Sunday, 27 January 2013

2006 Pontiac GTO

Oh my gosh. Its only the Pontiac GTO, made after the old muscle car last made in 1973. And I know this isn't a new car, but it's still one of my favorites. Since they remade all the other cars they had to do this one too. But this car is just so awesome because its got everything really. It has got the luxury, and the looks, and more importantly the power. This car is made with two different kind of engines. One is a 5.7 liter V8, and the other one would be a 6.0 liter V8 also known as the LS2. This car pictured here has the LS2 in it. I love this engine because many cars don't have that much power at the stock level. But the GTO has a whopping 400 hp stock! It also has 400 ft-lb of torque, which will definitely put you in the back of your seat. The old GTO from 1973 only had 200 hp. That's a big difference in age and power! The GTO also has not a 4-speed but a 6-speed. I just can't get over that GM was able to put everything into this car that they did. This is seriously my favorite car and I wouldn't want to drive anything else. The modified versions of this car is awesome too. You put an exhaust and some nice wheels and this car will seriously catch people's eyes while you're driving by. Its made to go fast in a straight line, not really for drifting or anything.

Sunday, 20 January 2013

2013 Mustang Shelby GT500 Cobra

This is the new 2013 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Cobra. I think this is the only other body style I like besides the 1999-2004 body style. I'm also a huge fan of the Cobra, so when they put the two together I could do nothing but stare in awe. The electrifying blue color that Ford put on it is another eye catcher. The things that GT500 did to the engine are amazing. They made the cylinders bigger so it went from a 5.4 liter to a 5.8 liter V8 engine, and also upgraded almost all of the engine. They gave it new heads, updated the camshaft profiles, more powerful injectors and piston squirters. The regular supercharger wasn't enough apparently so they put a TVS unit on it. TVS stands for Twin Vortices Series, which a new type of supercharger that produces more power and better fuel efficiency, but comes smaller than a regular supercharger. The ideal package that any muscle car lover would want. To compromise all these upgrades, they had to install a larger inter cooler to make sure the engine didn't overheat because of all the power its making now. Some other things they had to upgrade to stay up with this excess power were an upgraded cooling system, carbon fiber drive shaft, clutch, transmission, stronger rear-axle, and added the launch control. All of this gives the Mustang and extra 100 hp and 90 lb-ft torque compared to the 2012 model, and has been named the "beastliest Mustang ever," with a total of 650 hp and 600 lb-ft torque. That's jaw dropping for a stock mustang, and kind of embarrasses Chevy since they haven't made anything factory to produce that much power. The closest thing they have is the ZL1, but that's still 70 hp behind. The factory Mustang had a top speed of 200+ miles per hour, which is also faster than Chevy's Z06 Corvette. I'm a Chevy guy and sad to say that this car puts them to shame. It just has that mean race me if you dare look, and if i was driving it I'd race anybody with confidence that I would blow them away. And of course they had to upgrade the brake system to stop you in time if you ever do get close to 200 miles per hour. The base price of this car is $49,605. If I had enough money, I think this would be the car I want. Even though I am a Chevy guy this car just appeals to me more. And if we were back in the 1960's to 1980's, Chevy's cars would spank Ford with a 2x4. Just saying.

If you want to see the highly tuned performance version of this car, made special and dedicated to Carroll Shelby visit this site.

Monday, 14 January 2013

2014 Corvette Stingray

The new 2014 Corvette Stingray. That name hasn't been used in 38 years, and the body is taken from the last Stingray model in 1976. This car is beyond amazing with the new technology and the mean new look that GM Motors gave it. The polygonal taillights and the old body style mixed with the newer style body really make this a masterpiece. Some of the features of this car are a new aluminum engine block, with a 6.2 liter V8 small block Chevy in it cranking out 450 hp and 450 lb-ft torque. It has either a six speed automatic transmission, or a seven speed manual transmission. It goes 0-60 in less than four seconds. These are incredible features, but the best one by far is pretty mind blowing. While cranking out that much power and speed, it still can deliver up to 30 miles per gallon on the highway. That's insane! If I had enough money, I would definitely be buying this car. You have everything that you would want in this car. The power, the speed, and still look awesome pulling up anywhere in it. Stingrays gets an aluminum frame that weighs 100 pounds less than the regular frame that's on the 2013 Corvette. The wheelbase is an inch longer and the front and rear tracks are nearly 1 inch wider. This makes the weight distributed evenly across the car. All this helps the Corvette Stingray pull 1.0 g on the track with smaller tires than the current car, and cuts down the turning radius by almost 2 feet. Another new feature of the new Stingray is that newly developed interior. The Corvette is popular because of the interiors by any means, critics and reviews from the past agree with this. But the interior of this Corvette was well thought out, because it accompanies those who use the car for luxury purposes and for those who use it for racing purposes. Something neat is that it has two kinds of seat belts; one for a regular cruise down the road and then another one that's made for racing. These are just some of the many other features that this car has. I am definitely looking forward to seeing these cars preform. The base amount for the Corvette Stingray is estimated to be $52,000.