Selasa, 28 Juni 2011

Most Legendary Ten Muscular Cars (Muscle Car)

If we flashback automotive history, we will remember the emergence of some legendary cars that became the center of attention of automotive enthusiasts, especially the drivers who crave a car that can go fast and agile. Answering the needs of several automotive enthusiasts, especially race cars, comes the term muscle car.

Muscle car is a car that was powered and has a very fast pace. Other nicknames are the mighty Iron Star. This car was made to control and defeat the arena. This car is very nimble and agile even rubber wheels are usually burned by the movement of the wheels. This type of car is legendary in America in the 1960s-1970s.

Here is a list of 10 best Muscle Cars in the world that many called Monster Road.

1. 1967 Shelby Mustang GT500
2. 1966 Shelby Cobra 427
3. 1969 Chevy Camaro Z28
4. 1970 Chevelle SS 454
5. Plymouth Hemi 'Cuda 1970
6. 1965 Pontiac GTO
7. 1970 Mustang Boss 302
8. 1969 Dodge Charger
9. 1968 Pontiac Firebird Coupe
10. 1970 Buick GSX

Sabtu, 25 Juni 2011

Second Generation of Camaro introduced in February 1970

The second generation of Chevrolet Camaro was introduced in February 1970 through the 1981 model year. The car was really restyled become wider and larger. It becomr new styling at that time. The design based on  the F-body platform, unibody structure,  the new styling Camaro was similar to its old, an A-arm front suspension and leaf springs to control the solid rear axle and  front subframe. the news about the 10 best cars in the world was realized by Road & Track magazine in August 1971. The magazine picked the 1971 SS350 as one of them. SS, RS, and Z28 performance gradually disappeared. The Z28 was republish in 1977, great in response to the success of its corporate stablemate, the Pontiac Trans Am.

Second Generation of Camaro Black

Second Generation of Camaro Engine

Second Generation of Camaro Engine

Second Generation of Camaro Silver

Second Generation of Camaro Silver2

Second Generation of Camaro White

First generation of Camaro Since 1967 to 1969

Camaro-Muscle car that produced in 1967 to 1969 with the model of a new rear-wheel drive GM F-body platform available in several option, such as coupe or convertible with a choice of 250 cu in (4.1 L) inline-6,  2-door, 2+2 seating  and 327 cu in (5.4 L), 302 cu in (4.9 L), 307 cu in (5.0 L), 350 cu in (5.7 L), or 396 cu in (6.5 L) V8 powerplants. Actually the First-Generation of Camaro is produced in September 1966.

The successfull of Ford Mustang stimulate the executive of Chevrolet to realize that their compact sporty car namely Corvair will be able to increase sales volume as Mustang because of its rear-engine design. Unpredicable the sales of its car decline because of partly due to the bad publicity from Ralph Nader's book, Unsafe at Any Speed. Therefore, the Camaro was touted as having the same front-engine configuration as Mustang and Chevy II Nova and conventional rear-drive. Besides it, the Camaro was designed to fit a variety of power plants in the engine bay. This first generation of Camaro produced until 1969, then inspire the design of the new fifth-generation of Camero.

First Generation-1967 Chevy Camaro SS

First Generation-1969 Chevrolet Camaro Z 28
First Generation of Chevrolet Camaro

The history of Fastest Car-Chevrolet Camaro from General Motors

A pony car manufactured by General Motors under the Chevrolet brand namely The Chevrolet Camaro. Some of them also as a versions of muscle car. This car began to be sold on since Spetember 29, 1966, for the 1967 model year and was designed as a competitor with model to the Ford Mustang. The car that contains major components with Pontiac Firebir was introduced in 1967.

First Generation of Chevrolet Camaro
Before production ended in 2002, four different generations of the Camaro were developed . The name then defined again as a concept car that become the fifth-generation of Camaro. The production of the car started on March 16, 2009.
Second Generation of Chevrolet Camaro Turbo

The sales increased steadily during the first years of the Camaro in 1969, so that Camaro was extremely popular. It stimulate long production from September 1968 through February 1970. In 1969 the car updated looked meaner than the grace­ful 1967-1968 models. The grille is more aggressive, squared-off rear wheel openings and slightly squarer body panels. Then produce again, new multi-sectioned rear taillights.
Third Generation of Chevrolet Camaro

Fourth Generation of Chevrolet Camaro

Fifth generation 2010 to Present of Camaro

The 2010 Chevrolet Camaro

The 1968 Chevrolet Camaro Z28

Jumat, 24 Juni 2011

Describing 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 454

GM lifted the ban on movement in middle cars, Oldsmobile, Pontiac, Buick and responded with 455-cid mills with up to 370 hp. The muscle cars of the 1970s reach the peaked, and continued by the begaining model 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 454 in the rise. Retort was a Chevy 454-cid V-8, which began in 360 hp and 450 ended in barbaric. It was the time of summiting of the muscle car.

As the SS 396, which cost $ 446 and came with a 350-bhp 402-cid V-8, front power discs, F41 suspension, F70x14s Polyglas, and a hooded top. Fat dorsal stripes were optional but weare included with the new cowl induction hood $ 147, which had a pick near the base of the windshield, which opened at full steam to feed air to the engine. Chevelle that again presented as a Super Sport option package for hardtops and convertibles.

There was the LS6. This was the take-no-prisoners 454 with a Holley 800-cfm four-cylinder in an aluminum manifold, 11.25:1 compression, forged aluminum pistons,  four-bolt chain, solid lift, forged steel crankshaft and connecting rods, and deep-groove accessory pulley. The new SS 454 package costs $ 503 and includes a 360-bhp 454 hydraulic lifter called LS5. 

1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 454

1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 454 reddish

1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 454

Engine of 1970 Chevrolet Chevelle SS 454


The Origin of Plymouth 1969 Road Runner Muscle Car

In the United States between 1968 and 1980 the Plymouth division of Chrysler Corporation built muscle car named Plymouth Road Runner. In 1968, in the opinion of many, the former were muscle cars, moving away from its roots become cheaper, The faster car than become the options of them. Designers decided to reincarnate the original concept of the muscle car and go back to the drawing board eventhough Plymouth already had a performance car in the GTX. Plymouth wanted to made a car that able to run 14 times in the second quarter of a 402 m and can be sold for less than U.S. $ 3000. Finally both goal was reached, Many people appreciate that muscle car hit the street cost. The Road Runner successfully so far the upscale and lower volume GTX.

1969 Plymouth Road Runner Black

1969 Plymouth Road Runner Red

1969 Plymouth Road Runner Yellow

Engine of 1969 Plymouth Road Runner

Interior of 1969 Plymouth Road Runner

Kamis, 23 Juni 2011

The Origin of Chevrolet Corvette C2

Chevrolet Corvette C2 is often called a sports car manufactured by the Chevrolet division of General Motors in 1963 with model year 1967. Stunned the automotive world in 1963 against the new Sting Ray's work that gave rise to a mixture of world-class cars with all-American style. Corvette then becomes what kind of car is in craved by collectors with record sales driven by Bill Mitchell Super Sport Corvette racer that prove the greatness in the form of a radical coupe, classic, high performance styling. With technical innovations are carried out continuously make Convertte cars can compete with other cars in its class and achieved the best performance in the Grand Sport. second generation of Convertte cars within five years of stout into the spotlight and is taken into account in the automotive world.

1963 Chevrolet Corvette C2 Rear Angle

1963 Chevrolet Corvette C2

Black 65 Chevy Corvette C2

Silver Chevrolet Corvette C2 Sting Ray Coupe

In 1966 Corvette Big Block engines courtesy Carl's Jr. sign

The Year of the Big Blocks

Dominated the history of Corvette 1966 Corvette complimentary signal Carls Jr. Big block engines firstly appeared on April 1965. Then In 1966, introduction of the legendary 427 cu. inside the big block engines that extends Corvette history. They were bored on the versions of the 396 cu. 

1965 engine enter and it came and available in two types: 390 hp 425 hp (RPO L72, $ 312.85) and (RPO L36, $ 181.20). The extra cost for the L72 was justified because the impact extruded aluminum pistons, four included screws network, a very aggressive camshaft, Holly 780 CFM carb that mated with an aluminum intake and a free flowing exhaust. The K66 transistorized ignition was a mandatory option with the L72. 

There are reports that the L72 actually had more power than 450 hp. The specifications were lowered to avoid unwanted reaction of the security legislation, but the fans just had to read the magazine reviews to see what was actually happening.

1966 Corvette 427 Black

1966 Corvette 427 Blue-Grey

1966 Corvette 427 On the Road

1966 Corvette 427 Red Girl

1966 Corvette 427 Red

Engine of 1966 Corvette 427 Black

Interior of 1966 Corvette 427 Black

Why did the 1966 Shelby Cobra 427 Super Snake sell for $5.5 million

on January 21, 2007, at the Barrett-Jackson Collector Car Auction The 1966 Shelby Cobra 427 Super Snake made history. It fetch $5.5 million, a world record price for an American car, auction organizers said.

The buyer was car collector Ron Pratt of Chandler, Arizona. This fastest sport with
powerfull car engine with 800-horsepower was only two produced for personal transportation. There are made by performance-car builder Carrol Shelby and Famed racer.

At the time there were 84 Syelby presented at anual auction, that was held in Scttsdale, Arizona. It was presented also by hundreds if collector who bid millions for sport car, muscle cars, and other vehicles.

Actually Shelby made two Super Snakes, The other one was bought by comedian Bill Cosby. Cosby returned the car after only once drive, Then the Super Snake was wrecked in a road accident that killed the driver, said Cluxoton in his writing on Barrett-Jackson site.
Sole surviving Super Snake still had many original components, such as its engine block, exhaust system brake calipers, and oil coolers, Cluxton said.
"This Cobra car defines the American muscle car. He does it all, and without the help of ESP, ASR, ABS, carbon fiber, engine management ECUs, titanium, or the United Nations. How cool is that?" said Cluxton in his writing

AC/Shelby Cobra is the epitome of high-performance cool car. The man responsible for it. A real talent makes Shelby a world-famous race driver by 1959, he won LeMans for Aston Martin.

1966 Shelby Cobra 427 Super Snake Muscle Car

1966 Shelby Cobra 427 Super Snake Muscle Cars

Engine of 1966 Shelby Cobra 427 Super Snake Muscle Car

Exterior of 1966 Shelby Cobra 427 Super Snake Muscle Car

Front of 1966 Shelby Cobra 427 Super Snake Muscle Car

Interior of 1966 Shelby Cobra 427 Super Snake Muscle Car

On Stage 1966 Shelby Cobra 427 Super Snake Muscle Car

Why the 1966 Shelby Cobra become True Muscle Car?

A few years ago a real 1966 Shelby Cobra was sold to more than $5 million. That become a price record for an American car sold at auction. Many people know 1966 Shelby Cobra from the movie "Gone in Sixty Seconds" about a man who had to steal several collector cars over a period of 24 hours played by Nicolas Cage.

Shelby Cobra is the Fastest, Powerfull and Legendary Muscle Car

The 1966 Shelby Cobra 427 Super Snake was made by Carroll Shelby. It is a sports car with 800 horsepower. The car built for his personal use. Carroll Shelby want create the fastest car. Shelby was a race car modified. The Shelby is said to be the fastest street legal car available, capable to do 00-60 in only 3 seconds. Instead of three manual transmission, it had a speed of three automatic transmission and its power 800, V8 powerfull engine.

Another Shelby Cobras ever built in 1962-1968, the Ford V8. Creative has made the most popular cars in America. Shelby Super Snake is also a Sport car consists of two Paxton supercharger V8 427 with twice the power of the Cobra 427. This car is equipped with bumpers and some other safety items.

Car types other Super Snake was never sold to comedian Bill Cosby once said the car was driving too fast. Super Snake Cosby later released by another driver and then died because of an accident. Shelby Cobra car and then auctioned off as a category of the fastest cars on the planet. Experts then made the 1966 Shelby Cobra as a symbol of high-performance muscle cars.

In the development of the Shelby cars at the Ace roadster created by a multi-tube frame and reinforced with a Ford V8 engine type better. Body is made with aluminum and more aerodynamic to improve speed.

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The Fastest Muscle Car

Year & Model
1997 Viper GTS
1966 427 Cobra
1990 ZR1 Corvette
1966 Corvette 427
1969 Road Runner
1997 Hurst/Firebird
1970 Hemi Cuda
1992 Viper RT/10
1970 Chevelle SS454
1969 Camaro
1997 Corvette
1997 SLP Camaro SS
1990 Pontiac Firehawk
1968 Corvette
1970 Road Runner
1970 Buick GS Stage I
1996 Camaro Z28 SS
1969 Charger 500
1973 Trans Am
1969 Corvette
1969 Super Bee
1969 Boss 429 Mustang
1970 Challenger R/T
1970 Torino Cobra
1968 Biscayne
1995 Mustang Cobra R
1964 Polara 500
1996 Corvette GS
1969 GTX
1987 Buick GNX
1969 Dart 440
1971 Road Runner
1971 Cuda
1971 Corvette
1971 Super Bee
1968 Hurst/Olds
1968 Firebird
1967 Corvette
1971 Boss 351 Mustang
1966 Satellite
1969 Coronet R/T
1968 Cyclone GT
1969 Nova SS 396
1969 Shelby GT-500
1970 Olds 4-4-2 W-30
1962 Corvette
1969 Barracuda
1969 Mustang Mach I
1967 GTO
1970 Trans Am