Hurst Performance Vehicles is a respected name in the racing industry, producing vehicles that have been known for their breathtaking performance, quality engineering and speed. They were founded in 1958, and have grown into an industry leader. The Larry H. Miller Dealership groups, founded in 1979, are leaders in their own right, as they are amongst the top ten dealerships in the United States. Together, these two powerhouses have made it possible for the 2010 Ford Racing Mustang Challenge Pace Car to be donated to raise funds for the Austin Hatcher Foundation for Pediatric Cancer.
The new 2010 Ford Racing Mustang Challenge Pace Car will make its debut on 25 April 2010, at the Virginia International Raceway, during the Ford Racing Mustang Challenge. This special edition vehicle was built by Hurst Performance Vehicles, and many collectors will be waiting for the opportunity to place their bid for this magnificent Mustang. This unique pace car features a massive 550 horsepower engine that is complimented by a polished supercharger that provides the car with 542 lb-ft of torque. Other features include a specialized Ford Racing braking system, coil-over suspension, K&N filter and a stainless steel cat-back exhaust system. A one of a kind spray job completes this superior muscle car, and it is most definitely going to be a wanted vehicle. The interior will be fitted out with leather that will feature embroidered logos and contrast top-stitching, as well as floor mats and a rear deck spoiler. Before the pace car goes on auction in January 2011, Mustang and racing enthusiasts will be able to view the car at various Larry H. Miller Dealerships, as well as the Hot Rod Power Tour.
The Austin Hatcher Foundation for Pediatric Cancer will be benefitting from the auction, and the funds raised for them will assist the centre in much needed diagnosis research, as well as being able to treat many more children. The development of cures for various cancers is ongoing, and over and above treating children the facility also provides emotional assistance to family members and offers educational and developmental programs. The 2010 Ford Racing Mustang Challenge Pace Car will bring hope to many families and health to numerous children.
It is a big moment for the Daytona 500 as well as for Ford, as the 2010 event, which kicks off on 14 February, will unveil a new pace car for its racing season. It will be the first time in forty years that there will be a Ford pace car on the track, with the last Ford gracing the racing circuit being a Ford Torino GT Convertible in the year 1970. Not only will a Ford be making its way back into Daytona 500 history, but it is the iconic Ford Mustang GT that has been selected for the job. Ford and racing fans are extremely excited to see the new pace car in action.
Ford will produce exactly fifty of the limited edition Ford Mustang GT Pace cars, and along with the original pace car, they will be for sale to the public. The actual pace car will be the exception, as it will go on auction. Collectors interested in purchasing this rare part of Ford heritage will have the opportunity to bid on the vehicle at the Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale Collector Car Auction. Interested parties can also look forward to a few special features that will be added to the vehicle for this special occasion.
The Ford Mustang GT will be based on the 2011 Mustang GT, and one of its features is a new paint job, which will showcase a brand new design with a Daytona 500 theme. The car will also have an improved and upgraded strut tower brace and Ford Racing suspension. Mufflers have also been added to the specs, as well as painted wheels (customized 19 inches) to enhance the themed design. Branded plates will be a special limited edition feature and the interior will be getting a number of changes of its own. Under the hood, a powerful machine awaits future owners, with a 5.0 liter engine that generates a staggering 412 horsepower. Other features include vented disc brakes, integrated blind spot mirrors, message centre technology and MyKey programming. This magnificent V-8 collector’s item is a must have for motoring enthusiasts. It is going to be the pride of the Daytona 500 and the lucky members of the public who are able to get their hands on one!
2007 will be a grand year for Corvette as fans of the brand will certainly be impressed with the newest special-edition models. These are the Ron Fellows ALMS GT1 Champion Corvette Z06 and Indianapolis 500 Pace Car Replica Corvette Convertible. These two exceptional vehicles have been designed with unique exterior and interior features. Only a limited number of these special edition Corvettes will be manufactured for sale to the public.
Ron Fellows, well-known in the auto racing fraternity, has a long association with the Corvette Racing team. In fact, it was Ron Fellows who was part of the development team for the championship C5.R car which took the title at the American Le Mans Series GTS-class back in 2002. The long-lasting and beneficial relationship between Ron and Corvette has been celebrated with the creation of the all-new Corvette Z06, the first ever special edition Corvette to be signed. The stunning Ron Fellows Corvette Z06 is painted an exquisite Arctic White, with two distinctive red racing fender stripes and the signature of Ron Fellows. This fine red and white color scheme is reminiscent of Canada- Fellows’ homeland.
Also noticeable on the exterior of the Corvette Z06 is the racing spoiler, full-width and the windshield banner inscribed with the word “Corvette”. Chrome wheels finish off the unique style. Just as much care has been devoted to the exterior design of the Z06 as its interior. The seats, door panels, center console and instrument panel are red. Its leather armrest is red and marked with the corvette cross flags logo.
Corvette is scheduled to produce only 399 Z06s with only 300 cars headed for the United States. Only 33 cars will be sold in Canada and the remaining 66 cars will be for sale in other countries.
The base price for the Ron Fellows Corvette Z06 is $77,500. If you include the OnStar and navigation options the vehicle price tag comes can exceed $80,000.
Also introduced in 2007 is the Indianapolis 500 Pace Car Replica. This fine Chevrolet Corvette convertible is set to head up the pace on 27 May 2007 at the Indianapolis 500. This Corvette convertible is easily distinguished by its Atomic Orange color with golden graphics. A few of the great cars will be produced as official pace cars with an additional 500 cars manufactured as replicas and made available for the public.
Other exterior features of the replica Convertible Vette Indy sport a Z06 rear spoiler, sterling silver aluminum wheels and Indianapolis 500 fender badges. Its interior appointments will feature ebony seats with the Indianapolis 500 logo and atomic orange trim plate and pods. The price for the replica is set at just under $67 000. The pace cars of this Corvette convertible are kitted with standard safety equipment as well as strobe lights. Ideal for the role as pace car, this Corvette’s engine is pure power and boasts excellent handling for the track. Watch out for this special addition Corvette pace car on the track as well as on the city streets.