Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Ford F-150 Lightning - Week 15

The Ford F-150 SVT Lightning is probably one of the ugliest trucks my boyfriend has set his mind to buying, but it is pretty fast. This truck was featured in the Fast & Furious movies. This truck was also made as a competitor for the Chevrolet Silverado 454SS. 

The Ford F-150 Lightning is a high performance version of the normal Ford F-150, which was produced by the Ford Special Vehical Team (SVT). These two automobiles share a lot of the same structures, but extensive modifications were made to the suspension and frame of the SVT Lightning in order to improve the handling of the car. 

The F-150 SVT Lightning is a front engine, RWD, two passenger, two door type of truck. It has a forth generation supercharged and imtercooled SOHC (single overhead cam, which generates a higher engine speed allowing it to have a greater revolution per minute, or rpm) 5.4L V8 engine, 4R100 four speed automatic transmission with lockup torque converter, 380 hp at 4,750 rpm, a torque ratio of 450 lbs/ft at 3,250 rpm, goes from 0 - 60 in 5.2, and has a top speed of 140 mph. This speedy truck also has a towing capacity of 5,000 lbs. 

Wednesday, April 20, 2016

Chevrolet Silverado 454SS - Week 14

The 1990 Chevrolet Silverado 1500 454SS ("SS" means Super Sport) is a beast! It the best domestic sports truck in the US. It's a standard two wheel drive cab and comes with a 454ci (cubic inches) 7.4L V8 engine (also knows as the "Big Block") in a short-box C1500 pickup (the "C" stands for C-series truck, which is two wheel drive and C1500 is half ton), 230hp at 3600rpm, a torque ratio of 385 lbs/feet at 1600rpm, goes from 0 - 60 in under eight seconds (that's a pretty good speed for a truck), and has a three speed automatic transmission with Turbo Hydramatic 400. The interior comes equipped with special red cloth seats, black trim, black steering wheel and air vents, and sports buckle seats. It also comes with a black exterior and special made 454SS wheels from factory. This sporty pick up truck also has a 3.73 rear axle ratio, which adds to the performance of the car. It also has positrac rear ends, which describes the limited-slip differential (this allows both wheels to turn at once and improves traction) has a stock fuel pressure of 12.5 lbs, and a towing capacity of 9,500 lbs. 

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Ferrari vs. Lamborghini - Week 13

Ferrari's and Lamborghini's are both performance, power, and popularity cars. They are both Italian companies and produce popular luxury sports cars. They are also both VERY expensive companies that make expansive cars and accessories (clothing, clothing accessories, car parts, etc.).

Even though these cars have many similarities, they have a lot more differences. Ferrari was founded in 1929 by Enzo Ferrari and it's parent organization is Fiat S.p.A.  This beautiful car has a few different body styles; 2-door, 2+2 coupe cabriolet, 2 seat Berlinetta, 2 seat spider, or 3-door shooting-break. It comes with either a front mid-engine with rear-wheel drive, or rear mid-engine with rear-wheel drive, FMR layout (front mid-engine with rear wheel drive) or FM4 layout (front mid-engine with four wheel drive), has a seven speed dual clutch automated manual, and has between 460 - 963 hp

The Lamborghini on the other hand was founded in October 30, 1963 by Ferruccio Lamborghini and it's parent organizations are Audi AG and Volkswagen Group. This car has 3 body styles; 2 door coupe, 2 door roadster, 2-door spyder. It comes with either a mid-engine four wheel drive or a mid-engine rear wheel drive, seven speed ISR (independent shifting rods) semi-automatic transmission or five speed manual, and has between 550 - 700 hp.

So here's how Lamborghini started...Ferrucio Lamborghini fixed a Ferrari he bought with a clutch from his tractor company. He then went to tell Enzo Ferrari, but Mr. Ferrari took it as an insult and told off Ferrucio. So he went on to making the beautiful Lamborghini many of us love today.

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Wednesday, April 6, 2016

RC 350 & F - Week 12

The RC is one of the beautiful models of the Lexus brand. It comes with many different models, but my two favorite are the RC 350 F Sport and RC F. My favorite color for this car is white in red; its the perfect combination! This model has a very bold look to it, which makes it look fierce. The RC 350 F Sport is the one I drive (which is my sisters car) when I want to run errands. It is a four - passenger luxury sport coupe, which has a eight - speed Sport - Direct Shift automatic transmission with paddle shifters (RWD) or six - speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters (AWD), has 306 horsepower, 3.5L V6 engine, goes from 0 - 60 in 6 seconds, and has a top speed of 130 mph.

The RC F, on the other hand is a beast! It looks the same but is much faster than all the other models. It is a four - passenger performance coupe, which has eight - speed Sport - Direct Shift, (RWD or TVD, which means Torque Vectoring Differential), has 467 horsepower at 7100 RPM, 5.0 L V8 engine, goes from 0 - 60 in 4.4 seconds, and has a top speed of 168 mph.