Sunday, March 31, 2013

Jeep - Mopar Concept Vehicles in Action at the 47th Annual Easter Jeep Safari

Jeep - Mopar recently released a video showing their concept vehicles in action at the 47th Annual Easter Jeep Safari in Moab, Utah.  Vehicles include:

  • The Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk Concept
  • The Jeep Wrangler Mopar Recon
  • The Jeep Wrangler Stitch
  • The Jeep Sand Trooper II
  • The Jeep Wrangler Flattop
  • The Jeep Wrangler Slim

Saturday, March 23, 2013

2013 Shelby 1000 Flexes 1200 HP Street Legal Muscle

Shelby American will introduce the most powerful production, street legal muscle car in the world next week at the New York International Auto show - the 2013 Shelby 1000.

Shelby American launched the 1000 last year to commemorate its 50th anniversary, and will debut this newer, more powerful version next week in New York.  The monster machine, based on the Ford Shelby GT500, will unleash 1,200 horsepower running on pump gas.

Starting at $154,995, not including the base GT500, a limited production of one hundred 2013 Shelby 1000's will be built.

Something to add to the wish list?

Source: Shelby American

Thursday, March 21, 2013

Jeep and Mopar Concept Vehicles for 2013 Moab Easter Jeep Safari

Each year thousands of die-hard off-road enthusiasts gather for the Easter Jeep Safari in Moab, Utah. This year's event, from March 23rd through the 31st, will be the 47th annual Jeep safari.  A much anticipated highlight is always the concept vehicles that Jeep and Mopar bring to the event each year.

Jeep and Mopar have revealed six new concept vehicles for the 47th Annual Moab Easter Jeep Safari.

Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk II

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The Jeep Grand Cherokee Trailhawk Concept is the most extreme Grand Cherokee ever with 35-inch tires and EcoDiesel V-6 power.

Jeep Wrangler Recon

The Jeep Wrangler Mopar Recon features 6.4-liter HEMI V-8 power and prototype beadlock wheels and Stinger off-road bumper.

Jeep Wrangler Stitch

The Jeep Wrangler Stitch is a light-weight follow-up to the diehard enthusiasts’ favorite Wrangler Pork Chop.

Jeep Wrangler Sand Trooper II

The Jeep Sand Trooper II builds on the extreme off-road capabilities of the original Sand Trooper with 5.7-liter HEMI V-8 and Mopar Portal axles and Shorty off-road bumper.

Jeep Wrangler Flattop

The Jeep Wrangler Flattop features 37-inch tires and go-anywhere hardware in a sophisticated package.

Jeep Wrangler Slim

The Jeep Wrangler Slim combines affordable extreme weekend fun with everyday road use featuring Mopar prototype 2-inch lift kit and prototype on-road beadlock wheels.

“Off-road enthusiasts will be pleasantly surprised by the range of Jeep models we’re bringing to this year’s Easter Jeep Safari,” said Mike Manley, President and CEO – Jeep Brand, Chrysler Group LLC. “We go to this extremely popular event in Moab each year to showcase the latest production vehicles from Jeep, as well as a host of new customization and personalization ideas. In doing so, we connect with and receive a tremendous amount of feedback from our most loyal customers.”

Since 2002, Jeep and Mopar have teamed to create nearly 40 unique concept vehicles for enthusiasts who attend the popular Easter Jeep Safari.

Source: Chrysler Group

Monday, March 18, 2013

Chevrolet's Hot Wheels Camaro Special Edition Arrives in Utah

Hours and hours spent on the floor of your childhood home laying out the bright orange track and imagining the thrill of driving a Hot Wheels car.  Many of us have these treasured memories.  So it's not surprising that when Chevrolet introduced a full size Hot Wheels Camaro concept car at SEMA a little over a year ago it drew huge crowds.  Last fall that concept made it's way to a production model again displayed at SEMA and just recently has started showing up in Chevy dealer's showrooms all across the country.

We finally had a look at the real live version of the Hot Wheels Camaro Special Edition and it does not disappoint!  This is one of the most iconic toys of our lifetime brought to life as one of the coolest Camaros you'll ever see.  Right now Gus Paulos Chevrolet in West Valley City is the only Chevrolet dealership in Utah with one of these special Camaros on site.

As Chevrolet points out on their website: This limited, special edition Camaro is a dream come true for millions of fans, collectors and anyone who remembers feeling that kid-like sense of wonder.  The original Custom Camaro 1:64-scale toy from 1968 was one of the original 16 Hot Wheels cars issued.

The Camaro Hot Wheels Edition is available in coupe and convertible models and will be offered for 2LT and 2SS trims.  The Hot Wheels Special Edition Camaro has several awesome features, most not available on other Camaro models. Specialized equipment includes:

  • Kinetic Blue Metallic Exterior- a color specific to this Camaro
  • 21-inch Black Wheels with Red Outline
  • Ground Effects
  • Body-Length Black Striping
  • Hot Wheels Badging on the Grille, Trunk, Door Sill Plates, and Below the Side Mirrors
  • Hot Wheel Logo on the Base of the Steering Wheel and Embroidered Front Seats
  • Carbon Flash Metallic Door Panel Inserts
  • Available Dual-Mode Exhaust System
  • Available 426 Horsepower

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As a limited edition Camaro, you have only a few more months to special order the car if you want to own one. We recommend you get down to Gus Paulos Chevrolet at 4050 West 3500 South, West Valley City, Utah, and have a look at this one of a kind car. Or you can give them a call at 801-895-2672. 

For a great selection of Chevrolet Camaros, click here.

Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Viral Video: Jeff Gordon Test Drive

NASCAR driver Jeff Gordon goes undercover in this promotional prank for Pepsi MAX which has become a viral sensation on social media.

Watch as this unsuspecting car salesman goes with mild mannered "Mike" on a test drive of a 5th generation Chevy Camaro. As you can imagine, things get pretty wild.

It all ends well though as the car salesman smiles and says, "Wanna do it again?".

Friday, March 8, 2013

Dash Cam Video: Subaru WRX Does 360 Spin While Passing

Keep calm and keep her between the hedges.

These days dash cams can provide us with a view of some crazy driving.

I'm not sure anyone will know if this move was intentional or not, but this Subaru Impreza WRX driver ended up taking an exciting spin while overtaking another vehicle.  And it was all caught on a dash cam video and uploaded to YouTube.

Looks like stunt driving worthy of a Subaru commercial.