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2012 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor on Hell’s Revenge Trail in Moab, Utah

Jan
24

2012 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor on Hell's Revenge Trail in Moab, Utah - Muscle Cars BlogIf you thought the Ford F-150 SVT Raptor was only engineered for high performance in the open desert, here’s something that will change your mind. The Raptor takes on the ultra-tough off-road terrain of Moab’s Hell’s Revenge trail with its new Torsen front differential and grille-mounted video camera. Click on Read more to watch the video!

Mustang Boss 302 beats Ferrari, R8, M3, Porsche & DBS Test Laguna Seca

Jan
23

Mustang Boss 302 beats Ferrari, R8, M3, Porsche & DBS Test Laguna Seca - Muscle Cars BlogFord Mustang Boss 302 Laguna Seca – better braking performance than Porsche 991, faster than Aston Martin DBS, Audi R8, Ferrari California, BMW M3 in Hockenheim. Acceleration, Drifting and fast lap in Hockenheim with sport auto’s testdriver Christian Gebhardt. More about the muscle car in sport auto 1/2012. www.sportauto-online.de Watch the video on Read more!

2013 Chevrolet Corvette 427 Convertible Sells for $600,000

Jan
23

2013 Chevrolet Corvette 427 Convertible Sells for $600,000 - Muscle Cars BlogSCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – The first 2013 Corvette 427 Convertible Collector Edition – the fastest and most capable convertible in Corvette’s history – sold for $600,000 in the Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale collector car auction Saturday.

The Corvette 427 Convertible, which arrives at U.S. Chevrolet dealers this summer, blends elements of the Z06 and ZR1 models. The Vehicle Identification Number ending in 001 was sold in the auction.

Its heart is the 427-cubic-inch (7.0L) LS7 engine from the Corvette Z06. Rated at 505 horsepower (377 kW) and 470 lb.-ft. of torque (637 Nm), it is the most powerful engine ever installed in a production Corvette convertible – and, like the Z06, the 427 Convertible is only available with a six-speed manual transmission. Read more!

Camaro “Chevy Happy Grad” for Super Bowl ad

Jan
22

Camaro "Chevy Happy Grad" for Super Bowl ad - Muscle Cars BlogNew York independent filmmaker created winning Camaro ad
Advertisement to air during Super Bowl XLVI

DETROIT – “Chevy Happy Grad,” an ad submitted by 26-year old Long Island resident Zach Borst, will be aired during the telecast of Super Bowl XLVI, beating out submissions by independent filmmakers from around the world as part of Chevrolet’s Route 66 Super Bowl ad contest.

The ads had more than 32 million total online views between December 22 and January 14.

“We asked filmmakers to depict life’s journey and how Chevrolet is there along the way,” said General Motors Global Chief Marketing Officer Joel Ewanick. “When I saw Zach’s spot, I had to laugh, because the situation is something many families can related to – expectation and reality. ‘Happy Grad’ clearly shows the passion that Chevrolet elicits.”

Borst’s audience on Super Bowl Sunday is expected to exceed 110 million television viewers. “Chevy Happy Grad” was filmed on location near his home on Long Island during a weather window that offered Zach, his cast and crew only four hours to complete the project.

“My Dad was a cop and worked real hard to be able to buy his kids their first cars. They were used, but mine meant the world to me,” Borst said. “Then I wondered what it would look like if I got a brand new Camaro? I mean, after all, who wouldn’t want a Camaro as a graduation gift?”

Borst, an aspiring filmmaker, has been producing films since his childhood and founded his own production company, Goat Farm Films, based in New York. Watch it after click on Read more!

Dave Strickler’s 1968 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 Old Reliable

Jan
19

Dave Strickler's 1968 Chevrolet Camaro Z/28 Old Reliable - Muscle Cars BlogDave Strickler’s 1968 Camaro Z/28 “Old Reliable”

Ok, this one is a real thing… and with list price: US $499,900.00 RK Motors Charlotte provides a real iconic muscle car. Here are the details:

Automotive history lives and breathes at RK Motors Charlotte. You know we are passionate about vintage racing, having completely restored “Project Six Pack” to its original state, and more recently presenting the legendary Arlen Vankes 1967 HEMI Barracuda. Today we are pleased to announce yet another milestone race vehicle coming to us from one of the top names in the Camaro hobby. The car is Dave Sticklers 1968 Camaro Z/28 that won the 1968 Super Stock World Championship, and the man is Camaro historian and authenticity expert, Jerry MacNeish. The car has been comprehensively restored to as-raced condition, including some incredibly rare NOS items that came from Jerry’s personal collection. If there is a more thoroughly documented, well-known, relevant and accurate early Camaro out there, I’d like to see it. Make no mistake: this is the ultimate Z/28 and the cornerstone of any significant Chevrolet muscle collection.

Racing legend Dave Strickler dominated NHRA Super Stock racing during the 1968 season with this Bill “Grumpy” Jenkins-prepared Z/28 Camaro. Equipped with a stock intake manifold and carburetor, a stock hood, Stahl Headers, 5.38 gears, and nine-inch slicks, the “Old Reliable” ran elapsed times in the 11.70s at roughly 116 mph, which made it competitive with many big block Super Stock Camaros of the same time period. Its dominance culminated in two of Sticklers biggest wins: on Sunday, October 6, 1968, Strickler drove to a decisive victory over a stellar field at the NHRA Super Stock All-Star Meet at Englishtown Raceway Park. Two weeks later, he went on to capture the 1968 Super Stock World Championship in Tulsa, Oklahoma, then the most prestigious S/S event on the NHRA calendar. Read more and see the gallery!

1968 Dodge Charger R/T Hemi by Masterpiece Classic Cars

Jan
18

1968 Dodge Charger R/T Hemi by Masterpiece Classic Cars - Muscle Cars BlogThis 1968 Dodge Charger R/T Hemi is listed on ebay.com for the price of US $169,900.00 by Masterpiece Classic Cars. Here’s the detailed description of this beauty.

Big Hemi Customs, led by Jason Bair and Todd Lowden, have brought another masterpiece to the national stage. This just completed ’68 example reaffirms one of the best moves we, as a dealership, have made. Once we became familiar with Big Hemi Custom and after a thorough vetting, an invitation was extended for their talents to be joined with us. Masterpiece Restoration & Build has been formed to accommodate all the restoration and build needs of our clients and patrons. One close look at this Charger and you will agree, Masterpiece has moved to the top of the game. Also of course you can look to Masterpiece for a steady stream of these stellar productions to be on offer and available for immediate acquisition.

The 1968 Dodge Charger is one of a few car models that transcends the normal limitations of a brand and enjoys a wide glance of buyers. Not dissimilar to a Corvette, Camaro or a Mustang…Just to name a couple. The car has style and attitude by the bucket load and is a perfect candidate for a Pro Touring Custom. And because of that, when this car is on offer, it isn’t just Mopar fans chasing their dream. Ford guys, GM guys and import collectors alike all regularly have one of these inside their collections. She is one of the safest bets to invest your collector dollars. Read more and check out the image gallery!

Corvette Marks 60 Years of Performance with 427 Convertible

Jan
13

Corvette Marks 60 Years of Performance with 427 Convertible - Muscle Cars BlogCorvette Marks 60 Years of Performance with 427 Convertible

DETROIT – Chevrolet today unveiled the 2013 Corvette 427 Convertible Collector Edition – the fastest, most capable convertible in Corvette’s history – as well as a 60th Anniversary Package that will be available on all 2013 Corvette models.

“The 2013 model year will be historic for Corvette, marking its 60th Anniversary and the final year for the current ‘C6′ generation,” said Chris Perry, vice president, Global Marketing and Strategy for Chevrolet. “We couldn’t think of a more fitting way to celebrate these milestones than bringing back one of the most-coveted combinations in the brand’s history – the Corvette convertible and a 427 cubic-inch engine.”

The 60th Anniversary Package and 427 Convertible will make their public debut at the Barrett Jackson collector car auction in Scottsdale, Ariz., on Jan 21, and will arrive at U.S. Chevrolet dealers early this summer.

Corvette 427 Convertible Collector Edition
The Corvette 427 Convertible blends elements of the Z06 and ZR1 models to create the fastest and most-capable convertible in Corvette’s history.

Its heart is the 427-cubic-inch (7.0L) LS7 engine from the Corvette Z06. Rated at 505 horsepower (377 kW) and 470 lb.-ft. of torque (637 Nm), it is the most powerful engine ever installed in a production Corvette convertible – and, like the Z06, the 427 Convertible is only available with a six-speed manual transmission.

The LS7 was co-developed with the Corvette Le Mans-winning GT1 engine and features lightweight titanium connecting rods and intake valves, as well as racing-inspired high-flow cylinder heads and a dry-sump oiling system. It is assembled by hand at GM’s Performance Build Center, where customers who purchase the 427 Convertible Collector Edition can purchase the Corvette Build Experience option and assemble the engine that will power their new car. Read more!

50 years Shelby with Anniversary Edition Mustangs

Jan
12

50 years Shelby with Anniversary Edition Mustangs - Muscle Cars BlogDETROIT – Jan. 10, 2012 – To honor its 50th anniversary, Shelby American™, a wholly owned subsidiary of Carroll Shelby International Inc., (CSBI.PK), is unleashing a new line of Anniversary Edition Shelby GTS, GT350® and Super Snake® vehicles. Only 50 white and 50 black of each post title Shelby model will be manufactured, making it an instant collector’s item and an iconic piece of automotive history.

“Few thought that Shelby American would make it in the car business for 50 years,” said Carroll Shelby. “We built the first Cobra in a rented garage and then GT350′s in an old hanger. But our company is still here, manufacturing the best cars that I’ve ever made. The next 50 years will be even better for Shelby American.”

The Shelby American name is synonymous with high performance worldwide. Over the past five decades, the company has relentlessly pushed the envelope with a string of superior vehicles and parts.

“Our golden anniversary is a remarkable milestone worthy of this limited edition line of Shelby vehicles,” said John Luft, president of Shelby American. “On the heels of the unprecedented sellout of our 50th Anniversary Edition Cobra 289, we expect demand for these new Shelby’s to be strong.” Read more!

Find great gifts for the Chevy fan in your life at Chevysupersport.com

Dec
01

Find great gifts for the Chevy fan in your life at Chevysupersport.com - Muscle Cars BlogHello, guys! It’s been a while since the last time I posted, but I really want to share some cool stuff with you. To be honest, I was looking for a nice muscle car-themed wall clock for my new place and a friend of mine told me about Chevysupersport.com. Along with the extensive selection of Chevy SS Muscle car parts and accessories, I saw the Chevy Apparel and Gifts section, where I stumbled upon some very cool Chevrolet themed t-shirts, caps and … wall clocks!

That was the time when my curiosity prevailed. I browsed that section and really loved the Chevy SS racing t-shirts and the Chevrolet Legends t-shirt. The last one was featuring the Chevelle SS, Nova SS and the Z28 Camaro iconic muscle cars on the back. These products are made of 100% high quality cotton with a silk-screen design. Actually, I still regret not buying this one…

I took a look at the caps – there was some really nice and stylish designs such as the Chevy SS low profile cap, which has SS Super Sport embroidery on the crown, Bowtie on the lip and Super Sport on the Velcro closure adjustable strap. Top quality products, which would make any muscle cars enthusiast extremely happy.

But then I saw it, I found exactly what I wanted – a stylish Chevrolet wall clock, which was even glowing in yellow neon light. “That’s it!”, I thought and right before placing the order, the doorbell rang. It was my girlfriend bringing a box. “Happy Thanksgiving Day!”, she said and gave me the box… It was a heck of a surprise to figure out she gave me the very same Chevrolet wall clock as the one featured on Chevroletsupersport.com. Trust me, there was no one happier than me! As it turned out, she knew what I was looking for and luckily for me, bought it before I did.

So, Christmas time is coming and now I know where to find some great gifts for any Chevy fan - Chevysupersport.com


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New Design, More Technology for 2013 Ford Mustang

Nov
15

New Design, More Technology for 2013 Ford Mustang - Muscle Cars Blog

  • New exterior design with more prominent grille, new hood and new LED signature lighting give the latest Mustang a high-tech look
  • Drivers of automatic-equipped Mustangs will be able to shift their own gears with new SelectShift Automatic™ transmission, now a standard feature
  • Industry-first technology allows drivers to monitor their own acceleration, g force and braking on the track with new 4.2-inch LCD screen showing Track Apps
LOS ANGELES, Nov. 15, 2011 – Ford Mustang – the icon of American performance and style – gets even more street swagger with a new design and a list of smart features that signal even more technology in the popular pony car.
“The new Mustang is the perfect example of continuing to build on excellence. It takes the greatness of the 5.0-liter and V6 and pushes the refinement to the next level,” said Dave Pericak, Mustang chief engineer. “The car has been spot-on functionally and now we’re adding more features and technology to further improve the driver’s experience.”
More aggressive design
The new model Mustang, which goes on sale in spring 2012, offers a more aggressive design with a significantly more prominent grille. A more powerful splitter adds to that appearance. Functional heat extractors on the hood of the GT were specifically placed and designed to help move hot air out of the engine compartment and cool the engine.
“We are delivering a more distinctive and emotional design presence that celebrates the total performance of Mustang,” said Darrell Behmer, Mustang chief designer. “This latest Mustang design is very respectful of its heritage while continuing to look forward with a more powerful and modern look.”
Rocker panels running along the car are now body-color, making for a more premium appearance. The rear has been updated with a high-gloss black panel that connects the taillamps. Keeping the sequential turn signal Mustang is known for, the taillamps also deliver a smoked appearance that matches the more purposeful look up front. Read more!