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Vote On Which Diesel Engine You Think Is Best! Ford vs Chevy vs Dodge


Diesel Engine Shootout: Ford vs Chevy vs Dodge – An infographic by the team at AutoAnything

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Decisions: Have you thought this through?

Lets face it; there are many choices in this world and sometimes they aren’t always easy to make. But fortunately, there are a few resources at hand to simplify our decisions so we can get on with our lives. We’re working on a few things to make shopping for auto accessories easier, but I thought this might be a good time to revisit an old classic; customer reviews.  So lets look at a few fan favorites from our floor mats department.

Weathertech floor mats are a tried and true design made from a premium rubber compound.  We have 1302 reviews, scoring a solid 4.75 / 5 stars for appearance, ease of installation, price, value and quality.

Weathertech Extreme Duty floor mats are a more rugged version of the OG mats.  Made from harder plastic with taller side walls, these rubber mats will do a fine job of controlling spills. And out of 1985 reviews, these mats score an average of 4.25 stars.

Husky Liners are bringing in big numbers in the review arena; you can read 5652 reviews on our site, all with an average rating of 4.87 / 5.  An extra-tall side wall and bulletproof plastic rubber make these liners perfect for any workhorse vehicle.

Husky Weatherbeater floor mats offer a more refined look than their liners, but still boast the same solid construction and custom fit. After 526 customer reviews, we can see they also score an average of 4.87 / 5 stars.

Clearly all of them are winners, but only you can decide which set of car mats has the right style, fit and price for you.

The 2010 Chevy Camaro Options Dealerships Don’t Want You to Know About


2010 Camaro

Shhhhh. Are you alone? Take a look over your shoulder, under your desk, behind your fridge. Don’t see any GM representatives milling around, do you? No 5’ 9” dudes with well-groomed beards, impeccably ironed polo shirts and sensible loafers? Good. If they knew what you were about to read, they’d plotz! Continue reading

2010 Chevy Camaro Sunergy Coming Soon in Limited Numbers


2010 Chevy Camaro Sunergy

Yes, the 2010 Chevy Camaro SS is bitchin’. Even the base Camaro LS is hands-down gorgeous. But, the streets are going to be clogged with these standard trims over the coming years. If you’re looking to stand out from the Camaro herd, you’ll want to place your order for the upcoming Special Edition 2010 Chevy Camaro Sunergy. Continue reading

Return of the King: Mustang’s New 5.0 Reins in More Horsepower & Torque for 2011


2010 Ford Mustang GT

AutoWeek has gotten the inside line on the new 5.0-liter that Ford plans to ship in the 2011 Mustang.  Brace yourself, as it sounds like Ford has made plans take hold of the reins in the American muscle ring.

412 ponies will be driven by 390 ft-lbs of torque…from a 5.0 V8… with a redline of at least 6,500 RPM.  That’s 83 horsepower per liter.  The all new aluminum block and cylinders have been designed to let the engine breathe like an Olympian running the 100-meter dash. Cast iron sleeves help protect the light-weight block while distributing large amounts of heat away from the cylinders.

Now compare this to is American breathren.  The Camaro SS outputs 422HP from it’s 6.2-liter V8, and the Challenger puts out a healthy 425 HP from its 6.1-liter SRT8 hemi.  Both vehicles should weigh considerably more than the 2011 Mustang, which should give the Blue Oval a significant advantage.

So, which would you take down to the strip?

2010 Specter Werkes Corvette GTR Gets Our Motors Running


2010-Specter-Werkes-Corvette-GTR-Wheels-Brakes

Officially unveiled at the 2009 SEMA Show, Specter Werkes has shown the public what their 2010 C6 GTR is made of. Based on the mighty 500 horsepower Z06 platform, this Vette is far from stock.  Powered by Lingenfelter’s twin-turbo system for the LS7, this C6 now boasts 800 horsepower to the wheels and enough torque to spin the world backwards.

A custom body kit, vented hood, front lip and matte-black rear fascia clean up the exterior.  Overall, I think it looks good, but those rear exhaust tips are a little over the top.  Carbon fiber wheels adorn each corner, wrapped in Pilot Sport PS2 rubber, surrounding a StopTech 6-piston BBK.  The wheels are made by HRE and weigh in at only 22 pounds each, not bad for 20’s! Press release and 5 more pics after the break!

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The Z28 Returns to the Camaro Family


Chevy Camaro Z28

It’s been rumored for quite some time that the Z28 would be making a comeback, and it’s a smart move for GM as the Camaro is one of their best sellers.  The SS’s V8 is fast and throaty, while the body lines give it a sinister look… the perfect recipe for American muscle.  Well all that’s about to change for the better as it looks like the Z28 will finally become an option for new car buyers.

Spied and facebooked at the SEMA show, the above picture is probably of the new Z28.  There are absolutely no details yet, and we only know whats been rumored, which is that there’s an LSA-engine under that hood.  The LSA is the same powerplant used in the Cadillac CTS-V, which means it’ll be brutal; 550 HP and 550 FT-LBS of torque. Stay tuned, more details to follow.

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New 2010 Camaro Performance Chip from SuperChips!


2010-Camaro-Hardtop-Convertible

Lets face it, the new Camaro is HOT! And we want to help make it even hotter, which is why we’ve added a new Street Scene body kit and spoiler to make it look mean.  And now you can give all that show some serious go with one of our performance chips. There’s a handful of tuners that already support the 2010 Camaro, here’s the breakdown:

  • Hypertech Max Energy – For the 6.2L engine, you get an estimated 12+ hp, 20+ft-lbs of torque (manual transmission)
  • DiabloSport Predator– For the 6.2L engine, you get an estimated 10-20 hp, 10-20 ft-lbs of torque (manual transmission)
  • DiabloSport Trinity – For the 6.2L engine, you get an estimated 10-20 hp, 10-20 ft-lbs of torque (manual transmission)
  • Jet Performance Chips – For the 6.2L engine, you get an estimated 15-17 hp, 15-17 ft-lbs of torque (SS, manual transmission)

While these are all good options from companies that have proven their tuning abilities time and time again, now there’s a new guy on the block that’s looking to push the limits and deliver some serious performance gains.  Meet the Special Edition Superchips Flashpaq.

2010-Camaro-Superchips-Flashpaq

The Flashpaq SE delivers performance results that the others can’t touch.  If you’re sporting the SS with a manual transmission, you can now pack an additional 19.9 ponies under your hood and 18.3 ft-lbs of torque.  Did you get the automatic? Good news there too, because the drivetrain efficiencies net you 21 extra horses and 21 ft-lbs of torque!  Now that’s some serious muscle; throw on the standard bolt-on’s and you’ve got a Camaro that’ll lead any pack.  Get yours today at AutoAnything.com.

 

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For reference here are the part numbers for all these tuners:

  • Superchips 2885 – Flashpaq Programmer, 2010 Chevy Camaro SS, 6.2L V8 (Manual and Auto)
  • Hypertech 32006 – Max Energy Programmer, 2010 Chevy Camaro SS, 6.2L V8 (Manual and Auto)
  • Jet 11008 – 2010 Chevy Camaro SS, 6.2L V8 (Manual and Auto), Stage 1 – For Vehicles with No Modifications
  • Jet 11008S – 2010 Chevy Camaro SS, 6.2L V8 (Manual and Auto), Stage 2 – For Vehicles with Modifications
  • DiabloSport U7194 – Predator Programmer, 2010 Chevy Camaro SS, 6.2L V8 (Manual and Auto)
  • DiabloSport T1000 – Trinity Programmer, 2010 Chevy Camaro SS, 6.2L V8 (Manual and Auto)

Hennessey CTS-V: So Fast, On-Star Called


It’s not very often that a car is so blindingly fast that it’s on board computer management systems thinks there’s a problem. Well if it’s going to happen to anyone, it’s going to happen to John Hennessy and his crew. Watch as their 700 pony-pushing CTS-V runs an 11 second quarter-mile, and then procedes to alert On-Star because .99 G’s of acceleration registers as a “vehicle event”.

PS: This CTS-V SCREAMS!

2010 Camaro Body Kit – Front Lip Spoiler, Rear Spoiler & Side Skirts


FYI, if you’re lucky enough to own one of these fine examples of American muscle, then you can now give it a more aggressive look with a custom body kit.  We’ve teamed up with Street Scene to offer you a full body kit that is hot of the presses. Pick and choose your parts to make your own great look, or get all three for a more composed style.  We are working on getting some better images up on the site, but it’s the same kit to be featured on the WD-40 Camaro at SEMA this year.

Here’s a few shots of the WD40 car, courtesy of the Camaro5 Forum:

WD40 Camaro - Front

WD40 Camaro - Side and Rear

If you’d like to order this, here are some quick links for you:

Hennessey Dyno’s their LS9 Powered Camaro


Hennessey Camaro LS9 Dyno

Well Hennessey did it; they were able to squeeze the LS9 into a Camaro and they have officially finished tuning that beast. Here’s the video of the first dyno… can you say torque-tastic?

Rumor: Next Gen Corvette to Bring Back Split Window Design


1963 Corvette Split Window

One of the most iconic designs in the Corvette’s history is the split window design from the 1963 model year. Yes, it hinders the drivers vision out the rear window, but it provides a beautiful swatch of metal to paint in an area usually reserved for glass. In 1964, the split window design got the axe, ultimately replaced by a huge sheet of glass. Well next year is the Corvette’s centennial anniversary, and GM is considering bringing back the split rear window style. As I see it, there are a couple pros and cons to this:

Pros

  1. Elegant exterior styling (duh!)
  2. Could work as a structural brace, providing a stiffer chassis design
  3. The possibility of having the split window be completely transparent, by means of fancy aero-space materials and technologies.  Think electro-transparent panoramic glass, like that featured in the new Maybach’s.

Cons

  1. Rear vision could be blocked, or seriously hindered. This could be solved by having a rear camera installed by the license plate.
  2. It could add a considerable amount to the bottom line of buying a Corvette
  3. It doesn’t represent a drastic leap in styling, is it really going to be worth it?

Stingray Concept - Transformers II 2009

What do you think of the Transformers 2 design concepts?  Solid win or epic fail?

Papa Johns Gives Away 35,847 Pizza’s!


Papa John and His Camaro

That’s a lotta pizza-pie, but to get it for free, you had to pick it up in your Camaro.  That’s amore!

In case you missed the headline, the Papa J0hn Schnatter of Papa John’s was searching for his long lost 1972 Z28 Camaro, the one he had to sell to open the very first Papa John’s.   It was a beauty, one that he dearly loved.  After more than 30 years, he decided to leverage his wealth, start a search, make a website and offer a $250,000 reward!

Jalopnik championed coverage of the story, encouraged their readers to help and one of them actually found it!  Now the Papa has been reunited, Jeff Robinson is $250K richer and 35,847 proud Camaro owners have a full belly… I guess there is such a thing as a happy ending.

Lambo SuperVeloce vs Corvette ZR1


The blokes over at AutoCar were lucky enough to pit two of the worlds fastest and most highly regarded super cars in the world. The Lambo SV has 670 Italian-bred ponies in the boot and all wheel drive, making it go from 0-60 in negative three seconds… well, maybe it can’t defy space and time, but it’s still ridiculously fast. The ZR1, on the other hand, has 30 less horsepower and 60 more pounds, meaning the Lambo should have a solid edge over the bowtie. Watch and learn why American muscle is king.

Remember that Hennessey LS9 Camaro?


It’s alive and it sounds awesome!

It Fits! ZR1 LS9 in the New Camaro


2010 Hennessey LS9 Camaro

Hennessey announced today that it was able to squeeze in the 640 horsepower LS9 into the engine bay of the new Camaro. By the looks of the photos, the engine fits quite nicely.  This is a considerable upgrade from the Camaro’s optional V8, but Hennessey wasn’t happy with just 640 ponies. Oh no, they’ll be working on pushing out over 700 to the wheels.

Only 24 LS9 Camaro’s will be made by Hennessy and 11 of them have already been pre-ordered. If you got a couple hundred grand laying around and fancy the new 2010 Camaro, get on the horn and talk to Mr. Hennessey. Pics after the jump!

UPDATE: HENNESSEY PRESS RELEASE AFTER THE JUMP – Performance Specs Included!

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2010 Chevy Corvette, Now with more Grand Sport


2010 Chevy Corvette Grand Sport - Red

Great news for those of us who are longing to see the 2010 Corvette: Chevy recently announced to bring back the Corvette Grand Sport for next year. The Z51 performance package will be discontinued and replaced with a Grand Sport model touting Z06 body pieces and some unique performance upgrades.  New bits from the Chevy parts bin will allow for a  greater degree of handling performance; wider wheels and tires, revised shocks, beefier stabilizer bars, new spring specs and tranny-specific gearing will all be included on every Grand Sport model. The new race-bred suspension will give it distinctive, starting grid performance. The new Grand Sport will be offered in both coupe and convertible body styles, available with either a six-speed manual or six-speed automatic transmission.

Chevrolet puts the same 6.2L LS3 V8 into the new Grand Sport, giving you an extremely capable 430hp to tap into. Some versions will be equipped with a two-mode exhaust, which even raises horsepower from 430hp to 436hp. Chevrolet also announced a 0.2-sec drop in the Grand Sport’s 0-60 mph times. The new 2010 model is equipped with 18-inch front and 19-inch rear wheels wrapped in super-sticky 275/35ZR18 and 325/30ZR19 tires, front and rear. Want more details? We’ll be back soon with more news and pictures as they become available. If you currently own a Vette and need some replacement parts, you can be sure to find them in our Corvette parts section.

2010 Chevy Camaro Options Leaked, Spec out your Next Muscle Car


2010 Chevy Camaro

Someone out there got their mitts on the official 2010 Chevy Camaro Ordering Guide. This is 40 pages of pure Muscle Car Madness! You can build your dream machine or a budget booster, your choice. Given the current economic condition, I think I’d be happy saving some money on the base model 300 Horsepower V6 and then customize it with the standard American muscle mods; intake, chip and exhaust. With those kinds of mods, you should be able to squeeze out another 50-60 horses, making your baseline Camaro produce about 20% more power.  Mmm, mmm good….

Make your decision today by checking out the ordering guide on Scribd.com.

DiabloSport has been named “Worlds Greatest Automotive Performance Company”


AutoAnything is committed to quality, which is why we carry big name brands that devote a lot of their time to Research and Development. It’s not often that our partners get nationally recognized for all their hard work, but when it does happen, you gotta give credit where credit is due.

The Travel channels television show, Worlds Greatest, did a feature on DiabloSport. After looking at their operations, the ingenuity of their products & their upcoming DiabloSport Trinity programmer, the show’s host dubbed them the Worlds Greatest Automotive Performance Company. Here the clip from the broadcast: