Muscle Cars

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

    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 has something to do with its global availability in markets where key rivals aren't sold or sell in very low numbers. The current-generation Mustang was also engineered for right-hand-drive markets; the Chevrolet Camaro, for example, was not. The Mustang remains a top seller in the United States...

  • 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
    2020 Ford Mustang EcoBoost gets slew of upgrades from Ford Performance

    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...

  • 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

    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 built in 1967. The price is quite a lot lower than what some Mustang recreations have sold for at recent auctions. For example, a Mustang built to resemble Eleanor from 2000's “Gone in 60 Seconds” remake sold for $225,500 just in March. We'll also point out that a Bentley Bentayga was...

  • 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)
    Next-generation Ford Mustang rumored to grow to Dodge Challenger size, ready no earlier than 2026

    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...

  • 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 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 supercharged V-8 with over 700 horsepower. The magazine reported on Friday that Ford will launch the uber-Raptor as a sendoff for the current F-150 generation, which first arrived as a 2015 model. That pegs the launch around late 2020 or early 2021, given Ford's typical product cycles for the F-150...

  • 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...

  • Vaughn Gittin Jr. drifts Mustang RTR
    Ford and Vaughn Gittin Jr. find a 4-leaf clover to drift and celebrate St. Patrick's Day

    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...

  • 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

    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 ZL1 1LE is aero-limited to 190 mph. The Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye tops out at 203 mph. Motor Authority confirmed the 180-mph top speed governor with Ford. Ford's decision to cap the car at 180 mph likely comes as a trade-off for other performance goodies, such as an advanced aero package...

  • 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
    Brick by brick, build your own Lego 1967 Ford Mustang GT

    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...

  • 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...

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