Posts Tagged ‘Block’

1968 Mustang GT500 SS Eleanor Super Snake Tribute


1968 Mustang GT500 SS Eleanor Super Snake Tribute - Muscle Cars BlogSpotted this 1968 Shelby GT500 “Super Snake” on Ebay. It has ALUMINUM, supercharged 427FE, five speed manual and it is stated that over $200,000 are invested! Some more features are complete Ground Control suspension, A/C, rack and pinion steering, disc brakes, TRUE Halibrand knock offs. The iconic muscle car is a multiple show winner and pretty much custom touched everywhere!
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A HOT ’68 GT500 Eleanor tribute, powered by a Shelby licensed and supercharged ALUMINUM 427CI big block! A Tremec TKO transmission in the tunnel, competition suspensions front and rear, a killer interior, real knockoff wheels and a just-so exhaust note make this car a blast to drive and one of the ultimate head-turning rides of all time! Click on Read more for fantastic gallery and more spicy details!

Ken Block’s Gymkhana FOUR H.F.H.V. Fiesta with Ford SYNC®


Ken Block’s Gymkhana FOUR H.F.H.V. Fiesta with Ford SYNC® - Muscle Cars BlogDEARBORN, Mich., Aug. 25, 2011 – Ken Block is known as a trendsetter, certainly when it comes to his on-the-edge driving. Be it in the World Rally Championship or in his recently released Gymkhana FOUR video on YouTube, he is ahead of the curve. Now, Block and the Monster World Rally Team are on the leading edge of technology as their multidiscipline rally H.F.H.V. (Hybrid Function Hoon Vehicle) Ford Fiesta is equipped with Ford SYNC®.

Block’s Fiesta is the first competition-ready car armed with Ford SYNC, which allows him to enjoy a wide array of award-winning in-car connectivity and communications features including hands-free, voice-activated calling and turn-by-turn directions as well as the ability to play his favorite music via Pandora.

“I love my new Ford Fiesta H.F.H.V. race car because it’s one of the most unique competition race cars on the planet and is capable of doing many different styles of driving. One unique feature of this car is that it still has SYNC hooked up inside. So whenever I’m transitioning between rally stages or just driving around town, I’m able to make phone calls, have my texts read to me, look up businesses and listen to my favorite driving songs – it’s awesome!”

Ford SYNC will not replace Block’s longtime co-driver Alex Gelsomino, as use of the turn-by-turn direction capability is not legal for rally competition. However, it can help Block find the Parc Expose or the MWRT paddock service area in his street-legal Fiesta. Read more and watch the video of Gymkhana FOUR!

Head Games: 2012 Chevy Camaro Adds Power, Saves Fuel


Head Games: 2012 Chevy Camaro Adds Power, Saves Fuel - Muscle Cars BlogNew cylinder head design combines key parts into single aluminum casting

PONTIAC, Mich. – In auto production, more power, better fuel economy and fewer emissions rarely appear together. But the 2012 Camaro 3.6L direct injection V6 engine achieves all three by combining the exhaust manifold with the cylinder head into a single aluminum casting.

Each integrated exhaust manifold cylinder head – a V6 has two — replaces a cast iron exhaust manifold, six bolts, a gasket and a heat shield and three bolts. By eliminating this joint, the potential for a gasket failure is eliminated. And the change reduces engine weight by 13 lbs. or 6 kg per engine. Reducing mass helps improve fuel economy and the 2012 Camaro 2LS model is EPA estimated at 30 mpg highway. Read more!

Gymkhana THREE, Part 2; Ultimate Playground; l’Autodrome, France


We just couldn’t miss this out. Shot just south of Paris, France in Linas at l’Autodrome de Linas –Montlhéry, this 1.58 mile oval track, built in 1924, features banks as steep as 51 degrees, which is more than double the standard incline of most NASCAR ovals. Chosen by Ken for this specific reason, the ramp-like banking proved to be a unique and exciting challenge. The driving physics for the stunts performed were totally unknown until Ken attempted the maneuvers during filming. – The Ultimate Blog for American Muscle Cars and Muscle Vehicles