HENNESSEY CORVETTE C7 STINGRAY

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The new Corvette C7 Stingray is already a powerful machine, it matches toe to toe with the C6 Z06, and has been enhanced to handle like a sports car not a muscle car. But as Hennessy have gotten their hands on it and they have other ideas in mind for this machine. They have four options for power with so many parts to change and each one is more ridiculous then the other, I can’t imagine how this much power would handle on the road, but I would love to see it.

Power Packages:

  • 600 BHP Supercharged
  • 700 BHP Supercharged
  • 800 BHP Twin Turbo
  • 1000 BHP Twin Turbo

Link: Hennessy

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GULFRUN – Fun On The Track

Watching this video makes me want to go outside and race someone, seriously it gets my blood pumping and is a hell of a lot of fun. I can’t wait until GulfRun in Jan, nothing left, it’s around the corner. As usual the car show is in 360 Mall which is going to be a lot of fun.

Le Monstre by D3 – Cadillac CTS-V’s Distant Scary Cousin

The thing that I love about Chevy/Cadillac’s high powered vehicles is that they make machines that make you laugh, that is the thing about American cars, you laugh like a kid when you are behind the wheel. The Cadillac CTS-V is one beast and they just took it to another level, tuning it to 1000 bhp and adding components to turn it into a racing machine and I for one would to try this machine out. And the Matte Black does look pretty damn good on it, I’m assuming it took a lot of parts to change it into this beast.

The Only Points That Need To Be Known:

  • 1001HP
  • 1000TQ
  • 5:1 power to weight ratio
  • 427 CID w/3.6L Supercharger System
  • Toyo Proxes T1R tires (front: 275/30ZR20; rear: 345/25ZR20)
  • 1+G On The Skid Pad

Link: D3Cadillac

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GulfRun 7 – Engines Revving To Go

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Things have come full swing and GulfRun is around the corner, today is the car wash event that I do enjoy so much. A ton of different kinds of machines coming around this time of year and some of them are really modified and ready for the track, everyone is taking this seriously and each year the caliber of cars and drivers just keeps going up. The car show is always entertaining at 360 Mall especially so many machines are on display especially the ones that are supposed to be indoors.

Kuwait:
Thursday, Jan 12th: Al-Falah Carwash

  • 6:00pm – 10:00pm |Stickers placement

Friday, Jan 13th: 360 Mall

  • 10:00am – 10:00pm | Car Show

Saturday, Jan 14th: 360 Mall

  • 10:00am – 10:00pm | Car Show

There have been a few changes to the track, and I’m really looking forward to checking out Outer Circuit, I have never done that before. As for the Karting, Bahrain International Circuit have the best Go Karting circuit in the world which is going to be very cool to try it out.

Bahrain:
Thursday, Jan 26th: Bahrain International Circuit

  • 8.30am – 7:00pm | GulfRun7 Day 1 (Outer Circuit / Inner Circuit / Karting)

Friday, Jan 27th: Bahrain International Circuit

  • 8.30am – 7:00pm | GulfRun7 Day 2 (GP Circuit / Autocross Competition / Quartermile Drag)

Chevrolet Camaro ZL1

I have been a fan of the new Camaro for sometime, I think Chevy built a quality car and its probably fun to drive. Now they just went overboard and created the ZL1, 580 horsepower slapped into the hood of a Camaro. The thing that Chevrolet learned is that isn’t just how big the engine is but how well it handles and they really tweaked it to handle on the track and this was there goal. A race ready vehicle which is somewhat affordable right off the bat but its numbers a bit on the ridiculous side. With the 6.2-liter, supercharged and intercooled LSA V8 that’s good for 556 lb-ft of torque and 580 horsepower, which rockets the car to 62 mph in 3.9 seconds as well as getting 1 g on the skid plate.

All of this for $54’500 with just a few options such as lightweight wheels, carbon fiber hood, and a few interior suede pieces, everything else is the same. Now that they created this, Ford came out with their beast but with only 40 bhp difference the real test will be on the track, and my money is on the Camaro. I would love to drive a manual version of this car, I would probably burn through the tires within a day.


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ZR1 Commercial

A GM Commercial about Americans still making rockets shows the ZR1 strutting it’s stuff on the road. The 683 bhp beast from Chevrolet which can beat almost ever high end car out there without much effort, its more like a German engineered vehicle then an American built sports car, I liked the commercial, but more action scenes next time please.

Rossi SixtySix

A retro look to a modern corvette, and a treat for any fan of the Corvette Stingray from 60s. Rossi seems to be a doing a full conversion of C6 into a modern 60s Stingray. The whole drive train remains the same with the body work. The split window look with the C6 included would cost $130’000 in total, and they would be able to do it for the Z06 & ZR1 for the price difference between them and the C6.

Link: Autoblog


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Chevrolet Camaro in Dubai

There has been a lot of PR going around about the Chevrolet Camaro and now they have taken it a notch up by launching it in Dubai as if its a big thing. I think Dubai has done a great job of presenting it’s self as a desirable location and a good press launch location for the car.

Now what I find interesting in the location are those open roads, where are they and how can I get there. I always like an open stretch of road. I wouldn’t mind trying the V8 SS manual for some fun but I wouldn’t really own the car. My hat goes off to them for some very nice shots of the Camaro.

Link: Autoblog

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The New GM or should is it Government Motors

Filling for Chapter 11 is what they were looking for, the government won’t let them falter because they have too much invested and a good portion amount of the population is part of their workforce or tied to that industry.

Chapter 11 in this situation means they can ditch their bad debts and keep their good assets.

Hello:

  • Chevrolet
  • Cadillac
  • Buick
  • GMC

Bye bye:

  • Hummer
  • Saab
  • Saturn
  • Pontiac

Ownership of the company, split very nicely. The Government won’t interefere but they will check up on their progress, I wonder how they plan on doing that.

The government is basically giving GM about $50 Billion but because of the bankruptcy they will agree to dropping that figure to $6.7 Billion

The Labor people or UAW, instead of $20 Billion pay out which GM owed them they took a 17.5% stake of the new company. I have a feeling its not going to be worth the same amount.

Dealers are out, only 3,605 by 2010

When GM is in chapter 11 they can pretty much restructure what ever they want without any litigation risks. Even the UAW is accepting less pay, job cuts, and plant shutdowns for the sake of keeping what jobs they do have.

Lets think about this way, a GM worker makes twice the amount Toyota Worker does in the US while only being 25% as productive as the Toyota worker. Seems GM is gonna be trimming some fat and cutting back on the feed.

Will GM survive, I think they will, but it shall grow to be a different creature.

Link: Autoblog

Corvette Z03 – Ugur Sahin partners with Mallett for 999 bhp Twin Turbo Corvette

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Its rare to see a design company that creates concept vehicles suddenly make it into a production vehicle. This is what happened with Ugur Sahin Design, they joined up with Mallet Cars to make for a very mean looking machine.

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The body has been redesigned with functionality in mind, creating more downforce and more space for engine modifications. The modified body is available for $69,000, but there are also other vehicle modifications which include suspension, interior, engine, and brakes. You can have the Z03 with 700 bhp which will cost you $32,000 or the 999 bhp model for $35,795. All of this and you have yet to include the price of a Z06, I don’t know what the performance of this car will be like but all I know is that it looks mean and it has the bite to go with the bark.

Link: Autoblog

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