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SRT Elevated to Unique Brand at Chrysler Group

Jul
15

SRT Elevated to Unique Brand at Chrysler Group - Muscle Cars Blog

  • Newly formed SRT® brand sticks to successful vehicle development formula using five proven hallmarks, including awe-inspiring powertrains; outstanding ride, handling and capability; benchmark braking; aggressive and functional exteriors; and race-inspired and high-performance interiors to remain true to its performance roots
  • Expansion of SRT vehicle lineup in 2012 includes four new vehicles that are world-class performance contenders and deliver latest in safety technologies and creature comforts
  • Common 6.4-liter HEMI® V-8 powertrain has latest advance technologies for best-ever horsepower, torque and fuel efficiency ratings
July 15, 2011 , Auburn Hills, Mich. - Chrysler Group LLC has officially elevated its in-house performance division – the Street and Racing Technology (SRT®) team – to a separate company brand that promises to maintain its successful formula to design, engineer and build benchmark American high-performance vehicles for Chrysler, Jeep® and Dodge.


The launch of SRT as the company’s performance brand comes as three additional vehicles are set to rejoin the 2012 Dodge Challenger SRT8® in the expanding SRT lineup. Making their returns to the vehicle lineup are the 2012 Dodge Charger SRT8, 2012 Chrysler 300 SRT8 and 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8. Read more!

2012 Dodge Charger SRT8® Delivers Perfect Balance of Intelligent Performance And Power

Jul
15

2012 Dodge Charger SRT8® Delivers Perfect Balance of Intelligent Performance And Power - Muscle Cars Blog

  • 6.4-liter HEMI® V-8 engine delivers 470 horsepower and 470 lb.-ft. of torque for power across a significantly wider rpm range
  • Fuel Saver Technology with all-new active valve exhaust system improves fuel efficiency by an estimated 25 percent on the highway
  • New, exclusive SRT heated steering wheel features mounted paddle shifters for hands on the wheel shifting both on road and at the race track
  • Two-mode adaptive damping suspension allows for selectable suspension tuning and also automatically adapts to road and driver inputs for optimal vehicle control
  • 19-speaker Harman Kardon® audio system with innovative GreenEdge® technology is standard with 900 watts of power

Newly formed SRT brand led by President and CEO Ralph Gilles will continue to build benchmark high-performance vehicles for the Chrysler Group 

July 15, 2011 , Auburn Hills, Mich. – The Dodge Charger SRT8® makes a return to the performance car market in 2012 bringing intelligent performance features and more power to the brand’s iconic four-door fastback coupe.

New for the 2012 Charger SRT8 is the 470 horsepower 6.4-liter HEMI® V-8 that features 45 more horsepower and 50 more lb.-ft. of torque across a significantly wider rpm range, new exhaust system technology for improved fuel efficiency, along with new paddle shift technology and adaptive damping suspension for optimal driver control.

Performance numbers for the 2012 Dodge Charger SRT8 include 0-60 mph acceleration in the high 4-second range; quarter mile in the high 12-second range; 0-100-0 mph in less than 16 seconds; top speed of 175 mph and stopping power from 60-0 mph in 120 feet.  Read more!

Sick Video – Mom On A Ride Around Laguna In A Corvette Z06

Jul
14

This is a video of a guy’s mom riding in a Chevrolet Corvette Z06! Worth watching! Click on Read more

ClassicCarLink.com Reunites Drivers

Jun
29

ClassicCarLink.com Reunites Drivers - Muscle Cars Blog

Have you ever thought of tracking down all the past cars you’d ever owned in your life? Well, you have your chance now - http://www.classiccarlink.com is a wonderful website which could help you. What’s more, Classic Car Link is a social networking site for classic car enthusiasts, which brings past and present owners together to share photos, information and stories.

Here is what UK Guardian wrote about this project: “When Laurie Cross’s dad decided he wanted to track down all the past cars he’d owned in his life, Laurie saw an opportunity to let the internet do the work. Along with his brother, the three of them have now set created classiccarlink.com. It’s a sort of Friends Reunited for much-loved vehicles. If they can bring enough people together, then they’ll be able to build a site through which past and present owners can share stories and photographs. The site has only been running for a month or two and currently has just over 300 members, but already they’ve managed to reunite one fellow with his old cars after 45 years. Sign up and see whatever happened to that Austin Healey you wished you’d never sold.” Read more!

Big Camaro Crash at Grand Am Rolex Sports Car Series 2011

Jun
27

Big Camaro Crash at Grand Am Rolex Sports Car Series 2011 - Muscle Cars Blog

Big crash between Joe Foster and Gunter Schaldach at the Grand Am Rolex Sports Car Series 2011 in Road America. Watch the video after the jump!

New 2012 Chevrolet Camaro Bumblebee Edition

Jun
27

New 2012 Chevrolet Camaro Bumblebee Edition - Muscle Cars Blog

  • Two previous Transformers films helped make Camaro America’s best-selling sports car for 2010 and 2011
  • 2012 Transformers Special Edition Camaro Coupe allows fans around the world to get behind the wheel of Bumblebee

DETROIT – The Chevrolet Camaro returns as the Autobot “Bumblebee” in Transformers: Dark of the Moon, which opens exclusively in 3D Tuesday and worldwide Wednesday. To celebrate, Chevrolet will offer a 2012 Transformers Special Edition Camaro Coupe to Bumblebee fans in the United States, Canada, China, Japan, Europe, South America, and the Middle East.

“The Transformers franchise has helped introduce Camaro – and Chevrolet – to a whole new generation of fans,” said Rick Scheidt, vice president of Chevrolet marketing. “Its role in the films helped make the Camaro the best-selling sports car in America, and one of the best-known cars of any kind around the world.” Read more!

2011 Super Bowl Commercial “Born of Fire” Takes Home Five Awards

Jun
26

2011 Super Bowl Commercial "Born of Fire" Takes Home Five Awards - Muscle Cars Blog

  • Chrysler Brand’s 2011 Super Bowl Commercial ‘Born of Fire’ Takes Home Five Awards
    at the Cannes Lions 58th International Festival of Creativity
  • Four Gold Lions awarded to the brand for Best Direction, Best Script, Best Use of Music, Best Automotive Commercial and Best Editing
  • Bronze Lion awarded to the brand for Best Editing

June 25, 2011 , Cannes, France – The Chrysler brand’s 2011 Super Bowl commercial, ‘Born of Fire,’ was honored today with five awards at the Cannes Lions 58th International Festival of Creativity held in Cannes, France. Four “Gold Lions” were awarded to the brand for Best Direction, Best Use of Music, Best Script, Best Automotive Commercial and Best Editing. The brand also took home a “Bronze Lion” for Best Editing. Cannes Lions is the world’s leading celebration of creativity in communications where over 24,000 entries from all over the world are showcased and judged. Chrysler brand’s national advertising campaign was created in partnership with Wieden+Kennedy of Portland, Ore. Watch it after the Read more!

1967 Pontiac GTO Convertible

Jun
22

1967 Pontiac GTO Convertible - Muscle Cars BlogSt Louis Car museum & sales is offering this xxceptionally restored gto convertible. Car was recently found after 30 years in storage and received a proper frame-off restoration. Rare factory color combination and number’s matching drive train.

This gorgeous 1967 Pontiac GTO convertible is fresh from a complete nut-and-bolt, body off the frame restoration with outstanding results! Finished in rare, factory correct Mariner Turquoise over Parchment interior and upgraded White convertible top. This complete number’s matching vehicle is heavily equipped with options that include 400ci V8 producing a stout 335 horsepower, M20 Muncie 4-speed wide ratio manual transmission, 3.55 Safe-T-Track rear end, buckets seats with optional headrests, center console, power disc brakes, power steering, rally gauge package with hood tachometer and working dash clock, Safeguard speedometer, 14” Rally I wheel wrapped in factory correct Firestone white Wide Oval tires, AM/FM radio with factory power antenna, Ride and Handling package (springs, shock, & stabilizer bar), Grant custom wood steering wheel, luggage lamp, and more!  Read more and see the gallery!

Oshawa Celebrates 45 Years Of The Camaro

Jun
21

Oshawa Celebrates 45 Years Of The Camaro - Muscle Cars BlogThe Camaro Home Coming was held in one of the parking lots of the Oshawa Assembly plant. It included a rare plant tour on Friday June 10, 2011! I hope that GM keeps opening up the plants and the workers and management to the fans and driving public. Watch the video on Read more!

1969 Extreme 540cid 705 HP Chevrolet Camaro

Jun
21

1969 Extreme 540cid 705 HP Chevrolet Camaro - Muscle Cars BlogS&S Motorsports of Sarasota LLC is selling this beautiful muscle car – The 1969 Extreme 540cid 705 HP Chevy Camaro. As you will see, the car is in very good condition, has everything you’ll ever need for spending the time of your life driving it! The listing price is for US $142,950.00. We think this car deserves it. See the specs, images and description after clicking on Read more !