Chrysler 300m 0-60 Test
(This time was achieved by manually shifting)
The Chrysler 300M:
The Chrysler 300M was produced from 1999 to 2004 after Chrysler's revival of the 300 name. Chrysler's goal of the 300M was to compete with similar sporty sedan imports which was a market not yet probed by other American auto makers. This time the 300 would be FWD with a 255 hp V6 engine car in the LH platform. This engine would be the only one available for the 300M. It was shared with the Plymouth Prowler and a limited edition R/T variant of the second-generation Dodge Intrepid. Rated at 253 HP, and 255 lb-ft of torque, it was connected to the 42LE, a four-speed automatic transmission with Autostick, which allowed manual selection of gears. The 300M was much more of a luxury car as opposed the older Chrysler letter cars.
Limit Pushing - Chrysler 300m Top Speed Test (Almost hit a truck)
(Limited: 111 mph)
If you watch the end of the video, you get to see us almost hit a truck
while driving at about 100 mph.
The Chrysler 300M:
The Chrysler 300M was produced from 1999 to 2004 after Chrysler's revival
of the 300 name. Chrysler's goal of the 300M was to compete with similar
sporty sedan imports which was a market not yet probed by other American
auto makers. This time the 300 would be FWD with a 255 hp V6 engine car in
the LH platform. This engine would be the only one available for the 300M.
It was shared with the Plymouth Prowler and a limited edition R/T variant
of the second-generation Dodge Intrepid. Rated at 253 HP, and 255 lb-ft of
torque, it was connected to the 42LE, a four-speed automatic transmission
with Autostick, which allowed manual selection of gears. The 300M was much
more of a luxury car as opposed the older Chrysler letter cars.
Limit Pushing - 2003 BMW 330ci Top Speed Test
Before I say anything, I (as well as everyone else) am very aware of the
BMW 155 mph limiter. In the United States, The 2003 330ci was limited to
This was one of our more interesting videos that 1) was not edited well
since it was made when we were just starting out 2) lost a lot of its
popularity over time.
So here is the re-release, I hope everyone enjoys it!
The BMW 330ci:
The BMW E46 330 ci was the highest end 3 series you could buy (that wasnt a
M car). The 330 sported a 3.0 Litre inline 6 (235 Hp) . There are a select
few 330ci that have the smg transmission. The body styles of the 330 were
the coupe, convertible, and sedan. The optional performance package
stiffened up the suspension, lowered the car, added M rims, and whited out
signals and tail lights.
Das BMW 330ci:
Das BMW E46 330 Ci war das höchste Ende 3 Reihe, die Sie kaufen konnten
(das nicht a.m.-Auto war). Die 330 sported einen 3.0 Liter inline 6 (235
Pferdestärken) zusammengepaßt mit einem automatischen Senden mit 5
Geschwindigkeiten mit steptronic oder einem Handsenden mit 6
Geschwindigkeiten. Es gibt wenig 330ci ein auserwähltes, das das
smg-Getriebe haben. Die Körperarten der 330 waren das Kupee, das
Kabriolett und die Limousine. Das wahlweise freigestellte Leistungspaket
versteifte sich herauf die Aufhebung, senkte das Auto, addierte m-Kanten
und whited heraus Signale und Endstücklichter.
Limit Pushing - 2013 Audi A8 0-60 Test
Even though this is the supercharged V6 version, I've always wanted to see
an A8 in action, and I'm sure many of our viewers have too. Our favorite
thing about this car is that it dares to ask the question: "who doesn't
need a massage on the road?"
Limit Pushing - Turbo LS2 GTO Base Line Dyno Test
We're back! Sorry to keep you all waiting, but life has been a bit busy.
Our turbo LS2 GTO has been around for a
while now running on a simple street tune. We will get a more efficient
tune on the Dyno soon,
but until then, we wanted to see what kind of numbers it could put down.
Turns out it makes quite a bit over stock, but there will be more to come.
Our more expert audience will most likely notice the odd power curve. This
is a result of the timing being pulled to promote the longevity of the
engine before a Dyno
tune could be performed.
The Pontiac GTO:
The Pontiac GTO was built by Pontiac Division of General Motors in the
United States from 1964 to 1974, and by GM subsidiary Holden in Australia
from 2004 to 2006 as the Holden Monaro. It is considered to be one of the
most innovative classic muscle cars of the 1960s and 1970s. The GTO came at
a time when General Motors had banned the divisions from involvement in
auto racing. At the time, Pontiac's marketing was heavily based on
performance. This change in GM's policy forced Pontiac to turn its
attention to street performance.
The GTO was born from a redesign of the Tempest which was to be called the
"Super Tempest" with the larger 6.4 L Pontiac V8 engine from the full-sized
Pontiac Catalina and Bonneville in place of the standard 5.3 L Tempest V8.
The big-engine Tempest was badged the GTO for "Gran Turismo Omologato"
after the Ferrari 250 GTO. The GTO escaped the violation of GM policy by
becoming an option package for the Pontiac Tempest LeMans. The GTO package
had sold 10,000 units before the beginning of 1964 followed by total sales
of 32,450 GTOs. 75,342 were sold by 1965. This optional $ 296 package
included a 6.4 L V8 that produced 348 hp with a single Carter AFB
four-barrel carburetor and dual Exhaust, chromed valve covers and air cleaner, 7
blade clutch fan, a floor-shifted three-speed manual transmission with
Hurst shifter, stiffer springs, larger diameter front sway bar, wider
wheels with 7.50 x 14 redline tires, hood scoops, and GTO badges. The
original GTO's was clocked about 5.6 seconds for the 0--60 test and a
standing quarter mile time of 14.8 seconds.
As time went on, sales increased to almost 100,000 GTOs a year. Pontiac
pushed for the GTO to be called the "GTO Tiger" in advertising, but it
eventually became known in the youth market as the "Goat." The late 60's
saw the creation of the ram air engines and the birth of the Judge. Power
increased over the 60's from 348 hp to 375 hp in the best ram air
applications. The best equipped GTOs could get from 0 to 60 in 5.2 seconds
and perform a standing quarter mile in 11.5 seconds.
As the 70's rolled in, sales of the GTO plummeted. By 1973 GTO sales were
down to 4,806 cars and the energy crisis was beginning to emerge. In 1974
Pontiac moved the GTO option to the compact Pontiac Ventura, also known as
the Chevrolet Nova. This was done in an effort to become part of the
compact muscle market which already included the Plymouth Duster 360, Ford
Maverick Grabber and AMC Hornet X. The 1974 GTO was tested a with the
four-speed transmission and achieved a 0-60 time of 7.7 seconds and a
quarter mile at 15.72 seconds. Sales improved in 74 to over 7,000 cars, but
1974 would be the last model year for the original GTO.
In 1999, the Detroit Auto Show beheld a GTO concept car. The 1999 concept
was never produced but in 2004 Pontiac re-launched the GTO under the
Holden Monoro platform. The new GTO was equipped with the Corvette's 350 hp
LS1 engine in 2004 and the 400 hp LS2 engine for 2005 and 2006 with a
choice of a 6-speed manual transmission or a 4-speed automatic. The GTO was
sold in the UK as the Vauxhall Monaro and in the Middle East as a Chevrolet
Lumina SS. The new GTO was never as popular in the U.S. due to the styling
which was obviously not aimed towards GTO heritage or the car's performance
(even with GM's frantic decision to add sporty hood scoops), and GM's
failure to use a traditional American built car. The 2005 and 2006 models
were virtually the same mechanically. Both made good use of the 400 hp LS2
engine and could go from 0-60 in 4.6 seconds and could execute a standing
quarter mile in 13 seconds. The 2006 model drew the GTO to a close once
again with the end of GM's 3 year GTO revival plan.