Muscle Cars

  • Vaughn Gittin Jr. drifts Mustang RTR

    Ford got into the spirit of St. Patrick's day on Friday with the reveal of a Grabber Lime green color for the Mustang Shelby GT500, but it also sent professional drifter Vaughn Gittin Jr. out to find four leaf clovers. Not the kind that lurks in the grass, but the type found across America's concrete jungle: interstate interchanges. It's probably more Gittin Jr.'s type anyway. With a 900-horsepower Mustang RTR at his disposal, and a bit 'o luck hanging from the rearview mirror, the pro drifter launched off to enter and exit the four loops that make up the four-leaf clover interchange. Of...

  • 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 in Grabber Lime
    Ford reveals Grabber Lime paint for 2020 Mustang--just in time for St. Patrick’s Day

    Sunday is St. Patrick’s Day, a day when bringing out your best green attire is entirely welcome, and to join in on the fun Ford has revealed the new Grabber Lime exterior color for the 2020 Mustang range. Naturally, the automaker chose to show off the bright green hue on the Mustang Shelby...

  • Speedkore Dodge Challenger Demon with 1,400 hp
    Speedkore's 1,400-hp carbon-fiber-bodied twin-turbo Dodge Demon sounds angry, runs 8s

    SpeedKore shocked us with its 1,400-horsepower Dodge Challenger SRT Demon build at the 2018 SEMA show, but we now have a good look at just how brutal of a machine it is. Video from That Racing Channel on YouTube shows SpeedKore's extra demonic Challenger SRT Demon hit the dragstrip. Let's make this...

  • 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500
    2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 limited to 180 mph, slower than Camaro ZL1

    When the 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 hits the streets this summer, it will have a top speed slower than its arch-rival, the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1. According to a Wednesday report from Car and Driver, Ford will limit the Shelby GT500 to 180 mph. The Camaro ZL1 has a top speed of 202 mph, while the...

  • 1970 Speedkore Dodge Charger Evolution
    SpeedKore's Demon-powered 1970 Dodge Charger visits Jay Leno's Garage

    It made its debut at the 2018 SEMA show and now SpeedKore Performance Group's Demon-powered, carbon fiber-bodied 1970 Dodge Charger has paid a visit to Jay Leno's Garage. And there to explain it all was SpeedKore boss Dave Salvaggio. You may remember him from his meetup with Leno for the custom...

  • Hagerty rebuilds 389 ci Tri-Power Pontiac V-8 engine
    Zen out with this time-lapse rebuild of a Pontiac GTO 389 V-8 engine

    There's something satisfying about time-lapse videos, which make daunting tasks look effortless. Rebuilding an engine is anything but effortless, but sped up and compressed to 10 minutes, it's a pleasant ordeal to watch. Hagerty's series of "Redline Rebuild" videos recently saved a beat up 389...

  • 1967 Ford Mustang Lego kit

    Occasionally, Lego creations don't quite mimic the real thing, but Lego and Ford have nailed it with this 1967 Mustang GT replica. Both companies announced the 1967 Ford Mustang GT as the latest in a series of car-related Lego projects on Friday and fans young and old should find a lot to appreciate with the latest kit. Consisting of 1,470-plus pieces, the Mustang GT boasts a detailed engine bay and interior (with a moveable gear selector and steering wheel), and a few customization options. Builders can choose to assemble a supercharger kit, place beefier side-exit exhaust pipes, add a tank...

  • 1970 Dodge Charger Tantrum resto mod for sale
    Carbon-fiber-bodied, 1,605-hp 1970 Dodge Charger "Tantrum" for sale again

    Less than a year after the car was first listed for sale, the 1970 Dodge Charger "Tantrum" has been listed yet again. Road & Track spotted the listing on Wednesday after Fusion Luxury Motors in Chatsworth, California, posted the incredibly cool muscle car for sale on Tuesday. The dealership...

  • Chevy eCOPO Camaro runs 9s at the drag strip
    Electric Chevy eCOPO Camaro breaks into 9-second territory

    Chevy had a 9-second quarter-mile time in its sights, and the electric eCOPO Camaro has done just that. The electric drag racer has clocked a 9.837-second run. Thanks to video published by DragZine on Monday, we can see how much the eCOPO has improved. Just a few weeks ago, the electric eCOPO...

  • 2019 Ford Mustang
    Ford Mustang may get a more powerful turbo-4

    Ford ditched the V-6 engine for the 2018 model year, but that leaves buyers with fewer choices than rival Chevrolet Camaro customers. Ford is also stuck with a larger power gap between the standard 2.3-liter turbo-4 and the 5.0-liter V-8 than Chevrolet. It looks like Ford has a remedy for the...

  • 1987 Buick GNX with 8 miles for sale
    1987 Buick GNX driven only 8 miles its whole life seeks new owner

    There are low mileage cars, and then there's this 1987 Buick GNX. Listed for sale on auction site Bring a Trailer, the muscle car has only gone eight miles in its 30-plus years of existence. For those who need a crash course on the GNX, it was a limited-run model built in 1987 based on the Buick...

  • 2019 Ford Mustang Australia Supercars race car
    2019 Ford Mustang Australia Supercars racer roars in

    Ford's Mustang is almost ready to start terrorizing the competition in the Australia Supercars touring car series. Ford on Tuesday unveiled the new Mustang race car destined to compete in the 2019 Australia Supercars Championship, where it will replace the Falcon sedan-based racer that has starred...

  • 1969 Ford Shelby GT500 prototype

    Decades kept them apart, but today, three 1969 Ford Shelby GT500 convertible prototypes are among each other's company again. In mid-January, Ford Performance detailed the endless pursuit for documentation that led to the discovery of the three cars, and it's nothing short of painstakingly impressive. The story begins rather nonchalantly: two men, George Huisman and Ed Meyer, spoke of a GT500 convertible that had been discovered in Detroit at a Shelby concours show in French Lick, Indiana This piqued the interest of three other men by the names of Tony King, and two brothers, Jason and Scott...

  • Chevrolet eCOPO Camaro pulls a wheelie
    Electric Chevy eCOPO Camaro does wheelie on first dragstrip run, approaches 9s

    Chevrolet revealed its all-electric drag racer concept, the eCOPO Camaro, at the 2018 SEMA show last October, but now the race-prepped monster has made its first pass. Video published to YouTube last Monday shows the eCOPO Camaro makes hardly a peep as it launches off of the line and pulls a...

  • 2019 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat
    2020 Dodge Charger to get Challenger's wide-body option?

    Dodge's updates for the Charger for 2019 were relatively light, especially considering the car's Challenger stablemate received the 797-horsepower SRT Hellcat Redeye option for the same year. It could be, perhaps, that the muscle car brand is saving more serious updates for the Charger's future...

  • The Porsche 914 at Gooding's Scottsdale, Arizona, auction got plenty of attention | Bob Golfen photo
    Porsche 914 50th anniversary mostly just being ignored

    Porsche celebrates two half-century anniversaries at the extreme ends of the spectrum this year, that of the all-conquering 917 endurance racer that transformed the Le Mans 24-hour spectacle, and that of the innovative but controversial 914 entry-level sports car. While the 917 has been lauded and...

  • 1964 1/2 Ford Mustang
    1964 1/2 Ford Mustang: 100 Cars That Matter

    Also-rans and wannabes would come and go, and some remain today, including the Chevrolet Camaro. But the Ford Mustang is the original pony car—a car that would define an entire segment in the years to come. The story began with Lee Iacocca, who championed a new kind of personal-luxury car...

  • 2019 Dodge Charger and Challenger finished in Sublime paint
    Green giants: 2019 Dodge Challenger, Charger add Sublime paint

    The 2019 Dodge Challenger and Charger are going green in a literal sense. The brand announced Wednesday that both cars now offer the Sublime paint color, which last appeared in 2015. The Challenger could be had in Sublime four years ago, but the color was last seen on a Charger in 2007...

  • 2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE

    The 2019 Chevy Camaro ZL1 1LE will no longer be a manual transmission-only muscle/sports car. For the new model year, Chevrolet has graced the track-focused Camaro with a 10-speed automatic transmission with standard steering wheel shift paddles. It's the same transmission found in the regular SS model and the ZL1. Previous Camaro ZL1 1LEs were only equipped with a 6-speed manual transmission. While the engagement factor drops with the available automatic, Chevrolet said the 10-speed auto unlocks quicker lap times. Per the brand's Tuesday announcement, the new automatic transmission shaved...

  • Shelby Cobra 427 is up for sale
    Shelby AC Cobra: 100 Cars That Matter

    Carroll Shelby raised a family and chickens, and nursed a leaky heart valve in Texas in the 1950s. He also raced cars and his body bore all the signs, scarred skin and busted bones. From those humble beginnings 36-year-old Shelby was already well on his way to becoming a globally known automotive...

  • Mystery Ford Mustang teaser
    Ford hybrid V-8 patent discovered, could power Mustang and/or F-150

    We've known for two years that Ford has a Mustang hybrid planned, but a new patent gives us a glimpse at what could be the electrified pony's powertrain. The best news: eight cylinders are pictured, which indicates any Ford Mustang hybrid will keep a V-8 engine and only add electric motors for more...

  • Auction of four Bumblebee Camaros from the Transformers movies on January 19, 2019
    All 4 Bumblebee Camaros from Transformers films fetch $500,000 in group sale

    In the mid-2000s, Chevrolet was preparing to bring the Camaro nameplate back from the dead with a fifth generation of the muscle car icon. Ahead of the production reveal, the Camaro earned a starring role in the first of Michael Bay's Transformers movies as the vehicle mode of the Autobot...

  • 2019 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye Widebody
    FCA boss: Next Challenger to use electric boost, skip 700-hp supercharged V-8

    You better get them while they last, folks, as the next Dodge Challenger looks like it's going to be a very different beast to the car on sale today. That's the word of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles CEO Mike Manley, who took over following the sudden death of his predecessor, Sergio Marchionne, last...

  • Auction of 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 with VIN ending in 001 on January 18, 2019
    2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 #001 sells for $1.1M

    Following the 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500's debut at the 2019 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, Ford has used the potent pony car to give back to charity. The automaker sold the build slot for the first production example, the car bearing a VIN ending in 001, for charity on...

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