Tag Archives: Muscle Cars

2018 Ford Mustang Cobra Jet debuts with 5.2-liter supercharged V-8

It was 50 years ago that Ford dealer and racer Bob Tasca came out with the original Mustang Cobra Jet. Now Ford has unveiled a 50th anniversary special based on the sixth-generation Mustang, and it's the fastest and most powerful Mustang drag racer ever offered by the factory. The big news is that the car is powered by a new 5.2-liter supercharged V-8. Yes...

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Ford Mustang price climbs while Chevy Camaro gets a price cut

Despite arriving in dealer showrooms just a month ago, the 2019 Ford Mustang has received a price increase. The refreshed 2019 Camaro, meanwhile, arrives with a price cut. It's not just a horsepower war as the automakers adjust their pricing strategies to capture sales and maximize profits. Ford's upward price move isn't a terribly dramatic one. According...

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All SRT products undergo 24 hours of racetrack endurance testing

Performance cars need to perform, and that means withstanding the rigors of track duty and the heat buildup it causes. We've seen that Chevrolet tests every Camaro SS and above (plus 1LE models) on a racetrack for 24 hours and that Audi Sport models do almost 5,000 miles on the Nürburgring. Now Motor Authority has learned that all SRT products are...

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Patent reveals potential US-spec Ford Ranger Raptor

New clues have emerged pointing to the possible launch of the Ford Ranger Raptor in the United States. A design patent depicting a Ranger Raptor with features unique to Rangers destined for the U.S. has surfaced on a patent registry in Australia where the mid-size pickup truck was developed. The design patent, which was discovered by the Ranger5G forum...

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Steeda comes out with Steve McQueen Edition Ford Mustang Bullitt

The folks at Steeda have come out with their own version of the 2019 Ford Mustang Bullitt that puts a little extra pep in the special muscle car built to celebrate this year's 50th anniversary of “Bullitt,” the movie in which Steve McQueen famously drove a Dark Highland Green Mustang around the streets of San Francisco. The car is called the...

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2019 Chevy Camaro SS, V-6 return worse fuel economy than 2018 models

Despite improved aerodynamics and a 10-speed automatic transmission, the 2019 Chevrolet Camaro SS returns worse fuel economy than before. Ditto for V-6 powered Camaros. The EPA posted official fuel economy estimates for Chevy's latest pony car, and they show minor drops in fuel economy, but surprising drops nonetheless considering the car's updates. For...

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2019 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye first drive review: Demon spawn

Horsepower Hill at Club Motorsports is a 14-percent grade at the scenic road course carved into the side of a mountain in Tamworth, New Hampshire. It's a heartbreak climb uphill for most cars, but it's child's play for the 2019 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Redeye. One big number makes that possible: 797. It is an easy run for this motor...

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Hennessey’s 10,000th car is an 808-horsepower Ford Mustang

The folks at Hennessey Performance Engineering based in Sealy, Texas have been building fast cars since 1991. They've now unveiled their 10,000th build: the 2019 Hennessey Heritage Edition Ford Mustang. It features Hennessey's HPE800 upgrade designed for the current Mustang GT, but this special edition, limited to just 19 units, also comes with a number of...

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Hennessey’s 1,035-HP Dodge Challenger SRT Demon sounds like it came from hell

The Dodge Challenger SRT Demon is already one hell of a car, but Hennessey Performance Engineering has (of course) gotten a hold of it and made it something more. With the company's HPE1000 package, the Demon makes a whopping 880 horsepower at the rear wheels. That equates to around 1,035 hp at the crank! We've already seen HPE take the HPE1000 Demon down...

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