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Armed Forces Foundation Chevelle for charity


Armed Forces Foundation Chevelle for charity - Muscle Cars BlogProject American Heroes Chevelle is the third in a series of specially enhanced muscle cars built by Route 66 Motorsports and documented by Super Chevy Magazine with proceeds of the auction going to the Armed Forces Foundation. The very best parts supplied from over 30 participating sponsors are combined into this high performance vehicle. Route 66 Motorsports provided all of the build talent and support to make this car a reality.

Beginning with a donated 1970 Chevelle, the latest design components from Detroit Speed & Engineering were used for both front and rear suspensions and were combined with Baer Brakes’ new “6P” brake system. Power from the GM Performance Parts LSA intercooled and supercharged engine with computer management power is delivered through a TCI Automotive 6x 6-speed 4L80E transmission to an Inland Empire driveshaft that connects to the Strange Engineering rear end. Additional parts needed to complete this combination were Aeromotive fuel components, a K&N air filtration system, Autorad radiator system, Lucas Oil Products synthetic lubricants, Edelbrock LS package of headers, exhaust and motor mounts. Rounding out the driveline components are Toyo Tires USA high performance tires wrapped around specially designed one-off Boze Alloy custom 6-spoke wheels that have the insignia of each branch of the military etched in place.

2011 Ford Mustang V6 runs 776.5 miles on one tank, 48.5 mpg


2011 Ford Mustang V6 runs 776.5 miles on one tank, 48.5 mpg - Muscle Cars BlogMUSTANG V-6 AVERAGES 48.5 MPG; RUNS 1,457 LAPS AT BRISTOL ON A SINGLE TANK OF GAS

* The 2011 Ford Mustang V-6 sets a new record by averaging 48.5 mpg on a track while completing 1,457 laps with an average speed of 43.9 mph
* Mustang is powered by a new 3.7-liter V-6 engine that uses advanced engineering and technology to deliver great performance and fuel economy
* More than 51,000 entries were received for the Mustang 1,000 Lap Challenge with 22 entries guessing the winning number of laps
* A team of five drivers, including four Ford Mustang engineers and Ford NASCAR star David Ragan, drove the Mustang during its record run

Mustang 1,000 Lap Challenge

BRISTOL, TN., June 24, 2010 – The 2011 Ford Mustang, which made history when it became the first car ever to deliver more than 30 mpg and 305 horsepower, has set a new record by running 1,457 laps at Bristol Motor Speedway while averaging 48.5 mpg.

The Mustang 1,000 Lap Challenge was designed to demonstrate that a stock production Mustang V-6 could run 1,000 laps and 533 miles on a single of tank of fuel. With the aid of fuel efficient driving techniques by Ford engineers, the Mustang far surpassed its goal of 1,000 laps.

To see a Mustang post average fuel economy of 48.5 mpg while running at Bristol is impressive,” said Dave Pericak, Mustang chief engineer. “The new V-6 engine along with the advanced six-speed transmission in the car is a key element in delivering both fuel economy and performance for Mustang.”

Hennessey adds a pair of turbos on Ford’s Raptor 6.2


Through the magic of forced induction, power grows from the 6.2-liter V8 Raptor’s stock 411 horsepower and 434 pound-feet of torque to a slightly-goofy 602 hp and 622 lb-ft of twist in the V-Rap 600. Not enough for you? Hennessey either, which is why he’s also selling the VelociRaptor 800. Get all the liquids out of your mouth now, as the engine stonks it up to the Texas-sized tune of 810 hp and 745 lb-ft of torque. Can we borrow an exclamation point?

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Chevrolet Stingray in Transformers 3 Video


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Fastlane Stealth Challenger


Fastlane Stealth Challenger - Muscle Cars BlogvStraight out of Houston, Texas a new breed of muscle car emerges from the garage of Fastlane. The Stealth Challenger takes a stock 2010 Dodge Challenger SRT8 and fits it with; A custom widebody kit D2 Forged 20×12.5 (rear) and 20×11 (front) wheels wrapped in Nitto 315 rubber Full suspension upgrades with coil overs and upgraded axles Forged 6.1L engine, bored, balanced, and blueprinted with a custom Comp Cam fitted with a Kenne Bell 2.6 supercharger kit and exhaust featuring American Racing headers, and a Magnaflow cat-back exhaust. All tuned by DiabloSport. Not only will it handle good, but it’s puts down 630 horses to the rear wheels.

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Transformers Corvette Stingray Concept


Transformers Corvette Stingray Concept - Muscle Cars BlogIf you take a closer look at this Speedster and then compare it to the original 50th Anniversary Corvette Stingray Concept that was shown at the Chicago Auto Show in 2009 as well as in the movie Transformers 2: Revenge of the Fallen, you will see some major differences: A different hood with dual openings in the front, No LED vertical headlights – a more conventional lighting system appears tucked into the front recesses, different wheels and a different front grille. Also, as the original Stingray Concept featured Lambo-style doors, either this car’s door is slightly ajar or the gaps on these new door panels gaps are just horrendous. Our guess is that someone had finally put together a rebody kit based on the Stingray Concept but took it a step further by chopping the windshield and roof and making into a Speedster version. Last year we came across an eBay auction for a Stingray Concept kit but at the time it was nothing more than vaporware. But, because this car was seen in Beverly Hills and with Transformers 3 in production for a 2011 release, maybe Sideswipe decided to transform into something more appropriate for the California sunshine.

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American Heroes 1970 Chevelle SS Up for Auction


American Heroes 1970 Chevelle SS Up for Auction - Muscle Cars BlogBorn from a collaboration between Super Chevy Magazine, Route 66 Motorsports and the Armed Forces Foundation (AFF), the third Project American Heroes car is about to be sold at an auction that will benefit
American veterans.

The car in question is, in fact, based on a 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle, which will go under the hammer on June 26 at a Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction.

The Project American Heroes Chevelle is powered by a GM Performance 550 hp supercharged LSA engine and TCI 6-speed automatic transmission and is equipped with custom Boze billet aluminum wheels and high performance suspension system from Detroit Speed Engineering.

However, the vehicle also includes a selection of components that have been donated by National Parts Depot, Edelbrock, Fesler Billet, Baer Brakes, Sony, Strange Engineering, Legendary Auto Interiors, Specialty Power Windows, Thermo Tec, PPG Paints, K&N Engineering, Painless Performance, AutoRad Radiators, Inland Empire Driveline, Soffseal, and Old Air Products.

“I can’t think of a more fantastic way to raise awareness of our mission and highlight the talents of everyone involved in this project,” Patricia Driscoll, President of the Armed Forces Foundation, said in a release. “The dedication of all our partners really shines through in the finished product, and we are confident that this year’s auction will be just as successful as the last.”

As said, this is the third year that a Project American Heroes is used to raise funds for the Armed Forces Foundation. According to the AFF, the first car, which was a 1957 Chevy, raised $130,000. The second one managed to achieve more than twice that amount, raising no less than $500,000.

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2010 Dodge Challenger “Freedom” 60-Second Commercial


The Dodge Brand debuts its latest commercial featuring the 2010 Dodge Challenger. The new commercial, titled “Freedom,” was created in honor of the match between USA and England at the 2010 FIFA World Cup. The 60-second spot airs Friday, June 11.

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Track to Street: Corvette Racing Series, Episode 5


Celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Corvette Racing at Le Mans, integral team members of the past and present define the meaning of the historic 24 Hour race.

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Track To Street: Corvette Racing Series, Episode 4


Corvette Racing and Green Racing: As part of the Michelin Green X Challenge, the team explains the greener aspects of the Corvette Z06 racing models.

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