gallop – Ford Mustang from Design-World Marko Mennekes
Ford Mustang appeared in 1964 and became the ancestor of the Pony-Car-Class (Pony-Car-Klasse). Until now, the varieties of such bodies as Coupe, Fastback and Cabriolet is still a sensation due to their appearance.

Design-World Company in Sundern which incidentally is responsible for modeling station of CarFilmComponents (CFC-Styling Station) for more than six years, gave the originally equipped, a free-living prairie 412 hp engine an additional power impetus. Now the engine has 435 hp with a 5-liter capacity. V8 with 6 speed manual transmission of 2011 model year is fully equipped, including Shaker 1000 CD/MP3 sound system. The above mentioned increase in the capacity is achieved by open air filter with air box (Airbox), as well as software optimization.

At the same time, the car speed has been limited, but not as in previous versions. This condition is mandatory for such a wild horse. Read more and check out the gallery!

2012 Hennessey HPE650 Supercharged Boss 302 Mustang


Hennessey HPE650 Supercharged Boss 302 Mustang - Muscle Cars BlogMeet the new Boss: The HPE650 Supercharged Boss 302 Mustang Laguna Seca.

• 650 bhp @ 7,000 rpm

HPE650 Supercharged Upgrade Includes:
• TVS2300 Supercharger System
• Air to Water Intercooler
• High Flow Air Induction
• High Flow Throttle Body Upgrade
• High Flow Fuel Injector Upgrade
• Hennessey Strut Tower Brace
• Side Exhaust Bypass Opened
• All Necessary Gaskets & Fluids
• Professional Installation
• HPE Engine Management Calibration
• Dyno Tuning & Road Testing
• Hennessey HPE650 Exterior Badging
• Serial-Numbered Dash & Engine Plaques
• Hennessey Carbon Fiber Door Sills
• Hennessey Premium Floor Mats
• 3 Year / 36,000 Mile Limited Warranty

Read more, watch the videos!

Ways to Improve Performance Results on your Mustang


If you bought your Mustang because you wanted a sports car with a lot of power compared to your old, generic passenger car, you’re already on the right path.  But a Mustang’s stock parts alone aren’t enough to make it among the most competitive on the road, considering that a Mustang is still technically an entry-level sports car.  If you want to see horsepower gains and other performance improvements that just can’t be matched by basic stock parts, you’ll want to consider installing some custom Mustang performance equipment.  Below, we’ll cover some major ground on the types of add-ons and replacements that would best serve your performance needs.

Performance Add-ons

We’ll start with the assumption that money is no object and that you can afford to upgrade your car in just about any way possible.  In that case, immediately install a Mustang turbo kit.  Mustang turbochargers can dramatically increase your vehicle’s potential horsepower, in a range leading up to around 400 extra horsepower.  Those kinds of gains aren’t easy to come by, but they’ll certainly cost you, as an aftermarket turbo kit usually costs several thousand dollars to purchase.  Other types of performance add-ons that many Mustang drivers utilize include nitrous kits, superchargers, and more.

Is it better to buy a second-hand vehicle or get the best long-term rental deal?


On the one hand, to possess your own car is something that every person should empathize with. It is very nice to know that the car is waiting for you in the garage, always ready to be at your disposal. Still, you always have to bother about the running costs, fuel costs, and many other things – because owning a car is also quite a responsibility. Looking around for used cars for sale is only the first step and far not the last. Buying and selling is not a problem, but taking care of your car could turn into a true adventure, especially when it is a bit older. More and more parts need replacement with time, which means a lot of money. Moreover, if you are not good mechanic or you don’t have enough spare time, the auto repair centers will make a fortune from you.

On the other hand, you can get pretty much any car you desire for several weeks or months easily without ‘tying’ yourself to a pile of metal. If you need a van for your family holiday – simply look at the long term van hire ads online and within an hour you are ready to go. Furthermore, if you don’t like your rental, you can switch it with something else you deem more suitable to your needs and taste. Of course, renting itself is not cheap and the sums you will spent sometimes could be bigger than you would as an owner, so you have carefully to pick out the best long-term rental deal.

At the same time the second hand vehicle market is huge and, if you choose carefully, you can even earn some money from buying and selling cars.

So, if you need a car for a long period of time, such as several years, you should definitely buy one because renting would be way to expensive. If you drive just two or three months per year, though, a long-term rental is the better choice.

Ken Block’s Gymkhana FOUR H.F.H.V. Fiesta with Ford SYNC®


Ken Block’s Gymkhana FOUR H.F.H.V. Fiesta with Ford SYNC® - Muscle Cars BlogDEARBORN, Mich., Aug. 25, 2011 – Ken Block is known as a trendsetter, certainly when it comes to his on-the-edge driving. Be it in the World Rally Championship or in his recently released Gymkhana FOUR video on YouTube, he is ahead of the curve. Now, Block and the Monster World Rally Team are on the leading edge of technology as their multidiscipline rally H.F.H.V. (Hybrid Function Hoon Vehicle) Ford Fiesta is equipped with Ford SYNC®.

Block’s Fiesta is the first competition-ready car armed with Ford SYNC, which allows him to enjoy a wide array of award-winning in-car connectivity and communications features including hands-free, voice-activated calling and turn-by-turn directions as well as the ability to play his favorite music via Pandora.

“I love my new Ford Fiesta H.F.H.V. race car because it’s one of the most unique competition race cars on the planet and is capable of doing many different styles of driving. One unique feature of this car is that it still has SYNC hooked up inside. So whenever I’m transitioning between rally stages or just driving around town, I’m able to make phone calls, have my texts read to me, look up businesses and listen to my favorite driving songs – it’s awesome!”

Ford SYNC will not replace Block’s longtime co-driver Alex Gelsomino, as use of the turn-by-turn direction capability is not legal for rally competition. However, it can help Block find the Parc Expose or the MWRT paddock service area in his street-legal Fiesta. Read more and watch the video of Gymkhana FOUR!

Display at Mustang Alley during Annual Woodward Dream Cruise


Display at Mustang Alley during Annual Woodward Dream Cruise - Muscle Cars BlogDEARBORN, Mich., Aug. 15, 2011 – A wide array of street and racing engines, a huge exhibit of classic and modern Ford-built performance vehicles and race cars, a glimpse at a future EcoBoost®-powered performance Focus, and Ford Racing parts installations – done on the spot for Mustang owners – make Ford Motor Company’s 2011 Woodward Dream Cruise display a must-see, high-octane destination. 

Scheduled for Saturday, Aug. 20 – rain or shine – the annual Woodward Dream Cruise is the world’s largest one-day classic car event. About 1.5 million visitors and 40,000 antique and classic cars from all over the country are expected to visit the Dream Cruise, which stretches from suburban Detroit north to Pontiac in a celebration of all things automotive.

The Ford display will be located at the intersection of Woodward Avenue and 9 Mile Road in Ferndale, just north of Detroit city limits. Once again, 9 Mile Road will be turned into Mustang Alley. More than 700 classic Mustangs and other Ford-built muscle cars are registered for a classic car show. If the weather cooperates and all cars arrive as scheduled, this year’s event is expected to feature at least one of every type of Mustang model made since the car debuted in April 1964. Read more!

700 hp Ford Mustang to Hit Auction Block


Galpin Auto Sports (GAS) today announced it has been selected by manufacturing leader and Fortune 500 company, SPX Corporation (NYSE: SPW), to create a special one-of-a-kind high-performance Ford Mustang that will be auctioned to benefit St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital® at the Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction in Scottsdale, Ariz. in January 2012.

Prior to traveling to Scottsdale, this unique and highly collectible example of GAS’ craftsmanship will debut to the public at the Barrett-Jackson auction in Las Vegas, where it will be on display September 22-24, 2011. The car will make a number of appearances at car shows and events across the country, including SEMA 2011, leading up to its auction in Scottsdale this January.

GAS hand fabricated an all-metal wide-body that stretches the vehicle nine inches wider than a stock Mustang. To complement the vehicle’s aggressive stance and design which was inspired by the Mustang BOSS 429, a Ford Racing supercharger boosts engine performance to more than 700HP. Forgiato 22×14 rear and 21×11 front three-piece GTR wheels were mated to 335/25/22 and 295/25/21 Pirelli tires to fit to the new body. Inside, custom red suede and black leather trim and upholstery with suede headliner were added to enhance the interior. The Mustang also features a Bassani Performance exhaust system, custom formulated PPG paint, a 1000-watt JL Audio system and many other unique items that make this Mustang one-of-a-kind. Read more!

2011 Chevrolet Camaro Short Review


2011 Chevrolet Camaro Short Review - Muscle Cars BlogWe all know the 2011 Chevrolet Camaro is a head-turning muscle car that goes like stink and will certainly get you noticed. But it also comes with significant trade-offs that can make the Camaro hard to live with on a daily basis.

Two engines are available for this timeless gem, in V6 and V8. The buyer is essentially able to pick their poison. Both models have great acceleration for their price. The V6 engine is a 3.6 liter which produces approximately 312 horsepower. Which makes the 2011 chevy camaro a great car of choice both engines have plenty of hp.

This is an upgrade from the previous year’s model, at an 8 horsepower difference. The V8 engine is a 6.2 liter, and produces 400 horsepower. Both versions are available in either manual or automatic transmission. The horsepower of the 2011 chevy camaro increases with the manual transmission to 426.

Turn the key, and confidence transforms into pure adrenaline. Grin-inducing technology like Direct Injection and Variable Valve Timing work together to enhance combustion and breathing efficiency throughout the powerband. But the quickest way to nirvana may be through your fingertips. Camaro’s available six-speed automatic transmission comes with steering wheel–mounted TAPshift controls for clutchless manual shifting. Essential for revving anyone’s soul. Read more!

Chevrolet Camaro SS vs. Ford Mustang Boss 302


Chevrolet Camaro SS vs. Ford Mustang Boss 302 - Muscle Cars BlogHere’s a video from autocar.co.uk – you’ll see one runway, two American muscle cars and a score to settle. Which is faster? The 6.2-litre Chevrolet Camaro SS or the all-new 5.0-litre Ford Mustang Boss 302? Vicky Parrott finds out and tells us exactly why the winning car has such an advantage. Place your bets… Click on Read more!