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  Muscle cars are a product of the American car maker between late 60's and the oil crisis in the 70's. Those car featured enormous gas hungry engines producing over 500 horse power. Handling was poor but price was cheap and design was agressive. Those cars are now worth over million dollar and they are the symbol of the bold American cars forever. To name a few iconic muscle cars: Dodge Charger, Chevrolet Camaro, Corvette, Pontiac GTO, Chrysler Hemi Cuda...

What can be better than a Chevrolet Camaro ? Before Mustang lovers start piping in with their opinions, we’ll provide the answer: One thing that is better than a solitary Camaro is a caravan of 150 5th generation Camaros . And there’s one place where you will almost always find this many Camaro models on display; that’s the Camaro5 Fest.

Last year, the event took place in Phoenix, Arizona, but this year, the Camaro5 Fest will be getting together in Indianapolis, Indiana, on August 2-4, 2012.

It’s still a few months away, but Chevrolet has already begun its marketing tirade with a cool documentary of the 2011 Fest, inviting all Camaro lovers to attend this year’s show. This is the best time for all Camaro drivers to get together and share their love for the muscle car. We’re pretty sure Mustang fans are not welcome!

The Ford Mustang 3.7 V6 doesn’t get as much love as its 5.0-liter counterpart , and for the most part, the less attention is warranted. But every so often, a V6 Mustang comes out of the woodwork and makes a name for itself.

One tuner that has found a soft spot for the V6 Mustang is ProCharger, which built a supercharger kit for the lesser ’Stang. The supercharger kit gave the Mustang a dramatic increase in output from the standard 305 horsepower and 280 lb/ft of torque all the way up to 475 horsepower from the muscle car’s 3.6-liter V6 engine.

Taking that one step further is Central Florida Motorsports, which fitted ProCharger’s supercharger kit on the Mustang and proceeded to smash the existing quarter-mile record - one that it already owned - for a 2011+ Mustang V6, covering the distance in just 11.20 seconds at 119 mph.

In order to achieve this remarkable time, the standard V6 Mustang by CFM went through a variety of changes, including the addition of ProCharger’s D1 centrifugal supercharger system producing 13 pounds of boost, as well as BBK long tubes, BBK offroad X, FRPP 4.10 gears, a Magnaflow "street" catback exhaust, an SCT custom tune, 80lb/hr injectors, a Driveshaft Shop aluminum shaft, and a Circle D 3,000 Billet Converter. These modifications gave the Mustang a dramatic increase in output from the standard 305 horsepower and 280 lb/ft of torque all the way up to 475 horsepower from the muscle car’s 3.6-liter V6 engine.

The car was also equipped with a new set of RaceStar wheels wrapped in Mickey Thompson ET Street Radial 295/55-15 wheels. There is also a Steeda adjustable control arm and BMR lower control arms.

Check out the video posted by Central Florida Motorsports of their Mustang V6 and watch how it annihilates the quarter-mile strip.

UPDATE 06/22/2012: Central Florida Motorsports - aka CFM - just developed one of the most amazing Mustang V6 models available on the market. Based on a 2011 model, the updated muscle car just became the world’s fastest V6 Mustang , running the quarter mile in 10 seconds at 125.37 mph, an improvement from the 11.20 seconds at 119 mph it just achieved a few days ago! Click on the picture above for the video!

Source: YouTube

Back in 2010, Roush unveiled a pretty impressive upgrade package for the 2011 Mustang GT 5.0 that increased the total output from the standard 412 HP to a monstrous 550 HP with more than 470 lb.-ft. of torque. It was a pretty amazing update, but the Indiana-based Brenspeed tuner decided it could get even better. The best part is that this update can also be applied to the 2013 Mustang models.

Roush’s new performance package based on the Roush TVS supercharger system develops a total output of an even more impressive 650 HP and 585 lb-f torque. In order to obtain this increase, the Brenspeed package includes a high-flow fuel rail with 47-lb fuel injectors, a twin 60mm throttle body, an air-to-water intercooler system, a low restriction air induction system, fuel system upgrade, colder spark plugs, and more.

Hit the jump for a full list of updates offered in the Ford Mustang Brenspeed 650R Roush Supercharger.

Ford Mustang Shelby GT500

When Ford unveiled the 2013 GT500 at the 2011 Los Angeles Auto Show, they announced that the car’s new 5.8-liter supercharged V8 engine would deliver about 650 HP, an impressive increase over the previous 550 HP. Well, hold on to your coffee, folks, because the news just got even better. Ford has confirmed that the GT500 has been officially SAE-certified as the most powerful series production V8 in the world with peak output of 662 HP and 631 lb-ft of torque. Take that, Chevrolet and your baby 550 HP ZL1 !

This new V8 engine is backed by a chassis that has also been tuned to absorb the road imperfections that can cause instability at high speeds. These changes assist the GT500 in achieving speeds of 200 mph and beyond. The 2013 GT500 also offers an improved fuel consumption with an EPA-estimated 15 mpg city, 24 mpg highway, and 18 mpg combined with no gas guzzler tax.

As an extra bonus, we have a series of "spy shots" for you showing the car in action at the Nurburgring. Enjoy!

Since the Camaro ZL1’s official debut, Hennessey has been the only tuner to offer a real upgrade package for the muscle car. But now Lingenfelter is offering another cool package for the ZL1 with three different update levels: 630, 650, and 700 HP. Prices for the upgrade go up to $11,245.

Depending on the engine upgrades, the kit includes a GT9 ZR1 supercharger camshaft and Lingenfelter CNC porting & polishing of ZL1 LSA cylinder heads for optimal flow, Lingenfelter LS9 solid supercharger isolator coupling, Lingenfelter air intake duct, and all of the necessary gaskets, fluids, and bolts.

The 650 HP version just established an impressive result: it ran the quarter mile in just 11.03 seconds at 130mph. The model was equipped with a remapped ECU, an LPE custom cold air intake, a 160-degree thermostat, and a new set of wheels, size 17" up front and 18" at the rear.

All of the packages will benefit from a chassis dyno testing before and after installation, and professional assembly and engine installation.

A little while ago, we informed you that the Mustang will likely be heading overseas officially. That’s not to say that the Mustang hasn’t made it anywhere outside of the U.S., as savvy importers have always found ways to get these muscle cars into their countries.

Last year, The Mustang Club of Poland made a sweet video about their collection of `Stangs, proving that these muscle cars do make it to other countries and thrive. Now Brazil has gotten into the video fun by releasing a video of its own, commemorating the 11th anniversary of The Mustang Club of Paranà’s founding. Kind of a strange anniversary to celebrate, but so be it.

The video is pretty awesome, featuring Mustangs from multiple eras. The most shocking of the bunch was to see two, yes TWO, Mustang IIs in the film. It’s funny though, as all of the other `Stangs are burning up pavement, doing donuts, and burning the rear tires to a molten pile of rubber, the Mustang Pintos, err, `Stang IIs sit on the sidelines or drive leisurely down the road. We’ve gotta give them some credit for not being afraid to include the deuces in the film.

In all honesty this video was cool, but the Polish video was far more kick ass. Yeah, the Polish club’s video started off slowly, but severe tire roasting commenced about three minutes in and never stopped. Add in the fact that the Polish video was better edited and had cooler shots, it beats out the Brazilians.

Enough with the comparisons, you can judge for yourself. The Brazilian club’s video is above and you can see the Polish club’s video here.

The 2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 is considered the most powerful Camaro in the world, one that comes packed with a 6.2-liter supercharged V8 engine that produces 580 horsepower. On its own, the Camaro ZL1 is already a pretty impressive piece of muscle.

But whereas some may be perfectly happy with its stock configuration, others still seek something more powerful.

That’s where Redline Motorsports comes into the picture. The Florida-based tuning company took a Camaro ZL1, added a high-capacity cold air intake, Redline Motorsports’ proprietary camshaft, upper and lower pulleys, headers, improved heat exchanger, performance torque converter, and Mickey Thompson drag radials. All these modifications not only gives the Camaro ZL1 a hell of a lot more bite, but also an increased output of 750 horsepower and 700 lb/ft of torque. These numbers are good enough to allow the Camaro ZL1 a record quarter-mile time of just 10.34 seconds with a top speed of 134.79 mph.

Hit the jump to see the Chevrolet Camaro by Redline Motorsports in action!

Ford Mustang

It has been rumored for quite some time now that the future generation Ford Mustang will drop its usual retro look and will adopt an exterior design that is "more technical, more modern" and inspired by the Ford Evos concept unveiled last fall at the 2011 Frankfurt Auto Show. This decision was made in order to transform the muscle car into a model fit to go global.

The future model will still look like a Mustang and will keep its familiar shark-nosed grille and round headlights, but it will be the "most European-friendly version of the coupe ever."

A few changes will also be made under the hood. While the 2015 Mustang will keep its usual rear-wheel-drive configuration, it is expected to also get an independent rear suspension. The top version will keep the usual V8 engines, but the base models will get a twin-turbocharged EcoBoost four-cylinder engine that will deliver about 300 HP.

The sixth generation Ford Mustang will be unveiled in 2014 in order to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Mustang line.

Kenny Brown unveiled a very cool Ford Mustang GT-4T "Mango Tango" at the 2011 SEMA Auto Show and now he’s come back with a very cool GT4-CS Autobahn Edition Mustang designed for the track day enthusiast. Each unit will be developed especially for every customer, depending on their experience and driving style.

The GT4-CS Mustang’s standard 5.0 liter V8 engine has been tuned to deliver a total of 485 HP thanks to an improved intake and exhaust flow. The engine is mated to a Hurst shifter and a Kenny Brown matrix chassis support system. The tuner is also offering an advanced geometry suspension system and a new set of 19" Forgeline Monoblock wheels combined with Baer 6R Extreme+ front and rear brake calipers.

For the exterior, the GT4-CS Autobahn Edition has received a sport front splitter w/fender air dams, side skirt splitters, a carbon fiber sport wing, and an engine hood. The interior gets racing seats and Competition Harness belts.

In short, this is the perfect car for a full weekend of racing.

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There comes a point where customization of cars reaches and then exceeds the level of what actually looks appealing and what helps or hinders a car’s performance. West Coast Customs back in the ‘Pimp My Ride’ days were masters of excessive styling, but the creations they once produced pale in comparison to what you see here.

Fitting larger tires and wheels to muscle cars and sports cars has always been a popular and relatively cheap way of improving a car’s visual appeal, and even though every individual’s tastes differ in terms of car styling, we believe the following Chevrolet Camaros are the strangest on the road today.

Fitting 22 inch wheels to a Camaro is pretty much the largest you’ll ever see on the road, but some true madmen in the U.S. recently fitted a set of 32 inch wheels to both a Camaro coupe and convertible, and we have to say, we’ve never seen anything so odd.

Thirty-two inch tires may be right at home for a few Jeeps and Toyota Land Cruisers out there, but they usually run 20 inch wheels. The tires on the Camaros in these videos are extremely low profile, so it basically looks like the cars are driving solely on their wheels.

Add in the fact that the spinners of the coupe play tricks with your head, moving forward while reversing and remaining still while driving forward, and you have two of the most tricked out cars going around.

It’s obvious what we think about them, but what do you think?

Second video after the jump.

Source: Acewhips

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