Posts Tagged ‘torque’

2013 Chevy Camaro Hot Wheels Edition at SEMA 2012

Oct
31

2013 Chevy Camaro Hot Wheels Edition at SEMA 2012 - Muscle Cars BlogThe dream of millions of Hot Wheels® fans of all ages will come when the Camaro Hot Wheels® Edition arrives at Chevrolet dealerships early next year. It’s the first time a full-size, production Hot Wheels® car has been offered for sale by any manufacturer.

Blister packaging and orange race track not included.

“Millions of us grew up playing with Hot Wheels,” said Chris Perry, vice president of Chevrolet Marketing. “Offering a special production model of the Camaro Hot Wheels is an opportunity to bring those memories to life, for kids of all ages.”

The Camaro Hot Wheels® Edition debuted at the SEMA Show, in Las Vegas. A special run of the Camaro Hot Wheels® Edition will be produced in the first quarter of 2013 – and like the collectable toys on which it is based – when they’re gone, they’re gone.

“It’s been nearly 20 years since I started designing cars for Hot Wheels and I have yet to drive one home,” said Felix Holst, vice president of creative for the Mattel Wheels Division. “Personally, I can’t wait to open the doors and see the Hot Wheels Camaro sitting in the garage.”

The appearance of the Camaro Hot Wheels® Edition echoes the cues that Hot Wheels enthusiasts recognize, including a vibrant, graphics-accented metallic paint scheme and even the red-lined wheels. The result is instantly recognizable as a Hot Wheels. Click on Read more!

Chevy Camaro’s suspension system – an enormous contribution into the stunning execution

Sep
25

The 2012 Chevy Camaro has become the fastest and the most powerful muscle car the world has ever seen. The 2012 Camaro is expected to be as forceful as it’s possible, with the output rating of more than 570 hp! 580 hp, to be precise. Sounds like it’s more than ready for the road. Along with the fierce horsepower, the Camaro makes 550 lb-ft of torque. It goes far ahead than its closest rival, the Cadillac CTS-V.

The Camaro keeps the balance of performance and technology in the one car, with the newest investments in performance traction management and Magnetic Ride Control (MRC). It enables the Camaro’s track-focused suspension shift from hard to soft, depending on the track. Let alone active exhaust that awakens the neighbors. The ZL1′s Magnetic Ride System includes Sport and Tour driver selectable modes up to the preferred style of driving.

The 2012 Camaro comes with automatic transmission and processes damping information every inch. It’s very fast and with the latest advancements in the MR (Magnetic Ride) system.

1971 Plymouth Barracuda 1000+ HP Monster

Aug
10

1971 Plymouth Barracuda 1000+ HP Monster - Muscle Cars BlogHang on, this is one of the ultimate muscle cars – a 1971 Plymouth Hemi Cuda with enormous power of 1000+ HP! Prepare for some features:

Engine:
- All aluminum Indy Cylinder Head Motor
- 528 cid 1000+hp 1000 ft lbs of Torque
- Has all best equipment and parts fron Indy Cyl
- 8 quart swing arm Milidon Oil Pan
- TTI headers Ceramic Coated outside – Thermal Coated Inside
- 2-750 cfm Blower Carbs. by Demond
- Blower Shop 871 Blower – 9lbs of Boost

Click on Read more and check out the exclusive gallery!

2013 Mustang RTR revealed by Vaughn Gittin Jr.

Jul
18

2013 Mustang RTR revealed by Vaughn Gittin Jr. - Muscle Cars BlogMustang RTR, the vision of World Champion Drifter and Mustang mad man, Vaughn Gittin Jr., is very excited to introduce the 2013 Mustang RTR Spec 1 and up to 624 horsepower Mustang RTR Spec 2. Like its previous versions, the 2013 Mustang RTR takes the best of multiple automotive cultures and tastefully meshes them with the incredible 2013 Ford Mustang in the form of a dealer-installed package that is currently available in select Ford dealerships around the world. For the 2013 Mustang, RTR is stepping up its game in both appearance and performance, guaranteeing that RTR owners will get everything they desire out of their machine.

RTR has landed on a very impressive suspension package utilizing Ford Racing adjustable shocks and springs, as well as 4-way adjustable RTR sway bars, RTR adjustable panhard bar, and RTR rear chassis brace – all of which utilize superior Whiteline bushings. This track-ready, street-friendly suspension package comes standard on a Spec 2 RTR or is available as an upgrade to all 2010 to 2013 Mustangs. Read more and check out photos and video!

1967 Ford Mustang SG-One – Unique – 900+ HP

May
28

1967 Ford Mustang SG-One - Unique - 900+ HP - Muscle Cars BlogLamborghini Las Vegas presents this monstrous classic muscle car, 1967 Ford “Obsidian Sg-One” Mustang. This vehicle has only covered 500 miles since it’s completion! From it’s striking exterior, to the vicious powerplant resting beneath a bulging hood, the Obsidian SG-One is the pinnacle of the classic muscle car world. No detail was overlooked in the creation of this brute-force show stopper, and with a twin Rotrex supercharged V-8, staggering performance parallels it’s devastating good looks. In addition to power, street drivability was an important factor during SG-One’s commissioning; RSS adjustable suspension coupled with Quad piston Brembo brakes where added to enhance stability on the road. One thing is for sure – this bad-ass muscle car costs way over US $315,000.00  Check out 96 images of this awesome muscle car!

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!

2013 Shelby GT500 with Smart Launch Control

May
17

2013 Shelby GT500 with Smart Launch Control  - Muscle Cars BlogDEARBORN, Mich., May 17, 2012 – Paraphrasing a classic quote – “With great power comes the need for great control” – the engineers at Ford’s Special Vehicles Team have stepped up to the plate to manage the massive output of the 2013 Shelby GT500.

Whether a driver is a track-day veteran or getting his first ultra-high-performance sports car, the new launch control system on the 2013 Ford Shelby GT500 will help ensure he gets smooth, consistent and fast starts every time.

Uncontrolled wheel spin is generally undesirable, whether commuting to work or racing away from the Christmas tree on a Friday night at the drag strip. Both safety and performance suffer when the wheels can’t get enough grip on the road. However, properly regulated, some wheel slip can be your friend.

“Launch control is essentially a special mode of the traction control system that integrates the brake and engine management systems to keep the tires balanced on the peak of the mu-slip curve in order to achieve maximum thrust,” explains John Pfeiffer, senior engineer, SVT Vehicle Engineering. “With so much more power and torque on tap from the new 5.8-liter V8, launch control makes it easier for drivers to take advantage of the performance.”

With launch control enabled, the driver just has to press the accelerator pedal to the floor and then smoothly and quickly release the clutch pedal just as he normally would when executing a clean start. The difference is that the electronics will automatically hold the engine steady at the desired speed and manage the rear brakes to allow the optimum amount of wheel slip for maximum traction. Read more!

Chevrolet Chevelle 1966 – Ecklers Chevelle

May
07

Chevrolet Chevelle was produced in three generations from 1964 to 1977. The mid size automobile was released in several body-styles – coupe, sedan, convertible and station wagon. A Super Sport version was also produced in 1973.

Here is a nice 1966 Chevelle, which has been perfectly maintained and upgraded with some nice parts like a big 502 GM crate motor and a 4L60 4-speed overdrive automatic transmission. The 8.2 liter V8 produce up to 502HP (374 kW) and 769Nm (567 lb-ft) of torque. It has aluminum heads and an aluminum intake. It has been also fitted with a holley 750 double pumper and a proform center section.

2012 Dodge Challenger Rallye Redline at Spring Fest

Mar
27

2012 Dodge Challenger Rallye Redline at Spring Fest - Muscle Cars BlogEvolving into the largest homecoming of modern Dodge rear-wheel-drive performance cars, the seventh annual Spring Festival of LXs marked the perfect opportunity to reveal the new 2012 Dodge Challenger Rallye Redline. With its powerful and efficient 305 horsepower engine, paddle-shifting transmission, performance suspension designed to maximize the muscle car’s near 50/50 weight distribution for improved handling, and all-new red hot styling enhancements – this new Challenger delivers exactly what Dodge fans want.

“Infused with Dodge DNA, the new Challenger Rallye Redline adds even more excitement to our iconic muscle car, and to show our appreciation to our most hard-core enthusiasts, we revealed this new model at Spring Fest,” said Reid Bigland, President and CEO, Dodge Brand – Chrysler Group LLC. “With its unique Redline Red accented exterior details, available Radar Red leather, performance suspension and brakes, and 305 horsepower V-6 with paddle shifters getting 27 mpg – this new Challenger fuses the nameplate’s iconic heritage with modern Dodge styling and performance.” Read more!

2009 Dodge Challenger SMS 570X Custom

Feb
26

2009 Dodge Challenger SMS 570X Custom - Muscle Cars BlogHere comes a great muscle car! 2009 Dodge Challenger SMS 570X – equipped with 700 HP, 650 ft lb torque 6.7L V8 supercharged with 6 intercoolers!! This awesome muscle car has high performance calibration and 39lb fuel injectors, forged pistons, crankshaft, connecting rods. The car could be bought for about US $65,000.00! Click on Read more for more details and exclusive image gallery!