There 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.
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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.”
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
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.
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.
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.
A new 2014 car is coming which looks better than any other of its kind. It is called Nissan GT-R and its nickname- “Godzilla” is quite suitable. It is definitely not nearly as ugly as the monster from the film but you can be sure that it is just as powerful if not more so. In short, the car looks like an absolute beast or like something that came out of the Transformers films. This is the work of the most ambitious of Nissan designers and as a whole the Nissan GT-R is a project that has been prepared for a long time and now it is finally here.
Cars are things needed by people everyday and they use them in several ways such as for personal use, for family and for fun. People have different preference when buying cars for there are those who want brand new cars and there are those who are comfortable having used cars. This article will cite the advantages of buying new cars especially brand new BMW cars to understand why a few people would prefer buying them instead of buying used cars. A brief comparison of the brand new cars and the used cars will also be cited here.
The Chrysler Corporation has gone through a lot of changes since its founding in 1925. The company struggled through the Great Depression of the 1930s, World War Two, several recessions, a few oil crises and the constant scramble for to furnish new designs to a fickle public. All carmakers have had to face the same nagging problems but not all of them made it through as successfully as Chrysler.