Well it looks like Dodge will be reviving the 392 cubic inch Hemi engine for the new 2011 Dodge Challenger SRT8. This is a 5.4 liter engine that will be making 470 horsepower, 45 more horsepower compared to last year's 6.1 liter Hemi V8 in the Challenger SRT8. It's kind of weird to have a smaller engine that makes more horsepower. The new powertrain in the SRT8 Challenger should allow the muscle car to go mid 12s in the 1/4 mile. Dodge will make only 1,492 copies of the 2011 Challenger SRT8 392.
This is the rarest of rare custom cars, a Blastolene Special with a Continental AV1790 tank engine. So who owns this odd car? Jay Leno of course, the custom vehicle is making around 810 horsepower. While the custom ride is quite cool, I can't imagine how much Leno spends to fill the gas tank, the fuel economy on the Blastolene Special has to be horrible.
I present you with one of the most scariest cars from MSN's top 12 sacriest rides list. I came across the list yesterday when I visited MSN's home page. The exotic car you see before you is Japanese built Mitsuoka Orochi. Underneath the hood is a 233 horsepower 3.3 liter V6. While MSN's writers labeled the car as scary, I really don't think it's that bad, I kind of like the sleek design. I'm not saying I would buy it if I was a millionaire, but I'm sure some automotive enthusiast in the world will really like the 2011 Mitsuoka Orochi. But not I sad the fly!
Well it looks like Nicolas Cage is strapping on the seat belt and putting the pedal to the metal in another car movie. This isn't the sequel to Gone in 60 Seconds, but it still looks like it's going to be cool. It's actually a mix between Gone in 60 Seconds and Ghost Rider. Cage plays a vengeful father chasing after the men who killed his daughter. But there's a twist to it, he's left hell and the devil wants him back.
Drive Angry is suppose to be broadcast in all 3D, there will be all types of cool muscle cars, hot rods, and hot chicks in it. The two main stars I noticed was a classic Dodge Charger and a Chevrolet Chevelle. The most inspirational muscle cars in the past century. And I did notice what looks to be a 57 Chevy in the movie as well.
But it makes me wonder, will the movie be a bust like Ghost Rider. That movie was pretty bad, even if you just classify it as an action movie. I have my thumbs crossed on this one, as you probably know I'm a die hard muscle car fan. Any movie with muscle cars in it I have to go see in the theater.
One of the clear winners at the Kirkland Concours d'Elegance was this 1966 Ford GT-40 you see before you. Every year the show has a vibrant car collector scene, you'll see cars you've never seen before in your entire life. Well this eight annual show was taken by the Ford fans, as the "Screaming Fords" class wowed automotive enthusiasts everywhere. Several significant Ford powered cars were on display, included GT40s, GT350s and Cobras as well. The eight annual Kirkland Concours d'Elegance overall was just an astonishing show to attend.
Lately I've been thinking bad things about technology: first off it's polluted the world, diminished people's jobs, and has made us lazier and fatter. Well my outlook is starting to change on technology for the automotive world. At first I thought I would not like the new technology because it would make it harder to work on cars and probably take away that cool exhaust tone coming from our gas propelled engine.
Well now I'm kind of seeing the light with automotive technology. GM has just introduced the Volt to us that now gets great gas mileage and overall less pollutant to our atmosphere. Well along with that, GM has just made a new decision to add a new oil to the lineup that not only lasts longer, but extends our engine life. GM's grade of oil is called Dexos1, this will be a benefit to our environment since there will be an increasing mileage interval between recommended oil changes.
Porsche cars are mainly known for two things, performance and reliability, never fuel economy. Well that might all change as Porsche plans to release a hybrid car in every model lineup they currently have. This means a hybrid version of the Cayenne SUV and the Panamera. But the one particular car I have my eye on is the Porsche 918 Spyder, this is the first electrically powered sports car. You can see it in the picture up above, that beast is set to come out in three to four years. I just wonder how much horsepower it will have, one thing is for sure, the thing looks sweet as hell!
German tuner LSD has just come out with a sweet gullwing package for the BMW M3. Stock wise the M3 is a potent performer with intake, exhaust, plugs and wires. These are modifications the BMW M3 doesn't have to worry about, but if you want something that will really get your knocks off. The LSD gullwing kit does just that. It's an easy installation too, the guided roller systems integrates right into the stock hinges. There's no need for welding or painting, after assembly your new BMW M3 will be set to impress!
It seems as though the V6 engine wars have just got more competitive, Dodge is coming out with a 305 horsepower V6 to compete with Ford and Chevy's 300 horsepower V6 powerplant. The engine will be based on the 3.6 liter Pentastar V6. The Challenger gets the biggest boost, with a 305 horsepower V6. While the Charger power grows to a 292 horsepower V6. I still think the V6 Mustang still has the others beat!
Aftermarket customizer Drop Top Customs has just come out with there version of the 2011 Camaro and it's featuring something different than any company has ever constructed. Remember T-Tops on the LS1 Camaro? Well that's what Drop Top Customs has achieved! I have to say, T-Tops sure look good on the new 2011 Chevy Camaro. And believe or not, the modification really isn't that expensive, Drop Top Customs tagged it with a price of $6,500.