Porsche 911 GT3--Chicago Cars Direct HD
2007 Porsche 911 GT3 (997) test drive and walk around from Chicago Cars
The GT3 is the road-going basis of the world's most popular race car (more
than 1000 have been built since 1998). That makes it the pinnacle of the
Porsche production-car pyramid as well as the homologation special that
justifies the existence of the GT3 racing car. The secret to its split
personality is Porsche Active Suspension Management, or PASM, which allows
drivers to alter the dynamic character of the car by pushing a button to
modify the shock valving of the three-way adjustable Bilsteins. "You can
never be happy with one setup for both the road and the racetrack," Hartmut
Kristen, Porsche's director of motorsport, says from the pit wall while
Walter R"hrl rockets past in a screaming yellow GT3. "With PASM, we don't
have to compromise."
It's no coincidence that Porsche's motorsports honcho and a two-time World
Rally Champion helped develop the GT3. Unlike the Ferrari Enzo, the Bugatti
Veyron, and the Porsche
Carrera GT, the GT3 isn't an exercise in corporate ego and wretched excess.
Nor is it a car whose fundamentally uninspiring qualities have been
overcome with heroic surgery, such as the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution, the
Chevrolet Cobalt SS, and various AMG Mercedes-Benzes. The GT3 is the 911
pared down to its essence. As such, it embodies the very soul of Porsche, a
company that considers motorsports not merely a marketing strategy but a
The first Porsche ever built won its first race a month after it was
finished. The company established its bona fides during the 1950s with a
series of giant-killing sports racers and burnished its image during the
'70s with a string of ground-pounding, twelve-cylinder prototypes. Motor
racing is so deeply rooted in the company's heritage that the 911
Carrera-the quintessential version of the quintessential Porsche-takes its
name from the Spanish word for "race."
The GT3 is the spiritual descendant of the iconic 911 Carrera RS, the
pared-down, pumped-up version of the 911 that served as the homologation
basis for the Carrera RSR racing car. By the same token, the modern GT3 is
the street version of the GT3 Cup car, which competes in international
Supercup races and numerous national series. This fall, Porsche will launch
an upgraded road car called the GT3 RS, and this, in turn, will be the
homologation model for next year's GT3 RSR. To further confuse matters, the
GT3 RSR will compete at Le Mans in the GT2 class. Don't mind the alphabet
soup. Just think of the four models of GT3 as great, greater, greatest, and
way out of your league.
Here in the States, most Cup cars race in Porsche club events and the
IMSA-sanctioned GT3 Cup Challenge. This year's first IMSA event, a support
race held before the Mobil 1 12 Hours of Sebring, drew forty entries. (The
enduro had only thirty-five.) Although the rules require all drivers to be
amateurs, most cars are prepped to a professional standard, complete with
gaudy graphics and trackside support. Arrive-and-drive weekends run about
$25,000. If car ownership is your thing, the MSRP is $131,000, plus a $9000
spares package. Believe it or not, that's a sweetheart deal. "I couldn't
build a car for that much. There's no way," says Dennis Aase, who prepared
four of the cars that raced at Sebring. "Even if I started with a wrecked
car, it would cost at least $175,000."
Porsche Motorsport North America president Uwe Brettel, the mastermind
behind the series, sees it not as a moneymaker but as a marketing tool.
"For sure, we could have made $20,000 more per car. But what for?" he says.
"We are not out to make the maximum profit. We race because it's the best
way to promote the road car. The link between the road car and the racing
car is integral."
The first roadgoing version of the GT3 was built in 1998, but it wasn't
exported to the United States. We weren't deemed worthy until 2003. At the
time, the GT3 was based on the 996 platform. This, the first of the
water-cooled 911s, sold well by Porsche standards. But with plenty of
styling cues and mechanical components shared with the d,class, Boxster, it
never got the love from Porschephiles. The more highly regarded 997 debuted
for the 2005 model year, and the new GT3 is the first GT3 to be derived
The GT3 starts life as a Carrera 4 body-in-white on the production-car
assembly line in Zuffenhausen. The space devoted to the front axle in the
four-wheel-drive model is used to hold a 23.7-gallon fuel tank, and some
structural modifications are made to accommodate the new engine,
transmission, and oil reservoir. Thanks to the aluminum trunk lid and
doors, not to mention a host of other weight-saving measures, the GT3
weighs in at 3076 pounds
Ford Mustang **Roush 427 R** **435 Horsepower** Chicago Cars Direct HD
Test drive of a stunning Supercharged 427R Stage 3 Roush Mustang from Chicago Cars Direct.
Jack Roush knows a thing or two about racing and Mustangs. His road racing career
includes more than 110 wins and 20 national championships, and this vast
expertise is evident throughout the ROUSH 427R Trak Pak.
Designed for the daily driver who enjoys pushing his car to the limits on
open track days, the ROUSH 427R Trak Pak Mustang has plenty of specialized
content to accommodate the unique needs of those who like driving up to the
edge on the racetrack in a safe, controlled environment.
With the addition of the intercooled ROUSHcharger™ the 427R Trak Pak Mustang has 435 horsepower and 400 lb.-ft.
of torque, plenty of power to quickly get up to speed on the straightaways.
The cooling system has been enhanced with a black bar high flow front
grille and radiator cooling shields. There is a functional strut tower
brace under the hood to help strengthen the chassis and decrease unwanted
The suspension system has been completely revamped to easily manage the
twists and turns of a road course. The ROUSH 427R Trak Pak suspension
includes adjustable front and rear shocks, front and rear springs, front
and rear stabilization bars, front and rear jounce bumpers and adjustable
To whoa this pony down ROUSH adds 6-piston front calipers with 14-inch,
two-piece slotted front rotors and slotted rear rotors. The brake pads are
replaced with high-performance racing quality versions, and the new ROUSH
brake cooling system and high temperature brake fluid will ensure that the
brakes will be ready when you need them the most.
The ROUSH three-piece aerobody kit gives the car a menacing look as it
roars past the other cars on the track, and consists of a front fascia,
front chin spoiler and hood scoop. The car rides on 18-inch forged wheels
painted a dark charcoal and mounted to ultra-performance tires for maximum
grip on the racetrack. The functional hood pins, unique graphics and
badging add to the overall styling of the car.
Inside the cockpit the driver will immediately notice the addition of the
new three-gauge dash pod with engine oil temperature, coolent temperature
and a Boost gauge. A shift light has
also been integrated into this dash pod as well. The ROUSH sport leather
seating, short throw shifter with retro-style ball, and four-piece
performance pedal kit help to round out the interior styling.
The number 427 has been intertwined in the Ford product line for many
years, both as a car model and one of the most powerful and legendary
engines in their line. It is only natural that ROUSH, as perhaps the best
Ford engine builder in the country, is the company to reintroduce the
number to the automotive lexicon using modern engine technology.
Based on the acclaimed ROUSH Stage 3 Mustang, this version is slightly
less in content but includes 100 percent of the fun factor. The 427R horsepower package is
highlighted by the intercooled ROUSHcharger* system which adds 135 horsepower and 65 lb-ft of
torque to the base Ford 4.6L, 3-valve V8 powertrain system. The additional
power upgrade comes via a ROUSH-engineered ECM calibration which has been
specially-tuned to work in harmony with the different Exhaust system used on the vehicle. The
resulting total power rating for this vehicle is 435hp and 400 lb-ft of
Further adding to the style and performance of the 2008 ROUSH 427R is a
four-piece aerobody kit which includes a stylized front fascia, front chin
spoiler, hood scoop and rear wing and ROUSH 18-inch cast chrome wheels with
high-performance tires and the special 427R striping kit.
We've driven our fair share of Mustangs, but it's a rare occasion
that we get to drive one at the track. That's part of the reason why we
made the seven hour trek from Southern California to Thunderhill Raceway in
Willows, CA, to get behind the wheel of Roush's new 427R Trak Pak Mustang. What's so special about the
Trak Pak? For starters, it's got a supercharged V8 packing 435 horsepower and an abundance
of race-ready items like an adjustable suspension, carbon fiber wing, and
14-inch brakes that all make it ideal for the weekend warrior who wants his
vehicle to handle the daily grind and track-day floggings. With only 100
being built, this may be one of the few opportunities to see one in the
sheetmetal, let alone to drive it on the track. While inclement weather the
night before threatened to ruin the trip, we were blessed with a rain-free
day, allowing us to explore the limits of the Trak Pak'd 427R. Follow the
jump to read our impressions
2004 Saleen Mustang #357
A 2004 Saleen Mustang....#357...I shot this Car at
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2000 Plymouth Prowler Start Up, Exhaust, and In Depth Tour
One of my favorite vehicles I've found for this channel. I've always
thought these things were awesome, departing from the mainstream
automobile. Basically a concept car that made it's way into production with
little change. Today they still fetch a high dollar even in rough shape and
are highly sought after by collectors since the demise of plymouth. In this
video I give a full in depth tour of the 2000 Plymouth Prowler. I take
viewers on a close look through the interior and exterior of this car while
showing details, over viewing of features, and noting unique styling cues
to the vehicle itself. I also show the engine and the details of it, start
it up and see how it sounds under acceleration. A thorough tour/review of
this car designed to give others a greater overall appreciation of the
2003 Saleen Mustang S281 Start Up, Exhaust, and Full Tour
I get a chance to check out another saleen Mustang, this particular one was a
2003 S281 with manual transmission and all the goodies. This thing sounds
like an animal starting up, video does not do it justice lol. I go through
this vehicle and give a full tour, start up, show the engine, Exhaust, and rev it up, it's almost a symphony
160 run in maze saleen
wanted to see what kind of top speeds i could get when i first got the car
i can go even more 160 but this is what i have on video..injoy
2005 Saleen S281 Supercharged SkyVu Start Up, Exhaust, and In Depth Review
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During this presentation, we will take a 1st person look at what the
vehicle is all about beginning with the start up, performance data, fuel
economy, the occasional track data, and build quality. Also, I will teach
you how to use most of the interior and exterior features in a detailed
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yourself! Throughout the video, I will highlight key styling and unique
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2001 Saleen Mustang Supercharged S281 - startups, exhaust sound, overview
Jamboolio records a 2001 Saleen S-281, the performance version of the Ford
Mustang coupe, tuned and
supercharged by the American manufacturer Saleen, Inc.
This stunning muscle car is packing a 4.6L SOHC V8 engine, full-on body kit
and chrome rims, Brembo brakes, a Supercharger and custom Exhaust.
Here's an overview of the car, multiple startups and Exhaust sound, enjoy.
Location: Kotka, Finland 2013
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Ford Mustang, Saleen Extreme Supercharged - Cool Cars, Hot Cars, Fast Cars
The Extreme Mustang by
Saleen Performance is known as the world`s fastest production Mustang.
This 281 ci SOHC, twin-screw supercharged beast makes 550 horsepower, 500 lb-ft torque
@ 4000 rpm, and is set up with Saleen`s Racecraft suspension.
The Extreme rivals all competitors in the high performance pedigree
including Corvette Z06, Ferrari 430, Porsche Carrera 911 and Dodge Viper
The basic idea behind the Saleen Mustang S281 that debuted in 1996 is
that it doesn't look at all like a typical Mustang. The designation of the
hyped-out Stang was simply...The Saleen Mustang. Changing the call sign to
be identified by it's 281 cubic inches is a really cool idea. But calling
it "The Saleen 281 CID" is a long name. So the model became S281, S for
Saleen. The option package letter or number ordered is added to the right
of the 281 completing the call sign.
2002 the most powerful production Mustang is introduced, S281 Extreme
with 445 horsepower.
There are only 62 Saleen Mustang S281s for 2002.
2003 Saleen S281-E there were only 14 street legal version of the GT
road-racing series SCCA Extremes made this year. Rated at 445 horsepower 450 ft-lbs.
2004 produces a mindboggling 445 horsepower at 6,000 rpm with
maximum torque of 450 lb-ft at 4,000 rpm.
2005 was the pinnacle of the Saleen Mustang S281 Extreme line up to that
year with an asphalt smashing 500 horsepower, 480 ft-lbs. of
The only thing the 2005 has in common with the earlier models is the S281
Saleen Extreme name and the 4.6L 90-degree V8 engine. But, this year the
Extreme receives an all aluminum block.
The 281 becomes Extreme by tearing down the engine, reassembling into the
Saleen high revving 4.6-liter powerplant..
The wheelbase is longer by 6 inches and the wheels are closer to the
corners too improve overall handling and balance. The nose of the car is
lighter for better weight distribution at 3,549 lbs overall. Same size
brakes used on the 200mph Ford GT. It's pretty damn fast too...4.5 seconds
from 0 to 60 and quarter mile numbers of about 12.1 seconds at 117 mph.
The 2006 Saleen Extreme is the fastest production S281 built by the company
up till that year.
A face belting 550 horsepower at a rocket
blasting 500 ft-Lbs. 0 to 60 in 4.5 seconds with quarter mile numbers of
about 12.5 seconds. Top speed of 165 mph. Overall weight at 3606 lbs.
The 2006 Saleen Extreme isn't too much different form the 2005 except for
power upgrades, some ornamentation and creature comforts.
The 2006 Saleen Extreme is indeed a rare site on the street or anywhere
else really. But not to worry. You can see it by checking out the video and
hanging out with the owner for a bit
Ford Mustang, Saleen
Extreme Supercharged - Cool Cars, Hot Cars, Fast Cars
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Built in 1949, Bob's Big Boy offers a lively dining experience with turn of
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World famous for great food, as well as this weekly automotive gathering,
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