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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...

Though we’re pretty confident that the "Need for Speed" movie will hit theaters on schedule next March, in the event that it doesn’t, we can all take comfort in knowing that director Scott Waugh is taking the video game treatment to the cinema screens pretty seriously.

We already saw a "making-of" trailer of the movie a month ago, and now, more behind-the-scenes footage is propping up for our enjoyment.

This particular scene was apparently filmed in the streets of Detroit with the one-off Shelby GT500 Need For Speed Edition taking to the streets to put in some serious drift work ala those "Need for Speed" video games.

We already know that the Shelby GT500 also plays the role of the movie’s "hero car," which means that we expect it to last for the duration of the movie. The same can’t be said for some of the supercars that were used and abused in the "making-of" trailer.

As for this footage, it doesn’t last long, taking up only half-a-minute of your time. Yet in that short time frame, we’re treated to a pretty sick shot of the GT500 doing its business right in its hometown.

Needless to say, we can’t wait to see this movie come out.

Click past the jump to read about the Shelby GT500 Need for Speed Edition

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Ford developed yet another great one-off edition that will be auctioned at the Gathering of Eagles charity event on Thursday, August 1st. The special edition is based on a 2014 Ford Mustang GT and was built to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds - the fastest, multi-jet flight demonstration team in the world.

This special Mustang GT Thunderbirds Edition features a custom brilliant white paint with red and blue accents, plus numerous logos and markings inspired by the Thunderbirds F-16 Falcon aircraft. Next to the special paint, this unique Mustang GT features handcrafted front and rear body elements, a unique belly pan and a set of custom 22-inch wheels.

For the interior, the model adds a modified navigation screen, instrument cluster and drops the rear seats. Both the driver and front passenger enjoy Recaro seats with embroidered Thunderbird elements. Additionally, the Thunderbird model also features unique sill plates and puddle lamps that project the aircraft silhouette when the doors open.

Next to the exterior and interior updates, Ford Racing also added a supercharger, suspension handling pack and Brembo brakes. Though Ford didn’t release the specifications on this special edition, Ford Racing’s website lists a series of superchargers that boost the 5.0-liter engine to between 525 and624 horsepower.

Updated 08/05/2013: The new Mustang GT Thunderbirds Edition was auctioned at the Gathering of Eagles charity auction for an impressive $398,000. All the proceeds will go to the EAA Young Eagles program.

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

Talk about a stunt that’s one for the ages.

We knew the art of drifting required insane amounts of skill and fearlessness. We also knew that Vaughn Gittin Jr. is one of the best in the business at drifting.

But what we never expected was for Gittin Jr. to show his skill AND his fearlessness in one of the nuttiest drifts we’ve seen in a long time.

Together with sponsor Monster Energy, Gittin Jr. has produced what will forever be called the "Fire Drift". While behind the wheel of his trusty Mustang RTR , Gittin Jr. navigates his drift-prepped muscle car around a series of fiery obstacles and explosions.

And if you’re thinking that those are Hollywood props, best keep an eye out towards the end of the video and check out the Mustang RTR’s bumper. Or whatever’s left of it.

This stunt definitely deserves a round of applause.

Click past the jump to read about Vaughn Gittin Jr’s Mustang RTR

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Shelby Mustang GT 350

A few days ago, a rumor popped up that the next-generation Ford Mustang would drop the "Shelby" moniker and that Ford would revive the famous "Cobra" name. Now it appears that those rumors weren’t completely true, as a source within Ford informed Mustangs Daily that the Shelby name will not disappear; rather, it will morph…

The details suggest that the current Shelby GT500 will be replaced by a new Shelby GT350 model. The GT350 will arrive about one year after the next-gen Mustang debuts, making it a 2016 model.

Unlike the current GT350, which is nothing more than an aftermarket package available directly from Shelby, the next GT350 will be an official Ford factory model.

Additionally, do not GT350 to deliver the same outlandish performance figures as the GT500. Don’t start pouting just yet, as Ford is not planning the GT350 to be simply a badge-filled model. Like the original GT350, rumors point toward the new one being a stripped down model with some extra pop under the hood. This will tick off a few check boxes on the Mustang’s list of goals: a more powerful above the GT, a direct competitor to the new Z/28 and a more affordable Shelby model.

Alongside the revived GT350, the new Mustang will also revive the Mach 1 nameplate, which last saw some use in 2003 and 2004. The new Mach 1 will arrive on the market sometime in 2017.

Click past the jump to read more about the next generation Ford Mustang.

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Ford and DreamWorks Studios developed a one-of-a-kind Ford Mustang GT500 that will be featured in the upcoming "Need for Speed" movie. The model will make its world debut later today during Electronic Arts’ press conference at E3 Expo in Los Angeles.

First details on this one-off "Need for Speed" Mustang reveal that it will feature a custom-designed wide body, a set of unique 22-inch alloy wheels and larger air intakes that will provide increased ventilation for the supercharged V-8 engine found under its classic Mustang twin-nostril hood. Of course, Ford will also offer a customized interior to fit with the "Need For Speed" theme.

The “Need for Speed” movie is based on Electronic Arts’ popular video game series and will star Aaron Paul, Dominic Cooper, Imogen Poots and Michael Keaton.

The upcoming "Need for Speed" movie will arrive in theaters on March 14th, 2014.

Updated 11/12/13: Ford announced today that the one-off edition Mustang "Need for Speed" will be used as a pace car in the upcoming Ford EcoBoost 400 season finale at Homestead-Miami Speedway set to take place this week-end, November 15 to 17, 2013. With this occasion the company unveiled a series of new images and a new video. Enjoy!

Click past the jump to read more about the standard Ford Mustang Shelby GT500.

Forgive us for not being aware that June 7th was apparently “National Donut Day.” There’s already a handful of these national (blank) days, so it’s hard to figure out which one is which.

Thankfully, Chevrolet and Lexus didn’t forget that June 7th was National Donut Day. In a pair of fitting tributes to the celebration of the round and treat, Chevy and Lexus decided to take their respective sports cars - the Camaro ZL1 and the LF-A - and give them enough room to do one of the things the two exotics do best in the industry

Creating donuts; lots and lots of smokin’ donuts.

Not the tasty, fried variety, but the rubber-burning kind that everyone in the auto industry never gets tired of seeing.

So to those who had a wonderful time downing three donuts in 90 seconds, consider this video as a perfect way to cap off the festivities, despite being a few days behind.

Click past the jump to watch Lexus’ National Donut Day tribute courtesy of the LF-A

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Things have evolved significantly for Selena Gomez in the past few years. She went from "Wizards of Waverly Place" - the TV series that made her famous to the upcoming "Getaway" - the heart-pounding action thriller from Warner Bros.

The movie tells the story of former racecar driver, Brent Magna (Ethan Hawke), who is pitted against the clock. His wife got kidnapped and he is now desperately trying to save her.

Brent commandeers a custom Shelby Cobra Mustang , taking it and an unwitting carjacker (Selena Gomez) on a high-speed race against time, at the command of the mysterious villain holding his wife hostage. It looks like the movie will bring quite an evolution in Selena’s acting career: up from playing with a magic wand to being a car thief.

With a 662-horsepower Shelby GT500 in the works, this looks to be a pretty sweet flick.

The new "Getaway" movie will arrive in the U.S. theaters on 30 August 2013. Stay tuned for additional trailers.

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Would you like to buy a 2014 Shelby Mustang GT500 for just $50? Sounds great, considering the car’s starting price is $54,200.

The Shelby American Collection Raffle is offering you the chance to win a fully equipped 2014 GT500 . The car is painted in Sterling Gray combined with dual black stripes. The model also gets leather Recaro seats, the SVT Performance Package and the SVT Track Pack, bringing its total MSRP up to $63,980. If you decide that you do not want this 662-horsepower `Stang, you can opt for a $50,000 cash payout if you are the winner.

In order to win it, all you have to do is buy a raffle ticket that costs $50. You can buy as many tickets as you like and for every 5 tickets you purchase, you will get one free ticket. Only 4,000 tickets will be sold for this raffle, but Shelby has to sell a minimum of 2,500 tickets to be able to offer the grand prize.

The winner will be announced on September 14, 2013 during The Shelby American Collection Annual Fundraising Party in Boulder, CO. You can buy a ticket here.

Click past the jump to read more about the Shelby Mustang GT500.

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What is better that a great sports car? A sports car with a nice girl next to it! No, we are just joking (kinda)… The answer you are looking for is a great sports car with the right tuning kit. Like this 2013 Shelby Super Snake that the folks over at Ultimate Auto took to task.

The tuner opted to update the 850-horsepower version - there is also a base version delivering 662 horsepower. Called “Project Super Snake,” Ultimate Auto tuned this rig at the request of a customer looking for some extra attention when he’s behind the wheel.

The eye-catching Chip Foose Glasurit exterior color combined with real carbon-fiber-inlaid stripes is enough to catch anyone’s attention. But, Ultimate Auto didn’t stop there the attention-drawing add-on equipment.

Click past the jump to read more about the Shelby Super Snake by Ultimate Auto and see how the tuner made this 850-horse beast even more desirable.


Rumors have been swirling since 2011 regarding the Chevrolet SS and we were amongst the first to start discussing it . The rumors cooled off up until a few weeks ago when after 40 years of using the “SS” logo, GM finally decided to trademark it. Later the rumors became even more certain, as OnStar, GM’s in-vehicle communication system, mistakenly put the 2014 model lineup on its site. Within that lineup was a model dubbed the SS Performance.

This all adds up to a solid case that the Chevrolet SS Performance is on its way to the U.S. According to the rumormill, this would also result in the Holden Commodore SS, which was once used as the Pontiac G8 , becoming the vehicle that dons the 2014 SS Perfomance badges.

With this release, Chevy would finally have a performance sedan to stack up against the likes of the Charger R/T and the Ford Taurus SHO .

UPDATE 06/04/2013: Chevrolet announced today prices for the 2014 SS. See more after the jump.

Click past the jump to read our full review of the anticipated SS Performance and how it stacks up against the competition.


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