Posts Tagged ‘project’

Mopar and SRT Presents Jeff Dunham’s Project Vehicle at SEMA 2012

Oct
31

Mopar and SRT Reveal Comedian Jeff Dunham's Project Vehicle at SEMA 2012 - Muscle Cars BlogAs part of Mopar’s 75th anniversary celebration and the 2012 edition of the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show, Mopar and the Street and Racing Technology (SRT) team collaborated with comedian Jeff Dunham and his crew from Palmer’s Customs of Camarillo, Calif., to create a custom 2012 Dodge Challenger SRT8. Mopar, SRT, and Dunham revealed the modern-day hot rod, dubbed Project UltraViolet, today at the SEMA show in Las Vegas.

Dunham is a lifelong car enthusiast and well-known comedian who premiered his fifth special, “Minding the Monsters” on Comedy Central earlier this month and will launch his new “Disorderly Conduct” tour next month in Canada.

“It’s a major understatement to say that I’ve been looking forward to the SEMA show this year, as we’ve had an awesome time creating this one-of-a-kind Challenger,” said Dunham, who touts the 1970 Plymouth Barracuda “as my favorite muscle car of all time” and recently purchased a 1970 numbers-matching four-speed convertible ‘Cuda as proof. Click on Read more for more!

Jeff Dunham: SEMA Project Ultraviolet – Challenger SRT – EP.1

Oct
17

Jeff Dunham: SEMA Project Ultraviolet - Challenger SRT - EP.1 - Muscle Cars BlogJeff has teamed up with Chrysler Groups Mopar and SRT brands to design and build a project vehicle that will be unveiled at this year’s SEMA show in Las Vegas on October 30th. The SEMA show is the premiere custom vehicle and aftermarket parts show in the world. Stay tuned for the next two episodes! Click on Read more for video!

Called Project Ultraviolet, it starts with a Dodge Challenger SRT8 purchased in downtown LA. The muscle car is being built to show off new technology and a brand new engine – declared “an amazing thing” in the video – that Chrysler will be unveiling in Las Vegas.

1971 Chevrolet Camaro – Super Chevy Magazine Goodmark Camaro 454

Aug
08

1971 Chevrolet Camaro - Super Chevy Magazine Goodmark Camaro 454  - Muscle Cars BlogIf you subscribed to Super Chevy or spent any time at major U.S. car shows around the mid-2000′s, you undoubtedly recognize the Goodmark Camaro. In the event you were living on a remote island during that time, it’s probably easiest to describe this car as one of the most famous second generation Camaros ever assembled. Built for the 2005 Super Chevy Road Tour as a partnership between Super Chevy magazine and Goodmark, every stage of this project was extensively documented in detailed series of magazine write ups. Bolted together at Dale Etheredge Auto & Performance in Covington, Georgia, this Camaro features parts from some of the best in the business including World Products, Heidts, Detroit Speed and Moser just to name a few. It has a nasty disposition with the power and performance to back up every bit of it. If you’re in the market for the ultimate second gen Camaro, this is the top of the mountain. Read more and check out the impressive images!

1967 Ford Shelby GT500E SuperSnake Eleanor

May
29

1967 Ford Shelby GT500E SuperSnake Eleanor - Muscle Cars Blog1967 Mustang GT500E Resto Mod “Eleanor” is a very well-known muscle car, but the featured resto mod owns a tuned/built Coyote 5.0L engine 475 hp, custom headers, exhaust, rack and pinion steering, cold air intake, automatic TCI transmission. The mere mention of the name conjures up images of “the ultimately modernized Shelby Mustang”, the movie “Gone in 60 Seconds” & legendary performance & good looks.

This GT500E is so much more than most & may very well be the most unique one ever built. It’s the culmination of a 6-year project by a very well known Southeastern US classic & custom car builder whose incredible metal fabrication skills can be seen throughout the car. Inside, on & around the historic, ground-breaking engine are many hand fabricated items & many of the finest components today’s hot rod industry has to offer:

The air cleaner assembly is a one-off, custom machined unit you’ll not find anywhere else. Starting it all is a high-torque mini starter that gets power from a master-switch controlled 1000 amp Optima battery located in the trunk. Keeping that precious engine cool is a custom fabricated aluminum radiator with 2 thermostatically controlled electric fans. Custom touches abound in the form of all-braided steel lines & fittings, polished billet hood hinges, a one-off polished Ford logo cooling system cap, custom, chromed, frame-strengthening tubular reinforcement bars & flat fender aprons and firewall. Read more and see the great image gallery!

1968 Chevrolet Camaro Cherry Bomb

Feb
15

1968 Chevrolet Camaro Cherry Bomb - Muscle Cars BlogDisturbing the Peace 1968 Camaro is a really cool muscle car project between Cherry Bomb and YearOne. It seems the creators wanted to combine the modern day technology and the sweet 60′s style… and they succeeded.

Some of the specifications of this hotrod is a LsX based engine, modified with the addition of an 8-71 BDS blower, a BDS intercooler system, electronic fuel injection, aftermarket EFI and coil pack controllers, a custom accessory drive system and Cherry Bomb’s side pipes exhaust. The gearbox is a T-56 Magnum 6-Speed by Tremec, rear axle is Moser, front axle – Detroit Speed and Engineering Quadra-Link suspension. Brakes are 6-piston Baer’s 6S.

The interior will be manufactured by YearOne  with restoration parts, classic instruments’ gauges and custom cerullo seats. The paintjob is amazing – Cherry Bomb red over black with gloss stripes, black powder coated trim and details. Take a look at the awesome gallery!

GeigerCars Cadillac CTS-V Tuning

Jan
08

GeigerCars from Germany released an upgrade program for the Cadillac CTS-V,
coinciding with the American performance saloon’s European launch. The four-door Cadillac
with the tapered bonnet is powered by a 6.2-liter eight-cylinder engine, developing 564 horsepower and a maximum torque of 747 Nm.

Under the massive power dome hood are hidden the large intercooler and the compressor. Thanks to several tweaks here and there, such as an increase in air charge pressure, GeigerCars managed to lift the power up to 619 horsepower and raised the maximum torque to 850 Nm, which means a top speed of over 330km/h thanks to a shortened fifth and sixth gear.