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Mid Engine Corvette Outsells Porsche 911 ... and Every Other Sports Car in the Segment

Mid Engine Corvette Outsells Porsche 911 ... and Every Other Sports Car in the Segment

April 16th, 2021 Chris Phillip

Congratulations, Corvette. For the first quarter 2021, America's favorite sports car outsold every other new sports car available in the United States. That means Corvette outsold: • Porsche 911 • Porsche 718 • Mercedes AMG GT • Mercedes SL-Class • Audi R8 • Nissan GT-R • Acura NSX The segment is still highly niche, with Corvette production amounting to 6,611 units, which is 51% of the entire segm...
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Top Corvettes - 2019 ZR1

Top Corvettes - 2019 ZR1

April 16th, 2021 Chris Phillip

On March 5, 2018 production of the 2019 C7 ZR1 began at the Bowling Green Assembly Plant. This is the fourth time this option code has become available in the Corvette lineup. The first ZR1 was offered from 1970 to 1972 and 53 were sold. It was built for racing and was unavailable with any comfort options. The next ZR-1 was produced from 1990-1995 and it was powered by a 375-405 HP LT-5 dual overh...
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Goodyear Eagle #1 NASCAR Tires Available for your Performance Street Car

Goodyear Eagle #1 NASCAR Tires Available for your Performance Street Car

April 13th, 2021 Chris Phillip

Thanks to the good folks at Kelsey Tire, exact reproductions of the Goodyear Eagle #1 NASCAR street tire are now available for your late-model Chevy Monte Carlo SS and other popular fitments. The eye catching appeal of this unique yellow lettered EAGLE #1 is not only a return to the “way it was.” You will be bringing your Monte Carlo, Grand Prix, Trans Am, Camaro, and more back to what it could ha...
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Top Mustangs - 2016 Shelby GT350

Top Mustangs - 2016 Shelby GT350

April 12th, 2021 Chris Phillip

With the launch of the 2015 Mustang chassis (engineering code S550), many enthusiasts considered what might be the Mustang brand’s halo vehicle. Previous model years saw the GT500 reach 662 hp with an all-aluminum 5.8L DOHC supercharged modular engine. However, the new S550 platform’s overall nose height and tightening emissions standards meant the 5.8L supercharged power plant would see its demis...
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Flashback to the Eighties - The Designer Series El Camino SS

Flashback to the Eighties - The Designer Series El Camino SS

April 11th, 2021 Chris Phillip

From 1983-1987, Choo Choo Customs, in cooperation with GM, built the final generation of the El Camino SS. A true rarity 35 years later, the El Camino SS borrowed heavily from the '80s Monte Carlo SS aero package that saw use in NASCAR racing. So it is a big hurrah to announce our first sighting of a final El Camino SS on RYNO. This example from 1985 is touted for its patina, solid body and origin...
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Top Corvettes - 2016 Z06 Convertible

Top Corvettes - 2016 Z06 Convertible

April 7th, 2021 Chris Phillip

Chevrolet introduced the all-new C7 Corvette for the 2014 model year, which included the return of the Stingray name. After several generations of Corvettes aimed at Baby Boomers and their progeny, it was clear that the C7 Stingray was the first Corvette designed to inspire a new generation of fans. The influence of the C3 was still there, but the C7 Stingray had a bit of revolutionary. Like the T...
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10th Times a Charm - The Indy 2021 Festival Car Is ... The Camaro!

10th Times a Charm - The Indy 2021 Festival Car Is ... The Camaro!

April 6th, 2021 Chris Phillip

What do the the following years have in common? 1967 • 1969 • 1982 • 1993 • 2009 • 2010 • 2011 • 2014 • 2017 In each of these years, a Chevrolet Camaro was the festival car for Indianapolis' largest spring -fling, the Indianapolis 500. Now, for 2021, some special Camaros will be seen in and around the Indianapolis Motor Speedway complex. According to GMAuthority.com: "This year’s Indy 500 festival...
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Top Mustangs - 2013 Shelby GT500

Top Mustangs - 2013 Shelby GT500

April 5th, 2021 Chris Phillip

From the outside, the Ford SVT 2013 Shelby GT500 didn’t look much different from the previous year’s model. Oh, there were minor external updates like a revised grille, new wheels, and quad exhaust tips, just enough to separate the new from the old. However, the big news was under the hood where SVT engineers finally unleashed the true potential of Ford’s four-valve modular engine. The power numbe...
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Shelby Introduces Limited Edition "Bundle of Snakes" Mustang Trio

Shelby Introduces Limited Edition "Bundle of Snakes" Mustang Trio

April 1st, 2021 Chris Phillip

To celebrate Carroll Shelby's 98th birthday, Shelby American announces the availability of three new Mustang limited editions and only 98 of each model are scheduled for production. Shelby GT, Shelby GT500SE and Shelby Super Snake are the names of the three new limited editions. “The 2021 model year represents a significant new chapter at Shelby American,” said Gary Patterson, president of Shelby...
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Top Corvettes - 2010 ZR1

Top Corvettes - 2010 ZR1

March 30th, 2021 Chris Phillip

The 2010 Corvette ZR1 was not only a return to the “King of the Hill” nomenclature namesake of the 1990s, but it took the C6 Corvette to new levels of performance, power levels and price, never before see in Chevrolet’s sports car. Featuring a blend of carbon fiber and fiberglass body panels, and even a transparent hood insert, the C6 ZR1 is the thing of legends and is one of the most collectible...
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