Posts Tagged ‘muscle cars’

Vintage muscle cars: how to drive one in the 21st century


Muscle cars have become something of a cult movie staple over the last few decades and such success is reflected in the amount of fans now learning how to restore them.

Muscle cars occupy a special place in the heart of vintage cars fans and collectors alike. They are typically adorned with only two doors, 300 or more horsepower (funnily enough, cars with less than 300 horsepower are called ‘pony cars’) and usually a V8 motor.

Muscle cars production and popularity reached their peak towards the end of the 1960’s when they became the cars of choice for young rebellious crowds in search of a bit of thrill.

Muscle vehicles cars in India


A unique category among passenger vehicles is a lesser known one called muscle cars. Not a big hit in India, this began as a fad in the United States of America and went on to become a rage there. It refers to cars that are quite expansive and are very high on performance. Besides, the classic muscle car is one with only two doors.

Muscle vehicles and cars in India are an utter rarity. Given the customer behavior in the country, cars that are too large without having enough space within and higher on performance rather than value do not quite sell here. Nevertheless, there have been a handful of models that fall into this category. Also Checkout SUV Cars in India

Americans Muscle Car Motorshow 2014


Source: AUTOMOTOBIKE via YouTube

Best of Muscle Cars XTREME Horsepower Action


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Should I use Synthetic Oil in my Classic Muscle Car?


Should I use Synthetic Oil in my Classic Muscle CarThere are basically two types of oil that you can put in your classic muscle car’s engine; conventional and synthetic.  Conventional motor oils are distilled from crude, pumped-out-of-the-ground, oil and are the kind of oil that has been used in internal combustion engines for over 100 years. About 20 years ago, synthetic motor oils entered the marketplace. These are essentially “designer motor oils” that are created from a blend of pure hydrocarbon compounds.  Synthetic motor oils are superior to conventional oils in virtually all respects.  They are more slippery, hold up better in temperature extremes, last longer, and can provide superior lubrication to internal rubber and other materials. They even contribute to higher gas mileage.

Dodge SRT Viper GTS-R – GT Class Win at Road America


Dominik Farnbacher and Marc Goossens drove the No. 91 SRT Viper GTS-R to victory in the GT Class Sunday at Road America, the first factory-backed American Le Mans Series presented by Tequila Patron win for the Viper since 2000.

It was the 17th factory-backed victory for SRT Viper in ALMS competition (16 victories from 1999-2000). The last victory came December 31, 2000 in Adelaide, Australia. The Vipers posted a 1-2 finish led by Karl Wendlinger/Dominique Dupy followed by Jean-Philippe Belbc and Ni Amorium.

“Winning at Road America is not only a victory for Team SRT, it’s also a win for the entire SRT Brand and the Viper,” said Ralph Gilles, President and Chief Executive Officer – (SRT) Street and Racing Technology Brand and Motorsports, Chrysler Group LLC. “We are very proud of the performance delivered by our drivers and the crew. I am truly humbled by the hard work and dedication given by Team SRT this entire season. Thank you for all the support of our extended Chrysler Family.”

Dodge Charger SRT8 392 Appearance Package


The estimated 2,500 enthusiastic attendees who brought more than 1,000 different Chrysler, Dodge and SRT vehicles to the eighth annual Spring Festival of LXs this past weekend in Irvine, Calif., received an exclusive first peek at the latest limited-edition exterior package from the Chrysler Group’s SRT (Street and Racing Technology) brand, as president and CEO Ralph Gilles pulled the cover off of the new 392 Appearance Package for the Dodge Charger SRT8.

Designed to offer a modern interpretation of the classic muscle-car styling cues of the Charger SRT8, the optional 392 Appearance Package adds an extra dose of menacing appearance for iconic four-door fastback coupe, with the following new appointments:

  • Custom-designed gloss black “392 HEMI” fender badges with a charcoal grey metallic insert
  • Center section of power bulge hood painted in Pitch Black
  • Roof painted in Pitch Black
  • New satin black SRT lower-body side stripe with heavy band and accent tracer stretching from front fascia, through doors to rear fascias
  • Side mirrors painted in Pitch Black
  • 20-inch, split five-spoke Black Vapor Chrome wheels
  • Rear spoiler painted in Pitch Black
  • Availability of five exterior colors: Bright White Clear Coat, Billet Silver Metallic Clear Coat, Plum Crazy Pearl Coat, HEMI Orange Pearl Coat and TorRed Clear Coat
  • “392” engine beauty covers under the hood
  • Exclusive serialized dash placque showing production build number / 392

TOP 10 hot rods of all times


Classic muscle cars – true pearls of 60s and 70s American car industry – are still of great interest for real car buffs. A living incarnation of wild power, designed and destined to take your breath away the moment you see it or drive it for the first time. Now we are to present you the results of a recent survey conducted in an attempt to understand what muscle cars people consider the best. The following paragraphs give a clear idea of what the results are in the order of increasing.

The #10 of our list is 1970 Buick GSX built on the base of Buick GS 455 and said to have 360 horsepower, but as it often happened the numbers were a bit underrated. The coupe was available in two colors only: yellow and white, racing stripes being an essential part of its appearance.

Finding the right car insurance for you


Driving slowly and carefully is not always enough to insure you to accidents. Some of them happen so fast and suddenly that you can’t prevent them. That’s why everybody has to make obligatory car insurance.

There are many companies on the market offering car insurance, so you have to do a little investigation to find the right insurance for you at the lowest price, of course. Be sure that you are comparing identical types of car insurance.

The New Jeep Cherokee


Jeep has steadily rolled out cool, innovative, and different vehicles to the market.  For many years there have been two Jeep models that could not be reached by the competition- the Wrangler and the Cherokee.

While the Wrangler has continued its unprecedented run in the auto world, the Cherokee production stopped after 2001. Perhaps Jeep’s biggest news for the 2014 model year is the revival of this once loved model. The new Jeep Cherokee debuted in March at the showroom in New York.