Posts Tagged ‘supercharger’

2013 NicKey ZL-1 Camaro Convertible Stage II 850hp

Jan
24

2013 NicKey ZL-1 Camaro Convertible Stage II 850hp - Muscle Cars BlogWhat we got here is a 2013 NicKey ZL-1 Camaro Convertible Stage II 850hp serial #001!! This baby is built by NicKey Chicago of St. Charles, Illinios, known as “The Original Super Car Headquarters”.

NicKey Chevrolet started building Super Camaros for the 1967 model year.  These were cars the factory would not dare build! These were the ultimate performance vehicles which could be driven right off the dealer’s showroom floor. Today they have become some of the most valuable, coveted Muscle Cars of all time.

Flash forward a few decades and here they are once again building cars that you cannot get from GM! Their stage I ZL1 Convertible starts at 700hp. This NicKey Super Camaro Features NicKey ZL-1 Stage II, 800 hp plus+ package! Click on Read more!

2012-2013 Ford Racing Mustang Cobra Jet Concept at SEMA 2012

Oct
31

2012-2013 Ford Racing Mustang Cobra Jet Concept at SEMA 2012 - Muscle Cars BlogThe 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.

Winning heritage
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!

2012 Chevrolet Camaro Panther Edition

Oct
06

2012 Chevrolet Camaro Panther Edition - Muscle Cars BlogCheck out this awesome brand new 2012 Chevrolet Camaro SLP  Panther Edition!! This is a limited production car that is built as a super charged throw back to the original Camaro. Before the Camaro was ever deemed the Camaro it was referred to as project Panther. Early plans were for the car to be named The Panther. There were several cars produced early under the name panther.

There are only 2 known to exist today. The cars had a black and gold color scheme as you also see here on this car. This car has build number 9 on the dash. Meaning it is only the 9th car like this produced. This car produces a mind blowing 600 hp and has been completely modified with engine, suspension, exhaust, and interior and exterior modifications to create The Panther. What’s sure is you can impress even the harshest perfomance enthusiast with such extremely rare and collector car like the featured 2012 Chevrolet Camaro Panther Edition. Read more!

2012 Camaro SS O CT-Tuning – Yellow Steam Hammer

May
23

2012 Camaro SS O CT-Tuning - Yellow Steam Hammer - Muscle Cars BlogThe German tuner O.CT-Tuning supercharged the 2012 Chevrolet Camaro SS and offered it in the Yellow Steam Hammer designation.

This 2012 Camaro SS (the European market version), with the 6.2-liter V8 ditched the natural aspiration in favor of a supercharger kit that boosts power to 630 hp and torque to 538 lb-ft (730 Nm). There are many other mods for sure such as stainless steel exhaust system , which also offers the powerplant a deep growl.

For now, we can’t give you more information, as O.CT-Tuning hasn’t released the performance data for the vehicle. However, we can imagine that this is car you don’t want to mess with. Click on Read more to check out the image gallery!

2012 Shelby GT 1000 Coupe

Mar
28

2012 Shelby GT 1000 Coupe - Muscle Cars BlogNEW YORK – March 27, 2012 – Shelby American, Inc., a division of Carroll Shelby International (CSBI.PK), will introduce its most powerful Shelby yet on April 5, 2012, at the New York International Auto Show. Carroll Shelby and his team created the Shelby 1000 by starting with a 2012 Ford Shelby GT500 and kicking its handling, horsepower and braking to the performance edge.

The Shelby 1000 will be offered in both a street and a Shelby 1000 S/C “off-road” track version. The street legal, pump gas version dyno’s out at approximately 950 HP, while the track oriented S/C edition is rated at over 1,100 HP.

“Carroll Shelby is a visionary who has pushed the boundaries of performance his entire life,” said John Luft, president of Shelby American. “He challenged the Shelby American team to develop the Shelby 1000 and wanted to unveil this amazing new Shelby at the New York Auto Show celebrating 50 years since he unveiled the very first Shelby Cobra that changed the face of high performance. We will have that very car, Cobra #1 (CSX2000) along with Shelby 1000 on display in our Shelby American booth in New York.”

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!

2008 Dodge Challenger Mr. Norms Convertible

Feb
25

2008 Dodge Challenger Mr. Norms Convertible - Muscle Cars BlogI think that RK Motors Charlotte is a great muscle cars expert and here come the details:

The first thing you notice about this car is what you didn’t notice first: it’s a convertible. Dodge hasn’t built any Challenger convertibles [yet] but this one looks so right that it takes a second glace for most people to understand that this is not OEM, but an exceptional custom piece. The second thing you notice is that it’s not just a Challenger that has gone topless, but rather an extremely special vehicle: Mr. Norm (Krause) had this car built for himself, and it is not only a convertible, but it is also the first Mr. Norm’s Super Challenger, the first Kenne-Bell supercharged Super Challenger, and was custom built (as a hardtop) for the 2008 SEMA show in Las Vegas. Forty years ago, this would be like getting the first Hemi ‘Cuda convertible ever built, and if you’re a fan of Mr. Norm, perhaps it’s even sweeter than that.

Oh, and did I mention that it makes 600 horsepower? Click on Read more and check out the FANTASTIC gallery!

2009 Dodge Challenger Hurst Black & Gold Supercharged Custom Convertible

Feb
12

2009 Dodge Challenger Hurst Black & Gold Supercharged Custom Convertible - Muscle Cars BlogWe present you “one of one” 2009 Dodge Challenger Hurst Black & Gold Supercharged Custom Convertible. This muscle car baby has only 10k miles on the 575 vortech supercharged and guess what – it has never seen rain! Been garaged in Las Vegas. As you know,  Hurst Performance closed doors in July 2011 and that makes this convertible hurst completed by “droptop customs” – a truly “one of one” in the world. Click on read more for full description and images!

Restomod ’67 Shelby GT500 Mustang

Nov
29

Restomod ’67 Shelby GT500 Mustang - Muscle Cars BlogEngine swaps have been around as long as there have been different manufacturers making a variety of models. Whether it’s putting a flathead V8 in your Model A Ford, or injecting some modern power into your aging musclecar, an engine swap can define an entire vehicle. Such is the case with this spectacular 1967 Mustang that’s dressed up like a Shelby GT500 and packs a 2004 Mustang Cobra power plant under the hood. That means 32 valves, a supercharger, and drivability that they couldn’t imagine back in the good old, bad old days.

The rest of the car was updated as well, but the basic goodness of the Mustang shape was retained, along with the very best Shelby upgrades, creating a Pro-Touring fastback that has to be seen to be believed. Built by the guys at Pro Touring Super Cars (a division of Speed, Inc.), this was a cost-no-object car from the beginning. Speed, Inc. specializes in putting late model power into vintage muscle, and bringing the latest technology to bear on the cars of the past. What better way to do that than build a Shelby GT500 tribute with one of Ford’s most potent late-model powertrains? Read more!

Hennessey Supercharges the Chevrolet Camaro

Nov
15

Hennessey Supercharges the Chevrolet Camaro - Muscle Cars BlogThe contemporary Chevrolet Camaro is so much more than just a modern incarnation of the classic Camaro. The new-age pony has car plenty to offer, giving you chills only by its looks. However, there will always be some who want to squeeze more thrills from the car.

One example would be Hennessey performance, which has just released a new performance upgrade for the Camaro SS. The package plays with both the LS3 and L99 engines. The center stage is taken by a TVS2300 supercharge take the powerplants up to 602 hp and 595 lb-ft (807 Nm). The Camaro has also received a new names, now using the HPE600 designation.

The extra muscle allows the Camaro to leave the 0 to 62 mph sprint behind in three-something seconds and manages to complete the quarter mile run in 11 seconds. The tuning company offers a three year/36,000 mile warranty for the kit. Read more!