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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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Very Few Buyers Opting For Base C8 Corvettes

Very Few Buyers Opting For Base C8 Corvettes

March 29th, 2021 Chris Phillip

Chevrolet may be known for raising generations of fans on the blue Bowtie, but in a recently reported instance, it raised some eyebrows when it revealed the average transaction price of the C8 Corvette. First, some backstory. You may recall that at the C8 Corvette's official introduction two years ago, General Motors promised the base price would come in at under $60K. The joke automotive journali...
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Top Mustangs - 2003 SVT Cobra “Terminator”

Top Mustangs - 2003 SVT Cobra “Terminator”

March 26th, 2021 Chris Phillip

Cars reaching production are rarely complete fulfillments of high-performance dreams, but the 2003-04 Ford SVT Mustang Cobra “Terminator” is the exception. When Special Vehicle Team boss John Coletti abruptly cancelled the planned 2002 Mustang Cobra after a disappointing test session, he challenged his elite group to do the impossible: develop a muscular, supercharged engine mated with an independ...
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Hellcat in a Box. Open Carefully!

Hellcat in a Box. Open Carefully!

March 24th, 2021 Chris Phillip

Open the crate, hoist out the hell-kitty, drop into your hot rod and go, go, go. That's the easy, breezy insane solution that the new 807-horsepower Mopar Hellcat Redeye crate engine offers for custom builders. Now your great-grandma's Dodge Dart, your uncle's Plymouth Fury convertible, heck, even your next-door neighbor's Chrysler Cordoba with rich Corinthian leather can be upgraded to Hellcat po...
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Top Corvettes - 1996 Grand Sport

Top Corvettes - 1996 Grand Sport

March 22nd, 2021 Chris Phillip

The fourth generation (C4) Corvette was continually improved each year, enough so that by the end of the model run in 1996, it represented the pinnacle of automotive engineering at the time, offering brash style, performance, and reliability at a relative bargain price compared to upscale competitors from overseas. Chevrolet decided that a very special, limited edition Corvette was needed to comme...
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Ford Maverick Returns as a Tiny Truck

Ford Maverick Returns as a Tiny Truck

March 18th, 2021 Chris Phillip

The Ford Maverick was a compact car manufactured and marketed by Ford for model years 1970–1977 in the United States, originally as a two-door sedan employing a rear-wheel drive platform original to the 1960 Falcon. Now the Ford Maverick returns for 2022 as a gas-powered entry-level tiny truck, even smaller than the Ford Ranger, and the first unibody Ford truck in decades. The Ford Hermosillo Asse...
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Top Mustangs - 2000 SVT Cobra R

Top Mustangs - 2000 SVT Cobra R

March 17th, 2021 Chris Phillip

When Ford’s Special Vehicle Team (SVT) was in its heyday, John Coletti pushed his team to push the envelope with design and engineering. Push they did when the 2000 Cobra R was introduced with a 385-hp 5.4L DOHC modular engine—the fastest Mustang ever produced at the time. Only 300 were made, and all were Performance Red coupes with Charcoal interior with Recaro buckets, a T-56 six-speed manual tr...
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