Posts Tagged ‘stock’

2011 Chevrolet Camaro SS Convertible Celebrity Edition

Jul
08

2011 Chevrolet Camaro SS Convertible Celebrity Edition - Muscle Cars BlogToday’s muscle car is this hot 2011 Chevrolet Camaro SS Convertible Celebrity Edition. There aren’t many mods done to this vehicle, but it looks incredible. A real must have for every celebrity – when you need to ride in style, then this is your ride. Despite the fact there aren’t any horsepower performance improvements, it is very well customized Camaro with stock naturally aspirated 6.2L 376Cu. In. V8 OHV.

Take a look at the 26″ wheels – 26X9.5 Celebrity Edition 3 piece custom painted wheels with Toyo Proxes4 275/30ZR24 rears and 255/30ZR24 front tires. Suspension is replaced with Eibach lowering springs 1″ front 1.2″ rear. The other improvements are mainly aesthetic:

Painted all trim to match, smoked tails and side markers, Pioneer Avic-Z130BT am/fm/cd/dvd/navigation/Bluetooth with custom painted dash kit, rally grill, painted stripes, custom logos, embroidered SS logo’s in headrest, window tints. Basically, that’s everything you need to know about the tech stuff, but don’t miss the awesome photo shootout of this lovely celebrity muscle car – click on Read more!

Carroll Shelby, Automotive Legend Dies at Age of 89

May
12

Carroll Shelby, Automotive Legend Dies - Muscle Cars BlogWe, at MuscleVehicles – The Muscle Cars Blog are sorry to say that Carroll Shelby, Automotive Legend passed away. He indeed was a legend. Here is the official statement, which is attributable to Edsel B. Ford II, member of the Board of Directors of Ford Motor Company and great-grandson of Henry Ford, founder of Ford Motor Company.:

Carroll Shelby, Automotive Legend Dies
Carroll Shelby, Ford Family for More Than Half a Century

“Today, we have lost a legend in Ford Motor Company’s history, and my family and I have lost a dear friend. Carroll Shelby is one of the most recognized names in performance car history, and he’s been successful at everything he’s done. Whether helping Ford dominate the 1960s racing scene or building some of the most famous Mustangs, his enthusiasm and passion for great automobiles over six decades has truly inspired everyone who worked with him. He was a great innovator whose legend at Ford never will be forgotten. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family and friends.”

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2012 Lingenfelter Camaro ZL1 Hits 202 MPH – Video

May
04

2012 Lingenfelter Camaro ZL1 Hits 202 MPH - Video - Muscle Cars BlogAt the Continental Tire North America proving grounds in Uvalde, Texas, the Lingenfelter ZL1 managed to hit an impressive top speed of 202.67 miles per hours (326.17 km/h).

LPE CNC cylinder heads and GT9 camshaft with a 5% overdrive balancer 2.38 upper pulley, Lingenfelter high flow intake and race filter LPE high capacity intercooler resovoir. Larger Injectors, Voltage boosted stock fuel pump , VP MS 109 Fuel, Custom Calibration, Drag Radials

“The Lingenfelter crew couldn’t be more excited to make history as the first 2012 ZL1 Camaro to exceed 200 mph, and to celebrate this victory on the heels of becoming the first company to run a ZL1 in the 10s,” said Ken Lingenfelter, owner, Lingenfelter Performance Engineering. “We are very proud to have David drive our car and to share in this accomplishment with HOT ROD magazine, an icon in the world of speed and high-performance vehicles.” Check out the video after the jump!

Chevrolet COPO Camaro Goes From Concept to Production

Mar
10

Chevrolet COPO Camaro Goes From Concept to Production - Muscle Cars BlogChevrolet will build 69 COPO Camaros for 2012, the brand’s first purpose-built Camaro drag-racing specialty car designed to compete with the quickest in NHRA’s Stock Eliminator and Super Stock classes. National records for quarter-mile times in these contests are in the nine-second range.

As such, the COPO Camaros are expected to be the quickest Camaro ever offered by Chevrolet.

“The COPO Camaro is going to shake up the sportsman drag racing ranks this summer and give Chevy fans a great new reason to cheer on the Bowtie,” said Jim Campbell, GM U.S. vice president of Performance Vehicles & Motorsports. “COPO builds off the strengths that have made the Camaro the best-selling sports car in America. And while it was developed strictly for the drag strip, the COPO Camaro is infused with the same performance pedigree that every Camaro shares.”

The 69-car production for the 2012 COPO Camaro matches the number of “ZL-1” COPO Camaros made in 1969. COPO stands for Central Office Production Order and was Chevrolet’s special-order system in used by dealers to build high-performance models in the 1960s. Read more!

Tony Hawk “Hawkized” 2011 Ford Mustang GT 5.0

Mar
03

Tony Hawk "Hawkized" 2011 Ford Mustang GT 5.0 - Muscle Cars BlogBuilding cool cars for charity is nothing new, but this 2011 Mustang has a better pedigree than most of those auction flyers that make a big splash and then vanish forever. Built with input from skateboarder Tony Hawk and assembled by the guys at Galpin Auto Sports (you know, the same guys who build the hardware on the hit TV show “Pimp My Ride”), this is no paint and sticker upgrade, but a comprehensive redesign of the 2011 Mustang that addresses everything from horsepower to interior accommodations.

The 2011 Mustang is new in a lot of ways, but the styling was left alone after the 2010 update, so that’s where Tony and Galpin Auto Sports started. A 0-mile Mustang GT was secured and shipped directly to Galpin’s shop, where the transformation took place. The first change was the addition of a Street Scene body kit, which includes a custom front fascia, rocker skirts, upper and lower side scoops, a new rear valence, as well as a trick wing that is surprisingly low profile in today’s tuner world. Brilliant silver paint covers every inch of the bodywork, and has been polished and buffed well beyond factory specification. Black graphics were added, a design that echoes the past greats like the Boss 302, but with a modern twist. The hood was also blacked-out and creates a stripe that extends to the rear deck lid and even between the tail lights, and a custom Tony Hawk logo was emblazoned on its surface, reminiscent of a 21st century Firebird. Gothic-looking Tony Hawk initials adorn the front fenders and Tony’s signature has been added to the rear bumper. Nobody is going to mistake this for a garden-variety Mustang. Read more! Check out gallery!