Posts Tagged ‘aluminum’

Mopar and SRT Presents Jeff Dunham’s Project Vehicle at SEMA 2012

Oct
31

Mopar and SRT Reveal Comedian Jeff Dunham's Project Vehicle at SEMA 2012 - Muscle Cars BlogAs part of Mopar’s 75th anniversary celebration and the 2012 edition of the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show, Mopar and the Street and Racing Technology (SRT) team collaborated with comedian Jeff Dunham and his crew from Palmer’s Customs of Camarillo, Calif., to create a custom 2012 Dodge Challenger SRT8. Mopar, SRT, and Dunham revealed the modern-day hot rod, dubbed Project UltraViolet, today at the SEMA show in Las Vegas.

Dunham is a lifelong car enthusiast and well-known comedian who premiered his fifth special, “Minding the Monsters” on Comedy Central earlier this month and will launch his new “Disorderly Conduct” tour next month in Canada.

“It’s a major understatement to say that I’ve been looking forward to the SEMA show this year, as we’ve had an awesome time creating this one-of-a-kind Challenger,” said Dunham, who touts the 1970 Plymouth Barracuda “as my favorite muscle car of all time” and recently purchased a 1970 numbers-matching four-speed convertible ‘Cuda as proof. Click on Read more for more!

1969 Ford Mustang – Sale Spec’s Pro Tourning “Project Nasty” – Supercharged 500 HP

Oct
29

1969 Ford Mustang - Sale Spec’s Pro Tourning “Project Nasty” - Supercharged 500 HP - Muscle Cars BlogHello, fans, are you ready for the Sale Spec’s Pro Tourning “Project Nasty” – a beautiful 1969 Ford Mustang Pro Touring, supercharged 500 HP road/track beast? It has many awards and magazine covers just like cover of Modified Mustangs and Fords / Second Place Car of the Year Modified Mustangs and Fords / Car of the Month Lateral-g.net / Featured in Popular Hotrodding “Guys who drive their car hard” Article 10/12 / Good Guys Columbus Street Machine of the Year Competition Ford Muscle Pick / MCA Grand National Gold award / Shelby National Convention SAAC / SVT Nationals 1st Place / Detroit Autorama 3rd Place Street Touring 2011 / In the Columbus Dispatch Newspaper weekend of Goodguys Columbus …

We found this baby on the sale market, built by Christiana Muscle Cars, Inc. to showcase the efforts of the shop and wanted to share with you some of the features of this hot Stang. Don’t forget to check out the super cool pictures on Read More!

2012 Forgiato Wide Body Chevrolet Camaro SS

Oct
04

2012 Forgiato Wide Body Chevrolet Camaro SS - Muscle Cars BlogHere is the latest 2012 Forgiato Wide Body Chevrolet Camaro SS on these stunning 24″ custom 3 piece Forgiato wheels! What a beauty, what a pose, what a model … a piece of art! In addition to the amazing Forgiato Sedici wheels 24×10 up front, 24×15 in the rear. (275/25/24) (405/25/24) with Pirelli tyres, there are lots of improvements, making this 2012 Chevrolet Camaro SS a four-wheeled luxury. What you see is a 2012 Camaro SS with Full Wide Body Kit (front and rear) with 6.2L 376Cu. In. V8 GAS OHV Naturally Aspirated, ZL1 Front end Coversion, Full custom exhaust, Custom Forgiato Grille, Custom Forgiato Upholstery, and Custom Forgiato plate!

The distinctive styling of the original Forgiato line could be responsible for altering the custom car climate forever. The three-piece wheels are crafted from aircraft grade forged aluminum and are available in a multitude of forging options including extreme concave, step lip and convex/big lip and everything in between. As always, the Forgiato line has limitless customization options with finishes including carbon fiber, brushed and paint-to-match.

Don’t forget to click on Read more for many pictures!

Chevy Camaro’s suspension system – an enormous contribution into the stunning execution

Sep
25

The 2012 Chevy Camaro has become the fastest and the most powerful muscle car the world has ever seen. The 2012 Camaro is expected to be as forceful as it’s possible, with the output rating of more than 570 hp! 580 hp, to be precise. Sounds like it’s more than ready for the road. Along with the fierce horsepower, the Camaro makes 550 lb-ft of torque. It goes far ahead than its closest rival, the Cadillac CTS-V.

The Camaro keeps the balance of performance and technology in the one car, with the newest investments in performance traction management and Magnetic Ride Control (MRC). It enables the Camaro’s track-focused suspension shift from hard to soft, depending on the track. Let alone active exhaust that awakens the neighbors. The ZL1′s Magnetic Ride System includes Sport and Tour driver selectable modes up to the preferred style of driving.

The 2012 Camaro comes with automatic transmission and processes damping information every inch. It’s very fast and with the latest advancements in the MR (Magnetic Ride) system.

1968 Ford Mustang with NOS is a fun to drive

Sep
25

1968 Ford Mustang with NOS is a fun to drive - Muscle Cars BlogOriginally an open track car, this 1968 Ford Mustang has been returned to road spec whilst retaining a number of race car features. It still has the full roll cage, although the side impact bars have been removed to ease getting in and out. The motor is a small block screamer that happily spins the wheels in the first three gears! Suspension is all Global West’s finest making the car handle better than any 45 years old car should. It actually handles better than a number of modern sports cars! This is helped by the power rack and pinion steering and awesome Baer brakes which benefit from a Hydratech hydraulic power unit and P-Zero tires. Read more!

Small-Block V-8 is the Heart of Chevrolet Corvette

Sep
14

Small-Block V-8 is the Heart of Chevrolet Corvette - Muscle Cars BlogFor 58 of its 60 years, the Chevrolet Corvette has been powered by the legendary Chevrolet V-8 engine. Technological advancements have increased output threefold – from 195 hp in 1955 to 638 hp today – as well as reliability, refinement and efficiency.

However, the fundamental architecture of the Chevrolet “Small Block” remains the same today as it was in 1955: a 90-degree V-8, with overhead valves actuated by pushrods, and a 4.4-inch on-center bore spacing.

“The brilliance of the Chevrolet V-8 is its elegant, efficient design,” said Jordan Lee, global chief engineer for Small Block Engines. “The Chevy V-8 has fewer reciprocating parts, and is very efficient and has one of the best power-to-weight ratios of any engine family in the industry. The design is incredibly compact, enabling the Corvette’s signature sleek profile and low hood line.”

Despite a sporty appearance, the early Corvettes’ performance didn’t match their good looks. The car launched in 1953 with the “Blue Flame” inline six-cylinder engine and a two-speed automatic transmission – not exactly the stuff on which to build a sports car legend. That changed in 1955, when the new small-block V-8 engine became available and was ordered by 99 percent of Corvette buyers. Read more!

2009 Ford Mustang Roush P-51b

Aug
30

2009 Ford Mustang Roush P-51b - Muscle Cars BlogLike most gearheads, Jack Roush enjoys engines of any kind and speed at any level. Nobody knows more about getting a Ford around a racetrack quickly than this guy. And for years, some of the nastiest, most powerful, and most spectacular blue oval hardware ever built has come out of Roush Performance in Livonia Michigan. However, as an owner of two P-51 Mustangs, Jack also has a healthy love for the vintage warbirds which inspired America’s first pony car. And in 2009, he decided to create an aeronautical themed performance car that would be a literal interpretation of Triple Ace Bud Anderson’s “Old Crow” P-51B fighter plane. One of only 51 produced, this showroom fresh Roush P-51B is the ultimate embodiment of classic American aviation and decades of racing knowledge. If you’re looking for a unique show car that’s virtually guaranteed to grow into an elite, investment grade muscle car, here’s your chance to strap in early and watch this Mustang climb! Read more an enjoy the image gallery of this beautiful 2009 Ford Mustang Roush P-51b!

1969 Chevrolet Camaro LS2 550 HP – The Punisher

Aug
28

1969 Chevrolet Camaro LS2 550 HP - The Punisher - Muscle Cars BlogWe’ve featured some pretty amazing pro-touring early Camaros lately here at Muscle Cars Blog, but when you start giving cars names, you know they’re getting serious. Built by the artists at GelPro Rod & Muscle, his 1969 Camaro is known as “The Punisher” and given the performance credentials and stunning execution, it’s entirely appropriate (yes, comic book fans, we know The Punisher drove a GTO, not a Camaro, so save your E-mails; it’s just a name). Pro-touring is all about integrating modern performance equipment with vintage sheetmetal, and this pro-built car delivers on every level-it has already been voted the runner-up in the 2009 GoodGuys Muscle Car of the Year competition. Power comes from a modified LS2 V8, the suspension is heavily upgraded, and it spins a modern 5-speed transmission, not to mention all the creature comforts that are part of the deal. If ever there was a car that has legitimately earned its name, it’s this one-it will definitely punish competitors on the street as well as the show field. Click on read more for fantastic photos!

1969 Chevrolet Camaro 763 HP Show and Go muscle car!

Aug
23

1969 Chevrolet Camaro 763 HP Show and Go muscle car! - Muscle Cars BlogWe are proud to present this gorgeous 1969 Camaro Pro Touring Car. This Bad Boy Camaro went through a 3 year Pro restoration and custom build. Work was finished in early 2012. It was built by a custom restoration shop for the owner himself. The featured muscle car is seriously fast – seriously fun – seriously cool… Check out pictures and video on Read more!

2012 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 on ADV.1 Wheels

Aug
15

2012 Chevrolet Corvette ZR1 on ADV.1 Wheels - Muscle Cars BlogThe Corvette ZR1 is one of those pieces of US metal that make many, many, European go-fast rides want to cry and go hide in a shed. Thus, ZR1 owners are extremely proud of their rides and want to offer their car tributes, as a sign of gratitude for all the performance.

This is exactly the case here, with a yellow example of the ZR1, which was gifted with a set of custom shoes. The 640 hp ‘Vette was touched by Advance One Wheels, which fitted it with a set of ADV07TS rims.

The wheels use a black finish for the center and a brushed aluminum finish for the lips, with the contrast between the two acting like an attention magnet. The rims, which come in a 20-inch size, are wrapped in Invo Nitto rubber. Click on read more for more images!