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Detroit Autorama kicks off with General Lee wreck [w/video]

Dubbed as “America's Greatest Hot Rod Show,” the Detroit Autorama is held during the first quarter of every year and highlights hot rods and custom cars. This event has always excited car enthusiasts from every corner of the globe and this year was no different.

The event started with an orange 1969 Dodge Charger going up a ramp placed just outside the Cobo Hall in Detroit, Michigan. A video uploaded on YouTube showed the Dodge Charger going up the ramp and then, as the saying goes, it came down with a bang. Indeed, it came down hard.

The stunt, for those who are familiar, was a reference to the high-flying adventures that Bo and Luke Duke encountered in the 1980s show “The Dukes of Hazzard.” Running for a total of seven seasons, the Dodge Charger used in the show was nicknamed as General Lee. The name is, of course, a reference to the famous general during the American Civil War and its features included a Confederate flag painted on the roof with the horn playing the first few notes of the “Dixie” song. In the show, the General was not only known for its unique horn sound but also for being involved in police chases and the long jumps.

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2017 Fireball 900 Camaro runs a quarter mile at Thunder Valley in 9 seconds

Fireball Performance Cars has been known to make the fastest sixth generation LT1 Camaros in the world. Once again it has managed to walk the talk as it hit a new record running the Thunder Valley Speedway located in Noble, Oklahoma. Fireball unleashed a customized 2017 Fireball 900 Camaro which went for 149 mph and reach a quarter of a mile in 9.006 seconds.

Clearly the question on everyone’s mind is how they managed to tweak a stock 455 hp Camaro SS into what may well be the fastest Camaro there is. The quick answer is that it was a combination of expert tuning, straight-forward modifications, and of course, skillful driving.

The company already has the Fireball 900, a Camaro SS with a 990 hp engine and paired to an automatic 8-speed transmission. This could already make a run in the mid-9s but it was obvious Fireball wanted to do more. Thus, the LT1 headers were supercharged and ported in order to enhance the flow. Though already powerful, this was not enough to set a new world record and it needed some extra modifications.

Read the entire article 2017 Fireball 900 Camaro runs a quarter mile at Thunder Valley in 9 seconds

Shelby American celebrates golden year of Super Snake with 2017 Anniversary Edition

The renowned Shelby Super Snake is now 50 years old! As we greet the Super Snake a “happy birthday” or a “happy anniversary,” Shelby itself is celebrating half a century of this ultra-high performance muscle car with a new generation car.

Just like its 1967 and 2007 predecessors, the 2017 Shelby Super Snake is based on the Ford Mustang. For the latest generation of the Shelby Super Snake, the base was the 2017 Ford Mustang GT Fastback. A number of tweaks have been made to transform the 2017 Ford Mustang GT into the 2017 Shelby Super Snake. Shelby American and Ford Performance worked hand in hand to deliver the latest generation of the Super Snake, with the cooperation of partners like Borla, Michelin and Wilwood.

At its finest form, the 2017 Ford Mustang GT – powered by an already powerful 5.0-liter Ti-VCT V8 engine – could provide 435 hp of output at 6,500 rpm and 400 lb.-ft. of torque available at 4,250 rpm. However, as powerful as it is, the Mustang GT is no match for the Shelby Super Snake. The numbers say it all. The now supercharged V8 engine in the Shelby Super Snake is rated to deliver 670 hp, or around 54 percent more power than on the Ford Mustang GT.

Read the entire article Shelby American celebrates golden year of Super Snake with 2017 Anniversary Edition

2017 Dodge Challenger GT arrives with 305 hp and AWD

If you always wanted to own a muscle car for everyday use, we think now is the right time to have one. Apart from the added AWD traction, the new Challenger GT also comes with better fuel economy. Well, that also means the 2017 Dodge Challenger GT won’t come with a V8 engine. This will probably leave those who had been wishing for an AWD Hellcat very disappointed. Or maybe not.

According to the EPA’s leaked info, Dodge’s latest model will have the 3.6-litre, V6 engine along with an 8-speed automatic gearbox. This type of engine can deliver as much as 305 hp with up to 268 lb-ft of torque. The EPA has estimated its fuel economy to be at least 18 miles per gallon for the city, 27 mpg for the highway and 21 mpg combined.

Consider the added traction as a bonus, which will be perfect for the cold weather and slippery roads this time of the year. Above all, the price for the Dodge Challenger GT starts at $34,490.

Read the entire article 2017 Dodge Challenger GT arrives with 305 hp and AWD

When we talk about muscle cars, Chrysler has always been part of the top list. The American automaker created two of the best muscle cars in history – the Dodge Charger Daytona and the Plymouth Road Runner Superbird. These two, dubbed the “Aero Cars”, were products of NASCAR’s homologation requirement wherein manufacturers are required to build “one street legal version of their race car for every two manufacturer’s dealers in the United States”. The 1970 Plymouth Road Runner Superbird, was no exception to the rule.

The Superbird is a highly-modified version of the Plymouth Road Runner, which was produced as a follow-on project on the 1969 Dodge Charger Daytona. One particular model was up for grabs at the auction block scheduled on the 1st of December. Alongside RM Auctions, this model will be part of the John Staluppi Collection. The vehicle was sold for an impressive $110,000.

This particular kind is a genuine 440 Super Commando Superbird, and is clad in its original bright Hemi Orange paint work with black vinyl interior and carpet. The car underwent restoration for its mechanical element, including the steering box, and everything has been verified to match the numbers on its engine, transmission, core support, trunk rail, title, and original fender tag.

Read the entire article Rare 1970 Plymouth Road Runner Superbird auctioned for $110,000

Fireball recently unveiled their latest racing monster at the 2016 SEMA Show in Las Vegas. As far as we can tell, this 990 hp Camaro can put the Roush Mustangs and Hellcats to shame. The creators of the Fireball Chevy surely know how to do their thing. They set the bar, win the game, break the records and guess what? They can even offer the first ever 990hp Camaro for as low as $100 per horse or $90,000. Not bad.

The Fireball 900’s racing powers come from its 990 hp at the flywheel. Obviously, the 900 on its billing does not necessarily imply its powerful output. Dubbed as the fastest track-capable and street legal Camaro, the 990 hp Fireball can also speed off more quickly than the previous Chevy muscle cars. True enough, nothing even comes close to this definitive challenger.

Earlier this year, Fireball made a record breaking 9.83 second run with its very own rendition of 6th generation Camaro SS. Talking about pushing things to the limits, the Fireball 900 boasts up to 485 more hp than the Camaro Z28 and 340 more hp than the ZL1.

Read the entire article 2017 Fireball 900 Camaro is a badass muscle car, comes with 990 hp

For the 2016 Specialty Equipment Market Association Show (2016 SEMA Show), Ford made sure to bring six Mustangs, all of which have been heavily modified.

One of these was made specifically for the 2016 SEMA -- the Pearl Candy Orange Mustang convertible. Among the many features, it has Wilwood brakes, AFE intercooler, roolver bar, Forgeline wheels, body kit, and nitrous oxide system. On the inside is an airbag suspension with the dashboard coming in orange with the entire interior having an orange contrast stitch.

Another example is the one by Speedkore Performance Group which is a modified 2017 Mustang GT fastback. MRT provided a supercharged Mustang variant equipped with the EcoBoost 2.3-liter engine while VMP Performance contributed as well with the customized version of the 6th generation Mustang. The fifth customized model is from Revology Cars which is in fact a 1966 Shelby GT350.

Read the entire article Timeless Kustoms presents 1965 Vicious Mustang with 1,000 hp at 2016 SEMA Show

There have been rumors circulating that FCA will offer an all-wheel drive version of the new Dodge Challenger. FCA has yet to officially confirm whether such a version of the Dodge Challenger will be up for grabs in the near future. But it seems it will be.

However, FCA wasn’t the one that made the confirmation. Instead, the United States Environmental Protection Agency – through its Web site – has confirmed that there will be an all-wheel drive Dodge Challenger GT for the 2017 model year. Although the EPA Web site doesn’t actually specify that the new 2017 Challenger GT is the all-wheel drive model on the main page of the listing, the specs page for the vehicle clearly states that this Dodge offering is an all-wheel drive.

Having an all-wheel drive 2017 Dodge Challenger GT listed at EPA’s Web site is the next true thing to official unveiling. The list covers all cars that will be sold to the general public. In addition, the Dodge Challenger GT all-wheel drive model is listed as one of the options for the 2017 model year, which means that there is huge chance that this version is a real thing.

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Whoever said that golf carts are boring, four-wheeled slowpokes must have lived in the past. Cars now come in all shapes and sizes so it wouldn’t be surprising for automakers to venture to designs and markets to hit the sales charts. Recently, Chevrolet has ventured into the golf market with the creation of a new Camaro golf cart.

With the advent of electric vehicles, it’s not surprising to hear that automakers are slowly turning to a (close to) zero-emissions version of their current models and Chevrolet is one of them. Before we know it, Chevy might be paving its way towards a pure electric Camaro what with rumors spreading throughout the internet of a Corvette EV. It’s not too far-fetched to expect both.

Until then, we will have to endure the long wait and make do with what is at hand. Now, Chevrolet does not manufacture any pure electric Camaros but the guys from Caddyshack Gold Carts in California might have one – well, almost. Actually, Caddyshack is offering an officially licensed Camaro-styled golf cart complete with General Motor’s stamp of approval.

Read the entire article Get your style on with this Chevrolet Camaro Fifty golf cart

The 2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 is entering the market and is more than ready to challenge even the most advanced of sports coupes. This can be in terms of straight-line acceleration, refinement, track capability, and even technology. Global Product Development executive vice president Mark Reuss shared that the Camaro ZL1 was designed to be the best at everything.

Powering the Camaro ZL1 is the supercharged 6.2-liter V8 engine that can deliver 640 hp or 477 kW. Transmitting the amazing power of the engine is the six-speed manual transmission with its active rev matching or the 10-speed automatic.

Handling capability is made possible with the use of the stiffer and lightweight structure of the sixth-generation Camaro which is combined with the electronic limited-slip differential and the Magnetic Ride suspension.

Read the entire article 2017 Chevrolet Camaro ZL1 ready to challenge sports coupes

Equipped with a more powerful engine as well as a more aggressively-tuned suspension system, Chevrolet announced the return of its Camaro 1LE performance package for 2017 which the company touts as capable of breaking previous records in track performance.

These 2017 offerings are available in two unique 1LE packages for both V6 and V8 models which are easily recognizable with their satin black hood and specific wheels to answer demands from customers. The package boasts of overall improvements in both handling and track performance as they are enhanced versions of the previous generation 1LE.

Notably, it will be the first time for the 1LE package to be available for the Camaro 1LT or 2LT coupes and they will now have the more powerful 3.6L V6 engine. The LT 1LE also features a more performance-tuned suspension, Goodyear Eagle F1 tires and Brembo brakes, which give the new model an impressive cornering grip of 0.97G as the driver is firmly but comfortably steadied by the installed Recaro seats while performing high G maneuvers.

Read the entire article 2017 Chevrolet Camaro 1LE performance package is back with more power than ever before

The first Gen-Six Chevrolet Camaro (2016 Camaro SS) has been delivered to an eager customer, courtesy of popular racecar driver Danica Patrick. Waiting for his Camaro SS at the Texas Motor Speedway was Alican “Turk” Boyacioglu, who ordered the vehicle from Huffines Chevrolet.”

Boyacioglu can’t seem to hide his delight when Patrick got out of the Camaro SS and gave him the keys. This entire turnover is part of Chevrolet’s Find New Roads Trip project. Boyacioglu, who had been tracking the build of his 2016 Camaro SS, described the experience as surreal.

He said that while coming to a race at the Texas Motor Speedway with VIP treatment was already amazing, being able to drive the very first 2016 Camaro is unbelievable. In fact, Chevrolet has commenced shipment of the first batch of Camaro production models from the General Motors’ Lansing Grand River Assembly plant.

Read the entire article Danica Patrick delivers first Gen-Six Chevrolet Camaro to lucky owner at Texas Motor Speedway

People tend to listen when Ben Collins, one of the top stunt drivers in Hollywood, talks about what car he prefers to be in when he’s doing all the turns and tricks. Collins is a famous racing driver and the former “Stig” on the BBC’s Top Gear.

In his new film “Ben Collins: Stunt Driver,” the former Stig declared the all-new Ford Mustang as the ultimate stunt car, following a 48-hour series of grueling challenges.

The Ford Mustang fastback powered by a 5.0-litre V8 engine and other high-performance road and race cars took part in the high-speed challenges, which featured aerobatic planes, helicopter gunships and military machines.

Read the entire article 2015 Ford Mustang is the ultimate stunt car, says former Stig aka Ben Collins

Chevrolet presented the new Gen Six COPO Camaro at the 2015 SEMA Show with the help of the NHRA Camaro Funny Car driver Courtney Force. They teamed up to create a unique custom appearance for the 2016 COPO Camaro SEMA show car.

The finished product will be auctioned at a Barrett-Jackson sale in 2016, the proceeds of which will be donated to the United Way Foundation. The 69 COPO Camaro race cars for 2016 will be assembled by Chevrolet, which continues the legacy that started with the fifth-generation Camaro in 2012.

The all new COPO Camaro is specifically designed for NHRA’s Stock and Super Stock Eliminator classes, similar to earlier editions. According to Jim Campbell, VP of Performance Vehicles and Motorsports at Chevrolet U.S., the new Gen Six Camaro starts the next period of an historic racing legacy.

Read the entire article Chevrolet unveils Gen Six COPO Camaro at the 2015 SEMA Show

Chevrolet has unveiled two customized MY2016 Camaro SS concepts to demonstrate the personalization possibilities for a new set of Gen Six Camaro-exclusive accessories and performance parts.

The show cars – the Camaro SS Red Accent Package concept and the Camaro SS Black Accent Package concept – feature their own packages of parts and accessories.

As its name suggests, the Red Accent Concept is a Camaro SS convertible laden with stylish red accents all over. It features a Switchblade Silver Metallic exterior accented by red accessory trim.

Read the entire article Chevrolet unveils 2016 Camaro SS Red, Black Accent concepts with new accessories, parts

The Rüffer Camaro "Troubleshooter" R750 6.8 sports an array of elements that supports its function as a high-performing desert off-roader. It’s hard to tear your eyes away from its post-Armageddon looks. However, what deserves more attention is the core of this tough Rüffer Performance Individual Manufaktur -made monster.

Serving as the heart of the Troubleshooter is the classic 6.8-litre naturally aspirated V8 engine that develops up to 750 hp of output and 670Nm of torque. Thus, even without a turbocharger or supercharger, this Offroad Desert Funcar could churn out an exhilarating off-road performance.

This should not come as a surprise, since every creation that came out from Guido Rüffer’s famed tuning shop features no less than 700 hp of output.

Read the entire article Rüffer Performance reveals 750 hp desert off-roader Chevrolet Camaro Troubleshooter

Chevrolet is introducing an array of accessories and performance parts specially made for the sixth generation Chevrolet Camaro, which will begin sales this fall. These allow owners of the MY2016 Chevy Camaro to personalize their vehicles to suit their taste and needs.

These personalization elements do not only amplify the Camaro’s interior and exterior appeal but also improve its performance. To enrich the Camaro’s already appealing looks, customers could avail of the four exterior graphics packages that are offered in multiple colors.

These graphics include “rally stripe,” front-fender “hash mark,” racing stripe designs and a body-side “spear” graphic. Likewise, customers could get any of the three aluminum wheel designs, which are available in multiple finishes. Also available are grille kits with six body-color inserts for Camaro LT and SS models.

Read the entire article Chevrolet introduces new accessories and performance parts for 6th Gen Camaro

Being able to customize one’s car is what most drivers want. Being John Hennessey sure has its benefits. He had the HPE650 package installed on his 2015 model Camaro Z/28, giving it exceptional performance and amazing aesthetics that he can truly call his own.

Of course, the HPE650 package is one that he himself has devised. One of the upgrade’s main focus areas is the performance of the 7.0-liter LS7 V8 engine that acts as the powerhouse of the Z/28 2015 model.

With a horsepower rating of 650 hp, Hennessey’s 2015 Camaro Z/28 rockets through straight roads with the speed not before seen with a Camaro Z/28, or any racing car in particular. In fact, when John Hennessey tested this muscle car to the limit, he received a call from OnStar in order to confirm that everything is ok. His answer will definitely amuse you!

Read the entire article OnStar operator gets confused after John Hennessey tests his Camaro Z/28 with 650 hp

Canadian tuner SR Auto was tasked with decking out this Dodge Challenger Hellcat to the maximum. The tuner did not disappoint, managing to turn this authentic American muscle car to something even more powerful. The styling has veered quite a bit off the usual path though.

Employing an Airrex air suspension system, SR Auto effectively lowered the car to the ground. The system used a compressor that was installed directly into the car’s trunk. From the compressor, the team installed pressure lines on all four corners of the trunk.

Exterior upgrades included a Liberty Walk body kit, and 20-inch PUR LG05 wheels for both the front and rear. The front wheels measured 20x11 inches while the rear had 20x12 inch wheels. Both come adorned with a matte black diamond face.

Read the entire article SR Auto Group draws controversy with green Dodge Challenger Hellcat

Lighter and more powerful – these words best describe the new MY2016 Chevrolet Camaro. Indeed, Chevrolet was able to come up with a Camaro that is up to 390 lbs (177 kg) lighter and more powerful than the previous model.

According to Oppenheiser, the Camaro’s modular design has made the architecture more adaptable and mass efficient.

He disclosed that as a result, Chevrolet was able to come up with 12 chassis components that would meet the structural requirements of each Camaro model, without the additional yet unnecessary mass on other models.

Read the entire article 2016 Chevrolet Camaro is now lighter yet more powerful, priced from $26,695
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