Muscle Cars

  • Page taken from a brochure for the 2018 Ford Mustang

    There's a new Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 coming next year, and according to Ford it will pack over 700 horsepower. We've heard that the final figure might be closer to 800 horses and now a clue may have come our way in the form of potential Easter egg tucked away in an online brochure for the 2018 Mustang. Thanks to an eagle-eyed Reddit user, we've learned that page eight of the 24-page brochure shows the 2018 Mustang's digital gauge cluster, which just so happens to show a car in 7th gear and traveling at 72 mph. Put 7 and 72 together and you're looking at 772. Yes, we could be looking at a...

  • Ford Ranger Raptor prototype
    2019 Ford Ranger Raptor teased in new video

    Ford has a new Ranger on its hands, and in some markets the mid-size pickup truck will have a high-performance variant bearing the Raptor name. The Ranger Raptor is coming soon. The vehicle is expected to debut on February 7 in Bangkok, Thailand, and Ford's Thai division has just released a new...

  • 2018 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE
    Camaro chief says he'd like to see a sub-7:00 'Ring time

    Last June, a 2018 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE managed to lap Germany's Nürburgring Nordschleife in a time of only 7:16.04. It's a time only a handful of rear-wheel-drive cars have beaten, and coming as no surprise they're all a lot more expensive than the Chevy. But the 640-horsepower ZL1 1LE...

  • 1962 Chevrolet Bel Air “Sanity”
    Jay Leno brings a 1962 Bel Air bubble-top beauty into the garage

    Ralph Holguin is the owner of RMD Garage, which is a Long Beach-based custom car shop. It's a shop that is the focus of a show on Velocity, but today we're focusing on one of the vehicles from the shop. The car is nicknamed Sanity, and it's a beautifully restored and modified 1962 Chevrolet Bel...

  • 2018 Chevrolet Camaro 1LE
    Will the 2019 Chevy Camaro get the Corvette's 7-speed manual transmission?

    The California Air Resources Board may have spoiled one of the 2019 Chevrolet Camaro's surprises. According to a recently filed CARB document, the refreshed 2019 Camaro will add the Chevrolet Corvette's 7-speed manual transmission. AutoGuide first discovered the document last Thursday, and it lists...

  • 2017 Ford GT at Barrett-Jackson auction
    2017 Ford GT and first retail 2019 Mustang Bullitt bring big bucks at auction

    It wasn't just Chevrolet raising big bucks for charity during the past weekend's Barrett-Jackson auction in Scottsdale, Arizona. In fact, it was a Ford that raised the most funds, in this case a 2017 GT that sold on Saturday—with Ford's full blessing—for $2.55 million. The car was...

  • 2019 Ram 1500

    Ram on Monday unveiled a new generation of its 1500 pickup truck, and tucked away in the plethora of materials handed out to the media was possibly a clue about a Hellcat-powered model. The clue came in the form of a “7:07” reading on the digital clock shown in one of the photos of the 1500 Rebel model. You'll only notice it if you zoom in close on the infotainment screen, which thankfully the folks at Allpar did. Otherwise it would probably would have gone unnoticed. The significance of course is that the 6.2-liter supercharged V-8 known as the Hellcat has produced 707 horsepower...

  • 1989 Dodge Shelby Dakota
    Dodge Shelby Dakota driven by Carroll Shelby heads to auction

    Carroll Shelby helped engineer and bring some of the worlds most iconic cars to life, but this one is a little lesser known. It's not a Ford product, but a 1989 Dodge Dakota. Not just any Dakota, but the very first Dodge Shelby Dakota ever built. The pickup wears VIN 0001, and during its heyday it...

  • 2019 Ford Mustang Bullitt, 2018 Detroit auto show
    50th Anniversary 2019 Ford Mustang Bullitt cranks out 475 horsepower

    Fifty years after Steve McQueen chased a 1968 Dodge Charger in a Dark Highland Green '68 Mustang to the delight of gearhead movie fans, Ford is releasing its third special edition model to commemorate that iconic movie car. That movie was "Bullitt" and the 50th anniversary Bullitt Mustang is the...

  • 1968 Ford Mustang from the Steve McQueen movie "Bullitt"
    Long-lost 1968 Mustang from “Bullitt” likely worth millions

    Ford on Monday unveiled the new 2019 Mustang Bullitt at the 2018 North American International Auto Show in Detroit, but the special car, launched to mark this year's 50th anniversary of the “Bullitt” movie, was joined by another special car: the actual 1968 Ford Mustang driven by Steve...

  • Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 teaser
    Next Ford Shelby Mustang GT500 teased in Detroit, coming in 2019 with 700+ HP

    Ford made Mustang news here in Detroit with a third go at the Bullitt Mustang (a fourth if you count the original movie car as the first), but the Blue Oval teased an even meaner pony car on Monday evening of the 2018 Detroit auto show's press days. Ford didn't trot out a car, or show a teaser shot...

  • Ford Mustang Bullitt logo
    Ford likely to show Bullitt Mustang in Detroit, sell first build slot at Barrett-Jackson auction

    We know a new Ford Mustang Bullitt is coming. Now we have a good idea as to when it will arrive. Automotive News (subscription required) has learned from its sources the car will debut on January 15 at the opening of the 2018 North American International Auto Show in Detroit. It was previously...

  • “Gone in 60 Seconds” Ford Mustang Eleanor recreation by Fusion Motor Company

    Although the days of Toby Halicki's 40-minute chase scenes seem to be long and lamentably gone, his production company has licensed the Eleanor name of the special “Gone in 60 Seconds” Mustang for recreation. No, not the 1974 version of the movie but 2000’s remake starring Nicolas Cage and one very cool 1967 Ford Shelby GT500 finished in Dupont Pepper Gray. The license was awarded to California’s Fusion Motor Company which will build you an Eleanor recreation complete with a Go Baby Go shifter. Sadly, there’s no nitrous tank connected to the shifter-mounted...

  • HSV’s final Holden Commodore-based model is a 2017 GTSR W1
    HSV builds its final Holden Commodore-based super sedan

    Australia’s semi-official tuner to Holden, HSV, has made a name for itself over the past three decades by churning out meaty muscle cars based on successive generations of rear-wheel-drive, V-8-powered Holden Commodores. All of that has come to an end, however, as HSV on Wednesday announced...

  • Jay Leno invites Jeff Dunham and his 1970 Plymouth Superbird into the garage
    Jeff Dunham's 1970 Plymouth Superbird visits Jay Leno's Garage

    The Plymouth Superbird is basically the king of all muscle cars. Many other muscle cars sold in greater numbers, and many are more revered by fans. But the Superbird and it's cousin the Dodge Daytona shout so aggressively with their design and accomplished so much on the racetrack. That's why they...

  • 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 spy shots - Image via S. Baldauf/SB-Medien
    GT500 name, carbon-ceramic brakes tentatively confirmed for Mustang range-topper

    Another week goes by and new details about the 2019 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 have managed to surface. This time the details come via Ford’s own OEM service portal and include the engine wiring diagrams we saw a week ago as well as service procedures that reference the GT500 name and some...

  • 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 CAD image leaked - Image via Mustang6G forum
    New Ford Mustang Shelby GT500’s supercharged V-8 leaked again

    Earlier in December, a photo showing a 5.2-liter supercharged V-8 with the famous Shelby Cobra snake logo surfaced on the web. The engine was claimed to be the power source of Ford’s new Mustang Shelby GT500 based on the sixth-generation Mustang, though there was no way to confirm this. Fast...

  • 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Widebody versus Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk
    It’s time for a Hellcat vs. Trackhawk drag race

    Hennessey Performance Engineering has put together two of the meanest muscle cars around in a good ol’ fashioned drag race. In one corner is the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Widebody. And in the other is the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk. Both are among the most powerful cars in...

  • Hennessey goes 174 mph in Dodge Challenger Hellcat with Christmas tree

    It's the answer to a question only Hennessey Performance Engineering would ask: How fast will a Christmas tree go when strapped to the roof of a Dodge Challenger Hellcat wide-body? You know, for those times when a last-minute Christmas tree is imperative. HPE ran a bone-stock Challenger Hellcat wide-body equipped with a roof rack to get a baseline top speed. The final figure was 177 mph. Adding a Christmas tree will certainly hurt aerodynamics, and it did, but not by much. After strapping the Christmas tree to the roof, Hennessey's driver set out for another top-speed run at full throttle...

  • 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon on a dyno
    2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon gets strapped to the dyno

    It’s the Friday before the holidays so you probably have some time off. That’s good because we’ve got a video you’re going to want to watch again and again. It’s a short clip of the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon on the dyno, and yes you’ll definitely want the...

  • Ford Ranger Raptor prototype
    Ford Ranger Raptor set for February 7 debut

    Ford is rumored to be preparing the reveal of its new Ranger mid-size pickup truck at the 2018 North American International Auto Show in Detroit in mid-January. But the version we’re most interested in is the Ranger Raptor, which Motoring reports will debut on February 7 in Bangkok, Thailand...

  • Alleged photo of 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500’s supercharged engine - Image via Mustang6G forum
    New Ford Mustang Shelby GT500’s supercharged engine possibly leaked

    The lid may have just been lifted on one the most tightly kept secrets in the muscle car world: the identity of the powerplant residing under the hood of the upcoming Ford Mustang Shelby GT500. The new Mustang flagship is still in development but a photo allegedly depicting part of its engine bay...

  • 1969 Dodge Charger RTR on Jay Leno's Garage
    Custom 1968 Dodge Charger RTR visits Jay Leno's Garage from Sweden

    One special 1968 Dodge Charger RTR made its debut at the 2017 SEMA show this past October, but somehow, it flew under the radar and got little press attention. Now, Johan Eriksson, the car's creator, has dropped by Jay Leno's Garage—all the way from Sweden!—with the custom Charger and...

  • Dodge Daytona and Plymouth Superbird
    Dodge tapped Chrysler's missile division for the Daytona and Plymouth Superbird

    Some of the world's most interesting cars have the greatest stories behind them. The Dodge Daytona and the Plymouth Superbird are no different. At their core, they were built to shame Ford and Chevrolet in NASCAR, but Dodge was so adamant to ensure the car's success that it went through great...

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