This is what it’s like to drive a new supercharged 2015 Hennessey Mustang with 750hp and standard brakes and suspension on track.
Ford has released a short clip of the new Shelby GT350R Mustang on track, giving us our first listen to its incredible race-derived 5.2-litre V8 engine.
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Jalopnik reporter becomes the first person to crash the new 2016 Chevrolet Camaro during a media event earlier this week.
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The covers have come off the brand new Chevrolet Camaro, GM’s new-generation muscle car rival to the new Ford Mustang.
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Chevrolet is just days away from fully revealing its new-generation Camaro muscle car, and these latest teaser images give us an early glimpse of the new model.
Mark your diaries, set your alarms and get you cheque book ready because the new-generation Chevy Camaro muscle car will be revealed later this week on May 16. The new muscle coupe has been developed on the same lightweight chassis architecture as the successful Cadillac CTS and ATS models and rival the 2015 Ford Mustang. The new Camaro will be powered by a range of V6 and V8 engines, which will likely include the 6.2-litre LT1 bent eight from the Corvette Stingray and the supercharged 660hp 6.2-litre V8 from the Z06 and CTS-V. Gearbox options will likely include either an eight-speed automatic or six-speed manual, both sending power to the rear wheels in typical muscle car fashion.
As this latest batch of teaser images suggest, the new Camaro will retain the old model’s retro muscle styling. However, the new car looks to have taken on a more angular look with a sleeker roof line, though the ‘face’ is unlikely to change from the outgoing model. Chevrolet also look to have addressed the poor outward visibility issue of the old model, with this new Camaro packing more window real-estate than before. The bonnet should also be lower to reduce the car’s centre of gravity and improve handling.
Chevy are making some pretty bold claims about the new Camaro and are unapologetically gunning to better the 2015 Mustang range. With the quickest 2015 Mustang to date being the GT350 which pumps out around 500hp, it wouldn’t be hard at all for Chevrolet to out-grunt that car with a supercharged V8 Camaro. All will be revealed soon…
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Chevrolet has teased the soon to be revealed 2016 Chevrolet Camaro muscle car, releasing a video giving us our first taste of its V8 engine.
Chevrolet has confirmed its new 2016 Camaro will be revealed on May 16 with the first teaser video released. The video doesn’t show or reveal much but does give us our first listen to the new m0del’s bellowing V8 engine.
The motor in question is most likely the same 6.2-litre LT1 unit from the C7 Corvette developing around 450hp, and the video confirms a manual transmission will be offered. Whether it’s the same seven-speed stick-shift as the Corvette or the six-speeder from the current generation Camaro is anyone’s guess.
Other engine options in the 2016 Chevrolet Camaro will likely include a V6, while a four-cylinder turbo model to rival the mustang Ecoboost is unlikely. The 7.0-litre naturally aspirated V8 from the current Z28 model won’t be used, as it’s unlikely to meet emission and fuel consumption regulations. Though the Corvette ZO6’s 620hp supercharged V8 may feature in the future in a ZL1 or Z28 model.
The design of the new-generation 2016 Chevrolet Camaro will be an evolution of the current muscle car, with a long bonnet, rear-set cabin and narrow letter-box style glass. Indoors, the Camaro will likely feature a retro-style cabin like the current model, but with better quality materials.
This latest Camaro may also be offered in right-hand-drive for the U.K, Australian and Asian markets like the new gene ration Mustang – fingers crossed.
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The Shelby Cobra Daytona Coupe is one of those classic cars that has managed to stand the test of time, likely due in part to both its racing success, helping the charismatic Carroll Shelby defeat Ferrari with Ford-powered Anglo-American machines of his company’s own design, and its stunning good looks. And, while Shelby is the name history recalls most fondly, the man behind the Daytona Coupe’s slippery bodywork was Pete Brock, who had previously drawn up the design of the seminal Corvette Sting Ray for General Motors.
Watch Jay Leno take this Daytona for a spin in the video below.
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It’s mind-boggling. You sit there for hours, watching middle-aged guys in Hawaiian shirts and big watches bid stupid money on muscle cars on the myriad cable channels that broadcast collector-car auctions these days. Crappy models that were being swapped amongst migrant farm workers a decade ago for tens of dollars go for high five-figures now. And the good stuff is all over $100K. The great stuff? That’s in the millions: A 1967 L88 Corvette went for $3.5 million at Barrett-Jackson—before all the fees that make founder Craig Jackson wealthy. So it’s safe to say that you probably can’t afford the classic muscle car of your dreams. (What are you going to do with a $3.5 million Corvette anyway? Drive it?) READ MORE ››
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The Equus Bass770 is the American dream; a dedication to the muscle car of the 70s with all the tech of a 21st century vehicle. Whether buyers will spend $250,000 is another question?
Yahoo Motors Report: It’s easy to be dubious when an unknown car company claims it’s built a 640 hp, 21st-century muscle car from scratch out of a small plant in the suburbs of Detroit. Then, despite no evidence of reality bar a fancy video with more Hollywood effects than a James Cameron flick, goes on to announce it’s received orders overseas where buyers are willing to spend $250,000 sight unseen. I was suspicious.
The Equus Bass770 resembles the American dream; a glorious fastback muscle car evoking memories of the 1960s and ’70s, yet with all the modern luxuries and technologies today’s wealthy expects. It’s perhaps the most beautiful, evocative muscle car in decades. And yet, despite alarm bells ringing louder than Thor, the car pictured above is actually real. I’ve seen it with my own two eyes.
Better still, at the Detroit auto show, I’ve seen not one, but three Bass770s — one in red; one in white; one in blue.
Equus, based in Rochester Hills, Mich., began working on the Bass770 six years ago. Its aim was to create the ultimate dream car; one that’s undeniably unique and unequivocally American. When small builders attempt to realize their lofty ambitions, inevitably it becomes a mismatch of leftovers from various scrap yards. Equus, however, created its frame from scratch out of superformed aluminum lined with carbon-fiber inner panels. This helps the Bass770 tip the scales at just 3,640 lbs. — 480 lbs. lighter than aCamaro ZL1.
Ditching the ’60s muscle car stigma of atrocious brakes, Equus opts for carbon ceramic matrix rotors by Brembo. GM’s magnetic ride suspension comes equipped, too, promising a driving experience as smooth as Frank Sinatra. The engine, a 6.2-liter supercharged V-8 featuring 640 hp and 605 lb.-ft. of torque, is the LS9 from a Corvette ZR1, capable of dashing to 60 mph in 3.4 seconds and reaching a top speed of 200 mph, while routing said performance to the rear wheels via a six-speed, dual clutch manual transmission.
It’s a stunning work of retro-flavored modern engineering, and in the metal, it looks as beautiful as depicted in the video below. Every edge is perfectly finished; the interior is wrapped in more leather than Catwoman, and for an extra $50,000 or so, Equus will grant you a bespoke Bass770 — just in case your neighbor on Palm Islands has one too. According to Equus, opting for this allows you to select things like “unlimited” power, body enhancements and rare materials.
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Some of the greatest american muscle cars get a badass tuning session with powerful new engines, suspension and refined parts – making them far exceed anything you can get out of the factory. The ‘Need For Speed’ movie are bringing in the muscle!
Watch the behind the scenes video below and rekindle your love of american muscle…
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