Friday, April 27, 2012

2013 Ford Shelby GT500 Will Make 662 Horsepower, Start at $54,995

 We already knew that the 2013 Ford Shelby GT500 would make around 650 horsepower and cost $54,995, but Ford announced that the car actually makes 662 horses. Fans of cheap speed, your new icon has arrived.
We had previously reported that the 2013 Shelby GT500 would make something like 650 horsepower and reach 200 mph, but after sending the Shelby to the dyno, Ford found that the car actually makes 662 horsepower and 631 lb-ft of torque. That was enough to score the Shelby the title of the most powerful series production V-8 in the world.
To be honest, the 2013 GT500 is one of the most powerful production cars in the world, full stop. Take a look at the world of production hypercars and you’ll find only five that make more power than the GT500: the Pagani Huayra, Lamborghini Aventador, Bugatti Veyron, SSC Ultimate Aero, and the Koenigsegg Agera. For reference, the least expensive of those five cars is the Aventador, which starts at about $394,000. The GT500, meanwhile, will run you about $55,000.
Ford does say that the 2013 Shelby GT500 is at least a little bit responsible: it’s also been rated at 15 mpg city, 24 mpg highway. That’s a full five mpg more than the GT500′s closest competitor, the 2013 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1.
The company also assures us that the new car has improved aerodynamics to keep the car planted, even at ludicrous speeds. Ford says that the revised front fascia and splitter provides 33 percent more downforce, and the car also has six-piston Brembo brakes at all four corners to quickly bring the party to a stop.
With the existence of a 662-horse Ford, will there still be a reason to buy cars like the Ferrari 599? Of course there will be. As it happens, however, simple horsepower figures aren’t one of them.

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Greenland Is Melting - Our Hearts Are Gold, Our Grass Is Blue

Our Hearts Are Gold, Our Grass Is Blue
Greenland Is Melting

1. From City to Town
2. No More Sorry Songs
3. No More Apologies
4. The Kitchen Song
5. Everyone Wants to Go to Heaven, But
6. No One Wants to Die
7. Hotel Floors
8. Long Sad Story
9. Jaundiced Eye
10. Wayfaring Stranger
11. Blood on the Banjo

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Horse Feathers - Cynic's New Year

Cynic's New Year (2012)
Horse Feathers
Label: Kill Rock Stars

01 – A Heart Arcane
02 – Last Waltz
03 – Pacific Bray
04 – So Long
05 – Where I’ll Be
06 – Nearly Old Friends
07 – Fit Against the Country
08 – Better Company
09 – Bird on a Leash
10 – Fire to Fields
11 – Elegy for Quitters
12 – Summer for Capricorns