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Do something enough times and patterns become apparent. Dyno testing is no exception.
For example, supercharged cars usually produce their best Dyno result within the first few pulls. Heat soak tends to quickly get the best of the Intercooler circuit and erode the engine's output. Once this happens, we call it quits and review the data to select the run that represents the car's stabilized output.
Not so with the 2010 Shelby GT500. With each pull on MD Automotive's Dynojet chassis Dyno in Westminster, CA, we witnessed the power from the supercharged 5.4-liter V8 creep up further and further. Five, six runs in and the power was still climbing.
Finally, upon the seventh run, the output of our color-coordinating GT500 stabilized. And we saw that it was good.
This new Shelby appears to have the thermal capacity of an industrial meat locker. That, and Gary and Jeff deserve a high-five for their efforts.
Jump for the Dyno chart, video and the lowdown on Gary and Jeff.
Camaro Dyno-Mite: Hennessey HPE550 Camaro Dyno Smack Down
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What's that? You're a power addict and the 426 horsepower with which
Chevrolet endowed the 2010 Camaro SS is weaksauce?
Here's your fix. The orange 2010 Camaro SS you see above has been
given the full Texas-style treatment, and I'm not talking about barbeque.
Hennessey Performance Engineering, headquartered in Sealy, Texas, coerces
more power out of more than just Mopars and Mitsubishis these days, and
he's turned his attention to Chevy's latest pony car.
It's called the Hennessey HPE550. The centerpiece of the conversion is the
breathing enhancement delivered by a Magnuson Roots-style blower and
Supplementing the 6 psi generated by the Supercharger is a cold-air intake and free-flow Exhaust. Owner John Hennessey tells us
that the package swells peak power to 562 hp as measured at the flywheel.
Aftermarket horsepower claims are
notoriously optimistic, so we did the obvious thing and strapped it to MD
in Westminster, California. The result was anything but weaksauce.
Click the jump for the Dyno chart and video.
First, a caveat. Before we did any Dyno runs, we noticed that the
insides of our HPE550 test car's tailpipes were curiously free of the
typical fine sooty layer that coats every car that runs on pump gas.
Instead, they were fairly clean save for a light gray coating.
Fast Diesel? VW Touareg TDI @ the Track
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Diesels are finally here, sort of. Now that we have the low-sulfur fuel,
manufacturers have responded with vehicles that even the great state of
California will allow on its hallowed highways.
Trouble is, these vehicles aren't exactly cheap. Case in point: the 2009
Volkswagen Touareg V6 TDI. It starts at nearly $43K, which is over $3,000
more than the base V6. And as the numbers below attest, it's not exactly
the fastest SUV we've ever tested.
That said, the diesel engine works well in the Touareg, doling out torque
right when you need a stiff push in the back. It's quiet, too, and
according to the EPA it will return 25 mpg on the highway. See what our
road test editor thought about what it can do at the test track after the
2010 Ford Shelby GT500 @ 2009 NAIAS
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Like the new Ford Mustang
GT and V6 models introduced at the 2008 Los Angeles Auto Show, the 2010
Shelby GT500 to be introduced at the Detroit auto show in January is far
from an all-new car.
Like its more pedestrian brethren, the GT500 gets a revised look, a vastly
improved interior and a bump in horsepower for the 2010
model year. The car goes on sale in early spring 2009.
Unlike the meager 15-hp injection given to the GT, the GT500 gets 40 horses
more for a grand total of 540. And no, Ford will not change this car's name
to GT540. The 2010 model uses the same, basic supercharged 5.4-liter V8,
but it's tuned more like the limited-edition GT500 KR. A new cold-air
intake draws air from the upper front grille through its own snorkel, and
this piece helps generate the increased power. It's so important that the
Cobra emblem on the grille has been moved to the passenger side so as not
to block the intake. Along with the 540 hp at 6,200 rpm, the reworked motor
now makes 510 pound-feet of torque at 4,500 rpm (a 30 lb-ft increase).
The GT500's increased accelerative thrust will be aided by a new 3.55:1
rear end, in place of last year's 3.31. Even so, Ford says that the 2010
model will get a 10 percent improvement in highway fuel economy thanks to
taller 5th and 6th gear
ratios in its six-speed manual transmission. Figure it should return
about 22 mpg highway.
In truth, the last thing the GT500 really needs is more power; what it
needs is a retuned suspension. The 2009 GT500 is just too soft and floppy
for track duty, with a noted tendency toward understeer. Jamal Hameedi, SVT
chief nameplate engineer, has been aware of this fact. So Hameedi says the
2010 GT500 incorporates lessons learned from the KR development for
suspension tuning as well. For example, the 2010 GT500's front springs are
13 percent stiffer and the rears are 7 percent stiffer. The new model also
carries the next generation of Goodyear's Eagle F1 Supercar tires, upsized
to 19-inchers for the coupe. The convertible version (which arrives at the
same time as the coupe and should account for about 30 percent of sales)
sticks with 18-inch wheels and tires. Hameedi claims the GT500 should be
significantly quicker through the slalom and less prone to understeer. The
new car will also come standard with the three-mode traction and stability
control system (on, off and sport), just like the new Mustang GT.
Ford also tells us that the new GT500 will have better aerodynamic balance.
A pan under the engine reduces front-end lift and a new rear spoiler
reduces lift in the back. The GT500 won't be any lighter than the outgoing
model due in part to the addition of more acoustic insulation. However, the
2010 GT500 will get a heavy dose of stripes. As Chief Designer Doug Gaffka
says, "The car is all about performance, but a lot about design." In all,
Ford will offer five different stripe packages, including striped leather
seats and a striped cue-ball shift knob. And when we say cue ball we mean
it — the shift knob is supplied by a maker of billiard balls.
2010 Shelby GT500 Super Snake STK # 1109 *SOLD*
One of the first released to the public! Extremely limited production 2010
Shelby GT500 Super Snake with 750HP! This is CSM# 0029 and is the first and
only Super Snake to be produced in eye-catching Grabber Blue. Started life
as a fully loaded GT500 with navigation, HID headlights, and deluxe
interior with ambient lighting package. The car was broken in for 3,124
miles before being sent to Shelby American in Las Vegas to become a 750HP
Super Snake. This car only has 2 miles on it since returning from Shelby
and it's in showroom new condition. The amazing 750HP from the 5.4L mod
motor is achieved via a Shelby/Kenne Bell Supercharger, JBA Exhaust system and other special tweaks along
with Shelby Dyno
tuning. Then Shelby upgrades the already-capable GT500 suspension and fits
each car with Baer six piston brakes with cross drilled/vented rotors.
Shelby designed 20 Inch Alcoa wheels give the car an awesome look along
with a unique Shelby fiberglass hood, special stripes, and embroidered
headrests in the interior. Each car is entered into the Shelby registry as
these cars will be collectors for years to some. The Super Snake represents
the pinnacle of modern Ford/Shelby performance. Simply the fastest,
best-looking, most collectible Mustang that has been produced yet.
All window stickers/Shelby American documentation is included in the sale.
For more details or to purchase please call us at 704-598-2130 or e-mail
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Nissan GT-R Switzer P800 - Dyno run with backfire!
I've received the video from Totalcarconcept.com of the Dynorun! The Switzer P800 kit
turns the GT-R in to a 800 HP monster. With a few PSi more Boost the 840 HP is no problem. They have 98
and 100 octaan fuels. The AMS sportcats are much bigger and give good
power, also with sportcat! It's possible, they can do it! :)
Video: 1014 HP Nissan GT-R Switzer R1K shooting flames on Dyno, wheelspin in 4th gear!
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Ford Shelby GT500 vs Dodge Challenger SRT-8
Motor Trend comparo between Ford Mustang GT500 and Dodge Challenger
SRT-8. This is for those of you complaining that the Camaro SS should have been
stacked up againt these two. When (or if) the Z28 comes out then we'll see
who the true muscle car king is.
Girls reaction to 800hp Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 (140+ mph!)
http://www.POVtestdrive.com - How will the sexy Jessica Le react to an 800
Ford Mustang Shelby GT500?
Watch as our stig takes this girl for a ride through the city at over 140
miles per hour! How did this Shelby GT500 get to 800 whp? Check out the
modifications listed below!
Smaller VMP Blower pulley
90mm idler arm pulley
65mm Cobra Jet Throttle Body
Dyno Tune by VMP
Airaid Air Filter
Sway Bar Relocation
BBR Billet Aluminum Lower Control Arms
Ford Trac Loc Rear Differential
Ford Racing 3.73 gears
Burton Short Throw Shifter
SLP Line Lock
Speeddawg Shift Ball with Line Lock Button
2 Aeroforce Interceptor Guages in a SOS Dual Pod Pillar Mount
Stainless Steel Redline Hood Struts
JLT Passenger Side Billet Oil Catch Can
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