Baer Brake Systems has just introduced the Pro-Plus brake systems featuring their new 6P, 6-piston calipers and 13” or 14” slotted, drilled and zinc washed, 2 piece rotors. Attractive styling at an affordable price, Baer’s new Pro-Plus front and rear brake systems are sure to please the most demanding owners and impress the most critical on-lookers! The new Baer 6P calipers are smaller and lighter than Baer’s Extreme-Plus calipers – weighing in at only 6.5 lbs. The 6P caliper is designed to use any brake pad that fits a standard Corvette C5 and C6 caliper. This high performance pad style
If you’re reading this Blog, chances are you’re always looking for ways to increase the performance of your ride. Unfortunately, $4 a gallon gas has made us much more selective when choosing our performance mods. However, there could be a solution. When looking for ways to increase horsepower, most muscle car guys look toward superchargers, nitrous or other engine upgrades (heads, intake, carb, exhaust). Nitrous is a great way to boost power without affecting the gas mileage of you car, but it has to be turned on when you want it and refilling the bottle can be a hassle. Superchargers
Gary Bowers owns Producers Supply Co., an oilfield supply company in Waynesburg, PA. Not long ago, Gary was visiting his local Ford dealership to purchase a few new work trucks. He wanted to update his fleet with trucks that would match his corporate colors of orange, black and white. While in the showroom, he spotted a hot, new orange Shelby GT500 and knew he had to have it. Rather than drive his new Shelby home, Gary had it sent directly to the Ringbrothers custom Hot Rod shop in Spring Green, WI. The Ringbrothers are known for their extreme custom creations
One of my favorite vehicles on the road today, the Ariel Atom, is getting freshened up with a few mechanical changes and more interior room. The third-generation Atom gets an upgraded chassis with diagonal side rails to allow 3.9 inches of elbow room and an additional 2.4 inches of hip room inside the cockpit. The Ariel Atom 3 suspension will now receive optional 10-way adjustable Bilstein shocks while non-adjustable Bilsteins as standard. The Atom 3 also has a slightly lowered seating position which should lower the center of gravity and make the overall ride quality a little better. The Honda
If you’ve been waiting for Nissan’s GT-R V-Spec, you’ll have to keep waiting. Nissan has just delayed the launch of the lightweight GT-R V-Spec until early 2009. However, Nissan is getting ready to launch their NISMO performance parts catalog for the GT-R on august 20th. We can expect many of the popular tuner companies, such as Stillen and GReddy, to produce performance products for the GT-R as well. However, there is a new company stepping into the ring – GT-RR.com, GT-RR.com is a distributor of “high-end boutique” performance parts for the Nissan GT-R. On its Web site, you will find
German BMW tuner, AC Schnitzer, has just announced their styling and performance package for the BMW X6. Schintzer’s first order of business was to address the aerodynamics and bodywork of BMW’s first Sports Activity Coupe. In the X6 by AC Schnitzer the front skirt with its diagonal air intakes and repositioned fog lights are exposed. The skid-plate protection has been removed in favor of a more dynamic contour of the spoiler edge. The rear carries a massive skirt with framed edges. In contrast to the original, all components are painted body-color throughout, so the body appears down stretched and more dominant.
Ok, so you just dropped $230,000 on a new Ferrari Scuderia only to get it home and realize it only has 510 hp. Heck, Ford’s Shelby GT500 will put out more than that with nothing more than a K&N air filter swap. Well, help is on the way from Novitec Rosso, a leading Ferrari Tuner. Novitec introduces a sophisticated tuning program for the new Ferrari 430 Scuderia. At its heart is the Novitec Rosso Supersport Bi-Kompressor engine that bumps power output from stock 510 hp to 717 hp and increases top speed from 199 MPH to 217 MPH. Peak torque improves
A suite of new supercharger kits has emerged for Dodge, Chrysler and classic Mopars. Vortech has introduced a high-output, charge cooled supercharging system for the 5.7L and 6.1L Hemi V8 Dodge and Chrysler vehicles. Paxton has also stepped up with their new blow-through supercharging system for carbureted Mopar vehicles. Late-Model Chrysler and Dodge Hemi Complete supercharging systems for 2006-2007 5.7L and 6.1L Chrysler/Dodge Hemi vehicles are now available from Vortech Engineering. Applications include Chrysler 300C, Dodge Magnum and Charger. No piggyback control boxes, supplemental injectors, fuel lines or “add-on” fuel rails are required. The Vortech system uses the factory fuel