Performance Vehicles

2017 ford focus rs

Ford Focus RS, Shelby GT350R Mustang Set Records in 2016 C&D Lightning Lap

The results for the 2016 Car & Driver Lightning Lap are in and both of the Ford vehicles in the field turned in solid times – with the new Shelby GT350T turning in the 2nd best time ever among American muscle cars and the quickest time ever for the LL2 class while the new Ford Focus RS set the best time ever by a 4-cylinder car in the 10 years of the Lightning Lap shootout.
2017 corvette grand sport

Corvette Grand Sport, Camaro 1LE Shine in Car & Driver Lightning Lap

The folks at Car & Driver have published the results of their 2016 Lightning Lap tests at Virginia International Raceway and among the most impressive cars on the track were the new Corvette Grand Sport and both of the new 1LE Camaros – with the V6 model nearly matching the new all-wheel drive Ford Focus RS.
Dodge Challenger GT AWD Concept

Hellcat Owners Polled on All Wheel Drive Challenger Interest

After all of the talk about the All-Wheel Drive Dodge Challenger SRT Hellcat in the past two weeks, I polled the folks on the large Hellcat Group and asked if they would have gotten an AWD Hellcat when they purchased their cars, and the results were pretty evenly split between the “yes” and “no” camps.

No, There isn't an All-Wheel Drive Hellcat Challenger Drag Package Coming

After a bunch of outlets misread or simply disregarded the information on the upcoming Dodge Challenger all-wheel drive and American Drag Racing models, it was incorrectly reported that the Challenger street legal drag racing package would have all-wheel drive, but that is incorrect – as has been clarified by the folks at Automotive News.

Family Buick Gran Sport GS Found After 20 Years

I can't believe how many times I hear people say "I wish I knew what happened to my old car." If you've ever tried to find an old car, you know it can be a challenge.

Back in the early 1980's, my Grandpa purchased a 1974 Buick Century Gran Sport (GS) from the dealership he worked at, which was Van Atta Buick in Vestal, NY. The '74 had a 455 cubic inch V8, backed by a 3 speed automatic transmission. From the stories I've heard, the car was a road rocket.

2016 Shelby Mustang GTE

New Shelby Mustang GTE Looks Awesome, but it's Expensive

The folks at Shelby American have rolled out the information on their new Ford Mustang GTE package and while I love the look of the appearance-heavy package, I don’t like the price – as for $17,999 for the components alone, the new Mustang GTE is a pricey option for someone who wants a unique pony car.
2017 Charger Hellcat new wheels

2017 Dodge Charger and Challenger Hellcat Cruising, Blasting Down the Track

In addition to offering up the bulk of the information on the 2017 Dodge Charger and 2017 Dodge Challenger in their high performance SRT Hellcat forms, FCA also posted a pair of videos showing the two 707 horsepower muscle cars tolling around the handling track at the Chelsea Proving Grounds – along with giving us the best look yet at the new 5Deep Hellcat wheels.
Shelby GT350R Mustangs

Ford Mustang Pounds Chevrolet Camaro, Dodge Challenger in a Slow August 2016

The sales numbers are in for August 2016 and even though muscle car sales slumped a bit last month, the Ford Mustang continued its remarkable 22 month streak of leading the monthly sales race – beating both the Chevrolet Camaro and the Dodge Challenger by sizeable amounts once again.

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