2013 SRT Viper: Revealed…!

April 4, 2012

UPDATE..! Full photo-album of the new 2013 SRT Viper below as promised..!

Like most of you, I enjoy a good ‘ol fashioned pre-launch automobile tease-fest when it’s done properly. You know – ominous, shadowy images detailing a particularily curvy and possibly indistinguishable flank of metal or aluminium… presented to your computer screen… once every 2 weeks… for 2 months.

But nowadays, there are many other ways to spoil that party: enter video-game makers and their update packs. In this case, Forza 4.

What we see here (albeit in digital construction) is the 2013 SRT Viper and it’s pretty safe to say that the sexy curves of yore have returned (yay), the big, sharp, trailing-off wing has made a comeback (yay again) and the whole thing will be launching down your block with an 8.7L V10 hammering out close to 600 bhp slotted underneath that nostril-engaging nose (another yay).

Actual in-the-metal pics from the ‘official’ New York Auto Show launch will be updated on here asap..!

A proper tease...

An artist's rendering... Nice effort, but you're ruining my tease-party...!

UPDATE..! Full photo-album of the new 2013 SRT Viper below as promised..!

-Blake J.
AutoInjected.com

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Mustang Shelby 1000: Limited Edition 1,100HP ‘Stang For The Insane

March 28, 2012

If the recently launched 650 bhp Mustang Shelby GT500 has you crying out for even more power to twist through the live rear axle of Ford’s increasingly belligerent musclecar, then perhaps you’ll want to remove the lollipop from your mug and steer your sights towards this new creation from Shelby: The Shelby 1000.

Available in two states of tune – 950 bhp in ‘standard’ tune or 1,100 bhp in full-on ‘track’ tune – the Shelby 1000 marks the 50th anniversary of the first time Carroll Shelby slotted a big V8 into a small AC way back in ’62 and will have its official debut at the upcoming New York Auto Show.

Starting with the new GT500 as a base, Shelby completely strips the 5.4L V8 and adds a new crankshaft, camshaft, valve springs, new conrods and pistons, ports the cylinder heads, upgrades the exhaust and cooling systems and tops it all off by replacing the supercharger with a Kenne Bell 3.6L supercharger…

The openly faked/photoshopped 'lift-off' pic, compliments of Shelby themselves...

For the track-only 1,100 bhp full-on-nutter version, the tuning goes even further with American Racing headers, a Borla 3-inch exhaust and a Whipple 4.0L supercharger rounding out the madness.

Onto the handling upgrades; you get new anti-roll bars and firmer bushes along with new suspension uprights. Eibach adjustables, new control arms and a Watts link system also make the list. The brakes receive six-piston calipers up front and four-piston units out back while the aero mods include an aggressively vented and bulging hood (to contain all of that power, y’see…) along with a new front splitter, sideskirts and rear diffuser. The rear-end is also replaced with a 9-inch unit and is mated to an aluminium driveshaft.

Quite why you’d spend $149,995 (yes, you read that correctly) for even more power to be (arguably) wasted through the rear tires is beyond this writer’s grasp of motoring reason but hey, some people get absolutely enthralled by the prospect of owning such a thing, purely for schoolyard-levels of bragging rights, one could very easily (and rightly) assume. Only 100, in total, will be made.

And it’s also worth mentioning that the $149,995 does not include the base GT500 that you’ll have to give Shelby as a donor car in order to receive all of the above upgrades. If you’d prefer Shelby to do all of the work from scratch, then that’ll set you back a smidge over $200,000… and hopefully a pill to ingest that blanks-out the fact that you paid that much $ for a Mustang…

There are very few cars on the market nowadays that any motoring enthusiast might consider ‘kind of ridiculous’… add this to that list please.

(Promo-vid from the Road & Track folks…)

-Blake J.
AutoInjected.com


Teaser: The 2013 Dodge (SRT) Viper

January 31, 2012

New teaser-shot here of the 2013 Dodge (sorry, ‘SRT’) Viper set to debut at the upcoming NY Motor Show in April. The 8.7 litre (!) V10 is expected to churn out numbers in the 600 bhp arena and (thanks to safety-obsessed US legislation) will receive traction-control as standard to assist over-zealous throttle mashers from the dubious worlds of oversteer…

Nice to see the double-bubble roof retained that reminds of the GTS Coupe from the mid-’90s. Details are a bit thin at this point in time but expect the new Viper to be just as mad and lairy and loud as before – thank heavens for that.

-Blake J.
AutoInjected.com


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