Posts Tagged ‘mph’

Honda Reveals New Car

Nov
28

The Honda Micro Commuter, released in November 2012 is set to challenge the only other 100% electric urban compact two-seater, the Twizy by rival car manufacturer Renault.  Its official title is ‘micro size, short distance, EV commuter’.

The car is lightweight, sleek and state of the art. It measures at just 2.5m long, 1.25m wide and 1.45m high. It runs on a rear-mounted electric motor with a 15kW lithium-ion battery. The Micro Commuter has an approximate range of 37 miles and maximum speed of 50mph.

The Top 6 Ford Mustangs

Oct
04

Since its introduction in the early 60’s, the Ford Mustang has experienced periods of highs and periods of lows. The good thing about the Mustang is that Ford has never taken its eyes off this iconic car. It is a testament to good old-fashioned engineering backed by powerful engine muscle. There have been many variations of the Ford Mustang during the years, and we’ll have a look at a few that seemed more special than the others. Some of these cars are limited-edition (less than 5,000 units) and some have large production numbers (more than 100,000) but they have one thing in common. They are the among the best muscle cars in the world.

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!

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!

A Look at the 2013 Ford Shelby GT500

May
28

The 2013 Ford Shelby GT500 has made a big splash at Ford Canada dealerships. It is also one of the hottest selling muscle cars throughout North America. A big reason for that is power. Car lovers can’t get enough of it, and Ford has really delivered by upping the performance output of the 2013 model to an intoxicating 662 horsepower. Shelby fans were already quite satisfied with last year’s 550-hp engine.

2012 Ford Mustang Creations n’ Chrome’s “Boy Racer” Goes Fast

May
16

2012 Ford Mustang Creations n' Chrome's "Boy Racer" Goes Fast - Muscle Cars BlogLooking for that perfect balance between Form and Function? The “Boy Racer” Mustang by Creations n’ Chrome offers a zero compromise approach to building your dream Mustang. With a Red Chrome and Carbon Fiber Exterior, 700 horsepower, Chromoly Roll Cage, Lightweight Forged Wheels and a Luxurious Race Inspired Custom Interior this pony can’t be beat on the track or on the street.  And now this crazy Stang hits 182.4mph at the Mojave Mile!

Read more for specs, images and video!

Information on McLaren and the brand

Feb
23

There is nothing that expresses the pure McLaren brand than the new McLaren sports car, the MP4-12C.  Although this is a supercar, it is not an inaccessible one and although its £168,500 might seem expensive to many of us, it is the fastest road car that money can buy.

The car is stunningly beautiful. Its 600 bhp of raw power comes from a 3.8-litre twin-turbo V8 and it will take you to 124 mph from rest in just ten seconds. Much of it is constructed from carbon fibre and it has a revolutionary suspension system that uses hydraulically inter-connected dampers.

The car is unmistakably McLaren. It shape is designed to provide the ultimate in aerodynamic performance and by employing the same technology and wind tunnel that is used to design formula One race cars everything has been designed to provide optimum downforce as well a minimising drag.

Super Bowl XLVI MVP Takes Home Chevrolet Corvette

Feb
07

Super Bowl XLVI MVP Takes Home Chevrolet Corvette - Muscle Cars BlogA 2012 Corvette Grand Sport Convertible Centennial Edition rolls onto the football field awaiting delivery to Super Bowl XLVI Most Valuable Player Eli Manning who led the New York Giants to a 21-17 victory over the New England Patriots Sunday, February 5, 2010 in Indianapolis, Indiana. The Corvette Grand Sport Convertible features a 6.2-liter small-block V-8, with 436 horsepower and 424 pound-feet of torque. Capable of accelerating from 0 to 60 mph in less than 4 seconds, and reaching more than 1g of cornering force, it’s one of the most potent convertibles on the market. For 2012, all Corvettes are available with the black-on-black Chevrolet Centennial edition, commemorating 100 years of Chevrolet history. Read more and see more images!