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)


Background of the Week

Posted: December 2, 2011 by jbwebsitebuilder in Free Background of the Week

American SUPERcars!

Posted: November 27, 2011 by Adir Hassid in Car Reviews, Special Review

Every country has its own supercar. Italy has the Ferrari FXX, Germany has the Gumpert Apollo , Britain has The Mclaren F1, Sweden has the Konigsegg CCX-R, and yes even the Russians(though not really) have a super car, the TVR line. But wait! What about America? The land of the free and the home of the brave. Well America Has 3 supercars to choose from. Some say that the Mustang, Camaro, and Challenger are the mere offspring’s of these vehicular behemoths.These cars are the Ford GT, The Chevrolet Corvette ZR1, and The Dodge Viper ACR. But a problem arises when you try to compare these cars. The only car that that is still in production (for now) is the Corvette ZR1. The reason why it is hard to compare these cars is because in these modern time’s, three or four years in the automotive/technological industry can mean alot. Back in the day the fastest muscle car had no more that 300 horsepower, now in modern times an entry level V6 Mustang has 302 horsepower. So now back to our discussion about the Corvette, Viper, And Gt (abbreviation C.V.G.). The latest model of the Ford GT is from 2006, and the latest model of the Viper is from 2010 and the Vette is the the only make with a 2012 production model. So by now you see how the Corvette is at an advantage and the Viper(not as much) and GT are at a disadvantage.

Well lets first start of with the Ford GT. “The worlds fastest pickup truck”. This GT is a remake of the famous GT40 from the late 60’s. The Gt40 was world renown for being the only car ever to win the le-mans more than once (a total of four times). The modern Ford Gt derived its engine from a 2001 Ford SVT F-150, a lightning pickup truck (hence the title “the world’s fastest truck”). All they did was rework the engine so it would rev higher and produce more power. When they mounted the engine into the Ford GT, Ford did something revolutionary they didn’t mount the engine in the front, nor did they mount the engine in the back, but they mounted it in the middle. This made the weight (only 3400 pounds) distribution almost perfect. The 5.4 liter supercharged V-8 engine that was revised produces 550 horsepower at 6,500 RPM and 500 Lb-Ft of torque at a very low (which is good) 3,750 RPM. At the end it boils down to hp (horsepower) per Pound which is a 6.3 for the ford. As for its suspension it has the usual supercar independent suspension in all four corners supported by anti-roll bars and adjacent dampers in the rear. As for stopping power the Ford is equipped with 14 inch vented disks in the front, and 13.2 inch rotors in the rear.

Now let me share a story with you. A father once showed a son a burnout on his brand new car. The son said “wow, daddy that was amazing” the father said “why, thank you son” the son then begged, ” but daddy, daddy, please teach me how to do that. Is it hard?” The father replied “Son this is a Corvette, you tap the pedal.” The Corvette ZR1 is powered by a 6.2 liter LS9 supercharged V-8. Unlike the Ford this engine is mounted up front. As you may know, since the Vette has the advantage of modernity, it has the highest output. A mind-blowing 638 horsepower is being produced at 6,500 RPM and this car has enough torque to spin the world in the other direction. It produces 606 lb-ft of torque at 3,800 RPM. All this power is being sent to the rear wheels via a 6 speed transmission. The ZR1 weighs in at a feathery 3366 pounds. The carbon-ceramic brakes equiped on this car will rip your face off as it grinds to a halt from 60 MPH in 97 feet.

The Dodge viper is the most menacing of the three. It has the biggest displacement of the three. The 2010 Dodge Viper ACR has one of the biggest engines that America has ever produced. It houses a 8.4 litre V-10. Yes I said V-10!!!  This power-plant produces a mad 600 horsepower at  6100 RPM and an intense 560 Lb-Ft of torque at 5000 RPM . That is enough power to launch this feathery 3,408 pound all aluminum track tuned chassis from 0-60 in under four seconds and it blazes through the quarter mile in about 11 seconds. All this power is sent to a 6 speed short throw transmission, and then off it goes to the rear wheels. The stopping power for this ACR comes from both front and rear, 14 inch vented brake disc’s and calipers made by Brembo. The 2010 Viper ACR also hold the world record for having the fastest lap time around the Nurburg’ring. A blazing fast 7 minutes and 11 seconds flat. That is faster than any European sports car out there (until 2011).

You car buffs may have realized that when the Corvette and the Viper were brought up in this article their base models were not mentioned. That’s because this article is about the best of the best, these are the cars that represent America. These vehicles have to fight & defend against cars that are 5 times their prices. These are the cars that will make Enzo Ferrari, Herechio Pagani, and Feruccio Lamborghini quvier in their sleep, thinking some Americans are better and faster than them. Even without all that passion bull-shit European car makers claim to have.

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

Background of the Week

Posted: November 23, 2011 by jbwebsitebuilder in Free Background of the Week

Breaking News: The new updated 2013 Shelby GT500 has been announced. Ford fan’s have been in fear that the Camaro ZL1 will kick the the Gt500 off the podium, because of the ZL1’s 6.2 Liter supercharged V-8 producing 580 horse power and 556 Lb-Ft of torque. BUT FEAR NO LONGER!!!! The new Gt500 will be prooduce  a mind boggling 650 horsepower and a ludicrous 600 Lb-Ft of torque! Further mechanical revisions for the Gt500 are: a larger displacement (5.8 L instead of 5.4 L), a new Eaton series supercharger, a larger cooling fan, a higher-flowing inter-cooler pump, and a larger inter-cooler heat exchange. All these updates are what raised horsepower and torque by a 100 units on both sides. Now as for prosthetic updates there’s not much but there still defiantly a noticeable difference. The complete rear fascia has been updated. The taillights have been completely redesigned and they now compose of circular led’s. As for the front fascia, a new thick chin splitter, a new revised bottom grill, and the headlights are now HID’s with LED accents. Oh… and oh yea did i forget to mention that this Cobra goes 200+ MPH !!!

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

(Update for Alejandro) PS: As for the Gt and the V-6. The changes are not as dramatic as in the Gt500, but needles to say a whole bunch of bells and whistles have been added. Lets start with the V-6, like every other 2013 mustang model the V-6 (as well as the Gt) will be equipped with the new updated rear fascia that includes the nice new sleek led taillights. The V-6 will also sport a new more updated and modern grille followed by the hood. As for the V-6’s performance, the power-train has not changed. But what has changed is that the automatic transmissions now have a gear select mode. This has been long awaited in the sporty pony. As for the manual transmission the car now features an advanced program that will assist in hill start.The 2012’s V-6 performance package  is now available on both transmissions. Lets talk V-8. The V-8 is the more sensible decision of the trio (V-6,V-8,SC V-8). The Gt’s same 5.0 litre V-8 now produces 420 horsepower. This comes from a better tuned engine.(Fords racing team said that as they where developing the BOSS 302, they translated some of the specs to the V-8). The GT also has the same bells and whistles as the V-6 but they are slightly different so that you can tell the difference between the GT ans V-6. Also, similar to the V-6’s performance package, the 2012 Gt’s Brembo brake package will also be available on both transmissions.

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)

Background of the Week

Posted: November 13, 2011 by jbwebsitebuilder in Free Background of the Week