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ROUSH PERFORMANCE ANNOUNCES NEW 2018 F-150 SC


The 650 horsepower 2018 ROUSH F-150 SC gains 50 horsepower over the previous model thanks to the new ROUSH TVS R2650 supercharger, can be equipped with a ROUSH Active Exhaust system and is now available for pre-order at all ROUSH authorized Ford Dealers

DETROIT (September 18, 2018) – ROUSH Performance redefines off-road capability and on-road performance with the 2018 F-150 SC. Integrating the industry-leading ROUSH TVS R2650 Supercharger Package with an advanced Fox Racing suspension and top-of-the-line ROUSH performance styling components creates a vehicle that is equally at home on the street or on the trail.

The 2018 F-150 SC begins with the highly capable Ford 5.0-liter V8 engine. When combined with the all-new ROUSH TVS R2650 Supercharger Package and ROUSH engine calibration, this platform delivers 650 horsepower and 610 pound-feet of torque. ROUSH further enhances the performance and sound of the F-150 SC with its standard Dual Tip Performance Exhaust System or the available Dual Tip Active Exhaust System which enables drivers to switch between loud and quiet modes via a mobile app or console mounted dial.

The F-150 SC gets its off-road capability from a ROUSH/Fox 2.0 coilover suspension upgrade which lifts the front end two inches while importantly maintaining Ford’s factory capacity for payload and towing. This suspension kit has been designed, developed and rigorously tested in extreme environments to withstand the harshest conditions. By providing greater ground clearance and a smoother ride, this upgrade enhances the truck’s off-road ability and overall vehicle dynamics. The F150 SC rides on new ROUSH branded 20-inch wheels, wrapped in Mickey Thompson Baja ATX P3 LT305/55R20 Hybrid All-Terrain tires.

“ROUSH takes pride in providing consumers with innovative and powerful products that stay true to our name,” said Jack Roush Jr. “Our 2018 ROUSH F-150 SC is ready to take on your favorite trail, tow your boat to the lake or handle your daily commute.”

In addition to the performance modifications by ROUSH, numerous off road inspired aesthetic changes are included on the F-150 SC. The exterior transformation of the truck begins with ROUSH’s signature full front grille replacement featuring seamless accent lighting integration, in-house front bumper cover (compatible with Ford’s adaptive cruise control) and fender flares with accent lighting. To provide each owner the opportunity to personalize their F-150 SC, multiple customizable graphics options are available. Inside, every F-150 SC receives a serialized ROUSH Console Badge and can be further personalized with the addition of the ROUSH Leather Seating Upgrade in Black and Carbon, a ROUSH Console Vault or the inclusion of a ROUSH Off-Road Utility Kit. To complete the customization, each truck receives a personally signed serialized engine-bay badge from the builder behind the creation.

The 2018 ROUSH F-150 SC starts at $22,999above the cost of the base vehicle and comes with a 3-year/36,000-mile limited warranty. For more information on the 2018 ROUSH F-150 SC or any other ROUSH Performance vehicles, please visit www.roushperformance.com.


ABOUT ROUSH PERFORMANCE
ROUSH Performance was founded in 1995 by motorsports legend Jack Roush, the winningest name in racing. Combining performance engineering with entrepreneurship, ROUSH began selling designs he had created for his own team to the wider world of motorsports. Based out of Plymouth Township, Michigan, ROUSH Performance, a division of Roush Enterprises, designs, engineers and manufactures completely assembled pre-titled vehicles, aftermarket performance parts, and superchargers for the global performance enthusiast market. For more on ROUSH please visit www.ROUSHperformance.com or call 800.59.ROUSH.

 

CARBAHN AUTOWORKS ANNOUNCES ALL-NEW FLASH TUNES FOR BMW PLATFORMS


The new Stage 1 tunes developed in-house by BMW tuning Legend Steve Dinan and the CarBahn Autoworks team are immediately available for F10, F12, F13, F06, and F8x chassis BMWs

San Jose, Calif. (September, 2018) – CarBahn Autoworks, the latest venture from BMW-tuning legend Steve Dinan, has announced the introduction of a new line of flash tunes for late model BMWs. Each of the available tunes vastly increases horsepower and torque over stock without compromising factory reliability or engine safety features.

The new Stage 1 tunes from CarBahn are available for F8x chassis BMWs (M3/M4), as well as F10, F12, F13 and F06 models (M5, M6 Convertible, M6 Coupe, M6 Gran Coupe), including Competition Package-equipped cars. F8x owners can expect an additional 84 horsepower at the flywheel and an increase of 95 lb-ft of torque, for a total of 550 horsepower and 562 lb-ft of torque from the S55 inline-six. MSRP for the software and tuner is $1750.

For the standard F10, F12, F13, and F06 BMWs, CarBahn’s new Stage 1 flash tunes increase horsepower numbers to 683 horsepower at the flywheel, for an increase of 83 horsepower. Torque numbers jump up 112 lb-ft, giving the S63TU-powered cars 694 lb-ft of torque. An additional F10 tune has been developed for the Competition Package models. This flash tune develops 67 horsepower more than stock and 101 lb-ft for a total of 694 horsepower and 694 lb-ft. of torque. MSRP for the software and tuner is $2,250.

For first-time tuners, the purchase of a flash tuner device is required. This device will store factory settings, read and clear faults and receive software updates from CarBahn Autoworks. The software is loaded onto the device then directly into your car, a simple process that can be done almost anywhere in just half an hour. The software comes with a two-year product warranty. For more information and pricing visit www.carbahnautoworks.com or follow CarBahn on social at Instagram and Facebook.


ABOUT CARBAHN AUTOWORKS:
CarBahn Autoworks is led by Steve Dinan who has a 40+ year history of tuning and maintaining European performance cars. CarBahn Autoworks’ reputation for unmatched technical knowledge and attention to detail builds from a lifetime in the auto service industry. Exceptional service, state-of-the-art diagnostic technology and competitive pricing make CarBahn Autoworks the premier alternative to dealer service for complete BMW, Audi and Mercedes-Benz repair.

ABOUT STEVE DINAN:
Steve Dinan has over 40 years of European Car-tuning experience. As an engine supplier, he has won 3 Prototype racing championships and two overall wins at the 24hrs of Daytona partnering with Chip Ganassi Racing. No one knows more about tuning high-performance engines than Steve Dinan.


PYROIL LAUNCHES NEW PACKAGING FOR COMPLETE LINE OF PRODUCTS


Top-selling chemical brand offers updated packaging for its line of aerosols and functional fluids.

Lexington, KY (September 2018)– Pyroil announced new packaging today for its legendary line of automotive chemical products. This rebrand features an updated logo as well as new bottle styles for each product.

The Pyroil product line includes brake parts cleaners, starting fluids, fuel additives, oil additives, power steering fluid, spray lubricants and more. Select products will be available at retail auto parts stores as well as through NiTEO’s dealer network.

“We wanted to bring a new look to the Pyroil brand that enthusiasts and mechanics know and trust,” said Todd Mason, Vice President of Marketing at NiTEO Products. “The new look leverages the black and gold from years past, with a modern look that will resonate with mechanics and enthusiasts that have used the brand for years.”

For more information on the Pyroil line of products, head to www.niteoproducts.com.


About NiTEO
NiTEO is a premier formulator, manufacturer and marketer of automotive fragrance, appearance, performance and maintenance chemical products under several leading brands including: Ozium and Scents, along with a license for the Glade brand in the automotive air care category; AP Formulators and Trans-Mate in the car wash chemical category; CarBrite, Hi-Tech and Trans-Mate in the detail, dealership and auto auction appearance category; and the Pyroil and Cyclo brands, along with a license for the Valvoline & MaxLife brands, in the automotive maintenance and performance chemical category.

NiTEO offers a comprehensive line of air care products, waxes, polishes, compounds, dressings, soaps, cleaners, solvents, paints and dyes, as well as fuel additives, parts cleaners, starting fluids, brake fluid, power steering fluid, and other functional fluids. For more information, visit www.niteoproducts.com.

CLASSICCARS.COM ANNOUNCES “DRIVEN” ONLINE VIDEO SERIES


PHOENIX (September, 2018) – ClassicCars.com, the premier website for researching and purchasing classic cars and trucks, has launched a new video series titled “Driven” which explores the people and machines of the classic car world. The new show, led by veteran television hosts Kristen Keogh and Nick Calderone, kicks off with the story of a 1975 Corvette along with a look at the rising popularity of the C3 platform and is now available on the ClassicCars.com YouTube channel with new episodes going live twice a month.

Created to appeal to everyone from casual enthusiasts to hardcore gearheads, each episode of “Driven” delves into the background and history of the featured vehicle while also touching on its current and future value as a collector car. The show will also feature guest appearances from auto-industry insiders who will lend their unique insights on each automobile.

“Our new video series ‘Driven’ is meant to educate and entertain automotive enthusiasts of all types,” said Roger Falcione, president and CEO of ClassicCars.com. “The length of the videos will make them easy to enjoy on a coffee break while still being informative. ‘Driven’ will act as an extension of the existing editorial content on ClassicCars.com, providing viewers an engaging look into the cars and people of the hobby.”

The 1975 Corvette featured in the first episode, “Entry Level Classics,” is a red-blooded, all-American muscle car with all the features you’d expect from a classic sports car of its pedigree. A rumbling V8 engine sends power to the rear wheels via an transmission while the classic styling looks as cool today as it did 50 years ago. At its current price, the C3 Corvette is a steal among classic cars. A good example can be had in the $10,000 to $15,000 range, far below the blue-chip prices demanded from earlier Corvettes.

The first episode of “Driven” is available to view here. A new video will be released every two weeks related to the current editorial theme at journal.classiccars.com.


ABOUT CLASSICCARS.COM
Founded in 2007 and headquartered in Phoenix, Arizona, ClassicCars.com is home to the industry’s largest community of collector car owners, buyers and enthusiasts. ClassicCars.com is devoted to helping owners sell classic vehicles online.  Featuring more than 30,000 vehicles for sale by private sellers, auction houses, and specialty dealerships around the world, ClassicCars.com is home to the world’s largest online selection of classic and collector vehicles for sale. For more information, visit www.classiccars.com.


PETERSEN AUTOMOTIVE MUSEUM TO PRESENT NEW ART AND AUTOMOBILE EXHIBIT FEATURING ARTISTS FROM JUXTAPOZ MAGAZINE


Titled “Auto-Didactic: The Juxtapoz School,” the new exhibition will display the work of artists from the pages of the famed underground culture magazine who have continually reconceptualized the role and imagery of automobiles in contemporary art

Los Angeles (September 11, 2018) – On Saturday, September 29, 2018, the Petersen Automotive Museum will debut the first in a series of “California-themed” exhibititions to kick off its 25th anniversary in 2019. Titled “Auto-Didactic: The Juxtapoz School,” the display will examine a mix of art pieces and automobiles from the artists of “Juxtapoz Magazine,” who have helped redefine the role and imagery of automobiles in contemporary art.

Replacing “The High Art of Riding Low: Ranflas, Corazón e Inspiración” exhibit in the Armand Hammer Foundation Gallery, “Auto-Didactic” will feature more than 50 artists. Artists on display will include skateboarder, designer and OBEY Clothing Founder Shepard Fairey; famous pinstriper of the “Kustom Kulture” movement Von Dutch; and painter, cartoonist and “Juxtapoz Magazine” founder himself Robert Williams.

In addition to the selection of art pieces, the exhibition will highlight notable art cars including the 1932 Ford Roadster named “Prickly Heat” by Robert Williams, “The Orbiton” by Ed “Big Daddy” Roth, “The Kenford Truck” by Von Dutch and the 1959 Cadillac titled “The New and Improved Ultima Suprema Deluxa” by Kenny Scharf.

“Our new exhibit will be unlike any other exhibit we’ve ever curated at the Petersen during the last 25 years,” said Petersen Executive Director Terry L. Karges. “While the focus is still on the automobile, the range of artwork on display will appeal to both car enthusiasts as well as the progressive art connoisseur.”

Launched with the mission of connecting subculture genres such as psychedelic posters, hot rod art, street art and illustration with traditional “highbrow” mediums, “Juxtapoz Magazine” was founded in 1994. Since its inception, the magazine has continuously addressed themes deemed “unsavory” by staunch art critics. It was not until the Laguna Art Museum’s presented its “Kustom Kulture” exhibition in 1993 that the relative interests of underground artists and collectors were presented as a unified group, paving the way for the creation of the magazine.

Preceding the public opening, the Petersen will host a preview reception featuring opening remarks, music and food by Drago on Thursday, September 27, 2018. The VIP ticket includes early access to the exhibit and a copy of the exhibit book. To purchase tickets or learn more about the Petersen Automotive Museum, please visit www.Petersen.org.


The Petersen Automotive Museum Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)(3) charity. The Museum is located at 6060 Wilshire Boulevard (at Fairfax) in Los Angeles, California, 90036. Admission prices are $16 for general admission adults, $13 for seniors and students with ID, $8 for children ages 3 to 12. Active military with ID, personal care attendants and children under three are admitted free. Museum hours are 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. For general information, call 323-930-CARS or visit www.Petersen.org.


2018 Goodwood Revival Honors Two Decades Of Motoring Heritage And Culture

Rolex 2018 Goodwood Revival – FAST FACTS:

  • 150,000 attendees were on site for this year’s Goodwood Revival – from Friday, September 7 to Sunday, September 9
  • The Revival marks 20 years since competitive racing returned to the historic Goodwood Motor Circuit.
  • The Revival continues to grow in stature, with historic automobiles and glamorous spectators in period dress making the journey to the world’s most revered heritage motorsport gathering.
  • Rolex has supported classic car events for over two decades, closely identifying with the style and beauty on show, while appreciating the history of the sport.
  • The Swiss watch brand first partnered with this exemplary event in 2004, when Rolex became the Title Sponsor of the Drivers’ Club.
  • Racing commenced on Friday evening with the much anticipated Kinrara Trophy and it was only fitting that as Goodwood Revival marked its 20-year milestone, the contest was one of the most valuable motorsport races ever held.
  • A field of pre-1963 closed-cockpit GT cars from legendary manufacturers competed in an electrifying exhibition of wheel-to-wheel motor racing over the course of an hour.
  • No.16 1961 Ferrari 250 GT SWB, fondly known as the ‘Breadvan’, driven by Niklas Halusa and five-time 24 Hours of Le Mans winner, Emanuele Pirro, took the checkered flag.
  • Rolex Testimonee and three-time FIA Formula 1® Drivers’ World Champion Sir Jackie Stewart drove the 1957 Cooper T43, the 1966 Eagle-Weslake T1G and the 1960 Ferrari 250 GT SWB/C in the Rob Walker and Dan Gurney tributes.
  • Sir Jackie Stewart said: “It was an absolute privilege to have the opportunity to drive around this magical circuit once again, especially in memory of motoring legends.”
  • Reflecting on the event’s milestone, Sir Jackie continued: “Seeing Goodwood Revival celebrate its 20th anniversary has been particularly nostalgic; the Duke of Richmond has established an extraordinarily unique and successful event, honoring the heritage of our sport and the beautiful cars that time will never forget. As I mark my 50th year as part of the Rolex family, it is a pleasure to be here and enjoy the special environment of the Rolex Drivers’ Club – which feels like a second home to me.”
  •  Fifteen races took place throughout the weekend of motorsport as Goodwood turned back the clock with pre-1968 Formula 1, saloon, prototypes, sports and Formula Junior cars gracing the 3.809 km track and thrilling fans.
  • The founder of Goodwood Revival, the Duke of Richmond, crowned the 2018 Goodwood Revival winners and announced the Rolex Driver of the Meeting. The specially-engraved Rolex Oyster Perpetual Datejust 41 was awarded to Darren Turner, following his display of impeccable driving in three races over the course of the weekend.
  • Darren Turner said: “It is incredibly special to win a Rolex watch. I’ve raced at the Rolex 24 At Daytona and seen the winners there awarded a Rolex, as well as on the top step of the podium at Le Mans. For any driver to receive this honor at a race weekend is unforgettable. I love coming to Goodwood, it’s an amazing weekend and a privilege to be a part of, thank you to everyone involved.”

 
ROLEX AND ENDURANCE RACING

Rolex, a Swiss watch manufacturer headquartered in Geneva, is recognized the world over for its expertise and the quality of its products. Its Oyster and Cellini watches, all certified as Superlative Chronometers for their precision, performance and reliability, are symbols of excellence, elegance and prestige. Founded by Hans Wilsdorf in 1905, the brand pioneered the development of the wristwatch and is at the origin of numerous major watchmaking innovations, such as the Oyster, the first waterproof wristwatch, launched in 1926, and the Perpetual rotor self-winding mechanism invented in 1931. Rolex has registered over 400 patents in the course of its history. A truly integrated and independent manufacturing company, Rolex designs, develops and produces in-house all the essential components of its watches, from the casting of the gold alloys to the machining, crafting, assembly and finishing of the movement, case, dial and bracelet. Through philanthropic programs and a broad palette of sponsorship activities, Rolex is also actively involved in supporting the arts, sports and exploration, and encourages the spirit of enterprise, as well as the conservation of natural environments.

MULLIN AUTOMOTIVE MUSEUM’S 1937 DELAGE D8-120 HONORED AT SALON PRIVÉ


During the Chubb Insurance Concours d’Elégance at Salon Privé on the stunning grounds of England’s Blenheim Palace on August 30, the D8 won “Best Pre-War Automobile” and “Most Opulent”

Oxnard, Calif. (September 7, 2018) – The Mullin Automotive Museum’s 1937 Delage D8-120 claimed “Best Pre-War Automobile” and “Most Opulent” during the Chubb Insurance Concours d’Elégance held at Salon Privé on Thursday, August 30, 2018.  Salon Privé is one of the United Kingdom’s longest-running and most successful motoring events, where the D8 ultimately took second in show overall during the 13th-anniversary celebration.

Kicking off the three-day Salon Privé, the Chubb Insurance Concours d’Elégance welcomed a world-class collection of automotive glamour and royalty to the prestigious lawns of Blenheim Palace—the birthplace and ancestral home of Sir Winston Churchill. This year featured more than 50 cars and 20 motorcycles from around the word that were judged by an expert panel of 17 judges led by the five-time Le Mans winner Derek Bell MBE.

“We are happy with the opportunity to share the beauty and history of the French automotive styling every chance that we get,” said Peter Mullin, founder and CEO of the Mullin Automotive Museum. “We’re thrilled that our passion and one of the most beautiful cars in our collection could be shared at the most elegant and historic Concours event in the United Kingdom.”

Known for its exceptional handling, the Mullin’s 8-cylinder D8-120 starred in the 1951 classic film “An American in Paris.” The film’s producers commissioned certain changes to the car’s design, including taillight modifications and a new green paint job. The car’s original French coachbuilder, Henri Chapron, was involved in the alterations. Years later in 1987, the car was put up for auction and purchased by Peter Mullin, who restored the car to its original configuration and added it to the museum’s collection.

For more information about this car or others in the Mullin Automotive Museum collection, please visit www.MullinAutomotiveMusuem.com.


ABOUT THE MULLIN AUTOMOTIVE MUSEUM
The Mullin Automotive Museum is located at 1421 Emerson Avenue, Oxnard, CA 93033, in the building formerly occupied by the Otis Chandler Vintage Museum of Transportation and Wildlife. The museum is typically open to the public on the second and fourth Saturdays of every month from 10 AM to 3 PM. Tickets must be purchased in advance at www.MullinAutomotiveMuseum.com. Semi-Private tours are offered on Tuesdays at 10 AM and Thursdays at 11 AM for $40 per person. Other weekdays may be available by appointment. Reservations are required. For information on semi-private tours or on Mullin 1000 Club membership benefits, please call 805.385.5400. To see photos of the exhibits and the cars on display, please follow the Mullin Automotive Museum’s official Instagram page.


Ruf CTR first drive review: Stretching the new Yellow Bird’s wings

Thirty years after the original Yellow Bird surprised the world, I drive Ruf’s prototype tribute CTR.

BY: KYLE HYATT on cnet.com
SEPTEMBER 5, 2018 5:00 AM PDT

 

Like many people my age, I first saw the name Ruf in Gran Turismo, plastered across a car that kind of looked like a Porsche 911, but wasn’t. Many years later, I rediscovered Ruf in the infamous Faszination video on YouTube, and that original 1987 CTR, known as Yellow Bird, has been an object of obsession for me and many other car enthusiasts ever since.

You can imagine my excitement, then, when Alois Ruf Jr. very kindly asked me to drive the prototype of his reimagined, modern-day Yellow Bird.

The new CTR is many things, but a Porsche isn’t one of them. The 1987 CTR was based on a narrow Porsche Carrera body-in-white and then extensively modified from there. The new CTR, however, is built on a bespoke carbon-fiber chassis with front and rear subframes made from high-strength steel. It doesn’t share a single body panel with the Porsche 911, or any other car for that matter.

The carbon-fiber tub and body panels were designed by legendary car designer (and Porsche enthusiast) Freeman Thomas. Thomas is credited with working on such iconic designs as the Volkswagen Concept 1, which eventually became the production New Beetle, as well as the original Audi TT. He also founded R Gruppe, a little club for folks who like to hot-rod their classic Porsches.

Ruf’s design brief tasked Thomas with finding a way to make the CTR easier to drive, despite having tons of power and being incredibly lightweight. Keeping in the spirit of the original CTR, Thomas was asked not to make the car appear extremely wide or overly muscular.

The new CTR is six inches wider than its forebear, though Thomas managed to visually conceal this by increasing the width of the door panels, in order to avoid the big-haunch appearance typical of turbo Porsches. The modern car is a few inches longer, too, though it’s all found in the wheelbase, hiding the length in the doors, so the front and rear overhangs remain unchanged.

The body features a number of other tributes to the original car, including the traditional Ruf shaved rain gutters, ventilated bumpers and NACA ducts. New touches include engine air intakes built into the rear quarter windows’ trim.

Ruf’s bag of tricks doesn’t end at the body. The CTR features pushrod-actuated inboard suspension built by ZF/Sachs that significantly reduces the amount of unsprung weight and allows for much finer damping control. The car also makes use of massive — 380mm front, 250mm rear with six-piston and four-piston calipers, respectively — carbon ceramic brakes, which almost feel like overkill on a car that weighs just over 2,600 pounds.

The CTR’s 3.6-liter flat-six engine comes from Porsche, mated to a Ruf-designed, seven-speed manual transmission. The twin-turbocharged engine produces a staggering 710 horsepower, but honestly, that’s not the most interesting aspect of this machine. Rather, it’s the seamless and smooth way the power is delivered. The car is surprisingly easy to drive, and incredibly forgiving. With its heavy clutch pedal and the symphony of whirrs and whistles coming from the wastegates behind your head, you could be forgiven for thinking this new Yellow Bird feels like an old 911.

It takes effort to steer the CTR at slow speeds but once moving, that old adage about driving a 911 over 25 cents and being able to tell whether it was one quarter or two dimes and a nickel starts to make sense. This is a car that communicates its intentions clearly and without malice.

The brakes are a little grabby while cold — a stereotypical trait of big, ceramic stoppers — and though the clutch takes real left-leg effort, the seven-speed transmission is a pleasure to use. It feels more precise than Porsche’s early seven-speed efforts, and unlike that ‘box, the Ruf’s seventh gear isn’t an overdrive for efficiency. Only in its top gear can you achieve the CTR’s ridiculous 225-mph top speed.

For all its ferocity, the CTR is incredibly civilized in traffic — perfectly sorted and shockingly easy to live with. It even has a couple of electronic safety nets for drivers who overestimate their talent behind the wheel. Antilock brakes are especially welcome, given the grabby nature of the ceramic units and the car’s low weight. The CTR has traction control, though remember, this is still a rear-engine, rear-wheel-drive car with 710 horsepower. Things can definitely go wrong in a hurry if you abuse it with ham-fisted nature, but its limits are nigh-unreachable on a public road.

How does the new CTR contend with the legacy of its very famous and universally loved namesake? In some ways, it doesn’t. The new Yellow Bird doesn’t feel like it wants to kill you every time you give it the boot, and it doesn’t run so rich that it reeks of gasoline when it drives by. It’s a modern car with modern construction and a modern engine. It gives you nearly the full experience of the original CTR with only maybe 30 percent of the “I could kill you at any second” factor.

Of course, if you’re the kind of oligarch who has nearly a million dollars to spend on a very fancy reimagined Porsche, you’re weirdly spoiled for choice these days. The Ruf CTR Yellow Bird certainly presents a compelling case against Singer and Gunther Works creations, not necessarily as something better, but rather, something different, with a history all its own.

No matter, the CTR isn’t built to appease the wishes of potential buyers. Alois Ruf commissions cars a specific way, that do exactly what he wants. Lucky for me, and for any of the lucky few who buy in, Mr. Ruf has absolutely exquisite taste.

For more photos, view the original story here.

ROUSH PERFORMANCE ANNOUNCES ITS MOST POWERFUL STAGE 3 MUSTANG TO DATE


The 710 horsepower 2019 ROUSH Stage 3 Mustang with ROUSH Performance’s new TVS R2650 supercharger is available for pre-order at all ROUSH Authorized Dealers beginning September 1, 2018

DETROIT (August 30, 2018) – ROUSH Performance has announced that the 2019 ROUSH Stage 3 Mustang, the highest performance vehicle in ROUSH’s stable, will be available for pre-order at all ROUSH Performance Authorized Ford Dealers on September 1, 2018.  Featuring the new ROUSH Performance TVS R2650 Phase 1 Supercharger, the 2019 Stage 3 boasts a 40 horsepower increase over the previous model, unleashing the true potential of Ford’s iconic Mustang.

At the heart of the ROUSH Stage 3 Mustang is the new ROUSH Phase 1 TVS R2650 supercharger.  Based around Eaton’s new R2650 rotating assembly and matched with a newly-designed, high-flowing front inlet, this supercharger is more efficient than the previous R2300-based supercharger, allowing ROUSH to coax 710 horsepower and 610 pound-feet of torque from Ford’s 5.0-liter Coyote V8 engine.

ROUSH also maximizes the handling potential of the Stage 3 with standard performance single-adjustable coilovers, 20-inch ROUSH quicksilver cast aluminum wheels and 275/35R20 Continental ExtremeContact™ Ultra High-Performance tires.  For those looking to further fine tune the handling of their Stage 3 Mustang for track days, the optional ROUSH Performance three-way adjustable coilover suspension system with ROUSH-tuned valving helps to create unparalleled grip, enabling the Stage 3 to achieve 1.07g on the skid-pad.

Maintaining the Mustang’s timeless lines while seamlessly incorporating the latest engineering and technology, the ROUSH R8 Aero Body Kit features a high-flow upper grille with the iconic “3” badge along with a variety of exterior accessories including a widened lower grille, chin spoiler, aero corner pockets and body side scoops. The customization of the ROUSH Stage 3 Mustang continues into the graphics package with a wide array of colors and patterns to choose from.

Inside, the Stage 3 receives ROUSH’s complete Sport Interior Package.  Optional upgrades include Recaro “ROUSH” Sport seats, custom six-speed shifter ball, ROUSH billet pedals and a trunk-mounted tool kit.  For those looking to add even more technology, the Stage 3 Mustang can also be equipped with the ROUSH Active Exhaust System, which allows the driver to control exhaust volume and tone through their smart phone or tablet.

“At ROUSH we constantly strive to produce the highest quality and most innovative performance products for our customers,” said Jack Roush Jr. “When developing the 2019 Stage 3, we let our imaginations run wild to create a car that delivers track-ready performance, but can still be driven and enjoyed on the road.”

The 2019 ROUSH Stage 3 Mustang starts at $22,925 above the cost of the base vehicle and comes with a 3-year/36,000-mile bumper-to-bumper warranty and a 5-year/60,000-mile powertrain warranty. For more information on the 2019 ROUSH Stage 3 or any other ROUSH Performance vehicles, visit www.ROUSHperformance.com.


ABOUT ROUSH PERFORMANCE
ROUSH Performance was founded in 1995 by motorsports legend Jack Roush, the winningest name in racing.  Combining performance engineering with entrepreneurship, ROUSH began selling designs he had created for his own team to the wider world of motorsports. Based out of Plymouth Township, Michigan, ROUSH Performance, a division of Roush Enterprises, designs, engineers and manufactures completely assembled pre-titled vehicles, aftermarket performance parts, and superchargers for the global performance enthusiast market. For more on ROUSH please call 1.800.59.ROUSH or visit www.ROUSHperformance.com.


ROLEX 2018 MONTEREY CAR WEEK RECAP

Rolex Best of Show Recipient at the Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance
J4-7 1937 Alfa Romero 8C 2900B Touring Berlinetta, David & Ginny Sydorick, Beverly Hills, California

Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance Presented by Rolex Fast Facts:

  • 1937 Alfa Romeo 8C 2900B Touring Berlinetta owned by David and Ginny Sydorick claimed the Best In Show Award at the 2018 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance.
  • Other finalists for Best In Show were a 1929 Duesenberg J Murphy Town Limousine owned by the Lehrman Collection of Palm Beach, Florida; and a 1948 Talbot-Lago T26 Grand Sport Figoni Fastback Coupé owned by Robert Kudela of Chropyne, Czech Republic.
  • David was awarded a steel and yellow gold Rolex at just 41.
    • “This car is one of only five built and it has recently been completely restored, taking a huge amount of effort and dedication from all those involved,” said Sydorick. “It feels great to win at Pebble Beach today and receive a Rolex watch, I look forward to wearing it proudly.”
  • Rolex has been a sponsor of the Pebble Beach Concours d’ Elegance since 1997 and the Tour d’ Elegance in 2007.
  • 234 cars participated in this year’s show.
  • Following the judging, nine-time Le Mans winner and Rolex testimonee Tom Kristensen said: “The collection of historic automobiles and world-renowned concept cars at Pebble Beach creates an event like no other. It has been a privilege to be part of the judging team, and to get so close to these amazing machines and meet their owners. The Best of Show Award represents excellence and timeless elegance – values that I closely identify with Rolex – while recognizing and preserving the greatest cars in the world. This event is an absolute must for all car lovers.”
  • Cars competed in 27 judged classes as well as for four Elegance awards and 22 special awards.
  • Other show highlights included a 1927 Rolls-Royce Phantom I Windovers Limousine owned by His Highness Maharaja Gaj Singhji of Marwar-Jodhpur, Jodhpur, India, that won the Montagu of Beaulieu Trophy and a 1937 Cadillac Series 90 Hartmann Cabriolet owned by Jim Patterson of Louisville, Kentucky, which won its class and the Gwenn Graham Most Elegant Convertible Elegance Award.

 

Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion Fast Facts:

  • 551 genuine and period-correct competition cars competed.
  • Nissan, and its US predecessor Datsun, was celebrated throughout the event, as the brand became the first Japanese manufacturer to be honored at the Reunion.
  • Since 2001, Rolex has partnered in this cornerstone event during Monterey Car Week, united by values of tradition and innovation that have shaped the watchmaking and automotive worlds.
  • During Picnic in the Paddock, legends of the sport, Sir Jackie Stewart, fellow Rolex Testimonee Tom Kristensen and FIA Formula 1® Drivers’ World Champion Mika Häkkinen, recounted motoring anecdotes that will live long in the memories of those who attended.
  • Rolex Testimonee Sir Jackie Stewart first competed at Laguna Seca in 1965 and this year celebrates a 50-year partnership with the Swiss watch brand. The Scottish legend said: “It is an honor to witness these incredible motor racing cars compete as they were built to; from the early 20th Century right the way through to the 1990s, they truly tell the story of the heritage and evolution in our sport. The highest standards of precision and engineering on show link Rolex and the Reunion, while underlining Rolex’s commitment to motor sport globally.”
  • Nissan’s long-term involvement in motor sport was exhibited, from the 1971 Datsun 510, to the Nissan 300ZX Twin Turbo – the 1994 Rolex 24 At DAYTONA winner – and the 2019 Formula E Nissan racing car.
  • Notable Nissan drivers and team owners were present, including John Morton, Peter Brock and Steve Millen, along with comedian Adam Carolla who drove his 300ZX Turbo formerly owned by Paul Newman.
  • Meanwhile, legendary chassis from Lotus, Lola, McLaren, AAR and Surtees formed part of the 50th anniversary of Formula 5000.

ABOUT ROLEX
Rolex, a Swiss watch manufacture headquartered in Geneva, is recognized the world over for its expertise and the quality of its products. Its Oyster and Cellini watches, all certified as Superlative Chronometers for their precision, performance and reliability, are symbols of excellence, elegance and prestige. Founded by Hans Wilsdorf in 1905, the brand pioneered the development of the wristwatch and is at the origin of numerous major watchmaking innovations, such as the Oyster, the first waterproof wristwatch, launched in 1926, and the Perpetual rotor self-winding mechanism invented in 1931. Rolex has registered over 400 patents in the course of its history. A truly integrated and independent manufacturing company, Rolex designs, develops and produces in-house all the essential components of its watches, from the casting of the gold alloys to the machining, crafting, assembly and finishing of the movement, case, dial and bracelet. Through philanthropic programmes and a broad palette of sponsorship activities, Rolex is also actively involved in supporting the arts, sports and exploration, and encourages the spirit of enterprise, as well as the conservation of natural environments.