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2017 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350 – American Muscle Not Just For 1/4 Mile

On a very hot summer day we had the pleasure to record a special CC500 member-car video with Tony and his hot ride!

Tony's 2017 Mustang Shelby GT350 is a special car with details not usually found in American Muscle Cars. A high reving engine with a flat plane crank and a race ready suspension set this pony apart from all other Muscle Cars.

We were waiting with great anticipation to see one of these cars up-close and we were not disappointed. A big thanks to Tony for joining our club and allowing us to capture this sophisticated monster in our video.

We will not spend more time writing about the car since we have published a full review in this post.

We will let you enjoy the video, as it speaks for itself!

 

Modifications

None Required!

 

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2008 BMW M5 E60 – THE BEAST BECOMES BEASTIER WITH 565 HP

After a long post-production period, tweaking and improving our video story, we are proud to introduce our club's flagship car, the "Beast"!

The Beast is a 2008 BMW E60 M5 owned by our good friend, CC500 co-organizer and founding member John. With an imposing, aggressive look and a screaming V10 engine that produces 565 hp and 414 lb-ft of torque (after a few modifications), it becomes clear why this car has been nicknamed the Beast. Or Das Biest if you want to stay true to its origins!

Since the introduction of the E28 model produced in 1986 until now with the current F90 model, the BMW M5 has been at the top of its class, combining luxury with performance.

Introduced in 2005, the E60 M5 is powered by an uneven firing V10 engine. That magnificent engine paired with a 7 speed sequential manual gearbox directly linked the car with the BMW Sauber Formula One program. The E60 model was both the quickest and fastest 4-door sedan in the world at the time of its release.

Other distinctive features include unique body panels, a wider track, 7-speed SMG III sequential manual gearbox, a color heads up display displaying navigation, speed, rpm and gear selection information and automatic seat side bolsters. For all these tangible and many more intangible reasons, the E60 M5 was the most successful M5 by the time it was replaced with the next variant.

With 507 hp and 380 lb-ft of torque (factory settings) the E60 can reach 0-to-62-mph in a time of 4.2 seconds and achieve a top speed of 204 mph. The E60 M5 recorded an official lap time of 8:13 at the Nurburgring.

The E60 M5 was regarded as the benchmark for super high performance sedans in its class. According to Jeremy Clarkson, former presenter of BBC's Top Gear, “It’s a world of motoring perfection. If you want to take it on...don’t bother. It doesn’t matter what you’ve got. It doesn’t matter what you’ve ever driven. This is quicker, it’s faster, it’s MORE astonishing. You just can’t believe you’re in a big 4-door saloon because it goes and it feels and it SOUNDS like a Ferrari 430, and that’s about the best car I’ve ever driven. The steering, the brakes, the power. And this noise… The driving experience just dominates everything…. It’s an epic car, just brilliant.”

The Beast has had a few modifications that increased the already impressive factory numbers. With the introduction of the modifications listed below, this amazing machine produces 565 hp and 414 lb-ft of torque. The Eisenmann Race Exhaust  brings the car to a completely different level of excitement as you will discover from the video!

If you would like to follow this car, make sure to visit it's instagram page @m5biest .

We had a blast making this story on a hot September day! We hope you enjoy the video and we are looking forward to seeing you at our next event so that you can meet the Beast up close and personal!

Modifications

Engine

  • aFe Power Magnum Force Stage-2 Air Intake

Exhaust

  • Eisenmann Race Exhaust (Section 3)

Suspension

  • H&R Springs (Lowered 1.25'' front and .75'' back)
  • Bilstein Shocks

Wheels

  • Forgestar F14 Deep Concave 20” Wheels

Body

  • Black Kidney Grills
  • Black Side Grills
  • Black Side Reflectors

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1968 Dodge Charger R/T – Pure American muscle with 596 hp

We are proud to present our first member car showcase. I could not have thought of a better car to begin our showcases with! A pure American Muscle car that turned heads everywhere we drove it!

We started out on a beautiful Saturday morning, our friend George (honorary 1st CC500 member) our video crew and myself. We could not have picked a better day and location to present this beautiful classic car!

The iconic 1968 Dodge Charger R/T with the Coke Bottle design that won the hearts of a generation as one of the best-looking muscle cars in the US, with many considering it the best-looking performance car of the 1960's.

The standard engine in the Charger was the 318 cubic inch V-8, but many opted for the 383 two-barrel V8, the 426 Hemi, or the 440 Magnum. This particular car was modified with a new Mopar 520 cubic inch engine that produces 596 hp!

I had the privilege to drive this car and I can attest to its awesomeness! Right away you feel the power it exhumes. It is not an easy car to drive by no means, and you have to get used to it. Heavy clutch and stiff transmission as expected for a car of this displacement, size and power. Once you drive it around for a little bit and get "closer" to it, the fun begins!

This car is not a toy, it demands respect and rewards you plentifully. We drove the car around for about 4 hrs and wherever we went people looked. We were approached by people who were asking if it was for sale. People just loved this car, and with good reason.

The car drives and handles beautifully, even through the tight corners you see on the video. For the past 21 years it's owner has taken care, restored and modified this car to make it better than the original.

For the past 50 years, since the first Dodge Charger was realeased in 1966, Americans have enjoyed an obsession with power and performance. The 1966 Charger was Dodge's first real muscle car. The 1968 Dodge Charger built upon the 1966 model, maintaining the soul of the vehicle while introducing a new design and performance upgrades that left its competition in the dust. The car became so popular that was featured in many movies such as Bullitt, Vanishing Point, Christine and Blade!

George is definitely having a lot of fun with his car and we are looking forward to seeing him and his car around at our club's events! Thank you George!

Modifications

Engine

  • Produces 596 hp and 632 lb-ft of Torque
  • 520 cu. in.
  • Indy Heads
  • Indy Intake
  • COMP Cam Roller

Transmission

  • TKO 600 by Liberty Gears
  • Ram Twin Clutch

Rear End

  • Strange S60
  • 3.54 Gear Ration

Cooling

  • 28 Inch Be Cool Radiator
  • 7 Blade Flex Fan

Suspension

  • All Firm Feel Inc
  • Lowered 1.5 Inches

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