1963 was a watershed year for the Corvette. Production hit 21,513 – split quite evenly between the new “roadster” and stunning coupe design from Larry Shinoda under the direction of Bill Mitchell, with the now infamous (and valuable) split rear window design. Subsequent model year Vettes added the new knock off wheels (1964), the 396 “big block” V8 (1965), and then in 1966, the 427, 430 HP L-88 model, ultimately one of the most collectible Corvettes ever.
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As for high performance offerings, 1968 was the year Ford unleashed their 428 Cobra Jet Mustang. The car’s engine was conceived from a 428 police-car short block engine, aluminum manifold, 427 low-riser cylinder heads, and a special camshaft. It also featured numerous suspension tweaks. No doubt, the car was a huge hit at the drag strip. So popular, in fact, that Ford released a 2008 tribute model.
Mustang and Joey Logano dominated the competition Saturday, putting the No. 22 Discount Tire Ford Mustang in victory lane, and there was never much doubt.
Logano led 176 of the 200 laps, besting Matt Kenseth and Kevin Harvick for the win, his second career XFINITY series triumph at Phoenix International Raceway.
America’s most iconic sports car, the original Ford Mustang, is back in production, better than ever. The first true replica of the Mustang, looking just as stunning as the original, but with modern powertrain and technology is being launched by Revology Cars, a specialty automobile manufacturer based in Winter Park, Florida.
Fifty years after the original Ford Mustang was revealed at the New York World’s Fair, the Revology Mustang replica will be unveiled March 14, 2015 at the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance, one of the nation`s most prestigious automotive events.
Galpin Auto Sports (GAS) and Henrik Fisker announced today the start of low-volume production on the 725hp coach-built super Mustang dubbed “The Rocket,” which was first unveiled as a prototype last November during the 2014 Los Angeles Auto Show. The first production model will make its world debut at the Amelia Island Concours d’Elegance, March 14, where a select number of media will also have the opportunity to drive it.
The Ram Truck brand announced today that it will add two new Ram 1500 buzz models in Sport trim — the Ram 1500 Ignition Orange Sport and the Ram 1500 Black Sport.
“With a standard HEMI® V-8, the Sport model offers unique features for the customer who likes aggressive styling and great performance but still needs a truck,” said Bob Hegbloom – President and CEO, Ram Truck Brand. “Adding limited edition Ignition Orange and Black Sport models will give our buyers a custom appearance on an already eye-catching truck with all the capability our customers expect.”
Red and black clinch the top spots as the most popular exterior paint colors for the first global Mustang, according to initial consumer data.
Mustang demand has been high, with the car reaching dealer lots in the United States late last year and China in early 2015. It’s set to go on sale in Europe midyear, with nearly 1.1 million pony cars configured on Ford’s European websites just a month after ordering banks opened.
SRT stands for ‘Street and Racing Technology’, an appropriate tag for the Challenger SRT Hellcat, since this new king of the muscle cars is equally at home on the road, track or 1/4-mile drag strip.
The 6.2-litre V8 that powers the Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat is based on the larger displacement 6.4-litre, 492 hp engine of the Challenger SRT 392.
But where the SRT 392’s motor is naturally-aspirated, the Hellcat’s bent-crank V8 dances to the beat of a twin-screw supercharger.
- 400 HO YS block rebuilt to a 468 CI by Butler Performance
- 525 HP, 478 ft/lbs of torque
- Automatic transmission
- 3.73 PowerTrax no-slip rear end
- 770 Holley carburetor
- Edelbrock manifold
- MSD distributor, super coil ignition
- Be Cool twin fan radiator
When used in motorsports, it means to give official recognition to a prototype car or car component, thus allowing it to be used in a race. During the Sixties, homologation rules created by NASCAR, NHRA and SCCA inadvertently created what turned out to be some of the most sought-after street-legal cars to ever leave the assembly line, typically featuring very particular blends of high-performance componentry under the hood, as part of the chassis, incorporated into the body work, or perhaps all of the above. Among these “homologation specials” were Dodge Daytonas and Plymouth Superbirds, Ford Talladegas and Thunderbolts, Camaro Z/28s and Boss 302 Mustangs, to say nothing of Chrysler’s Street Hemi and Ford’s Boss 429 engines. AMC needed a player of its own in this automotive chess match, and found it in the 1970 Trans-Am Javelin.