With production beginning fairly soon on the Chevrolet Camaro ZL1, Ford is getting ready to fight back, and is starting development on the 2012 Shelby GT500. The Shelby has recently undergone testing at the Nürburgring featuring a very large intercooler, leading us to believe the car has been given even more power. However, nothing is official as… Continue Reading...
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Hooray, the Corvette turns 60 this year! And, according to sales figures, so are its consumers. Despite lofty performance at a discount price, the Corvette’s consumer base is aging at a rate that is worrying General Motors—particularly because young people aren’t snapping them up either. Sales of the current generation have been less than those… Continue Reading...
A widespread outcry by race fans and Indianapolis residents has led to Donald Trump being given the boot from the Indy 500 pace car drivers seat. Trump was scheduled to drive a 2011 Chevrolet Camaro Convertible at this summer’s race. While Trump claimed earlier that he would not back down from the opportunity, race organizers… Continue Reading...
Our friends over at Left Lane News have grabbed the first video of the 2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee SRT8 clearing its pipes, and just like the last version, it sounds downright mean. Unveiled at the 2011 New York Auto Show, the fastest Jeep packs a 6.4L Hemi V8 with 465 horsepower and 465 lb-ft of… Continue Reading...
According to a tweet from Ward’s Auto, Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionee has confirmed the existence of two new models in the pipeline, the Dodge Charger Super Bee and a Gucci-branded edition of the Fiat 500. The last generation Super Bee was mechanically identical to the Charger SRT-8, although it came in unique pastel colors and… Continue Reading...
The Mustang is one of Ford‘s most iconic vehicles, and one of its most loved derivatives was the classic BOSS 302. Ford is certainly aware of that and is hence bringing the BOSS 302 back. However, if you prefer the original 70’s model to the current day version, you’d be looking long and hard to… Continue Reading...
With Chevrolet celebrating their 100th anniversary, the time is right for yet another special edition Corvette, and the bowtie brand is happy to oblige fans of their slow-selling supercar with the 2012 Corvette Centennial Edition. Available on every trim level, from the base car up to the ZR1, Centennial Edition cars will get special badging,… Continue Reading...
The “regular” (if one can even say that with a straight face) Shelby GT500 is already in the rareified world of cars with over 500 horsepower, but there are still an assortment of nutcases out there who need more power. Shelby doesn’t seem to have a problem with catering to this fringe group either, and… Continue Reading...
Dodge is preparing a special Mopar edition of its Charger sedan, similar to its Mopar ’10 Challenger, and has revealed a sketch of the car, shod in the familiar black-and-blue paint scheme. Blue stripes run across the body of the car, and the Charger’s tacky hood scoops are also gone, making this car almost worth… Continue Reading...
Donald Trump is set to join the illustrious list of Indy 500 Pace Car drivers when he slides behind the wheel of a 2011 Chevrolet Camaro SS at the quintessential American motorsports event. The Camaro SS Pace Car, announced earlier this year, will be a convertible model, and that gives us extra incentive to tune… Continue Reading...
The perpetual tide of new Chevrolet Camaro variants keeps rolling in, with another new model set to be unveiled at Camaro5Fest. Details are scant but the event, a gathering for members of a 5th generation Camaro forum, should be a venue that will ensure an enthusiastic reception for Chevrolet. The new model will be unveiled… Continue Reading...
Ford is serious about the performance of the new Mustang Boss 302, and they want the new owners to be able to get the most out of their cars. So much so that Ford is now offering a full track day experience to those who have bought the track ready Boss 302. Called the ‘Boss… Continue Reading...
A tip given to Jalopnik states that Ford chairman Bill Ford Jr. confirmed that an Ecoboost engine will appear in the Mustang, although a timeline and engine specifications were not provided. While speaking at Princeton University, Ford was asked by an audience member about the possibility of an Ecoboost Mustang. Ford confirmed that the turbocharged… Continue Reading...
Dodge‘s trademark cross-hair grille, the front end treatment that has been the hallmark of the brand’s styling for years, will become the sole domain of the Ram truck brand, as the Chrysler division moves toward a new look for future products. “It takes time. We will evolve the products,” Ralph Gilles, CEO of Dodge and Chrysler’s design… Continue Reading...
Taking a page from the Ford Mustang playbook, GM is set to launch a torrent of Chevrolet Camaro special editions on a bi-annual basis. After the Camaro ZL1 will be a special edition Camaro based on the car set to appear in the newest Transformers movie, followed by a replica Indy 500 pace car, and… Continue Reading...
The Chevrolet Camaro ZL1, unveiled at the Chicago Auto Show, is expected to have a base price of $47,000 when it launches in February, 2012. While it undercuts its chief rival, the Ford Shelby GT500 by about $2,495, a base Corvette, which has a 0-60 time of under 4 seconds, but only 430 horsepower, retails… Continue Reading...
It’s pretty hard to make the Dodge Challenger even more eye-catching, but a new color, dubbed “Green With Envy”, should help it attract the attention of bystanders and the ire of other motorists. Available on the R/T Classic (white black or white stripes) or the SRT8 392 (black stripes only), the new getup is supposed… Continue Reading...
With only 352 days to go before the Chevrolet Camaro Z28 goes into production, you still have ample time to take up chewing tobacco and get acquainted with the music of Whitesnake. The information comes from a dealer who just attended a national dealer meeting where Chevrolet officials described the product in detail. The name “Z28″ was… Continue Reading...
For the first time in 25 years, the Chevrolet Camaro has outsold the Ford Mustang, beating the Blue Oval’s pony car by roughly 8,000 units, with 81,371 Camaros sold. More surprising is that the Camaro managed to unseat the Mustang despite the lack of a convertible version. A droptop Camaro won’t bow untill mid-2011. Despite… Continue Reading...
In the glory days of the muscle car, Chevrolet dealers would sometimes manipulate GM’s centralized ordering system to whip up some crazy concoctions with performance parts not normally available on regular production cars from the Bowtie brand. Nowadays, the COPO cars (as they’re known, in honor of GM’s Central Office Production Order system) can bring… Continue Reading...
Ford‘s Mustang FR500S died a quiet death recently, but the race-ready pony car is back in the form of the Boss 302S. While the Boss 302R is widely campaigned in Grand-Am sports car racing, the 302S is designed for club racers with deep pockets who want something they can take to an SCCA or NASA… Continue Reading...
Technically, the above headline isn’t true. You can buy a Ford Mustang Cobra Jet, but this pony car isn’t road legal, and is meant strictly for drag racing. Specs on the 2012 Cobra Jet haven’t been announced yet, but they have been leaked by a Ford dealer in Puerto Rico. Big changes include a standard… Continue Reading...
Chevrolet’s Corvette Z06 Carbon Edition will retail for $90,960 when it goes on sale in early 2011. Pricing hasn’t been officially announced, but Harlan Charles, GM’s Corvette product marketing manager let pricing numbers slip during an interview with Corvette Blogger, a leading Vette enthusiast site. While the Carbon Edition shares the Z06s 7.0L LS7 V8,… Continue Reading...
The Ford Mustang Boss 302 will start at a base price of $40,995, placing it between the already excellent Ford Mustang 5.0 and the over-the-top Ford Shelby GT500. Buyers will be able to choose from options like a Torsen limited slip differential, Recaro seats and special paintwork. The Laguna Seca, package, which eliminates the rear… Continue Reading...