Minggu, 07 September 2014

American Muscle Car Show 2014!

AmericanMuscle held their annual car show on August 16th, 2014 in Mohnton, Pa at Maple Grove Raceway. This was the first year the show was held at Maple Grove and allowed a far greater number of Mustangs and spectators to enjoy the show. Brett “Big Schwag” Wagner, host of the show “Pass Time” was one of the hosts of the show, MCing different events. 2,600 Mustangs converged at Maple Grove to make it one of the largest Mustang Events in the country, with 10,000+ spectators at the event. $35,503.02 was raised for the Special Olympics, with $4,300 of that donation coming from the Red Mustang Registry. Vaughn Gittin Jr. was at the show signing autographs and meeting fans. A highlight of the show was Vaughn revealing his 2015 Mustang RTRto the public for the first time at the show. TheRTR reveal was one of the most talked about events at the show. The 2015 Mustang RTR will be at the SEMA show in November and for sale at select dealers in January. 2015 RTR Mustang Parts will be available in January as wellthrough AmericanMuscle.

Hot Rod legend Chip Foose was as the AmericanMuscle Car Show signing autographs and meeting fans. He signed autographs all day and even after the show ended. To make it an even more memorable moment, Chip Foose gave away Project MMD to Zachary Villareal
of Alice, Texas. Project MMD was last year’s SEMA vehicle that was worth $70,000 with all of the upgrades done to the 2014 Mustang GT. There was a Roush Burnout contest, a BBK revving competition and a Bama Performance Dyno Contest that ran throughout the day. The Roush Burnout Contest produced a lot of white smoke and shredded rubber, with a push rod
5.0L swapped New Edge Drift Car winning the contest. The BBK revving contest brought challengers from Fox Bodies to 2014 S197’s. The dominating sound of the 4 valve coyote engine with a full exhaust system took first place. The Bama Performance Dyno contest saw some modded Mustangs Putting down power from the low 600 HP range to the winner, a 2014 Turbo GT, putting down 926 RWHP. Revelation Studios gave out free AmericanMuscle Tattoos all day long at the show. The Tattoos incorporated the AmericanMuscle Brand with car parts to truly embody the Mustang experience. After the awards ceremony and all of the $20,000+ in prizes were handed out, Mustang owners were able to drag race at the show for a heavily discounted price. By far this was the biggest and best AmericanMuscle show to date; from the Sponsors and vendors, to the Mustangs, spectators, and special guests, it was truly a memorable show.

Jumat, 13 Juni 2014

New Car: 2015 Nissan NP300 Navara

Nissan has pulled the veil off the pickup it teased on its Instagram page last week. The pickup is the redesigned global 12th-generation Nissan NP300 Navara, which has been sold as the Nissan Frontier in the U.S. since 1998, and could hint at the next-generation Frontier pickup.

With the redesign, the new Nissan NP300 Navara appears to be an evolution of the current Nissan Frontier. Up front, the NP300 Navara features the automaker’s “V-motion” grille design that flows through the hood, which is flanked by bold front fenders. The headlights feature “boomerang-shaped” LED daytime running lights, a styling element we've seen on some U.S.-market Nissans. The current Frontier’s slab sides have been replaced by swooping body lines and a shallower greenhouse. The B-pillar is also blacked out. Nissan says the new NP300 Navara has more ground clearance, a lower roof height, and larger loading area.
Underneath the new body, the NP300 Navara features “a more rigid and durable frame” and is said to be lighter overall. Like the upcoming 2015 Chevrolet Colorado and GMC Canyon, the NP300 Navara will be available in king (extra) and double (crew) cab models, as well as rear-drive and four-wheel-drive variants. The four-wheel drive system can be engaged while the vehicle is in motion. Four-wheel-drive models also feature Vehicle Dynamic Control (VDC), Active Brake Limited Slip (ABLS), Hill Start Assist (HAS), and Hill Descent Control (HDC). The NP300 Navara will be available in narrow- and wide-body configurations, according to Nissan.
Influenced by the automaker’s SUVs, the NP300 Navara features a higher-quality, more stylish, and more ergonomic interior compared to the current Navara. Material quality, aluminum-like trim, and double stitching lend to the pickup's premium feel. The instrument cluster now features a TFT information screen that can display navigation, audio, fuel economy info, and more.
The NP300 Navara is offered with a choice of a 2.5-liter I-4 gas engine or a 2.5-liter turbodiesel I-4. While power ratings for the gas engine weren’t revealed, the turbodiesel engine is rated at 188 hp and 332 lb-ft of torque peak output, with 297 lb-ft available at 2000 rpm. While those powertrains will do well in most global markets, we expect the next Nissan Frontier to also offer a V-6 engine and possibly the Nissan Frontier Diesel Runner concept’s 2.8-liter Cummins turbodiesel I-4 to compete against the Colorado and Canyon twins’ available 3.6-liter V-6 and 2.8-liter Duramax turbodiesel engines.  
A six-speed manual or seven-speed manual transmission, which should aid acceleration, will back the engines. Fuel economy is said to improve around 11 percent with the revised powertrains. Nissan says the new NP300 Navara has a smaller turning radius than before.
Thanks to: Motor Trend

Spied: 2016 Bentley SUV

The first Bentley SUV prototype has been spotted testing. While the prototype is covered in tight-fitting matte black camouflage, the front end, profile, and taillights are clearly visible. Unlike the poorly-received Bentley EX9 F concept, with its single large headlight and foglight, the prototype features a Continental GT-like front end with a large inboard headlight and smaller outboard light.

The front end also features an upright grille with single vertical bar and chrome mesh inserts. That theme carries over to the wide lower air intake and rounded side air intakes below the headlights. From the side, the Bentley SUV prototype has a similar profile to the Porsche Cayenne SUV with its sloping rear window and roof spoiler. Not surprising considering the new Bentley SUV will be based on the same architecture that will underpin the next Porsche Cayenne/Volkswagen Touareg/Audi Q7 SUVs. Out back, the Bentley SUV prototype features large rounded LED taillights and oval exhaust tips.

From these spy shots, the Bentley SUV prototype's interior appears to have similar styling and craftsmanship to the automaker’s other models. The instrument cluster features digital gauges with a center-mounted information screen. The center stack and head-up display (HUD) system can also be seen. 
The Bentley SUV is expected to be available with a version of the automaker’s 6.0-liter twin-turbo W-12 engine as well as the more efficient 4.0-liter twin-turbo V-8. Expect the Bentley SUV to be ready for the 2016 model year.
Thanks to: Motor Trend

Sabtu, 31 Mei 2014

Raxiom LED Lighting Giveaway!

Extreme Terrain is very excited to be offering Raxiom’s full line of LED lighting solutions for Jeep Wranglers. To get the word out about the new line of products we are giving away some of the most popular lights! The winner of this give-away will receive a Raxiom 50” Double Row LED Light Bar, as well as a pair of Raxiom 3” Square LED Lights. These high quality lights come with a Lifetime Warranty and make a great addition to any Jeep Wrangler.
What’s the Retail Value? $900 in Wrangler parts!
What do I Win? 50 inch light bar, 2 x 3 inch square LED Lights, 50 inch light bar mount and wiring harness
Who can Win? Contest is open to anyone within the continental United States
When does the Contest End? 6/27/2014

Sabtu, 10 Mei 2014

Spied: 2016 Rolls-Royce Wraith Drophead Coupe

Rolls-Royce is preparing a new Wraith Drophead Coupe to become the second cabriolet in its range. A soft-top version of the Wraith coupe, the Wraith Drophead is a logical extension of the Rolls-Royce family, but isn’t expected to appear until late 2015, with a likely debut at the Dubai Motor Show in November 2015.

The Wraith Drophead’s styling closely follows the template set by the larger Phantom Drophead Coupe, which costs £305,000. The Wraith coupe’s rakish fastback hardtop makes way for an upright canvas roof, while the Phantom Drophead’s teak panelling on the rear deck could be reprised for the smaller Wraith.

It appears that the Wraith Drophead Coupe borrows the kinked, LED running light-equipped headlight clusters seen on the recently facelifted Ghost saloon. These more modern light units could be incorporated into the Wraith coupe as part of a facelift later in the model’s life-cycle.

Under the bonnet, the Wraith Drophead Coupe is likely to borrow the mighty powertrain from its fixed-head sister. The Wraith coupe is Rolls-Royce’s most potent model, thanks to a 6.6-litre, twin-turbo V12 engine that develops 624bhp.

Powering the rear wheels via an eight-speed automatic gearbox which can anticipate the need for gearchanges thanks by communicating with the car’s sat-nav, the Wraith coupe can hit 62mph in just 4.6sec, despite weighing in more than 2300kg.

The open Wraith Drophead coupe could potentially push that figure the wrong side of 2500kg, but with 800Nm on tap, it’s still likely to still be unfeasibly fast.

With no Mulsanne convertible in the Bentley range and the demise of Maybach, the Wraith Drophead Coupe will be something of a class of one when it arrives in 2015. The price is sure to outstrip its coupe stablemate at over £250,000.

Meanwhile, Rolls-Royce is also working on designs for a super-SUV to challenge the Bentley Falcon, and the eventual replacement for the Phantom flagship, according to its CEO Torsten Müller-Ötvös. For more details click here.

Thanks to: Auto Express

Recall Up Date: 2010-2014 Chrysler Town & Country & 2010-2013 Dodge Grand Caravan

The Problem: Third-row window switches in certain 2010-2014 Chrysler minivans can overheat from short-circuits caused by beverage spills or other exposure to moisture.  

The Fix: Chrysler will contact owners and schedule a service appointment, where the switch can be inspected and replaced free of charge. In the meantime, owners can visit dealers after May 14 to have their window switches disconnected, which will eliminate the overheating risk. Owners can call Chrysler at 1-800-853-1403 for more info.  

Number of Vehicles Potentially Affected: The recall covers around 780,000 model-year 2010-2014 Chrysler Town & Country and Dodge Grand Caravan minivans built between August 25, 2010 and October 31, 2013, and equipped with third-row power windows. Of those vehicles, 644,850 are in the U.S. Based on warranty data, Chrysler has determined that only 36 vehicles -- or less than 0.0005 percent of affected models -- have experienced the issue.

Thanks to: Motor Trend

Recall Up Date: 2013-2014 Fiat 500e

The Problem: A power inverter module (PIM) in 2013-2014 Fiat 500e electric hatchbacks could seep coolant, causing a loss of power while driving. Over time, the PIM can leak coolant onto electrical components and cause a short-circuit and subsequent loss of power.

The Fix: Owners will be contacted to schedule a service appointment. When the car is brought in, the PIM will be replaced free of charge. Owners can call Fiat's customer service line at 1-888-242-6342 for more information.  

Number of Vehicles Potentially Affected: 4141 model-year 2013-2014 Fiat 500e models built between September 24, 2012 and April 4, 2014 are covered in the recall.

Thanks to: Motor Trend

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