Muscle Cars

  • 2019 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350

    The logo is a snake. The engine sounds a rebel yell upon startup, and from there only shouts more, more, more. The tires are steamrollers meant to provide grip on a racetrack. It sits low and lean, and looks downright mean. It’s the anti-SUV. It’s the 2019 Ford Mustang Shelby GT350, and it’s here to kick ass. It already kicked ass, but Ford decided there were more asses to kick and improvements to be made to kick them. I’m testing those improvements, all of which stem from greater grip and more downforce, on the 1.5-mile M1 Concourse in Detroit. It’s not the...

  • Hellephant crate engine
    Hellephant 1,000-hp crate engine sold out in 48 hours

    Fans and builders stampeded onto the internet to purchase one of Mopar's 1,000-horsepower Hellephant crate engines. The interest was so high, in fact, that the engine sold out in just 48 hours. A spokesman for Mopar confirmed to Motor Authority on Monday that the engines sold out in a hurry and was...

  • Dodge Durango SRT Pursuit concept
    Dodge built a 797-hp Durango police SUV with the heart of a Hellcat Redeye

    This year's One Lap of America runs from May 4-11 and Dodge has joined the fun with a very special concept based on the Durango SRT Pursuit. Let's just say criminals better hope Dodge doesn't get around to putting its latest Durango SRT Pursuit concept into production because this beast of a police...

  • Sixt Ford Shelby Mustang GT-S rental car special edition
    Shelby GT-S Ford Mustang is a supercharged pony car for rent

    Although it may appear to be another Hertz special-edition rental car, the Ford Shelby Mustang GT-S is headed to a local Sixt Rent-A-Car. The rental car company announced Thursday the Shelby GT-S will populate its rental fleets beginning this summer. Based on the Mustang GT, each Shelby GT-S will...

  • 2020 Chevrolet Camaro
    2020 Chevrolet Camaro gets a nose job, value upgrades

    In response to flagging sales that have moved the Camaro behind the Challenger for third place in the three-car pony car race, Chevrolet is making design changes and value upgrades to the Camaro for the 2020 model year. The brand announced Thursday the 2020 Camaro SS, specifically, is in for...

  • 2019 Dodge Challenger Stars & Stripes Edition
    Dodge Challenger outsold Chevy Camaro in first quarter

    The sixth-generation Chevy Camaro hasn't caught fire like the previous-generation car, and its sales slump as continued into the first quarter of the year. The Dodge Challenger continued to outsell the Camaro through the first quarter of 2019. According to a report from The Detroit Free Press last...

  • Hellephant crate engine

    April 26 is Hemi day—get it? 4/26, as in Hemi 426—and Fiat Chrysler Automobiles' parts and accessories division, Mopar, is celebrating with the start of pre-orders for its modern Hemi 426: the Hellephant. The beast of a crate engine was unveiled at the 2018 SEMA show and boasts an output of 1,000 horsepower and 950 pound-feet of torque, and it can be yours for just $29,995. Yes, hypercar numbers for the price of a mundane sedan. The price is for the 7.0-liter supercharged V-8 engine, which comes with a water pump, flywheel, front sump oil pan, fuel injectors, coil packs, and...

  • RTR Ford Mustang Spec 3
    2019 Ford Mustang RTR offers 700 horsepower, adjustable suspension

    RTR Vehicles is back with more upgrades for the Ford Mustang. This time, the performance company offers a pony car with 700 horsepower. Founded by professional drifter Vaughn Gittin, Jr., the company has announced its 2019 Ford Mustang Spec 3, which includes the lofty 700-hp figure and a host of...

  • Undisguised Dodge Charger Widebody - Image via eviil_srt/Instagram
    Dodge Charger Widebody spotted in the wild

    Dodge rolled out a Charger Widebody concept during March's Spring Fest Mopar meet in Pomona, California. At the time, a company spokesman said the concept was strictly a design study to gauge interest from the public. It seems production may have already been given the green light as an undisguised...

  • 2018 Ford Mustang GT (Matt Dayka/For Motor Authority)
    Ford Mustang is the best-selling sport coupe globally, again

    Buyers have plenty of options to choose from, but when it comes to sport coupes, the Ford Mustang is king. In a Wednesday release, Ford said the Mustang claimed the crown for best-selling sport coupe globally once again. It's the fourth year running the Ford Mustang has earned the title. It likely...

  • 2019 GMC Syclone by Specialty Vehicle Engineering
    Modern GMC Syclone ready to rock like a hurricane, thanks to SVE

    Specialty Vehicle Engineering (SVE) is back with its latest take on a past General Motors performance vehicle. The company announced Monday it will tackle the beloved GMC Syclone with a new model based on the GMC Canyon mid-size truck. Keeping with tradition, the reborn Syclone rocks a V-6 engine...

  • 2019 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack 1320
    2019 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pack 1320 now cleared for NHRA competition

    Last year, Dodge dropped the Challenger R/T Scat Pack 1320—a mouthful of a name with a short quarter-mile time. Ahead of customer deliveries, Dodge announced on Tuesday that the car has been cleared to race in NHRA Stock and Super Stock competitions. Clearing the muscle car for racing in both...

  • 2020 Ford Mustang EcoBoost High Performance Package

    Ford is slowly doling out infomartion on its 2020 model year updates for the Mustang. While the big news is the return of the Shelby GT500 sledgehammer, buyers interested in the 4-cylinder Mustang EcoBoost don't miss out on all the fun. The Blue Oval announced on Monday that the Ford Performance division has cooked up some upgrades for the Mustang EcoBoost and grouped them in a High Performance Package. Sorry, SVO fans, you'll have to keep waiting. Originally devised when some engineers thought about transferring a Focus RS engine into the Mustang, the HPP upgrade sees the Mustang EcoBoost's...

  • Ken Block's Hoonicorn Ford Mustang as a Lego kit, Photo: IachIan Cameron
    Ken Block's Hoonicorn Ford Mustang recreated with Legos

    Ken Block and his crew have created some wild rides, but perhaps none of them are as recognizable as the 1965 Ford Mustang known as the Hoonicorn. One fan took his love for the car to new heights with a version built entirely from Legos, Autoblog reported on Tuesday. This Hoonicorn re-creation...

  • 2019 Dodge Challenger and Charger Stars & Stripes Edition
    Dodge rolls out Challenger and Charger Stars & Stripes editions

    Dodge on Thursday rolled out the 2019 Challenger and Charger Stars & Stripes Edition muscle cars, which the automaker bills as a salute to the nation's armed forces. The upgrade is available with the GT, R/T and Scat Pack models and adds a number of special touches—inside and out. The...

  • 1967 Ford Shelby GT350
    Numbers matching 1967 Ford Shelby GT350 sells for $187,000

    A numbers matching 1967 Ford Shelby GT350 went under the hammer on Saturday at a Mecum auction held in Houston, Texas, with the final bid coming in at $187,000. That's quite the bargain considering, per the consignment information, the car is one of 52 specified as optioned, and only one of 1,175...

  • Dodge Challenger Demon hits 211 mph
    Watch a Dodge Challenger SRT Demon hit 211 mph

    It's been nearly two years since the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon arrived on the scene, and although the car has exited production, it's still making a splash. The latest accolade comes from the Johnny Bohmer Proving Grounds (JBPG) runway in Merritt Island, Florida. The company claims the runway...

  • Mystery Ford Mustang teaser
    Ford files to trademark "Mustang Mach-E" name

    A new trademark filing points to a likely name for Ford's upcoming Mustang hybrid. The automaker has filed with the European Union Property Rights Office for the rights to the name "Mustang Mach-E." All Ford Mustangs first discovered the trademark fling and reported it on Tuesday. Motor Authority...

  • 2018 Ford Mustang GT (Matt Dayka/For Motor Authority)

    A new report claims to have dug up details on the next-generation Ford Mustang, and if it rings true, the current S550-generation car has a long life ahead of it. Sources outside of Ford shed light on the next Mustang's development plans, according to a Monday report from Automobile. The big news, quite literally, is these sources claim the next-generation Mustang, currently referred to as the S650, will grow in size—perhaps as large as today's Dodge Challenger. A quick spec rundown shows the Challenger measures 197.9 inches long and sits on a 116.2-inch long wheelbase. The current...

  • Fan-built 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 Lego kit
    Fan-built Lego 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 captures the look of the real deal

    Lego bricks promise a never-ending world of creation. One builder has used only his creativity and Legos to build the 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500. That's correct, this car was not built from a kit with instructions or anything official from Lego. This one represents a builder's creativity...

  • Mitsubishi Triton Absolute concept
    Mitsubishi explores a Ranger Raptor rival with Triton Absolute concept

    Ford launched a rugged Ranger Raptor late last year. It's powered by a diesel engine and only offered overseas, though there are hints we'll eventually see something like it here, and with a gasoline engine in tow. The excitement surrounding the vehicle hasn't gone unnoticed at Mitsubishi, which on...

  • 2019 Ford F-150 Raptor
    Ford readying Shelby GT500-powered F-150 Raptor to challenge Ram Rebel TRX?

    Ford may have an answer to the 1500 Rebel TRX being cooked up by Ram. The pickup gods must be pleased as multiple sources have confirmed to Car and Driver that the Blue Oval is readying an F-150 Raptor powered by the same engine fitted to the 2020 Mustang Shelby GT500. We're talking a 5.2-liter...

  • Dodge Charger Widebody concept
    Dodge Charger Widebody concept debuts at Spring Fest 14

    A Dodge Charger concept sporting the same pumped fenders found on various Challenger Widebody models was unveiled on Saturday at the annual Mopar gathering known as Spring Fest, which was held at the historic Auto Club Raceway in Pomona, California. Dodge SRT spokesman Dan Reid on Wednesday...

  • First Ford Mustang Shelby GT350R rolls off the line at Flat Rock Assembly Plant in Michigan
    Flat Rock plant will be home to Ford's next-gen Mustang, EVs

    Ford on Wednesday announced a shakeup in production plans for future electric and self-driving cars. Under the latest plans, the Flat Rock Assembly Plant south of Detroit will become a production hub for Ford's electric cars, though the site will also continue to build Mustangs—including a...

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