Monthly Archive: July 2012

Jul 31

Boss 302 and Camaro ZL1 headline Forza Motorsport’s August Car Pack

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Forza Motorsport 4 August Car Pack

Once upon a not so long ago, I owned a 1971 Lincoln Continental Mark III. If the cruiser from the B52's infamous "Love Shack" really was as big as a whale, the Conti was the ocean in which that mighty Chrysler swam. I held the title for roughly 13 years, and in that time, I got the car sideways exactly once.

Now, I was certainly no newcomer to ass-out antics when this scenario played out, but I found myself woefully under-prepared for the combination of feather-light steering, neglected bushings, flimsy sidewalls and the sinister abundance of mass that I unleashed on that unsuspecting intersection one spring night.

Traffic cleared, the secondaries on the Holley 750 double pumper opened up and all 500 lb-ft of torque from the 460 under the hood spilt the rear tires' guts onto the asphalt in a smoky sacrifice to glory. Momentum piled on as I struggled to swing the tiller from starboard to port and keep the craft out of either ditch. Even amidst the curses and 7,000 turns to lock, I was vaguely aware of the four girls in the back seat impersonating a Newton's Cradle as they slid across the green leather rear bench with each wag of the tail lamps.

I tell you this for one very simple reason. Turn 10 Studios has just released the August Car Pack for Forza Motorsport 4, and while the DLC is packed with sexy hardware like the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1, Ford Mustang Boss 302, Scion FR-S and Sauber-Mercedes C9, there really is only one car to care about in the mix: a 1962 Lincoln Continental. Check out the full teaser video below, and pony up $7.00 in XBox Live points if you too want to try taming the Conti.

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Jul 31

2013 Chevrolet Camaro SS 1LE Review

With some help from the Camaro ZL1's parts bin, Chevrolet now has a track-conscious sports car that'll take on the Mustangs for less.

Jul 27

WATCH: The New 2013 RTR Mustang Getting Sideways!

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Ever since Formula Drift champ Vaughn Gittin Jr. unveiled his first 2011 Vaughn RTR design, it’s been a big hit with Mustang enthusiasts everywhere whether it’s the wheels, rear wing, front splitter or the rear diffuser or the whole dealer-installed package. Although, the handling was stiffer with a harsh suspension setup, things have changed! We’ve been teased with renderings of the new and improved 2013 Mustang RTR all over the web and our wait is finally over! Check out the video of one gorgeous RTR in action:

This year this bad boy comes with an adjustable suspension setup and up to a crazy 624 impressive horses when paired with the optional Ford Racing supercharger. That’s not all, folks. This thing has a redesigned front fascia, side splitters, aluminum rear spoiler and rear diffuser. One thing that stayed the same, those awesome 19-inch RTR wheels! I so dig ‘em!

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Now you have the ability to choose between a couple versions of the new RTR. One of those versions has been labeled the Spec 1 which consists of pretty much the basics. However, the Spec 2 ‘Stang is fully loaded with the option of a 525 hp or 624 hp Ford Racing supercharger setup. Can you say, hell yes?! Can’t wait to see what the hoonigan has in store with this!

What do you think of the new 2013 RTR? Badass or no? Comment below and tell us!

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