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...
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
So the Dubai Police didn’t really have a Bugatti Veyron in its ranks. While we were undoubtedly disappointed about that, it didn’t take long for us to move on from it.
But now some more interesting news because the world’s most awesome fleet just got even more awesome!
New photos were taken of a pair of additions to the already impressive list of supercars that have been commissioned by the Dubai Police. This time, it’s a BMW M6 and a Ford Mustang, two high-powered models that should fit in with the already impressive roster of supercars employed by the law enforcement agency.
At this point, it’s becoming more and more like a "what’s next?" proposition for these folks.
And for our money, we expect a few more German vehicles added there before the dust settles. Possibly an Audi or a Porsche? Maybe even an SUV, perhaps?
Click past the jump to read about the super police cars the Dubai Police has in its hands
Transformers 4 is still a year away from hitting theaters, but that hasn’t stopped producer Michael Bay from giving us a sneak peek at the cars that have already been penciled in to make appearances in the movie.
It goes without saying that this car is expected to be Bumblebee as it goes back to its Camaro roots. For one thing, it sure looks a lot better than the "piece of crap" Camaro Bumblebee started as in the first movie.
Oddly enough, the new Bumblebee is not a fifth-generation model, which might catch some people by surprise. Not us, though; if there’s anything that looks better than the current Camaro, it’s a customized classic Camaro capable of fully flexing its old school American muscle.
Click past the jump to read about the 1967 Chevrolet Camaro SS
Don’t look now, but Orlando-based tuner Ultimate Auto is back at it with yet another fantastic aftermarket program.
We’ve seen what the company can do when presented with a sports car. Imagine what kind of work it can produce with a muscle car, like the 2013 Chevy Camaro ZL1?
Well, we won’t have to wonder anymore because the Camaro ZL1 is precisely the subject of Ultimate Auto’s latest program. Aesthetically, the upgrades were mostly contained on the interior. The metallic black exterior is complemented by touches of grey and candy red with the latter being used as housing inserts for the custom JL Audio HD amplifiers and the 2 W7’s inside the cabin.
But that’s not all of it; Ultimate Auto also added a Borla cat-back exhaust system and headers to enhance its exhaust note and relieve any back pressure. From there, a K&N carbon-fiber intake system was also installed to go with that absolutely scintillating NOS system.
Just imagine the kind of damage this Camaro ZL1 can do when it’s taken to the drag strip. We can already see it leaving some poor car in a cloud of tire smoke and shame.
Click past the jump to read more about the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1
Several years ago, rumors were circulating that Chrysler was considering building a super-high-output supercharged V-8 engine to help the company hang with the likes of the 2013 Camaro ZL1 and 2013 Shelby Mustang GT500. With these two models pumping out 580 horsepower and 662 horsepower, respectively, the 470-horsepower 2013 Challenger SRT8 just doesn’t cut it.
Well, now this rumor is reportedly confirmed, per Automotive News, by an unnamed source within Chrysler. The report claims that this 6.2-liter supercharged engine is set to produce up to 640 horsepower, which will put is about on par with the SRT Viper’s 8.4-liter.
Supposedly, this engine will find its way into the next-generation Challenger, which is slated to arrive in the 2015 model year. So, why is Chrysler just now working on this engine? Well, the report claims that the unnamed leaker said this is Chrysler’s “last hurrah” in the muscle car realm before the stricter CAFÉ standards take hold.
Stay tuned for more updates on the “Hellcat” 6.2-liter engine. We certainly can’t wait to see Chrysler finally compete with the top-performing muscle cars on the market again.
Click past the jump to read more about the 2013 Dodge Challenger SRT8