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  Muscle cars are a product of the American car maker between late 60's and the oil crisis in the 70's. Those car featured enormous gas hungry engines producing over 500 horse power. Handling was poor but price was cheap and design was agressive. Those cars are now worth over million dollar and they are the symbol of the bold American cars forever. To name a few iconic muscle cars: Dodge Charger, Chevrolet Camaro, Corvette, Pontiac GTO, Chrysler Hemi Cuda...

To be among the first to own the newest and shiniest hardware has always been coveted, and that still held true as the opportunity for ownership of the first production 2015 Ford Mustang rolled across the Barret-Jackson auction block on Saturday, January 18th.

The winning bidder will pay Ford a handsome sum of $300,000 for the Mustang after a back-and-forth bidding war between the competing contenders. What’s more, all the proceeded will be given to the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, a foundation whose purpose is researching treatments and cures for Type 1 diabetes in children.

Although the deep blue 2015 Mustang was on the block, it isn’t the one up for auction. The lucky winner will get to custom order their 5.0-liter-powered GT with either the six-speed manual or six-speed automatic; with any interior and exterior color Ford offers; and any factory-optioned striping combination. The Mustang will be the first off the assembly line when production begins later this year.

Click past the jump for more info on the 2015 Ford Mustang

Chevrolet Camaro Z/28

First-production models for the Camaro usually find themselves on the auction block with proceeds being sent directly to charity.

So, when Chevrolet announced last week that it was sending the first-production models of the 2014 Chevrolet COPO Camaro and the 2014 Z/28 Camaro to Barrett-Jackson, none of us were surprised the least bit.

What we did find surprising, though, was the enormous interest bidder had in both cars, culminating in a total auction of $1.35 million. Broken down, the Z28 netted an impressive $650,000 and the COPO Camaro received $700,000.

Compare that to the $400,000 the 2013 COPO Camaro Convertible fetched in the same event last year and we’d consider that almost 100-percent bid increase proof that the new look of the Camaro, coupled with the uniqueness of the models, equates to a lot of interest from a lot of people.

Besides, the amount both cars received will go to a good cause, with the proceeds from the COPO Camaro going to the Achilles Freedom Team of Wounded Veterans and the money from the Z/28 will go to Detroit’s Cornerstone Schools.

Good on the buyers of both first-production models for shelling out that much money; just goes to show that people are willing to fork over money to score these muscle cars .

Click past the jump to read about both new Camaros

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The 2014 Detroit Auto Show is pretty much in the books — at least for the press — so our attention is now focused on this weekend’s Barret Jackson Scottsdale collector car auction. Lots cool cars will be auction in here, including supercars , classic cars and muscle cars , so if you have the money this is the place you want to be during this weekend.

Two of the models to be auctioned this weekend come from Chevrolet . We are talking about the first retail-production 2014 Camaro Z/28 and the first limited-production 2014 COPO Camaro . All the proceeds coming from selling the COPO Camaro will go to Achilles Freedom Team of Wounded Veterans and the ones from the Z/28 will go to Detroit’s Cornerstone Schools.

The COPO Camaro will feature a very cool, one-off COPO Ice Blue Metallic satin paint scheme and a LS-based, supercharged 350-cubic-inch engine. The Camaro Z/28 will feature identification number ending in 0001.

Click past the jump to read more about the 2014 Camaro Z/28 And COPO Camaro.

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The new-generation Ford Mustang is one of the stars at this year’s Detroit Auto Show , but it will be quite some time before customers get the chance to drive it. Until then, you can enjoy seeing the new `Stang in action on the silver screen, as it will be featured in the upcoming "Need for Speed" movie that is set to be released on March 14th.

Since the original Mustang was launched in April 1964, the muscle car has made more than 3,200 appearances in movies and television shows, so it is quite a hit in Hollywood.

In the upcoming "Need For Speed" movie, Aaron Paul will drive a custom 2015 Mustang that NFS director Scott Waugh specially selected. According to Waugh, the Mustang "is a car that really represents American culture," and this was the reason why he selected it. We’re willing to bet that the popularity of the all-new Mustang also weighed pretty heavily on his decision too.

Check out the video (above) to see exactly how fun it is to drive the new Mustang.

Click past the jump to read more about the 2015 Ford Mustang

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Ford just unveiled the sixth-generation Mustang and it looks like plenty of aftermarket companies were impressed by its amazing tuning capacities.

A virtual kit was just announced by the folks over at Forgiato Wheels in cooperation with Kris Horton from CarsbyKris. Apparently the two companies wanted to have something ready for the car in time for its official debut in April 2014 — the Mustang ’s 50th anniversary.

As we can see from the first images of the modded car, this special Mustang will be updated with a pretty aggressive body kit and a new set of wheels designed by Forgiato.

What we really like on this car is its bright exterior paint that combines perfectly with the new carbon-fiber elements, and the new set of wheels that are contrasted by red brake calipers.

Click past the jump to read more about the 2015 Ford Mustang by Forgiato Wheels and Kris Horton.

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After a long wait, Ford finally revealed the 2015 Mustang to the world on the December 5, 2013. This time, Ford is going global with the Mustang making it available in multiple markets outside of the U.S.

Currently just a prototype, the 2015 Ford Mustang is not expected to arrive in showrooms anytime soon. That said, the first prototypes have been traveling the globe showcasing all that’s new about the pony car.

The 2015 Ford Mustang GT recently payed a visit to Jay Leno’s Garage. Starting with the Mustang 1, Ford embarked on a journey that created an world famous icon. The first production Mustang with chassis no. 0001 was also at Jay’s garage accompanied by the then CEO of Ford Motor Co.

A good history lesson then, before the 2015 Mustang rolled in and along came the Mustang Chief Engineer who worked on the project. This being a pre-production prototype, Jay did not get to drive it, though.

However, he did get the opportunity of cranking-up the 5.0-liter V-8 engine. And doesn’t she sound like sweet music.

Click past the jump to read more about the 2015 Ford Mustang GT

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What happens when you pit a Dodge Challenger SRT8 against a big and heavy luxury limousine? Any rational person would bet heavily on the lighter Challenger, but there is on small exception about the nearly 4,700-pound competitor... it happens to be the Alpine B7 with a snarling V-8 under its hood. Now, that seems like a fair challenge, but that weight difference is a tough one to overcome.

So, here we have two V-8-powered cars; one is a coupe that is built to go fast and the other is a comfortable saloon that also has a little muscle behind it. The Challenger ’s 6.4-liter V-8 puts out a very respectable 470 horsepower, but the 4.4-liter, twin-turbocharged V8 under the BMW Alpina B7 ’s hood makes 540 German-engineered horsepower. Now things are looking a little better matched...

So, who wins: raw American muscle or the nearly 550-horsepower luxury rig that is at a 500-pound disadvantage? Watch the above video to find out.

Click past the jump to read more about the BMW Alpina B7

If you haven’t had the chance to sit and watch Comedians in Cars Getting Coffee then you have no idea the fun you are missing. Much like Jay Leno’s Garage , it doesn’t matter whether you liked the TV show Seinfeld of not, this is a show that all lovers of comedy and cars will enjoy.

The premise of the show is simple, Jerry Seinfeld picks up random comedians in a cool car — a different one each week — that Seinfeld feels fits the comedian’s personality, and they drive around town talking about random things, and they end up getting coffee. Easy enough, right? Well, season three of the web series is set to kick off on January 2nd at noon EST and by the looks of the upcoming comedians, this is set to be an outstanding season.

Just in the quick glimpse we got in this teaser, we saw Jay Leno, Tina Fey, Louis CK, Howard Stern and a few other famous comedians. Being a Howard Stern fan myself, I know that the debut show will feature the famed radio show host and "America’s Judge" in a GTO Judge. We’re sure the entire order of the new season will be released soon, so stay tuned.

Until then, enjoy the season-three teaser video above!

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Ford Mustang

"They hide in the bushes, they fly over test tracks;" the automotive paparazzi are always on the prowl, looking to grab a shot of the most secretive automotive projects. Ford has now revealed the next-generation Mustang coupe, and in this video it explains how the art of camouflage helped it keep the 2015 Ford Mustang under wraps, quite literally.

The iconic Ford Mustang , has been around for 50 years and has a huge fan following. So, it’s no surprise that the amount of excitement and curiosity was high ahead of the official reveal. Before we all get to see the car, it is essential for any car maker to keep it away from prying eyes during the development and fine-tuning phase.

Ford managed to keep us guessing for sometime before the Stang’s official launch, so what did it do to protect the car’s identity? As camouflage experts at Ford explain, they prefer to use soft vinyl instead of hard plastics that bind to the surface of the vehicle. The soft vinyl covers better and hides the contours of the body which made it rather difficult for us lot to get a peek at the lines.

As it seems, a lot of work goes into wrapping the car in vinyl, Styrofoam and plastic. During the early stages, our auto paparazzi had brought us heavily camouflaged images of the Mustang. As the launch date was nearing, the vinyls and plastics were replaced with psychedelic wraps to reveal the front fascia, and that’s when the internet became flooded with renderings of the 2015 Mustang.

With the official unveiling of the 2015 Ford Mustang , the teams are finally relieved of trying to keep it under wraps. But, this cat and mouse game between the car makers and the paparazzi continues, as we are still awaiting some special-edition models.

Click past the jump to read more about the 2015 Ford Mustang

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As pretty much no surprise to anyone, the first retail 2015 Ford Mustang will be auctioned for charity at the Barrett-Jackson auction in Scottsdale, Arizona on January 18, 2014. All the proceeds will go to JDRF (Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation) — the country’s leading global organization funding type-one diabetes research.

The Mustang crossing the block will be a GT model, and it will feature a V-8 engine with an output of "at least" 420 horsepower and 390 pound-feet of torque. The car features all-new front and rear suspension systems, more precise steering control and enhanced ride comfort.

During the auction, Ford will also offer its fans the chance to ride in and drive its best models in the 2014 lineup and its resident performance models, like the Shelby GT500 , Focus ST and Fiesta ST .

Visitors will also have the chance to see the special Mustang GT500 developed for the new "Need for Speed" movie, which is set to arrive in theaters on March 14, 2014.

Click past the jump to read more about the 2015 Ford Mustang.


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