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2012 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor Video

Oct
04

2012 Ford F-150 SVT Raptor expands off road prowess with new torsen front differential and off-road front camera. Watch Raptor in action.

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Forza Motorsport 4 – American Muscle Car Pack Trailer

Sep
23

Forza Motorsport 4 - American Muscle Car Pack Trailer - Muscle Cars BlogForza Motorsport 4 – American Muscle Car Pack Trailer

1965 Pontiac GTO,
1968 Pontiac Firebird,
1970 Buick GSX,
1970 Dodge Cornet Super Bee,
1966 Chevrolet Nova SS,
1969 Shelby GT500 428CJ,
1971 Plymouth GTX 426 Hemi,
1967 Dodge Cornet W023,
1968 Dodge Dart HEMI Super Stock,
1964 Ford Fairlane Thunderbolt

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Roush Stage 3 Hyper-Series Ford Mustang for 2012

Sep
21

Roush Stage 3 Hyper-Series Ford Mustang for 2012 - Muscle Cars BlogROUSH Performance announces exclusive 2012 ROUSH Stage 3 Mustang Hyper-Series vehicle package

September 19, 2011 (Plymouth Township, MI):
Lively. Tireless. Active. Fierce. Excited. The vehicle design team at ROUSH Performance
continues to build on their theme of DETROIT MUSCLE | REDEFINED by launching a limited
quantity of ROUSH Stage 3 (RS3) Mustangs aptly defined as the Hyper-Series.

The 2012 ROUSH Stage 3 Mustang is powered by a 50-state legal TVS 2.3L ROUSHcharger®
system that delivers over 540HP and 465 ft/lbs of torque. The powertrain works in concert with
the ROUSH-calibrated suspension that lowers the Mustang by almost an ince, and enables the
vehicle to pull over 1G of lateral force on a dry skid pad. The ROUSH-tuned performance
exhaust delivers a throaty growl that let’s everyone know that you’re piloting some Detroit
Muscle. Read more!

Corvette Funfest 2011

Sep
16

Corvette Funfest 2011 - Muscle Cars BlogTWO AMERICAN ICONS, ONE SPECIAL EVENT:
CORVETTE FUNFEST 2011 TO HOST THE OSCAR MAYER WIENERMOBILE VEHICLE

Mid America Motorworks Celebrates All Things Corvette, Chevrolet’s 100th Anniversary and a
Unique Piece of Rolling Americana that Turns 75 in 2011

Effingham, Ill. (September 7, 2011)-Two beloved examples of American culture, Corvettes
and the Oscar Mayer Wienermobile, are coming together for the first time at Mid America
Motorworks’ 18th Annual Corvette Funfest Sept. 15-18 in Effingham, Ill.

This year also marks the 75th anniversary of the American icon in the shape of a hot dog and
bun. The Oscar Mayer Wienermobile will be on display throughout the weekend. The display
will give guests the chance to visit the hot dog on wheels and learn more about the legendary
vehicle from the brand representatives, affectionately called Hotdoggers.

“The Oscar Mayer Wienermobile is about as American as you can get along with the Corvette,”
said Mike Yager, Chief Cheerleader and Founder of Mid America Motorworks. “I am beyond
thrilled that we will be able to host it this year and have it be a part of our Corvette Party.”
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1969 Camaro Named Best Chevy of All Time

Sep
14

1969 Camaro Named Best Chevy of All Time - Muscle Cars BlogNearly 125,000 Chevrolet fans have spoken, naming the 1969 Camaro the “Best Chevy of All Time.”

As part of Chevrolet’s Centennial celebration, fans were asked to vote for their favorite vehicle from Chevrolet’s 100-year history. During the four-round, elimination bracket, the 1969 Camaro garnered 25,058 of the 124,368 votes cast, edging out the 1970 Chevelle SS in the final round.

Tom Peters, Chevrolet Design director, believes the ’69 Camaro is not only one of the best vehicles in Chevrolet’s history but one of the best vehicles ever. He is a little biased, however, having owned the same 1969 Camaro for nearly 20 years.

“I can vividly remember seeing one for the first time as a kid,” Peters said. “The intent of the Camaro was instantly understood, even to a 14-year old like me, because it possessed a very powerful personality and an elegant, simple design. The Camaro was so cool because it offered this great style, high performance, and yet was attainable for someone just getting out of school. Read more!

2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 with stunning 580 hp

Sep
12

2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 with stunning 580 hp - Muscle Cars BlogCamaro ZL1 Delivers 580 Horsepower and Exclusive Technologies

- Supercharged, 6.2L LSA V-8 delivers 580 horsepower (432 kW) and 556 lb.-ft. of torque (754 Nm)
- ZL1 power complemented by exclusive Magnetic Ride Control and Performance Traction Management
- Track-capable standard equipment includes high-performance fuel system, as well as engine, transmission and differential coolers

DETROIT – The 2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1′s supercharged 6.2L engine is SAE-rated at 580 horsepower (432 kW) and 556 lb.-ft. of torque (754 Nm) – making it the most-powerful production Camaro ever.

The ZL1′s outstanding power is complemented by advanced powertrain and chassis technologies, including exclusive Performance Traction Management and third-generation Magnetic Ride Control.

“The Camaro ZL1 delivers supercar performance and technology in the sports-car segment,” said Al Oppenheiser, Camaro chief engineer. “For sheer power, the ZL1 delivers more horsepower than a Ferrari 458, more torque than an Aston Martin DB9 V12, and a better power-to-weight ratio than a Porsche 911 Carrera GTS.

“The Camaro ZL1 also features exclusive chassis and traction technologies,” Oppenheiser said, “to offer the best of all worlds – including balanced handling for the track, acceleration for a drag strip, and the comfort of a daily driver.” Read more!

Dodge to Offer Mopar Packages on New 2012 Charger Pursuit

Sep
07

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

Sep
05

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

Sep
03

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

Power:
• 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

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Ways to Improve Performance Results on your Mustang

Aug
27

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.