Few cars carry as direct a link between motorsports and the showroom as the Boss 302. Parnelli Jones drove a Mustang, powered by a canted-valve, hand built, 5 liter engine and four speed manual, and you could go to your local dealer and have one, too! Hey—the production cars even ran his stripes! A big carb, a big intake, big heads opened a lot of eyes to small block power, and the power waiting to be unleashed with a simple set of headers and an aggressive cam are the stuff of legend. This example here is quite the street fighter, packing the Boss engine, 3.91 gears and little else. It’s as close as you could get to a Mustang race car with license plates in 1970! Click on Read more for more!
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The new 2013 Ford Shelby GT500 is an awesome muscle car.
With a supercharged V-8 engine and 662 horsepower, this little beast can surpass 200 miles per hour – this fact alone would be enough to make many men consider buying the car, but when you consider the low price of £35,000, it is clear that this car is simply a steal!
The Ford Racing Mustang Cobra Jet concept revealed today at the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show proves there is indeed a replacement for displacement.
In the perpetual quest to stay ahead of the competition, for the first time ever Ford Racing has equipped its factory-built turnkey drag racer with a turbocharged engine, adopting the same award-winning technology found on road-going EcoBoost® engines.
When the original Mustang Cobra Jet drag racers rolled out of the Mustang factory in 1968, they relied on 7.0-liter V8 engines with massive four-barrel carburetors to propel them down the strip.
“When a new generation of Cobra Jets arrived four decades later, they immediately began winning with a modern, fuel-injected 5.4-liter V8 topped with a belt-driven supercharger,” recalls Jesse Kershaw, Ford drag racing competition manager. “Over the past four years, the Cobra Jet has gone on to become both a fan and competitor favorite, the most successful late-model vehicle in drag racing.” Read more!
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.
Originally an open track car, this 1968 Ford Mustang has been returned to road spec whilst retaining a number of race car features. It still has the full roll cage, although the side impact bars have been removed to ease getting in and out. The motor is a small block screamer that happily spins the wheels in the first three gears! Suspension is all Global West’s finest making the car handle better than any 45 years old car should. It actually handles better than a number of modern sports cars! This is helped by the power rack and pinion steering and awesome Baer brakes which benefit from a Hydratech hydraulic power unit and P-Zero tires. Read more!
For 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!
This 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS LS6 – Red on Red is one of the rarest Chevelles . Very, very rare color combination on an LS6 Chevelle: Red on Red absolutely stunning in person. The car just Pops!
Some very cool options for an LS6 including: Power steering, Fm Stereo with factory rear speakers, 8 track cassette. Factory rear defrost, tach and gauges, cowl induction hood, M22 muncie 4 speed and CCF 4:10 ratio posi rear.
The car was just treated to a no expense spared original factory lacquer paint job that is as close to perfection as you can get. This chevelle LS6 is also highly documented with complete owner history, protecto plate, owners and warranty manuals, fisher body service manual and even the original license plates that were issued to the car brand new from 1970. The car is also listed in the LS6 registry. Click on Read more for fantastic photos!
Complete Build Out Information:
1967 Arizona ,Rust-Free, A-Code 4-Barrel Car
Custom built Ford 428 cubic inch High Performance Engine Stroked to 478 CI. Runs on 93 octane unleaded gas.
BILLET Steel Crankshaft, H-Beam competition connecting rods, custom forged lightweight pistons and larger camshaft
QUICK TIME, Blow Proof bell housing and block plate
BILLET Steel fly wheel
Center Force dual friction clutch and pressure plate
TILTON Hydraulic clutch slave conversion
Aluminum Block Adapter for remote oil filter and cooler lines
Rod and Custom oil pan to fit suspension
Aluminum Roller Rocker Arms
Lunati Solid Roller Lifter camshaft, Edlebrock Performer RPM Aluminum heads, Canton racing modified rear sump pan
CNC Cylinder Head Porting- CNC ported and bench flow tested
Edelbrock High volume aluminum water pump Read more! See more images!
Like 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!
We 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!