Muscle Cars

  • 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500

    The snake has finally returned. On Monday, the 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 was unveiled at the 2019 North American International Auto Show in Detroit with a surprise for enthusiasts: no manual transmission. But why? Ford spokesman Jiyan Cadiz told Motor Authority the 2020 Shelby GT500 doesn't offer a manual transmission is because Ford doesn't have one that can handle the power the new snake puts out. The most powerful production Mustang ever will send power to the rear wheels via a 7-speed dual-clutch automatic supplied by Tremec. ALSO SEE: Here's what the 2020 Shelby Mustang GT500 sounds...

  • Hagerty 2019 Bull Market List: 10 Best collector cars to buy this year
    Class of 2019: Hagerty's top 10 classic cars to buy this year

    Another year, another round of bullish predictions for what cars will soon become tomorrow's hot-ticket collector vehicles. This is the second year Hagerty produced its "Bull Market List," and it's more varied than ever. These aren't new cars the classic car insurer believes will become tomorrow's...

  • 2019 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye Widebody
    Dodge Challenger outsells Camaro in 2018, but Mustang still king

    Executives at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles and Ford have reason to celebrate over their muscle cars, while Chevrolet is likely taking a hard look at its Camaro. The 2018 sales figures are in from all three American automakers, and the results put Ford on top in the muscle car wars. Despite a decrease...

  • Dodge Lego Speed Champions build set
    Dodge and Lego introduce pint-sized set to celebrate muscle cars past and present

    Dodge and Lego have joined forces to turn the Challenger nameplate into buildable toys for all ages. On Wednesday, both companies debuted the Speed Champions set, which includes a Lego version of the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon and the 1970 Dodge Charger R/T. The latest batch of...

  • Bullitt Ford Mustang watch made with original car's paint
    One-of-a-kind watch with paint from original "Bullitt" Ford Mustang to be raffled for charity

    In early 2018, the original 1968 Ford Mustang from the motion picture "Bullitt" emerged from the shadows after decades. The car spent the year criss-crossing the country and even the Atlantic Ocean to help launch the 2018 Ford Mustang Bullitt and celebrate the 50th anniversary of the film. Now, the...

  • 2018 Hennessey HPE1000 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon
    Hennessey's 1,035-HP Dodge Challenger SRT Demon sounds like it came from hell

    The Dodge Challenger SRT Demon is already one hell of a car, but Hennessey Performance Engineering has (of course) gotten a hold of it and made it something more. With the company's HPE1000 package, the Demon makes a whopping 880 horsepower at the rear wheels. That equates to around 1,035 hp at the...

  • 2019 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat

    The Dodge Charger soldiers on for the 2019 model year with yet a new round of updates, though the car isn't quite as old as its Challenger sibling, having been introduced for 2011. For the latest updates, Dodge has very much focused on the SRT Hellcat flagship. The super muscle sedan sticks with an 8-speed automatic and that 6.2-liter supercharged V-8 spitting out 707 horsepower and 650 pound-feet of torque, but there's revised styling to be had in addition to some new performance features. The revised styling consists of a new grille with dual inlets that help feed cool air to the engine...

  • 1969 Chevrolet Corvette with L88 big-block V-8
    Pair of aces: Two 1969 L88 Corvettes head to auction as a matched set

    Big-block-powered Corvettes always fetch healthy sums at classic-car auctions, but rarely does an L88 cross the auction block, let alone two. Mecum will sell off a pair of C3 L88 Corvettes at its upcoming Kissimmee (Florida) auction. A 1969 Corvette coupe and a 1969 Corvette convertible, both...

  • 2018 Ford Mustang GT in Terlingua, Texas
    What does the Ford Mustang mean to America?

    A pencil-straight imaginary line connects Portland, Oregon, to Terlingua, Texas, about 1,800 miles, unbending and uninteresting between two disparate towns at near-opposite poles of the U.S. We found their connection in a 2018 Ford Mustang GT, and in the story of how the Ford Mustang became...

  • 2018 Ford Mustang GT Peformance Package Level 2
    Is the 2018 Mustang GT the end of a performance era?

    The V-8 engine has defined American performance since Henry Ford stuck a low-cost flathead V-8 in the 1932 Ford. It made cars faster than their brakes and suspensions could handle during the muscle car era of the 1960s, got choked during the gas crisis of the 1970s, and came on strong again with a...

  • 2018 Ford Mustang GT (Matt Dayka/For Motor Authority)
    Bullitt's Broadway Revisited: The two worlds for the iconic Ford Mustang and San Francisco

    Across the Nob Hill and Russian Hill neighborhoods of movie history, Frank Bullitt’s battered green Mustang Fastback bounds over hills and through narrow streets. It chases an unyielding and seemingly indestructible Dodge Charger for more than 10 minutes on film. Through North Beach and...

  • Portland Cars & Coffee Mustang Day
    At Portland’s Cars & Coffee, the Ford Mustang still means America

    At a gas stop at a Chevron in Lakehead, California, I stop in the middle of the candy aisle to read email. “Hey! Why does your license plate say DIE?” The voice from the front of the store asks. He says it again, then again, before I realize he’s talking to me. “It...

  • 2018 Ford Mustang GT in Terlingua, Texas

    TERLINGUA, Texas—On a scalding May afternoon, it’s not easy to see how Carroll Shelby saw dollar signs between the stubby cacti nestled among the yellow rocks. Summer arrives earlier in West Texas than anywhere else in the U.S. The sun beats down on my bright red Ford Mustang GT’s shiny paint, and forces the air conditioning to work hard to keep the black leather interior tolerable. I’ve driven about 350 miles from El Paso along the Texas-Mexico border to get here, past Spanish missions dating to the 18th century that anchor ramshackle villages stuck in time. Then as...

  • 2018 Ford Mustang GT and 2018 Ford GT
    Ford GT and Ford Mustang GT: A celebration of performance

    One’s a race car that wears almost no disguise. The other is an American icon. They’re both Fords, and they’re both GTs. But as you might guess, there’s just a little bit of a difference between the Ford GT supercar and the Ford Mustang GT. We traveled to California to take...

  • 1968 Ford Mustang from Bullitt and 2018 Ford Mustang Bullitt
    Ford Mustang iconology: Pony car's ups and downs

    The Ford Mustang might be the ultimate automotive success story. Born from humble beginnings, the Ford Mustang is an enduring icon that has had its share of ups and downs. Today’s Mustang channels its heritage like never before, with retro-inspired trim packages that hark back through the...

  • 2018 Ford Mustang GT Peformance Package Level 2
    History of the Ford Mustang GT

    With its 460-horsepower 5.0-liter V-8, the 2018 Ford Mustang GT offers ready-made power for the masses. It’s not the top performer in the lineup, but it is Ford’s symbol for obtainable Mustang performance and it’s better than ever. The GT badge has held various meanings throughout...

  • 2018 Ford Mustang GT
    We built our own 2018 Ford Mustang GT this way; here’s why

    Building a 2018 Ford Mustang is a "Choose Your Own Adventure" story. With so many options and trim levels, it’s unlikely your Mustang will ever meet an exact twin in its lifetime—that’s even before considering aftermarket parts. When Ford asked us to custom-order our long-term...

  • Colton Whiteside, Justin Balderama, and Curtis Gabriel train horses in Florence, Ariz.
    Wild horses, part three: The land of second chances

    Cinders from a campfire pop and explode like fireworks somewhere in the desert outside Yuma. They trace arcs toward an infinite number of stars in the ink-black sky above, each its own possible world, an infinite number of futures spinning out of reach in dizzy orbit. The sparks turn to ash, then...

  • 2018 Ford Mustang GT at Palomino Valley’s National Wild Horse and Burro Center

    Nobody needs a mustang, but the United States of America owns thousands of them. Some roam the dun-colored hills outside the indistinct suburbia that shrouds Reno, Nevada, out past the legion Banks of America and Starbucks and Home Depots, past the dreary model homes at Shadow Ridge. Misty gray sky smudges it all together before the houses thin, then turn to trailers, then disappear as they give way to mountains that frame the Palomino Valley. That poetic name fits poetic land. A dozen miles away from gaudy neon life, this part of Nevada speaks for a vast silent geographic majority, thinly...

  • Wild mustangs (Denver Public Library, Western History/Genealogy collection)
    Wild horses, part one: The misfits

    Mrs. Velma Johnston typed letters, filed carbon copies, and answered the phone at the insurance office where she worked as a secretary. She dressed conservatively, smiled often, and spoke kindly. She sat with good posture, as good as she was able, as long as she could. Her husband Charlie drove her...

  • 2019 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye Widebody
    2019 Dodge Challenger preview

    The Dodge Challenger has been with us since 2008, but like a fine wine it just gets better with age. The vehicle has entered the 2019 model year, and while the 840-horsepower SRT Demon is no longer at the party, the drag strip hero's influence can be felt in several models in the lineup, none more...

  • Aviar R67
    Russian firm wants to build high-tech EV styled like a classic Mustang

    Classic cars fitted with electric powertrains is starting to become a thing, but there's a Russian company by the name of Aviar taking a very different route to achieve a similar result. The startup company is working on a car that features an electric powertrain, a modern interior, and advanced...

  • Al Oppenheiser
    Camaro chief engineer reassigned to work on electric cars

    The man behind the modern Chevrolet Camaro has a new job at General Motors. Al Oppenheiser, lead Camaro engineer for the fifth- and sixth-generation cars, will now lead GM's newly created electric-vehicle group, Car and Driver reported Friday. GM spokesman Michael Albano told the publication that...

  • Teaser for 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 due in 2019
    2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 will house two 3D-printed brake parts

    As the cost to 3D print components drops, we're beginning to see more vehicle incorporate the breakthrough technology. Numerous automakers plan to include more 3D-printed components in future vehicles, and on deck is the upcoming 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500. Ford said on Tuesday that its new...

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