MotorSport Car Engines – What are the Choices?

MotorSport car engine choices often depend on the type of car they’re destined to power and how you plan to drive that car afterwards. For those who are drawn to the allure of high horsepower ratings and blistering straight-line performance, cars with large displacement engines ranging from eight to twelve cylinders are extraordinarily popular. Keep in mind that having a huge engine is not always the best thing, as the added weight and outstanding amount of power can upset the car’s handling unless extensive modifications are made to the suspension.

Ferrari FF Engine

Ferrari FF Engine

If your tastes revolve around small, lightweight cars, chances are your choices will largely consist of small displacement engines with four or six cylinders. Some of these vehicles manage to push the envelope by having large displacement engines shoehorned into vehicles like the Caterham and Mazda Miata. One historic example of this is Carroll Shelby’s infamous AC Cobra, which was a lightweight British roadster originally fitted with a small four-cylinder engine. Shelby force-fed Ford’s 289 cubic-inch (and later on, the 427 cubic-inch) engine into the tight engine bay, creating a legendary vehicle with more than ample amounts of power and stunning performance.

Engines like GM’s ubiquitous 350 cubic-inch small block engine and Ford’s 302 cubic-inch crate motor are mainstays in the motorsport car engine market. There are also plenty of other choices available, from Ford’s 2.0-liter four-cylinder crate motor to GM’s monstrous 502 cubic-inch V8. Mopar offers an 8.4-liter V10 crate motor, but V10 and V12 crate motors are particularly hard to find, in general – these engines are more likely to be sourced from Mercedes, BMW and Audi for use in limited-production efforts from established boutique automakers.

Many of these engines are backed by their own warranties, giving their owners greater piece of mind whenever something out of the ordinary happens to these motors. These sports car engine choices ultimately depend on what you want to get out of your car after it’s all said and done.

There’s plenty more to keep in mind when considering MotorSport car engine choices. One consideration is how your vehicle will be classified if you intend on competing in the numerous racing clubs and associations. Certain classes prohibit engines that are over a certain displacement limit while others prohibit certain engine types. For instance, cars fitted with eight-cylinder engines won’t be able to compete in races where four-cylinder engines are the only motors allowed.

Of course, when you finally have the car of your dreams in your driveway, you’re probably thinking about how to best protect your new found investment. Auto Super Shield’s protective paint film can go a long way to keeping your cars paint job looking spectacular year after year. On the other hand, if you want to change up the color of your car without committing to an expensive paint job, Auto Super Shield provides professional color change paint wraps that completely transform the look of your car without wasting valuable time and money.

What is a Super Charger Kit and What Can a Kit Do for Your Car? Use this information as your official Super Charger Kits 101 mini course!

“What is a Supercharger?”

The internal gas combustion engine supplies the power to move an automobile by mixing fuel and air together. A supercharger increases the volume, pressure and rate of the air delivered to the combustion chamber of the engine to generate more horsepower and torque. This process is called “forced air induction.”

Drivers of hot rods, muscle cars and racing vehicles use superchargers to increase their speed. Superchargers can deliver 40% more horsepower and 30% more torque. Superchargers make cars go faster.

Corvette ZR1 with SuperCharger

Corvette ZR1

“What is a Super Charger Kit?”

Super Charger Kits make it very easy for regular folks to install these devices themselves. A do-it-yourself Super Charger Kit can be assembled in less than 10 hours with regular car maintenance tools. You can save a lot of money by installing this kit yourself.

“What is the Difference Between a Supercharger and Turbocharger?”

Turbochargers are similar to superchargers. Both increase vehicle speeds. The difference is how they receive their power from the vehicle.

The supercharger is powered by a belt connected to the engine crankshaft. The turbocharger uses power from the exhaust gas turbine. Since more exhaust is produced when traveling faster, the turbocharger functions better at higher speeds.

“Types of Superchargers”

The three primary types of superchargers (or air blowers) are 1) Roots, 2) Twin Screw and 3) Centrifugal. They differ in how they collect the air and pass it to the engine. In 1860, the first supercharger – the Roots – was developed.

Roots superchargers have two inter-meshed lobes in a twisted design. Roots superchargers are placed on the top of the engine. They add considerable weight to the vehicle.

The Twin Screw supercharger uses two air collectors in a flat, side-by-side, horizontal orientation. The air is trapped in pockets between the parts. The conical shape compresses the air.

The Centrifugal supercharger resembles a snail’s shell with air entering the side and exiting the end. Superchargers can spin at 60,000 rotations per minute (RPM). This supercharger uses an impeller and diffuser to lower the speed and increase the pressure of the air.

“What is Included in Super Charger Kits?”

Auto Super Shield has partners that can provide everything you need to complete the job yourself with high-quality Super Charger Kits. These kits include air collector parts, connecting bolts and mounting brackets. You will attach the supercharger to the top or side of your engine.

Nothing can compare to the incredible boost delivered by the supercharger to your vehicle. These are high-efficiency charged boosters that will make your engine a beast. Auto Super Shield partners provide the Super Charger Kits to make your vehicle the fastest on the block.

Get yours today and run faster than any other vehicle around!

 

 

 

What Are Color Change Vehicle Wraps?

At Auto SuperShield, we understand that you invested a lot of your time, energy and money selecting the perfect vehicle to buy. Whether you bought a brand new luxury vehicle, a restored classic in mint condition or another beautiful vehicle, you want to take every effort possible to keep your vehicle in pristine condition. However, over time, you can easily grow tired of driving around in the same vehicle. Rather than trade in the car that you love so much, you can simply change the look of your car to enjoy a different experience with your car. Many people have asked use about changing the color of your car without spending lots of money. The fact is that color change paint wraps are the ideal solution.

Ferrari California Wrap

Ferrari California Wrap - Before photo

What Are Color Change Vehicle Wraps?

Color change vehicle wraps are a high-end film that will cover every painted surface area of your car. The wraps are made by 3M, and they come with a guarantee to ensure you will enjoy years of satisfied use. You can choose from a range of designer colors to turn your current vehicle into the vehicle you really want to be driving in today. You may love everything about your vehicle, but you may be ready for a little change. With color change vehicle wraps, other people will wonder if you got a new car or had your old car re-painted.

Ferrari California - During Wrap Process - White Matte Wrap

Ferrari California - During Wrap Process

The Benefits

The fact is that you can repaint your current vehicle to enjoy the same results as you would achieve with color change paint wraps. However, repainting your car can cost a considerable amount of money. If you can enjoy the same results with less cost, why would you pay more? Further, color change paint wraps can actually help you to maintain the excellent condition of your vehicle’s exterior over time. As you cruise down the road, your car will inevitably be bombarded with small pebbles and other debris. This debris can cause nicks in your paint job. With color change paint wraps, however, you will enjoy a protective coating over your car that serves to keep these blemishes out of your original paint job.

Several companies today offer a service that is similar to the 3M color change paint wrap. However, 3M is the leading innovative in this area, and you only want to use the best materials on your car. Auto SuperShield is the largest dealer of 3M wraps in the state of Florida, and we have been serving Florida residents for over 15 years. You don’t want to trust your car to just anyone.

Contact us today to learn more about the benefits of color change vehicle wrap and to explore the color choices available for your car.

Ferrari California - After Photo - White Matte Color Change Wrap

Ferrari California - After Photo - White Matte Color Change Wrap

The Hottest Wheel and Rim Choices for Your Sports Car

The wheels and rims of your sports automobile make a big impact. They serve as some of the best eye-candy you can have on your car while impacting the car’s performance as well. Of course, all of this depends on the wheel and rim choices you choose for your sports car.

Maserati GT Fendi Edition

Maserati GT Fendi Edition Wheels

Hottest wheel and rim choices

One of the hottest wheel and rim choices in the market is alloy rims. There are numerous alloy rims ranging from 3-spoke to 5-spoke rims. They give your sportscar that sporty appearance while enhancing the steering system. They have a cooling effect that prevents your brake pads from overheating. They are also proven fuel-savers.

If you don’t like alloy rims, you can equip your sportscar with wire spokes. Wire rims entail a connection between your tire hubs and the spokes. They are durable and prevent strains that occur when negotiating corners. Wire rims are also detachable, offering you an easy way to maintain them. All of this while giving your sportscar that vintage look that never runs out of style.

Currently, chrome spinning wheels are in vogue. They are perfect when you want to give your car that eye-catching characteristic. This is possible by adding your desired color or leaving it as shiny as it is. Their spinning nature comes to the fore when you ground to a halt. Here, the wheels keep spinning, creating that classy feel about your car.

Choosing the perfect wheels and rims

You can undoubtedly find a lot of hot rims in the market. After all, there are many automobile dealers out there that specialize in different sports automobile wheels and rims. Don’t be fooled; selecting wheel and rims for your car is not a walk in the park.

When looking for sportscar wheel and rims, you must keep your eyes peeled. Your selection process must hinge upon performance and sleekness. Your choice also depends on how you use your sports vehicle. As pertains to style, you can select the custom wheels that fulfill your personal preference.

Also, do not forget to purchase wheels that are compatible with your car’s bolt pattern. You should also buy rims that are at least an inch longer than your normal wheels. This is a sure step to make your sports car live up to its name.

Ferrari California Coupe

Ferrari California Coupe

It is also vital that you think about your sports car’s offset size. The correct size will prevent complications associated with handling and steering problems. Do you feel you need more assistance in selecting wheels and rims? Auto Super Shield is the right place to seek help.

At Auto Super Shield, our passion is to help you keep your automobile in tip-top condition. Thanks to our dedicated customer service system, you are bound to leave a happy customer. Besides our quality automobile services, we will advice you on the proper wheels and rims for your automobile. With Auto Super Shield, making wheel and rim choices for your sportscar will always be easy.

 

2013 Porsche Panamera GTS – Brand new model!

Taking the kids to school just got a little more exciting!  People who need to peak at maximum g-force while taking the kids to school now have another option….the 2013 Porsche Panamera GTS.  Basically a sportier version of the current Panamera 4S, the $110,875 GTS will be the third most expensive of Porsche’s sedan, after the $137,675 Turbo and $174,175 Turbo S.  You can burn rubber out of your driveway and hit 0 to 60 mph in 4.3 seconds!

Brand new model Porsche Panamera

2013 Porsche Panamera GTS

Today a team of Auto SuperShield installers were out in Miramar, Florida installing a clear bra on this GTS.  We used the Ultimate self-healing paint protection film on the front end to protect the paint.  We’re a little embarrassed to admit that we had not even heard of a 2013 Panamera GTS until this past customer called us to book an appointment.  Embarrassing yes, but true.  However, we should have expected as much since this same customer has a history of getting the “first” of new model cars.  He was also the first to receive a new model Audi R8 V10, Porsche GT3 and the GT3 RS.  What list is he on?   I want to be added……….

 

2013 Porsche Panamera GTS

2013 Porsche Panamera GTS

Types of Vehicle Paint Protection Film Products

When you buy your car new, you love the fact that it has no flaws. The interior is fresh, the paint is shiny, and you still enjoy that new car smell. While you can protect the interior and invest in a new car scent, keeping the exterior of your car looking new is not quite as easy. If you want to protect your factory paint and keep your car looking great, it is time to consider buying vehicle paint protection film. Here at Auto SuperShield, we offer a variety of different types of vehicle paint protection film products to help those who take pride in their cars.

2013 Porsche 991 Carrera S - new body style

Auto SuperShield installing paint protection film on a 2013 Porsche 991 Carrera S

What is Vehicle Paint Protection Film?

Paint protection film or a “clear bra” is a film that acts like a protective barrier between your vehicle’s paint and exterior elements. These automotive films are specially designed to adhere to your factory paint finish so that all of the most vulnerable areas of your vehicle are protected on a daily basis. The films we offer are specially sized to fit mirrors, door edges, door cups, rear bumpers and more. If you are looking for superior paint protection, make an investment into the future appearance of your vehicle.

What Types of Vehicle Paint Film Do We Offer?

Now that you know what this specialized film does, it is time to compare all of the products we offer. Not all paint protection films are created equally. We promise to offer you the best films on the market that will deliver the best protection for your prized vehicle. Here are the films that we offer to the public:

* Transparent Paint Protection Film

If you are looking for a clear vehicle bra that will not affect the outward appearance of your vehicle, our transparent paint protection film is perfect. The durable invisible layer is designed to withstand bumps and scrapes so that your vehicle’s paint job does not have to suffer.

 

Auto SuperShield installing paint protection film on a 2013 Porsche 991 Carrera S

Auto SuperShield installing paint protection film on a 2013 Porsche 991 Carrera S

* 3M Paint Protection Film

It says a lot when a highly regarded company like 3M trusts you to do business with them.  3M is a leader in the automotive aftermarket industry and has partnered with us to develop custom film products that are cut to fit your car perfectly and protect it from road debris. The layer is not only impenetrable, it is also invisible.

For more than 15 years, we have been 3M’s largest dealer and helped vehicle owners keep their cars looking new. If you are looking for the most effective way to preserve your vehicle’s paint and its value, call Auto SuperShield and we will be happy to help you select the best paint film products available.

*Xpel Ultimate Paint Protection Film – Premium Self-Healing Film

Looking for a premium paint protection film for your sports car? XPEL Ultimate is the answer. Self-healing and gorgeous to look at, this film features best-in-class durability and clarity. It sheds contaminants that standard films simply can’t match. Plus, no swirl marks or fine scratches. XPEL ULTIMATE is the choice for the elite sports car enthusiast.

Auto SuperShield installing paint protection film on a 2013 Porsche 991 Carrera S

2013 Porsche 991 Carrera S with Xpel Paint Protection Film installed

What are Carbon FiberWraps?

If now is the time to change the look of your car, we can help. The automotive aftermarket is exploding with color. You have a choice – paint or wrap. For a look that will enhance your vehicle, the answer is obvious. We offer carbon fiber wraps to add luxury and style to your ride. And for those who are new to it, a vehicle wrap is not a paint job; it is a customized shield of protection.

What are Carbon Fiber Vinyl Wraps?

Audi R8 Carbon Fiber and Matte Black Wrap

Audi R8 Carbon Fiber and Matte Black Wrap at Auto SuperShield

Carbon fiber is a textured film that can be installed to the surface of your car. We apply a compound of multi-layered cast PVC that conforms to every nook and cranny. A paint job has the potential to run your car if done incorrectly. Carbon fiber wraps are not a paint job; they are a blanket of color. The application is similar to shrink wrapping. Once attached, the film becomes part of the surface of the vehicle until removed.

What Surface Will Carbon Fiber Work On?

Carbon fiber is right for most any metal or plastic. This means it will fully cover the vehicle. No missed spots or uneven tint. Carbon fiber is a textured vinyl film that adds durability and distinctive style to the body of the car. Cleanup is the same as any high quality gloss paint. Wash the film with car wash soap and then wipe it dry with a micro-fiber towel.

Will It Peel Off?

The adhesive holding the film in place is a unique formula that offers long-term adherence. Climate and weather changes affect all vehicle surfaces whether you opt for paint or a wrap. How long the wrap lasts depend on the environment and maintenance of the vehicle.

Carbon Fiber Vinyl Wrap

Carbon Fiber Vinyl Wrap

What is the Advantage?

Wrapping your car with carbon fiber film adds distinction that you can’t get from even high gloss color. For one thing, wrapping with carbon fiber gives you choices. With paint, once the work is done, you must completely redo it if you don’t like the hue or if the job is botched. When we cover your car with carbon fiber film, it is reversible. This gives you choices. If you want a new look at some point, the wrap peels off.

Carbon fiber wraps are a layer of protective vinyl. Once we add the film, it adheres to the OEM paint and transforms your car into a thing of beauty. When the day comes where you want something else, it comes off without damaging the paint underneath.

Protect your car from the dings of road debris by wrapping it with carbon fiber film. We give you a choice of matte wraps or custom colors. Carbon fiber will spruce up a classic. It will maintain the value of a luxury car. A carbon fiber wrap is not paint, it is peace of mind.

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