Category Archives: performance

Woodward Dream Cruise – Camaros Run before the Rain

Notably absent was Ford – whose Mustang on sale more than one year ahead of the Camaro – who established and defined the pony car category. Continue reading

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Alfa Romeo 2017 Giulia at 2016 Monterey Car Week

During one of the most notable auto events in North America, the 2016 Monterey Car Week will see Alfa Romeo showcase its all-new 2017 Giulia sport sedans, with ride-and-drives of the 4C Spider around the Monterey Peninsula. Continue reading

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First Look – 2017 Ford GT ’66 Heritage

The 2017 Ford GT will be available in a limited-edition Heritage theme honoring the GT40 Mark II driven to victory by Bruce McLaren and Chris Amon at Le Mans in 1966 – part of a1-2-3 Ford GT sweep in the top class at Ferrari’s expense. Continue reading

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Viper Gets Snake Bit. Dies after 2017

The retro rod that Bob Lutz blatantly and unashamedly modeled after the Shelby Cobra, debuted in 1992. Continue reading

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Street-Legal Challenger SRT Hellcat – 707 Hp Cop Magnet

The 707 horsepower Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat, likely the most powerful domestic production engine ever built, goes from zero-to-60 mph in three seconds.

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24 Hours of Le Mans in 2030 – Intriguingly Unpredictable

“Maybe the significant changes will be in the level of autonomous or remote control of the cars?” said Ben Bowlby, the owner of Bowlby Racing, who was part of the panel. We need to work out what the objective of racing in 2030 is and what the rules will be. Only then we can determine what the race car will look like.” Continue reading

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World Debut of 2017 Nissan GT-R in New York

The new 2017 Nissan GT-R will be updated when it appears in dealer showrooms this summer – arguably the most extensive changes since the launch of the supercar in 2007. Continue reading

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Job One for Shelby GT350R at Flat Rock

In 1965, Ford and Carroll Shelby developed a road-racing version of the popular Ford Mustang – the Shelby GT350 Competition model. Continue reading

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Woodward Dream Cruiser started out as a Nightmare

Jerry Haskell is typical of the owners of classic cars that show up every year for the Woodward Dream cruise as an estimated one million of those similarly inclined watch the parade. Continue reading

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Driving the 2015 Dodge Charger Hellcat

A 707 horsepower car that can be driven around like any other car. Consider that any ’60s or ’70s-era muscle car that could run a sub-12-second quarter-mile was not street-drivable. Continue reading

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Dodge Challenger Drag Pak – Too Much Might be Enough

Just bring money, lots – and lots of driving expertise, as the cars are eight-second quarter mile wild beasts, giving another meaning to Challenger. Continue reading

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Chevrolet Corvette Wins GTE Pro at Le Mans

A Chevrolet Corvette C7.R takes first at Circuit de la Sarthe winning the GTE Pro class at the 24 Hours of Le Mans in France, the eighth Corvette victory Continue reading

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Ford GT to Run in GTE Pro Next Year at Le Mans

Both the production car and racecar will appear in 2016 to mark the 50th anniversary of Ford GT racecars placing 1-2-3 at the 1966 24 Hours of Le Mans. That year Ford beat Ferrari in the far faster and more expensive unlimited class. Ford went on to repeat its victory at Le Mans in 1967, 1968 and 1969 when the Europeans changed the rules to effectively ban the cars. Continue reading

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Ford V8 in Shelby GT350 Exceeds 100 Horsepower per Liter

Unknown at this time is whether the notorious weaknesses of a flat plane engine – vibration and an odd exhaust sound – are acceptable to drivers in a street rod as opposed to a racing engine where they are common. Continue reading

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Shelby to Charge $2500 for Track Test Drives

Shelby American announced today a Try Before You Buy program that allows Shelby enthusiasts – for $2,500 – to have track time behind the wheel of the current lineup of Shelby vehicles. Continue reading

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