Limit Pushing - Cadillac Escalade Top Speed Test
Cadillac Escalade High Speed Test (Top Speed Limited: 106 mph) Engine: 6.2 L Vortec 6200 V8 Hrsepower: 403 @ 5700 Torque: 417 @ 4400 Transmission: 6-speed automatic Curb weight: 5,761 lb Class: Premium Large Sport-utility Vehicle In 1998 Ford launched the Lincoln Navigator into the automotive market. GM quickly devised a response to the Navigator and in 1999 GM introduced the first generation of the Escalade. The original Escalade was launched with the 5.7 L Vortec 5700 V8 at 255 hp engine and Autotrac selectable 4x4. Over the years the Escalade became infamous for having almost identical designs as the Chevrolet Tahoe, GMC Yukon and Yukon Denali. GM did not produce a 2001 Escalade but instead redesigned the SUV for the 2002 model year. In 2004 the Escalade received many different changes to the luxury of the vehicle including optional 20 inch rims, XM satellite radio, second-row bucket seats, and a tire pressure monitoring system. In 2005 a Platinum edition of the Escalade was introduced. The Platinum edition featured heated and cooled cup holders, 20 inch chrome wheels, moon roof, three DVD screens, and chrome accents on the steering wheel and grille. In 2007 the Escalade underwent another remodeling. The 2007 Escalade's engine is an all-aluminum 6.2 L Vortec V8. This pushrod engine includes variable valve timing, a first in a mass-produced non-overhead cam engine. The engine produces 403 hp (23 hp more than the GMC Yukon Denali) and 417 lbs of torque. The Escalade comes with a six-speed 6L80 automatic transmission.
Limit Pushing - 1979 Z28 Camaro 0-60 Test
This was another rough video to get and something is wrong with the speedometer and we got chased by the cop afterward....which I didn't catch on tape......I'm sorry. However, this is one hell of a car and it really only has a little over 26,000 miles on the original engine. The Paint job and a new radio is the only restoration. The 1979 Z28 Camaro: The second generation Chevrolet Camaro was introduced in February of 1970 and lasted until 1981. The second generation was styled after several European car including Jaguar, Aston Martin, and Ferrari. The second Camaro was engineered much like the first with a unibody structure utilizing a front subframe, A-arm and coil spring front suspension, and rear leaf springs. Although it kept similar designs from the first generation, the second Camaro profited from a much higher budget and was designed with higher quality parts and a better driver experience. By the mid 1970s the Camaro grew less powerful, like many other cars of the time, due to the tightening emissions regulations and a fuel crisis. The 1979 Z28s came with a front spoiler and fender flares to match the Pontiac Trans Am, and "Z28" decals that ran from the beginning of the front flares to the bottoms of the doors. The Z-28 model was powered by a 5.7 liter V8 engine with a 4V carb producing 175 hp and 270 ft/lbs of torque. Sales for 1979 were the highest ever for any generation Camaro ever with a total of 282,571 sold.
Limit Pushing - Chrysler 300m 0-60 Test
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 300C Hemi 0-60 Test
5.9 is the rated 0-60 on the 2005 300C, so we were pleased when we got six flat on the almost four year old car. The 300C: The 300C comes with a 5.7 L Hemi V8. At full power, the 300C creates 340 hp and 390 lbs of torque. This engine runs on four cylinders when less power is needed to reduce fuel consumption. Even with this energy saving mode, the 300C runs at 15 mpg city, 23 mpg highway. All 300Cs use a 5-speed automatic transmission and standard 18 inch chrome-clad alloy wheels. Heritage Edition: The Heritage Edition 300C comes with the 5.7 L Hemi engine and many of the SRT-8's exterior modification, added chrome, special tires on 18 inch wheels, and SmartBeam headlights. Special SRT Packages: In 2007 the SRT Design group created a package for non-SRT 300C's that includes performance suspension, SRT 20 inch polished aluminum wheels, a high speed engine controller with revised tuning for 5.7 L HEMI that brings the power to 350 HP, high flow air cleaner system, and performance Exhaust. The SRT-8: The SRT-8 version of the 300 includes a 6.1 L Hemi V8 which produces 425 hp. This engine produces 0-60 mph times of 5.1 seconds. The SRT-8 includes leather SRT-8 performance seats, 20 inch polished aluminum wheels, Brembo brakes, and rear lip spoiler.