Muscle Cars

  • HPE 800-Hp Cadillac Escalade

    Of course, Hennessey Performance Engineering tuned a Cadillac Escalade. But, not only has HPE tuned and modified the giant luxury SUV, the company has turned it into a drag strip slayer. To exemplify HPE's work, the company lined up its 805-horsepower Escalade next to a 2018 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE, which pushes 650 horsepower. Keep in mind, the Escalade weighs around 1,700 pounds more than the Camaro. The extra power, however, is more than enough to scoot the luxo-barge down the straightaway much quicker. Immediately after launch, the Escalade starts to pull away from the Camaro ZL1 1LE...

  • Final Dodge Viper and Challenger SRT Demon auction
    Final Dodge Viper and Challenger SRT Demon going under the hammer

    It turns out Fiat Chrysler Automobiles won't keep the last Dodge Viper ever built for its new heritage center located in the Conner Avenue Assembly plant in Detroit, where the car rolled off the line last August. The automaker on Thursday revealed that the special Viper, a red 2017 Viper GTS, will...

  • America’s Muscle Car Museum
    You need to be invited to visit America’s Muscle Car Museum

    Mark Pieloch started learning body and paint work while he was still in high school in the little town of Groveland, Massachusetts, and that led to restoration projects, 10 of them over his first 30 years. He left all that behind to become a very successful entrepreneur, patenting and manufacturing...

  • 1983 Dodge/Shelby Pickup Concept, part of Carroll Shelby car collection
    Carroll Shelby's personal car collection heading to auction

    Shelby aficionados will want to book their trips to Greenwich, Connecticut, this June because that's where Bonhams will have the privilege of auctioning off Carroll Shelby's personal car collection. In total, 23 cars (and trucks) covering Shelby's personal career will hit the auction block. Among...

  • 2019 Chevrolet Camaro
    2019 Chevrolet Camaro preview

    The sixth-generation Camaro was a huge improvement over its predecessor, but with the Ford Mustang having just received a round of updates, along with the promise of a new Shelby GT500, this is no time for team Camaro to get complacent. It's no surprise then that Chevrolet has introduced its own...

  • 1970 Plymouth Superbird for auction at Mecum Houston
    All-original 1970 Plymouth Superbird heading to Mecum auction

    It's not every day a Plymouth Superbird crosses our screens, and it's certainly once in a blue moon that one crosses an auction block. Well, that day is coming soon because Mecum a 1970 Plymouth Superbird is part of this weekend's Mecum Houston auction. Better yet: the car is all original, too...

  • 2018 Trans Am 455 Super Duty Racing

    Trans Am Depot has built an even more extreme version of its 1,000-horsepower 455 Super Duty based on the sixth-generation Chevrolet Camaro that we saw last year. The new car, which tacks on the Racing designation, was built as a dedicated drag racer designed to challenge the Dodge Challenger SRT Demon. But did the company really need to dial up the performance to challenge the Dodge? In an interview with Motor Trend published on Thursday, Tran Am Depot said it was happy with the 1,000-hp output of the 455 Super Duty but wanted to produce the same amount of power at the wheels for the 455...

  • 2019 Ford Mustang Bullitt
    2019 Ford Mustang Bullitt starts at $47,495

    Drivers, open your wallets. Preorders for the 2019 Ford Mustang Bullitt are open at dealerships across the U.S., and the car is priced at $47,495 (including a mandatory $900 destination charge). That's $7,405 more than the Mustang GT Premium, but the extra dollars do a lot more than add Bullitt...

  • Katech adds a whipple supercharge to a 2018 Chevy Camaro ZL1 1LE
    Katech supercharges the Chevy Camaro ZL1 up to 760 wheel horsepower

    Katech takes your stock standard General Motors machine and turns it into something you should be afraid to drive. Or at least, you should have some semblance of skills before taking to the wheel. That should be the case for anybody who buys a car like the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 1LE, and even more so...

  • Trans Am Depot Super Duty 455
    How Trans Am Depot designed its 455 Super Duty Trans Am

    With the demise of the Pontiac brand came the end of a long lineage of muscle cars. No, Pontiac wasn't offering the most exciting lineup at its death, save for the Holden-sourced G8, but history means something. It means quite a bit to the team at Trans Am Depot, which decided the show must go on...

  • Mopar unleashes its Hellcrate; Hellcat crate engine kit
    Hellcat crate engine can be had for big discount

    Moparproshop.com is throwing power-crazy fans a bone and is currently offering the Hellcat crate engine, appropriately deemed the "Hellcrate," at a massive discount. The website, which is affiliated with Galeana Chrysler Jeep in Columbia, South Carolina, shows the final sale price before tax at...

  • Mercury Racing 7.0-liter SB4 V-8 crate engine
    LS7-related crate engine delivers 750 naturally aspirated horsepower

    Mercury Marine wants to put a greater emphasis on high-performance car engines in the near term, and if the 7.0-liter SB4 crate engine is any indication of the company's future, then sign us up. The SB4 crate engine is based on General Motors' LS7 7.0-liter V-8, which last did duty in the...

  • 2019 Ford Mustang in Need for Green color

    Just in time for Saint Patrick's Day comes the arrival of a new green color option on the 2019 Ford Mustang. The Blue Oval announced on Friday the new Need for Green paint color for its iconic pony car. No matter the day, this color will be hard to miss as it's quite bright. Those seeking to fly under the radar will want to opt for another color. Almost any other color outside of the available orange and yellow hues will be less conspicuous. Available across the Mustang lineup in the summer of 2019, the color can be combined with available factory graphics packages to make it more...

  • 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500
    Everything we know about the 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500

    You didn’t think Ford was just going to sit back and let Chevy and Dodge enjoy all the bragging rights in the muscle car world with their respective Camaro ZL1 1LE and Challenger SRT Demon models, right? Nope. The Blue Oval is working on a new Shelby GT500 based on the sixth-generation...

  • 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500
    700-plus-horsepower 2020 Ford Mustang Shelby GT500 teased

    Ford Motor Company [NYSE: F] held a press conference to discuss its electrified future today, and during the show the company dropped some news that will prove electric for fans of performance cars. Ford teased the most powerful street legal production model to ever come from the Blue Oval, the...

  • Hennessey Exorcist Camaro ZL1 hits 217 mph during top speed run
    Hennessey's Exorcist Camaro is quicker in the 1/4 mile than the Dodge Demon

    You can bet Hennessey Performance Engineering had one figure in mind when developing the Exorcist Chevrolet Camaro ZL1: the Dodge Challenger Demon's 9.65-second quarter-mile time. And it's not a surprise HPE was able to top the 9.65-second time with a 9.57-second quarter-mile run. Hennessey...

  • 2019 Ford Mustang GT Convertible California Special
    Ford Mustang GT California Special returns for 2019

    The 50th anniversary Bullitt Mustang isn't the only special version of Ford's muscle car icon being introduced for 2019. The Blue Oval on Monday announced the return of the Mustang California Special, a special treatment that dates back to the original Mustang. “People have been talking a lot...

  • 2018 Dodge Challenger R/T Shaker with Shaker Package
    Dodge Challenger and Charger get fresh heritage-inspired options

    If you're in the market for a new Challenger or Charger, Dodge has a couple of options that might pique your interest. One is a new Shakedown Package that can be ordered on the 2018 Dodge Challenger's R/T Shaker, R/T Plus Shaker and 392 Hemi Scat Pack Shaker models. It retails for $995. First...

  • Lee Iacocca 45th Anniversary Edition Ford Mustang for sale

    If you're a Ford Mustang fan, you owe a debt of gratitude to Lee Iacocca. He is part of the reason the car came to be, as he helped push it into development and onward to production. The rest is history as the Mustang has been a Ford icon for decades. To honor Iacocca, a 45th anniversary car was created in partnership with a design and coachbuilding team and Galpin Ford. The 2009½ Iacocca Silver Edition Mustang was produced in extremely limited numbers, and one of them is set to hit the auction block. At Barrett-Jackson's upcoming auction in Palm Beach, Florida, example number 20 out...

  • Concept Dodge Challenger Demon sketches
    Demonic drawings: Dodge shows concept sketches for Demon logo

    With the Demon, Dodge turned a muscle car into a halo car. We're sure the project was fun for all involved, from the engineers to the designers to the marketers. The designers not only got to play with the sheet metal, but they also had the chance to dabble in the macabre and design a Demon logo to...

  • 2015 Nissan NP300 Navara
    Nissan mulls Ranger Raptor rival

    Ford has just launched a Ranger Raptor. It's powered by a diesel engine and only offered overseas, though there are strong hints we'll eventually see it here, and with a gasoline engine in tow. The excitement surrounding the vehicle hasn't gone unnoticed at Nissan, which will study the possibility...

  • Hennessey Exorcist Camaro ZL1 hits 217 mph during top speed run
    Hennessey Exorcist Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 tops out at 217 MPH

    Hennessey Performance Engineering revealed the 1,000-horsepower Exorcist Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 last April, and since then the car's become an assailing answer to Dodge's Challenger Demon, even if it's not an OEM package. We know 959 of its 1,000 horsepower actually makes its way to the rear wheels...

  • Hennessey tests Dodge Challenger Demon
    Hennessey puts the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon through dragstrip, dyno, and top-speed tests

    It was only a matter of time before Hennessey Performance Engineering got its hands on a 2018 Dodge Challenger Demon, and as usual, the Texas performance tuner performed baseline tests to see just how fast and quick the muscle car is. HPE performed three tests: a quarter-mile drag pass, a top speed...

  • 1969 Dodge Charger "Bullitt" replica
    1969 Dodge Charger owned by multiple celebrities is for sale

    It's rare that a celebrity-owned car comes up for auction, but this 1969 Dodge Charger replica has had multiple famous owners in its lifetime. The car is currently owned by Jamiroquai lead singer Jay Kay, an avid car collector and owner of a Kermit the Frog green Ferrari LaFerrari. Before him, the...

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