Cars. Is there anything else on earth that drives us as crazy as the smell of burnt tires on the tarmac or the hum of a V12 engine? But while, like people, cars come in all shapes and sizes, from large and commanding to small and easy to manage, others were built with just one purpose – to be sexy. Whether you’re lucky enough to own your dream car, or get your kicks from staring at a model version on your desk at work, you’ll appreciate this compilation from the elite of the auto world. Check out the five sexiest cars ever to speed down our highways.
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Chevrolet will auction off the first, sixth generation 2016 COPO Camaro race car to raise money for United Way.
The purpose-built COPO Camaro, serial number 2016COPO001, will be sold on Friday, Jan. 29, at the Barrett-Jackson Scottsdale auction. All proceeds of the winning bid will benefit United Way.
“This is a special opportunity to purchase the first of the sixth generation, 2016 COPO Camaro while also helping such a great cause,” said Jim Campbell, U.S. vice president of Performance Vehicles and Motorsports.
Chevrolet today introduced the 2016 Silverado Realtree® Edition – an outdoors-inspired special edition that leverages the strength, versatility and personalization possibilities of the Silverado and distinguishes it with camo graphics from Realtree, the world’s leading camouflage brand. It’s the latest and strongest example of a decade-long partnership between Chevrolet and Realtree.
Autosport International will be hosting the incredible all-new Ford GT racing car, giving visitors a chance to be among the first in the world to see the new WEC racer in the flesh, and hear from two of its star drivers.
The Ford GT will be taking to the race circuits of the world in the FIA World Endurance Championship this year, including the iconic 24 Hours of Le Mans race in June, 50 years on from Ford’s now-legendary 1-2-3 finish.
- Frame-off restoration
- 350 CI V-8 engine
- Automatic transmission
- Air conditioning
- Power steering
- Power brakes
- Power convertible top
- Bucket seats with console
- Rally wheels
- Louvered hood
- Dual exhaust
Now Available for the 2016 Ford Performance Shelby GT350 Mustang Equipped with the Voodoo 5.2L V8 Engine
- 1.75-inch stainless steel long-tube headers.
- Stainless steel mid-pipe exhaust upgrade.
- High-flow catalytic converters.
- HPE engine management upgrade & chassis dyno calibration.
- Professional installation
- All necessary gaskets & fluids.
- Chassis dyno testing. You’ll receive a before & after dyno graph report showing power and torque measured at the rear wheels.
A unique example of Ford Mustang history is offered here in the muscular form of this Raven Black 1969 Boss 429 fresh from long-term ownership in a private collection. Built to homologate the new 429 “semi-hemi” engine for NASCAR, the Boss 429 was the most powerful Mustang offered by Ford and one of the rarest and most brutish muscle cars ever. The engine, intentionally under-rated at 375 horsepower, packed a forged steel crank, NASCAR rods, 4-bolt main-bearing caps and large-valve aluminum heads with crescent-shaped combustion chambers.
One Plymouth Hemi Cuda Convertible is a big deal. Two are a really big deal. Combine two Hemi Cuda Convertibles and a Dodge Hemi Challenger R/T Convertible together and the effect is monumental. Those E-Bodies are just three of 31 Hemi-powered Mopars on offer at the Mecum Kissimmee 2016 auction, the largest collector-car and Road Art auction in the world, which will take place Jan. 15-24 at Osceola Heritage Park in Kissimmee, Fla.
Spurred on by a number of factors, the convertible E-body models built by the Plymouth Division during the final two years of the 426 Hemi engine’s availability in street-production models have proven time and again to be the blue chips of collector investment. Repeatedly reaching into the value territory that has been previously reserved for the legendary prewar classics and the most exclusive European-built sports cars, the Hemi Cuda convertible ‘owner’s club’ is very small and exclusive indeed; few people today will ever get the chance to join.
Ford is returning to CES in January with even more news on the company’s holistic approach to create products and services that make people’s lives better.
“Ford was the first automaker to have a significant presence at CES nine years ago, and we are proud to continue that legacy of innovation in 2016,” said Mark Fields, president and CEO, Ford Motor Company. “As we move forward with our Ford Smart Mobility plan, CES is the perfect venue for sharing news on our efforts to change the way the world moves and provide new solutions in the areas of connectivity, mobility, autonomous vehicles, the customer experience and data and analytics.”
In 1954, total production of the Corvette reached less than a quarter of projected numbers, with only 3,640 Corvettes built in the four different color combinations available that year. Options included Polo White, Sportsman Red and Black all paired with the timeless Red interior, or Pennant Blue complemented by Beige interior treatments. Even with such low production numbers, as a testament to the quality and popularity achieved by