2021 Shelby GT500 Gets Carbon Fiber Handling Package, New Colors

The return of the Mach 1 is unquestionably the biggest news regarding the 2021 Ford Mustang lineup, but the model year switchover comes along with additional changes. An official document tucked away on Ford’s media site discovered by YouTuber Speed Phenom reveals everything that’s new for the Blue Oval’s entire 2021MY lineup, including the Shelby GT500.

Without further ado, customers will get to pick from three additional exterior colors: Grabber Yellow, Carbonized Gray, and Antimatter Blue. All three shades are also available for the Mustang GT and the base EcoBoost version of the beloved pony car. While an extension of the color palette is not exactly breaking news, the PDF document (available here) also reveals the 2021 Shelby GT500 is getting an optional Carbon Fiber Handling Package.

Not to be confused with the existing Carbon Fiber Track Pack and the Handling Pack, the new kit seems to be a mélange of the two. Here’s what Ford says it contains: 20-inch black carbon fiber wheels, adjustable strut top mounts, catch can, Gurney flap, and splitter wickers. You can’t order the 2020 Shelby GT500 with both of the aforementioned packages as one excludes the other, but it looks like the 2021 model will combine the two for a well-rounded piece of equipment.

The press release issued by Ford doesn’t talk about pricing, but we’re hoping it will bring the customer some savings over the current $18,500 Carbon Fiber Track Pack and the $1,500 Handling Pack.

2020 Ford Shelby GT500

1964 Pontiac GTO Rust Bucket Restored

If AMC ever were to create an automotive apocalypse series called The Driving Dead, here’s a worthwhile candidate for the lead: a rust bucket that used to be a 1964 Pontiac GTO abandoned for 30 years in some barn near Mason, Ohio. But thanks to a small company that specializes in classical vehicle restorations, this GM corpse and original muscle car got the full Lazarus treatment and a much happier ending than the zombies populating The Walking Dead.

According to Chris Winston, who owns CW Restorations, which was given the task of bringing the GTO back from the dead, it was the worst case of rust he had ever seen. Everything that was metal had turned to rust, right down to the frame. What wasn’t metal, especially in the interior, was damaged by wild animals that at one point or another made the GTO a temporary home.

Winston managed to restore much of the frame and body but had to rebuild the motor, brakes and suspension. The engine, a 389 cubic-inch V-8, which could generate 348 horsepower, also came with chrome valve covers. This particular car had dual belts on the alternator belts for power steering as well as an upgraded braking system.

The hardest part of the job was finding a frame that would hold the V-8. Winston also had to replace the interior and trunk flooring, brakes and suspension. Fortunately, several unique features remained intact, including the wooden steering wheel, a rarity at the time.

Since the restoration, the owner has been besieged by offers up to the six-figure level. But Winston found the massive makeover to be a labor of love. “I prefer the classic car just because they have character,” he says.

One person who would likely agree with Winston is Justin Timberlake who proudly drives a 1967 Pontiac GTO. Although Pontiac was terminated during the financial crisis of 2008, the Ohio restoration serves as one reminder of the automaker’s legacy.


1969 Mercury Cougar Eliminator

When people think of classic muscle cars, the first cars that come to their minds are usually Mustangs, Camaros, and Corvettes. Though cars like the Pontiac GTO or the AMC Javelin may ring a bell, others like the Mercury Cougar Eliminator are oftentimes unknown by the vast majority.

The Cougar Eliminator inherited a lot of the features found on Ford Mustangs. Since Mercury is a division of Ford Motor Company, that is not very surprising. What may surprise muscle car fans is the fact that the 1969 Eliminator inherited the Boss 302 4.9L V8. Producing 290hp, the Cougar Eliminator was one under-rated pony car.


Dodge Charger Super Bee

This Charger Super Bee from Schwartz Performance is incredibly nice. The biggest complaint that all original muscle cars have is that they handle like a drunken dairy cow with a bad leg.

This problem is solved entirely by the Schwartz team when they install their bespoke chassis under the car and then mounting modern suspension components to it. It’s a brilliant, albeit costly solution.


1969 Camaro

This is Valkyrja from Ring Brothers. It’s a fully rebuilt 69 Camaro with an 890 horsepower V8 under the hood. That alone is shockingly good, but just take a moment and drink in the details of this build.

The fenders, the lighting, the ducting, and aero are all brilliantly nipped and tucked here and there. It’s very tough to imagine that the 69 Camaro could get better looking than it already was, but here it is.


Super Stock 1967 Chevy Nova Vs 1971 Chevy Chevelle On Drag Strip!

There isn’t anyone out there that doesn’t like a close race, no matter what your hobby or sport is, when two immensely powerful beasts roar at the top of their lungs down the straight finishing the race in about 8 seconds, nobody would look away.

This time we bring just that to you, an impressive battle is taking place and is fought by a Nova in one lane, and a Chevelle in the lane next to it.

Both vehicles get off the line flawlessly lifting the front tires in the air as both drivers dump the clutch and the super stock 1967 Chevy Nova and the pro street 1971 Chevy Chevelle in the other lane catapult themselves down the straight both finishing in the low eights, finding out which one of them will be victorious you have to play the video because we don’t want to spoil the ending for you.

Have fun finding out.


Nastiest & Meanest Blown 2500HP 1969 CAMARO SS! This Thing Will Scare Even The Bravest MEN!

Every now and then we find some crazy modified vintage Detroit muscle, that makes us think since the first moments make whether the whole thing is real or just some prank.

One of those things that are made just for show offs, like many examples from the movies that we already know.

When you find out that all it’s real you are simply left with your mouth open from the shock, you all know the feeling right?

Today we will share with you one such example, probably the nastiest blown Chevy Camaro out there, and that we have ever encountered`.

Even though we do not have a lot of information about it, we will tell you the basics about this muscle beast.

It is a 1969 Chevy Camaro SS Twin Turbo, Supercharged nitrous breathing monster that boosts 2 500 HP, and that looks like it is about to go down to the very pits of hell and return as if it was simply a walk in the park.

Source : Youtube/ Tinman 2 Kustoms


MEET THE NEW 2020 Pontiac Trans Am !!

2020 Pontiac Trans Am. Although the 2020 Trans Am Firebird is just one of many muscle-representing cars at the New York Motor Show this year, it is amazing. Many people who were fortunate enough to see this important event in the automotive industry should recognize that the new Demod Challenger CRT Demon has many reasons to be named as the most important novelty next year, but Trans Am should be in place from the interesting news list, Also. The reason may be the presence of 1000 hp under the hood, or a new shape and design, or let it be recognized, a new small manufacturing company redesigning old popular models and making entirely new models. Whatever the reason, the new Trans Am will be one of those cars that will be observed on the streets.

Thanks to the Trans Am Depot charm, the 2020 model will happen. The company started immediately after the collapse of Pontiac when two brothers joined a graphic designer to bring old Trans-Am cars back to life and introduce new models that Pontiac can never do. After saving exclusive rights to Trans Am and collaborating with Hurst Performance, they first built the first Trans Am with the iconic Hurst badge.

For the New York Auto Show, the Trans Am warehouse is ready to provide the Pontiac Trans Am 2020, which is also the Bandit version, based on the famous show because the main character was driving. In fact, we are facing a modern representation of the legendary Special Edition version of 1977, which was considered one of the best and best Trans Am models.

The Pontiac Trans-Am 2020 will provide only 77 units, making it a limited version of the version appreciated by all fans and the best thing is that it is powered by Bert Reynolds himself. Continue reading the review and see other things stored to update this legendary car.

2020 Pontiac Trans Am Release Date And PriceThe latest version of the Pontiac Trans Am 2020 will be delivered with a date released in the second part of this year. We expect to see that in September, where it will be available for sale from that moment. And the price, well, the series price limited version is $ 115,000, which is quite suitable for the sector.


2020 Ford Mustang vs. 2020 Chevrolet Camaro: Which Is Better? (Video)

2020 Ford Mustang and Chevrolet Camaro carry over largely unchanged.
Camaro still offers a midtier V6 option, Mustang is 4- and 8-cylinder only.
Mustang GT500 joins for 2020 as a new range-topping performance option.

The Ford Mustang and Chevrolet Camaro have been battling it out head-to-head since the 1960s. While the engines and designs and features have changed over the years, one thing remains the same — these two rear-wheel drive (RWD) performance coupes are still fierce competitors.

While not much changes with either of these American muscle cars for 2020, a few small updates keep things fresh, and an all-new top-of-the-line performance version of the Mustang enters the fray and ups the ante further. Below we’ll take a look at how these two legendary muscle cars compare headed into the new model year

2020 Ford Mustang vs. 2020 Chevrolet Camaro exterior

Both the Mustang and Camaro wear retro-inspired designs that harken back to their 1960s counterparts. That said, the Camaro manages to incorporate modern styling cues while the Mustang leans more heavily toward the past. In coupe form, the Mustang has a taller greenhouse and more rounded proportions than the Camaro. Thanks to this, the Mustang also comes with considerably better outward visibility. Up front, the Mustang has a trapezoidal grille flanked on either side by upward-slanting headlights. Down the sides are two strong character lines that give the vehicle a muscular look. Around back is arguably where you’ll find the Mustang’s strongest tribute to the original 1960s design, as the rear incorporates a black bar that joins both of the taillights, which themselves include 3-part progressive turn signals. See the 2020 Ford Mustang models for sale near you

As mentioned before, the Camaro is a little more modern looking than the Mustang. A flat rear deck lid with a ducktail spoiler, prominent rear haunches and a quad rear tail lamp design all serve as retro cues, but up front, the Camaro has a large grille opening bisected by a body-colored bar surrounded by large air vents and narrow headlights. As with the Mustang, the Camaro’s headlights incorporate LEDs, but in this case they meander toward the bowtie emblem at the center of the grille. The Camaro’s greenhouse is small and low-slung, which contributes to its especially poor visibility. Overall, while the Mustang’s design is a little more conservative and derivative, the Camaro takes more risks, which has resulted in mixed opinions from purists and enthusiasts. See the 2020 Chevrolet Camaro models for sale near you

2020 Ford Mustang vs. 2020 Chevrolet Camaro interior

In most trims, the Mustang and Camaro offer room for four passengers via a very tight and cramped back seat. While it’ll work for kids in a pinch, neither car is a great option if you plan to ferry around more than one adult passenger on all but the rarest of occasions. In this vein, interior dimensions of both of these cars are similar, but the Camaro’s body lines and window shapes make for a much more claustrophobic experience than in the Mustang.

As with the exterior, the Mustang’s interior is a little more retro-inspired than that of the Camaro. A Mustang logo adorns the steering wheel, while three circular air vents sit at the top of the center stack. As was the case with Mustangs of the muscle car era of the late 1960s, chrome and brushed aluminum are found throughout the cabin of the modern-day Ford Mustang.

Where the Mustang’s interior relies on rounded, circular styling elements, the Camaro relies on triangles and trapezoids. That said, the Camaro’s center air vents are circular, just like the Mustang’s, but they’re positioned just ahead of the gear shifter and below the center infotainment screen. While muscle cars aren’t known for offering spacious interiors, the Camaro’s cabin is far more dungeon-like than that of the Mustang. While this could appeal to some, most will likely find it to be a little claustrophobic.

Both vehicles come with competent infotainment systems with Android Auto and Apple CarPlay compatibility. A 4G LTE connection is offered via a monthly subscription, which can turn your car into a Wi-Fi hot spot. Upper trim levels of the Mustang can be had with a massive 12-in digital gauge cluster that allows for loads of configurability. While it still uses an old-school mechanical gauge cluster, the Camaro still offers clear instrumentation and well-placed controls.

Also worth noting: The Mustang offers much more than the Camaro in the way of cargo space, with 13.5 cu ft. to the Camaro’s 9.1.

2020 Ford Mustang vs. 2020 Chevrolet Camaro mechanicals

New 2020-2021 Pontiac Trans Am 1000HP

A TransAm Depot genius team decided to team up with wedish design firm Zolland Design, to resurrect the Pontiac Trans Am 455 Super Duty in a 2020 1,000-horsepower missile, once again.

The crew of TransAm unlike the Bandit built off the Gen. 5 Chevrolet Camaro, Tallahassee, FL-based crew has its attention on the sixth-generation Camaro platform now, and introduced the new Super Duty Trans Am this week at the New York Auto Show.

The sixth-gen. Camaro’s new, lighter weight Alpha platform has industry watchers that believe these new Trans Am conversions will deliver an amazing performance.

As the Motor Authority reports state: “the engine is based on the 6.2-liter LT1 V-8 found in the Camaro SS but has been worked over by a NASCAR engine builder based in Charlotte, NC, believed to be Arrington Performance.

It’s been enlarged to 7.4 liters, or approximately 455 cubic inches, hence the ‘455’ in the car’s name, and has received a Magnuson TVS2300 supercharger that delivers 14 psi of boost. The engine also benefits from a cold air intake, ceramic-coated headers and a 3.0-inch exhaust.”

2020-2021 Trans Am with a supercharged 7.4L LT1 V8 that produces 1000 HP and 1,046 LB-FT. The new 2020-2021 Trans Am 455 Super Duty will be a limited production vehicle. The Trans Am will be based off of the 2020-2021 Camaro SS.

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