Muscle cars

  • 1979 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am with 65 miles

    Pontiac's days of building excitement are long gone, though they arguably faded into the sunset long before the division was axed in 2009. Yet, classic Pontiac cars still remind us of the days before General Motors gave "badge engineering" its blessing. The Pontiac Firebird Trans Am is merely one example, but it is a strong reminder that Pontiac meant business in the 1960s and '70s. The 1979 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am was a final holdout before new emissions and fuel economy regulations seriously de-winged the Firebird in the 1980s, and this example is one exceptionally rare bird. It's...

  • 2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
    2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 Chief Engineer Speaks: Video

    Al Oppenheiser, the chief engineer for the 2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1, gives a video tour of the vehicle.

  • 2012 Ford Mustang GT Blue Angels Edition
    2012 Ford Blue Angels Mustang GT Fetches $400,000 At Auction

    The 2012 Ford Blue Angels Mustang GT was sold at the 2011 EAA AirVenture Oshkosh to a buyer from California for $400,000.

  • 2012 Ford Mustang GT Blue Angels Edition
    2012 Ford Blue Angels Mustang GT For EAA Young Eagles Unveiled

    The 2012 Ford Mustang Blue Angels edition will be sold at charity auction to benefit the EAA Young Eagles program. It's also one mean Mustang, with Ford Racing upgrades, including a 624-horsepower Ford Racing supercharged V-8.

  • 2012 Chrysler 300 SRT8
    2012 Chrysler 300 SRT8 Priced From $47,995

    The $47,995 sticker on the 2012 Chrysler 300 SRT8 gets you a healthy 465 horsepower and 465 pound-feet of torque.

  • 2013 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 spy shots
    Ford's GT500 ZL1-Fighter Coming 2013, Mustang Redesign 2014: Exclusive

    The latest word from inside Ford's vehicle planning operation says the next GT500 will be ready to take on the ZL1, it won't go twin-turbo, and the whole line will get a redesign in 2014.

  • 2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1

    This video gives us the best example yet of the 2012 Camaro ZL1's meaty, mean exhaust note.

  • Blue Angels Mustang GT
    One-Off Blue Angels Mustang GT To Be Auctioned At EAA AirVenture

    One of a kind Blue Angels Mustang GT will be sold at auction at EAA AirVenture in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.

  • 2013 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 spy shots
    2013 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Spy Shots

    Early this spring, word emerged on the Web that the 2013 Shelby GT500 could kick out as much as 620 horsepower. Shortly after we brought you the first spy shots of the new car. Today, we update the images with a new set that hints at a turbocharger replacing the supercharger under the hood. A...

  • Kentucky Speedway 2012 Ford Mustang Pace Car
    Kentucky Speedway Teams With Ford To Create Mustang Pace Car

    NASCAR fans who want to have a small part in the upcoming inaugural Quaker State 400 that will take place at Kentucky Speedway on July 9. Ford is teaming with the Speedway to produce 43 limited-edition Mustang pace cars for the Sprint Cup race. These Special Edition 2012 Ford Mustang GT...

  • 2011 Mustang V-6
    2012 Ford Mustang Mayhem Package Named By Facebook Fans

    The latest performance package Mustang isn't a rampaging supercharged steroid-shooting muscle car. It's a V-6-based car that aims for value and fun--and it's called "Mayhem." Named by Ford's Facebook fans, the Mayhem Mustang Package is built around the stock 305-horsepower 3.7-liter V-6 engine, but...

  • 2010 Dodge Viper stability control testing platform for next-gen model
    Dodge Looking To Expand Customer Base With Next Viper

    The outgoing Dodge Viper was known for its brutish driving dynamics, and that separated it from other similarly-priced sports cars. Now, the company is looking to cast a wider net for potential buyers. Dodge CEO Ralph Gilles told Automotive News that Dodge is talking to owners of competing models...

  • 2012 Chevrolet Camaro Synergy Series spy shots

    Following recent reports of Chevrolet launching a new special edition version of its Camaro muscle car roughly every six months comes a new set of spy shots of a mysterious prototype of the retro-styled muscle car. With the 2012 model year just around the corner, and a host of upgrades likely with it, it’s not all that surprising to see Chevrolet prototypes out and in testing. However, with development of the 2012 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 now complete, this prototype is likely to be for the production Camaro Synergy Series, which was first showcased in concept form at last year’s SEMA...

  • 2011 Saleen S302
    Saleen No Longer Building Cars, Focusing On Parts And Accessories

    Aftermarket tuner Saleen, a builder of some of the most insane modified Mustangs on the planet, will stop building cars at the end of the year and instead focus on its parts and accessories business. The information was revealed this week by Saleen’s parent company, Revstone, which is the...

  • 2012 Ford Mustang BOSS 302
    2012 Ford Mustang Boss 302 Mega Gallery

    A history that includes Parnelli Jones, Trans-Am racing, and one of the largest escalations in the muscle car arms race is just the tip of the iceberg with the 2012 Ford Mustang Boss 302. This gallery will give you a sample of what it's like in person. A top speed of 155 mph, over 1.0g of lateral...

  • The 2012 Mustang BOSS 302 on track at Laguna Seca
    Video: 2012 Ford Mustang BOSS 302 On Track

    High Gear Media spent the first part of the week out at Laguna Seca testing the 2012 Ford Mustang BOSS 302, and today we have video of executive editor Marty Padgett hitting the track. The full take on the car's handling and performance will be available soon. For now, enjoy the sights and sounds...

  • 2012 Shelby GT350 Convertible
    2012 Shelby Mustang GT350 Live Photos: 2011 Chicago Auto Show

    The 2012 Shelby GT350 is another modern-day reimagination of an iconic 1960s racer, and for the new model year, it gets two new colors and a production cap of 350 total cars. Also available this year for the first time since 1970: the GT350 treatment on a convertible. The total allocation of 350...

  • 2011 Chevrolet Camaro SS Indianapolis 500 Pace Car
    2011 Chevrolet Camaro SS Convertible Picked As Indy 500 Pace Car

    For the past two years the Chevrolet Camaro has starred as the official pace car of the Indianapolis 500, providing spectators with some eye-candy on race day and laying the base for a new special edition of the beloved muscle car destined for the showroom. Now that task is being handed over to the...

  • 2012 Ford Mustang Boss 302 Laguna Seca

    Smartphone junkies now have another reason to look up the new 2012 Ford Mustang as the car is next in line to receive the latest SYNC AppLink system, which allows voice and button control of smartphones with apps like Pandora and Stitcher. Already announced for the Fiesta, in an interesting move Ford has decided to skip the Focus and Fusion models and go with the Mustang platform as the latest recipient of the innovative connectivity technology. The Mustang will also be the first Blue Oval vehicle to offer AppLink with the standard SYNC interface, as well as have it integrated into the...

  • 2011 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible
    Chevrolet Camaro Outsells Ford Mustang In 2010--First Time In 25 Years

    Now that 2010 is well and truly over, we can look back at the year and see who came out on top in the sales race. While the clear leader was the Ford F-Series, which came away with 528,349 in total sales for 2010, it was interesting to see that the Chevrolet Camaro, which for 2010 was only...

  • NeSmith Storm LS9-powered Camaro
    Dealers Bring Back COPO Special With Custom Camaros

    In the tradition of dealer hot-rod legends like Don Yenko and Fred Gibb and their 9561 and 9560 packages, a pair of Chevrolet dealers are working the GM order system--plus a little magic on the side--to turn out special-edition 700-horsepower 2011 Camaros from factory parts. Of course, not all of...

  • 2011 Ford Shelby GT500 First Drive
    Leaked 2012 Ford Shelby GT500 Guide Reveals Little Change

    There's not much new on the docket for the 2012 Ford Shelby GT500 aside from a few price tweaks--and that's a good thing. At least, that's what a leaked buying guide for the car, turned up on a Mustang fan site, reveals. We liked the 2011 Ford Shelby GT500 so much, we nominated it for our Best Car...

  • 2010 Cobra Jet Mustang
    2012 Ford Mustang Cobra Jet Preview

    Ford has made a lot of incremental upgrades to its Mustang over the past couple of years, some of them quite significant, such as new engines and body work. And with every new iteration of the Mustang since 2008, there has also been a stripped out drag special from the guys at Ford Racing to go...

  • 2011 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible live photos
    Unveiled: 2011 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible

    LOS ANGELES--Chevrolet kicked off the 2010 Los Angeles Auto Show by formally introducing the 2011 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible. There weren't a lot of new details--Chevy has already released information on the car's specs and pricing. But I did spend a few minutes chatting with John Fitzpatrick...

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