Tag Archives: Muscle Cars

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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2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon recalled because cruise control can stay on

More often than not, the Dodge Challenger SRT Demon steals headlines due to its incredible performance and otherworldly specifications. This time, it's in the news because of a recall. Owners of the 2018 Dodge Challenger SRT Demon will soon see notifications in their mailboxes as Fiat-Chrysler Automobiles plans to recall certain Demons due to a cruise...

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Buick led a short-lived muscle car renaissance in the ’70s and ’80s

The heyday of the Detroit muscle car era certainly was fun while it lasted. But with high insurance premiums, government safety and emission regulations, and the first of the petroleum shortages cut the party short. Instead of muscle cars, we were left with the likes of Chevrolet Corvettes with only 165 horsepower, feeble Fords (think Mustang II) and...

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Georgia sheriff in hot water after buying Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat

A county sheriff in Georgia is in hot water after using nearly $70,000 in asset forfeiture funds to purchase a Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat. Gwinnett county sheriff Butch Conway took delivery of the 707-horsepower sedan and uses the car for transportation to and from work, as well as for field operations and as an undercover police vehicle. The Atlanta...

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Hellcat-powered Jeep Grand Wagoneer Trackhawk listed in supplier document

Jeep is readying a new Wagoneer and more upscale Grand Wagoneer for launch early next decade, and a leaked document from a supplier hints that at least one of the full-size SUVs will offer a Trackhawk option complete with a Hellcat 6.2-liter supercharged V-8. Road & Track has managed to get its hands on a document from ZF, a German transmission...

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The story of the other long-lost "Bullitt" Mustang

Earlier this year, Ford brought the original 1968 Mustang from Steve McQueen's "Bullitt" film to debut alongside the 2019 Mustang Bullitt. But, fans of the film know two Highland Green Mustangs were used during filming: one "hero" car for McQueen and a stunt car. What became of the stunt car? It's alive and kicking. Auto Classics reported on Sunday that the...

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2019 Dodge Charger SRT Hellcat spawns NHRA Funny Car

The recently updated 2019 Dodge Charger muscle sedan has just spawned a high-horsepower National Hot Rod Association Funny Car. It makes its competition debut this weekend at the Dodge Mile-High NHRA Nationals Powered by Mopar, which runs July 20-22 at Bandimere Speedway near Denver, Colorado. It replaces Dodge's previous Funny Car based on the Charger R/T...

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Charger, Mustang are America’s most-searched muscle cars

The Dodge Charger and Ford Mustang tied in a state-by-state comparison of the number of searches for muscle cars from the past year, data from ClassicCars.com showed. “Nothing truly personifies American car collector's pride, passion and freedom like a muscle car,” said Roger Falcione, president and chief executive of ClassicCars.com...

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