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The Tesla Mustang - The Perfect "0-60 mph in 2.2 Seconds" Mashup

The Tesla Mustang - The Perfect "0-60 mph in 2.2 Seconds" Mashup

April 28th, 2021 Chris Phillip

Nobody denies how quick the Tesla Model S with Ludicrous Plus mode is. A time-bending 2.2 seconds! But not everybody wants a whispy, wind-tunnel tuned body on their daily driver. Enter Aviar, makers of the Aviar R67, which ditches the Tesla Model S body and replaces it with a 1967 Ford Mustang. It even has the range of a Tesla Model S - 387 miles per charge. If old-school is your perspective, this...
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Happy 427 Day, Ford Fans. The Next 3 Days Are For You!

Happy 427 Day, Ford Fans. The Next 3 Days Are For You!

April 27th, 2021 Chris Phillip

Yesterday may have gotten all the news for National Hemi Day (4/26, in case you didn't know!), but, starting today, Ford takes the spotlight with three national days in a row. It all starts with National 427 day, as in the 427cid engine that ruled NHRA (Anybody remember the Thunderbolt?) and made the Cobra such a brutal force of man over nature. But that's just the start of Ford's triple National...
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100 Years is a very Long Time oh yes oh

100 Years is a very Long Time oh yes oh

April 26th, 2021 Chris Phillip

In a search for the eldest hot rod on RYNO, I chanced upon this 1919 Model T Ford C cab. Can it really be over 100 years have passed from when Ford's best-selling automobile of the prewar era was still in production? Some, including this author, recall the Munster coach from the TV show "The Munsters," which was built by George Barris from three Ford Model Ts. This Herman and Lilly-style hot rod i...
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Born on the 5th of July - Blackwing Production Kicks off the Summer of Speed

Born on the 5th of July - Blackwing Production Kicks off the Summer of Speed

April 25th, 2021 Chris Phillip

Save some room for celebrating after July 4 because Cadillac Blackwing production starts on July 5. That means CT4-V Blackwing and CT5-V Blackwing reservation holders (both launch editions are sold out!) will have their vehicles built before non-Blackwing CT4, CT4-V, CT5 and CT5-V production starts a month later (August 2021). To make the Blackwings even more desirable, Cadillac announced that the...
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Electric Ford Crossover to Pace Famous American Superspeedway

Electric Ford Crossover to Pace Famous American Superspeedway

April 23rd, 2021 Chris Phillip

The Mustang Mach-E, Ford’s dynamic all-electric SUV, will be making its NASCAR debut this weekend when it serves as pace vehicle for Sunday’s NASCAR Cup Series race at Talladega Superspeedway. This will mark the second time Ford has had an all-electric vehicle pace a NASCAR event. The first time came in 2012 when the manufacturer made NASCAR history by having its Focus electric perform all pace ca...
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What This "Palette"-able Plymouth Paint Chip Barracuda Shares with National Jelly Bean Day

What This "Palette"-able Plymouth Paint Chip Barracuda Shares with National Jelly Bean Day

April 22nd, 2021 Chris Phillip

Today is National Jelly Bean Day and there's not a better classic muscle car on the planet to help us celebrate than this 1970 Plymouth "Paint Chip" Barracuda. Back in 1970, Plymouth's dealer brochure showed a striped 1970 Cuda showing each of the factory colors available for customers to order. Although the car wasn't real, Mopar enthuasiast Tim Wellborn set out on a mission to re-create it. Acco...
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Van Diesel? Cadillac Escalade Gets Optional Duramax

Van Diesel? Cadillac Escalade Gets Optional Duramax

April 20th, 2021 Chris Phillip

Ah, the good ole' Escalade (now in its fifth generation.) The only Cadillac model with a name (until the Lyriq arrives and we can't wait!) Now the big, brawny, luxurious all-American people mover gets an optional, no-extra-cost diesel engine that trades brute horsepower for fantastic fuel economy and doesn't give up any torque in the process. Our friends at Cadillac Society report that the Duramax...
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Snortin' Nortin Nova Stars in Peterson Museum's Extreme Conditions Exhibit

Snortin' Nortin Nova Stars in Peterson Museum's Extreme Conditions Exhibit

April 19th, 2021 Chris Phillip

There's Novas and then there's, well, Novas. Meet Snortin' Nortin, a 1971 Nova that has "a long history of competition in some of the most prestigious off-road races in the world." (Source: GMAuthority.com) A fan favorite, throughout the ‘80s the Snortin’ Nortin Chevy Nova ran in the Mint 400, Parker 400, and Baja 1000, "proving the unusual off-roader’s competition worthiness and durability." Noto...
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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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