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...
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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...
Ford has announced that their upcoming Mustang Boss 302 will feature a special key that allows owners to change the engine mapping parameters and enable a launch control system to be activated via the steering wheel. Dubbed the TracKey, one ford exec claimed that “From an engine management standpoint, we’ve done just about everything possible… Continue Reading...
Pardon the bad Spanish puns, but the Ford Fiesta isn’t the only game in town at the Blue Oval’s stand at this year’s SEMA Show. Ford’s pony car came galloping into Vegas with 6 variations of the Mustang, including V6 and V8 versions. While most of the cars were packing the 5.0 V8, the V6… Continue Reading...
Although images of the Dodge Mopar ’10 Challenger have previous surfaced, we managed to get some live shots of the first special edition Challenger. The Mopar ’10 Challenger is actually based on the Challenger R/T rather than the SRT-8, giving customers the choice of an automatic or manual transmission. Upgrades include a cold-air intake, front… Continue Reading...
For the first time ever, SEMA awarded three vehicles the distinction of “Hottest Car”, “Hottest Truck” and “Hottest SUV”. Not surprisingly, the winners were all domestics, with the Chevrolet Camaro, Ford F-Series and Jeep Wrangler winning their respective categories. The vote is something of a popularity contest, as organizers used the “influence” of the cars,… Continue Reading...
Aside from the Challenger 392, Chrysler has a whole other lineup, including special editions of the 2011 Dodge Charger, Dodge Durango, Fiat 500 and and special, competition only Dodge Challenger V10. Here’s a breakdown of Mopar’s big releases at the 2010 SEMA Show 2011 Dodge Charger Red Line: The Charger Red Line will be the… Continue Reading...
With the heaviest 2011 Ford Mustang nudging 4000lbs in curb weight, Ford knows that things have to change if their iconic pony car wants to meet upcoming fuel economy regulations. Cutting weight and overall size will be the most expedient route, with lightweight materials coming into use throughout the vehicle. The Mustang is also a… Continue Reading...
Sorry, V10 fans. Turns out that the Chrysler 300 SRT10 that we all thought would be a SEMA debut is actually a one-off car created by a Dodge dealership near Salt Lake City. With a new 300 around the corner, it seemed strange for Chrysler to release an “old” look car than a brand-spanking new… Continue Reading...
Ford hasn’t even announced production numbers for the Boss 302 Mustang, but word is that the Blue Oval will tightly control the supply of the baddest Mustang by basing allocation on sales numbers and a special lottery held for dealers. Dealers that sell large volumes (though the term itself wasn’t defined) will get 75 percent… Continue Reading...
The 2011 Ford Mustang has upped the game with its superior driving dynamics, and the Dodge Challenger is getting more power this year to go along with its ultra-faithful retro styling. Not willing to be left behind, Chevrolet is readying the most extreme Camaro yet, the 2012 Z28. Powered by the 6.2L Supercharged V8 used in… Continue Reading...
After selling 3,300 units of the 2011 Ford Shelby GT500, the company announced that the total production run for 2011 would be limited to 5,500 units in total. Ford apparently wants to ensure that the Shelby GT500 is an exclusive model, and with sales having “exceeded expectations”, this is likely a wise move for Ford’s… Continue Reading...
The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation (OSBI) is investigating Classic Recreations LLC for allegedly engaging in fraudulent activity relating to swapping VIN numbers on their rebuilt G.T.500CR Mustangs, which were endorsed by Shelby American. According to local media reports, the company took VINs from junked Mustangs and applied them to their GT.500CRs, and sold them… Continue Reading...
Following the footsteps of the Ford Mustang (which seems to have countless special editions), Dodge unveiled their first special edition Challenger, dubbed the “Mopar ’10 Challenger”. Based on the Challenger R/T, the Mopar version gets a cold-air intake, front and rear strut tower braces, 20″ forged wheels, hood pins, unique badging. The car will only… Continue Reading...
It’s crazy to think that only five years ago, the Ford Mustang V8 put out 300 horsepower and put up 17 mpg in the city and 23 mpg on the highway. This year’s Mustang (technically a 2011) V6 will put out 307 horsepower and deliver 19 mpg in town and 30 mpg on the highway… Continue Reading...
We’ll start with the (sort of) bad news. The 2011 Chevrolet Camaro will cost you more – but not too much more – as the model year changes over. The top of the line 2LT and 2SS get a $350 price bump, to $28,075 and $35,145 respectively. Prices for the LS, 1LT and 1SS models… Continue Reading...