Senin, 15 Oktober 2012

10 Muscle Cars (old) most legendary

Here is a mighty beast iron made ​​to defeat and dominate the arena. The car - this car is always enabled and is capable of burning rubber tires. And they are very agile agile.
Large, heavy enough in his day, shrill and rude, muscle cars embodied into something big on the American auto industry in the 1960s and the 1970s. Here is a list of the 10 Best muscle car or street monster dubbed usual
1.1967 Shelby GT500 Mustang

Basically GT500 factory-authorized tuner Mustang created by Carroll Shelby. Introduced in 1967, the GT500 joined the GT350 on showroom floors Police Interceptor engine offers 428-cubic inch with 355 horsepower. Despite the larger engine, the car is designed to be superior to the GT350 generation, lighter and more nimble. and to this 1967 Mustang Shelby GT500 remains a legend in racing or car collection

2.1966 Shelby Cobra 427

Although not purely American-made, 427 Cobra is one of the most famous Muscle car ever made. Based on the British AC Ace roadster light, Cobra was the brainchild of automotive legend Carroll Shelby, and it was basically created by shoehorning giant Ford engine under the AC's hood. The end result is a scary fast roadster that was also very successful on the track. Today, the car is always perched at the car auction houses around the world

3.1969 Chevy Camaro Z28

The first-generation Chevrolet Camaro is guaranteed to be stirring emotions in the hearts of fans. In the Z28, Camaro 69 has a small engine-block 302-cubic-inch designed for Trans-Am racing, the 290 horsepower, though many are considered to have more than it's true power was known to be much more. also featured F41 sport suspension, front disc brakes standard and Muncie 4-speed gearbox. Although this is not mopbil the largest and fastest on the streets, but overall, this car has a great package of the most desired by many modifiers and collectors

4. 1970 Chevelle SS 454

No matter how you cut it, 454 cubic inches - 7.4 liters - it's a great machine, and it creates an absolute force on the Chevelle SS 454 1970. the power of 360 horses, and LS6 upgrade made ​​to have 450 horsepower, this is absolutely crazy. This car, and the engine has, essentially representing the boundaries of the war power "muscle car", and to this day is still a great car with the most power ever mass produced ..

5. Plymouth Hemi 'Cuda 1970

Completely redesigned in 1970, the Plymouth Barracuda is offered with no less than five high-powered V8 engine, 425 horsepower issued. Ability in handling could be questioned, but no one will laugh at when it comes time for the Hemi 'Cuda when driving for a quarter mile in 13-second range.

6. Pontiac GTO 1965

Pontiac GTO, this car unfortunately nicknamed "Goat". 1965, 389-cubic-inch engine with a stout pack, has 335 horsepower and is offered with Tri-Power option good for 25 extra horses. can run up to 60 mph in less than six seconds, complete brake and steering substandard GTO makes monsters need a little handling to control.
7.Boss 302 Mustang 1970

Boss 302 is a serious muscle car featuring a high-rev Boss 302 V8 engine, which is underestimated by the 290 horsepower Camaro ssaat than archrival.
Made for Trans-Am racing, the Boss 302 drove from 0-60 mph in under seven seconds,

8. Dodge Charger 1969

If you do not recognize the '69 Charger, then you do not watch TV shows on th 1980's. Painted orange and nicknamed the General Lee, the star of the TV, from the beginning Chargers R / T, with the standard Magnum 440, issued a solid 375 horsepower in the series "The Dukes of Hazzard.".
9.Pontiac Firebird Coupe 1968 

Today, the name Pontiac Firebird probably evokes images of the spirit sedan 90, or maybe icons the 1980s. Remember Burt Reynolds' Firebird from the classic movie "Smokey and the Bandit"?) However, the Firebird was created in the year earlier. The first generation is one of the best muscle cars on the market.
As it was until a few years ago, the original Firebird is a close cousin to the Chevrolet Camaro, and the 1968 models offer a variety of engines, including the 400 cubic-inch V8 with 335 horsepower roared.

10. Buick GSX 1970

GGSX created in 1970 with a large size sedan GS 455. Official GSX has 360 horsepower and a monumental 510 lb-ft of torque, although like other muscle car, the power is so underrated. Artificial Sedan 1970 makes a strong statement about GM's new willingness to go to the previous limit of 400 cubic inches, and it's only available in yellow or white, with racing stripes, of course. but only 678 GSX coupe produced.

Sabtu, 13 Oktober 2012

Chevrolet to Build 69 New COPO Camaros

When we first encountered the Chevrolet COPO Camaro at the SEMA show last November, it was still technically a concept, but we reckoned Chevy would build it eventually. Our reckoning came true, with GM now announcing it will build a run of 69 drag-ready COPO Camaros. And with that, the Dodge Challenger Drag Pak and Ford Mustang Cobra Jet have some competition from the bow-tie brand.
The limited build is inspired in part by the original run of 69 1969 ZL-1–code COPO Camaros. Beginning this summer, GM will make the new-age Central Office Production Order Camaros available for competitors in the NHRA’s Stock Eliminator and Super Stock classes. Engines will be assembled at GM’s Performance Build Center in Wixom, Michigan, and buyers will have the option of getting their hands dirty by participating in the build, just like they can with some Vettes and Chevrolet Performance crate motors. All new COPO Camaros will be built using the same factory “body-in-white” shells that are available to racers under Chevrolet Performance part number 19243374. And if you don’t actually want a white one, four other colors are available: Flat Black, Victory Red, Silver Ice Metallic, and Ashen Gray Metallic Three engines are available, selected specifically to conform to the NHRA’s class rules: an LS7-based naturally aspirated “427” V-8 (as is the case with the Z06′s version of the engine, this one actually displaces 428 cubic inches, or 7.0 liters for the metric-minded), and a pair of LSX-based 327-cubic-inch (5.3-liter) V-8s—one with a 2.9-liter supercharger, and the other with a 4.0-liter blower. For those with money and tires to burn, a special collector’s package bundles one Camaro with all three engines, your choice of which installed on delivery. Then again, those who tick that box likely won’t be driving theirs except into a hermetically sealed time capsule to be opened just before a collector-car auction in the year 2069. Just to make sure no one gets any wise ideas about driving one of these ground-pounders down to the local Burger Clown in an attempt to separate a few na├»ve street racers from their wallets, GM offers the following statement: “The 2012 COPO Camaro is being offered as a performance part, with a specific part number (P/N 20129562). It cannot be registered, titled, licensed, or driven on public roads or highways. COPO is specifically offered for off-highway, competitive NHRA use only.” Prices start at $89,000.

2013 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Convertible Manual

An All-Arounder, on the Track and around Town The manual, however, is the car we took to the test track. The 0-to-60-mph sprint was dispatched in 4.4 seconds, 0.4 second behind our best time in a ZL1 coupe. The massive, 20-inch 285/35 front and 305/35 rear tires were good for 0.97 g of skidpad grip, again just behind the coupe’s number. A set of 14.6-inch two-piece rotors and six-piston Brembo calipers handle braking in front; four-pot calipers squeeze 14.4-inch one-piece rotors in the rear. We recorded an impressive 150-foot stop from 70 mph. A decade ago, cars capable of posting numbers this striking were generally single-minded, temperamental beasts that would bite back with the slightest provocation. Standard Performance Traction Management plays a big role in maintaining the ZL1’s affable nature by integrating the various electronic systems—the fancy suspension; launch, traction, and electronic stability controls—into a well-rounded suite of safety and performance enhancers. Even the most ham-fisted drivers will have a hard time embarrassing themselves when exiting the drive-through at Hardee’s.
There’s a smidge of tramlining on the highway, which is understandable, considering the huge rubber. This and any other mild imperfections are easily managed by the well-calibrated variable-ratio and variable-effort electric power steering. We’re still on the fence about the recent influx of electrical units, but this application’s performance is relatively transparent and offers real feedback. Sunshine Day, Everybody’s Smilin’ With the top down and windows up, there’s little wind buffeting up front. The coupe’s much-maligned outward visibility is mitigated in topless mode, but the long hood’s Coke-bottle curves still keep the exact position of the car’s front corners a secret, making it difficult to place on the road. Top up and at speed, road and tire noise seem more prevalent here than in the coupe. Curiously, our measurements don’t support this conclusion. At 70 mph, we recorded a sound level of 68 dBA in the convertible, one decibel less than in the coupe. If it’s not louder, it’s more harsh and coming from a different place with the soft roof.
The faux-suede dash (which is not a track and field event for hipster fashionistas) and steering wheel make for soft and fuzzy interior appointments; we wonder how well they’ll hold up in the hands of sun worshipers who leave the top down 24/7. The stereo is loud enough to overcome wind noise and exhaust note, but with its basic controls and middling tonality, it’s not going to win over any hard-core audiophiles. The head-up display remains bright and legible even with the top down in bright sunlight, and the retro rearview mirror is a nice touch. Even with the recent lineup-wide upgrades, the Camaro’s dash/infotainment/console area is slightly out of tune with and not as finished as the rest of the car. The real story isn’t simply the ZL1 convertible’s prodigious power, how loud the exhaust barks through the two-stage exhaust (pretty darn), or how quick it can get from a standstill to extra-legal speeds. The truly remarkable bit is how composed and docile the ZL1 is when you’re not hammering it. That’s welcome behavior in the coupe but even more so for the more-relaxed-by-nature convertible, and it’s that balance that separates it from a Camaro SS convertible or Ford’s Mustang GT500 droptop.

Sabtu, 05 Mei 2012

Chevy Camaro Racing Generation - Brief Review

Camaro Cup race car Yellow - Front Right View

One generation Chevy Camaro that was included in the category Racing series SCCA-sanctioned Trans-Am. At first unofficial activities operated by the manufacturer along with Penske Ronger then fully supported by the Trans-Am and Mark Donohue made ​​the starting-point victory over the title in 1968-1969. Then the next year ie 1970, Team Chaparral JH, replaced by Penske. Over time in 1993.1994 and 1998, with his personal Orange Camaro with the number thirteen in Rochester Warren Agor Camaro Priveter famous in the series.

Camaros racing in the 1976 Camaro Cup at Ring Knutstorp in Sweden

Other Racing Series Camaro SCCA Trans-Am with the same number is 13, dibuangun by Henry "Smokey" Yunick. Who is Smokey Yunick?, He is someone who is trying to lose weight the car for racing cars by dipping thin after installing safety glass.

Racing Camaro next period is Bob Jene in 1971 to 1972 exactly on the Touring Car Championship in Australia. The Camaro is then used in the International Race of Champions, which lasted for twelve years ie from 1975 to 1989.

Vintage Trans-Am racing of today

Then the next race which followed the Camaro is on the National Hot Rod Association event in the Series Sedan Sports Car Club in the United States and also the Swedish Camaro Cup Series held in 1975. Legendary muscle cars including the Camaro Indianapolis 500 Pace Car since 1967, 1969, 1982, 1993, 2009, 2010, until 2011. Camaro is also the only muscle car that paced the race in not only in Watkins Glen, Daytona, Mosport in Canada, but also at the Charlotte Motor Speedway. In addition, the Camaro is also a regular in IMSA GT Series.