Tag Archives: Muscle Cars

Next Ford Shelby Mustang GT500 teased in Detroit, coming next year

Ford made Mustang news here in Detroit with a third go at the Bullitt Mustang (a fourth if you count the original movie car as the first), but the Blue Oval teased an even meaner pony car on Monday evening of the 2018 Detroit auto show's press days. Ford didn't trot out a car, or show a teaser shot of a silhouette. Instead, a video showing the original...

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50th Anniversary 2019 Ford Mustang Bullitt cranks out 475 horsepower

Fifty years after Steve McQueen chased a 1968 Dodge Charger in a Dark Highland Green '68 Mustang to the delight of gearhead movie fans, Ford is releasing its third special edition model to commemorate that iconic movie car. That movie was "Bullitt" and the 50th anniversary Bullitt Mustang is the most powerful yet. In fact, it turns up the wick on the...

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New Bullitt Ford Mustang likely to debut at Barrett-Jackson auction

We know a new Ford Mustang Bullitt is coming. Now we have a good idea as to when it will arrive. A reader of the Mustang6G forum has discovered an auction listing for a “special new Ford Mustang” that's scheduled to go under the hammer on January 19 at Barrett-Jackson's annual auction in Scottsdale, Arizona. All proceeds from the...

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Hit Go Baby Go in your very own Eleanor Mustang for $189K

Although the days of Toby Halicki's 40-minute chase scenes seem to be long and lamentably gone, his production company has licensed the Eleanor name of the special “Gone in 60 Seconds” Mustang for recreation. No, not the 1974 version of the movie but 2000's remake starring Nicolas Cage and one very cool 1967 Ford Shelby GT500 finished in...

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HSV builds its final Holden Commodore-based super sedan

Australia's semi-official tuner to Holden, HSV, has made a name for itself over the past three decades by churning out meaty muscle cars based on successive generations of rear-wheel-drive, V-8-powered Holden Commodores. All of that has come to an end, however, as HSV on Wednesday announced the construction of its final Commodore-based model. The car...

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It’s time for a Hellcat vs. Trackhawk drag race

Hennessey Performance Engineering has put together two of the meanest muscle cars around in a good ol' fashioned drag race. In one corner is the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat Widebody. And in the other is the 2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk. Both are among the most powerful cars in production, as both are powered by a 6.2-liter supercharged V-8...

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Ford Ranger Raptor set for February 7 debut

Ford is rumored to be preparing the reveal of its new Ranger mid-size pickup truck at the 2018 North American International Auto Show in Detroit in mid-January. But the version we're most interested in is the Ranger Raptor, which Motoring reports will debut on February 7 in Bangkok, Thailand. Thailand will be one of the major production hubs for the...

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New Ford Mustang Shelby GT500’s supercharged engine possibly leaked

The lid may have just been lifted on one the most tightly kept secrets in the muscle car world: the identity of the powerplant residing under the hood of the upcoming Ford Mustang Shelby GT500. The new Mustang flagship is still in development but a photo allegedly depicting part of its engine bay has surfaced on the Mustang6G forum thanks to member Super...

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Custom 1968 Dodge Charger RTR visits Jay Leno’s Garage from Sweden

One special 1968 Dodge Charger RTR made its debut at the 2017 SEMA show this past October, but somehow, it flew under the radar and got little press attention. Now, Johan Eriksson, the car's creator, has dropped by Jay Leno's Garage—all the way from Sweden!—with the custom Charger and we can really pore over the details. Incredibly, Eriksson and...

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Dodge tapped Chrysler’s missile division for the Daytona and Plymouth Superbird

Some of the world's most interesting cars have the greatest stories behind them. The Dodge Daytona and the Plymouth Superbird are no different. At their core, they were built to shame Ford and Chevrolet in NASCAR, but Dodge was so adamant to ensure the car's success that it went through great engineering measures. Like, bringing on an individual from...

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