Saturday, October 29, 2016

Muscle Car Pontiac GTO 400 Ram Air IV 1969

The Pontiac GTO has always been an upscale muscle car. Far more than just a mid-sized ride with a hopped-up middle of the hood. No GTOs were cars that had comfort and style along with the tire smoke and speed. And this one is at the top of the stack when it comes to 1969 GTO Goodman's.
Muscle Car: 1969 Pontiac GTO 400 Ram Air IV
It starts off with a great design. the 69 GTO had a really cool look with the Endura knows, hidden headlights, swoopy curves and the subtle ram air scoops in the long hood, the white convertible top and the gorgeous matador red paint. That combo along with the white interior is enough to make most muscle car fans drool. But if you dig a little deeper you'll find more treasures on this one that make this GTO even hot. The base price of a 69 GTO convertible was about 3382 dollars. But this car has nearly two grand and extra options.
Muscle Car: 1969 Pontiac GTO 400 Ram Air IV
Take a look inside at first glance you'll notice the white bucket seats and full-length floor console. Although the console was optional on the 69 GTO, it's a common sight in these cars. A Hearst for speed stick pops up through the console, rolling the optional, close-ratio four-speed manual gearbox and anyone who knows muscle cars knows a four-speed GTO convertible is a pretty rare sight. But that's only the beginning of the long list of cool options on this car. This one boasts an am/fm stereo with the 8-track player and a power antenna. A custom sports steering wheel and the rally gauge cluster complete with a clock in the dash. The top is electric as are the windows another rare option on a car like this. This car was obviously built for comfort is the driver's seat is electrically operated and the passenger seat recline. I don't think I've ever seen a reclining bucket seat in a GM a-body. There are lights all over the car including in the glove box, the ashtray in the trunk and it even has cornering lights on the fenders that light up when you hit the turn signal to show you the way around dark corners. The headlights hide behind power doors, and there's a factory-installed under hood lamp as well and speaking of under the hood this GTO is not just a cushion.
Muscle Car: 1969 Pontiac GTO 400 Ram Air IV
Muscle Car: 1969 Pontiac GTO 400 Ram Air IV
The ram air for 400 v8 is one of Pontiacs most famous v8 engines. This had a high-flow air intake and exhaust design. A very radical camshaft for the day and made 370 horsepower boatloads of torque. That input very many of these ram air force in convertible GTO's so it's a real treat to see one. Especially one that has been restored to this level of detail. The Muncie for Speed sends the twist back to the safety track differential which is loaded with specially ordered 4.33 the one gears to take advantage of the ram air for his ability to make power at the far right end of attack. The ram air hood has functioning ducts to pull in cool air when you pull the under dash knob and it exhales through low restriction manifolds and dual exhaust. The performance ride and handling springs, shocks and sway bars work together with the disc brakes rally two wheels and redline tires to keep the power on the pavement and the ride going in the right reaction. And those wheels look good.
Muscle Car: 1969 Pontiac GTO 400 Ram Air IV
One exterior detail that we have not touched down is the hood monitor tachometer. It appears at first glance that this is the optional Pontiac 8000rpm hood tech found on many GTO's and Firebirds from the time. However we notice a row of three lights across the bottom what's this all about. Well it turns out that Pontiac made a prototype tagged with a built-in three-level shift like back in 1969. And when activated the green light little bit low rpm. The yellow light came out at 4600 RPM to warn the driver. And the red lit up at 5101 it was time to grab the next year. Only one of these light show tax was rumored to be released to the public and it was seen on a car at the GTO Nationals back in the mid eighties. The restorer of this car thought the shift light attack was cool, so he researched the notes and built one for this car. And although it's not authentic it is faithful to the prototype and it fits the theme of the car with nearly every available option installed on it.
Muscle Car: 1969 Pontiac GTO 400 Ram Air IV
It was restored with just over 33,000 miles on it and has won numerous awards that shows all over the country. And it's a great addition to the brothers.
Muscle Car: 1969 Pontiac GTO 400 Ram Air IV
Muscle Car: 1969 Pontiac GTO 400 Ram Air IV
Muscle Car: 1969 Pontiac GTO 400 Ram Air IV
Muscle Car: 1969 Pontiac GTO 400 Ram Air IV


Car typeCoupe
Curb weight1592 kg (3510 lbs)
Dimensions4.93 m (194 in) long, 1.86 m (73 in) wide, 1.28 m (50 in) high
Wheelbase2.74 m (108 in)
Power / weight236 ps (232 bhp) / t
Torque / weight379 Nm (279 lb-ft) / t
Origin countryUnited States
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Submitted bySuper8


Top speed247 kph (153 mph)
0 - 100 kph5.4 s
0 - 60 mph5.1 s
1/4 mile13.9 s @ 107.5 mph


Engine typePontiac V8 400 Ram Air IV
Displacement6.6 l (400 ci)
Power375 ps (370 bhp / 276 kw) @ 5500 rpm
Torque603 Nm (445 lb-ft) @ 3900 rpm
Power / liter57 ps (56 hp)
Transmission4 Speed Manual (3.23 ratio)
Layoutfront engine, rear wheel drive


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Friday, October 21, 2016

2016 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider – Review, price, spec.

This is the 2016 Alfa Romeo 4c spider and it's screens companies yonder from a mile away. It is absolutely gorgeous with that trademark alpha nose and very racy stance. It is really wide and not that long making it a perfect recipe for agility. The front and rear parts of the chassis are aluminum while the top in the middle is all carbon fiber. As you probably guessed already it is really like. It is 1128 kilos.
2016 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider – Review, price, spec.
I mean I've had shits bigger than that. It is the living proof that there is a replacement for displacement and it's called a diet. Alpha has taken as much as possible away, there's no power steering, there's no power seat, there's no glove box. You do get a twin-clutch six-speed automatic transmission with paddle shifters that works equally well in auto and manual moments. You get cruise control, you get lots of carbon fiber, you get a very low, you get parking sensors and a USB port talked under there.
2016 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider – Review, price, spec.
The 1,742 CC turbo engine is direct-injected indirectly place behind your ears making the delivery of 237 horsepower and 258 pound-feet report. It's a little bit erratic and very dramatic and the blow-off valve sounds like a horny wolf sometimes. Low-end and mid-range the engine is actually really strong and performance is solid. Higher up in the rev range it does seem to run out of breath a little bit, but overall this is plenty fast. The only you're ever going to feel that you wanted more power is if you're on a very fast racetrack and running against cars that are pushing double the power.
2016 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider – Review, price, spec.
The for pot breaks up front and two pot breaks and the rear are really good and can bring the car to a complete stop from a hundred kilometers an hour and 41 meters. The brake pedal is pretty touchy and it feels a little bit mushy in the middle and also brake fade after awhile becomes pretty evident. The manual steering is really nice on a track, but on the road it's a little bit too reactive all the roads and perfections and it gets a little bit later very high speed. Also when you're fully stop it is really hard to turn. A first this lightweight rocket is all about handling and yes it does corner really well.
2016 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider – Review, price, spec.
It's 40-60 weight distribution makes it very playful, l but also when driven in race mode without the driving aids it can be quite unforgiving. It initially under steers it feels a bit like a Ferrari that understood that can very quickly change to overseer four-wheel drift or even more understanding. This thing is really hard for. I mean really hard work there is absolutely no room for mistakes, but it is what makes it really exciting.
2016 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider – Review, price, spec.
The interior is very sporty to minimal materials have been used to create a premium racing carpet. Didn't finish are really good and I like that you can see a lot of carbon fiber and what appears bare metal. The roof comes off quite easily all you need to do is undo a couple of latches and then roll it off the car and story of the truck. The reverse procedure is a little bit trickier, but it's still quite easy. You can definitely notice the absence of the roof when it comes the tensional rigidity even though it is almost as good as the coop. Flickr collar and you want to go racing and you need extra room your helmet consider the spider a very viable option.
2016 Alfa Romeo 4C Spider – Review, price, spec.
Being really light and having a small turbo engine means good fuel economy you can expect to burn through about 10 leaders for every hundred kilometers of travel on average. Which existing really affordable to run. The trunk is only 100 liters and it also gets white cock so don't really get on it for the grocery run for your helmet and laptop it is fine. I can't really say that it's ideal for a daily driver since it's too hard too low and too much hard work to drive. But as a genuine sports car it has to be all that. So for a fun weekend play or a track car it is almost perfect. And I say almost because of the price. The spider starts at 78 and a half thousand fathers and this one as past it is just over ninety. It tickles every millimeter of your nervous system the harshness of the motor the immense feedback from the seat and steering that crackles and pops with the exhaust.
Every time you even look at this thing your heart starts pounding mean 4c is a great name for it but pacemaker would have been even better.


Type and DescriptionInline 4-cylinder, liquid-cooled with turbocharger, intercooler and wet sump
Displacement, cc (,742 (106.3)
Bore x Stroke3.27 x 3.17 (83 x 80.5)
Valve SystemDual overhead cam with dual (intake and exhaust) continuous variablevalve timing (VVT), 16 valves, roller-type hydraulic lifters
Fuel InjectionDirect-injection, sequential, multiport, electronic
ConstructionAluminum-alloy block with cast-iron liners, forged-aluminum pistons, forged-steel crankshaft, aluminum-alloy heads and aluminum bedplate
Compression Ratio9.25:1
Maximum Turbo Boost (psi / bar)21.75 psi / 1.45 bar
Power (SAE net)237 HP @ 6,000 RPM (136 bhp/liter)
Torque (SAE net)258 LB-FT @ 2,200 - 4,250 RPM
Max. Engine Speed6,500 rpm (fuel cutoff)
Fuel RequirementUnleaded premium — 91 Octane (R+M)/2
Oil Capacity (with Filters)6.1 qt. (5.8 liter)
Coolant Capacity11.2 qt. (10.6 liter)

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Published: Patrik Jonsson