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Saturday, October 1, 2011

The History of Mustang Shelby GT (1965-2011)

Driving is usually a passion of all speed enthusiasts. For some people, driving is the height of their craziness. These crazy guys need extra performance from their vehicles. Not every cars and SUV's can deliver the best in terms of speed, control, reliability along with security of person on driving seat. There are a few names of Muscle Cars in the series of heavy duty cars, and one of them is Mustang Shelby GT. The Mustang Shelby GT series are heavy duty roaring cars known for the ultimate in performance and speed. And here is the history of Mustang Shelby GT.


The first GTs were Shelby modified K-Code 289 cubic [4.7 liter] V8 Fastbacks that had their power increased from 271 HP up to 306 HP. Shelby ordered 252 units of 1965 Fastbacks for his conversion into 1966 Shelby GT350. The project itself began in August of 1964 and in September the first Shelby GT350s were born. The public unveil was done on January 27 of 1965. Shelby GT350 also featured Hooly carburetor, Cobra valve covers, special Cobra hi-rise intake manifold, 4-speed manual transmission, side exhaust pipes, Wimbledon white body color with 2 stripes and no back seats, because of SCCA's requirements [2-door coupes only]. All in all, there were 562 Shelby GT350 street legal and 37 GT360R units built in 1965. The Shelby GT350R were built for races only.

Friday, September 30, 2011

The Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sport 2012

The Jeep Wrangler has long been known as the vehicle of choice for serious off-roaders everywhere. That is why a Jeep Wrangler was named "4x4 of the Decade" by Four Wheeler Magazine and "best new car for off-roaders" in 2010 by After my test drive of the new 2012 Jeep Wrangler unlimited Sport today I think it is a vehicle of serious consequence for highway and city drivers as well.

In 2011 Chrysler unleashed its V6 Pentastar engine as an option in many of its Dodge and Chrysler vehicles. It entered the Jeep line-up in 2011 as the V6 alternative to the V8 Hemi in the Grand Cherokee. To the surprise of many this vehicle delivered horsepower like a V8 and fuel economy like a 4 cylinder. In 2012 Jeep has put this successful power plant in its Wranglers, replacing the 3.8 L V6 that replaced the old inline 6 in 2007. Many Jeep aficionados have long-awaited the arrival of the new 2012 with its Pentastar engine and its 285 hp replacing the 202 hp 3.8L. In addition, the new motor is paired with a 5 speed automatic transmission which delivers smoother performance and better fuel economy.

Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Hybrid Sports Car - The Revolution in Sports Cars

Are you looking for a car, with a sporty look, but don't want to spend buckets of cash on a sporty automobile that tends to be very expensive for the pocket, then you should think about a hybrid sports car. These vehicles are very different from a normal sports vehicle. The normal sports car is not very fuel efficient and after spending a fortune to own a sporty car, you also have to spend heavily on the fuel as well. To overcome all your problems, various companies have invented hybrid sports cars. Generally it is believed that hybrid cars are not very fast on the road, but these hybrid cars were designed keeping all these factors in mind.

The hybrid sports car was made by taking various important factors into account. The first factor is the fuel efficiency factor. There are people who wish to buy a trendy automobile, but the factor that refrains them from doing so, is the heavy amount of expenditure of fuel and insurance. Most sporty vehicles have large motors and a sleek body to support their extreme output for high speeds. The reason for this is these automobiles use enormous amount of fuel because their engines are very heavy. But a hybrid sport car was designed to overcome this drawback. These hybrid cars have a comparatively light body and smaller engines. With this kind of structure and engine the hybrid cars prove to be very efficient fuel users. Again the other factor which would concern the prospective buyer is the comparative slow speed of hybrid cars. This factor has also been given consideration and hybrid sports cars have a feature of fine speed attached to it. The hybrid sports cars are also eco- friendly, this means these cars do not emit harmful gases which cause global warming. By using such cars we can assure a better future and a cleaner environment for the coming generation. The fact that hybrid cars are half battery operated makes these cars a good option with people opting for fuel efficient automobiles.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Reliable Car Insurance for Your Sports Car

For you to find the most reliable insurance for your sports car, you better understand all the facts and concerns related to it. Based on figures provided by the insurance companies, statistics show that sports cars are more prone to collisions and road accidents. So, insurance companies also have more demands from the customers who would like to insure a sports car. Because of that, finding the most reliable car insurance for your car can be quite challenging.

The reliable car insurance for your sports car could be more expensive compared to other types of cars because the value of the car is higher, there is a larger engine, it is more prone to accidents and the spare parts are expensive too. So, insurance companies require higher payment for the premium of cars so they can also provide the amount that will be needed if in case your car gets involved in an unwanted situation. Also, sports cars are very enticing for the car thieves. Meaning, it easily catches the eyes of those who steal cars. Hence, insurance companies should be able to cover for this. Since, the value of the car is relatively more expensive than other cars, they have to ask for higher payment and fees too.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG - World's Fastest Sports Cars

Mercedes has long produced some of the most lavish and undoubtedly head-turning cars on the road. In recent years, the Mercedes SLR McLaren was known as one of the finest sports cars on the planet. Not a company to rest on their laurels, Mercedes quickly went to work again to produce the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG to replace their award-winning model. Sales are almost ready to begin for the SLS AMG in Europe, with the US market getting their taste in 2011. The price for this Benz is expected to be in excess of $200,000 USD, making it one of the more expensive sports cars on the road, although still behind other big names like Ferrari and Lamborghini.

Mercedes immediately picked up a lot of recognition for this model when it was first unveiled at the 2009 Frankfurt Auto Show in Germany. Although it's not technically out on the road yet, it is already the safety car for the Formula One Championship series, and it is also already featured in the PlayStation 3 videogame Gran Turismo 5. The design of the SLS AMG is supposedly an update to one of the Mercedes' all-time models in the 300SL Gullwing. The short body of this car and the passenger placement nearer the real axle make it both compact and easier to handle at higher speeds than other similar models. The wing door set-up is akin to Lamborghini's (or Benz's Gullwing) doors; and the doors are fully detachable.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Aston Martin DB4 - The Legendary Sports Car

The Aston Martin DB4 arrived in 1958 and represented the finest contemporary interpretation of the Gran Turismo theme. A magnificent synthesis of the talents at the firm's Feltham works and the Italian Touring styling house, the DB4 was, during its five years of production, the best selling model which paved the way for the even more successful Aston Martin DB5 & DB6 succeeding models.
The story of the DB4's development really began in 1950 when John Wyer started at the Feltham works as competitions manager moving from his post as managing director of sports-car specialists Monaco Engineering. Another 1950 recruit was design draftsmen Harold Beach, whose previous career had included spells at the Barker Coach building Company and Garner Strausler Mechanization, who built commercial vehicles as well as ancillary equipment.
It was in 1964 that Beach began working on a DB2 series replacement, which was to be titled "DB4", the DB3 being one of the firm's sports racers. Known as Project 114 it had a perimeter chassis frame with a sophisticated (for its time) de Dion rear axle employing parallel trailing links, the lower ones connected to laminated torsion bars. At the front end of the car Beach introduced wishbone and coil independent front suspension where the DB2 by contrast had a trailing arm system. A 3-Liter version of the then current twin-cam six was employed and Frank Feely designed a traditional suitable closed body, not dissimilar to that of the DB2.

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Mitsubishi Outlander 2011

Meet the new 2011 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport, and experience the thrill that a top notch SUV offers, without actually burning holes in your pocket. Mitsubishi plans on positioning this car at the bottom end of Outlander line-up. Even though it shares the platform with the larger Outlander, it has some key design differences, and improvement in capabilities. The new Outlander varies the space a lot better when compared to the earlier outgoing Outlander before the facelift was given. Speaking with respect to cabin quality, you are stepping into the world of tranquility when you take a long drive in the new 2011 Outlander Sport.

Under the Hood
2011 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport is equipped with a 2.0-liter inline-four engine that delivers 148 hp and 145 pound-feet of torque. The transmission offered in the ES is a 5-speed manual. A Continuously Variable Transmission (CVT) is available on the SE models. On the SE trim, front-wheel drive is standard, while all-wheel drive is optional. As with the regular Outlander, AWD models feature 3- driver-selectable modes to optimize traction.

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Cherokee SRT8 - Best Sport SUV In 2011

2011 Cherokee SRT8 is engineered taking advancements on technology and performance for jeep cars. It is considered as the most powerful vehicle among Jeep car series. It was released early summer of 2011 which is figured to be a hard-hit on the market. Basically, Cherokee SRT8 combines the conventional Jeep capacities and the utility engineering enhance with Chrysler Group's LLC Street and Racing Technology (SRT). This means Cherokee SRT is created to be highly functional with performance-oriented design and excellent driving, handling and braking capabilities.

Cherokee SRT8 has a very interesting design inspired from sporty appearance. It has side sill cladding with body-colored wheels making it look like an extreme-performing sports car. Moreover, its impressive exterior design is enhanced with highly functional car components that absolutely boost performance. Cherokee SRT8 is equipped with a reflex wiper that automatically detects moist which is extremely helpful for the driver. It also has forward-looking radar sensors with Forward Collision Warning System that detects when the car approaches another vehicle. Signal mirrors are also attached on front, sides and rear area to give alert on oncoming pedestrians.

Saturday, August 20, 2011

Some of Amazing Sports Cars

Many people really want a sports car that meets all their desires adrenaline. Until nowadays, has been a lot of emerging sports cars that try to give what is the most desirable thing from the sports car lover. After a while I watched every review and specs carefully, then I make the conclusion there are 5 Awesome Sports Cars For Car Lovers which I think is extraordinary great and make my adrenaline volatile even just by see it.

1. Bugatti Veyron

With the top speed ever reach is 267.856 mph, this sport car is become the awesome one I have ever know. It just needed 2.5 seconds from standstill to 62 mph. The engine power is up to 987 hp and 1,100 lb-ft of torque served. My adrenaline seemed trickle rushing just by read it.

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Range Rover Evoque - A Female Perspective

There has been loads of press coverage on the release of this car, with a lot of focus on Victoria Beckham's involvement in the design of the trim and interior. This may be enough to make female drivers in particular quite excited, but there is more to this car than celebrity involvement to get excited about. It is frequently being referred to as 'the new baby Range Rover' but it's not just smaller in size (which does make it easier to park, always a plus!) The Evoque is also cheaper than the average Range Rover - the lead-in price is under £30k and goes up to around £45K, which is over half the price of the 'big' Range Rover. It is also greener with CO2 emissions between less than 130g/km and 199g/km. This car is the perfect choice for those who are both economically and environmentally conscientious.

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Sports Cars History

What defines the term sports car and why are we so fascinated with them. Is it simply the flowing curves of the body design, the massive power output of the high revving engines or could it even be the distinctive throaty musical note of the exhaust pipes. Everyone will have a different opinion on what they think makes sports cars special and for the reasons why we love them so much. Even people who say they are impractical or unnecessary cannot help but to turn and look when one drives past displaying its beautiful contours hinting at the power hidden under the perfectly painted panels.

Since the development of motorized vehicles a small select group of individuals have always had the undying fascination of designing and building them bigger, more powerful and faster than they either needed to be or really should be with any regard to safety. This was no different with the motor car industry, from its relative simple and sluggish beginnings the car quickly developed into a very useful mode of transport and working tool. For some this new way to transport us around turned into an obsession of power and speed and welcomed the age of the racing cars and sports cars.

Thursday, July 21, 2011

The Top Three Best Bentleys Ever Made

With its impeccable styling and beautiful interiors crafted from the finest materials of the earth, Bentley are in a league of their own. They are considered to be the ultimate driving machine, each vehicle oozing class and prestige. Over the years they have pushed the boundaries of luxury, with models complete with telephones, televisions and even a fridge to keep that bottle of expensive champagne crisp and cold. Here is a list of some of the greatest vehicles the company has graced the earth with.

The Bentley Speed Six

First rolling off the production line in 1926, the company took the original 6½ litre model and gave it a bit more firepower. This supercharged version became the Bentley's most successful racing ever, driven by legendary driver Woolf Barnato dominating nearly all the podium spots at the 24 hour Le Mans race in 1929 and 1930. In March of 1930, the car was also tested in a more challenging scenario. While at dinner in Cannes, Barnato bet £100 that his speed six could get to his London club before the famous blue train could reach Calais. The car kept up its part of the bargain, reaching the finish line just four minutes before the train got to the French Port. Barnato collected his winnings; however the fines he received for illegally racing on French roads were substantially more than £100.

Friday, July 8, 2011

A Brief History of the Classic Porsche 911

The Porsche 911 has always been up there with the best when it comes to ferociously fast, 2-door sports coupe. Over the years while the exquisite styling has remained, the engine and interior have adapted and transformed into the digital age. Here is a quick look at how the car has become such a success.

The first 911 was built back in 1963, it was aimed to be more powerful, bigger and more comfortable than the Porsche 356. The layout was revolutionary, with a new air-cooled engine in the back instead of the front of the car. Three years later saw the introduction of the "911S". The engines power was booted from 128bhp to 160bhp, together with adding a rear spoiler for extra grip. This was also the first model where the infamous 5 spoke alloy wheels were made available, a design that would become a symbol of the 911 legacy. The 911ST was produced for racing, with a 2.4 litre engine producing 8000rpm. These vehicles exploded out of the blocks, and experienced success at the Daytona 6 hours, the Sebring 12 hours and the 1000km Nürburgring races.

Friday, June 17, 2011

The Mythical 1955 Ford Thunderbird's Origins

When America fell in love with the Thunderbird back in 1954 it was a lively two seater. Yet the Ford Thunderbird has continued to evolve into many different auto market segments over its lifespan and miles of the product. Yet nothing seems to hold T-Bird fans attention and rapt attention at the original 1955 "bird"."Thunderbird" is undoubtedly a fine name for a motor car, with its connotations of power, flight with just a hint of mystery. Yet Ford Thunderbirds is also a truly American car badge and label, the icon being a magical one for the Pueblo Indians of the South-West United States. That is more than appropriate because the "T-bird" was and still remains the essence itself of the American car illustrating over it more than 50 year most of the foibles as well as many of the strengths of that particular breed. Every story on the Thunderbird begins with the idea that the car was conceived as an "answer" to the Chevrolet Corvette. This is not entirely true, for both designs evolved in response to the growing demand in the post-war American market for cars with more style and performance, cars best typified by the stunning Jaguar XK120.

Friday, June 3, 2011

The Story of 1958 Pontiac Bonneville

The 1957 had been a difficult year for Pontiac as it had lost of number of sales. To try and win back some of those lost sales, Pontiac introduced the '58 Pontiac Bonneville with some major changes. Prior, the Pontiac Bonneville was billed as a limited-production vehicle. This was no more as it hit full production. Also, in addition to a '58 Bonneville convertible, a hardtop Sport Coupe was added to make the Pontiac Bonneville a complete top-line series. In essence, the 1958 Pontiac Bonneville was a new automobile from the ground up, even the bodyshell was restyled; inspired from the X-member frame used on the Cadillac.

Much Improved
The 1958 Pontiac Bonneville had a number of improvements made to peek the interest of buyers. The trim was top grade and the price of the Bonneville was reduced by $2,300 by making much of the lavish equipment "optional". The '58 Bonneville was also put on a shorter platform, the "Chieftain", which gave the car better handling. Probably the most interesting feature that was added to the '58 Bonneville was the "Ever-Level" air suspension that was optional for an extra $175. Although a fascinating feature, the feature's setup and price proved hard to overcome and not many customer opted for it.