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LA 2010: 2011 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible

Nov
17

LA 2010: 2011 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible - Muscle Cars BlogNew Camaro Convertible Blends Top-Down Driving Fun With Precise Engineering

2010-11-16

* On sale in February 2011
* Well-tailored fabric top
* Acoustical headliner for quietness and easy-to-use single latch
* Robust, reinforced structure supports a sports coupe-like driving experience
* Better torsional stiffness than BMW 3-Series convertible

LOS ANGELES – The segment-leading Chevrolet Camaro opens a new chapter as the 2011 Camaro convertible premieres at the Los Angeles International Auto Show. The new convertible begins production in January and goes on sale in February. It includes an enhanced body structure and well-tailored top mechanism – a combination designed to deliver sports coupe-like driving fun and precise quality.

“The launch of the new convertible opens Camaro design and performance to a new set of potential customers,” said Chris Perry, vice president of Chevrolet marketing. “The 21st century revival of Camaro is tremendously popular, so it’s a natural to now expand and elevate the product range in new directions.” Read more!

Felipe Massa & Fernando Alonso Riding Formula Rossa in Abu Dhabi’s Ferrari World Park

16-Nov-2010

Hey, guys, we are muscle cars blog, but F1 is a great sport, and this video is funny. The past week Ferrari F1 drivers Felipe Massa And Fernando Alonso Ride took time out from their preparation for the 2010 F1 Championship title decider at Abu Dhabi to visit the theme park centered on the Prancing Horse marque. The two drivers got to experience the Formula Rossa, the world’s fastest roller coaster.

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Hennessey Supercharges the Chevrolet Camaro

Nov
15

Hennessey Supercharges the Chevrolet Camaro - Muscle Cars BlogThe contemporary Chevrolet Camaro is so much more than just a modern incarnation of the classic Camaro. The new-age pony has car plenty to offer, giving you chills only by its looks. However, there will always be some who want to squeeze more thrills from the car.

One example would be Hennessey performance, which has just released a new performance upgrade for the Camaro SS. The package plays with both the LS3 and L99 engines. The center stage is taken by a TVS2300 supercharge take the powerplants up to 602 hp and 595 lb-ft (807 Nm). The Camaro has also received a new names, now using the HPE600 designation.

The extra muscle allows the Camaro to leave the 0 to 62 mph sprint behind in three-something seconds and manages to complete the quarter mile run in 11 seconds. The tuning company offers a three year/36,000 mile warranty for the kit. Read more!

Shelby GT500 “Code Red” 1000HP Twin-Turbo

12-Nov-2010


Tom takes us for another great street test in this Code Red prototype. The sound of this Ford engine is amazing. Tom can finally reveal the existance of this new Shelby Code Red. It will be made available in very limited quantities. Great thanks to Shelby Autos and particularily to V.P. Gary Patterson for the great amount of support and testing.

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2012 Mustang Boss 302 – Key For Race Calibration!

Nov
11

2012 Mustang Boss 302 - Key For Race Calibration! - Muscle Cars BlogDEARBORN, Mich., Nov. 11, 2010 – You hold two keys: One has a black Boss logo, the other red: Either will start your 2012 Mustang Boss 302. Slide the all-black key into the lock cylinder, give it a twist and you’re treated to 444 ponies worth of smooth, streetable driving joy. Or choose red – the TracKey – and you have a competition-ready track car.

A joint project between Mustang engineers and Ford Racing, TracKey adds a second set of powertrain control module (PCM) software to a customer’s Mustang Boss 302, activated by a specially programmed vehicle key. When invoked by TracKey, the new TracMode software alters more than 200 engine management parameters, increasing low-end torque and turning the potent but well-mannered stock Boss into a competition-ready track car. Remove TracKey and start Boss with the standard key, and all factory engine settings are restored for a comfortable drive home from the course.

“From an engine management standpoint, we’ve done just about everything possible to give TracKey users a full race car experience,” explains Jeff Seaman, Mustang powertrain engineer. “It’s not for use on the street – for example, the deceleration is set up to preserve the brakes, and the throttle response is very aggressive. A skilled driver on a closed course will really appreciate the benefits.” Read more!

2011 FORD F-150 Launches Ad Campaign (VIDEO)

Nov
06

2011 FORD F-150 Launches Ad Campaign (VIDEO) - Muscle Cars Blog2011 FORD F-150 LAUNCH BUILDS ON SUCCESS OF RECOGNIZABLE, NO-NONSENSE ADVERTISING CAMPAIGN

- The new ad campaign for the 2011 Ford F-150 launches Nov. 6 and builds on the success of the “rant” style campaign first introduced on F-150 in 2008
– Ads focus on F-Series powertrain leadership with four new engines in the F-150 that offer class-leading power, performance and fuel economy
– F-Series is the industry’s first vehicle to top sales of 400,000 units for the year with nearly 435,000 trucks sold

DEARBORN, Mich., Nov. 5, 2010 – The rant continues. And so does Ford’s truck leadership. Since introducing the pull-no-punches advertising campaign two years ago, F-Series pickups have continued to lead the segment in capability, durability, fuel economy – and sales.

F-Series is the industry’s first vehicle to top sales of 400,000 units for the year with nearly 434,920 trucks sold.

Now comes the new F-150′s television and print advertising campaign for the 2011 F-150 with an updated version of a highly successful style. Read more!

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!