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Corvette Muscle: GM Invests $131 Million in Bowling Green


Corvette Muscle: GM Invests $131 Million in Bowling Green - Muscle Cars BlogCorvette Muscle: GM Invests $131 Million in Bowling Green

Wed, May 4 2011

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – General Motors said Wednesday it will invest $131 million in the Bowling Green Assembly plant to support production of the next generation Chevrolet Corvette, adding about 250 jobs.

“This is a significant day for anyone who believes that America should build world-class, high-performance products,” said Mark Reuss, GM North America president. “Corvette has no domestic peer for performance and pedigree and stands alongside the world’s best supercars with almost 60 years of continuous heritage.

“This investment in Kentucky is among $3.4 billion made in the United States since mid-2009 to keep or create more than 9,000 jobs for American workers,” Reuss said. Read more!

Chrysler Canada Introduces Mopar 2011 Charger


Chrysler Canada Introduces Mopar 2011 Charger - Muscle Cars Blog• Mopar® parts enhance performance and distinguish all-new 2011 Dodge Charger with limited-edition Mopar ’11 model
• HEMI®-powered, high-speed engine controller and 3.92 final-drive drop 0-to-100 km/h times to low five seconds
• Chassis features front and rear strut tower bars

May 3, 2011 , Windsor, Ontario – Building on the success of last year’s Mopar® version of the Dodge Challenger, Chrysler Group LLC’s Mopar Division will launch a limited-edition Dodge Charger outfitted with select high-performance parts and appearance items straight from the Mopar parts catalog.

Powered by the legendary 5.7-litre HEMI® V8 with 370 horsepower and 395 lb.-ft. of torque, the specially equipped Charger includes the “Super Track Pak” option that pushes the capabilities of the Mopar Charger in acceleration, handling and braking. Read more!

2009 – 2011 Hennessey HPE500 Supercharged Ram Upgrade


Hennessey HPE500 Supercharged Ram Upgrade - Muscle Cars BlogHennessey HPE500 Supercharged Ram Upgrade

Available for 2009 – 2011 5.7L Hemi Ram 1500 Trucks

• 505 bhp @ 5,400 rpm

The HPE500 Upgrade Includes:
• TVS2300 Supercharger System
• HPE Air Induction System
• Fuel Injector Upgrade
• Stainless Steel Cat-Back Exhaust
• Professional Installation
• HPE Engine Management Calibration
• Chassis Dyno & Road Testing
• Hennessey Exterior Badging
• Hennessey Premium Floormats
• Hennessey Enbroidered Headrests
• Serial-Numbered Dash & Engine Plaques
• 3 Year / 36,000 Mile Limited Warranty
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Vaughn Gittin Jr’s 1969 RTR-X Mustang Smoking Tires


Vaughn Gittin Jr's 1969 RTR-X Mustang Smoking Tires - Muscle Cars BlogVaughn Gittin Jr took out his 1969 RTR-X Mustang for a spin. And it was more like a hot run. We remind you that RTR has teamed up with Need for Speed to build the 1969 Mustang RTR-X. The RTR-X is a one-off project with that will debut at SEMA 2010.The final product will be a unique classic street\drift machine that will be street-driven and flogged on the track. The RTR-X will be featured in upcoming Need for Speed video games for the world to enjoy driving, as well as star in multiple film projects in 2011. 

• Dynacorn 1969 Ford Mustang fastback body
• Art Morrison custom front subframe
• Maier Racing cantilever push\pull-rod rear shock setup
• Steen Chassis designed and fabricated three-link rear with watts link

Read more and see the car in action!

Corvette Performance Reaches Higher in 2012


Corvette Performance Reaches Higher in 2012 - Muscle Cars BlogDETROIT – Chevrolet announced today that it will once again elevate Corvette’s performance capabilities with a series of improvements for the 2012 model year that improve on-track performance and on-road comfort. They include enhancements to the high-performance Z06 and ZR1 models as well as interior upgrades across the Corvette lineup.

Sports car fans will get their first look at the 2012 models – including the racing-inspired appearance of the Chevrolet Centennial Edition – at a special event this weekend at the National Corvette Museum in Bowling Green, Ky. Production begins in July.

“We constantly strive to make the Corvette a better car on the road and the track,” says Tadge Juechter, Corvette vehicle line director and chief engineer. “For 2012, the Corvette lineup achieves its highest performance level ever, while at the same time being easier to drive and enjoy thanks to several changes and new features inside the car.” Read more!

2011 Dodge Challenger SRT8 392 to Enter One Lap of America


2011 Dodge Challenger SRT8 392 to Enter One Lap of America - Muscle Cars BlogSpeed and Agility of 2011 Dodge Challenger SRT8 392 to be Showcased During Upcoming One Lap of America

April 27, 2011 , Auburn Hills, Mich. – The Dodge brand and Chrysler Group’s Street and Racing Technology (SRT) team are joining forces for a return to the Tire Rack One Lap of America competition sponsored by Motor Trend magazine.

After a two-year hiatus, a stock 2011 Dodge Challenger SRT8 392, driven by SRT engineers Erich Heuschele and Adam Forte, will compete in the SSGT2 Big Bore class, beginning on Saturday, April 30, 2011, at Tire Rack’s test track in South Bend, Ind.

A test of both driver and vehicle endurance, the weeklong competition features more than 70 vehicle entrants that will travel more than 3,500 miles from venue to venue in addition to running various timed events at 10 venues. Read more!

S2 Track to Street: Corvette Racing Series, Episode 4


S2 Track to Street: Corvette Racing Series, Episode 4 - Muscle Cars BlogCheck out the battle that takes place on the Long Beach street course in the second race of the 2011 ALMS season. Click on read more!

New Shelby GTS Package For 2011-2012 Mustang


New Shelby GTS Package For 2011-2012 Mustang - Muscle Cars BlogNEW YORK – April 21, 2011 – Fulfilling the desire of Ford Shelby GT fans worldwide, executives with Shelby American Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Carroll Shelby International Inc. (CSBI:PK) introduced today the new Shelby GTS post-title package for the 2011-2012 Ford Mustang at the New York International Auto Show. Available with a either a V6 or V8, normally aspirated or supercharged, the Shelby GTS is the spiritual rebirth of the popular 2007-2008 Ford Shelby GT.

“The Ford Shelby GT was introduced in 2007 as an agile, reliable and affordable muscle car,” said John Luft, president of Shelby American Inc. “It dominated its SCCA racing class and was a popular canvas for enthusiasts to create their dream Shelby. Our Shelby GTS picks up that mantle and expands upon it with a choice of V6 or V8 power for a new generation of Shelby enthusiast who wants a car built just for them.” Read More!

Happy Easter!


Happy Easter! - Muscle Cars BlogWishing You a very Happy Easter!
With love and Best Wishes…
May that Easter Day brings lot of Happiness and Joys in your life!
We want to wish you an egg-ceedingly beautiful Easter!

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Fiat 500 Looping at AutoRAI 2011


Fiat 500 Looping at AutoRAI 2011 - Muscle Cars BlogYes, we know this is a muscle cars blog, but you have to watch this – AutoRAI 2011 opens with a spectacular Shell V-Power over the loops. Stuntman Steve Truglia drives a Fiat 500 a circular prepared by an eleven meters high looping. This performance, unprecedented in the Netherlands, stands and falls with the right technology, speed and engine performance. And do not forget the courage and achievements of the stuntman who dares physical and technical boundaries to shift. Shell V-Power, performance, fuel your engine cleaner and stronger, put the motor show with this sensational stunt literally on its head. Watch the video after the jump!