“God Bless America”​​: Reviewing the range of sports on American Independence Day

Today is July 4th, and I suppose you know that today is Independence Day in America. 236 years ago today that he signed the Declaration of Independence from the British Empire, resulting in what is now known as the United States. Although there were gaps in its history – as the Civil War in the nineteenth century – the country has prospered and Automotive Stage like for its car culture developed. Although Germany was the birthplace of the automobile, USA was where he learned to walk and develop.

That is why on this day we would do a brief review of the best I can offer U.S. sports car in question, our Top 5. Far is the classic muscle car concept, the heavy iron far is only able to be fast in a straight line: at present are of American origin some of the most radical sports and wanted the world. What I like is that they do not lose their roots and remain true to the V8 engine, reinventing and improving everything that goes on around them.

Chevrolet Camaro ZL1: The most powerful Chevrolet history
The Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 is the top model of the Camaro. Highly anticipated, and reviving a mythical name, the Camaro ZL1 uses the powerful engine 6.2 V8 LSA. Is a block supercharged developing the monstrous figure of 580 hp. As usual, Chevrolet is not usually published with great fanfare prestacionales data, but despite weighing around 1,800 kg, is capable of accelerating to 100 km / h in under 5 seconds.

In the dynamic plane, and a Launch Control System with Magnetic Ride adaptive suspension, which changes in real time the hardness of the dampers depending on the condition of pavements. This system is inherited from the Corvette. Not for sale in Spain or seem likely to become pregnant in the future, but we can enjoy the many videos circulating on the Internet and recreate stunning looks muscular.

Shelby Mustang GT500 2013: the most powerful V8 mass-produced
One of the most amazing changes that I remember was that of the Shelby Mustang GT500, whose power has grown from around 500 hp a few years ago the huge 662 hp 5.8 V8 engine delivers its aluminum, supercharged. Recall that the Ford Mustang is not a big car, and despite all the reinforcements still has a classic structure of solid rear axle. Rigid axle that testers valued as the best rigid axle market, but do not worship on a independent suspension system.

V8 is the most powerful production and is the first Mustang able to break the barrier of 200 miles per hour, ie 320 km / h. The madness is inherent to this snake, painted with stripes of different colors and with huge intakes for engine cooling: indeed, there is no grille, removed the radiators to get better airflow. This suicide with four wheels and manual gearbox is sold in the U.S. at a price of around $ 50,000.

Hennessey Venom: bite you and poison
In our list of American sports madness is not scarce, and neither do the eight-cylinder engines (as they should). The Hennessey Venom is the masterpiece of coach John Hennessey, known for its potentiation in the Corvette and Dodge Viper. The Venom is built on a modified platform of a Lotus Exige, which is extended and reinforced in order to achieve a power to weight ratio of 1 kg per horsepower.

With 1,200 kg, it implies that a 7.0 LS7 V8 engine supercharged by two turbochargers that produces the monstrous figure of 1,200 hp, 199 hp more than a Bugatti Veyron, which can make things difficult at the performance based: accelerates from 0 to 100 km / h in under 3 seconds, despite having only rear wheel drive and manual transmission. Its price exceeds one million dollars, and that is why Steven Tyler just lucky as they can afford.

SSC Tuatara: with the speed record in mind
All against the Bugatti Veyron. Since the Veyron saw the light a few years ago a lot of manufacturers have striven to wrest the crown of top speed. Its 407 km / h on end were soon overcome, but with the launch of the SuperSport Veyron, its 1,200 hp and 431 km / h the European racing car still has the crown. The SSC Tuatara is the champion of Shelby Super Cars, which aims to beat the Veyron with a point not yet certified 444 km / h.

Speeds exceeding Mach 0.33 in successful land-based power and aerodynamics. The engine is again a 7.0 V8 – is an excellent basis for potentiation – well massaged to achieve the awesome figure of 1,350 hp. The body is much more elegant than the SSC Aero, with the engine located in central-rear position and a line worthy of a Pininfarina design. Has yet to demonstrate and certify their maximum speed, which makes its price rise to one million dollars.

SRT Viper: Viper returns
The pattern of sports cars and snakes is consistent in the U.S. industry, but the real viper is the Viper SRT. It is the third generation of the series Viper, now marketed under the brand SRT, but Dodge is still for us. With an entirely new platform, the Viper does not abandon his philosophy of lightweight, weighing only 1,521 kg and is powered by a massive 8.4-liter V10 atmospheric displacement which generates 640 hp.

There is a high specific power, but has a devastating torque: 813 Nm, more than some similarly powerful supercharged. No figures prestacionales, but the 0 to 100 km / h should drop below 4 seconds. Although equipped first stability control and some interior refinement is still a rough and primitive beast: only available with manual gearbox (short developments) and its engine has two valves per cylinder, among other niceties.

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