Posts Tagged ‘convertible’

Horsepower Unleashed – Motivating the All-New Ford Mustang with Improved Power-to-Weight Ratios

Jul
18

2015 Ford Mustang Front AngleThe all-new 2015 Ford Mustang offers three great engines including a standard 300-horsepower V6, a brand-new 310-horsepower EcoBoost® or an upgraded 435-horsepower V8. Each powerplant is available with either a manual or automatic transmission that makes the pony car a great all-around performer – no matter how the equipment is mixed and matched to suit any individual driving style.

The fewer the pounds a car carries for every unit of horsepower generated by the engine, the quicker and nimbler it feels, making power-to-weight ratio a key measure of performance. A recent study by Autoblog of cars currently available in the U.S. market puts Mustang at the top of the charts in power-to-weight ratio for all three price categories a customer can specify.

Mustang extends its lead further for 2015 with the EcoBoost-powered fastback now carrying fewer than 11.4 pounds per horsepower; Mustang GT has as few as 8.52 pounds per horsepower.

2011 Chevrolet Camaro SS Convertible Celebrity Edition

Jul
08

2011 Chevrolet Camaro SS Convertible Celebrity Edition - Muscle Cars BlogToday’s muscle car is this hot 2011 Chevrolet Camaro SS Convertible Celebrity Edition. There aren’t many mods done to this vehicle, but it looks incredible. A real must have for every celebrity – when you need to ride in style, then this is your ride. Despite the fact there aren’t any horsepower performance improvements, it is very well customized Camaro with stock naturally aspirated 6.2L 376Cu. In. V8 OHV.

Take a look at the 26″ wheels – 26X9.5 Celebrity Edition 3 piece custom painted wheels with Toyo Proxes4 275/30ZR24 rears and 255/30ZR24 front tires. Suspension is replaced with Eibach lowering springs 1″ front 1.2″ rear. The other improvements are mainly aesthetic:

Painted all trim to match, smoked tails and side markers, Pioneer Avic-Z130BT am/fm/cd/dvd/navigation/Bluetooth with custom painted dash kit, rally grill, painted stripes, custom logos, embroidered SS logo’s in headrest, window tints. Basically, that’s everything you need to know about the tech stuff, but don’t miss the awesome photo shootout of this lovely celebrity muscle car – click on Read more!

Chevrolet Chevelle 1966 – Ecklers Chevelle

May
07

Chevrolet Chevelle was produced in three generations from 1964 to 1977. The mid size automobile was released in several body-styles – coupe, sedan, convertible and station wagon. A Super Sport version was also produced in 1973.

Here is a nice 1966 Chevelle, which has been perfectly maintained and upgraded with some nice parts like a big 502 GM crate motor and a 4L60 4-speed overdrive automatic transmission. The 8.2 liter V8 produce up to 502HP (374 kW) and 769Nm (567 lb-ft) of torque. It has aluminum heads and an aluminum intake. It has been also fitted with a holley 750 double pumper and a proform center section.

1971 Dodge Challenger 340 Convertible MOD SQUAD

May
02

1971 Dodge Challenger 340 Convertible MOD SQUAD - Muscle Cars BlogFinished in classic Gold Metallic with beautiful matching interior and Black convertible top. This magnificent muscle car has been beautifully restored and is now ready to be shown or driven. This is the famed Mod Squad car that was specially built as a 1972 Challenger for the famed TV show, Mod Squad. Only two 1972 E-body convertibles exist and this is fully documented and certified. I personally believe this Challenger is among one of the most important Mopar cars on the market today. Seldom does one get a chance to acquire a car of this magnitude at an investment price – US $99,500.00 from Daniel Schmitt & Co.. Read more!

2008 Dodge Challenger Mr. Norms Convertible

Feb
25

2008 Dodge Challenger Mr. Norms Convertible - Muscle Cars BlogI think that RK Motors Charlotte is a great muscle cars expert and here come the details:

The first thing you notice about this car is what you didn’t notice first: it’s a convertible. Dodge hasn’t built any Challenger convertibles [yet] but this one looks so right that it takes a second glace for most people to understand that this is not OEM, but an exceptional custom piece. The second thing you notice is that it’s not just a Challenger that has gone topless, but rather an extremely special vehicle: Mr. Norm (Krause) had this car built for himself, and it is not only a convertible, but it is also the first Mr. Norm’s Super Challenger, the first Kenne-Bell supercharged Super Challenger, and was custom built (as a hardtop) for the 2008 SEMA show in Las Vegas. Forty years ago, this would be like getting the first Hemi ‘Cuda convertible ever built, and if you’re a fan of Mr. Norm, perhaps it’s even sweeter than that.

Oh, and did I mention that it makes 600 horsepower? Click on Read more and check out the FANTASTIC gallery!

2009 Dodge Challenger Hurst Black & Gold Supercharged Custom Convertible

Feb
12

2009 Dodge Challenger Hurst Black & Gold Supercharged Custom Convertible - Muscle Cars BlogWe present you “one of one” 2009 Dodge Challenger Hurst Black & Gold Supercharged Custom Convertible. This muscle car baby has only 10k miles on the 575 vortech supercharged and guess what – it has never seen rain! Been garaged in Las Vegas. As you know,  Hurst Performance closed doors in July 2011 and that makes this convertible hurst completed by “droptop customs” – a truly “one of one” in the world. Click on read more for full description and images!

New 2013 Ford Shelby GT500 Convertible for SVT 20th Anniversary with 650HP

Feb
08

New 2013 Ford Shelby GT500 Convertible for SVT 20th Anniversary - Muscle Cars BlogCHICAGO, Feb. 8, 2012 – The official launch of SVT came during the 1992 Chicago Auto Show with the unveiling of the 1993 SVT Mustang Cobra and SVT F-150 Lightning. Now Ford returns to Chicago to celebrate its past and look to the future with the 2013 Shelby GT500 convertible.

In honor of SVT’s anniversary, a commemorative lighted sill plate will be used in the 2013 Shelby GT500 to celebrate the many years of performance vehicles. The 1993 SVT Mustang Cobra offered a 235-horsepower 5.0-liter V8 engine, which demonstrates just how far the products have come in 20 years. The 2013 Shelby GT500 with its 650-horsepower V8 marks the latest offering from one of the oldest and most successful automotive performance groups in the world.

“The Shelby GT500 convertible is every bit the performer that the coupe is,” said Kerry Baldori, SVT Global Performance Vehicles chief engineer. “All of the significant changes we made in the program were instrumental in delivering a convertible that could really shine on the track but can still be driven on a daily basis.” Read more and see gallery!

1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS LS5 Convertible

Feb
01

1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS LS5 Convertible - Muscle Cars BlogWant some more super cool muscle cars? Check out this 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS LS5 Convertible! The set price is $119,900.00 and it is available at RK Motors Charlotte:

If you watched the recent Scottsdale auctions, you already know that duplicating big-name muscle cars is big business. Last year, we featured a stunning black cherry 1970 Chevelle LS5 convertible that was about the most beautifully executed clone we’d ever seen, and it sold for $75K substantial sum to a very happy enthusiast. Just two months ago, we sold a Fathom Blue LS5 Convertible tribute for $80,000.00 and we had five guys asking us when we would be getting another, while lamenting being too slow to pull the trigger.

But in reality, nothing compares to the real deal, especially when you’re talking about high-end investment-grade cars like this 1970 Chevelle SS convertible. Yes, it is a real SS, a real LS5 car, and has been authenticated by none other than Jerry MacNeish of Camaro High Performance. It packs a date-code correct engine and transmission, and has been highly detailed for show. Only 4574 LS5s were built in 1970, and of those, only a fraction were convertibles, making this a very rare piece indeed. See more, click on read more and take a look at the gallery!

2013 Camaro ZL1: Most Powerful Chevrolet Convertible Ever

Oct
10

2013 Camaro ZL1: Most Powerful Chevrolet Convertible Ever - Muscle Cars BlogChevrolet announced today the brand’s most-powerful convertible ever – the 2013 Camaro ZL1 – will debut at the Los Angeles Auto Show next month. When it goes on sale in late 2012, it will deliver more performance and technology than many exotic cars and ultra-luxury convertibles.

“The Camaro ZL1 convertible will be one of the most powerful and most capable, convertibles available at any price,” said Al Oppenheiser, Camaro chief engineer. “This is a car that is guaranteed to put a smile on your face every time you drop the top – or hit the gas.” Read more!

1966 Ford Mustang Convertible With Thundering 600 HP

Jul
25

1966 Ford Mustang Convertible With Thundering 600 HP - Muscle Cars Blog

We found this perfect 1966 Stang for $69,900 on eBay and here’s the description of the listing:

Talk about a wolf in sheep’s clothing! On the outside, this amazing 1966 Mustang convertible looks like a clean, black ragtop with a high-quality restoration, but when you start to look a little closer you notice things like the 4-wheel disc brakes, the 17-inch Torque Thrusts, and the slightly raked ride height. Under the skin, it’s a take-no-prisoners hammer designed to pound anything with less than 500 horsepower into dust, thanks to a 600 horsepower aluminum stroker motor, a Richmond 5-speed, and a heavily fortified suspension. Best of all, it isn’t some Shelby clone with oversized fender flares that will attract all kinds of unwanted attention. No, like all the best sleepers, this one keeps a low profile until it’s time to crack the throttle. By then, you’d better be holding on tight, because all hell’s gonna break loose. Read more and check out the gallery!