- Factory Five Racing

Factory Five Racing, Inc. (FFR) is an American automobile company that designs and manufactures assembly kits for replicars and sports cars. Current models The "kit cars" manufactured by Factory Five are sold as components. They are not pre-assembled by Factory Five. They are intended to be assembled by the purchaser or by a third party. Roadster The original FFR Roadster was based on the innovation of using running gear from a single modern donor vehicle, the high performance Mustang. The Mustang running gear was chosen for a number of reasons, but mostly because of high performance relative to cost and ready availability of parts through dealers. The earlier Mustang 302 V-8 is exactly the same block that powered the original vintage AC Cobra and Ford GT-40 to World Championships in the 60’s. Over a million Mustangs were built between 1987 and 2004 and the performance after-market for these parts is well established. The donor car path is not the only way to build an FFR [read more...]

- Shelby Charger

Shelby Charger Manufacturer Chrysler Corporation Shelby Production 1987 Assembly Belvidere, Illinois Class Sport compact Body style 3-door hatchback Layout FF layout Platform L-body Engine 2.2 L Turbo I I4 Transmission 5-speed A525 manual Wheelbase 96.5 in (2451.1 mm) Length 174.8 in (4439.9 mm) Width 66.1 in (1678.9 mm) Height 50.7 in (1287.8 mm) Related Dodge Charger Dodge Omni Plymouth Horizon Plymouth Turismo Shelby GLHS Shelby CSX The Shelby Charger was a modified 1980s Dodge Charger. Carroll Shelby had tuned the Dodge Omni-based Charger for Dodge from 1983 1/2 to 1987, with the resulting car sold as the Dodge Shelby Charger. When the Charger was discontinued, Shelby bought the last 1,000 and replaced the fuel intake and engine management system with the same high-performance one used in the 1986 Shelby GLHS. It had a blow-through long runner 2-piece intake, modified turbocharger (reclocked with a different compressor cover), and was [read more...]

- Shelby Series 1

Shelby Series 1 Manufacturer Carroll Shelby International Production 1998—2005 Assembly Las Vegas, Nevada Successor Shelby Mustang (2006) Class Luxury Muscle Car Layout Front engine, rear wheel drive Engine 4.0L V8 DOHC 32 valves (4 per cylinder) Transmission 6-speed manual Length 4,292 mm (169.0 in) Width 1,943 mm (76.5 in) Height 1,194 mm (47.0 in) Curb weight 1,202 kg (2,650 lb) Shelby Series 1 was a high-performance roadster designed by Carroll Shelby and produced by Shelby American. It was powered by Oldsmobile's 4.0 L L47 Aurora V8 DOHC engine. It has 320 hp (324 PS) at 6500 rpm, 290 lb-ft at 5000 rpm and will do 0-60 mph (0-96 km/h) in 4.4 seconds and records 12.8 seconds in the quarter mile at 112 mph (180 km/h). Top speed is 170 mph (273.5 km/h) 15 mph (24 km/h) faster than the 427 Shelby Cobra. The 1998 car weighed 1,202 kg (2,650 lb). The Series 1 is the only car ever produced by Carroll Shelby from a clean sheet of [read more...]

- AC Ace

AC Ace Manufacturer AC Cars Production 1951–1962 Class Roadster Body style 2-door roadster Engine 2.0 L I6/2.6 L Transmission 4-speed manual (With overdrive available) Wheelbase 90 in (2286 mm) Length 152 in (3861 mm) Width 59.5 in (1511 mm) Height 49 in (1245 mm) Curb weight 1920 lb (871 kg) Related AC Cobra AC Ace was a car made by AC Cars of Thames Ditton, England. History AC came back to the market after the Second World War with the staid Two-litre range of cars in 1947, but it was with the Ace sports car of 1953 that the company really made its reputation in the post war years. Casting around for a replacement for the ageing Two litre, AC took up a design by John Tojeiro that used a light ladder type tubular frame, all independent transverse leaf spring suspension, and an open two seater alloy body that was made using English wheeling machines, possibly inspired by the Ferrari Barchetta of the day. Early cars used AC's elderly two [read more...]

- AC Aceca

Aceca Manufacturer AC Cars Production 1954–1963 Class Grand tourer Engine 2.0 or 2.6 L I6 Transmission 4-speed manual Wheelbase 90 in (2286 mm) Length 153.5 in (3899 mm) Width 61 in (1549 mm) Curb weight 2120 lb (962 kg) The Aceca (pronounced "A-See-Ka") is a closed coupé from the British AC Cars company, produced from 1954 until 1963. The car originally had an AC engine but the similar Bristol-engined Aceca-Bristol was also available alogside the original from 1956 to 1963 when production of the engine ceased. A few cars were built from 1961 to 1963 with a 2553 cc tuned Ford Zephyr engine and sold as the Aceca 2.6. Based on the open two seat AC Ace, the Aceca was a hand-built grand tourer in the British tradition, with ash wood and steel tubing used in their construction. One notable feature was the hatchback at the rear, making the Aceca only the second car, after the 1953 Aston Martin DB2/4, to incorporate this element. 151 Acecas, 169 [read more...]

- Shelby Dakota

Shelby Dakota Manufacturer Chrysler Corporation Shelby Production 1989 Class Mid-size pickup truck Body style 2-door truck Layout FR layout Platform N-body Engine 5.2 L LA V8 Transmission 4-speed A500 automatic Related Dodge Dakota The Shelby Dakota was a limited-production performance version of the Dodge Dakota Sport pickup truck. Offered by Shelby for 1989 only, it was his first rear wheel drive vehicle in many years. The Shelby Dakota started with a short-wheelbase, short-bed, standard-cab pickup. The 3.9 L V6 was removed in favor of the company's 5.2 L V8 with throttle-body injection. On paper, the swap looked simple since both engines were similar, but the tight space in the Dakota's engine compartment meant removing the engine-driven fan in front and using electric ones instead. Output was just 5 hp (3.7 kW) up (to 175 hp) but torque was 270 ft·lbf (370 N·m). Special wheels and trim proclaimed the car's heritage. At the time, it was the [read more...]

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