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2011 Monster Energy Ford Mustang


2011 Monster Energy Ford Mustang - Muscle Cars BlogLike the production 2011 Mustang, Vaughn’s new ride features several new upgrades. The chassis and suspension have been updated using the knowledge gained from the 2009 season, and the looks have been tweaked to match Gitton’s ponycar for the street, the RTR-C Mustang. Falken Tire remains as a sponsor and has provided their brand new RT-615K tires to be sacrificed on track, and a version of Ford Racing’s 4.6-liter supercharged V8 is still under the hood. Check out the muscle car gallery after the jump.

George Barris And Kustomized Camaro Spirit


George Barris And Kustomized Camaro Spirit - Muscle Cars BlogThe #1 Barris Kustom 2010 Chevrolet Camaro ‘Spirit’ Premieres in the USA in Burbank, California, Saturday, April 10th

BURBANK, Calif., April 7 /PRNewswire/ — A VIP event marks the historical delivery of the first Barris Kustom 2010 Chevrolet Camaro “Spirit” to a Chevrolet dealership in the USA. This long awaited event is Saturday, April 10th from 1 to 3PM at Community Chevrolet, one of the oldest Chevrolet dealerships in California. George Barris, “King of the Auto Kustomizers” and American icon, will drive the 1st car into the dealership himself. Hot rods and the famed Barris 1966 Batmobile will be displayed. Many celebrities are expected including John Schneider, Joe Mantegna, James Pitt (Avatar), Claudia Wells (Back to the Future), Barris pal-Jay Leno, Cindy Margolis, Bo Derek and many others.

This highly anticipated kustom Chevrolet Camaro represents a quantum shift in the availability of kustom vehicles from the famous Barris Kustom vehicle design house. “Barris Kustom has entered a new chapter by delivering affordable kustom vehicles direct to the dealer showroom,” said George Barris. Operating for over 60 years, Barris has been developing unique one-of-a-kind vehicles for film & TV and celebrities. He has been thrilling movie and pop-culture fans with his famous TV Batmobile, Munster Koach, Beverly Hillbilly truck, Knightrider KITT and others. His first love is kustomizing new cars from Detroit and improving them.

Sam Hubinette Drifts His 865-hp Dodge Challenger


Sam Hubinette (2010 SRH / Dodge / BFG Challenger) and Andrew Comrie-Picard AKA “ACP” (SHR / Dodge / BFG Viper) take out their new Dodge cars for their first test day before Formula D. Sam had just finished the car prior to testing and ACP had all of 20 minutes behind the wheel of Sam’s old beast. Asking Sam about the Challenger before he hit the track he simply said “It works”, and did it ever.

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Ford Raptor 6.2-liter On Sale


Ford Raptor 6.2-liter On Sale - Muscle Cars BlogF-150 SVT Raptor Ford Racing Performance Parts Are Hot Sellers; 6.2-Liter Now on Sale
DEARBORN, Mich., April 8 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/


– Ford Racing Performance Parts offers items to take Ford F-150 SVT Raptor to new extremes and ensure it’s ready for any off-road adventure
– Halogen lights and light bars are the most popular parts, with many other items available including cam covers, a tow kit and an enhanced skid plate
– Available at dealers now, sales of the F-150 SVT Raptor with the new 411-horsepower 6.2-liter engine are off to a fast start, selling three times quicker than the average F-150
– The first 6.2-liter F-150 SVT Raptor was purchased by NASCAR driver and truck enthusiast Greg Biffle

2010 Camaro Indy 500 Into Production


2010 Camaro Indy 500 Into Production - Muscle Cars BlogPRESS RELEASE

Chevrolet to offer a limited number of 2010 Camaro Indy 500 Pace Car replicas

DETROIT — For the first time since 1993, Chevrolet will build and sell a replica of a Camaro Indianapolis 500 Pace Car.

“We set out to build a collectible vehicle that will appeal to the die-hard Camaro and Indianapolis 500 fan,” said Jim Campbell, U.S. Vice President, Chevrolet Marketing. “We believe we’ve done just that with the 2010 Chevy Camaro Indianapolis 500 Pace Car Limited Edition.”

This limited edition replica includes all the features found on a top-of-the-line regular production Camaro SS, but adds some additional features unique to the actual pace car to be driven by Robin Roberts, anchor of “Good Morning America,” during the this year’s Indianapolis 500.

Barrett-Jackson Edition Roush Mustang Estimated at $100,000


2010 Ford Mustang Roush Barrett-Jackson Edition - Muscle Cars BlogThe first model of the limited edition high performance Barrett-Jackson Edition Roush Mustang was sold this weekend during the Barrett-Jackson auction at the South Florida Fairgrounds for $100,000, an amount in the vicinity of what its creators expected.

This 540hp 2010 ROUSH® Barrett-Jackson® Edition Mustang is the concept vehicle for 25 serialized builds to be done on 2010 model year pony cars, and brings together the racing and performance heritage of ROUSH Performance Products® with the sleek new Planet Color® Barrett-Jackson Collector Color Series paints and finishes with 25 custom colors, mid-coats and topcoats, including ‘Back in Black’ and ‘Red Hot Chili Pepper’ which are prominently displayed on this concept vehicle as the base color and graphics respectively.

2010 Dodge Viper SRT10 ACR-X Arrives


2010 Dodge Viper SRT10 ACR-X - Muscle Cars BlogThis incredible machine – the ultimate muscle car – the non-street legal Viper SRT10 ACR-X, priced at $110,000, has officially entered production yesterday. The first example was made at the Conner Avenue Assembly Plant in Detroit. The official debut is schedules on July 9-10, 2010, in the Dodge Viper Cup.

“The 2010 model year is going to be unique for the Dodge Viper in many ways both on and off the track, so to kick it off with production of our ultimate special-edition Viper ACR-X is our way of paying tribute to the performance engineering expertise of our SRT team, combined with the passion and dedication of Viper Nation, to keep the tradition going strong,” Ralph Gilles, President and CEO, Dodge Brand, said in a release.

“With its amazing on-track performance, the Viper ACR-X is going to seriously turn the heads of all road-racing enthusiasts, whether it is the grassroots driver all the way up to the professional,” added Gilles.

No Ford Mustang EcoBoost


No Ford Mustang EcoBoost - Muscle Cars BlogAccording to a recent report by MotorAuthority, Ford is not planning a Turbo Mustang for now. We understand the tendency of this muscle car automaker – after all it has recently unveiled two other sophisticated powerplants for the 2011 model. The first is the 305-hp 3.7-liter V6 and the second is the new 412-hp 5.0-liter V8. Actually, the turbocharged engine makes an almost equal amount of torque, and because it is still a V6, there’s a notable weight savings over a V8 engine.

If we take a look at the past, we’ll see that in the 1980s, Ford produced a turbocharged model called the SVO. It used a 4-cylinder – with the lighter engine helping the car beat the old 5.0 in some tests.

Heads up, guys! The automaker has confirmed that the EcoBoost V6 will arrive in the F-150 later this year as a 2011 model.

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Corvette Racing Series: Episode 2, The Perfect Storm


Amid all the excitement that surrounds the 12 Hours of Sebring, the team suffers a setback in pit row.

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GM Is Working On Twin-Turbo 3.0L V6


GM Is Working On Twin-Turbo 3.0L V6 - Muscle Cars BlogFord Motor Company’s recent introduction of their twin-turbo 3.5L V6 has brought the industry limelight to high tech, forced induction V6 powertrains. Rumors of General Motors joining in on the turbocharged V6 arena have been around for several years now, however GMI has confirmed that The General really will be joining Ford in the high tech turbo bandwagon.

According to GM engineering sources, GM is currently working on a twin-turbo 3.0L V6. Development on the new engine is so far along that it has a RPO code of “LF3.” The naturally aspirated 3.0L debuted in several 2010 products with direct injection and has the code “LF1.”

GMI was not able to obtain projected power ratings on the new engine, however output is very application specific under new SAE testing rules. Sources did say to expect the engine to rival Ford’s EcoBoost 3.5L.