Muscle Cars

  • 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...

  • 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500

    The 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 is the the pinnacle of the pony car's six-generation lineup, and it's the most powerful production Ford ever made. It's designed to be a "track-ready car" Ford Performance boss Carl Widmann told Motor Authority. A track-ready car should be taken to the race track and Ford's fine with 2020 Shelby GT500 owners doing so. All Mustangs have a 3-year/36,000-mile bumper-to-bumper warranty, and a 5-year/60,000-mile powertrain warranty. The 2020 Shelby GT500 will be no different, according to Ford spokesman Sam Schembari-Negroni. Schembari told Motor Authority that a...

  • 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500
    The 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 needs its hood pins, here's why

    The king of the sixth-generation Mustang arrived Monday when the 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 was unveiled at the 2019 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. While its power output is a talking point, racers took note of its standard hood pins. Ford said the new snake will have over...

  • 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500
    Ford has no interest in setting record lap times with 2020 Mustang Shelby GT500

    The supercharged 5.2-liter V-8 engine of the 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 could be heard throughout most of the 2019 North American International Auto Show in Detroit on Monday as Ford Performance boss Carl Widmann cold-started, and revved, the snake at the Blue Oval's booth for Motor Authority...

  • Australians retake biggest burnout world record at Summer Nationals 2019
    Australia retakes world record for biggest simultaneous burnout

    Australians kicked the new year off by retaking a record the country's gearheads have long held. The land down under is once again home to the world record for the biggest simultaneous burnout. Australia reclaimed the record from Saudi Arabia, which claimed it in 2017 with 119 cars participating to...

  • 1967 Ford Shelby GT500 Super Snake
    1967 Shelby GT500 Super Snake sells for $2.2M, making it world's most expensive Mustang

    Here's one for the record books. A Mustang went under the hammer at Mecum's annual auction in Kissimmee, Florida, on Sunday and sold for $2.2 million, which makes it the most expensive Mustang in the world. That in itself is impressive but we'll remind you that the car was last sold in 2013 for...

  • 2020 Ford Shelby Mustang GT500 revving at 2019 North American International Auto Show
    Here's what the 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 sounds like

    Ford dropped the latest 'Stang on Detroit auto show crowds on Monday with the 2020 Mustang Shelby GT500, and now we know just how mad the machine sounds. Ford Performance boss Carl Widmann at the GT500 stand at Cobo Center at the 2019 North American International Auto Show revved up the 5.2-liter...

  • 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500, 2019 Detroit auto show

    It's been 50 years since the Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 and Shelby GT350 shared the showroom, and for 2020 the two muscle cars sporting the automotive legend's name will once again. On Monday, the 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 made its debut at the 2019 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, and the automaker said it's the pinnacle of the sixth-generation pony car. When it launches this fall, Ford said the GT500 will run the quarter-mile in under 11 seconds and spring from 0 to 60 mph in the mid 3-second range. ALSO SEE: Here's what the 2020 Shelby Mustang GT500 sounds like Blown...

  • 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500
    The 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 doesn't have a manual transmission, here's why

    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...

  • 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

    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 crank! We've already seen HPE take the HPE1000 Demon down the drag strip, and today's video is more about how the car behaves under more civil driving. Not that owners will be doing much civil driving, but we digress. In the video, the test driver takes the extra demonic Demon down Hennessey's test...

  • 2019 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat
    2019 Dodge Charger preview

    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...

  • 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...

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