Sunday, April 10, 2011

Muscle cars hit the road again

ALT: 1969 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1

Ford was not the only one with a track-centric Pony Car, which debuted in 1969. Chevrolet rolled out the Camaro ZL1 in the same year.

This car was more the result of ingenuity as a planned intention. In contrast to the boss, not the ZL1 someone was to do designed. Instead, it was the result of a creative Illinois Chevrolet dealers ordered, that 50 Camaros of the company's aluminum block 427 cubic inch racing engine ZL1 with the code name.

A few other retailers idea caught on and was 69 cars were rated then engine officially 430 PS, but more than 500 produce tested was built hp.

The $4,200 racing engine doubled the price of the Camaro, so that she are not terribly popular in regular customers, but drag racer car's ability to rocket down the Strip in just 11 seconds estimated.

ALT: 1963 Chevrolet Corvette Z06

In the early 1960s American automakers agreed not officially back racing with "Factory" team. But the company had customers who wanted to drive even their cars, and so wanted to win for this team.

Sports car racing team wanted the fastest Corvette, Ferrari and Carroll Sheby Cobras and Chevrolet commits, offers regular production option code Z06 Corvette challenge. Select this option to the ' Vette's order form gives the factory install a 360 hp 327 cubic-inch V8, M21 4-speed manual transmission, stiffer Springs, shocks and AMG, racing-grade drum brakes (the Corvette have nor have disc brakes), alloy wheels and a huge 36, 5-gallon gas tank for endurance racing.

At $5,975 Chevy 1963 found only 199 customers for the Z06.

New: 2011 Chevrolet Corvette Z06

In 2001, Chevrolet was ready to defend a more powerful version of the Corvette of the car call roll-out, which March had claimed performance against the Dodge Viper. The company achieved in their archives and dusted off the Z06 moniker. This meant the usual steps of the installation of a more powerful engine and stiffening the suspension, track performance, while the base model with softer springs and available automatic for the Boulevard cruiser to update.

Today, Chevrolet offers even the Corvette Z06, but its position as the apex of the Corvette performance since replaced the supercharged Corvette ZR1. So the 2011 Z06 Corvette is model with a 427-cubic-inch V8 (7.0-liter) loads 505 HP, one driving the car the most powerful naturally-aspirated engine top speed of 198 mph. the Z06 carves widespread use of lightweight carbon fibre and magnesium mass 3.175 a sum, the outrageous in today's crop of Porky is lbs performance models. If that's not enough, one brings in available performance package wheels, tires, shocks and brakes the ZR1 for maximum handling and braking.

ALT: 1968 Dodge Charger R/T

Dodge debuted the fastback designed medium-sized charger 1966 with a design originally intended for Chrysler turbine car, which has reached not production. But an updated design in 1968 tripled charger sales, and together with the new sheetmetal, a new high performance option, the R/T came for road/track stand.

The R/T base engine was the 375 hp 440 Magnum but the optional 425 bhp 426 Hemi with two four barrel carburetor was the legendary pinnacle of the line, with a top speed of 156 mph, a test of the car magazine car and driver.

With modest changes in the following year the charger 1969 later fame won in garish citric acid as the street of running racecar "General Lee" in the popular weekly 1980s TV series "The Dukes of Hazard."

New: 2011 Dodge Charger R/T

Widespread dismay of enthusiasts return of the Dodge Charger to the company's lineup, was it not as a swoopy Coupe, but as Pug-faced 4-door sedan. Dodge soothes ruffled feathers with a model of R/T the charger fidelity to the original performance, if not look to confirm.

For 2011, the charger R/T powered a 370-hp 5, 7-litre Hemi V8 which in a nod to modern realities, in which a fuel-saving cylinder mode changes, when all these horses are not required. Another modern reality is customers lack of interest in manual transmissions, in a departure from the original so shocking as the new car block there are styling, so no manual transmission available.

But there are all-wheel drive, give their first realistic chance to have a normally rear-wheel drive American muscle car as the year of Snow plagued driver. And for those, the current R/T feel lack of power compared to the original, there is always the 425-hp 6.1-liter SRT-8 version.

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