Posts Tagged ‘performance’

A Muscle Car Returns

Apr
30

If you were a car-obsessed teenager in the 1970s then you probably know all about the Camaro Z28. The Z28 was the Camaro that had all of Chevy’s hot performance options and it was so fast that it was barely legal – really. Chevrolet built the Z28s from 1967 until 2002 at which point the line had evolved far away from its muscle car roots.

Does Vehicle Tracking Enhance Driver Performance?

Feb
14

Innovative driver behaviour indicators and other vehicle tracking solutions are believed to improve driver performance by encouraging better behaviour behind the wheel. Recent reports on vehicle tracking in the U.K. show that numerous van and commercial vehicle operators managed to achieve significant reductions in fuel usage, overtime claims and communications overheads due to vehicle tracking solutions.

The Best Aftermarket Parts for Your Muscle Car

Jan
25

When muscle cars hit the streets back in the 1950s they smashed everything else off the road with out-of-this-world performance. Indulging their owners with growling power and NASCAR-tested engines, these mean machines changed the world forever. They transformed the streets from the domain of dreary 4-seaters into a horsepower-packed playground. Modern muscle cars build upon this legendary heritage by taking the latest technology and using it to produce massively powerful machines. And, unlike the 1950s when your desire to customize was limited by what the factory chucked out, you can deck out your prized ride with a vast array of custom muscle car accessories.

2013 Ford Mustang Roush Stage 3 Premier Edition

Jan
04

2013 Ford Mustang Roush Stage 3 Premier Edition - Muscle Cars BlogThe 2013 ROUSH® Stage 3 Mustang Premier Edition is a collaborative effort by ROUSH Performance and Sherwin-Williams® Automotive Finishes. The two companies have a long standing partnership, both on and off the race track. Offering a premium paint vehicle was a natural extension for this strong relationship. Limited to a production run of up to 25 the 2013 ROUSH RS3 Mustang Premier Edition is now available.

The distinct paint colors from Sherwin Williams Automotive Finishes makes this car stand out in any crowd. The 2012 and 2013 share 7 of the popular unique paint body colors along with 5 new choices. New colors for 2013 include iridescence, punch it purple, cabernet, V8 red, and launch it lemon. The graphic colors use all 12 from previous year with the addition of the new 5 body colors along with light gold, gloss black, and matte black jack.

The unique color of our 2013 RS3 Premier edition is called Liquid Copper. Very sharp color! Click on Read more for pictures!

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.

Ford Mustang is the hottest car at SEMA 2012

Nov
01

Ford Mustang is hottest car at SEMA 2012 - Muscle Cars BlogHOTTEST CAR, SPORT COMPACT, TRUCK AND 4×4-SUV ANNOUNCED AT THE 2012 SEMA SHOW
— Ford Mustang, Scion FR-S, Ford F-Series and Jeep Wrangler Named 2012 SEMA Award Winners –

This year’s SEMA Award for the top trending vehicle models in four categories were announced today at the SEMA Show in Las Vegas. The Ford Mustang was named Hottest Car, the Scion FR-S took the Hottest Sport Compact honors, the Ford F-Series won Hottest Truck and the Jeep Wrangler received the Hottest 4×4-SUV award.

“The SEMA Show has always been about innovative products and trends,” said Chris Kersting, SEMA president and CEO. “The SEMA Award amplifies the industry’s special ability to identify and set trends that consumers follow.”

The SEMA Award recognizes vehicle models that specialty-equipment manufacturers believe are the best platforms for accessorization and that showcase the year’s coolest products. It also underscores the cooperative relationship between the automakers and SEMA-member companies. Read more!

2014 Chevrolet Corvette Teaser

Oct
23

2014 Chevrolet Corvette Teaser - Muscle Cars BlogThe 2014 Chevrolet Corvette has been rethought, redesigned and reengineered to change the driving experience forever. And while we’re woefully short on details – powertrain, price, performance – we can at least bask in the glow of a nicely filmed teaser video. Check it out on Read more!

Chevy Camaro’s suspension system – an enormous contribution into the stunning execution

Sep
25

The 2012 Chevy Camaro has become the fastest and the most powerful muscle car the world has ever seen. The 2012 Camaro is expected to be as forceful as it’s possible, with the output rating of more than 570 hp! 580 hp, to be precise. Sounds like it’s more than ready for the road. Along with the fierce horsepower, the Camaro makes 550 lb-ft of torque. It goes far ahead than its closest rival, the Cadillac CTS-V.

The Camaro keeps the balance of performance and technology in the one car, with the newest investments in performance traction management and Magnetic Ride Control (MRC). It enables the Camaro’s track-focused suspension shift from hard to soft, depending on the track. Let alone active exhaust that awakens the neighbors. The ZL1′s Magnetic Ride System includes Sport and Tour driver selectable modes up to the preferred style of driving.

The 2012 Camaro comes with automatic transmission and processes damping information every inch. It’s very fast and with the latest advancements in the MR (Magnetic Ride) system.

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!

2009 Ford Mustang Roush P-51b

Aug
30

2009 Ford Mustang Roush P-51b - Muscle Cars BlogLike most gearheads, Jack Roush enjoys engines of any kind and speed at any level. Nobody knows more about getting a Ford around a racetrack quickly than this guy. And for years, some of the nastiest, most powerful, and most spectacular blue oval hardware ever built has come out of Roush Performance in Livonia Michigan. However, as an owner of two P-51 Mustangs, Jack also has a healthy love for the vintage warbirds which inspired America’s first pony car. And in 2009, he decided to create an aeronautical themed performance car that would be a literal interpretation of Triple Ace Bud Anderson’s “Old Crow” P-51B fighter plane. One of only 51 produced, this showroom fresh Roush P-51B is the ultimate embodiment of classic American aviation and decades of racing knowledge. If you’re looking for a unique show car that’s virtually guaranteed to grow into an elite, investment grade muscle car, here’s your chance to strap in early and watch this Mustang climb! Read more an enjoy the image gallery of this beautiful 2009 Ford Mustang Roush P-51b!