Posts Tagged ‘test’

2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 vs. 2013 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Track Test Video


2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 vs. 2013 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Track Test Video - Muscle Cars BlogIt’s all about muscle cars and horsepower! That’s one reason why we’ve been so interested in the rivalry between the Ford Mustang and Chevrolet Camaro over the last several decades. This being the case, the latest Ford Shelby GT500 has been King of the Road ever since it was unveiled as a 2013 model. With 82 more horsepower (rated) and a couple hundred pounds less weight to move, the ‘Stang out to outrun the range-topping 2012 Camaro ZL1 in straight-line performance testing.

Of course, the world doesn’t always operate in straight lines, meaning there’s a whole lot more to this story left to unfold. The boys from Inside Line decided to round up the latest GT500 and Camaro ZL1 models to see which would come out on top in a series of head-to-head contests. Check out the incredible video – click on Read More!

The Place of Ford in Britain’s Car Industry


With seven separate locations and over five hundred and fifty dealerships, Ford is the UK’s biggest motor company. This is in addition to Ford’s several large production plants, where vehicles, engines, parts, components and transmissions are manufactured. Overall, Ford in Britain employ approximately 35,000 people in product development, manufacturing, sales, marketing, and service roles. Ford has been Britain’s best-selling car brand for over thirty years, and Ford cars have been leaders in the commercial vehicle market since 1965. With around 440,000 cars and other commercial vehicles sold every year, Ford is a major presence in Britain’s car industry.

Camaro Convertible Is Built to Last a Lifetime


Camaro Convertible Is Built to Last a Lifetime - Muscle Cars BlogINDIANAPOLIS – When the Chevrolet Camaro Convertible sets the pace for the 2011 Indianapolis 500 this Sunday, it will showcase a top built to last a lifetime, operate worry-free and maintain the appearance of its Coupe sibling.

To assure long-term durability, the convertible top underwent extensive testing during development, being opened and closed more than 22,500 times – three times more than would be expected in a typical 10 years of use. Some of those cycles were performed in extreme conditions; temperatures ranging from minus-22° F to 170° F and humidity of up to 95 percent.

“This past winter we even had our engineers driving 80 of these convertibles back and forth to work every day here in Michigan,” said Al Oppenheiser, Camaro chief engineer. “They had to open and close the top five times each day no matter what the weather was like.”

Every Camaro Convertible undergoes a water test as it completes assembly in Oshawa, Ontario. In addition, vehicles are randomly chosen to undergo an eight-minute water test at the assembly facility in Oshawa and at an identical facility at the GM Proving Ground in Milford, Michigan. More than 7,200 gallons of water are hurled at the car in a hurricane-like downpour at a pace of 900 gallons per minute.  Read more and watch the video!

2011 Ford F-150 Hero Engine Tear Down


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2011 Ford F-150 EcoBoost “Head to Head” Towing competition


2011 Ford F-150 EcoBoost won a powertrain performance exercise against the competition towing a trailer up the Davis Dam in Arizona. It’s the latest phase of the new 3.5-liter EcoBoost truck engine’s “Torture Test” web-based series. – The Ultimate Blog for American Muscle Cars and Muscle Vehicles

Ultimate Muscle Car Challenge


Motor Trend Magazine put the hottest muscle cars on the market to the test on the K&N dynamometer. Watch as Ford’s Shelby Mustang GT 500 Super Snake battles two John Hennessey tuned 2010 Chevy Camaros for horsepower supremacy. – The Ultimate Blog for American Muscle Cars and Muscle Vehicles

2011 Mustang GT 5.0 V8 Dyno Test


Another Ford video of the 2011 Mustang GT 5.0 V8 was released on YouTube. This time on the dyno. Listening to the audio, you can definitely tell the new 5.0 has more power than the current 4.6 V8. – The Ultimate Blog for American Muscle Cars and Muscle Vehicles

2010 SLP ZL575 Chevrolet Camaro SS Full Test and Video


“According to Street Legal Performance (SLP) in Tom’s River, New Jersey, this supercharged 575-hp LS3 V8 for the 2010 Camaro SS not only makes the feds happy but also carries a 3-year/36,000-mile warranty covering all the company-installed modifications, and everything else on the car remains covered by a GM warranty. To maintain those warranties, you must order the ZL575 package through any Chevrolet dealer in the U.S. and Canada at the time you purchase a new Camaro SS. Orders outside the dealership network and installed by any outfit other than SLP carry a lesser warranty.