The beast is back! On May 9 Dodge unveiled the latest, and without doubt greatest, Viper ACR – a hand-built street-legal race car that will be available for sale in the US from September of this year. Said Dodge’s Tim Kuniskis: “Our aim is to arm our enthusiasts with the ultimate Viper track car that will dominate road courses around the world.” To achieve this, the company has endowed the 2016 model year Dodge with significant aerodynamic and suspension upgrades, new carbon ceramic brakes with six-pot calipers, and Kumho ultra-high-performance tyres complete with ACR logo embossed on the sidewall.
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The sixth-generation Chevrolet Camaro offers higher levels of performance, technology and refinement and is designed to maintain the sporty car segment leadership earned over the past years.
The Gen Six Camaro provides a faster, more nimble driving experience, enabled by an all-new, lighter architecture and a broader powertrain range. Six all-new powertrain combinations are offered, including a 2.0L Turbo, an all-new 3.6L V-6 and the LT1 6.2L V-8, which is SAE-certified at 455 horsepower (339 kW) and 455 lb-ft of torque (617 Nm) – for the most powerful Camaro SS ever. Each engine is available with a six-speed manual or eight-speed automatic transmission.
The centrepiece of the new Ford Mustang Fastback GT Premium is its 5.0-liter V8 engine, which now sends significantly more power to the rear wheels thanks to a supercharger installation: The boosted motor now delivers a sensational 709 hp, with 706 Nm of torque.
These big numbers give the six-speed manual Mustang GT the raw performance that its masculine appearance suggests. Top speed of this thundering wild horse rises to 305 km/h, with the benchmark 0-100km/h falling in just 3.9 seconds along the way. The cost of this conversion over and above the basic price of the Ford Mustang Fastback GT Premium is just 18,900 Euro.
Never restored and driven just 81 miles over its entire life, this is the lowest-mileage 1970 Hemi Cuda known to exist.
It was special-ordered and purchased new at Shreves Plymouth-Dodge in June 1970 by Bill Reardon of Clarksburg, West Virginia, who was finally buying his dream car at 62 years of age. One of the last 10 Hemi Cudas built in 1970, it was exactly as he imagined it: Tor Red with a Black interior; Torqueflite automatic transmission; Shaker hood with tie downs and color-matching steel wheels with dog-dish hub caps and Goodyear Polyglas GT tires.
Mecum Auctions, the largest collector car auction company, will host its second-annual classic and collector car auction in Seattle at CenturyLink Field Event Center June 5-6 with an anticipated lineup of 600 American muscle cars, classics, Corvettes, hot rods, Resto Mods and more expected to cross the auction block from an estimated 20 surrounding states.
Among the main attractions consigned for the Mecum Seattle auction is the John Wickey Collection (Lots S94-S98), an assemblage of five blue-chip muscle cars highlighted by a 1968 Shelby GT500KR Fastback that is arguably the finest of its kind. The car was restored by Mustang Club of America judge Tom Mynes and has captured an unprecedented 10 consecutive MCA Thoroughbred Gold Awards.
ROUSH Performance is excited to announce final horsepower ratings for the all-new 2015 ROUSH Stage 3 Mustang. The RS3 is cranking out a heart-racing 670 horsepower and 545 lb-ft of torque to deliver the ultimate driving experience.
All 670 horsepower are created as a direct result of the powerful combination of Ford’s 5.0L V8 engine with ROUSH Performance’s dynamic new 2015 2.3L TVS supercharger.
For the 2016 model year, Mustang fastback and convertible welcome the return of the iconic California Special Package and Pony Package —two iconic Mustang trim levels made popular in the 1960s. Several other new options, including new stripes and wheels, allow owners to make their pony car as individual as they are.
Fans have been clamoring for the return of hood vent-integrated turn signals for years, and in a nod to heritage Ford is honoring the request, bringing back the popular feature as standard equipment for owners of the 2016 Mustang GT. First offered on the 1967 Mustang, secondary indicators in the hood vents would come to represent an iconic piece of pony car DNA. Now, this segment-exclusive feature will serve as an additional “heads-up” for Mustang GT drivers.
Two iconic groups of cars will be honoured at this year’s Cholmondeley Pageant of Power (CPOP), American Muscle cars and Eighties supercars.
On Saturday 13th, this year’s power theme will be revving up with a dedicated concours of high-performance US muscle cars.
One of the iconic motors featured will be a very special 1969 Ford Mustang, in the shape of a Bud Moore replica Boss 302. Honouring the famous NASCAR driver and team owner, the car was fully competition-prepared but never raced. It will be starring at CPOP alongside many other American icons, includinga 1956 Chevrolet Bel Air.
The all-new Ford Shelby GT350 builds on Carroll Shelby’s original idea – transform Mustang from a great everyday car into a dominant road racer, elevating it to a new level.
Shelby GT350 raises the bar significantly over the already very capable 2015 Mustang GT performance pack, combining the best technologies and most thoroughly engineered components to create the most athletic Mustang ever built.
“When we started working on this car, we wanted to build the best possible Mustang for the places we most love to drive – challenging back roads with a variety of corners and elevation changes, and at the track on weekends,” said Raj Nair, Ford group vice president, Global Product Development. “Every change we made to this car was driven by the functional requirements of a powerful, responsive powerplant – nimble, precise handling and massive stopping power.”
Carroll Shelby’s impact on the automobile is almost immeasurable. He won in almost every form of motorsport he attacked, excelling as a driver and then as a manufacturer and racing team manager. He also redefined the sports car with the 289 Cobra, a lightweight hybrid that married AC’s Ace roadster with Ford’s all-new thinwall V-8 engine. Once Shelby’s chief engineer Phil Remington and driver Ken Miles sorted the combination, the Cobra proved a terror in competition, immediately trailering the new-for-1963 Corvette Sting Ray and eventually winning the World Manufacturers Championship in Daytona Coupe form.