Yes, we know this is a muscle cars blog, but you have to watch this – AutoRAI 2011 opens with a spectacular Shell V-Power over the loops. Stuntman Steve Truglia drives a Fiat 500 a circular prepared by an eleven meters high looping. This performance, unprecedented in the Netherlands, stands and falls with the right technology, speed and engine performance. And do not forget the courage and achievements of the stuntman who dares physical and technical boundaries to shift. Shell V-Power, performance, fuel your engine cleaner and stronger, put the motor show with this sensational stunt literally on its head. Watch the video after the jump!
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Livonia, Mich. (April 14th, 2011) – DETROIT MUSCLE | REDEFINED is the vision that sets the direction for the design team at ROUSH® Performance this year. The ROUSH brand has long been synonymous with high horsepower, performance handling and an aggressive body style. And, for the 2012 Mustang model year, ROUSH is introducing some game-changing enhancements that will “Redefine” their heritage of high performance and stylish appearance. Read more!
Watch the video of this really sick car!
Lingenfelter new items for 2011:
Revised Pedders/Lingenfelter drag race shock absorber package
427 CID LSX engine, Lingenfelter CNC ported GM LS3 six bolt cylinder heads
Face plated TR6060 Trans by RPM Transmissions.
Strain gauged shifter
LPE (LNC-TC1) 2-step with shift torque cut.
Dyno testing completing a WOT 3-4 shift with both stages of nitrous, tuning both the initiation and duration of the torque cut. Mustang dyno set in vehicle simulation mode, shifting at 7200 rpm with 1200 + rwhp in a 4100+ lb vehicle. Click on read more!
Steve Saleen’s SMS Supercars increases vehicle production with the release of the SMS 302 White, Yellow and Black Label Mustangs. The expanded model lines are a tribute to his racing heritage colors, marketed under the White, Yellow, and Black Labels.
The SMS 302 White Label is normally aspirated, making 440 horsepower, with performance suspension, exhaust, interior ergonomics and exterior styling.
These factory assembled vehicles represent a volume expansion. SMS Dealers are enthusiastic with the release of these new model lines supporting increased production and sales. SMS Supercars is pleased to announce a MSRP of $35,540 (plus transportation, tax, title, registration) for this 440 horsepower normally aspirated vehicle; the White Label SMS 302 representing an astounding price for a complete high performance vehicle. Read more!
An iconic Mustang is back in victory lane delivering a race win to the “Blue Oval.” Multimatic Motorsports’ championship driver duo of Scott Maxwell and Joe Foster claimed the first competition victory for the Boss 302R in the Continental Tire Sports Car Challenge in GRAND-AM at Barber Motorsports Park in Alabama.
“This is a pretty special victory,” said Scott Maxwell, who was involved in the testing and development of the Boss 302R. “We have come close a few times before so maybe we were overdue, but it hasn’t really sunk in yet. Certainly there is a special legacy in racing the Boss 302R and the amazing job that Parnelli Jones did winning the championship in the Boss. It has been an honor to run the same paint scheme as Parnelli and this is an amazing win.” Read more!
The owner of this Chevrolet Corvette C5 crashed it early morning last month. Check out the video to see what happened after.
Dave Thomas Sets NHRA AA/SA ET, MPH Records in Mopar Challenger V-10 Drag Pak
AUBURN HILLS, Mich., April 8, 2011
* Thomas sets record with a 9.43/143.90 pass in his 2011 Mopar Challenger Drag Pak
* Mopar Challenger V-10 Drag Pak built for sanctioned NHRA Stock and Super Stock configurations
* Mopar offers the only factory-built, V-10 powered race-ready package car
Less than one month after making its competition debut, the 2011 Mopar® Challenger V-10 Drag Pak is already rewriting the NHRA record books.
Dave Thomas, of Westchester, Pa., powered his 2011 Mopar Challenger V-10 Drag Pak to a record-setting 9.43-second elapsed time (ET) at 143.90 mph during a test session on Thursday, April 7 at the NHRA Division 1 National Open event at Atco (N.J.) Raceway (the test session allowed for record attempts). Thomas captured both the ET and mph records in the AA/SA class just two weeks after taking ownership of his Mopar Drag Pak, and with only a few passes under his belt in the new V-10-powered beast. Read more!
Here is something interesting on eBay – 1969 Ford Mustang Boss 429 unrestored 4,405 original miles for $550,000. Below you can read the description of this auction, car history and image gallery. Click on Read more!
“As we all search for the best Mustangs experts agree that an unrestored car because it is so rare and cant be duplicated is the most sought after. This car is a one owner, red Boss 9 with the most sought after S engine which only came in the first 279 Boss 9s.I bought this car from the original owner in Akron Ohio he stored the car in his garage the whole time and only drove it 4,405 miles the first few years he owned it. The original owner is still alive and well and can be called to verify anything on this car that you want. He wrote up the history of the car and I put it in one of the pictures which I think it can be read. When he first bought the car he raced it three times in the stock class and the three class winner stickers are still in the quarter windows right now. I have the original window sticker that has been wrinkled a little but is otherwise in very good condition. I have two mint build sheets. I put a picture in here that shows both build sheets taped together when I found them in the car. There is also a picture of the floor pan which is like brand new. The only odd thing under the carpet was a gum wrapper, screws, bolts, cut out from the dash and many other items the Ford employees left under the carpet. I kept all of these items and they almost filled up a baggie. I also have the temp warranty card and the regular warranty card with the owners name and address. I also have a lot of other paper work with the car such as registration cards from 69-71, sheets from Kar Kraft when the engine came in and many more.
2012 Chevrolet Centennial Edition Corvette Celebrates Racing Heritage
Z06 Centennial Edition to be auctioned at Barrett-Jackson Palm Beach sale
DETROIT – Chevrolet, founded by a racing pioneer 100 years ago, celebrates its performance heritage with the 2012 Chevrolet Centennial Edition Corvette, which features a sleek black color scheme, unique design elements and Corvette’s trademark sports car technology.
The 2012 Centennial Edition package will be available on all Corvette models – including Grand Sport, Z06 and ZR1 – starting this summer.
The special package was inspired by Chevrolet’s racing-bred foundation, which continues with Corvette’s international racing excellence and production sports car prominence.
“Racing and performance are the roots of Chevrolet, a tradition carried forward today by Corvette,” said Rick Scheidt, vice president of Chevrolet marketing. “The Centennial Edition not only celebrates our 100 years, it once again pushes Corvette forward for a new generation of sports car fans.” Read more!
LAS VEGAS– April 6, 2011 – Shelby American Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Carroll Shelby International Inc. (CSBI:PK) will unveil its new Super Snake post title package for the 2012 Ford Shelby GT500 at the New York International Auto Show. With 800 horsepower, the Shelby GT500 Super Snake will be the most powerful American muscle car introduced at the show. In addition to the Super Snake, Shelby American will also display the limited edition 2012 Shelby GT350 coupe and convertible.
“Shelby American has a rich history at the New York International Auto Show,” said John Luft, president of Shelby American Inc. “The very first Shelby car was introduced there in 1962, as well as the 1968 and 2008 Shelby GT500KR and the 2006 Shelby Hertz GT-H. This year, we’re returning with one of the most powerful and important Shelbys ever built.” Read more!