Posts Tagged ‘weight’

Honda Reveals New Car

Nov
28

The Honda Micro Commuter, released in November 2012 is set to challenge the only other 100% electric urban compact two-seater, the Twizy by rival car manufacturer Renault.  Its official title is ‘micro size, short distance, EV commuter’.

The car is lightweight, sleek and state of the art. It measures at just 2.5m long, 1.25m wide and 1.45m high. It runs on a rear-mounted electric motor with a 15kW lithium-ion battery. The Micro Commuter has an approximate range of 37 miles and maximum speed of 50mph.

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

Jun
14

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!

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!

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!

Head Games: 2012 Chevy Camaro Adds Power, Saves Fuel

May
17

Head Games: 2012 Chevy Camaro Adds Power, Saves Fuel - Muscle Cars BlogNew cylinder head design combines key parts into single aluminum casting

PONTIAC, Mich. – In auto production, more power, better fuel economy and fewer emissions rarely appear together. But the 2012 Camaro 3.6L direct injection V6 engine achieves all three by combining the exhaust manifold with the cylinder head into a single aluminum casting.

Each integrated exhaust manifold cylinder head – a V6 has two — replaces a cast iron exhaust manifold, six bolts, a gasket and a heat shield and three bolts. By eliminating this joint, the potential for a gasket failure is eliminated. And the change reduces engine weight by 13 lbs. or 6 kg per engine. Reducing mass helps improve fuel economy and the 2012 Camaro 2LS model is EPA estimated at 30 mpg highway. Read more!