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2013 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 will be the pace car of the 96th Indianapolis 500


2013 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 will be the pace car of the 96th Indianapolis 500 - Muscle Cars BlogINDIANAPOLIS – A 2013 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 will lead the starting field of the 96th Indianapolis 500 to the green flag Sunday, May 27 at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. With 638 horsepower, the Corvette ZR1 is the most powerful production car ever to pace the race.

This will be the 23rd time a Chevrolet has paced “The Greatest Spectacle in Racing” and the 11th time a Corvette is serving as the Pace Car. Both are event records. The 2013 model year will mark the 60th anniversary and the final year of production for the current generation Corvette.

“Corvette embodies pure performance, so the ZR1 is a perfect car to pace the most prestigious auto race in the world,” said Jeff Belskus, Indianapolis Motor Speedway Corporation president and chief executive officer. “Chevrolet is a great partner of the Speedway, and we share in the excitement of the upcoming 60th anniversary of the iconic Corvette brand. It’s even more meaningful to see a Chevrolet pacing the field at Indy since Chevy has returned as an engine supplier for the IZOD IndyCar Series for the first time since 2005.”

“This is a truly momentous year for Chevrolet when it comes to performance, with our continued success on and off track, and especially with our return to the IndyCar Series, powering some of the fastest cars on the circuit,” said Jim Campbell, GM vice president of Performance Vehicles and Motorsports. “I can’t think of a better way to mark the 60th Anniversary of Corvette than having it lead the starting field of the Indianapolis 500.” Read more!

Chevrolet Chevelle 1966 – Ecklers Chevelle


Chevrolet Chevelle was produced in three generations from 1964 to 1977. The mid size automobile was released in several body-styles – coupe, sedan, convertible and station wagon. A Super Sport version was also produced in 1973.

Here is a nice 1966 Chevelle, which has been perfectly maintained and upgraded with some nice parts like a big 502 GM crate motor and a 4L60 4-speed overdrive automatic transmission. The 8.2 liter V8 produce up to 502HP (374 kW) and 769Nm (567 lb-ft) of torque. It has aluminum heads and an aluminum intake. It has been also fitted with a holley 750 double pumper and a proform center section.

2012 Lingenfelter Camaro ZL1 Hits 202 MPH – Video


2012 Lingenfelter Camaro ZL1 Hits 202 MPH - Video - Muscle Cars BlogAt the Continental Tire North America proving grounds in Uvalde, Texas, the Lingenfelter ZL1 managed to hit an impressive top speed of 202.67 miles per hours (326.17 km/h).

LPE CNC cylinder heads and GT9 camshaft with a 5% overdrive balancer 2.38 upper pulley, Lingenfelter high flow intake and race filter LPE high capacity intercooler resovoir. Larger Injectors, Voltage boosted stock fuel pump , VP MS 109 Fuel, Custom Calibration, Drag Radials

“The Lingenfelter crew couldn’t be more excited to make history as the first 2012 ZL1 Camaro to exceed 200 mph, and to celebrate this victory on the heels of becoming the first company to run a ZL1 in the 10s,” said Ken Lingenfelter, owner, Lingenfelter Performance Engineering. “We are very proud to have David drive our car and to share in this accomplishment with HOT ROD magazine, an icon in the world of speed and high-performance vehicles.” Check out the video after the jump!

Under-inflated tyres lead drivers to spend big


There are many things to consider when maintaining your car, and sometimes it’s easy to overlook one of the most fundamental components – the tyres on the wheels that allow it to move.

Tyre Safety Month took place in October 2011 in the UK, and featured a number of special events and promotions designed to get drivers thinking about the condition their tyres are in and how to improve them.

Throughout October, motoring organisations highlighted the benefits of keeping tyres pumped up to the recommended level, not least of which is significantly improved fuel consumption – helping motorists to save money on fuel which can go towards other essentials such as car insurance renewal.

1971 Dodge Challenger 340 Convertible MOD SQUAD


1971 Dodge Challenger 340 Convertible MOD SQUAD - Muscle Cars BlogFinished in classic Gold Metallic with beautiful matching interior and Black convertible top. This magnificent muscle car has been beautifully restored and is now ready to be shown or driven. This is the famed Mod Squad car that was specially built as a 1972 Challenger for the famed TV show, Mod Squad. Only two 1972 E-body convertibles exist and this is fully documented and certified. I personally believe this Challenger is among one of the most important Mopar cars on the market today. Seldom does one get a chance to acquire a car of this magnitude at an investment price – US $99,500.00 from Daniel Schmitt & Co.. Read more!

1969 Dodge Charger 500 – Awesome Restomod with 830 HP!!


1969 Dodge Charger 500 - Awesome Restomod with 830 HP!! - Muscle Cars BlogI stumbled upon this awesome 1969 Dodge Charger 500 while browsing the web, and decided to share it with you. I admit this is a perfect muscle car, incredible vehicle! This is a great example for all Mopar collectors, so – search no further!

This is a chance to own a piece of Mopar history. As history dictates, Dodge was to build 500 of these examples to allow them to enter Nascar Racing. Although the true number of these cars built is debatable, this one was chosen by no other than Joey Arrington of Arrington engines of Martinsville, VA.

Here are the words of the owner: “The guru of Mopar, Galen Govier, saw my car at a car show in Cornwall, Ontario, and remembered it as Joey’s car. He registered her in the Chrysler registry for me. Joey’s father, Buddy Arrington, raced these cars in the 60s and 70s, and he was on hand to sign the car and do a photo opt. Read more!

2012 Dodge Charger turned to 140-inch White Stretch Limousine


2012 Dodge Charger turned to 140-inch White Stretch Limousine  - Muscle Cars BlogOk, guys, we write about American muscle cars, but here we have something you don’t see every day – a 2012 Dodge Charger turned to 140-inch White Stretch Limousine! Yes, the 2012 newly converted 140-inch White  Stretch Dodge Charger limousine features the 3.7 liter V-6 engine rear wheel drive, and 10 passenger are mostly welcome!

Check out the mods – single window conversion, LED opera lights, star lights, dome lights, custom ceiling, suede trim, privacy divider window, new limo touch control system, etc.

It has dual batteries, dual alternators, chrome window moldings, disco floor, new bar design with mesh LED lighting, surround sound, sub woofer, 19″ flat screen led monitors, custom two color tone interior and finally the 20″ chrome wheels with new tires will get people’s attention! 

You will not find another vehicle like this and you can get it for US $74,995.00! Check out the gallery below!

2013 Ford Shelby GT500 Has World’s Most Powerful V8 Engine – 662 HP!


2013 Ford Shelby GT500 Has World's Most Powerful V8 Engine - 662 HP! - Muscle Cars BlogAt 662 HP, 2013 Ford Shelby GT500 Certified As World’s Most Powerful V8! Segment-Leading Fuel Efficiency

· The 5.8-liter supercharged V8 in the 2013 Ford Shelby GT500 is SAE certified at 662 horsepower and 631 lb.-ft. of torque
· The world’s most powerful production V8 is backed up by chassis, aerodynamic and braking performance that makes the GT500 an outstanding all-around sports car
· Even with 112 horsepower more than the 2012 GT500, fuel economy is increased by 1 mpg both city and highway, 5 mpg better than Chevrolet Camaro ZL1

The all-new supercharged 5.8-liter powerplant in the 2013 Ford Shelby GT500 has been officially SAE-certified as the most powerful series production V8 in the world with peak output of 662 horsepower and 631 lb.-ft. of torque. That’s more power and torque than low volume sports cars costing tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars more than the GT500, which is the most fuel-efficient vehicle in its segment. In fact the 2013 GT500 is the most fuel-efficient car with over 550 horsepower in any segment available in America. Read more!

2007 Ford Saleen Mustang Parnelli Jones 302


2007 Ford Saleen Mustang Parnelli Jones 302 - Muscle Cars BlogThis incredible muscle car – the 2007 Ford Saleen Mustang Parnelli Jones 302 is set for sale at RK Motors Charlotte and here we present you the description and hi-res image gallery of this baby!

The biggest name in hot rod Mustangs for the past 20 years was Saleen Incorporated. By offering limited edition, high performance turnkey sports cars, Steve Saleen took his company from a garage bay tuner to a highly respected OEM level manufacturer. And as one of only 500 cars produced to honor legendary Indianapolis 500 winner Parnelli Jones, this spotless 2007 Parnelli Jones 302 is perhaps his coolest creation. Painted in Grabber Orange, outfitted with one of the most complete and cohesive performance packages ever produced and showing a mere 40 showroom shuffling miles, this 2007 Saleen is quite possibly the last essentially new car of its kind. If you’re a savvy car collector who is looking for the opportunity to own a red hot future collector’s item that is an absolute thrill to drive, here’s your chance! Read more – see the hi-res gallery!

Team Shelby gathers Shelby Cobras for a 50th anniversary reunion


Team Shelby gathers Shelby Cobras for a 50th anniversary reunion - Muscle Cars Blog2012 marks the 50th Anniversary of the iconic Shelby Cobra.  The most recent celebration happened this past weekend at the Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum in Pomona, California. Many, many Shelby Cobra owners gathered for a 50th anniversary reunion put on by the Team Shelby Pacific Coast Division. All kinds of Cobras were gathered in front of the museum, from 289-powered slab-sided Cobras to original 427 side-oiler models to the modern continuation Cobras. Drew Phillips was at the event which drew plenty of locals and took pictures of these awesome cars.

You can enjoy all of these iconic vehicles at the Shelby Cobra 50th anniversary reunion in the photo gallery below. Read more, check out the gallery!