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How fast can you really go?

Posted: February 16, 2012 by Adir Hassid in Car Inisghts, Special Review

A Bugatti Veyron 16.4 SuperSport can take you up to 267 mph, and an Ariel Atom V8 can launch you to 60 mph in the sub 2.5 second range. But to answer the question “how fast can you really go?” all of the latter information is non-applicable. The speed limit is 60 mph on the freeway and you can probably get away with going 80 mph, and accelerating to highway speed in less than the time it takes for a Prius to get moving, would just be considered reckless driving by local law enforcement. So how fast can you really go? What is the most practical car that you can drive, that might not be the fastest , but looks and and drives comfortably. If you take the word’s practicality, good looks, and comfort, you with get two letters in return: GT.  Gran turismo (italian) which translates to Grand Touring. A grand tourour is a car that you can take on a long cross-country road trip and be in complete comfort throughout the road trip. But don’t forget, aside from the touring part a GT is a sport’s car that will have you grinning every time you throw the car into a corner and will throw you into the back seat every time you step on the pedal. Some cars that deserve the name  Gran turismo are cars like the the 392 Challenger, the the Maserati MC Stradale GT, and the Bentley Continental GT. All of these cars are well endowed with at least 450+ units of horsepower and torque. And the best part is that everyone that drives a Civic can drive these cars with ease and comfort. So to answer the question “of how fast can you really go?” the answer is really infinite, you just need the tools to get you there. But if you want a car that is comfortable, practical, and will let the you un-tap every drivable horsepower, than a GT is the right car for you.

– Written by: Adir Hassid (MuscleCarLegacy Senior-Writer)
– Edited by: Jordan Banafsheha (MuscleCarLegacy Senior-Web-Designer)


When you add the term SuperBee to the already elite line of vehicles (the Charger and Challenger) you would expect something epic. But is that really the case here? When you add the SuperBee package to an SRT8 Charger and Challenger you actually get rid of things, opposed to adding performance parts. In exchange for nicely trimmed leather seats, you will get cloth seats with a yellow stitching. Dodge also got rid of heated/cooled seats, and don’t forget the cup holders! those where also removed. For some reason Dodge deemed it necessary to remove the cooled cup holders in exchange of a weight reduction of about 5 pounds, Also an 18 speaker sound system is removed for the same reason of weight reduction. The navigation system will be removed in exchange for a 4 inch screen, for your media center. But Wait! What will be the reason for all these luxuries being removed, if you do not get anything in return? But you do get something in return, you will get a yellow paint job and a really, really cool, flat black paint stripe across the trunk lid. So yea that is it. The power train is the same, the interior is downgraded (all to save about 200 pounds which is irrelevant in such a heavy and powerful car), and the sticker price is a bit higher. So if you want to drive just as fast, but be boring, then get a normal SRT8 Charger. But if you want to seem like you are going fast, and look good while you are pretending to be going fast, then the SuperBee is the muscle car for you.

– Written by: Adir Hassid (MuscleCarLegacy Senior-Writer)
– Edited by: Jordan Banafsheha (MuscleCarLegacy Senior-Web-Designer)

The 2012 BMW M5

Posted: December 6, 2011 by Adir Hassid in Car Inisghts, Car Reviews, Updates in the Car World

The BMW M5 has been the pinnacle of  BMW’s M  series of cars for quite some time now. It is powered by BMW’s Bavarian V-10 engine that produced about 500 HP and around 390 Lb-Ft of torque. The Previous generations of M5’s were the best of both worlds. You would get the comfort of a luxurious sedan, but the moment you step on it to make that yellow light, you will notice that you are going well above the speed limit without even trying. So why the update one may ask? Well, why not make the good better, BMW answered.  B.M.W. has released the new and updated 2012 M5, like its previous generation, the M5 is based on the 535 series. But the body is the only relevance between the the five series and the M5. Everything else is completely changed. As for the power-train the BMW has released a spanking new 4.4 liter twin-turbo V-8. As for its output this new V-8 produces 560 hp, raised 60 horses from the previous generation,and the torque has been brought up from a mere 390 Lb-Ft to a massive 500 Lb-Ft of torque. BMW claims that this torque will be available throughout the whole power-band of the engine. The previous generation of M5’s were always mocked for there plethora of settings for ride control and traction management. Suspension management now has 3 modes S1 (normal) S2 (Sport) and S3 (sport+), the higher the number, the stiffer the suspension. Traction manegement is either normal, M Dynamic Mode, or  off. So all in all if you want a luxurious sedan that seats four and hauls ass then this is the car for you.

– Written by: Adir Hassid (MuscleCarLegacy Senior-Writer)
– Edited by: Jordan Banafsheha (MuscleCarLegacy Senior-Web-Designer)

A New 1965 Mustang for sale?

Posted: November 15, 2011 by jbwebsitebuilder in Car Inisghts, Special Review, Updates in the Car World

Do you want a brand new 1965 Mustang? Well before last month it would be really hard to find a good condition mustang from the 60’s for an affordable price. But everything has changed since Ford’s new announcement. Ford Motors will soon sell brand-new 1965 Ford Mustangs body’s for just $15,000 each. But there is one catch. You must assemble the car yourself.

Ford will be coming out with new stampings of the steel bodies for first-generation Mustang. Buyers can then assemble the mustang using whatever engine, axles, interior and other parts they can find on their own.

This is the ultimate customization experience for muscle car lovers. You get the body of the classic mustang that we all love and you get to put in your own finishing touches that you have always dreamed of adding.

Ford says the new shell body built has been improved only slightly with modern welding techniques and rustproofing. They also state the body out of the crate is ready for paint and assembly.

This is the ultimate muscle car experience for someone who is dedicated to working hard for what he wants and is ready for a adventure to find the exact parts he wants!

– Written by: Jordan Banafsheha (MuscleCarLegacy Senior-Web-Designer)

A new addition to the 2 second club!

Posted: November 10, 2011 by Adir Hassid in Car Inisghts, Updates in the Car World

When you hear that a car can go from  standstill to 60 miles per hour in only 2.7 seconds, you may think about cars like the 1.5 million dollar Bugatti Veyron 16.4 and the $ 400,000+ Porsche 911 Turbo S. Well, what if I told you that you can join this club for only $89,999 (mere pocket change in comparison to its competitors). Well, the vehicle that  joins this club is not some sort of a new affordable Ferrari or Lamborghini but rather, it is a Nissan. Yes you heard me right I said a Nissan. But this is no average Nissan, it is dubbed “Godzilla” for apparent reasons. It is the 2013 Nissan Gt-R.The 2012’s Gt-r successor. The update between the 2012 and 2013 Nissan Gt-R, is minute, but it is that minute update that helps it break the 3 second barrier. The 2013 Gt-R houses the same 3.8-liter twin-turbocharged 24-valve V6, but instead of producing the “usual” 530 horsepower and 448 Lb-Ft of Torque it bumps up the power by 15 on each end. It now produces 545 horsepower and 463 Lb-Ft of torque. The 2013 revision also incorporates more efficient cooling ducts for the front brakes, slip-resistant seats, slightly re-tuned engine, and a Track-Pack option that shaves over 200 pound in weight. As for exterior updates, the only difference is that the under-body aerodynamics have been improved slightly, and new wheels. Rumor has it that the Gt-r will lap the Nurburg’ring faster than 7 minutes and 20 seconds. That’s faster than the Ferrari Enzo and Pagani Zonda F.

– Written by: Adir Hassid (MuscleCarLegacy Senior-Writer)
– Edited by: Jordan Banafsheha (MuscleCarLegacy Senior-Web-Designer)